FAQ / Avant Première 2021

Last updated: 13 October 2020

Where will Avant Première 2021 take place? What happens with my ticket if I cannot travel? What safety precautions will be taken at the event? Here are answers to your questions!

LOCATION

 
HYBRID AVANT PREMIÈRE + TICKETS

 
AVANT PREMIÈRE SCREENINGS + COVID19

 
COVID-19 – SAFETY MEASURES

 
ABOUT THE IMZ

LOCATION

Where will Avant Première 2021 take place?

Avant Première 2021 will exceptionally take place in Vienna, Austria.
The exact location is:

WKO Wirtschaftskammer Österreich
Wiedner Hauptstraße 63
1045 Vienna
Austria

Why is Avant Première 2021 taking place in Vienna instead of Berlin?
Berlin is the usual location of Avant Première Music + Media Market Berlin – hence our name! Only exceptionally in 2021, Avant Première will take place in Vienna where the IMZ Team is based. We aim at providing participants with the positive experience, business opportunities + valuable insights that they expect from Avant Première!


 

HYBRID AVANT PREMIÈRE + TICKETS


How does this “hybrid” Avant Première edition work exactly?
As part of the IMZ’s ongoing digitalisation strategy and to counteract pandemic-related accessibility challenges, Avant Première 2021 will be a hybrid event, this means:
The programme taking place on-site in Vienna will also be available online for all registered participants, guaranteeing maximum accessibility + visibility. You can join from wherever you are!

What are the benefits of this hybrid Avant Première 2021? What’s in it for me?
There are many reasons to participate at Avant Première 2021. Here are just a few:

The hybrid character of Avant Première 2021 provides for higher accessibility – the screenings + conference programme will also be available online for all registered participants. You can either join Avant Première in Vienna, or register with an Online Pass and join from wherever you are!

Moreover, this hybrid edition of Avant Première boosts visibility for participants:
On the one hand, thanks to new on-site + online promotion possibilities. On the other hand, IMZ Members can present up to 3 highlight productions from 2015-19 in addition to their regular submission. And at the same time, this provides buyers with access to more content…a win-win initiative by the IMZ!

As the largest industry event for the performing arts film + TV industry, Avant Première gives you more valuable business contacts than you can make in a whole year and a conference programme tailored to your current needs. And as in previous years, Avant Première participants profit from our cooperation with EFM European Film Market, the business section of Berlin International Film Festival.

See all reasons to participate at Avant Première 2021 here!


How do the ticket categories differ from the last years? What is the difference between the on-site + online tickets?
We are aware of the possibility that some may not be able to travel to Vienna for the physical event. Therefore, we offer both on-site and online tickets for Avant Première 2021! Participants with an online ticket get access to the online tools, where the entire screening + conference programme as well as the contact tool for participants will be available. An on-site ticket (Day Pass or Festival Pass) gives you access to the physical event in Vienna AND to the online tools. Find out what’s in your ticket here!


I’ve got an on-site ticket for Avant Première 2021. Will you refund me if the on-site Avant Première in Vienna should be cancelled due to Covid-19?
Should we be forced to cancel the physical Avant Première due to Covid-19, the event will still take place online. On-site tickets will be converted into online tickets and the difference will be refunded within a reasonable timeframe after the event due from 14-18 February 2021. Please read our Terms + Conditions for more detailed information!

I’ve got an on-site ticket for Avant Première 2021. Will you refund me if I cannot travel to Vienna due to Covid-19?
Should you not be able to travel to Vienna, your on-site ticket will be converted into an online ticket. The difference will be refunded within a reasonable timeframe after the event due from 14-18 February 2021. Please read our Terms + Conditions for more detailed information!

 

 

AVANT PREMIÈRE SCREENINGS + COVID19

I will be screening at the Avant Première Screenings. What happens to my screening slot if the on-site Avant Première in Vienna should be cancelled due to Covid-19?
Your screening slot is safe. Should we be forced to cancel the physical Avant Première due to Covid-19, Avant Première will still take place online, where the screenings + conference programme will be streamed for all Avant Première participants!


I will be screening at the Avant Première Screenings. What happens to my screening slot if I cannot travel due to Covid-19?

Your screening slot is safe. In case you cannot travel to Vienna, your showreel will still be screened on-site in Vienna as well as online for all registered participants. Additionally, you can send us your 2 minutes introduction as a video together with your showreel. For more detailed information, please consult the Agreement document.


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 this year. At the same time, we want to provide buyers with access to content! Therefore, the Avant Première Screenings Catalogue 2021 will include a special Highlights Section. In addition to your regular submissions, you can submit up to 3 highlight productions from 2015-2019, which will be included in this special section of the Catalogue. And if you want to, you can even include these highlights in your showreel!


Can the access to the on-site Avant Première Screenings be denied after a certain capacity has been reached?
Depending on the regulations applicable in Austria at the time of the event, the number of on-site participants may exceed the imposed maximum capacity of the Screening Hall. We are aware of this and will make sure that everyone has access to the screenings!



 

COVID-19 – SAFETY MEASURES


Which hygiene + safety measures will be applied on-site at Avant Première in Vienna?
Avant Première in Vienna will be held in absolute compliance with the hygiene regulations applicable in Austria. Our Covid-19 prevention measures for a pandemic-proof event are being examined by the local authorities and we will communicate the details as soon as they are approved. However, we have already drawn up these guidelines to provide you with a safe experience!


What are the current Covid-19 safety regulations in Austria?
Please visit the website of the Federal Ministry of Health for daily updated information.


What are current travel restrictions in Austria?
To see for which countries Austria has imposed travel restrictions, visit the website of the Federal Ministry of Austria for European an International Affairs. To find out if your country has issued travel restrictions for Vienna or Austria, please contact the authorities in your country.


Will I be informed in case of an infection?
Yes. In compliance with the GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation), we will hold the data ready for the authorities. This way we can guarantee that all necessary measures can be implemented in case of an infection. We will provide more details, soon!

 

 

ABOUT THE IMZ 

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:

  • Meet more valuable business contacts than one can make in a whole year
  • This year’s Avant Première Screenings will present not only the latest music + dance films, but also the best Highlights from the last 5 years!
  • A conference programme tailor-made to cover your current needs
  • Higher accessibility: the screenings + conference programme will be available online for all registered participants. Plus, you + your colleagues can join from wherever you are!
  • Thanks to our cooperation with EFM European Film Festival, boost the visibility of your productions + keep one foot in Berlin!
  • And there’s more…here are more reasons to join Avant Première 2021!

 

What is more: 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 (office(at)imz.at) – the IMZ Team will be happy to help!

     

     

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