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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) 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 per- forming 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!

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 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!

IMZ AT GOLDEN PRAGUE ITF

EBU-IMZ OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT AWARD

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.

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

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

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

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THE INTERNATIONAL TRADE FAIR FOR CULTURAL TV CONTENT + THE PERFORMING ARTS FILM INDUSTRY

14-17 February 2022 online + hybrid* www.avant-premiere.net

INTERNATIONAL EMMY® AWARDS SEMI FINAL ROUND OF JUDGING

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!

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!

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

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)

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 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)