Young filmmakers: grab your cameras and shoot the Mediterranean cultural heritage

As part of the video competition "Mediterranean sights", the ARCHEOMEDSITES project invites young filmmakers to submit short movies focusing on the enhancement of archeological sites* located in Italy, Lebanon and Tunisia.

The videos will be assessed according to their overall artistic quality and consistence with the objectives of the contest (as described in the guidelines available below). The best movie and its maker will be presented during an international conference to take place in Paris on November 8 as part of the 20th "Salon International du Patrimoine Culturel", one of the largest fair of its kind in Europe. In addition, the awarded video will benefit from wide visibility provided for by the 11 organizations involved in ARCHEOMEDSITES project.

Applications for "Mediterranean sights" video contest can be submitted until October, 6th 2014. Relevant information are available in the competition guidelines competition guidelines. Any question and request of clarification should be sent to

* Eligible sites
Italy: Monte Sirai and Tuvixeddu (Sardinia), Paestum and Velia (Campania)
Lebanon: Tyre and Al Bass
Tunisia: Kerkouane and Carthage


Over a period of two years, ARCHEOMEDSITES will seek to develop the strategic planning capacities of central and local institutions in the management of selected archaeological and historical sites located in Italy, Lebanon and Tunisia, through the exchange of know-how and good practices. Among the expected results are the implementation of governance and maintenance plans for archaeological sites and the stronger management skills for relevant staff. In the long term, tourist flows in the target sites should be increased by 10%. This initiative - worth € 1.9 million (90% Programme’s contribution) - gathers 11 public and private actors of the cultural sector, and is coordinated by the Italian Ministry for cultural heritage and tourism.