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DEAR MEMBERS AND FRIENDS, 2021 was undoubtedly one of the most active years for the IMZ. In countless conversations, IMZ Roundtables + meetings, we learned about the state of the industry, what’s needed most + how to support our network the best way. And yes, music + dance film as an art form is of utmost importance to all of us. We’re convinced that we all emerge from this joint journey as an even stronger international network, preserving the global cultural heritage! We can’t wait to meet in person again to share our unique family feeling and to personally welcome the record number of this year’s new members. Our 60 years of expertise are reflected by a wealth of accomplished IMZ projects, all guided by our 4 main pillars: Market Access, Innovation, Audience Development + Professionalisation. Numerous IMZ Academies or the Music Film Festivals took place, and again we lent our expertise in international jury + pitching sessions. A big novelty was Avant Première 2021 took place exclusively online, counting participants from all over the globe - from Mexico to Australia and from Japan to Austria. More than ever, we aimed at safely accompanying our members on the joint path of

digital transformation. Content.Agent, the new digital search engine and B2B marketplace for the global film industry, was launched and we further defined the IMZ Standards to ensure compatibility in the market. We’ve crossed borders of our industry through cross-sector exchange, developing new solutions + creating synergies. This led to expanded partnerships with networks, organisations + friends such as FEDORA, Ars Electronica and Frankfurter Buchmesse. Moreover, we advocated the interests of the entire network by signing several Open Letters to the European Commission, calling for better recognition of music + performing arts in all policy areas. Now it’s time for 2022, a year full of excitement + diversity, with the Board Elections coming up. Stay tuned + be part of dancescreen in partnership with Cinedans FEST ’22 or the IMZ Academy on Multi-Camera Directing! Finally, we want to express a heartfelt thank you to all partners, members, friends + the IMZ Team for such a productive year. Together we are strong and will continue to support and develop art + music in audiovisual media in the future with new formats, platforms, and unknown possibilities.

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IMZ Activities Market Access + Network 9 Innovation + New Business Models 17 Audience Development 25 Professionalisation 31 Event Preview 2021 IMZ Member Organisations IMZ Partners

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Warm regards, Arild Erikstad IMZ President, NRK – Norwegian Broadcasting Corporation

Katharina Jeschke IMZ Secretary General

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IMZ PROFILE

THIS IS THE INTERNATIONAL NETWORK DEDICATED TO PERFORMING ARTS IN AUDIOVISUAL MEDIA

BE PART OF IT! CONTACT US FOR MORE INFORMATION www.imz.at office@imz.at SUBSCRIBE TO OUR IMZ MAILINGS AND RECEIVE CUSTOMISED NEWS news.imz.at/subscribe FOLLOW US ON SOCIAL MEDIA AND STAY UP TO DATE @IMZMedia @IMZMedia @IMZMedia @IMZMedia

The IMZ International Music + Media Centre, based in the heart of Vienna, was founded under the aegis of UNESCO in 1961 to preserve the performing arts as a cultural asset. With this goal in mind, our mission is to promote performing arts in and through audiovisual media to inspire and engage new audiences for music + dance. All our activities are based on four pillars: MARKET ACCESS + NETWORK As the international business network with more than 150 member organisations, we connect the creators of the performing arts – the world’s renowned stages, dance companies, opera, and concert houses – with the audiovisual branches – film + TV production, distribution, public + private broadcasting and streaming + VOD platforms. Regular industry gatherings and b2b events do not only enhance the quality + span of the network but also function as a marketplace for music + dance films. PROFESSIONALISATION To ensure a sustainable future for this specialised industry, the IMZ spearheads learning + development opportunities. By disseminating state-of-the-art information on current trends, providing crucial resources, fostering knowledge transfer of industry-specific skills, and engaging in young talent promotion as well as offering pitching opportunities, the IMZ acts as a strong interest group for industry representatives and the sector.

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AUDIENCE DEVELOPMENT The distribution of cultural content through audiovisual media brings the big potential of reaching new audiences. To build on this effect, the IMZ programmes Music Film Festivals worldwide since both the festival character and the free admission lower barriers to attend. Additionally, audience development is a crucial topic in the professionalisation efforts of the IMZ. INNOVATION + NEW BUSINESS MODELS Innovation and staying on the pulse of time are deeply embedded in all IMZ Activities. We specifically engage in showcasing pioneering technologies for the Arts and spearhead working groups of innovative approaches + solutions for the specialised industry. With the recently launched IMZ product Content.Agent, we offer a search engine + digital B2B marketplace for film licence trading bound to revolutionise the audiovisual industry. Within these developments, the IMZ + its members are advancing revolutionary IMZ Standards on Metadata + Copyright for the film industry further.

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IMZ MEMBERSHIP BENEFITS IMZ MEMBERS ENJOY A WIDE RANGE OF BENEFITS

THE IMZ: BUSINESS PROMOTION FOR THE CULTURAL FILM INDUSTRY The IMZ International Music + Media Centre is the largest global platform for the cultural film and TV industry, a proactive and versatile network of more than 150 international member companies in more than 30 countries. As the hub and main source of information, the IMZ provides customised business opportunities for all those active at the intersection of performing arts and media: leading film production and distribution companies, public + private broadcasters, streaming platforms, opera houses, concert halls, record labels, programme editors, dance companies and artists. JOIN US AND TAKE YOUR BUSINESS FURTHER! The IMZ is your shortcut to crucial information, valuable business opportunities and promising matchmaking in the cultural film industry. WITH THE IMZ YOU CAN: + Gain a foothold in the international market + Promote your business globally + Take advantage of exclusive pitching, competition + promotion opportunities + Meet potential coproduction partners or financiers + Get access to the people + companies that can positively impact your business + Benefit from cutting-edge information, valuable resources + expert advice + Stay on the forefront of current developments in the cultural film industry + Spread your news through the vast IMZ Network + Expand your professional network on a global scale + Connect your business with producers, distributors + buyers on Content.Agent

MEMBERSHIP BENEFITS FOR BROADCASTERS + PLATFORMS + Purchase high-quality TV programmes for your slots + Present your own productions to a global audience + See what’s state-of-the-art in the international cultural film industry + Meet industry representatives for coproductions or sharing of resources MEMBERSHIP BENEFITS FOR DISTRIBUTORS + Purchase state-of-the-art programmes for your portfolio + Save money and efforts by meeting major decision makers of the industry at once + Gain tailored exposure for your productions on an international scale + Stay up-to-date with current trends and developments in the industry MEMBERSHIP BENEFITS FOR PRODUCTION COMPANIES + Showcase your films to major international buyers + Meet industry representatives for coproductions or sharing of resources + Boost your business on an international scale + Take advantage of exclusive pitching opportunities + Save fees in promoting your productions at international film festivals + Meet decision makers and experts to get best advice for your endeavours + Get advice on how to expand your business avoiding expensive mistakes

