This sounds fun. JM Colberg says:
"At Hyeres, ten photographers - picked from the pool of applicants - get the chance to meet ten jury members over the course of several days. You can think of this as portfolio reviews, except that each portfolio review can take as much time as it needs to - and all that overlooking the Mediterranean Sea. The jury picks a winner, who gets commissioned to do work for the next year's festival, but it's not really about the winning; or rather, the winning is being one of the ten photographers.
Just to give you an idea of what the festival will do if you're one of the ten: They will print your exhibition prints, at the best facilities they have in Paris - at their expense."