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

Author: 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!

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Avant Première 2020 shines a special spotlight on performing arts documentaries and offers filmmakers the possibility to take their projects further.

The call is for documentary stories exploring any aspect of the performing arts – be it an artist’s portrait or a historical/genre specific documentary focusing on any music + dance content. We welcome proposals in development or production, that combine quality, originality and innovation, including native web creations and cross-platform storytelling.

You have got the unique chance to pitch to the jury formed by the following experts:

Emma Cahusac, Commissioning Editor for Arts, Music and Dance at BBC Music

Emelie de Jong, Head of Arts + Performing Arts at ARTE France

Gunny Hyoung, Executive Producer at EBS Korea

Kay Meseberg, Head of Mission Innovation at ARTE

Ana Vicente, Head of Sales at Dogwoof

Submit your projects before 12 December and get expert feedback + valuable connections to boost your production!



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.

La Bayadère

Bel Air Media

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

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.

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!


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