CUSTOMISED AND SECTORSPECIFIC: IMZ MEMBERSHIP CATEGORIES Full Membership 2.900 EUR p.a. Applies to TV stations, public + private broadcasters, streaming platforms, production and distribution companies, publishers, opera houses, orchestras, or record companies Affiliate Membership 1.450 EUR p.a. Applies to smaller production companies with a maximum annual output of two productions. Associate Membership 725 EUR p.a. Applies to scientific institutions and museums. Individual Membership 400 EUR p.a. Applies to individuals like musicians, dancers, artists, TV directors and choreographers. NEWSLETTER SUBMISSION + ACCESS TO THE IMZ DIRECTORY my.imz.at

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IMZ DIRECTORATE

Arild Erikstad IMZ President NRK – Norwegian Broadcasting Corporation (Norway)

Frank Gerdes IMZ Vice-President ServusTV (Austria)

Franz Patay IMZ Legal Counsel VBW International (Austria)

Katharina Jeschke IMZ Secretary General IMZ International Music + Media Centre (Austria)

Yasuko Kobayashi IMZ Vice-President NHK – Japan Broadcasting Corporation (Japan)

François Roussillon IMZ Vice-President François Roussillon et Associés (France)

Bernd Hellthaler IMZ Treasurer EuroArts Music International (Germany)

IMZ BOARD MEMBERS 2020-2022

Wolfgang Bergmann ARTE Deutschland TV (Germany)

Ernst Buchrucker Unitel (Germany)

Paul Bullock BBC Studios, Entertainment and Music, Wales (United Kingdom)

Daniel Celarec RTV Slovenija (Slovenia)

Jason Charters Riddle Films (Canada)

Emelie De Jong ARTE France (France)

Tobias Feilen ZDF – Zweites Deutsches Fernsehen (Germany)

Ditte Feuk SVT – Swedish Television (Sweden)

Mari Inamasu* NHK – Japan Broadcasting Corporation (Japan)

Elmar Kruse C Major Entertainment (Germany)

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Rita Lombardi RAI COM (Italy)

Reiner Moritz Poorhouse International (United Kingdom)

Christian Mößner Bayerischer Rundfunk (Germany)

Tomáš Motl Czech Television (Czech Republic)

Bill O’Donnell THIRTEEN Productions LLC for WNET (United States)

Antoine Perset Telmondis Distribution (France)

Martin Traxl ORF – Österreichischer Rundfunk (Austria)

Henk van der Meulen Royal Conservatoire of The Hague (Netherlands)

Maria Willer 3B-Produktion – Büro für bewegtes Bild (Germany)

Jan Younghusband BBC Music (United Kingdom)

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Anna Möslinger Communications + PR

Sophie Asengua Office + Membership

Katharina Jeschke Secretary General

Claudia Kruzik Audience Development + Market Access

Ruth Pfletschinger Deputy Secretary General Christian von der Recke Innovation + New Business Models / Market Access

Benoît Jacquemet Market Access + Network Julia Rehberger Marketing Frank Schulleri Innovation + New Business Models Sophie Schneider Professionalisation

not in picture: Max Ortner Market Access + Membership Sarah Schöllhammer Communications Intern

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IMZ HONORARY MEMBERS

Daniel Barenboim

Alfred Brendel

Adrienne Clarkson

Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker

Mats Ek

Juan Diego Flórez

Bill T. Jones

Jonas Kaufmann

Lang Lang

Brian Large

Neil Shicoff

Anne Sofie von Otter

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MARKET ACCESS + NETWORK Connecting the industry through sustainable networks + beneficial opportunities

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AVANT PREMIÈRE MUSIC + MEDIA MARKET VIENNA 2021 15-18 FEBRUARY 2021 online www.avant-premiere.net #APMMMB AMONG THE EXPERTS AT THE AVANT PREMIÈRE PROGRAMME WERE Natalia Amarante Furtado, Canal Curta! (BR) Krishan Arora, SBS Television (AU) Piotr Beczała, Opera Singer (PL) Ben Batson, BBC (UK) Christian Beetz, beetz brothers film productions (DE) Johannes Brandrup, Story + Performance, Author (DE) Axel Brüggemann, Music Journalist + Publicist (DE) Lenka Broučková, Česká televize (DE) Marco Cappellini, Centrica + Virtuality (IT) Dale Herigstad, Creative Director for Visuals (UK) Tripp Hornick, Stage Access Inc. (US) Gunny Hyoung, EBS Korea (KR) Reanne Leuning, Advantage Austria (AT) Marcelo Lezama, AMC International – Latin America (AR) Aline Marrache, Universal Music France (FR) Stefan Marx, ZAUBAR (DE) Jürgen Meindl, BMKÖS (AT) Camilla Nylund, Opera Singer (FI) August Schram, Opera Singer (AT) Jack Oliver, Sky (UK) Tahlia Petrosian, Gewandhausorchester, KLASSIK underground, Resonate (AU) Roberto Pisoni, Sky Italy (IT) Melanie Rozencwajg, Archive Valley (FR) Christina Sidak, Opera Singer (AT) Peter Schöber, ORF III (AT)

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Hosted by the IMZ, Avant Première is the largest trade fair for cultural TV content + performing arts in audiovisual media and combines marketplace, conference, exhibition + networking event. The 2021 edition was a big step as it was held exclusively online, embracing digitalisation to its fullest – streamed from the headquarter of our partner Advantage Austria in Vienna to the world! With 300 participants from 33 countries, we united experts + decision-makers from major public + private broadcasters, streaming + VOD platforms, distribution + film production companies, and performing arts institutions online. FRONT ROW SEAT The Avant Première Screenings provided the unique opportunity for exclusive previews of the latest music + dance films to a professional audience of potential buyers, coproducers, partners, or financiers. More than 65 international companies presented the latest 560 music + dance films and 90 highlights of the years 2015-2019 were screened. CUSTOMISED CONFERENCE PROGRAMME The programme was designed to present current trends + developments in the specialised sector. The Innovation Focus placed a special emphasis on new technologies for the arts, inviting industry experts to share exclusive insights into the latest developments in the cultural media sector. Among the presenting companies were Centrica, VirtuItaly, Isovist Ltd., ZAUBAR, Studio Asisi, Karajan Institute, Resonate + Archive Valley. Furthermore, our partner Advantage Austria hosted “Austrian Fields of Innovation”. Another highlight was the IMZ Online Services Session discussing the IMZ’s latest digitalisation strategy.

