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TRT DOCUMENTARY AWARDS - Applications for 2013 TRT Documentary Awards Started
Application Deadline: 25 January 2013
The TRT Documentary Awards has been organized to support amateur and professional documentary film-makers; to contribute to the development and prevalence of the documentary film genre; to enable audiences to view different and high quality documentary films from various countries and in the long term to form the groundwork where worldwide documentary film-makers will meet and exchange their ideas.
The TRT Documentary Awards is held in two main categories, namely national and international.
Awards for International Competition:
Best Documentary Award: 10.000 euros
Special Prize: 7.500 euros
Special Prize: 5.000 euros
ACCESS - Call for applications for film and documentary producers / deadline 30 Octobre 2012
Following the successful launch of this programme, 24 film and documentary producers from Algeria, Egypt, Jordan, Lebanon, Morocco, Occupied Territories of Palestine, Syria and Tunisia were awarded fully paid training to develop their film and documentary projects with the support of leading experts of the industry in the South Mediterranean region and Europe over a 9-month period.
Access and its partners Apimed (Spain), RSICA (Jordan) and Sud Ecriture (Tunisia) are delighted to announce the call for applications for the 2013 edition. Producers are invited to send their applications by the 20th October at the latest.
Access focuses on producing in the digital era and it is the first programme to feature projects specific development through its unique online module as well as two 5-day residential modules at the beginning and at the end of the programme. In addition, at the end of the training programme, one participant will be selected to pitch his/her film at Medimed, an international documentary film market.
TRT celebrates Balkans peace with musical tribute / September 2012
Turkish Radio Television (TRT) kicked off of a concert series in Skopje last week marking the 100-year-anniversary of the Balkan Wars. Under the theme "From Balkan Wars to Balkan Peace," the project's goal is to stress the value of peace as well as to point out the strong ties between Turkey and the rest of the Balkan countries.
After almost six months of preparation, the launch of the series brought together performers from nine Balkan countries -- united through music, love for country and peace -- on the same stage with a shared philharmonic orchestra.
The first concert included traditional music performances by singers including Macedonia's Esma Redzepova, Albania's Irma Libohova, Bosnia and Herzegovina's (BiH) Hanka Paldum, Serbia's Ksenija Mijatovic and Turkey's Suzan Kardes.
"This project aims to elaborate on the war theme in a way that contributes to a peaceful environment," Sezai Karatas, TRT broadcast co-ordinator for the project, told SETimes.
He said that Turkey is in a unique geographical and historical position to boost ties with, and among, the Balkan countries.
Imene Bahroune new President-General Menager of Tunisian Television
The government announced on August 17 the appointment of Ben Mrad Imene Bahroune to the President of the Tunisian Television, replacing Adnan Khedher.
Degree in journalism and audiovisual Manouba in Cairo, she is a professional journalist since 1993. She worked in press (TAP) and radio and then she became host of socio-political issues at Hannibal TV and especially TWT. Since January 7 she was the Director of Wataniya the tunisian national channel 2.
Ms. Bahroun conducted the appointment of new Directors of National channels 1 and 2, respectively Abdelaziz Ben Touati and Charfeddine Salem.
Anna Maria Tarantola new president of RAI
July 5th, 2012
Anna Maria Tarantola has been named President of Rai (Public Italian Television) to replace Paolo Garimberti. Aged of 67 years, graduate of economics and trade, since 2009 she was Deputy Director General of the Bank of Italy.
Luigi Gubitosi, 51, has been appointed as Director General, instead of Lorenza Lei. Former executive of WIND Telecomunicazioni and Fiat, he was in charge of the Italian branch of Bank of America since last November.
A new president for TVR
Since July 3, Claudiu Saftoiu is the new CEO of the Romanian television.
Claudiu Saftoiu is an expert in media communication and political affairs. He started his professional career in 1994 as a journalist. Since he worked in media sector and he wrote several articles for Romanian magazines.
He graduated in philology at the French-Romanian Section of the University of Bucharest in 1994. In 2001 he obtained a Master in Human Resources and Communications at the Faculty of Journalism.
