Il Mediterraneo Video Festival is an international Documentary Film Contest.
It is organized by Medfest, a no-profit cultural association involved in promoting the cultural landscape of the Mediterranean area in its different definitions: cultural heritage, traditions, nature, environment, arts. The Festival aims to promote the cultural diversity, the peaceful coexistence among people and the intercultural dialogue, by means of the cinematographic language.
The Festival has achieved a great success over the year thanks to its engagement within the revaluation of the cultural landscape through the promotion of choice documentary films and the world-wide participation of directors, members of the intelligentsia. It is an international event aiming to spread the cinema – vérité and an occasion to help those art-house films which found it difficult to be released.
Year after year, Mediterraneo Video Festival has awarded a prize to some authors such as: Fiorenzo Serra, Claire Simon, Herz Frank, Abdellatif Ben Ammar, Norma Marcos , Anat Even , Antonietta De Lillo, Bruno Lauzi, Fernada Pivano, Matteo Garrone, Leonardo di Costanzo, Giacomo Campiotti, Paolo Benvenuti, Mimmo Calopresti, Shirin Ebadi, Silvano Agosti, Mario Martone, Gillo Pontecorvo, Giuseppe Piccioni, Renzo Rosselini, Alberto Grifi, Roberto Perpignani, Gianfranco Rosi, Giulio Scarpati, Ugo Gregoretti, Marco Baliani.
Productions realized by the contribution of Cantieri Visivi :
Terra dei segni by Antonello Carboni;
Una passione non trascurabile by Antonio Vladimir Marino;
Sandokan una storia di camorra by Sergio Spina.
The festival have been organizing for years Medcinelab laboratories addressed to schools. The activity promotes – in synergy with educational programs – exhibitions and courses on documentary filmmaking. The project purpose is to reverse the role of the student from passive user to an active part in the realization of the message and the audiovisual language that is able to read and to explore reality. The laboratories are divided into two parts, theoretical and practical, and have achieved great success over the years. The works produced during the workshop have been and will be presented during the Mediterraneo Video Festival in the educational training section.
Among the works:
La Ballata della Carusella ( Ita 2008), Liceo Scientifico Leonardo Da Vinci di Vallo della Lucania (SA), about the bioversity of the National Park of Cilento.
Residenze ( Ita 2008), Liceo Scientifico G.B. Piranesi di Capaccio (SA) about the rural world and the socio-economic aspects of agriculture in the Piana del Sele
Frammenti ( Ita 2007) Castellabate , directed by Leonardo di Costanzo
MEDFEST is a no profit cultural association, working for years in the promotion of a culture of diversity and peaceful cohesion among the peoples, involving international filmmakers, intellectuals, representatives of institutions, media and public opinion through the language of documentary filmmaking. It is member of C.I.C.T. (International Council for Film and Television) of UNESCO, aims to strengthen links between the Mediterranean environment and the “cinema of reality” that has difficulties in distribution. In addition, the Association is engaged in training activities through stages of documentary filmmaking and small productions that aim to recover the intangible culture of the regional territory
2012 Venezia – Centro Culturale Candiani “ Il paesaggio delle Identità”
2011- Agropoli (SA) – Panorama sud Cinema – 150° anniversario dell’Unità d’Italia
2002/2012 Cantieri Visivi (Agenzia del cinema del Cilento);
1998/2012 Mediterraneo Video Festival, festival internazionale del cinema documentario sul paesaggio “culturale” mediterraneo;
2007- Roma- Teatro Palladium – Dieci anni di festival in Mostra
2007- Castellabate (SA) ” Filmare Il Territorio” workshop a cura di Leonardo Di Costanzo
2007/2012 – Archivio delle Culture Mediterranee
2006- Roma- Libreria del Cinema , Rassegna Doc Italia
2006 – ( Malta Tunisia, Sicilia) – Zingara Festival Itinerante del mediterraneo ( Malta Tunisia, Sicilia)
2002 Roma – Lo sguardo delle donne
Napoli – Maschio Angioino – Viaggi fuori dai paraggi
2001 – Certosa di Padula (SA) Scuola Internazionale di Cinematografia Robert Flaherty
2000 – Salerno – Sponda Sud Festival
2000 – Rodi – Forum internazionale della cultura e della pace.
1999 Belgrado – Belgrado Film Festival – Award for the best festival.
2001 –Velia (SA) MVF – Premio CICT UNESCO
2004 – Lecce – Festival del Cinema del Reale – Award for the best festival
2009 – Agropoli (SA) MVF – European Council Award
Has collaborate with:
Forum Internazionale delle Donne , Officina Donne a Colori , Assafat, Jaima Saharawi , Associazione Giuseppe De Santis, Centro Dionysia, Lo sguardo di Handala, Apollo 11 , Fondazione Youssou N’Dour , Cineteca di Bologna, Fondazione Roberto Rossellini, Archivio del Movimento Operaio, Rai, Cineteca Nazionale, Associazione DOC IT, Fondazione Don Luigi Di Liegro. Soleterre Onlus, LegaNavale, Fondazione Antonello Branca, Film Commission Regione Campania. Centro Culturale Candiani, Fispmed. Faito Doc Festival, Italian Doc, Cinema del Reale, Religion Today, Festambiente