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

Especially in times like these, the IMZ strengthens the music + dance film industry by hosting its yearly B2B event Avant Première, which contributes to a majority of cultural programming in TV + streaming worldwide.

  • 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

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 pandemic-related 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 largest 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.



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