CONNECTING THE INDUSTRY To strengthen the global performing arts + media community, Avant Première 2021 incorporated several special features. The “What Buyers Want” Talk invited representatives from major international broadcasters to share prospective programming + acquisition strategies. Beyond that, the One-On-One Expert Sessions provided pitching opportunities to buyers, distributors + experts on the spot. More than 890 meetings were held online, and 14 Online Exhibitors were presented. NETWORKING OVER VIRTUAL COFFEE + WINE The 2021 edition of Avant Première featured a seamless digital experience and various festive programme highlights. During the Virtual Wine Tasting hosted by Ulrike Köstinger (Arts Consolidated) + Daniel Serafin (Arenaria), Opera singers Piotr Beczała, Camilla Nylund, August Schram, Christina Sidak together with Axel Brüggemann (Music Journalist), Franz Patay (VBW International) + Jürgen Meindl (BMKÖS) discussed the prospects for the performing arts in the digital realm over a glass of Esterházy Wine. Every morning during the event, the IMZ Team welcomed participants at the Virtual Vienna Coffee House. SHINE A LIGHT The IMZ is pleased to have presented the “IMZ Shine A Light Award” – a special prize emphasizing the urgency of culture + performing arts in times of Covid-19 – awarded during a glamourous online ceremony to the Salzburg Festival! Thanks to all our partners, participants + experts for making this edition such an unforgettable experience!

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SUNNY SIDE OF THE DOC

PITCHING SESSION AT SUNNY SIDE OF THE DOC 21-24 June 2021 online www.sunnysideofthedoc.com CONGRATULATIONS TO THE WINNING PITCH This is not a Kanga Wonder Maria Films JURY MEMBERS: Emma Cahusac, BBC Music (UK) Valérie Montmartin, Little Big Story (FR) Cleo Veger, Dogwoof (UK)

The successful cooperation of the IMZ and Sunny Side of the Doc, the internationally renowned marketplace for documentary + factual content continued into 2021. During the year, Sunny Side of the Doc provides a unique space for industry professionals to co-create and share a diversity of compelling stories on a global scale. For its 32nd edition, the marketplace took place online and counted over 2,000 professionals in documentary filmmaking, storytelling + broadcasting from 50 countries to buy + sell programmes and share untold stories. IMZ AT SUNNY SIDE OF THE DOC ONLINE For the fourth consecutive year, the IMZ and Sunny Side of the Doc collaborated for a pitching session for documentaries. As a partner of the Arts & Culture Pitching 12

Session, the IMZ honoured the best pitch with three accreditations for Avant Première Music + Media Market Berlin 2022. Congratulations to the winning project “This is not a Kanga” by Wonder Maria Films (Portugal). The pitching sessions encourage new collaborations, forge new partnerships and open up markets to strengthen the documentary sector. Due to the high demand, there will even be two pitching sessions at Avant Premiere 2022! Thank you for the great collaboration with Sunny Side of the Doc, we look forward to 2022 full of creative + inspiring contributions!

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IMZ AT GOLDEN PRAGUE ITF EBU-IMZ OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT AWARD

22-25 SEPTEMBER 2021 Prague, Czech Republic www.zlatapraha.ceskatelevize.cz CONGRATULATIONS TO THE GOLDEN PRAGUE WINNERS 2021 Romeo & Juliet “Grand Prix” - National Theatre in association with Sabel Productions / Cuba Pictures for Sky Arts Agonia “Czech Crystal – Documentary Programmes Dedicated to Music, Dance and Theatre“ - Telewizja Polska S.A. The Fiery Angel “Czech Crystal – Recordings of Stage Work” - Unitel for Theater an der Wien + VBW International GmbH

Finally reunited on-site in Prague, the 58th Golden Prague Festival, hosted by Czech Television, once again successfully achieved to bring together media experts + public audience, presenting the large diversity + variety of the best music, dance + theatre films and performances. This year, the IMZ had the opportunity to be even more involved in the programme by hosting the highly anticipated Content.Agent presentation and the joint EBU-IMZ Panel (more info on page 33). The festivals’ annual film competition recognises international talent + strengthens the industry. Among the submissions were numerous entries from IMZ Members, some of who also scooped the highly coveted trophies during the Awards Ceremony at the National Theatre.

Peter Sellars, opera, theater + festival director, has been awarded this year’s EBU-IMZ Outstanding Achievement Award 2021. Since 2017 the joint award by the IMZ, the EBU and Golden Prague recognises excellence in music + dance in the audio-visual industry. Sellars received the award for his untiring attempt to attract new audiences to classical music + contemporary work by keeping in mind that television is the only medium to share his visions worldwide. We are thankful to have presented the award to Peter in person and thank him once again for his inspiring words + active participation in the festival.

Spring Starts of the Czech Philharmonic III with Jakub Hruša + Lisa Batiashvili “Czech Crystal – Recordings of Concert Performance” - Czech Philharmonic Janine Jansen: Falling for Stradivari “Czech Television Prize” - Asterisk Films + Fox Films White Rose “Special Mention for Extraordinary Artistic Achievement” - ZDF, German Television The Dying Swans Project “Special Mention for Extraordinary Achievement” - ZDF, 3Sat

A heartfelt thank you to Golden Prague Festival, to all partners and to everyone who contributed to the programme!

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LE PARC – OPÉRA NATIONAL DE PARIS 2021 | CHOREOGRAPHY BY ANGELIN PRELJOCAJ MUSIC BY WOLFGANG AMADEUS MOZART | DANCERS: ALICE RENAVAND + MATHIEU GANIO TELMONDIS DISTRIBUTION © YONATHAN KELLERMAN / OnP

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INTERNATIONAL EMMY® AWARDS SEMI FINAL ROUND OF JUDGING 14 June 2021 online www.iemmys.tv INTERNATIONAL EMMY® AWARD CEREMONY 22 November 2021 New York City, USA www.iemmys.tv JURORS FOR THE INTERNATIONAL EMMY® AWARDS 2021 IN THE CATEGORY ARTS PROGRAMMING

Top representatives gathered online for the 49th Semi Final Round of Judging for the International Emmy Awards on 14 June 2021. Hosted by the IMZ for over 20 years, and together with ORF Enterprise for the 7th consecutive year, the jurors evaluated productions in two categories. Every organisation contributed its area of expertise to its respective category, with ORF Enterprise evaluating the category Documentary and the IMZ hosting the category Arts Programming. In total, 31 jurors from 16 countries met online. This commitment reveals the importance of the award. The winners were announced at the glamourous International Emmy® Awards Gala in November 2021. We are especially proud to see the IMZ Members ARTE, France

Télévisions, NRK and SVT among the winning productions, congratulations!

