FAQ: Avant Première 2021

Last updated: 13 January 2021

Do you have questions about this year's online format?
 Here are answers to your questions!

Please make sure to visit this page every now + then, since we update it regularly with useful information:



How does this online edition of Avant Première work?
The event will take place online via the matchmaking + online event solution b2match Organiser Tool, where you can:

  • access the Avant Première Screenings + Market Screenings
  • take part in the conference programme + One-on-one Expert Sessions
  • arrange + hold your meetings with all registered participants

You can experience Avant Première in its fullness thanks to a seamless digital experience!


How do the ticket categories differ from the last years?
Find out what’s in your ticket here.
Avant Première 2021 offers one ticket category only: the Online Festival Pass.
Participants with an online ticket get access to the entire programme online: screenings, conference programme, matchmaking opportunities + contact tool for participants.

I registered with an on-site ticket for Avant Première 2021. Will you refund me since Avant Première is taking place online?
Yes. On-site tickets will be converted into online tickets and the difference will be refunded. The IMZ will get in touch with you. Please read our Terms + Conditions for more detailed information.


I will be screening at the Avant Première Screenings. How does this work online?
The entire screenings programme will be streamed for all Avant Première participants via the B2Match Organiser Tool, to which all participants have access. For more details, please get in touch with Claudia Kruzik (c.kruzik(at)imz.at).

What is the new Highlights Section in the Avant Première Screening Catalogue?
We want to enhance the visibility of productions in these challenging times by giving the opportunity to present more productions. At the same time, we want to provide buyers with access to content.
Therefore, this year's Avant Première Screenings will feature not only 560 of the latest music + dance films, but also 90 highlight productions from 2015-2019. All these productions will be included in the Avant Première Screenings Catalogue 2021, which will feature a special Highlights Section.



How can Avant Première + the IMZ support me in these challenging times?

First, the IMZ supports you and other 600 international representatives from the music + dance film industry by hosting Avant Première, the largest trade fair of its kind. Here's how Avant Première 2021 supports you.

The IMZ can support you through the IMZ Membership. Here’s how:

  • IMZ Members get special rates for Avant Première tickets, advertising + partnership deals
  • Full + Affiliate IMZ Members present their productions at the Avant Première Screenings to an audience of buyers, coproduction partners + financiers
  • The IMZ provides you as a member with fast, spot-on individualised support whenever you need it.
  • The IMZ is your shortcut to valuable business + matchmaking opportunities
  • During the IMZ Member Session at Avant Première, members get together within a framework of trust to jointly decide + vote on what’s best for the industry – all for one, one for all!


I’ve got more questions. Who can I turn to?

If you couldn’t find an answer to your question(s), please get in touch with Madeleine Seaman at office(at)imz.at. The IMZ Team is happy to help!


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