Eros and Psyche Award
The Official Competition of the Festival is dedicated exclusively to Mediterranean film. It explores the different themes and styles in the attempt of finding new talents and great authors capable of defining a common identity enriched by a variety of languages and narrative styles. The International Jury will assign the Eros and Psyche Award to the best film, as well as the Special Mention and Artistic Expression recognitions.
INTERNATIONAL DOCUMENTARY COMPETITION
Open Eyes Award
The international documentary competition proposes a series of works which give us an open-minded and lively glimpse into the current topical issues regarding Europe and the countries of the Mediterranean area. An international jury composed of well-known experts in the field will assign the Open Eyes Award.
INTERNATIONAL SHORT FILM COMPETITION
Methexis Award and Cervantes Rome Award
This competition is open to short films from European, Mediterranean and Middle-Eastern countries. The International Jury, made up of film students from Euro-Mediterranean countries and a group of detainees from one of the Italian Penitentiaries, will assign the Methexis Award dedicated to the promotion of Intercultural Dialogue in the Euro-Mediterranean area. The students will also assign the Cervantes Rome Award to the most innovative short film. The Award is offered by the Instituto Cervantes Roma.
SPECIAL HIGHLIGHTS AND SPECIAL EVENTS
TUNISIA, EGYPT and ROMANIA: GUESTS OF HONOR
Tunisia and Egypt participation is greatly appreciated considering the historical events that are altering North Africa’s social and political structure and it confirms the willing to transform 2011 edition in a free and welcoming reception’s place, spreading the message that comes from the revolt movement known as Arab Spring.
CINEMA AT PRESENT TIME: LUX AWARD – NEW EUROPE
The section dedicated to European cinema that encounters the Mediterranean changes name to underline the importance of an initiative of the European Parliament regarding the dialogue between European cultures, the Lux Award aims to the diffusion and knowledge of the variety of cultures that reside in Europe.
LE REGARD DES AUTRES - 7th edition
As the title suggests, in this section various looks that makes the French society a vivid example of multiculturalism are gathered.
ROME-ISTANBUL: CROSSING THE BRIDGE
After the realization of the Professional Meeting in Istanbul, in association with the Ministry of Economical Growth and ICE last 14th of April, in November MedFilm will host in Rome, as a tradition since 2005, a selection of recent and most representative films from Turkish cinematography.
SHORT FILMS FROM THE JAIL
The Italian Penitentiary Institutions will participate not only as members of the jury of the Short Film Competition but also as authors of short -and medium length films based on the themes explored by the Festival.
GLANCES FROM THE FUTURE
The short films made by the students appointed as members of the jury of the Methexis Award.