Mediterranean documentary filmakers to join at MEDIMED


Organised by Apimed, this year’s MEDIMED event will take place on 12-14 Oct. 2012 in
Sitges, Spain, and present an exclusive selection of documentary projects, and ready made programmes, aiming to enhance the professional and creative exchange between the 12 MEDA countries and the 27 EU countries, encouraging the development, promotion and distribution of European and Mediterranean audio-visual works.

This small-scale market is intended to improve on the promotion and development of new European and Mediterranean independent production of documentaries and the networking of audio-visual professionals and operators. MEDIMED has become a special-interest that which supports the promotion of Euro-Mediterranean audio-visual productions involving private and public television networks together with independent producers with the objective of European transnational co-operation.

Documentaries’ topics include arts, music, culture, and performance, human rights, anthropology, sociology, and human interest, nature, wild-life, discoveries, travel and adventure, current affairs and investigative journalism, science, knowledge, education, history among other subjects.

The Industry Conference Sessions will explore some of the issues and concerns facing the present and future of documentary and factual producers, sharing a wealth of insight and expertise while gauging the pulse of the industry. This dynamic panels and discussions will provide essential ground rules for emerging and mid-career doc-makers.

Special attention will be given to new formats of documentary production. The use of ICT technologies and mobile phones is changing some traditional ways of filming. An informative session will be dedicated to mobile content and new technologies focused on documentary proposals.

EU programs from countries with a low documentary production capacity will benefit from a new focus on them.

The VI Ahmed Attia's Award for the Dialogue of Cultures will be given to one of the documentaries entered this year in the dedicated section "MEDIMED Ready Made Projects" which shows new productions pitched in previous editions of the forum.
Courtesy of APIMED, the winner will receive a 1.000,00 Euros cash prize, awarded to the producer of the best documentary pitched at MEDIMED.