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Cinemed awards to best films from Mediteranean countries

Cinemed wrapped a 10 days extravagnza dedicated to films from the Mediterranée. Definitely the biggest event in that genre. The 30th edition brought panache and awards.
The feature films Jury included Danielle Arbid (director, Lebanon), Florence Colombani (director, writer, France), Philippe Faucon (director, France), Dominique Fernandez (writer, member of the Académie française, France), Henry-Jean Servat (journalist, writer, France)

Feature films Awards:
Golden Antigone (City and District of Montpellier) to The Tour, by Goran Markovic

The Tour, by Goran Markovic (Serbia/Bosnia and Herzegovina)
€15,000 awarded by the City and the District of Montpellier
€30,000 in advertising awarded by CINECINEMA for the release of the film
€2,500 in technical services awarded to the distributor by Titra Film

Special mentions to:
Le Chant des mariées, by Karin Albou (France/Tunisia)
and
Exchange, by Nicolae Margineanu (Romania)

Critics' Award (Crédit Coopératif)
Jury : Barbara Lorey de Lacharrière (journalist, member of the FIPRESCI jury, France), Angel Comas (Dirigo por, Spain), Salah Hashem (Cinemaisis, Egypt), Alain Masson (Positif, France), Alex Masson (Radio Nova, France), Richard Pevny (L’Indépendant, France), Umberto Rossi (Cineforum,Italy), Milan Vlajcic (Blic, Serbia)
Pranzo di ferragosto, by Gianni Di Gregorio (Italy)
€2,000 awarded to the director by Crédit Coopératif

• Filmgoers' Award (Midi Libre)
A Fiance for Yasmina, by Irene Cardona (Spain/Morocco)
€4,000 awarded to the director by Midi Libre

• JAM award for best music (CMCAS)
Jury : Geneviève Davasse (violonist, orchestre national de Montpellier LR), Gérard Pansanel (musician, composer), Jean-François Fontana (president pf JAM), Jean Peiffer (director of JAM)
to Mazlum Cimen for the music of
Dot, by Dervis Zaim (Turkey)
€1,200 awarded by JAM

• Nova Award
The Tour, by Goran Markovic (Serbia/Bosnia and Herzegovina)
€4,800 in advertising awarded by Radio Nova for the release of the film

• Technical Support Award (Eclair Laboratories)
Le Chant des mariées, by Karin Albou (France/Tunisia)
€4,500 in technical services awarded to the director by Eclair Laboratories

• Young People's Award (CMCAS Languedoc)
Kino Lika, by Dalibor Matanic (Croatia/Bosnia and Herzegovina)
€2,000 awarded to the director by CMCAS Languedoc



Short films

• Grand Prix for Short Films (City and District of Montpellier)
Jury : Fejria Deliba (actresse and director, France), Juliette Sol (producer, France), Philippe Germain (Director of the Agence du court métrage, France), Gjergj Xhuvani (director, Albania)
Wolfly, by Matevz Luzar (Slovenia)
€4,000 awarded to the director by the City and the District of Montpellier

Special mentions to:
Stairs, by Ilir Harxhi (Albania)
and
Houria, by Mohamed Yargui (Algeria)

Special prize of the jury:
Waltzes and Tangos from the Village of Whitewater, by Ivan Vladimirov (Bulgaria)

• Filmgoers' Award (Eclair - Kodak - Titra Film)
The One in Charge, by Sergio Barrejón (Spain)
€1,500 in laboratory services, ten 122-m reels of film negative and €500 in subtitling services

• Young audience Award (Ville de Montpellier)
Tied:
C'est dimanche !, by Samir Guesmi (France)
and
Insights, by Dana Keidar (Israel)
€1,000 awarded to each director

• Beaumarchais Association Award
C'est dimanche !, by Samir Guesmi (France)
€1,500 awarded to the director and a supplementary grant of €3,000 for the writing of a full-length feature film

• Cine Cinecourts Award (CINECINEMA)
La Route du Nord, by Carlos Chahine (Lebanon/France)
and
Roots, by Eileen Hofer (Switzerland/Turkey)
Prize: films purchased for broadcasting in the programme 'Cine Cinecourts'

• Canal+ Award Award
Madame, by Cyprien Vial (France)
Prize: film purchased for broadcasting



Documentary films

Jury : Linda Ferrer-Roca (director, France), Samuel Douhaire (journalist, France), Claude-Timon Gaignaire (director, France)

• Ulysses Award
To See if I’m Smiling, by Tamar Yarom (Israel)
€3,000 awarded to the director by the Médiathèque centrale d’Agglomération Emile-Zola Médiathèque Federico-Fellini of Montpellier

Special mention to:
The Flower Bridge, by Thomas Ciulei (Romania/Germany)

Development Grants


Jury : Présidente : Monique Carcaud-Macaire, maître de conférence en cinéma et audiovisuel, Université Paul-Valéry Montpellier ; Fabienne Aguado, responsable du Département cinéma du Moulin d’Andé ; Yasmina Nini-Faucon, productrice Istiqlal Films ; Stéphanie Roux, managing Director Insomnia world sales ; Franck Salaün (Memento films, acquisitions et direction de la distribution).

One €7,000 grant
funded by the Ministère des Affaires étrangères, Bureau de la coopération du cinéma
Moskvitch, mon amour by Aram Shahbazyan, director and Lévon Minasian, author (Armenia)

One €7,000 grant
funded by the Organisation internationale de la francophonie
Tombés du ciel by Wissam Charaf, director and Charlotte Vincent, producer
(Lebanon)

Writing in residence
offered by the Centre des écritures cinématographiques le Moulin d’Andé
Les Uraniens by Giani Gatti, director and Antonio Cecchi, producer (Italy)

One €4,000 grant
funded by the Région Languedoc-Roussillon
Fille de bonne famille by Omar Mouldouira, director (France/Morocco)

Kodak award
3000 meters of positive film for a print or 1000 meters of negative film for shooting
L’Homme sans portable by Sameh Zoabi, director and Marie Gutmann, producer (France/Israel/Palestine)

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