About Avant Première Music + Media Market Berlin

The international trade fair for performing arts films
While premières are shown on film festivals, Avant Première presents performing arts films even earlier and hence offers a crucial information advantage to its participants. More than 550 international experts from major public and private broadcasting stations, distribution companies and production firms gather to get exclusive previews. The Avant Première Screenings provide a comprehensive synopsis of 600 music and dance films, documentaries, portraits, concerts and live recordings - ranging from classical music to contemporary and pop.


The market for a specialised industry
International experts and decision makers from the film and TV industry come together with funding institutions, opera houses, orchestras, dance companies, music labels, streaming and on demand platforms, festivals and creative entrepreneurs like directors, script writers and artists at this unique trade fair for performing arts film.


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Five days filled with rousing programme, crucial insights and opportunities and engaging events:

  • Avant Première Screenings offer an exclusive preview of 600 music and dance films
  • Panels, Talks and Special Presentations cover current issues of the industry, including the latest developments in innovative technologies for the Arts (VR, AI, 8K, TimeLab, etc,)
  • One-on-One Expert Sessions allow for direct advice and pitching opportunities
  • Booth area for company presentations
  • Networking Lounge to foster connections and exchange
  • Special events, exclusive parties and entertainment



Avant Première brought to you by IMZ International Music + Media Centre

Avant Première is hosted by IMZ International Music + Media Centre, a global network for leading international production companies, public TV stations, broadcasting and distribution institutions, opera houses, cultural and educational institutions, festivals and music labels. It is dedicated to the promotion and dissemination of music and dance in the audiovisual media.

Among its 150 international member organisations are major market players like BBC, ZDF, ARTE, the Metropolitan Opera New York, Vienna State Opera, London Symphony Orchestra, Berlin Phil, Unitel, EuroArts or Universal Music as well as individual members like composers, choreographers, musicians and directors.


Dedicated to the business promotion of its members, the IMZ connects producers with co-producers, financiers, buyers or distributors, provides networking and pitching opportunities, circulates relevant industry news and information, and administers resources like a comprehensive film database and a directory for the cultural film industry.

Furthermore, the IMZ is committed to the viability and sustainable development of the sector and hence also engages in young talent promotion through the IMZ Academy series and in audience development efforts by programming music film festivals worldwide.


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