Avant Première Music + Media Market Berlin

Avant Première is the largest international trade fair for cultural TV content
and presents latest film productions for worldwide transmission.
Avant Première: See performing arts films before they premiere.


The largest trade fair for cultural TV and performing arts in audiovisual media. Trade show, Market Place, Screenings, Conference, Exhibition and Networking Event: All in one place for four days!

What’s on

Find out what to expect at Avant Première in three minutes!


See who joins us in Berlin! Our participant list allows you to filter according to countries, branches or involvement at the Avant Première so you can easily prepare meetings and presentations.


From 17-21 February 2018 the international cultural film industry met in Berlin and took over the Hotel Scandic Berlin Potsdamer Platz.
This fifth edition of Avant Première Music + Media Market Berlin set again new records and was one of the most succesful and fruitful editions to date.

  • 598 participants from 37 countries
    from all over the world

  • 1435 minutes of exclusive previews
    to a record number of
    600 music + dance films presented by
    70 international key market players

  • 4 music + dance films screened at EFM European Film Market

  • 39 international experts
    presented during the cutting-edge conference programme

  • A whole day dedicated to innovative technologies for arts + film with a focus on VR, AR and 360°

  • 10 major broadcasters shared
    their future programming + acquisition strategies

Get involved

Thank you! This was Avant Première 2018!

Avant Première 2018 was an amazing and record-breaking edition! Check out our picture gallery to revive the experience!


Our audience of industry representatives has spoken and voted for the most entertaining showreels in the Avant Première Screenings. See who took home the Golden Elk Award!


Did you make a great connection and forgot to take a business card? Were you excited to meet someone but missed them? Reach out to other Avant Première Participants!

Special Focus “Innovation Day”

Stay on the forefront of future developments in the performing arts film sector and join us when diverse speakers share their unique insights from encompassing perspectives.

Special Focus “Meet the North”

Avant Première 2018 shines a spotlight on Northern countries and allows them to comprehensively promote their business to international industry peers. Check out how to get involved!


Learn what major buyers want! Join on Tuesday, 20 Feb when representatives from major international broadcasters share their future programming + acquisition strategy for cultural content.

One-on-One Expert Session

Talk to the right people: Pitch your project to decision makers from international broadcasting companies and get expert advice! Learn how to reserve your slot!

Networking Opportunity: Opening Ceremony on 18 FEB

Join us together with experts, decision makers and stars from the performing arts + film industry for a lively Opening Ceremony with rousing programme!

Cooperation with EFM European Film Market

Avant Première continues to expand its cooperation with the EFM and hence four performing arts film productions will be screened at EFM.

Programme Highlight: Special Presentation BTHVN2020

Under the BTHVN2020 brand, the 250th birthday of the genius will be celebrated. Managing Artistic Director Christian Lorenz presents their plans.

Programme Highlight: “Barbara Hannigan - Taking Risks“

Multifaceted artist Barbara Hannigan will be attending to present this documentary project that accompanied her while preparing her first opera.

Programme Highlight: VR Exhibition

Get inspired and learn about the multi-faceted possibilities with VR and check out state-of-the-art technologies, solutions and concepts. Check out the exhibitors!

70 % of productions which will be broadcasted in my slot are those that I collect here at Avant Première.

Masumi Kawaguchi
Senior Producer,
NHK – Japan Broadcasting Company

It's a market place but at the same time, it's a place of ideas.

Thomas Oberender
Managing Director,
Berliner Festspiele

Avant Première is important because it's the ideal place to meet those people who either programme or produce or distribute classical music.

Jan Mojto

Avant Première Partners