EBU-IMZ International Co-Production Development Pitching Session

EBU-IMZ INTERNATIONAL
CO-PRODUCTION DEVELOPMENT PITCHING SESSION

Dedicated to the business promotion of its members, the IMZ presents a new business opportunity and support for intended future productions.

Exclusively for IMZ Members, the European Broadcasting Union EBU offers a new pitching format, supporting the development and research for intended film / TV coproductions (pitch I). In a second section of this call, furthermore EBU members will be offered the chance to join as coproduction partners for intended productions (pitch II).

GENERAL INFORMATION


FINANCING UP TO 20.000 EUR

The winning proposal can obtain up to 20.000 EUR development financing behalf of the EBU.

WHO CAN PARTICIPATE?
All Full and Affiliate IMZ Members may submit proposals.

ELIGIBILITY
Eligible project proposals are productions of music and dance programming of any kind. Some suggested topics of interest are mentioned below (for guidance only):

  • Projects lending themselves to distributed co-production (i.e. production in multiple territories, using co-producers' technical resources)
  • Projects offering unique access to a musical personality
  • Projects presenting classical music or opera to young audiences
  • Projects linked to major late 2017 / early 2018 anniversaries (Russian Revolution 1917, Reformation in Europe 1517)
  • Projects containing an online or digital delivery element.

JURY


The EBU Broadcasters Jury consists of the following representatives:

Nicolas Auboyneau, Head of Music & Performing Arts at France Télévisions
Danica Dolinar, Head of Music & Dance at RTV / TV Slovenija
Arild Erikstad, Executive Producer, Editor Music TV at NRK Norwegian Broadcasting Corporation
Laetitia Huberti, Chief editor for Classical Music at RTBF
Robert Kamyk, Head of Music Programmes at TVP
Lothar Mattner, Head of Classical Music & Dance at WDR
Ieva Rozentale, Head of Culture at Latvian Television
Martin Traxl, Head of Culture Department at ORF

 

 

SCHEDULE + DEADLINES

until 3 May 2016 Deadline to send in your proposal to the IMZ Office
4 May 2016 Pre-selection by the EBU Music & Dance Bureau
9 May 2016 Announcement of selected proposals by the IMZ
15 June 2016 Pitch I, Vienna
20 June 2016 Announcement of the winning project by the IMZ
September 2016 Announcement of winning project at 53rd International Television Festival Golden Prague
February 2017 Pitch II, Berlin

PITCH I:
PITCHING FOR DEVELOPMENT FUNDING

Who can participate?
All Full and Affiliate IMZ Members.

Date + Location
15 June 2016, 14:00 - 16:30
MUK - Music and Arts University
of the City of Vienna
Johannesgasse 4a, 1010 Vienna, Turmsaal, 3rd floor.

Duration of pitch
A 10 min presentation is available per proposal, followed by 10 min Q&A.

PITCH II:
PITCHING FOR POTENTIAL EBU COPRODUCTION

Who can participate?
Only the winning proposal of pitch I.

Pitch II will take place at Avant Première Music + Media Market Berlin 2017 and offers potential additional coproduction support on behalf of the European Broadcasting Union to the winning proposal of pitch I.

Date + Location
15 February 2017
Avant Première main venue, Hotel Scandic Potsdamer Platz Berlin
Gabriele-Tergit Promenade 19, 10963 Berlin

HOW TO APPLY + FURTHER INFORMATION


Applicants are asked to complete the application form and return it signed to project coordinator Claudia Kruzik at the IMZ Office Vienna until 3 MAY 2016 to c.kruzik(at)imz.at.

CONTACT


For questions please contact the project coordinator at the IMZ Office in Vienna:

Claudia Kruzik
IMZ International Music + Media Centre
Stiftgasse 29
1070 Vienna
c.kruzik(at)imz.at

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