A DELEGATION OF THE TUNISIA TELEVISION VISITS CMCA - June 27th 2012
From left, Francois Jacquel - director of CMCA, Imene Bahroune - director of Tunisia National Channel2, Valerie Gerbault - head of communications of CMCA and Jalel Lakhdar - Director of International Relations of Tunisia Television.
Arrived in Marseille, Adnan Khedher, President of the Tunisian Television and his team, Imene Bahroune, Director of Tunisia National Channel2, and Jalel Lakhdar, Director of International Relations, have been received at CMCA, after attending the Tv news of France3 Provence Alpes.
The meeting with the team of CMCA and its Director, Francois Jacquel, was an opportunity to deepen the cooperations between the two organizations. The Tunisian Television is a founding member of CMCA.
Adnan Khedher has particularly emphasized the interest for the training sessions organized by CMCA, and expressed the hope that a new training program in writing and documentary filmmaking will born soon.
Launched on 1 June in Zagreb by the INA (National Audiovisual Institut - France), the project aims to safeguard and develop the audiovisual heritage of seven Balkan states. (Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Kosovo, Macedonia, Montenegro, Serbia).
Conferences, seminars and trainings will form the heart of the Balkans' Memory. This project is conducted in partnership with CoPeAM (Permanent Conference of the Mediterranean Audiovisual Operators), the Croatian Audiovisual Centre and the Centre of Film Archives of Tirana (Albania).
The short term goal is to encourage politicians and donors to "implement an ambitious preservation and digitization strategy" of audiovisual and cinematographic works. INA hopes to create the establishment of a bank of images accessible to all, to grow the circulation of works and to develop an efficient networking of professionals in the region.
PRIMI, the network of professionals of Multimedia in Provence-Alpes-Cote d'Azur and Marseille Web Fest, in partnership with the CMCA, organize the second edition of Web Pitch. Deadline June 30th
- A unique opportunity to pitch your web project (web fiction, a web series or a web doc) at any stage of development. The jury will be composed by Boris Razon, director of the New Scriptures and Transmedia at France Televisions, Daniel Khamdamov (ARTE), Amel Cogard (France Televisions Education), Morgan Bouchet (Orange), Pierre Block de Friberg (France 5), Nicolas Thorin (M6), Fadilha Mehal (ACSE) and Jean-Marc Merriaux (CNDP ).
- A workshop pitch for 8 selected projects, led by Kathie Fong Yoneda.
- 5 000 euros for the best pitch. Beyond the pitch, which aims to help new coproductions around the selected projects, this call is also an opportunity to find creative and innovative projects, to bring out new talents and reveal the potential of Web Content .
All professionals of Europe and the Mediterranean are invited to send their projects.The deadline for applications is June 30
Contact & information:
Amalia Germain / firstname.lastname@example.org
Training program for writing news items from archive material was organized by CMCA and INA Mediterranée in Marseille, from 4 to 8 June 2012.
After a presentation of training by Francois JACQUEL, CMCA and Mireille MAURICE, regional delegate INA Mediterranee, the first day was devoted to discovering and understanding the industry of archives:
- Philippe GERRIER, INA Archives Department, head of safeguarding, scanning, preservation and digitization of archives;
- Marie-Christine HELIAS, INA Mediterranean Responsible for documentation and communication on access to archival footage and criticism of sources;
- Genevieve BEAUCOURT, INA, lawyer : the legal aspect of the use of archives.
The second day was dedicated to the different reports or magazines using archives. Trainees have watched and analysed excerpts from magazines of Mompontet Michel, journalist of France Televisions.
The trainees then watched the body of archives that served as a working basis for the assembly of the subject. The theme of this year was "The film shoots in Marseille."
Regis Michel, producer / director (PACIFICO Company) coordinated the work of writing interns.
The participants who came from Morocco, Algeria and Tunisia made two shorst films using only archival material.
