Founded in 1979, the Montpellier International Festival of Mediterranean Film (Festival international du cinéma méditerranéen de Montpellier) is aimed at promoting cultural knowledge of cinema from the Mediterranean basin, the Black Sea, Portugal and Armenia.
In a spirit of tolerance, the event facilitates exchanges, symposia and studies of the common features which link these film-making traditions.
The Montpellier Festival has always supported the dissemination of Mediterranean cinema to a French and European public and has set up a competition with international juries to promote award-winning fiction features and shorts.
Other prizes may be awarded.
No premiere requirement
Fiction, documentary and animated shorts (maximum running time of 30 minutes).
Fiction films (a running time of over 60 minutes).
Documentary films with a 50-minute minimum running time.