Advice for First-Timers

It is your first time at Avant Première or you want to learn how you can further benefit from this industry gathering? Then join us at this info session in the course of the Warm-up Brunch!

Senior representatives from the hosting organisation of Avant Première – the IMZ International Music + Media Centre – give an overview of the global network for performing arts film and the annual industry gathering. Furthermore, IMZ Members and Avant Première Participants from the production company Riddle Films share their experiences, success stories and provide useful networking tips.

Learn how to the make most out of Avant Première and join us for this informative session including the opportunity to meet + mingle with other participants!


Jason Charters

Producer at Riddle Films

Jason Charters is a founder at Riddle Films, dedicated to capturing the performing arts and making them accessible to as broad an audience as possible. Credits include "Dreaming of a Jewish Christmas", "Leon Redbone: Please Don’t Talk About Me When I’m Gone" and "Joel Krosnick: What to Play Next".

Liam Romalis

Producer at Riddle Films

Liam Romalis is a producer at Riddle Films, a boutique Canadian production company that specialises in films about art and culture with an emphasis on music. Collaborations include The Banff Centre for the Arts, The Royal Conservatory of Music, The McMichael Canadian Art Collection, Ottawa Chamberfest and The Azrieli Foundation.

Katharina Jeschke

Secretary General at IMZ International Music + Media Centre

Katharina has joined the IMZ, the host and organiser of Avant Première, in 2009 and has been leading the international business network for music + dance films as Secretary General since 2017. Prior to that she was responsible for PR and TV + Media productions at the Haydn Anniversary Year in 2009 as well as for music, dance + theatre projects at the Vienna Mozart Year in 2006 and has gained various experiences in the cultural sector at music festivals and artist’s agencies.

Henk van der Meulen

Principal at Royal Conservatoire The Hague and Vice-President of the IMZ International Music + Media Centre

Henk is Principal of the Royal Conservatoire and Vice-Chairman of the Board of Management of the University of the Arts The Hague as well as Vice-President of the IMZ International Music + Media Centre. Prior to that, Henk had been Head of the Music and Dance Department of NPS – Netherlands Programme Service, a public broadcaster with special responsibilities towards arts and culture.

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