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.
Our multi-faceted activities are hence aimed at connecting + strengthening the performing arts film sector. 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.
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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 presentation + exposure opportunities
- Meet potential co-production 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 development in the cultural film industry
- Spread your news through the vast IMZ network
- Expand your professional network on a global scale
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In order to foster a thriving present and future for the performing arts and audiovisual media as well as its diverse stakeholders, our activities are based on four main pillars:
MARKET ACCESS + NETWORK
As the international network for the cultural film industry we connect the creators of the performing arts – the world’s renowned stages, dance companies, opera and concert houses – with the audiovisual branches – film and TV production, distribution, public and private broadcasting and streaming platforms. Regular industry gatherings and b2b events enhance the quality + span of the network and foster business relations among participants.
Furthermore, the IMZ hosts b2b events that act as marketplace for music + dance films:
In order 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 as a whole.
The distribution of cultural content through audiovisual media reaches + engages new audiences. In order to build on this effect, the IMZ has been programming Music Film Festivals worldwide since the festival character and the free admission allow for low barriers to attend. Additionally, audience development is also a crucial topic in the IMZ’s professionalisation efforts.
Innovation and staying on the pulse of time are deeply embedded in all IMZ activities. Additionally, we specifically engage in showcasing pioneering technologies for the Arts and spearheads working groups on innovative approaches + solutions for the specialised industry.
Connecting Europe and the World
The Creative Europe programme provides support for European Networks to help the cultural and creative sectors to operate transnationally and to strengthen their competiveness.
Seeing that the IMZ’s missions align in many regards, we are proud to act as an Ambassador for the Creative Europe programme and the notion of European and transnational connectivity + cultural exchange. While our activities might be concentrated in but not restricted to Europe alone, the support of the EU allows the IMZ to intensify and expand its activities with a global impact.
Through the Creative Europe - Culture Sub-Programme - Support to European Networks programme the relations between participating networks are strengthened and the IMZ is very happy to be more closely involved with the other 27 European organisations committed to cultural excellence.
The IMZ in 2 minutes! What is the IMZ International Music + Media Centre? And how can our services help to promote your business? Find out more with our trailer!
The IMZ in 2 minutes!
What is the IMZ International Music + Media Centre? And how can our services help to promote your business? Find out more with our trailer!