The UNIMED Award, collateral prize of the Venice International Film Festival, results from the collaboration between UNIMED and la Biennale of Venice – one of the most prestigious international film festivals worldwide.
The award, launched in 2017 and now at its 5th 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 5th edition of the UNIMED Award takes place during the 78th Venice International Film Festival from September 1st to 11th, 2021.
A jury of 15 international students coming from UNIMED associated universities is evaluating the competing movies and will assign 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. The Final Ceremony will take place on September 10th at the Excelsior Hotel at Lido di Venezia.
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.
Are you curious about the winner of the UNIMED Award 2021? Stay tuned!