logo PriMedThe PriMed, International Festival of Mediterranean Documentary film  and reportage is an international competition that takes place every year. It is designed for audiovisual productions in the specific area of documentary films, courrent affair  and investigations films dealing with issues of cultural  Mediterranean area from the Atlantic coast to the shores of the Black Sea.

The PriMed aims to promote and reward programs whose quality and creativity, both in content and in art forms, are remarcable. This event is open to all television organizations (public or private), production structures (public, private or associations), writers, directors, journalists and documentary filmmakers who, through their works and their programs, want to participate to a better understanding of the Mediterranean history, cultures and traditions.

The PriMed is finalized to promote mutual knowledge and professional exchanges. This Price is also an opportunity for an annual meeting between audiovisual professionals and it contributes to develop dialogue and cooperation between all countries of the Mediterranean

The PriMed is open to all film makers, television and production companies who, through their programmes or films, are part of the process of cultural exchange between countries of the Mediterranean basin in its widest sense, from the Atlantic to the Black Sea.
The 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 registration form.
Registration for the PriMed is free.


Grand Prix “Mediterranean Challenges”: this award is given to the best film (documentary or current affairs film) 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” : this award 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 Film” : this award recognizes the talent of a film maker 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” : this award 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” : this award is for a documentary or a currents affairs film – lasting less than 30 minutes – whose subject is about Mediterranean area.

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. The same film cannot win more than two awards (except for the broadcasting award).


Created in 1994, the PriMed traveled in the Mediterranean Sea. Formerly called  “International Award for Mediterranean Documentary and Reportages”, PriMed has been held in Monte Carlo in 1994 and 1995. From 1996 until 2009, the preselection phase was placed in Marseille at the headquarters of the CMCA and the final phase of the event took …

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For each edition of PriMed two international juries are composed by professionals of televisions and film directors, producers, broadcasters from the Mediterranean.* The jury of PriMed 2019 Benjamin STORA PRÉSIDENT DU JURY Historian, university professor, specialist in contemporary Maghreb Benjamin Stora teaches the history of the contemporary Maghreb, the wars of decolonization, and the history …


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RULES & REGULATIONS PriMed 2018 22nd edition Registration 1. The 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 …

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CONTACT US ! For any questions about the organisation of PriMed (registrations, screenings, reservations, sponsoring, meetings) :   CMCA 30 Bd Georges Clemenceau 13004 Marseille – France Tél : 33.(0) Webmaster      


Created in 1994, the International Festival of Mediterranean Documentary & Reportage, called now PriMed, helps give a better visibility to films dealing with the societies, history, heritage, and art in Mediterranean countries. The Festival also helps these films to get better distribution across the region. The PriMed is co-organised by CMCA (Mediterranean Centre for Audiovisual …