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At its 34rd edition, this Prix can be considered the most significant cinematographic acknowledgment awarded by ICFT-UNESCO to the movie presented at the Venice International Film Festival best representing the values of peace and tolerance promoted by UNESCO.

It is dedicated to the memory of the late ICFT President Enrico Fulchignoni, a distinguished official of UNESCO where he served as Responsible for Culture for long time.

Fulchignoni was a director and a professor at the Sorbonne University.

He was a great promoter of Neorealism in cinema and of rising stars such as Michelangelo Antonioni. Tireless and intrepid launcher of initiatives, Fulchignoni established the Ouagadougou, Damascus, MIFED and Moscow Festivals, as well as the creation of the Escluela Internacional del Cine Latinoamericano in Cuba and of many other events.

It is important to remember Venezia Genti, an official section of the Venice International Film Festival in the 1980s, dedicated to young authors especially from emerging countries.

This Prix constitutes the ideal continuation of his work in this field. The winner of the Prix, who is awarded UNESCO’s “Medaglia Fellini”, will be announced at the Festival during a dedicated press conference, whereas the awarding ceremony will take place at the UNESCO Headquarters in Paris.

Fellini medal



  • 1989  Un Petit Monastere en Toscane by Otar Ioselani

  • 1990  Couvre-Feu by Rachid Masarawi

  • 1991  Le cri du coeur by Idrissi Ouédraogo

  • 1992  Aguilas non cazan moscas by Sergio Cabrera

  • 1993  Kardiogramma by Darzhan Omirbaev

  • 1994  Small Wonders by Allen Miller

  • 1995  Kolonel Bunker by Kujtim Cashku

  • 1996  Strana storia by banda sonora by Francesca Archibugi

  • 1997  Civilisées by Randa Chahal Sabbag

  • 1998  Tsion, Auto-emancipatie by Amos Gitai

  • 1999  Roozi Key zan shodam by Marziyet Meshkini

  • 2000  Porto da minha infancia by Manuel de Oliveira

  • 2001  11 September by Autori Vari

  • 2002  Kamur (Fango) by Dervish Zaim

  • 2003  Land of Plenty by Wim Wenders

  • 2004  La passione by Giosuè l’ebreo by Pietro Scimeca

  • 2005  La Dignidad de los nadies by Fernando Solanas

  • 2006  Daratt by Mahamat-Saleh Haroun

  • 2007  Corti del cinema marocchino by Autori Vari

  • 2008  Birdwatchers by Marco Bechis

  • 2009  The Traveller by Ahmed Maher

  • 2010  Miral by Julian Schnabel

  • 2011  Tahrir 2011 by Various Authors

  • 2012  L’intervalllo by Leonardo di Costanzo

  • 2013  At Berkleley by Frederick Wiseman

  • 2014  Inocente by Dave Lee

  • 2015  Beasts of no nation by Cary Fukunaga

  • 2016  Hotel Salvation by Shubhashish Bhutiani

  • 2017  Human Flow by Ai Weiwei

  • 2018  El Pepe, Una Vida Suprema by Emir Kusturica

  • 2019  45 seconds of laughter by Tim Robbins

  • 2020  Horshid by M. Majid and Scherza con I fanti by G.Pannone

  • 2021 AMIRA by Mohamed Diab

  • 2022 Nuclear by Oliver Stone





Hotel Excelsior, Lido di Venezia

9 September 2022, 14.00 CEST

Spazio Regione del Veneto - Film Commission

79th Venice International Film Festival


Institutional Greetings 

Ernesto Ottone R., Assistant Director-General Culture Sector, UNESCO

Fabrizio Spada, International Relations Manager, European Parliament Liaison Office, Rome

Cristiano Corazzari, Culture Councilor, Regione Veneto

 General Introduction

Pierpaolo Saporito, President OCCAM (UN affiliated) and President a.I. International Council for Film and Television, CICT-ICFT


New frontiers of the digital cinema (hybrid format online)

Giacomo Mazzone, Secretary-General, Eurovisioni 

Todd Courtney, Cofounder & CEO, PICTICULAR

Alessandro Mandelli, Founder, Serially 

Jasmina Bojic, Founder and President, UNAFF Travelling Film Festival, Stanford University

Euromediterranean Expressions (hybrid format online)

Paola Parri, Secretary-general COPEAM

Micol Pancaldi, delegate COPEAM

Serge Michel, Vice President CICT UNESCO, UNICA Delegate

Ahmet Boyacioglu, Director, Antalya Golden Orange Film Festival

Amir Ramses, Festival Director, Cairo Film Festival

Melita Zajc, Associate Professor, Institutum Studiorum Humanitatis (AMEU-ISH) Ljubljana

Georges Dupont, Treasurer a.I., General Director a.H, CICT-ICFT

Rizwan Ahamd, Director, Instructional Media Centre, MANUU

Manouj Kadaamh, Owner, 24 Frames Entertainment



"Ceremony of Proclamation of the winner of the XXXIV CICT-ICFT UNESCO Prix “Enrico Fulchignoni”,

awarded with the “UNESCO Fellini Medail”


Over the past ten years, new and powerful technologies allowed for everyone to produce and share their movies all over the world, in what has become the social media standard. On one side, this enables to enrich the knowledge of the history of cinema, reopening the great archives of the majors and relaunching the restoring of movies. On the other side, it became clear that entire geographical areas, cultures, and productions, remain left out from this process. In the meantime, new tools have opened the door to all not only for the use – that has exponentially increased during the pandemic, especially the domestic one – but also in terms of production, thus expanding the operational field of the digital cinema that in turn is changing the very notion of cinema as was traditionally understood.


