This edition is focused on a theme which had quite often been dealt with in the previous year: the Jewish issue.
The Mediterranean Laboratory Foundation, with the Mediterranean Academy – Maison de la Méditerranée, intends to stress again, in this 12th edition, the urgent need for “re-anchoring” Europe to the Mediterranean, above all by developing the dialogue between Cultures and Societies; and it is with this spirit that the International Award Laboratorio Mediterraneo 2001 is awarded to the best short film "Pad / La caduta" by Czech director Aurel Klimt.