The MedFilm Festival, the longest-running film festival in the capital, return from 3 to 13 November, the first and only Italian film event dedicated to Mediterranean cinema, which for twelve days through cinema, literature, industry, will look at crucial issues of today.



The Embassy of Italy in Morocco, in collaboration with MedFilm Festival, Italian Institute of Culture of Rabat -المعهد الثقافي الإيطالي بالرباط, Fondation HIBA, ÉSAV Marrakech and Cinéma Renaissance have the honour to announce the first edition of the “MedFilm Festival in Morocco”.
The Festival will take place from 22 to 25 September at the École Supérieure des Arts Visuels in Marrakech and from 29 September to 2 October at the Cinéma Renaissance in Rabat.

The initiative will be launched on September 22 at 7.30 pm at the Ecole Supérieure des Arts Visuels in Marrakech, with the greeting of Ambassador Armando Barucco followed by the speech of the art director Ginella Vocca, who will present the programme, the director Gianfranco Pannone and the actress SwamyRotolo, in Morocco to present respectively “Lascia stare i santi” (Leave the saints alone) and “A Chiara” (For Chiara).
The project proposes a selection of eleven works among Italian, French, Egyptian and Lebanese titles with a common feature, together with the quality and success of the public makes the “sea in the middle”, the Mediterranean, a place where not only people but also ideas and cultures meet and exchange.

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We are pleased to announce the 28th edition of the MEDFILM festival, that will take place from the 3th to the 13th of November 2022. Rome’s longest-running festival and the first italian one dedicated to Mediterranean cinematography, this year MedFilm Festival will take place live in Rome and online.

Twelve days centred on the diffusion and the promotion of Mediterranean and Middle eastern cinema, but not only. To enrich a program traditionally focused in covering present instances, the 28th editon will showcase a number of professional meetings, university masterclassess, encounters with young talents and great masters of cinema, literature presentations, and conferences on today’s most burning issues.

As it has been doing already since 1995, the festival will continue to research and promote high quality works. Particularly, in the light of the events happening today in Europe, namely a bloody war full of dark omens, MEDFILM is trying to keep its course, confirming itself as a welcoming place that listens, reflects and opens up a cultural and productive dialogue between Italy and the countries of the Euro-Mediterranean area.

Submissions are open from the 7th of May until the 30th of July, 2022. Applications can be sent only through Filmfreeway platform.

The direction of MedFilm Festival will communicate the selected works before the 10th of October, and the official list will be published on the website before the 30th of October 2022


MEDFILM Festival – 28th edition


The call for the third edition of the MEDFILM WIPs dedicated to projects in post-production is about to start. After the success of the first two editions, counting more than eighty films in competition, the MedFilm Festival launches for the third consecutive year the MedFilm WIPs Call, dedicated to the Work In Progress coming from Mediterranean countries, raffling the Prize IOM/MedFilm of € 10,000 and the Stadion Video Prize, for the realisation of a DCP (€ 3,500).

The WIPS workshop is aimed at fictional feature films and creative documentaries in the post- production phase, coming from Italy, Spain, France, Monaco, Slovenia, Croatia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Montenegro, Serbia, North Macedonia, Albania, Greece, Cyprus, Malta, Turkey, Syria, Lebanon, Palestine, Egypt, Libya, Tunisia, Algeria, Morocco, Iraq and Jordan.

Six projects will be selected among the applications received. During two intense days of activity, the 4th and 5th November, an international jury of experts will meet the selected authors and producers to give their feedback on the 6 finalist projects. At the end of the work, the Jury will award the IOM/MedFilm prize (10,000 euros), and the Stadion Video Prize for the realisation of a DCP (3,500 euros).

Together with the Awards, we will organise for the six finalists some meetings with the professionals of the area who will be in Rome on the occasion of MEDMeetings, the professional platform created in 2016 by the MedFilm festival. MEDMeetings’ aim is to offer an exclusive space, dedicated to the meeting among professionals of the Euro-Mediterranean cinema and to encourage and support exchanges, collaborations and co-productions among the industrial sectors of the area.

To apply for MedFilm Works in Progress, you must complete the Application form that you can download at the link below and send it, together with the other required documents, to the email address: [email protected].

Deadline for submission of projects: 30 August 2022

The aim is to carry out the activities in Rome, hoping that the pandemic will no longer be an obstacle. Therefore, the actual operating mode (on-site, online or in hybrid form) will be communicated at a later stage.