Opening Ceremony on 18 Feb

Celebrate the first Avant Première Day with us!

After the first day of screenings, insights + professional networking, join us for the official Opening Ceremony on 18 February at 17:00 and mingle with experts + industry representatives from all over the world.

Please note that guest list places are limited and allocated on a first come first serve basis.
Contact us at office@imz.at until 25 January 2018 if you would like to join us!

Sunday 18 Feb 201817:00 - 22:00Scandic Hotel Potsdamer Platz,
Networking Area

Welcome Drinks and Words of Welcome from IMZ President Arild Erikstad

17:00-17:30

Opening Ceremony: Live Performance of Igudesman & Joo + Keynote Speech of Barbara Gessler

17:30-18:30

IGUDESMAN & JOO
Aleksey Igudesman and Hyung-ki Joo are two classical musicians who have taken the world by storm with their unique and hilarious theatrical shows, which combine comedy with classical music and popular culture.

BARBARA GESSLER
Head of Unit Creative Europe at European Commission – Directorate General for Education, Youth, Sport and Culture

Barbara Gessler has worked for the European Parliament for a MEP and in the European Commission Directorate General’s Unit for Audiovisual Policy before she advised the umbrella organisation of German cultural organisations Deutscher Kulturrat on European affairs. After that, she ran the Culture Unit at the Education, Audiovisual and Culture Executive Agency which implements the EU's funding programmes in these areas. Since 2017 she is responsible for the culture sub-programme at Directorate General Education, Youth, Sport and Culture.

Special Screening “Sound-Treck Europe”

18:30-19:30

Join us for the Special Screening “Sound-Treck Europe”, presented by EuroArts Music International.