A second session will be held in October 2012 with an introduction to filming. Journalists should choose a subject and make their films with archival images and footage shot by themselves.
April 18h - 2012 / A NEW PRESIDENT FOR CMCA
Following the departure of Jean Reveillon appointed Director of France 2, the CMCA Board, met in session on April 18th, elected Yves Rolland, new President of CMCA.
Yves Rolland since August 2010 is Secretary-General of France Televisions.
Two Vice-Presidents has been elected: Djabri Ahmed, Deputy Director of External Relations EPTV (Algeria) and Kerem Balci, Deputy Chairman of the International Relations Department of the TRT (Turkey). Maria Besse of RAI (Italy) has been elected Secretary General, and Abdelhamid Karim 2M (Morocco) Deputy Secretary General. Hubinet Jacques, President of Les Films du Soleil has been re-appointed Treasurer.
Signing of the partnership agreement between the MuCEM (Museum of Civilization in Europe and the Mediterranean) and CMCA (Mediterranean Centre for Audiovisual Communication)
Marseille April 18, Suzzarelli Bruno, director of MuCEM, and the new President of the CMCA, Yves Rolland, general secretary of France Televisions, signed a partnership agreement between the two institutions. This framework agreement is to identify same areas of collaboration between the MuCEM and CMCA. It will allow a public access to the Mediterranean audiovisual heritage. All films awarded by in PriMed festival will be made available and disseminated by the MuCEM.
This partnership also enables both institutions to co-organize events and public meetings (screenings, debates, training, delivered of PriMed.
The first initiative of this framework agreement will be The Week of the Mediterranean event at MuCEM in June 2013 when the museum opened. www.primed.tv
MOROCCO : THE THIRD EDITION OF FIDADOC WILL BE HELD IN AGADIR
ADIF DOC, the First moroccan festival, is enterely dedicated to the documentary film. This year the ADIF DOC is 3 years old. It prove that the documentary film is as a real cinematographic style, which, today, finds its place in other national events.
The ADIF DOC acquired a true international recognition, tying partnerships with the most
important world documentary film markets and festivals.
For this third edition, in the continuity of its citizen involvement, the ADIF DOC goes to the
universities with a program intented for students, and present in Agadir a photographic exhibition devoted to children of the world.
URTI Call for entries : World Television Awards 2012
AIBD, in collaboration with its partners, presents the World Television Awards 2012, that will be this year assigned to the following cathegories:
- Category Humanity for the Best Documentary on Promoting Religious Understanding and Tolerance"
- Category Science/Environment for the Best Programme on "Preserving Ozone layer and Protecting the Earth"
The Prize consists of US$ 5,000.00 cash, a trophy and a certificate presented by AIBD per Award category.
The winners will be rewarded during the Asia Media Summit held in Bangkok, Thailand from 29-30 May 2012, which will be a gathering of more than 700 top-ranking media professionals.
The deadline for the programme submission is 16 April 2012.
Criteria and Entry Form are available on AIBD website: http://www.aibd.org.my/worldtv
The World Television Awards are supported by United Nations Environment Programme OzonAction, Arab States Broadcasting Union, France 24, Radio France International, Monte-Carlo Doualiya, Radio Televisyen Malaysia (RTM) and Commonwealth Broadcasting Association.
THE PRIMED 2011
The The 16th edition of PriMed is over.
The Awards Ceremony of PriMed2011 took place in a atmosphere of great gala of audiovisual industry in the Mediterranean. The Mediterranean challenges award "France Television" has been assigned to "Women of Hamas" directed by Suha Arraf. This film shows us the role of women in the Palestinian radical movements.
The announcement of PriMed 2011 Awards closed a special day "Mediterranean Image" held at the "Palais de la Bourse" of Marseille near the Vieux Port. In the program of this special day : a great conference about "Arab Spring Broadcasting" with the participation of Mokthar Rassaa, President of Tunisian television, and other personalities of the Mediterranean Audiovisual.
