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NEW IMZ HONORARY MEMBER
The IMZ is proud to announce that renowned opera tenor Juan Diego Flórez is a new Honorary Member. We thank our IMZ member Vienna State Opera and its director Dominique Meyer for the possibility to handing the certificate over to Mister Flórez on the occasion of an artist´s talk in Vienna – and talking with him about the importance of audio-visual media for the performing arts and his project Sinfonía por el Perú.
Igudesmann & Joo's Big Nightmare Music The acclaimed director Leo Muscato rediscovered a precious rarity of the 20th century: The “musical fairytale” La bella dormente nel bosco (shot in 4k/UHD) PopScandals is a two part journey in time through the juiciest, dirtiest and hottest pop scandals of the last 60 years. c2m and ServusTV present a new documentary about a world orchestra in transition: the Vienna Philharmonic. Wayne McGregor’s award-winning ballet triptych inspired by the writings of Virginia Woolf, with an original score by Max Richter.
LOOKING FOR COPRODUCTION
Paramax Films will be filming live the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra with solist Denis Matsuev conducted by Zubin Mehta. The stream live HD is available. A most intimate and surprising portrait of someone who the whole world thinks they know. John Eliot Gardiner and his Monteverdi Choir English Baroque Soloists celebrate the 450th birthday of the 17th century genius and founding father of Opera. The Live feed of Puccini's La Rondine is available now. Filmed in 4K live from the Puccini Festival of Torre Del Lago in Italy. TOM is a dance installation using cutting edge technology in 3D projection mapping, film, animation and sound design to create an immersive world.
PRODUCTIONS IN THE MAKING
Hannigan embarks on a new project with conducting her first opera and assembling the ensemble of singers in a series of auditions around the world. The Berliner Philharmoniker, conductor Mariss Jansons and soloist Andreas Ottensamer at the European Capital of Culture 2017. One of Dresden’s most important concert halls is reopened with two festive concerts with the Dresden Philharmonic and the Festspielorchester Dresden. Accentus has started filming for its portrait of Gidon Kremer “Overcoming Boundaries and Building Bridges – Gidon Kremer", a film by Paul Smaczny. Lisa Batiashvili, Sir Simon Rattle & the Berliner Philharmoniker at the Easter Festival 2017 from the Festspielhaus Baden-Baden Paramax Films will be filming the Singapore Jazz Festival 2017 in 4K and HDR, rights available now. For the most recent production of zdf@bauhaus, producers were delighted to welcome English songwriter Jack Savoretti.
IMZ INTERNAL NEWS
Musicfilmfestivals.com – the one-stop-shop for customised programming and consulting for music film festivals worldwide. Book your programme now! Preview: IMZ Academy “Re-imagining the Orchestra in the Digital World“ in summer 2017! Join us for the next edition of the largest international trade fair for performing arts films in Berlin.
NEW IMZ MEMBERS
Paramax Films is a production company specialized in filming and distributing concerts showcased all around the world. The San Francisco Dance Film Festival (SFDFF) is an international platform for the presentation and development of dance-based films.
If you shot a film dedicated to music, dance or theatre last year and it is longer than five minutes, stop hesitating and register it to the competition! San Francisco Dance Film Festival Announces New Live Performance Capture Category for Submissions and Competition. Cash prizes awarded to the winners.
OTHER INDUSTRY NEWS
We are proud to announce a new partnership: from now on the Arthaus Musik catalogue will be distributed by Unitel and Unitel’s distribution partner C Major Bringing optimum live experience to the home and in-car environment with 4K/HDR and Hi-Resolution technologies. 5 countries, 5 experts, 5 critical points of view and 5 voices which lead you to victory. The international competition of music, dance and theatre films will be judged by a 5-member jury. Would you like to know which experts are in this year?
IMZ Interview with Tobias Feilen about his plans, what cultural programmes need to inspire the audience and the future of cultural TV. Beethoven’s Symphony No. 5 performed by the Berliner Philharmoniker under the baton of Herbert von Karajan is the first title now available in 4K UHD!
3-6 April 2017 / Cannes, France 17-20 May 2017 / Rotterdam, Netherlands 30 May - 1 June 2017 / Moscow, Russia 19-22 June 2017 / La Rochelle, France 19-22 June 2017 / Budapest, Hungary 25-26 June 2017 / Vienna, Austria 26 June - 15 July 2017 / Yekaterinburg, Russia 30 June - 3 September 2017 / Vienna, Austria 13-25 August 2017 / Brno, Czech Republic 27-30 September 2017 / Prague, Czech Republic 25-29 October 2017 / Katowice, Poland