Rules of participation at Mostra Cinema del Mediterrani 2017


Mostra de Cinema del Meditarrani was born in 1980 as a social and cultural metting point. The film contest consilidated itself as a model festival for all the Mediterranean basin up to its closing in 2011.From 2013, the festival has come back as Mostra Viva del Mediterrani including toher artistic expresions as music, literature, scene and visual arts. 2017 editcion of Mostra de Cinema del Mediterrani will take place from the 5th to the 15th of October and it will be the first one of the new era with a competitive section.

General Rules
1. All films must be produced and shooted in the mediterranean countries or in countries with strong cultural links.
a) The Mediterranean countries are: Albania, Algeria, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Croatia, Egypt, Slovenia, Spain, France, Greece, Israel, Italy, Lybia, Lebanon, Malta, Morocco, Monaco, Montenegro, Palestine, Syria, Turkey, Tunisia and Cyprus.
b) The countries with strong cultural links are: Jordan, Kurdistan territories (Iran, Irak, Syria, Turkey), Mauritania, Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic, Portugal and Romania.c)As a special case films shooted at Kurdistan territories should be at least 50% in Kurdish language.

2. All films should have been produced in 2015 or after.

3. There won’t be projection fees.

4. All films should include subtitles in English, French, Spanish or Catalan.

5. There will be the following sections:

  • Official Competitive section of Mediterranean feature films
  • Official Competitive section of Mediterranean short films
  • Special section: Open Window
  • Children section
  • Videoclip section

The organization of the festival will stablish the comitees of selection and the juries of each section.

6. Official Competitive section of Mediterranean feature films
a) The feature films should be at least 70 minutes long of any theme and genre.
b) All films must be Valencia premieres.
c)The independent jury will give to the director the main award of the festival, the Bridge of the Mediterranean, and a 4,000 € prize.
d)The Dona i Cinema festival will award a mention to he best female director.
e) The inscription free wil be 10 €

7. Official Competitive section of Mediterranean short films
a) The short films should be up to 30 minutes long of any theme, genre and technique
b) The short films section will be competitive, the award will be the Bridge of the Mediterranean and a prize of 1,000 €
c)The inscription free wil be 5 €

8. Special section: Open Window
a) Feature films of any theme and genre, premiered or not .
b) The films will be chosen from the ones not selected for the Official section but deemed relevant and from any other the festival programmers consider interesting.

9. Children Section
a) This section will include short films, either animated or live action, with a theme related to childhood.
b) The short films should be up to 30 minutes long.

10. Videoclips section
a) The mediterranean music pieces should be up to 10 minute long.

11. Succesful Submissions
a) When a submission is selected its submitter will be contacted by email and the author wil no be permited to retire it.
b) The submissions should be sent in .mov, .avi, .mpeg, .mp4, DCP or Blue Ray. Video: codec H264. Resolution up to 1920 x 1080 px; up to 30 frames per second. Adio: it is suggested codecs AAC / MPEG-2 audio / AC3 / FLAC / MP2. It shuold be joined by a dialogue list in Catalan, Spanish or English and the subtitles archive time coded.
c) Submissions will be sent through platforms like FilmFreeway (, MoviBeta ( o Click for Festivals (
Send to:
MOSTRA DE CINEMA DEL MEDITERRANI. Calle Almirante Cadarso, 28, bajo, izquierda. 46005 Valencia – Spain.
d) The festival will no pay shipping costs.
e) Submitted work could be projected as well in any special session of the festival.

12. Submitter authorises Mostra de Cinema del Mediterrani to use up to 3 minutes for promoting. As well, during the festival, the submission will be hosted in a private platform for professional uses.

13. Deadline
Only submissions before the 15th of July of 2017 will be admitted.


Mostra Viva del Mediterrani (MVM) is a Mediterranean-based cultural activity that takes place in the city of Valencia, sponsored by the MCA Foundation. We attach the bases of participation at Mostra de Cinema del Mediterrani Festival that will take place between the 5 and 15 October 2017.


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