The UNIMED Award, collateral prize of the Venice International Film Festival, results from the collaboration between UNIMED◦Mediterranean Universities Union, la Biennale of Venice – one of the most prestigious international film festivals worldwide – and UNINT ◦ University of International Studies of Rome.
The award, launched in 2017 and now at its 4th edition, was created in memory of Prof. Franco Rizzi, former Secretary General and founder of UNIMED, for his life-long commitment to the cooperation among Euro-Mediterranean universities.
This year the 4th edition of the UNIMED Award will take place during the 77th Venice International Film Festival from September 2nd to 12th, 2020.
A jury of international students coming from UNIMED associated universities evaluates the competing movies and assigns the prize to the movie that most stands for cultural diversity, integration and freedom of expression, in addition to the artistic value of the movie.
Since its foundation, UNIMED has been committed to use education as a global force and a vehicle for mutual understanding. The UNIMED Award aims to promote exchanges and discussions between people of different cultures and religious beliefs, to fight racism and discrimination, to reveal the complex causes of violence and to support meaningful and constructive debates.
You can find some information on the previous editions and the winning movies at the following links: