INDUSTRY NEWS
October 2018

The monthly update on business news for professionals in the performing arts and audiovisual industries:
posting new productions, industry previews, calls, deadlines or job ads while connecting coproduction partners, vendors and buyers. Brought to you by the IMZ International Music + Media Centre, the international business network supporting performing arts through audiovisual media.


AVANT PREMIÈRE MUSIC + MEDIA MARKET BERLIN FROM 9-13 FEBRUARY 2019

Registration for Avant Première is finally open!

IMZ International Music + Media Centre

Avant Première Music + Media Market Berlin is the international trade fair for music + dance films and the B2B event for the cultural film industry. Join us from 9-13 February 2019 in the Hotel Scandic Potsdamer Platz Berlin and get your Early Bird Ticket until 31 October!

Submit your films for the Avant Première Screenings!

IMZ International Music + Media Centre

Do you want to present your music + dance films to an international crowd of buyers, producers, distributors, broadcasters and potential partners? Submit your films until 31 October 2018!

Be part of the Avant Première Programming!

IMZ International Music + Media Centre

The Avant Première Programme offers many opportunities to get involved and present your productions, your ideas and your initiatives!

Promote your company at Avant Première!

IMZ International Music + Media Centre

Increase your visibility and showcase your productions, your brand, your company, or your ideas to international business professionals from the performing arts + audiovisual media.

Sujet Partner Telmondis Distribution

IMZ International Music + Media Centre

Learn more about Avant Première Sujet Partner Telmondis Distribution and check out this year's stunning Avant Première Sujet!

Enjoy special reductions on your hotel room!

IMZ International Music + Media Centre

Experience the comfort of staying directly at the Avant Première venue, the Hotel Scandic Berlin Potsdamer Platz and save 10% on your booking! Offer valid until 31 October 2018.

INTERNATIONAL TELEVISION FESTIVAL GOLDEN PRAGUE 2018

A Genius Divided won the ITF GOLDEN PRAGUE 2018

Czech Television

The highest prize Grand Prix Golden Prague goes to "Leonard Bernstein – A Genius Divided" and the EBU-IMZ Life Achievement Award went to Bruno Monsaingeon.

Golden Prague win for “Music and Power”

Accentus Music

The Accentus Music documentary by Maria Stodtmeier and Isa Willinger won the distinguished Dagmar and Václav Havel Foundation VIZE 97 Award.

IMZ AT THE INTERNATIONAL TELEVISION FESTIVAL GOLDEN PRAGUE

Bruno Monsaingeon honoured with the EBU-IMZ Lifetime Achievement Award 2018

IMZ International Music + Media Centre

In recognition of a lifetime devoted to excellence in producing music films, EBU and IMZ honour Bruno Monsaingeon with the EBU-IMZ Lifetime Achievement Award during the International Television Festival Golden Prague.

This was the IMZ Academy “Going Live - From the performing arts stage to screens worldwide“

IMZ International Music + Media Centre

This IMZ Academy examined the phenomenon of "live" from strategic, editorial, artistic, practical and technological perspectives and took place from 20-21 September in the course of the International Television Festival Golden Prague.

AWARDS

International Emmy Awards Nominees Announced

IMZ International Music + Media Centre

Nominations for the 2018 International Emmy ® Awards were announced by the International Academy of Television Arts & Sciences. There are 44 Nominees across 11 categories and 20 countries. Winners will be announced at a black-tie Ceremony on November 19 2018 at the Hilton New York Hotel.

Rose d'Or for 3 minutes West

3 minutes West

3 minutes West's capture of Betroffenheit for BBC Four wins a coveted Rose d'Or Award in the Arts category 2018 competition.

VENICE TV AWARD Announced Winners 2018

IMZ International Music + Media Centre

Winners revealed in Performing Arts, Documentary and other categories. Masterpieces from 21 countries were rewarded this year at the VENICE TV AWARD.

LOOKING FOR COPRODUCTION

Ambroise Thomas: Hamlet at the Opéra Comique

François Roussillon et Associés

Starring Stéphane Degout, one of the most resonant incarnations of Hamlet, and Sabine Devieilhe who makes her debut in the extraordinary role of Ophelia.

