PROJECTS IN DEVELOPMENT


MEDIMED is looking for strong projects in development or production, with appeal to international broadcasters, co-producers and other funders.

A selection committee of international experts will select 30 projects that will take part in the Pitching Forum.

The Pitching Forum is a public presentation in which the director and producer have an opportunity to present/pitch their film projects to leading international commissioning editors in order to enrol them in co-production. The Pitching Forum is followed by pre-scheduled one-on-one meetings, which enable the team members to discuss the project to the financers in more detail.

Before the Pitching a Workshop led by top documentary experts Flora Gregory and John Marshall, will train participants in the art of pitching - how to deliver a successful public presentation of their project.

WHAT PROJECTS ARE SUITABLE?

  • The genre of the film can be diverse: arts and culture, current affairs, History, human interest, human rights, society & geopolitics. They can be singles or series.
  • The subject does not have to be European or Mediterranean in terms of scope. It can be a local story, yet it should relate to a human experience or universal topic, and can happen in any part of the world.
  • Projects that have completed the preliminary research with a strong topic appealing to global viewers from diverse cultural backgrounds that showcase untold stories that bring new perspectives, people, facts and ideas to the international audiences.

PARTICIPANTS MEDIMED 2020

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PROJECTS MEDIMED 2020

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FINISHED DOCUMENTARIES


MEDIMED offers an excellent opportunity to introduce and sell new films to international buyers and distributors, thus increasing acquisition and distribution possibilities for their recently produced documentaries.

We are looking for finished documentary productions of any genre produced in 2019 or 2020 in any EU member state or Southern Mediterranean country.

Jury members

Reda Benjelloun
REDA BENJELLOUN

Reda Benjelloun is the Director of news magazines and documentaries at 2M. Born in 1966, he graduated in law from the Sorbonne. He started his career as a legal consultant in Paris. In 1995, he turned to journalism and joined TV 2M (Morocco). He became a reporter, presenter and producer of news magazines. Since 2011, he is the Commisioning Editor for the slot “Des Histoires et des Hommes” on 2M, a weekly documentary broadcast on Sunday evenings in prime time.

Isona Passola
ISONA PASSOLA

Degree in Contemporary History. Producer, screenwriter and film director. She is the founder of Massa d’Or Produccions with which she has made feature films, documentaries and TV movies, including “El Mar” (1999), “Mirant al cel” (2008), “Pa negre” (2010) and “Incerta glòria” (2017). Isona directed the documentaries “Catalonia-Spain” (2009) and “L’endemà” (2014).
From 2012 to 2019 she was part of the National Council of Culture and the Arts. She has been president of the Catalan Film Academy since 2013 and president of the Association of Independent Mediterranean Producers (APIMED). She is also member of the board of directors of Barcelona Televisió, Betevé.

Mohamed Soueid
MOHAMED SOUEID

Mohamed Soueid is a Lebanese writer, director and producer. Born in Beirut 1959. He is currently the Head of Documentary department at Al Arabiya News Channel. As a director, he has directed several documentary films, including: “As Far As Yearning” (co-directed with Ghassan Salhab, 2018), “Hanging Dates Under Aleppo’s Citadel” (2013), “A Spell of Absence” (2011), “How Bitter My Sweet” (2009), “My Heart Beats Only For Her” (2008), “The Sky Is Not Always Above” (2007), “Civil War” (2002), “Nightfall” (2000), “Tango of Yearning” (1998. Winner of the Best Documentary Director Prize at Beirut International Film Festival 2000). In addition to the above mentioned titles, Mohamed Soueid wrote 3 books: “Postponed Cinema - Lebanese Films During the Civil War” (Essay, Published in Beirut 1986); “O Heart - A Film Autobiography On The Late Movie Theatres Of Old Beirut, Published in Beirut, 1996); “Cabaret Souad” (Novel, Published in Beirut, 2004).