A growing success for this 16th edition of PriMed! For further informations about PriMed 2011 and to discover the winners of this edition click here: www.primed.tv
SECOND SESSION OF TRAINING "WRITING NEWS ITEMS FROM THE ARCHIVE "
The second session of training "Writing news items from the Archives ", organized by the CMCA (Mediterranean Centre for Audiovisual Communication) and INA Mediterranean, has be held from 2 to 7 October 2011.
The second module provided:
- Training in the use DV Cam
- Shooting images
-Editing with archival footage.
The first session of this training took place from 23 to 27 May 2011. The participants, eight journalists coming from Morocco, Algeria, Egypt, Tunisia, Jordany and Turkey have terminated their training projetc.
Here you can watch the shorts films directed by participants.
CMCA AND E-MEDIA INSTITUT ORGANISED A TRAINING PROJET ABOUT NEW MEDIAS
CMCA and the E-Media Institute have organized a new training projet "New writing and new media" wich will be held in Aix-en-Provence from 26 to 30 September 2011.
Today and tomorrow Internet social networks play a decisive role in the media: Facebook, Twitter offer new possibilities of information, expression, participation.
For journalists, internet is an innovative and promising tools to find the best research sources for the production and distribution of content.
Training "New Scriptures and New Media" proposed by the CMCA and "e-Media Institute" provided an introduction technical and journalistic to use better these new tools both.
It aimed to train journalists in new narrative forms, in using of multimedia, in interactivity management, and in knowing legal and ethical issues specific for Internet.
This course has provided an opportunity to learn about technical writing of web documentaries and their derivatives, new communication and new styles of audiovisual production for news reporters.
THE OFFICIAL SELECTION OF PRIMED 2011
The Primed 2011 shows a considerable increase in film number (more than 300) and a constant variety of participating nations (more than 50).
The pre-selection works has been organised in June from 20-24. The jury was composed by:
Amer ABOU-DAYA – ALHIWAR TV
Nathalie ABOU ISAAC - CeReM
Jacques BAYLE – France Télévisions
Nadia BENDJILALI – www.lejmed.fr
Daniel BROUYERE - RTBF
Nicola CALIGIORE - RAI
Valérie GERBAULT - CMCA
Marie-Christine HELIAS – ina Médoterranée
François JACQUEL – General Menager of CMCA
Franco REVELLI - CMCA
Michelle STEWART – Associate Professor of Cinema Studies NewYork University
This year the selection hasn't been easy because of the high quality of the films in competition.
In the category for the "Grand Prix" the principal subjects are the status of women in contemporary Islam, the Israeli Palestinian relationships analysed with the original point of view of sustainable development, and the problems of mental diseases in Egypt.
In "Mediterranean Memories" category we found histories about colonial wars, utopias and transmission of memory from Spain, Morocco, France, Algeria and Italy. Differently "Arts and Heritage" category shows this year in a real "boom" of inscriptions and different subjects with films In particular we found in this category a lot of very interesting examples about the relationship between tradition and modernity in music and religion. In the others categories Primed offers an uncommon and original portrait of the Mediterranean sea: from “Arab spring” to Palestinian jokes, to the difficult situation of the remote mothers in Spain, to the never-completed buildings of the south of Italy, to the communities of Gypsies in contemporary Bulgaria.....