PRODUCTIONS IN THE MAKING

Cecilia Bartoli triumphs in Rossini’s “Italiana”

Unitel

Salzburg Festival’s “L‘Italiana in Algeri“ - “one of the funniest opera evenings in recent times” (NZZ) - shot in 4K and available this October!

Christmas in Vienna 2018

ORF-Enterprise

“Christmas in Vienna” is and has been, for the last two decades, one of the most prestigious classical concert productions in Europe.

Shell Shock, A Requiem of War

Poorhouse International

A dance-oratorio by composer Nicholas Lens to lyrics by Nick Cave, staged and choreographed by Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui recorded at Philharmonie de Paris.

The Berlin Concert: Anne-Sophie Mutter & Lang Lang

C Major Entertainment GmbH

Celebrating 120 Years of Deutsche Grammophon, the Concert featuring performances from DG’s unbeatable roster of artists: Anne-Sophie Mutter & Lang Lang.

NEW PRODUCTIONS

Cycle of Bruckner’s symphonies in St. Florian

Telmondis Distribution

Started in September 2017, the Munich Philharmonic and Valery Gergiev present the most spectacular and ambitious cycle of the composer’s Symphonies.

Die Zauberflöte from Salzburg Festival 2018

C Major Entertainment GmbH

Mozart’s timeless masterpiece at the Salzburg Festival – it doesn’t get much better than this!

Documentary on music in the Baltics completed

Accentus Music

“When the evening and the morning meet”, a film about music in the Baltic countries and directed by Günter Atteln and Carmen Belaschk, is completed.

Salome from Salzburg Festival 2018

C Major Entertainment GmbH

“The miracle of Salzburg […] You have never experienced the ‘Salome’ like this!" (Süddeutsche Zeitung).

Tribute to Jerome Robbins at Paris Opera

Telmondis Distribution

Celebration of the 100th birthday of Jerome Robbins.

NEW IMZ MEMBERS

takt1 - digital platform for classical music

IMZ International Music + Media Centre

The IMZ is happy to welcome takt1 as a new IMZ Member!

OTHER INDUSTRY NEWS

Europe for Festivals, Festivals for Europe kicks off EFFE 2019-2020

IMZ International Music + Media Centre

Europe for Festivals, Festivals for Europe is moving forward towards 2019-2020. Initiated by the European Festivals Association (EFA) together with the European Commission and the European Parliament, EFFE will be calling for applications for the EFFE Label and Awards, Europe’s recognition of remarkable arts festivals committed to the arts, their communities and Europe.

San Francisco Dance Film Festival Opens October 4

Dance Film San Francisco

The 9th annual San Francisco Dance Film Festival opens on October 4 -14 featuring 100+ films from around the world, including works by IMZ Members.

NEWS FROM WOMEX - THE WORLD MUSIC EXPO

WOMEX - The World Music Expo from 24-28 October 2018

WOMEX – The World Music Expo

Taking place in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria this year, WOMEX is the most international music meeting in the world and the biggest conference of the global music scene, featuring a trade fair, talks, films and a showcase festival. WOMEX Film presents documentaries that portray music, movements and histories from across the world.

SELECTED HIGHLIGHTS FROM WOMEX FILM

Archipalego

WOMEX – The World Music Expo

A mystical journey through ancient myths, exorcism rituals, sounds and spirits Archipelago weaves together stories and landscapes of a group of southern Iranian islands located in the Persian Gulf.

Jazz

WOMEX – The World Music Expo

In one of the many abandoned houses lives an old woman, Jazz. She sings old pieces of Billie, sad love stories, fallen destinies and heartbreaking passions. On her porch, she watches the passing of time, far from the chaos shaking her country...

Musica Pelos Poros (Music through my skin)

WOMEX – The World Music Expo

Music nowadays almost always comes to us as a product, something prepared and complete. The documentary shares the musical process of eleven musicians from across the world that come together at a residency at the Festival Artes Serrinha to improvise and surprise each other.

The Invisible Hands

WOMEX – The World Music Expo

Maverick underground American/ Lebanese musician and ethnomusicologist Alan Bishop, lands as a stranger in Cairo, soon after the 2011 uprisings and teams up with three young Egyptian musicians for the translation of his old songs into Arabic.

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