INDUSTRY NEWS
December 2019

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 2020 OPPORTUNITIES

Detailed Avant Première Screening Schedule online!

IMZ International Music + Media Centre

Who is screening and when? Get a comprehensive overview of more than 550 music + dance films productions that will be presented in the Avant Première Screenings 2020!

EFM European Film Market Screenings

IMZ International Music + Media Centre

Avant Première Music + Media Market Berlin continues to expand its cooperation with the EFM European Film Market, the business section of Berlin International Film Festival.

Last chance to submit for the Sunny Side of the Doc + IMZ Pitching Session!

IMZ International Music + Media Centre

The deadline has been extended to 12 December. Pitch your project to a jury of renowned experts and get valuable connections + direct feedback on the spot!

Pitch to major buyers in the One-on-One Expert Sessions

IMZ International Music + Media Centre

At Avant Première, you can talk to the right people and benefit from exclusive pitching opportunities with major international buyers!

THANK YOU! THIS WAS DANCESCREEN 2019

Get to know the Award Winners

IMZ International Music + Media Centre

We are proud to announce the dancescreen 2019 Award Winners! 9 dance films were awarded for their outstanding achievements.

Thank You To The Dancescreen 2019 Jury!

IMZ International Music + Media Centre

A great team complementing expertise in film and screen production, broadcasting, choreography, programming: The dancescreen 2019 Jury.

WDR Cooperation Partner of dancescreen 2019

IMZ International Music + Media Centre

We thank our cooperation partner Westdeutscher Rundfunk supporting our vision to maximise the outreach of dance films.

Winning Films On WDR Mediathek

IMZ International Music + Media Centre

Westdeutscher Rundfunk presented the dancescreen 2019 AWARD FOR BEST FILM and features winning films on the WDR Mediathek.

CALLS + DEADLINES

Call for Submission: Open City Documentary Festival

IMZ International Music + Media Centre

The call for Open City Documentary Festival 2020 is now open and welcomes innovative, challenging non-fiction filmmaking at short, mid-length + feature-length, as well as short audio documentaries + cross platform projects.

FEDORA Digital Prize: call open until 13 Dec!

IMZ International Music + Media Centre

The call is for innovative + interdisciplinary digital opera + ballet projects advancing artistic creativity on and beyond the stage. IMZ Members can submit as an exclusive benefit and get up to 50,000€ funding for their projects!

AWARDS

Award for Betroffenheit at SFDFF

3 minutes West

Jeff Tudor's capture of Betroffenheit has been honoured with its third award at the San Francisco Dance Film Festival 2019.

Dance Film SF Congratulates Festival Winners

Dance Film San Francisco

Dance Film SF congratulates the 2019 Festival Award Winners from its recent 10th anniversary San Francisco Dance Film Festival.

ICMA: all International Classical Music Awards Nominations

IMZ International Music + Media Centre

The Jury of the International Classical Music Awards (ICMA) has nominated 390 audio and video productions from 130 labels.

ICMA: Nine Nominations for Accentus Music

Accentus Music

Nominated are 5 CDs and 4 DVDs in 6 different categories.

ICMA: Nomination for Arthaus Musik

Arthaus Musik

The Jury of the International Classical Music Award 2020 has nominated two products from Arthaus Musik in the category Video Performance.

International Emmy® Awards Winners announced

IMZ International Music + Media Centre

The International Academy of Television Arts & Sciences announced the winners of the 47th International Emmy® Awards on 25 November at a Black-Tie Gala in New York City. The event was attended by 1,000 television professionals from all around the world.

Quarterly Critic’s Choice for Mahler 9 CD

Accentus Music

The recording with Herbert Blomstedt and the Bamberger Symphoniker has been selected for the Fall 2020 list of the German Record Critics’ Award.

Rose d'Or 2019 Winners announced!

IMZ International Music + Media Centre

The Rose d’Or Awards define the gold standard of achievement in entertainment programming. The 58th edition took place in London on Sunday 1 December 2019.

