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 prizes for their promotion abroad. Up to 3 Spanish literary works with the possibility of adaptation to audiovisual screens will also participate.
The objective of CIIF Market is to strengthen networking between film producers, television channels, distributors, as well as other industry agents to promote the co-production of projects for the European and international markets.
Likewise, its purpose is to promote audiovisual creation and promote synergies between the film and publishing sectors.
PITCHING SESSIONS, CONFERENCES, MEETINGS AND LOCATIONS TOURS
One of the main novelties of CIIF Market 2021 is the holding of pitching sessions of the selected projects before national producers and receivers in person (if the development of the pandemic allows it) and international experts via streaming, who will be able to connect live to follow the presentations and intervene in the subsequent question time.
In this way, producers, platforms, channels, distributors and festival programmers from other countries who will not be able to attend in person due to the situation, will actively participate virtually.
Participants will have the opportunity to have a personalized agenda of meetings and activities with invited professionals and potential investors to co-produce their projects or adapt their literary works, in addition to attending different conferences and colloquiums, either in person or online if strictly necessary. due to the evolution of Covid.19, and they will be eligible for various prizes for their promotion abroad.
Finally, it is planned to carry out location tours to show the islands to new producers who are interested in shooting in the Canary Islands and the use of technology to continue with the productions.
NEW COLLABORATION AGREEMENTS
CIIF Market has reached a collaboration agreement with MAFIZ (Málaga Festival Industry Zone), through which two projects will be awarded with free accreditation to attend all the activities of the next edition of the industry area of the Malaga Festival.
On the other hand, the Canary Islands International Film Market has signed an agreement with CLAC (Canary Islands Audiovisual Cluster), through which the last winning project of the Canary Islands Film Accelerator program is automatically selected in the market. In this way, CIIF Market 2021 already has a participating feature film project, “Pescadores del desierto”, produced by Siroco Factory and directed by the Gran Canaria filmmaker Ayoze O’Shanahan.
It should also be noted that Secuoya Studios, the large factory promoted by Grupo Secuoya for fiction, unscripted and film content in Spanish for platforms, producers, operators and broadcasters in the United States, Latin America and Spain, joins CIIF Market as an analyst of the projects that will be selected in this edition.
Along with Secuoya Studios there are important recipients in search of new talent and creativity to produce quality content, companies and regular collaborators of CIIF Market such as Atresmedia Cine, Latido Films, Filmax, Televisión Pública de Canarias (RTVC), Tenerife Film Commission, Cluster Audiovisual de Canarias, Canary Islands Film, Macaronesia Films, Music Library & SFX and Filmarket Hub, among other entities that will be confirmed soon.
This edition of the Canary Islands International Film Market will also be attended by writers and editors who will have the opportunity to present their literary works to analyze the possibilities of adaptation to different screens.
In the latest editions of the market, around 300 professionals, 150 companies and 90 projects from 15 countries have participated. More than thirty feature films produced, with global investment figures that exceed 70 million euros and which began their journey at the CIIF Market, guarantee its success.