Jason Charters, Riddle Films (CA) Arild Erikstad, NRK (NO) Ditte Feuk, SVT Swedish Television (SE) Frank Gerdes, ServusTV (AT) Bernd Hellthaler, EuroArts Music International GmbH (DE) Elmar Kruse, C Major Entertainment (DE) Claudia Kruzik, IMZ International Music + Media Centre (AT) Yasuko Kobayashi, NHK – Japan Broadcasting Corporation (JP) Tomas Motl, Czech Television (CZ) Franz Patay, VBW International (AT) Antoine Perset, Telmondis Distribution (FR) François Roussillon, François Roussillon et Associés (FR) Nayo Titzin, Master of Art Film Festival (BG) Peter Worsley, Mercury Studios (UK) Jan Younghusband, BBC Music (UK)

The past year in particular has shown how important it is to promote art + culture in audiovisual media to keep performing arts alive. The IMZ is full of pride and joy to have been a host of the Semi Final Judging Rounds for two decades and to contribute with its role in strengthening the performing arts media sector. Finally, the IMZ wants to express a heartfelt thank you to its partner ORF Enterprise for the fruitful cooperation and the shared passion in supporting this special industry and to the International Academy of Television Arts & Sciences for their trust in our expertise!

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JURY ACTIVITY + INDUSTRY GATHERINGS

LE FESTIVAL INTERNATIONAL DU FILM SUR L’ART - LE FIFA March 2021 Montreal, Canada www.lefifa.com

ICMA INTERNATIONAL CLASSICAL MUSIC AWARD June 2021 Vaduz, Liechtenstein www.icma-info.com

VENICE TV AWARD September 2021 Venice, Italy www.venicetvaward.com

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As a central hub for the performing arts + film industry, representatives of the IMZ network are often invited to join the jury of renowned international competitions + festivals or to lend its expertise to specialised conference programmes. The IMZ is gratefully embracing this opportunity to contribute insights and to foster a strong and well-connected global network. LE FESTIVAL INTERNATIONAL DU FILM SUR L’ART – LE FIFA The IMZ attended the online edition of the Canadian Festival International du Film sur l’Art and presented the network, its activities + strategies for the upcoming years. Le FIFA is committed to increasing the knowledge and appreciation of art content among the public, promoting content + business in the fields of cinema, video + visual arts, and encouraging the production and diffusion of art films. By participating, the IMZ not only made new contacts, but also opened further access to the Canadian market for its network + members. ICMA INTERNATIONAL CLASSICAL MUSIC AWARD Every year, the IMZ is involved in the nomination + judging process of the renowned ICMA International Classical Music Award. This year, the award ceremony and gala concert in Vaduz were streamed live for the first time in ICMA’s history. Congratulations to Drazen Domjanic, General Manager of Sinfonieorchester Liechtenstein and of IMZ Member Kulmag for receiving the Special Achievement Award. In addition, we congratulate both IMZ Members Accentus Music and Naxos for Best Video Performance and Naxos for Best Video Documentary.

VENICE TV AWARD Created in 2018, the award honours TV content of high quality and is supported by the IMZ among other expert networks in television + media. A jury of leading media experts from international broadcasting companies yearly views + evaluates the contributions of the nominees in 16 categories such as Cross Platform Programming, Best Performing Arts or Documentary. In 2021, ORF, in coproduction with ARTE, ZDF and Unitel won the award in the category Performing Arts for “Così fan tutte”, performed at the Salzburg Festival. The IMZ regularly attends relevant events to further engage with the performing arts + media industry, keep up with current trends, represent the network towards other stakeholders + explore potential synergies. In addition to events with the direct involvement of the IMZ, representatives of the IMZ network attended the following events in 2021: + + + + + + + + + + + + +

CreativeSHIFT Showcase (28 February 2021) Re:publica (20-22 May 2021) European Forum on Music (2-5 June 2021) IMZ Round Tables (15 April + 22 June 2021) Ars Electronica (8-12 September 2021) CreativeSHIFT Investment Forum (28 September 2021) Kunst- und Kulturstrategie 22 (18 October 2021) Frankfurter Buchmesse (20-24 October 2021) WOMEX (27-31 October 2021) AEC Congress (6 November 2021) International Emmy® Awards (12-22 November 2021) Beyond Platforms: What could be better? (17-18 November 2021) Faire digitale Zukunft für Kunst und Kultur (14 December 2021)

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INNOVATION + NEW BUSINESS MODELS Staying on the forefront of future developments

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IMZ ONLINE SERVICES

IMZ ONLINE SERVICES GET INVOLVED www.imz.at/imz-online-services www.contentagent.net

The growing diversity and increasing digitalisation of the international film sector presents a major challenge for the audiovisual industry. This also means new opportunities for the global content trade and transactional business models. Industry players increasingly seek more efficient, safe + satisfactory transactions to stay ahead of their game. In this context, the IMZ network and organisations developed two innovative projects to support the industry in facing the beforementioned challenges and harness its strengths: Content.Agent and IMZ Standards. CONTENT.AGENT Content.Agent fosters + encourages stronger digital cooperation within the creative industries and supports stakeholders in the audiovisual sector in meeting the requirements of both the market and the audience. It enables established networks of buyers + sellers within a sector to reach new market players across the globe, while contributing to a safer data environment. At the same time, the visibility + availability of content is enhanced. The IMZ Standards are used with Content.Agent to facilitate the global film licence trade. With Content.Agent companies can find the right content in a few clicks, facilitated by the use of the IMZ Metadata Standard. Content. Agent also functions as a database for a company’s assets and licence rights, and allows a digital, modern and clear storage of content. It allows a more efficient trade to get the correct licence rights information to seal a deal in a fully secured digital room, to protect the intellectual property in a data-secure environment, and will host a pitching platform and co-financing mechanism to support the con-

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tent creation by the industry – for the industry. In the past year the IMZ proudly conducted 50 industry presentations of Content.Agent to over 300 representatives of the film industry and the onboarding of IMZ members as first users. At the start of the first version of the application (MVP) in autumn the project already received the approval of leading producers, distributors and broadcasters from the industry across several continents. IMZ STANDARDS As digitalisation increases, workflows are becoming more digital, content sourced and traded increasingly via digital platforms and performing arts are enjoying new popularity in new media. With the IMZ Standards all market players in the performing arts film industry are provided with the necessary tools to confront the challenges posed by digitalisation and the shift from analogue to digital. The Standards also ensure compatibility between market players, strengthen industry cooperation and warrant legal security in transactions with cutting-edge technology. We thank all of our partners for their confidence + common will to change the digital future for the better!