On these premises, the Mediterranean area, an enlarged concept of crossroads of three continents, cradle of great religions and civilizations reverberating global cultures, recording an unambiguous polarization towards the Northern part, thus emarginating valid productions from the global market is the perfect paradigm of change. In this context, on the one hand, Cinema and television still play an important role in the context of Mass Media communication, in representing the voice of peoples and governments, at least for a large portion of the population; On the other, with the Digital Revolution, new scenarios and protagonists have emerged; These have further undermined the relationship between the new generations and traditional media channels. In this context, the actual challenge embraced both by our Society, and by the International Council of Cinema and Television to be further investigated in this edition of the Conference, is how to generate a creative synthesis capable of merging the different expressivities into a new cultural dimension that could be inclusive and representative of all.


Analyzing this very particular moment of transition to present the new scenarios, and to prepare those alliances that will allow, also through the structure of the festivals, to widen access to productions of non-hegemonic countries and cultures is the aim of the XXIV Euro-Mediterranean Conference on Cinema, organized by the CICT, the International Council of Cinema and Television in partnership with UNESCO.


What new plots have emerged and are emerging? What are the main processes in place? Who are the protagonists of these new developments? How to create new poles of aggregation that represent the entelekia of this process? Which are the future scenarios that the new generation is creating with all the available tools of expressiveness and communication?


These questions will be the focus of the debate promoted by CICT UNESCO, thus helping to update the thirty years of studies and debates that led to the creation of the MCM, the Permanent Conference of the Mediterranean Audiovisual (COPEAM) and several Awards, first among others the Enrico Fulchignoni Prize with its UNESCO Fellini medal and formulate new hypotheses of cultural initiatives of high value in the focal areas of the world. In line with the principles of UNESCO and the UN that have always directed the thread of the activities promoted, the proposal of CICT is to place this reflection at the center of the XXIV Euro-Mediterranean Conference. The hypothesis that will be developed by the different speakers is to verify conditions and prospects of collaboration and active participation between the territories of film communication and those of digital communication to ensure that a creative synthesis can merge the real to the virtual so to inspire the new Digital Society to be more creative and inclusive.



The Euromediterranean Conference on Communication was created in 1995 by the European Parliament and UNESCO’s International Council on Film and Television. It was born as a result of the 1995 Barcelona Declaration under the High Patronage of the President of the Italian Republic and has always seen a concrete support from the European Parliament Office in Milan. The Conference aims at creating a network and a series of projects finalised to the realisation of a Euro-Mediterranean integration, as well as the socio-economic development of the region. It represents one of the most prestigious cultural events of the Venice International Film Festival and an opportunity for a dialogue among the different stakeholders in the fields of culture, communication and ICTs.

In over twenty years, almost 1300 speakers attended, representing governments, international organisations – such as the United Nations, the European Union and the Council of Europe – public and private institutions, foundations and NGOs, directors and experts. They elaborated and implemented interventions and projects of great relevance, including:

  • The creation of new film festivals in Tirana, Ohrid, Zagreb, Beirut, Izmir, Khouribga, Gaza, Damascus, Cairo, Tripoli, Kalamata, Menorca, Hammamet, Marrakech, Antalya, supporting UN peacekeeping action and leading to the birth of the International Council of Mediterranean Cinematic Manifestations (MCM);

  • The establishment of the Permanent Conference of the Mediterranean Audiovisual Operators (COPEAM), an organisation currently representing 42 Euro-Mediterranean public televisions with an audience of over 350 million viewers;

  • The participation to the UNESCO Mediterranean Programme, with various projects in eight countries;

  • The development of the Euromed Audiovisual programme with the European Commission;

  • The realisation of regional projects within the Infopoverty Programme at the United Nations and the organisation of an Africa/Euromediterranean Session in collaboration with the European Parliament at the Infopoverty World Conference that takes place every year at the UN Headquarters;

  • Several seminars at the UN World Summits on the Information Society (WSIS) and the creation of the ICT Villages of Borj Touil in Tunisia and Meis el Jabal in Southern Lebanon, supporting the education of Palestinian refugees;

  • The creation of the annual ICFT-UNESCO Prix “Enrico Fulchignoni”, awarded to the movie that best promotes the values of peace and tolerance at the Venice International Film Festival;

  • The support to the European Parliament’s Lux Prix, awarded to the movies that best reflect the European values and multiculturalism and that contribute to the promotion of the debate of the process of Euro-Mediterranean integration;

  • The development of an “e-Service Platform for the Mediterranean” for transferring health, education, agricultural and business skills from research centres for remote diagnosis and therapy, crop management, job creation;

  • The launch of the World Health & Food Security e-Center, that gathers 21 scientific societies as e-service providers supporting the Platform;

  • The launch of the eMedMed project for the development of health security in the Mediterranean, presented at the French Senate as Best Med Programme and validated by the Union for the Mediterranean.

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