About the event
Avant Première 2022 shined a special spotlight on performing arts documentaries and offered filmmakers and producers the possibility to take their projects further!
As Sunny Side of the Doc and IMZ wish to encourage digital creation, a second pitching session was exclusively dedicated to digital content within the performing arts - innovative stories or digital installations created through new convergences of documentary, culture and immersive technologies.
Selected projects could pitch directly to international decision-makers and receive expert feedback on the spot.
Avant Première took place during the EFM European Film Market and the Berlinale through a fully on-site experience from 14-17 February 2022.
Performing arts documentary
Linear 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.
This is not a Kanga [WINNER]
Wonder Maria / Bruno Cabral
Women who Dance
Ping & Pong Productions + Rendez-vous en terre promise / Dominique Guerin
The Last Gladiators in the Opera Ring - Of the Devine Voice in Confusing Times
Gruppe 5 Filmproduktion GmbH / Stefan Schneider
Time, No Changes: Miles Davis' Second Great Quintet
Auditorium Films / Natalie Gomez
Breaking Music 02 - Klezmer
AMC Networks International – Latin America / Marcelo Lezama
Native web formats, new media narratives and multi-platform content projects, as well as projects in 360, VR, AR, XR, Binaural Sound or Big Format (Dome) films in the genre of performing arts.
Alternates (Bergantian) [WINNER]
CinemaLeap Inc. / Lynn Song
The Cathedral of Monet
Asisi F&E GmbH / Mathias Thiel
The Sound of the Ages
Beyond Frames GmbH / Michael Gebendorfer
In association with our partner IMZ International Music + Media Centre
The Vienna-based IMZ International Music + Media Centre is a nonprofit organisation that 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 the performing arts in and through audiovisual media in order to make music + dance performances available for future generations but also to reach + engage new audiences through the more easily accessible medium film.
As a global business network for more than 150 IMZ Member Organisations, the IMZ provides relevant information + opportunities for those active at the intersection of performing arts + media: leading film + TV production companies, public + private broadcasters, streaming platforms, distributors + record labels as well as opera houses, concert halls, orchestras and dance companies.