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IMZ STANDARDS GET INVOLVED standards.imz.at

The IMZ presents three standards to benefit the entire audiovisual media + music industry: The IMZ Metadata Standard establishes a unified format for content data sets. This allows consistency and compatible structures for a wide range of industry players. Running on sustainable technology, it is proven to be flexible + easily compatible with other systems. It is inclusive of all forms of content, including music + film. Using the IMZ Metadata Standard, any content snippet can be classified in a uniform + universal structure. Consequently, within its integration in Content.Agent, assets can be traded, protected + handled systematically, helping buyers, sellers + distributors work more time- and cost-efficiently – actively shaping the film trading business. Merged with Content.Agent, the IMZ Metadata Standard 20

makes it easier to browse and find the right asset, increase content visibility and guarantee compatibility between buyers + sellers. ISCC code4film is a solution for a content-based identifier. With this tool, any artistic product can be identified: from manuscripts, music tracks to films and even film snippets. With that, the intangible value is protected. The ISCC code4film is open-source and free to use. It is non-profit oriented and can be installed on the server of any market player. The European Licence Ledger registers asset ownership and rights information to resolve possible conflicts. In integration with Content. Agent content buyers can always find the correct distributor for the licence, thus strengthening trade security. ACTIVITY REPORT 2021


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DIGITAL CROSS OVER DIGITAL CROSS OVER CONSORTIUM PARTNERS Ars Electronica (AT) Börsenverein Gruppe (DE) Centrica Imagine More (IT) IMZ International Music + Media Centre (AT) Izneo (FR) www.digitalcrossover.eu

FINAL PRESENTATION 15 June 2021 online REPRESENTATIVES OF THE DIGITAL CROSS OVER CONSORTIUM Thierry Baujard, IMZ (AT) Luc Bourcier, Izneo (FR) Marco Capellini, Centrica (IT) Veronika Liebl, Ars Electronica (AT) Anjo Schwarz, MVB GmbH (DE) DIGTIAL CROSS OVER FINAL PRESENTATION SPEAKERS Timo Argillander, IPR VC (FI) Virginie Civrais, St’art S.A (BE) Guiseppe Cosenza, Invitalia (IT) Martin Dawson, European Commission (UK) Damien D’Houdain, BPI France Investissement (FR) Simone Dudt, European Music Council (DE) Jari-Pekka Kaleva, European Games Developer Federation (FIN) Juan Orjuela, Lupodium (CO) Elisabeth Pacher, Creative Europe Desk Austria (AT) Alejandra Panighi, Mediapro (BE) Mar Santamaria-Varas, 300.000 Km/s (SP) Enrico Turrin, Federation of European Publishers (IT)

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Digital Cross Over is a cross sector project within the Creative Europe funding programme of the European Commission. The past 18 months, main aim was to demonstrate + explore the current challenges facing the creative + cultural industries. Led by the IMZ, and together with Ars Electronica, Börsenverein Group, Centrica and Izneo, digital as well as on-site events took place throughout the year to bridge culture + audiovisual content through digital technologies. The consortium therefore explored new approaches in the use of innovative technologies to facilitate access, monetisation, distribution, and promotion of Europe’s cultural heritage. The outcome was a final presentation, showcasing best-practices in cross-sectoral collaboration and discussions with key stakeholders on the needs of the creative industries for

cross-sectoral development. Furthermore, the Digital Cross Over Blog came to life, sharing best practices + exchanging ideas with representatives on how to successfully tackle questions that matter today. Among the experts interviewed, Matthias Röder + Kay Meseberg, IMZ Innovation Ambassadors, ventured informative + valuable views into the future of music, technology and programming. The IMZ wants to thank the committed expert speakers and consortium partners for connecting, exchanging + lending the expertise to the joint project and for sharing and discussing their ideas. We are looking forward to continue working together and extending the project the next year!

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FEDORA PLATFORM FEDORA DIGITAL PRIZE

FEDORA PRIZES AWARD CEREMONY 2021 17 June 2021 online www.fedora-platform.com CONGRATULATIONS TO THE FEDORA DIGITAL PRIZE 2021 WINNER Out of the Ordinary Irish National Opera

In 2021, the IMZ continued the fruitful partnership with FEDORA, the European Platform supporting innovation in opera + ballet. For the second time in a row a competition for digital projects took place alongside FEDORA’s prestigious prizes for opera, ballet, and education, with the IMZ as an expert partner and host of the international jury. The FEDORA Digital Prize encourages artistic innovation in opera + ballet through digital experimentation + to advocate new ways of interactions with audiences using digital tools. Furthermore, the goal is to trigger new collaborative approaches through digital innovation across different media. In 2021, out of 4 nominees, the jury of experts awarded the project “Out of the Ordinary”. The project is the world’s first-ever virtual reality community opera, created by Irish National Opera and involving three disparate communities across

Ireland. With its unique and visionary approach to rethinking opera for the digital world, while combining the use of virtual reality and reaching new audiences, the project clearly stood out as the winner.

FEDORA DIGITAL PRIZE 2021 JURY MEMBERS Christopher Hampson, Scottish Ballet (UK) Katharina Jeschke, IMZ International Music + Media Centre (AT) Emelie de Jong, ARTE France (FR) Yasuko Kobayashi, NHK Japan Broadcasting Corporation (JP) Peter Maniura, Head of Jury (UK) Ulrich Schrauth, VRHAM! Virtual Reality & Arts Festival, BFI London Film Festival DE) Tod Machover, Media Lab’s Opera of the Future group MIT Media Lab (US)

The biggest thanks to the great collaboration with the entire FEDORA Team. We are highly committed to extending our partnership!

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CONTENT INNOVATION COUNCIL + creativeSHIFT CONTENT INNOVATION COUNCIL PARTNERS Ugo Bacchella, Fitzcarraldo Foundation (IT) Thierry Baujard, Media Deals (DE) Yvan Boudillet, TheLynk (FR) Patricia Castillo Cardenas, Eurecat (SP) Simon Delaere, IMEC (BE) Bernd Fesel, European Creative Business Network (DE) Luis Gonzalez, Fundación Germán Sánchez Ruipérez (SP) Manuela Guddait, Berlinale/European Film Market (DE) Benoît Jacquemet, IMZ International Music + Media Centre (AT) Katharina Jeschke, IMZ International Music + Media Centre (AT) Matthijs Wouter Knol, European Film Academy (NL) Elena Lai, CEPI / Europe Analytica (BE) Simone Lippold, German Publishers & Booksellers Association Holding (DE) Veronika Liebl, Ars Electronica (AT) Andrea Nicolai, T6 Ecosystems (IT) Alejandra Panighi, MEDIAPRO (BE) Stéphanie Pochon, Creativity Works! (BE) Anjo Schwarz, MVB (DE) Enrico Turrin, FEP (IT) Holger Volland, Frankfurter Buchmesse (DE)

The Content Innovation Council (CIC) is constantly working on an effective innovation strategy for digitalisation + new technologies in the cultural sector. The goal is to advise, support and research the cultural + creative industries on innovation within the CIC, counting the IMZ as one out of 14 institutions + organisations from all across Europe. In 2020, the CIC joined forces with creativeSHIFT, a community aiming to increase the competitiveness of Europe’s creative industries and make a decisive contribution to future innovation policy. To not just define, but also tackle the structural barriers standing in the way of progress in the creative industries, online events were held throughout the year to promote cross-sectoral exchange. 24

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AUDIENCE DEVELOPMENT Engaging new audiences for performing arts

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MUSIC FILM FESTIVALS BOOKING REQUESTS Please contact the IMZ at office@imz.at www.musicfilmfestivals.com

Always with the goal in mind to make music + dance films accessible to a broad public, the IMZ is constantly involved in the most diverse music festivals every year and by contributing its incomparable and broad programme, offering something to suit every taste: opera, jazz, pop, ballet, and contemporary dance. Building on a lot of expertise and as a network, the IMZ remains a trusted consulting partner to cities, embassies, festivals, special events, exhibitions, fairs, cultural institutions, and initiatives,

wishing to showcase music + dance films. IMZ Music Film Festivals have successfully engaged new audiences for music + dance films in more than 25 cities. Our services include customised curation of programmes, clearance of rights, technical services as well as communicational support.