You can find here the list of selected films for the finals:
- HYMEN NATIONAL de Jamel MOKNI
- THE HUMAN TURBINE de Danny VERETE
- ZELAL de Marianne KHOURY et Moustapha HASNAOUI
- WOMEN OF HAMAS de Suha ARRAF
- 70 ANS DE SILENCE - ESPAGNE, MEMOIRES ET TRANSMISSION de Emile NAVARRO
- ABDELKRIM ET LA GUERRE DU RIF de Daniel CLING
- FRANCOIS MITTERRAND ET LA GUERRE D'ALGERIE de Frédéric BRUNNQUELL
- INSULO DE LA ROZOJ - LA LIBERTE FAIT PEUR de Stefano BISULLI et Roberto NACCARI
"Mediterranean Art, Heritage and Cultures"
- DAMASCUS ROOF AND TALES OF PARADISE de Soudade KAADAN
- FORTUNY ET LA LAMPE MERVEILLEUSE de Claudio ZULIAN
- MOUSS ET HAKIM, ORIGINES CONTROLEES de Samia CHALA
- MY SWEET CANARY de Roy SHER
- BLAGUES A PART de Vanessa ROUSSELOT
- DIARIES de May ODEH
- PARADISE HOTEL de Sophia TZAVELLA
- UNFINISHED ITALY de Benoît FELICI
- KADHAFI, NOTRE MEILLEUR ENNEMI de Antoine VITKINE
- LES IMAMS VONT A L'ECOLE de Kaouther BEN HANIA
- TUNISIE, LES NAUFRAGÉS DE LA REVOLUTION de Alexandra DENIAU, François RENAUT et Christophe KENCK
- THE LAST BREATH de Sameh MOUSSA
- WOLVES PLATE de Mona IRAQI
- LIBYE, LES FEMMES DE LA REVOLUTION de Marie-Laure BAGGIOLINI WIDMER
- MON VELO DE REVE de Serda YALIN
- MOTHERS 15 CENTS A MINUTE de Marina SERESESKY
- SAYDA de Michael ABI KHALIL
- WARSHEH de Lucile GARCON
PRIX MULTIMEDIA DE LA MEDITERRANEE
- Geopolis - Maghreb
- Il viaggio di Mohammed
- Les Amants d'Alexandrie
- Une oasis sur la colline
- Un Somalien à Paris
As soon as possible you'll find online all video extracts of the films.
Click here to visit the blog of the Festival and to see the past editions.
CMCA and INA Mediterranean organize the Training for Writing News Items from the Archives. Edition 2011.
This training takes place in two sessions: the first from 23 to 27 May 2011, and the second is scheduled for October 2011 in Marseille. Régis Michel, director and producer (Pacifico Productions) will monitor the work of writing interns.
The objectives of this training are:
- Make people aware of the audiovisual heritage in the Mediterranean area through training programmes.
- Acquire the skills necessary for choosing, then writing journalistic items from material in audiovisual archives.
- Learn how to make a short news film from archive material provided by INA and the television companies affiliated to the CMCA.
The training is for Journalists and professionals with at least 3 years’ experience, coming from television, from the networks of the CMCA. For this edition 9 participants are selected. They came from ENTV (Algeria), Tunisian Television, JRTV (Jordan), TRT (Turkey) and M2 (Morocco).
The training is in 2 modules :
Day 1 : audiovisual archives
Day 2 : writing using archive material
Days 3 to 5 : viewing available material; writing and editing a news film; viewing the completed films
Days 1 to 3 shooting a short film on a shared subject using DV Cam, incorporating the archival images from the 1st session.
Editing and viewing
At the end of the trainig the best short report will be showed on Cmca's website.
Clik here to see 2008 and 2009/2010 editions.
THE INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL OF MEDITERRANEAN DOCUMENTARY AND NEWS FILM
The 15th edition : Marseilles 2010.
Sreenings, Meetings, Projections from November 28th to December 1st.
You can find the winners of 15th edition and all daily news on our blog:
PRIXCMCA THE BLOG
Jean Reveillon, Special Adviser to the President of France Televisions and former Director of the EBU has been unanimously elected Chairman of the CMCA during the Board of Directors held October 22 at the headquarters of France Televisions. He takes over this function to Patrick de Carolis, former President of France Televisions.
Jean Reveillon was appointed a few days previously director of the CMCA by the President of France Televisions, Remy Pflimlin.
During this board Maria du Bessé, representative of RAI, was unanimously elected Secretary General of the CMCA, replacing Paolo Morawski.
Click here to find further information.
The préselection of15th edition of Mediterranean documentary and news film festival will held from 27th November to 1st December in Marseille. For further informations visit the festival's Blog at www.prixcmca.wordpress.com
- Click here to find the list of selected films.
- Clik here to watch the video of selection works