Also for this 13th Edition the Mediterranean Laboratory Foundation, as is the case since 1995, has collaborated with Alpe Adria Cinema – Triestefilmfestival conferring the International Award Laboratorio Mediterraneo 2002 to the best short film  "Int. Hôtel Nuit" by Swiss director Elena Hazanov.

This event can be considered – due to geographic position, choice and vocation – as an observatory of European changes; and its usual research on the cinema of the centre-eastern area is now accompanied by a research on an “elsewhere” other than what had been considered “elsewhere” by Europe until some years ago, after the second world war.