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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 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 specializes in film 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 the IMZ International Music + Media Centre

Katharina joined the IMZ, hosting organisation of Avant Première, in 2009 and has been leading the international business network for music + dance films as Secretary General since 2017. She has gained extensive experience in the cultural sector, having been in charge of PR and TV + Media productions at the Haydn Anniversary Year in 2009, as well as music, dance + theatre projects at the Vienna Mozart Year in 2006.

Henk van der Meulen

Principal at Royal Conservatoire of The Hague + Vice-chairman at University of the Arts The Hague

Henk van der Meulen was appointed Principal at the Royal Conservatoire of The Hague in 2008. Prior to that, he was Head of Music + Dance at NPS – Netherlands programme Service, a public broadcaster with special responsibilities towards art + culture.


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