IMZ ON TOUR BOOKING REQUESTS Please contact the IMZ at office@imz.at www.imz.at/imz-on-tour

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The motivation behind this unique, non-profit and entirely non-commercial initiative is to enhance global exposure beyond the festival circuit, support music + dance filmmakers in reaching larger audiences and delight also participants of smaller, tightly budgeted events with high-class formats. The IMZ on Tour Initiative stands as a testimony of our commitment to provide broad access to expectational art and to advancing music + dance films.

DANCESCREEN ON TOUR Our archive contains dancescreen winning and nominated productions as well as curated programmes and other highlights, all ready to be sent out into the world at a reasonable price.

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VIENNA MUSIC FILM FESTIVAL IN YEKATERINBURG 2021 VIENNA MUSIC FILM FESTIVAL IN YEKATERINBURG 1-24 July 2021 Yekaterinburg, Russia

VIENNA MUSIC FILM FESTIVAL IN YEKATERINBURG During the beautiful Russian summer, the Vienna Music Film Festival in Yekaterinburg took place for the 13th time in a row. This edition was exceptionally well attended and many participants remarked to be yearly visitors to the event. Inspired by the Film Festival at the Vienna Rathausplatz, the festival in Yekaterinburg celebrated its 12th edition this year. The festival presented the most beautiful music films in the genres opera, classical concert, jazz, ballet + pop. The IMZ curated the programme of the festival, which was organised in cooperation with the Austrian Honorary Consulate in Yekaterinburg and was supported by the Austrian Cultural Forum Moscow.

We proudly look back on this year’s rousing festival season and are happy that we could contribute a meaningful programme to our partners. We want to thank all our partners + visitors of this year’s Film Festival, the exemplary implementation of the Covid-19 measures and look forward to a great 2022!

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MUSIC FILM FESTIVAL AT RATHAUSPLATZ VIENNA

FILM FESTIVAL AT VIENNA RATHAUSPLATZ 3 July–5 September 2021 Vienna, Austria

For its round jubilee of 30 years, the Film Festival at Vienna’s Rathausplatz offered once again a perfect interplay of culture, summer and culinary delights. With 250,000 visitors in total, the festival kicked off on 3 July with a live concert by the ORF Radio-SymphonieOrchester Vienna. The programme featured an eclectic selection of music + dance films for a total amount of 64 days, accompanied by a food mile in front of the 300m2 screen, providing delicacies + beverages. The film festival offered a mesmerising cultural experience in front of the unique and incomparable scenery of the Vienna City Hall.

na Aguilera to Abba and Reinhard Fendrich’s “I am From Austria” Musical. But virtuosos such as Strauss, Verdi and Puccini were not missing on the screen either - and all this with free admission to invite everyone to enjoy music + film! A special thank you goes to all our partners for this year’s lovely festival. We cannot wait for the Music Film Festival 2022 to enjoy culture again at Vienna’s Rathausplatz!

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CINNOVATE CINNOVATE PARTNERS Access Cinema (IE) Art kino mreža Slovenije (SI) Event Cinema Association (GB) IMZ International Music + Media Centre (AT) Folkets Hus och Parker (SE) Rushlake Media (DE) SpielFabrique (DE)

Kicked-off this year, the IMZ is part of Cinnovate, a European consortium of media organisations and industry associations working with three leading arthouse cinema networks. Cinnovate aims at enabling local cinemas and complementing the cinema experience with a range of new digital audience engagement + content features. The project will include an online offering for event cinemas (alternative content), a cinema-based VOD service, games and VR features, and a digital film literacy offering. Organised by Rushlake Media, the IMZ, and the leading arthouse cinema networks Folkets Hus och Parker, Access Cinema, Art kino mreža Slovenije, Event Cinema Association, and SpielFabrique have joined forces for the project. The IMZ participates in the project to explore the emerging Event Cinema market (opera, ballet, theatre, expositions screened in

cinemas and on their VOD offers), intending to expand the distribution possibilities + reach new markets for performing arts + music content. The IMZ is grateful for the participation in this project and excited about the upcoming exchange + results, which will be of great importance for the whole IMZ network!

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PROFESSIONALISATION Advancing a sustainable future for the performing arts + media sector

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IMZ ACADEMY INITIATIVE FIND OUT ABOUT UPCOMING EDITIONS www.imzacademy.com #IMZAcademy

AEC ANNUAL CONGRESS AND GENERAL ASSEMBLY Building Bridges: Artists as Makers in Society 3-6 November 2021 Antwerp, Belgium + online

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The IMZ Academy is a master class series for young and established professionals in audiovisual music + dance production. Highly practical workshops and interactive seminars facilitate intensive exchange between renowned experts and talented practitioners. Covering topics reach from performance capture and innovative technologies to audience development and digital strategies in the digital world. The IMZ Academy aims at developing innovative, industry-specific know-how and establishing sustainable, interdisciplinary networks for participants + institutions from around the globe. Since the IMZ Academy is committed to delivering hands-on experiences + applicable input, expert speakers share their professional insights using real-life examples and specific challenges. The goal is to further empower the cultural sector with in-

terdisciplinary collaborations and sustainable international networks. While an IMZ Academy is an immersive, interactive workshop usually with a duration of two days, an IMZ Academy Session is a shorter training unit in cooperation with another institution or event in order to foster synergies + connectivity. The year 2021 was very multifaceted, with one IMZ Flying Academy Pilot and two IMZ Academy Sessions. On top, representatives from the IMZ Network participated in the Annual Congress and General Assembly of the AEC Association Européenne des Conservatoires and presented the results of the IMZ Flying Academy 2021.

