Submissions for PriMed 2018 are open

logo PriMedThe PriMed – International Festival of Mediterranean Documentary Film and Reportage is open to all directors, producers and distributors who, through their programmes or films, contribute to a better understanding of the countries of the Mediterranean basin in its widest sense, from the Atlantic coasts to the Black Sea.

The audiovisual works presented should be about the culture, heritage, history, societies and life of the men and women living in Mediterranean countries.

They must not contain any form of advertising or propaganda.

Each work can only be entered for one category, and the choice must be clearly indicated in the application form.

Registration for the PriMed is free.

Deadline for submissions : March 31st – 2018

▶APPLICATION FORM◀

You must complete this form in its entirety with all the requested elements (in French (priority), or in English):
– A synopsis of the film, maximum 10 lines
– A biography of the director, maximum 10 lines
A link to download the film file, French version or with subtitles in French (priority), in English or in Italian (Only accepted format: H264 / mp4, File size max: 8 GB) – Only downloadable file (Vimeo, WeTransfer, Google Drive, etc.). Films that cannot be downloaded, they will not be accepted.
– Some pictures of the film

The presented works:
– must have been produced after January 1st, 2017;
– must not have already been submitted to a previous edition of PriMed;
– in the case of a documentary series or a film with more than one episode, only one episode can be submitted;
– in the case of a co-production, the programme may only be entered into the competition by one of the producers, with prior agreement from the other partners. The name of all the co-producers must be included in the application form.

The audiovisual works presented should be about the culture, heritage, history, societies and life of the men and women living in Mediterranean countries.
They must not contain any form of advertising or propaganda.
Each work can only be entered for one category, and the choice must be clearly indicated in the application form.

Submission of a programme to compete in the PriMed – International Festival of Mediterranean Documentary Film and Reportage implies the unconditional acceptance of these rules and regulations in their entirety. >> here Rules & regulations 


Festival organization

The competition has three phases:
– January 2018 : call for films – Deadline for registering and sending films: 31st March 2018
– May / June 2018 : an international Selection Committee chooses the films which will be shown in the finals
– November / December 2018, finals of PriMed : the International Jury watches the films and decides the winners; meetings of Mediterranean Young People Jury; public screenings and meetings; awards ceremony


Awards

Grand Prix “Mediterranean Challenges”
This prize is given to the best film (documentary or reportage) on a current Mediterranean subject, lasting more than 30 minutes. It picks out productions which improve our understanding of the present situation in the Mediterranean and rewards a director’s skill at questioning events and putting them into perspective, as well as his capacity to listen to the principal characters.

“Mediterranean Memories” Award
This prize rewards the documentary lasting more than 30 minutes, which – with or without archives – most successfully places in a present-day context historical events concerning the Mediterranean, stories of men and women, whether individual or collective, or places of symbolism and memory.

“First Documentary Film” Award
This award recognizes the talent of a film director who made no more than three films. Works produced as part of a school or training can also compete. Running time must exceed 30 minutes.

“Mediterranean Art, Heritage and Cultures” Award
This prize rewards the documentary film lasting more than 30 minutes, which highlights the region’s artistic life (music, plastic arts, live theatre, visual arts), its heritage (sites, monuments, works of art, archaeology, architecture) and other instances of Mediterranean culture (folklore and traditions).

Mediterranean Young People Award
This award is given by a jury of schoolboys from Sud Provence Alpes Côte d’Azur Region and from Euro-Mediterranean countries. It rewards one of the films chosen between a selection made by CMCA.

“Mediterranean Short Doc” Award – Audience Award
This award is for a documentary or a reportage – lasting less than 30 minutes – whose subject is about Mediterranean area.

These awards are for the directors and authors of the work concerned.

Broadcasting Awards
In addition, broadcasting awards may be given by representatives of the television companies and are entirely at their discretion. They will be chosen from amongst any of the films in the final selection. The broadcast of any work thus rewarded has to be agreed individually between the broadcaster and the makers of the film.