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International Mediterranean Film Festival of Montpellier

 19 --> 27 October 2018



With feet firmly set in the sand on a sunny beach, a snatch of the Mediterranean Sea visible in the distance…a cupped hand seemingly carries a tiny character in the background. 

Like a gesture, attention to others; an invitation to play…

The use of metaphor, depth of field, warm colours, sun-kissed skin, the image breathes film and the Mediterranean, the very DNA of CINEMED.

The 40thedition of CINEMED, set to be a roaring event, can also be seen as a continuum of the 2017 image. The acrobatic little boy, doing a handstand against a wall has finally grown up…but is still continuing his antics!

And the story goes on, from the beginnings in Montpellier in 1979, when a group of passionate moviegoers created an Italian Film event, which then opened its arms to the rest of the Mediterranean to become the Festival.

Proud of our past while resolutely looking to the future, we are delighted to invite you to celebrate the 40thedition of CINEMED with us, from the 19thto the 27th of October, 2018.

Many thanks to the Arab Image Foundation of Beirut for giving us access to their extraordinary photographic archive fund, and to Chirripo, for the composition and colourisation of the poster for this very special edition.


A new president and a new director for CINEMED


On Friday 19th of February, 2016, Philippe Saurel, Mayor of Montpellier and President of Montpellier Méditerranée Métropole, announced the new governance structure for Cinemed, Mediterranean Film Festival of Montpellier.


Aurélie Filippetti, former Minister of Culture, will be the new President of Cinemed.


Christophe Leparc, Managing Director of the DirectorÕs Fornight at Cannes since 2008 and Artistic Delegate for Cinemed in 2014, has been appointed Director by a recruitment jury including the French State, the LRMP Regional Council and Montpellier Mediterranée Métropole. He will take over from Jean-Franois Bourgeot.


Henri Talvat has been appointed Honorary President.



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39th Cinemed

Festival international du cinéma méditerranéen de Montpellier

20 --> 28 october 2017

78, av. du Pirée - 34000 Montpellier - France

Tel. +33 (0) 499 13 73 73