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IMZ ACADEMY SESSIONS 2021 IMZ ACADEMY SESSION 2021 “IS ANYBODY OUT THERE? RADICAL NEW WAYS TO REACH AUDIENCES IN THE PERFORMING ARTS” 25 March 2021 Karajan Music Tech Conference, online www.karajanmusictech.com HOSTS Peter Maniura, IMZ Academy Director (UK) Kay Meseberg, ARTE (DE) EXPERTS David Collins / Dominic Gray, Opera North (UK) Daniel Hope, Violist (UK) Annastina Haapasaari / Lili Paasikivi, Finnish National Opera + Ballet (FI) Stefan Mathieu, Kobalt Productions (DE)

IMZ ACADEMY SESSION AT KARAJAN MUSIC TECH “IS ANYBODY OUT THERE? RADICAL NEW WAYS TO REACH AUDIENCES IN THE PERFORMING ARTS” This online IMZ Academy Session at Karajan Music Tech explored innovative projects on how to connect with audiences and looked at three very different creative and technical case studies on reaching + connecting with audiences: Hope@Home by Arte, a digital portfolio by Opera North, and FEDORA Digital Prize 2020 Winner “Laila”. By merging Professionalisation, Audience Development + Innovation, the panel discussed the core themes of the industry and the IMZ. Thanks to all expert speakers and to Matthias Röder + the Karajan Institute Team for the cooperation and for working closely together for the 4th year in a row on exchanging + finding synergies.

IMZ ACADEMY EXPERT SESSION 2021 “INNOVATING THE FUTURE OF CLASSICAL MUSIC TV” The focus of this IMZ Academy Expert Session during the Golden Prague Festival was sharing key topics + opinions on the future of classical music within public-service broadcasters’ content strategies. As public-service broadcasters across Europe are redesigning their content slates to appeal to the full cross-session of the societies they serve, classical music can find itself marginalised, as more popular, contemporary genres allow broadcasters to reach wider audiences more effectively. 6 expert speakers offered insights into how broadcasters + producers can innovate by presenting classical music in new ways to reach new audiences.

IMZ ACADEMY EXPERT SESSION “EBU-IMZ PANEL INNOVATING THE FUTURE OF CLASSICAL MUSIC TV” 24 September 2021 Golden Prague Film Festival in Prague, Czech Republic + online HOSTS Katharina Jeschke, IMZ International Music + Media Centre (AT) Matthew Trustram, European Broadcasters Union (H) EXPERTS Nicolas Aboyneau, France Télévisions (FR) Wolfgang Bergmann, ARTE (DE) Arild Erikstad, NRK (NO) Miranda Harmer, Association of European Conservatoires (UK) Laetitia Huberti, RTBF (BE) Peter Sellars, Opera, Theatre + Festival director (US)

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IMZ FLYING ACADEMY 2021

IMZ FLYING ACADEMY PILOT 2021 “FOSTERING DIGITAL CRATIVITY AND INNOVATION IN THE PERFORMING ARTS” 1-2 June 2021 online HOST Peter Maniura, IMZ Academy Director (UK) EXPERTS Annastina Haapasaari / Lilli Paasikivi, Finnish National Opera + Ballet (FI) Miranda Harmer, Association of European Conservatoires (UK) Kay Meseberg, ARTE (DE) Yury Revich, Violinist (AT) PARTNERS Royal Conservatoire of The Hague Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama

IMZ FLYING ACADEMY PILOT “FOSTERING DIGITAL CREATIVITY AND INNOVATION IN THE PERFORMING ARTS” In June, the first internal pilot for the IMZ Flying Academy supported by the AEC Association Européenne des Conservatoires took place online. 12 students from the Koninklijk Conservatorium / Royal Conservatoire of The Hague and the Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama together with 5 performing arts + media experts discussed digitalisation in performing arts, conducted workshops on their own projects, and finally pitched them to the experts in speed dating sessions. This allowed the development of individual projects in an informal environment. The outcome showed great potential, leading to extending the programme in the upcoming years: with its body of experience and con34

tacts, the IMZ Flying Academy will train conservatoires + arts universities to incorporate digitalisation into their syllabus. Goal is to prepare students effectively for the challenges + opportunities presented by the digital world. This will happen by offering a bespoke programme from which conservatories and universities can choose according to their needs, schedule, and budgets, with support of the Association Européenne des Conservatoires. The IMZ wants to thank all motivated students as well as all experts for their valuable insight into the latest developments in the field and their constructive feedback! We are already excited to continue the project in the coming years!

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ONE-ON-ONE EXPERT SESSIONS

EXPERTS AT THE ONE-ON-ONE EXPERT SESSIONS AT AVANT PREMIÈRE 15-17 February 2021 online www.avant-premiere.net

Committed to opening new avenues + possibilities for its members + the performing arts film community, the IMZ regularly organises exclusive pitching opportunities. These sessions foster the development of music + dance film projects, facilitate business endeavours and promote young talent. In a speed dating format, emerging + established talents can pitch their projects to senior executives from major broadcasting companies and leading figures in the music + film industry. ONE-ON-ONE EXPERT SESSIONS AT AVANT PREMIÈRE 2021 For the 7th time in a row, Avant Première Music + Media Market 2021 offered the One-onOne Expert Sessions as a unique combination of knowledge transfer + business opportunity, this time online. The participants were invited

to book 10 minute time slots and to share their ideas with experts of their choice. 31 experts from a broad range of broadcasting companies to streaming platforms offered participants in 160 One-on-One Expert Sessions to pitch their projects and receive feedback on the spot. We are happy to see the format being so well received and therefore expanding every year!

BUYERS: Natalia Amarante Furtado, Canal Curta (BR) Nicolas Auboyneau, France Télévision (FR) Krishan Arora, SBS Television (AU) Arild Erikstad, NRK (NO) Lenka Broučková, Česká televize (CZ) Ditte Feuk, SVT Drama (SE) Tripp Hornick, Stage Access Inc. (UK) Gunny Hyoung, EBS Korea (KR) Marc Kirschner, Marquee.TV (FR) Ulrike Köstinger, Operabase (UK) Marcelo Lezama, AMC International – Latin America (AR) Bill O’Donnel, THIRTEEN Productions LLC for WNET (US) Jack Oliver, Sky (UK) Roberto Pisoni, Sky Arte HD, Sky Italy (IT) Dieter Schneider, ZDF/ARTE (DE) Martin Traxl, ORF - Österreichischer Rundfunk (AT) PRODUCERS + DISTRIBUTORS: Ben Batson, BBC (UK) Christian Beetz, beetz brothers film productions (DE) Ernst Buchrucker, Unitel (DE) Elmar Kruse, C Major Entertainment (DE) Aline Marrache, Universal Music France (FR) Erwin Stürzer, Naxos Audiovisual Division (DE) Peter Worsley, Mercury Studios (UK) Claus Wischmann, sounding images (DE)