NEW IMZ MEMBER

New IMZ Member: Overtone Films

IMZ International Music + Media Centre

Overtone Films is a New York City-based production company with ten years’ experience producing internationally exhibited films and videos about classical music and the performing arts.

OTHER INDUSTRY NEWS

Beethoven-Tour in Bonn

Beethoven Jubiläums Gesellschaft

The Beethoven anniversary is casting its shadows ahead – 22 informational columns revive Beethoven in Bonn and the region.

Bonn is among the top tourist destinations in 2020

Beethoven Jubiläums Gesellschaft

Lonely Planet and Frommer's vote Bonn among the top cities to go in 2020.

Cooperation of Theater an der Wien + Unitel

VBW International

Theater an der Wien productions “Fidelio”, “Halka” and “Norma” will be recorded by Unitel.

Culture is back!

IMZ International Music + Media Centre

Commission President-elect Ursula von der Leyen announced that the title of Commissioner Mariya Gabriel will be renamed to “Innovation, Research, Culture, Education and Youth”.

PRODUCTIONS IN THE MAKING

Animation begins on Coppelia feature film

3 minutes West

Ground-breaking dance-animation feature film COPPELIA completes shooting and moves into the animation phase.

Beethoven Reloaded – Filming Completed

Accentus Music

In December, filming for Accentus Music’s Beethoven film will conclude and post-production will start after Christmas.

Same procedure - but for the first time with...

EuroArts Music International

Kirill Petrenko & Diana Damrau - New Year’s Eve Concert live from the Philharmonie Berlin.

World Religion Wagner – looking for partners

NAXOS Audiovisual Division

World Religion Wagner won’t be a biographical film about Richard Wagner. It will be a cheeky documentary dedicated to the world’s fascination with the man.

NEW PRODUCTIONS

Aida Garifullina – My Argentinian Dream

sounding images

ZDF/arte recording of Aida Garifullina’s debut at Teatro Colón in Buenos Aires completed.

Backstage: Love for the Three Oranges

Czech Television

A new Czech TV time-lapse documentary about the creation of a surrealist opera by Sergei Prokofiev at the Prague National Theatre.

Backstage: Swan Lake

Czech Television

Czech Television time-lapse documentary about a new production of the most famous classical ballet title – Swan Lake at the National Theatre in Prague.

Christmas in Vienna

ORF-Enterprise

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

Der Zwerg (The Dwarf)

NAXOS Audiovisual Division

Princess Donna Clara is quite astonished when she realizes one of her presents for her 18th birthday is a real-life dwarf!

J. S. Bach: The Christmas Oratorio

ORF-Enterprise

The program combines the wonderful music of Johann Sebastian Bach with the magical winter landscape of Werfenweng.

La Bayadère

Bel Air Media

La Bayadère is the first production of Nacho Duato for his come back to St. Petersburg.

Les Boréades - Rameau - Barrie Kosky in 4K

Auditorium Films

For this revolutionary opera that defies classification, Emmanuelle Haïm and the Concert d’Astrée join with Barrie Kosky and a cast of the highest calibre.

Lucerne Festival 2019 with Emmanuel Pahud

NAXOS Audiovisual Division

This concert features favourites of the Classical and Romantic repertoire, with Emmanuel Pahud as the soloist for Wolfgang A. Mozart's Flute Concerto.

Ode to Joy - A Symphony for the World

sounding images

New DW and ZDF/arte documentary “Ode to Joy – A Symphony for the World” completed and soon to be premiered.

Silent Night – Holy Night

ORF-Enterprise

One song has gone around the world and become a peace anthem: “Silent Night, Holy Night”.

Tchaikovsky Cycle – Nelsons & Gewandhausorchester

Accentus Music

In December, Accentus will continue its Tchaikovsky cycle with Andris Nelsons and the Gewandhausorchester with the filming of the Symphony No. 4.

The Nutcracker (Visual Album) on Apple Music

Opus Arte

Peter Wright’s 2018 timeless and enchanting interpretation of The Nutcracker launching as a Visual Album on Apple Music on 6 December.

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