Canary Islands International Film Market (CIIF Market) opens the registration period to participate in its XVI edition, which will take place from October 8 to 12, 2019.

One of the most outstanding audiovisual events returns with important news. CIIF Market will gather in Santa Cruz de Tenerife film producers, TV channels, international distributors and other industry agents, with the aim of becoming a meeting point and business space to promote the co-production of projects aimed for the international marketplace.

Likewise, to boost audiovisual creation and promote synergies between the cinematographic and publishing sectors, for the first time, Canary literary works with possibilities of being adapted to different screens can also participate.

CIIF Market is organized by Festeam Comunicación y Eventos S.L., with the sponsorship of the Government of the Canary Islands, through Canarias Cultura en Red and PROEXCA, Tenerife Council, through the Tenerife Film Commission; Santa Cruz de Tenerife Town Hall; Development Society of Santa Cruz de Tenerife and the collaboration of Atresmedia Cine, Macaronesia Films, Filmarket Hub, Canary Islands Audiovisual Cluster, Music Library & SFX, Rahn Mercedes Benz and ZEC.


Unpublished fiction feature film projects, documentary film projects, TV movies and TV series in development (european and international projects) searching for funding may be entered. It is necessary that all projects have at least secured 20% of the total budget. Transmedia, crossmedia and multiplatform projects can also be registered, provided that these have as one of their main focus the cinematographic film.

The call is also open to the participation of literary works by authors born or resident in the Canary Islands, fiction and nonfiction (novels, tales, plays, essays, etc.), of all genres and sub-genres (drama, comedy, etc.). and aimed at all types of audiences (children, youngsters, adults).

CIIF Market 2019 will select up to a total of 10 projects and 4 literary works, taking into account the quality criteria, international projection, talent of the producers and/or directors and viability of the financing plan. The fact that it is the first time that the project is presented in a market, that the producer has partnered at least one international co-production, the innovation in formats and the approach to new formulas of distribution and financing, as well as, previous works by the director and/or producer will be taken into account also.

In the case of Canary literary works, the quality, the talent of the authors and the possibility of being adapted to cinema, TV or digital platforms will also be taken into account.

Participants will have a personalized agenda of meetings with the invited professionals and potential investors to co-produce their projects or adapt their literary works. In addition, all participants will have free access to attend a series of presentations, workshops and colloquiums. Participants will also qualify for a series of awards aimed to promote their works abroad.


More than 170 industry professionals, 110 companies and 70 projects from 12 countries have participated in the latest editions of the market. Around 30 feature films that began their journey at CIIF Market have already been produced, with global investment figures exceeding 65 million euro, guarantee the success of this event.

The XVI edition of Canary Islands International Film Market will continue its trajectory as an important network and a useful tool for the participating projects, providing these with access and knowledge about the different financing channels and the search for international co-producers for their cinematographic and audiovisual projects, reinforcing networking amongst the audiovisual sector.


CIIF Market 2019 will give two new awards (Macaronesia Films Award and Music Library & SFX Award), which join those given in previous editions, making a total of five awards intended to promote the development of film production:

CIIF Market Award for the project with the greatest international projection, with a cash amount of 1,200 euro that must be used to attend an international market of the producer’s choice.

Canarias Cultura en Red Award for the best Canary project, which will award the winner with a travel grant to attend a sectorial and/or international audiovisual market.

Filmarket Hub Award, consisting of one year free registration in this renown platform, which will facilitate access to the most important audiovisual production companies and financing funds in search of projects.

Macaronesia Films Award for the project with the most international potential, which will receive financial and legal advisory services (project finance) regarding tax incentives in the Canary Islands. It also includes the development of the corporate structure, drafting of contracts, allocation of incentives, assistance in the search for fiscal financing and assistance in the preparation of the financing plan.

Music Library & SFX Award, the winning project will have a flat rate limited to a free production, which will allow synchronization of the music from the Music Library & SFX catalogs for the project content.


The production companies and authors interested in participating in the CANARY ISLANDS INTERNATIONAL FILM MARKET may submit their literary works or audiovisual projects until September 15, 2019, through the online registration form available at the market website:

It is compulsory to accept the rules & regulations and to provide a link to download any audiovisual material, since no material will be accepted in physical support. Files over 6MB should be sent via we-transfer to:

Pre-registration is completely free. The participation fee (see rules & regulations -attached document) will only be paid if the literary work or audiovisual project is selected.

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