The Board of Directors of CMCA , meeting Oct. 16 2013, announced the final dates for the 18th edition of PriMed. The International Festival for Mediterranean Documentary and Reportage will be held in Marseille in December 2014.
The deadline for entries has been extended to April 15, 2014 to ensure the participation of recently completed films.
CALL FOR FILMS – PriMed – 18th edition – Marseille 2014
Deadline for registration: 15th APRIL 2014
International Festival of Mediterranean Documentary Film and Reportage
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 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.
Nine Awards (money prizes ) are given to the films in competition:
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.
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.
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”
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).
This award is for the best reportage, the best investigation which gets to the heart of an event, past or present, within the
Mediterranean region. The lenght of the work must exceed 30 minutes.
Special Jury Award
This prize rewards a film that has not received any other prize but which the jury considers of special merit.
Young students Persons Award
This award is given by a jury of schoolboys. It rewards one of the films chosen between a selection made by CMCA.
“Mediterranean Short Doc”
This award is for a documentary or a reportage – lasting less than 30 minutes – whose subject is about Mediterranean area.
This prize rewards the web-documentary or POM (Petite Œuvre Multimédia / Little Multimedia Object) about Mediterranean subjects.
A web-documentary is a documentary production made for and available on the Web, using pictures, texts, sounds, videos, in an interactive dimension.
The POM (Petite Oeuvre Multimédia / Little Multimedia Object) is a video production which combines photographer, filmmaker, web designer, sound designer and illustrator. This is a video editing animating the images, giving them a third dimension and with a direct approach to the subject.