IMZ: Avant Première Music + Media Market Berlin 2020

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22-26 February 2020 at Hotel Scandic Berlin Potsdamer Platz in Berlin, Germany

Hoste by the IMZ International Music + Media Centre, Avant Première Music + Media Market Berlin is the largest trade fair, market place, conference and networking event for music + dance films. As the meeting place for a specialised industry, it unites 600 international experts + decision makers from major public + private broadcasting stations, streaming + VOD platforms, distribution + film production companies and performing arts institutions.

Screenings: Coproduction market for the cultural TV industry
The Avant Première Screenings provide an exclusive preview to the latest 550 music + dance films, arts documentaries, artists' portraits, concerts and live recordings. Major market players such as ARTE, BBC, ZDF, NHK Japan Broadcasting Corporation, Unitel, C Major, Eagle Rock, Metropolitan Opera New York or Vienna State Opera present their productions to potential buyers, coproducers, partners and financiers. As the annual B2B event for the performing arts film industry, Avant Première contributes to a majority of cultural TV programming in broadcasting + streaming around the globe.

Conference: Industry trends, pitching opportunities + young talent promotion
Programme formats at Avant Première are designed to fit the specific needs of the industry and include special presentations, talks and panels on current issues, pitching sessions, booth areas for company presentations and many networking opportunities. This edition features the following highlights:

Innovation Day on 25 February 2020
Avant Première 2020 places a special emphasis on innovative technologies for the Arts + imaginative approaches in film production such as 360° video + audio technologies, VR and AR.

Sunny Side of the Doc + IMZ Pitching Session on 24 February 2020
Avant Première 2020 invites filmmakers to pitch their projects to renowned international experts in its second cooperation with Sunny Side of the Doc, the global market place for documentary + factual content. The call welcomes performing arts documentaries in development or production including native web creations + cross-platform storytelling. The call for submissions is open until 12 December 2019!

Broadcaster Lightning Talks on 24 February 2020
In order to facilitate communication + cooperation between producers + buyers, major international broadcasters present their future programming + acquisition strategies for cultural TV content.

One-on-One Expert Sessions on 26 February 2020
Emerging + established talents pitch their projects to senior executives from major broadcasting companies + leading figures in the pop music film industry of their choice.

Cooperation with European Film Market
Avant Première continues to expand its cooperation with the EFM - European Film Market, the business section of Berlin International Film Festival and offers special formats, deals and screenings for attendants.

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