SouthMed WiA, a project co-funded by the European Union under the regional programme MedFilm, has announced the evaluation results of the proposals submitted to its 1st call.

CUMEDIAE, as part of the project Consortium, was proud to be involved in the Evaluation Committee. Of the 69 applications received within the deadline, only 21 proposals complied with the eligibility criteria.

On the basis of the evaluation, 4 projects have been selected for the award of the sub-grants:

  • Rewriting The Story About VAW: Media Students Creating Tipping Points coordinated by HarassMap, Egypt.
  • FEMMES: Paroles et Cinéma coordinated by Cinémathèque de Tanger, Morocco.
  • Breaking taboos and changing the image of women in audiovisual sector in Arab Region coordinated by Muntada – The Arab Forum for Education, Sexuality and Reproductive Health, Palestine.
  • One Woman Show coordinated by Wasabi, Tunisia.

With these four grants, SouthMed WiA has allocated the funds available for this call (340,000 €).

The four projects selected will be implemented from October 2017 to February 2019, and will aim at:

  • Supporting the understanding of media professionals about gender-sensitivity.
  • Training professionals and students on sexual rights and women’s bodily integrity in the audiovisual sector.
  • Raising awareness towards cinema made by women and encouraging women to engage in the audiovisual sectorSupporting the visibility of up-and-coming women leaders in the audiovisual sector as role models for young people.

SouthMed WiA – Towards Greater Gender Equality: Promoting the Role and Image of Women in the Southern Mediterranean Audiovisual Sector was launched on February 1st, 2017 for a thirty-month period. It is implemented by a consortium led by Interarts in Spain, and three non-governmental organizations: Culture & Media Agency Europe (CUMEDIAE) in Belgium, Permanent Conference of the Mediterranean Audiovisual Operators (COPEAM) in Italy, Screen Institute Beirut (SIB) in Lebanon and Superior School of Audiovisual and Cinema (ESAC) in Tunisia.

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