Avant Première Music + Media Market Vienna: 14-18 Feb 2021

In times like these we keep our promise more than ever: Avant Première 2021 will take place from 14-18 February 2021 with the quality + opportunities that you count on. Experience Avant Première in its fullness both on-site in Vienna + online!

  • The Taming of the Shrew – Les Ballets de Monte Carlo | Choreography by Jean-Christophe Maillot / Music by Dimitri Chostakovitch | Telmondis Distribution | Copyright: © Alice Blangero

    The Taming of the Shrew – Les Ballets de Monte Carlo | Choreography by Jean-Christophe Maillot / Music by Dimitri Chostakovitch | Telmondis Distribution © Alice Blangero

Avant Première is the annual trade fair for cultural TV content + performing arts in audiovisual media and is hosted by the IMZ International Music + Media Centre.

About the 2021 edition: on-site + online
While Avant Première usually takes place in Berlin during Berlinale, the 2021 edition will take place in a pandemic-proof framework in Vienna as well as online to counteract accessibility challenges.

An extensive programme for a specialised industry
Every year, the Avant Première Screenings present the latest music + dance films such as documentaries, artists' portraits and concerts recordings, contributing to a majority of cultural programming in broadcasting + streaming across the world. In addition, this edition's Avant Première Screenings will present film highlights from the last 5 years as an initiative of the IMZ to give productions more visibility + provide buyers with access to the best content in challenging times.

Moreover, Avant Première 2021 will include an exciting conference programme tailored to the current needs of the industry, providing valuable insights on industry trends and technological developments.

About Avant Première
Avant Première is the annual trade fair, market place, conference and networking event for the international music + dance film industry. Every year, it unites experts + decision makers from major public + private broadcasting stations, streaming + VOD platforms, distribution + film production companies and performing arts institutions.



Beethoven Marathon – Ádám Fischer & DCO


The multiple award-winning Beethoven Symphony Cycle with Ádám Fischer and the Danish Chamber Orchestra is now available as a video recording.

Metadata panel at Frankfurter Buchmesse co-hosted by the IMZ

IMZ International Music + Media Centre

In the course of this year’s Frankfurt Book Fair, the IMZ co-hosted a panel on the relevance of metadata for product visibility as part of the European innovation project “Digital Cross Over”.

Rossini Opera Festival – La Cambiale di Matrimonio


A small operatic gem and an outstanding ensemble mark the latest production from the Rossini Opera Festival in Pesaro.

Pavel Černoch – Enfant Terrible?

Czech Television

The documentary portrait of Pavel Černoch – the real story of one of the most important Czech contemporary opera singers.


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