INDUSTRY NEWS
October 2020

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.


EXCITING NEWS FROM THE IMZ

Avant Première Music + Media Market Berlin in Vienna, 14-18 February 2021

IMZ International Music + Media Centre

Avant Première is the largest trade fair for cultural TV content + performing arts in audiovisual media. Hosted by the IMZ International Music + Media Centre, it offers participants a front row seat to exclusive previews, cutting-edge information and priceless business contacts. Exceptionally in 2021 it will take place in Vienna.

IMZ Academy 2020: “The complete performer of the future – Embracing media skills in music education”

IMZ International Music + Media Centre

On 3 Dec, this online IMZ Academy will explore the relevance of media skills for the next generation of musicians. Supported by AEC – Association Européenne des Conservatoires and Music + Arts University of the City of Vienna. Early Bird Rates still available until 15 Oct!

IMZ at Frankfurter Buchmesse – Panel: Driving Discoverability through Metadata

IMZ International Music + Media Centre

On Friday, 16 October 2020 from 11:00-12:00 (CET), there will be a panel discussion as part of our innovation project Digital Cross Over. Issues concerning metadata and discoverability of content will be discussed. Livestream available.

IMZ at Golden Prague ITF 2020

IMZ International Music + Media Centre

Although the IMZ couldn’t physically attend the festival this year, the great collaboration between the IMZ, the Golden Prague ITF and the EBU continued to thrive.

International Emmy® Awards: Semi Final Round of Judging

IMZ International Music + Media Centre

On 8 Sept 2020, the IMZ hosted the 48th Semi Final Round of Judging and lend its expertise in the category “Arts Programming” – this time online!

The FEDORA Digital Prize 2020 Nominees

IMZ International Music + Media Centre

The FEDORA Digital Prize is a collaboration between the IMZ and FEDORA. The 4 final nominees of 2020 can still be supported with a donation through the online Transnational Giving Europe Platform!

NEW PRODUCTIONS

Beethoven Sonatas for violin and piano

NAXOS Audiovisual Division

Isabelle Faust and Alexander Melnikov have mastered these challenging works in several concerts around the world but never before recorded them.

Czech Philharmonic Opening Concert

EuroArts Music International

Live from the Rudolfinum in Prague: Semyon Bychkov conducts Shostakovich and Dvořák — With Daniil Trifonov and Selina Ott.

Fidelio Visual Album available now on Apple Music

Opus Arte

In celebration of Beethoven’s 250th birthday we present a brand new Fidelio version as an Apple Music Visual Album.

Herbert Blomstedt conducts Voříšek and Mozart

Accentus Music

Blomstedt and the Gewandhausorchester honour former Gewandhauskapellmeister Václav Neumann’s 100th anniversary with a musical journey to Prague.

Magic Moments of Music – Caballé sings Norma

C Major Entertainment

This series is dedicated to stellar musical events that gripped the whole world and thanks to film and television have remained unforgettable until today.

Sunwook Kim plays Beethoven’s Last Three Sonatas

Accentus Music

Postproduction has been completed and a screener of Kim’s masterful Beethoven interpretation filmed at the KunstKraftwerk Leipzig is now available.

The Last Dance – A Portrait of Oleg Karavaichuk

Poorhouse International

Poorhouse is proud to present a profile of the composer, pianist and philosopher who had important things to say albeit wrapped up in an extravagant way.

PRODUCTIONS IN THE MAKING

Carnival of the Animals: From the Life of a Fantasy

sounding images

Camille Saint-Saëns’ life story, narrated from an unexpected perspective: the composition itself.

Ghost Light – A Ballet in the Time of Corona

EuroArts Music International

A single lamp on a metal post is switched on and placed center stage signifying that no artist is allowed to use the stage...

LOOKING FOR COPRODUCTION

Yo Carmen by María Pagés

Auditorium Films

María Pagés embarks us on a genuinely feminine adventure made up of eight dancers and seven musicians, both classical and Flamenco, playing live.

AWARDS

EBU-IMZ Lifetime Achievement Award for Christopher Nupen

IMZ International Music + Media Centre

Christopher Nupen has been awarded the EBU-IMZ Lifetime Achievement Award in 2020 in the course of the Golden Prague ITF award ceremony on 26 Sepember.

Golden Prague Festival has announced its winners

Czech Television

The Grand Prix in the 57th edition of the Golden Prague won Stephan Lamby’s film titled Brothers Kühn – Jazz Across Borders.

Special mention for What to Do With All This Love

Accentus Music

The moving film directed by Marita Stocker has received the “Special Mention for Extraordinary Artistic Achievement” at Golden Prague Festival 2020.

Venice TV Award announced winners 2020

Venice TV Award

Winners revealed in Performing Arts, Technology, TV Series and other categories.

DATES AND DEADLINES

Classical:NEXT 2021 – Call for Proposals is now open!

Classical:NEXT

The deadline to submit a proposal is midnight (CEST) on Friday, 16 October 2020.

Looking for funding for an innovative dance/opera project?

FEDORA

Apply now for the FEDORA Prizes 2021 and get the chance to win up to €225,000 for your next artistic project! Deadline: 1 December 2020!

WOMEX 20 Digital Edition 21-25 October feat. Budapest Ritmo

WOMEX – The World Music Expo

WOMEX – the Worldwide Music Expo is the most diverse and biggest music conference of the global music scene in the world.

WHAT’S GOING ON IN THE INDUSTRY

Open letter by ECSA received an official response

IMZ International Music + Media Centre

The letter by the European Composer and Songwritter Alliance calls for strong and systemic support measures for the cultural sector and is supported by the IMZ.

SF Dance Film Festival Announces Special Events

Dance Film San Francisco

Dance Film SF announces its complete lineup of films and virtual programming for the San Francisco Dance Film Festival (SFDFF) taking place from 18-25 October.

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