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PREVIEW IMZ EVENT SCHEDULE 2022 Avant Première Music + Media Market Vienna 14-17 February 2022 / Vienna, Austria + online IMZ Academy Session at Karajan Music Tech Conference March/April 2022 / Salzburg, Austria IMZ at International Classical Music Awards 2022 21 April 2022 / Vaduz, Liechtenstein IMZ Academy Workshop: Live Multi-Camera Directing 26-28 April 2022 / Gothenburg, Sweden IMZ Round Table for Members Spring / online IMZ at Classical:NEXT 17-20 May 2022 / Hannover, Germany International Emmy® Awards Semi Final Round of Judging June 2022 / Vienna, Austria IMZ at Sunny Side of the Doc / PiXii Festival 20-23 June 2022 / La Rochelle, France Cinedans FEST ‘22 in partnership with dancescreen 22-26 June 2022 / Amsterdam, The Netherlands Film Festival at Vienna Rathausplatz July-September 2022 / Vienna, Austria Vienna Music Film Festival in Yekaterinburg July 2022 / Yekaterinburg, Russia IMZ Academy in cooperation with FEDORA NEXT STAGE Summer/Autumn 2022 / online IMZ at Ars Electronica 7-11 September 2022 / Linz, Austria IMZ at Golden Prague International Television Festival September 2022 / Prague, Czech Republic IMZ Round Table for Members Autumn / online IMZ at Frankfurter Buchmesse 2021 19-23 October 2021 / Frankfurt, Germany

IMZ at International Emmy® Awards Gala November 2022 / New York, United States

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MEMBERS + PARTNERS An international network of professionals in the performing arts film sector

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IMZ MEMBER ORGANISATIONS

AUSTRALIA

AUSTRIA

ABC Commercial

August Schram

DALEYLAMA Filmproduktion

Eliette und Herbert von Karajan Centrum

MUSIC TRAVELER PRODUCTIONS Felix Breisach Medienwerkstatt

fidelio

Lotus Records

Moonlake Entertainment

Only Hands Small

Oper im Steinbruch - Arenaria

ORF – Österreichischer Rundfunk

ORF-Enterprise

Salzburger Festspiele

ServusTV

Universal Edition

VBW International

BRAZIL

Wiener Staatsoper

Wiener Symphoniker

Visom Digital

CROATIA

Riddle Films

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CANADA

Larry Weinstein Productions

CZECH REPUBLIC

Unison

Czech Philharmonic

Czech Television

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DENMARK

ESTONIA

DR Danish National Symphony Orchestra & Choirs

Nordic Sound Streaming Association

Operabase

Heidi Pruuli

FINLAND

FRANCE

Aarno Cronvall

Kroma Productions

Lumikinos Production

Yle, The Finnish Broadcasting Company

ACT4 Productions

ARTE France

ARTE G.E.I.E.

Auditorium Films

Bel Air Media

France Télévisions

François Roussillon et Associés

Heliox Films

Idéale Audience

Les Films Jack Fébus

MUSEEC SAS / medici.tv

Opéra national de Paris

3B-Produktion – Büro für bewegtes Bild

Accentus Music

bce films & more

Benedict Mirow

GERMANY

Orchestre Philharmonique de Strasbourg

Telmondis Distribution

Xavier Dubois

ARD

ARTE Deutschland TV

Arthaus Musik

Bayerischer Rundfunk

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Berlin Phil Media

Bernhard Fleischer Moving Images

Beyond Frames GmbH

C Major Entertainment

Clasart Classic

Deutsche Grammophon GmbH

EuroArts Music International

German Dance Archive Cologne

Hessischer Rundfunk

IDAGIO GmbH

klangmalerei.tv

Kobalt Productions

Konozerthaus Berlin

LOFT music

Michael Witte Research Management

Mitteldeutscher Rundfunk

NAXOS Audiovisual Division

Norddeutscher Rundfunk

PARS Media

Pierre Boulez Saal

Radio Bremen

Rundfunk Berlin-Brandenburg

Saarländischer Rundfunk

Signed Media Produktion

sounding images

Südwestrundfunk

takt1

Tanzrauschen

Thomas Hieber

Unitel

PARSMEDIA

ITALY

Verein Beethoven-Haus Bonn

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WDR – Westdeutscher Rundfunk

ZDF – Zweites Deutsches Fernsehen

ZDF / 3sat

Dynamic s.r.l.

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JAPAN

RAI COM

LATVIA

NHK – Japan Broadcasting Corporation

NHK Enterprises

LATVIA LITHUANIA

LIECHTENSTEIN

KULMAG Kulturmanagement AG

Latvian Television

LATVIA MEXIKO

LRT - Lithuanian National Radioa and Television

NETHERLANDS

TV Unam

LATVIA NEW ZEALAND

Cinedans Dance on Screen

PetriArts Productions

Royal Conservatoire of The Hague

Minerva Productions

NORWAY

POLAND

Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra

NordicStories

PORTUGAL

TVP Kultura

Peiling Film & TV

RUSSIA

RTP – Rádio e Televisão de Portugal

SLOVENIA

The Russian State TV& Radio Broadcasting Company/ Russia- Kultura TV Channel

NRK – Norwegian Broadcasting Corporation

Russian State TV and Radio Music Centre

SPAIN

RTV / TV Slovenija

The Moscow Philharmonic Society

SWEDEN

SCARLATTI Arts international

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SWITZERLAND

Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra

Moment 22 Film & Video

Stockholm Concert Hall

SVT – Swedish Television

Hochschule der Künste Bern (HKB)

UNITED KINGDOM

BalletBoyz

BBC Music

Hofesh Shechter Company

Liberator Film Services

London Symphony Orchestra

Opus Arte

Poorhouse International

Stanza Media

The Arts Channel

Classic Arts Showcase

Dance Film San Francisco

New World Symphony

Outsider Pictures

Overtone Films

The Metropolitain Opera Association

THIRTEEN Productions LLC for WNET

RSI – Radiotelevisione Svizzera

SRF – Schweizer Radio und Fernsehen

Syquali Crossmedia

BBC Studios

English National Ballet

Hazel Wright

Marquee Arts

Mercury Studios

UNITED STATES

Pop Twist Entertainment

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IMPRINT The IMZ Activity Report 2021 is published by IMZ International Music + Media Centre Stiftgasse 29 1070 Vienna office@imz.at www.imz.at EDITOR RESPONSIBLE Katharina Jeschke EDITORS Anna Möslinger + Jacob Lassar LAYOUT Julia Rehberger

CREDIT PHOTOS 9 Fiona Castiñeira / 11 Marko Kovic/WKO, IMZ / 12 Studio Ouest/Jean-François Augé / 13 Czech Television / 15 IMZ / 17 Marko Kovic/WKO / 22 Ars Electronica/Martin Hieslmair / 23 FEDORA Platform, Irish National Opera / 24 ilanimationstudios.com / 25 Stadt Wien Marketing / 27 Vienna Music Film Festival Yekaterinburg / 28 Stadt Wien Marketing/Filip Malinowski / 29 Jakob Owensl / 31 Marko Kovic/WKO / 32 Hans Kraxner / 33 IMZ, Czech Television / 34 IMZ, Soundtrap / 35, 39 Marko Kovic/WKO DISCLAIMER The IMZ projects have been funded with the support from the European Commission. The European Commission‘s support for the production of this publication does not constitute an endorsement of the contents, which reflect the views of the authors only, and the Commission cannot be held responsible for any use which may be made of the information contained therein.

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