APIMED is gathering more than 400 film and television producers of the Mediterranean.

APIMED defend, manage and represent our members and their business interests with regard to the audiovisual production sector.


The International Association of Independent Producers of the Mediterranean (APIMED) was founded in the French city of Montpellier in 1997 and today is gathering more than 400 film and television producers of the Mediterranean area.

APIMED’s main aim is to contribute to preserve all cultures in the Mediterranean area and to promote their diversity in the audiovisual industry. We defend, manage and represent our members and their business interests with regard to the audiovisual production sector and the public and private entities. The association gathers independent producers and the main producer’s associations from countries of the Euro-Mediterranean area.

APIMED moved its Central Office to Barcelona in 1999, thanks to an invitation from the European Institute of the Mediterranean (IEMed). The IEMed is giving support and assistance to an initiative that pretends to create new links between both shores of the Mediterranean, something that this institution has been working on since its creation in 1989.

APIMED chose Barcelona because the city has a great number of audiovisual companies that give their services to the industry since many years, for the influence of the Catalan Producers Associations (APIC, BA & PAC) and the support given by the local public institutions, such as the Catalan Government.

APIMED has permanent relations with the MEDIA Programme of the EU, the Institute of Cinematography and the Audiovisual Arts (ICAA), the Catalan Institute of Cultural Industries (ICIC), Televisió de Catalunya (TVC), Co.Pe.A.M., the C.M.C.A. and other international organisations.