As part of the support action for young Mediterranean directors "À Première Vue" - promoted by COPEAM with ALBA, ESAC, ESAVM cinema schools and the Uninettuno University - a Prize for students’ best short-film was launched thanks to the support of TV5Monde.
An international jury has been set up:
- Elisabeth Cestor (Mucem)
- Nicolas Feodoroff (FIDMarseille)
- Naïma Yahi (Historian)
- Manuela Rima (Rai Cinema)
- Kais Zaied (Naas Network)
For this first edition, each of the three schools has selected 5 short films made during the 2020-2021 academic year, with 15 total films in competition. Among these works, the jury agreed about the winners:
- TV5MONDE Award
— THERE MUST BE SOMETHING WRONG by Karim NASR (ALBA)
- Rai Cinema Prize
— THE TOWER OF SILENCE by Mohamed AOUAD (ESAVM)
- Special Mention
— WATCHING THE VOLCANO by Abanoub YOUSSEF (ESAC)
The award ceremony took place in Cannes on May 25, during the Film Festival, at the Pavillon des Cinémas du Monde, in the presence of the partners. The winner will take part in the FIDCampus residency, training and international exchange week, organized by FIDMarseille in July 2022.
A selection of the competing works will be available to the Italian public on Rai Cinema Channel web platform, and several public screenings have been scheduled in different countries. Other partnerships are being settled to further develop this award that is destined to grow.