Two main categories will be awarded: “short films” and “school films”. The prize-giving ceremony will be held in Guadeloupe in January 2021 as part of the 12th edition of the Antilles-Guyane Professional Film Days.
The Guadeloupe Regional and International Film Festival, also called FÉMI, was to celebrate its 25th edition in 2019 but it disappeared from the calendar of cultural events in the archipelago and it is doubtful that it will be organized before the end of this year 2020. It must be said that the FÉMI already had difficulties to balance its budget during the previous editions…
With the “death” or “mute” of the FÉMI, we no longer hear about the “Marché International du Film et de la Télévision” (International Film and Television Market). This meeting of producers and distributors of cinematographic and audiovisual works, mostly from the Caribbean, was held for several days, at the same time as the former “largest Francophone film festival in the Caribbean”. The MIFCT was therefore also “buried” and the association Mission Cinéma Caraïbe took over. Its president is well-known Felly Sédécias, the creator of the FÉMI.
The new MCC has since launched the CinéVision Sud competition with two main categories to be awarded : Short Films (maximum 30 min) and School Films.
For this edition, and because of the Covid-19 pandemic, exceptionally, CinéVision Sud will accept films made in 2018, 2019, 2020 (date of completion of the film). They must be in French, or in the original version with French subtitles.
Among all the films received by the organizers will be selected to participate in the competition : 10 short fiction films ; 10 short documentary films ; 10 school films.
Concerning short fiction and documentary films, the competition is open to directors from or residing in the following territories : Guadeloupe, Martinique, Saint Martin, Saint Barthélemy, French Guiana, Cuba, Haiti, Dominican Republic for the Caribbean zone ; Reunion, Mayotte, New Caledonia and French Polynesia for the Overseas zone ; Benin, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Congo, Ivory Coast, Cameroon, Gabon, Guinea, Madagascar, Mali, Mauritania, Senegal, Chad, Togo for the French-speaking Africa zone.
For this “short films” category, registration is free and will last for four months, i.e. from July 13, 2020 to November 13, 2020. The decisions of the selection committee will be communicated by e-mail between November 30, 2020 and December 5, 2020.
Concerning “school films”, the competition is only open to schools in Guadeloupe, Martinique and French Guiana.
For this School film category, registration is also free and will take place for three months, from September 10, 2020 to December 10, 2020. The decisions of the selection committee will be communicated by e-mail between December 15 and 23, 2020.
Forms are available on the website http://www.mcinecaraibe.com/.
Juries will be composed of invited guests, film and audiovisual professionals and persons from the cultural world. Prizes (diplomas, trophies, gifts, and online presentations of excerpts of some award-winning films on the MCC website) will be awarded at the 12th edition of the Journées professionnelles du cinéma des Antilles-Guyane, which will take place in 2021, January 21 to 30.