23 Feb CANARY ISLANDS INTERNATIONAL FILM MARKET 2021 OPENS CALL FOR ENTRIES UNTIL MARCH 15, 2021
The XVII edition of the Canary Islands International Film Market will be held loaded with great news in a hybrid format, both in person and online, on April 28, 29 and 30, 2021.
A maximum of 12 European and/or international film and/or audiovisual projects will be selected to be presented in pitching sessions before national and international experts and will be eligible for outstanding awards aimed for international dissemination.
CIIF Market has reached important collaboration agreements with MAFIZ (Malaga Festival Industry Zone) and CLAC (Canary Islands Audiovisual Cluster), thus continuing its goal of becoming a reference platform for the development of projects and the search for new talents within the film and audiovisual scenario.
CIIF MARKET 2021 REQUIREMENTS
International and European Production Companies can enter their feature, documentary, TV movies & series film projects in development. The projects must have at least 20% of the budget already secured. Trans-media, cross-media and multi-platform projects that have as one of its main premises the cinematographic film are also accepted.
The main selection criteria will be based on the quality of projects aimed for the international marketplace, the talent of the directors or producers and the viability of the financing plan. It will be taken into account if it is the first time that the project is entered to a market; that the producer has at least partnered an international coproduction; the innovation in formats and the approach of new formulas of distribution and financing, as well as, previous works by the director and/or producer.
PITCHING SESSIONS, LECTURES, MEETINGS AND LOCATION TOURS
Amongst CIIF Market 2021 good news are the projects pitching sessions. Delegates will pitch to experts attending the market (if the development of the pandemic allows it) and via streaming to international experts, who will be able to connect live to follow the presentations and take part in the subsequent Q&A sessions.
Thus, producers, platforms, channels, distributors and festival programmers from other countries who will not be able to attend due to the situation, will actively participate virtually.
Participants will have a personalized agenda of meetings and activities with invited key producers and potential investors to coproduce their projects or adapt their literary works. Also, they will attend a series of conferences and lectures, either in person or online if strictly necessary for the evolution of the Covid.19 pandemic. Projects are also eligible for a series of awards aimed to access the international marketplace.
Finally, the programme also includes location tours to show the islands to new producers interested in filming in the Canary Islands and the use of technology to continue with their productions.
CIIF MARKET AWARDS FOR INTERNATIONAL DISSEMINATION OF THE AUDIOVISUAL AND CINEMATOGRAPHIC PRODUCTIONS
CIIF Market 2021 adds two new awards this year, one created through the new collaboration agreement with MAFIZ, and a new one for the literary work with the greatest possibilities of being adapted, increasing to seven the number of awards (with eight winners) that will be granted to promote the development and internationalization of film productions.
CIIF MARKET was born 18 years ago with the objective of becoming a meeting point for European producers, distributors and investors, with the aim of promoting the international coproduction of feature films, documentaries and television series aimed for the global market.
Facts & figures of last editions guarantee its success: around 300 professionals, 150 companies and 90 projects from 15 countries; more than thirty feature films that began their journey at CIIF Market have been produced, with global investment figures exceeding 70 million euros.
Production Companies/Producers interested in participating in the XVII edition of CANARY ISLANDS INTERNATIONAL FILM MARKET may enter their projects or literary works until March 15, 2021, through the online registration form available on the market website: www.ciifmarket.com
The registration form must include acceptance of the terms & regulations. In case necessary, participants are requested to provide links in order to allow the organization to download any additional audiovisual material. Audiovisual materials in physical storage formats are not allowed. If the files weight more than 6MB, these should be sent via we-transfer to the following email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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