Shaping the future of Euromed audiovisual IIIMarch 26, 2014
Funding Scheme: 2014-03-26
Pgm2014 2020: Yes
Palestinian audiovisual and film stakeholders gathered in Ramallah as part of a series of intiatives to draft new Europan financial scheme for the Southern shore of the Mediterranean.
The EU funded Euromed Audiovisual III programme has brought together Palestinian audiovisual and film professionals in Ramallah to present recommendations for a new regional financing mechanism, a new report on the Palestinian audiovisual landscape and a workshop on film sales.
It focused on the achievements of the Euromed Audiovisual III programme in the fields of film financing and statistical data collection, with the presentation of a project for a South Mediterranean Film Development Fund. A model for a new financial mechanism aiming at supporting development and pre-production at the regional level was presented, as part of the recommendations of the Euromed Audiovisual Financing Working Group (FWG), created in 2012, where Palestinian professionals were involved.
After the financing working group’s last meeting in Brussels in December 2013, this workshop in Ramallah is the first of a series of initiatives in each country of the South Mediterranean region to spark local interest in implementing its recommendations, and test the proposed ideas. These inputs will be instrumental in shaping the future of the programme and the actions taken to guarantee its sustainability.
The event, opened by Dr. Anwar Abu Eisheh, Palestinian Minister of Culture, and by Ms Olga Baus-Gibert, Head of Social Affairs Section, at the Office of the EU Representative, was organised in collaboration with the Shashat Women’s Cinema.The EU-funded Euromed Audiovisual III programme aims to contribute to the development and strengthening of the capacity of the film sector in the ENPI South region (Algeria, Egypt, Israel, Jordan, Lebanon, Morocco, Palestine, Syria, Tunisia) and to contribute significantly to mutual understanding, intercultural dialogue and cultural diversity, in line with the “Strategy for the Development of Euro-Mediterranean Audiovisual Cooperation” approved by Euromed culture ministers in Athens in May 2008.
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