MedFilm: Call for proposals to promote development of film industry in Southern Mediterranean
May 25, 2016
The European Commission has launched a call for proposals to support the film industry and its development in the southern Mediterranean region under the reference EuropeAid/152303/DH/ACT/Multi. The overall budget for this call is EUR 4.5 million.
The global objective of the MedFilm call for proposals is to contribute to cultural diversity and development, especially human development by promoting social issues, in particular gender equality, in the southern Mediterranean region through support to the film industry and its development as a job creating sector.
The specific objectives of this call are:
· To promote the role of women in the film industry on screen by offering alternative perceptions of women and behind the screen as professionals (e.g. directors, producers, script writers) and thus fighting stereotypes
· To promote freedom of expression by encouraging film makers from the region to tackle sensitive issues including gender equality
· To facilitate the access to market and exchanges of films throughout the Mediterranean and thus contribute to the development of the film industry as a job creating sector.