MEDEA is a programme created to stimulate the Euro-Mediterranean audiovisual industry. It supported the development of 86 feature and documentary films between 2000 and 2004 thanks to the financial support of Euromed Audiovisual (4 million euros). The support beneficiaries have also been professionally trained in scriptwriting, project development, financing, marketing and distribution. One can measure MEDEA’s efficiency thanks to the number of completed films: 62 films have been produced or are still in production, which represents a considerable figure compared to other development support programmes. Many films have been awarded or have been selected for prestigious festivals.
MEDEA constituted a real regional project, including all Mediterranean partners. This regional aspect gave a tangible and permanent result: MEDEA contributed to the creation of a network of Euro-Mediterranean audiovisual partners. The project beneficiaries have expressed their satisfaction regarding the opportunity of meeting partners who sometimes come from countries with totally different political point of views, and even co-producing with them. Those results prove MEDEA’s relevance regarding the aims of the Euromed Audiovisual programme.