The 39th edition of CineMart will take place during IFFR Pro Days from 27 January to 30 January 2021
We are anticipating an online edition of CineMart. During these challenging times, our main goal is to support and inspire the filmmaking community and to provide a strong digital platform for our programmes to do so. Our mentors will guide the selected projects on the road to identifying the right potential partners and presenting the project in a way that captures its uniqueness. The CineMart selection will be presented to key industry guests during Spotlight, which will be followed by curated one- to - one meetings. The projects will be supported by our team throughout.
CineMart offers a selection of carefully curated feature film projects – independent arthouse films with market potential. As part of IFFR Pro Days, CineMart takes place during IFFR 2021, and heralds an important start of the 'film year'.
The CineMart selection consists of around 15 new, strong and unique projects, that are complemented by the BoostNL projects and VR projects (total selection of 30 projects). CineMart is not regionally or nationally limited in its curation of projects. Talent and quality of content are the main selection criteria, resulting in a wide range of topics and genres from numerous and diverse regions and cultures that are covered each year.
Selected projects are working together with experienced experts - who have the role as a mentor throughout - to assess what the project precisely needs, so we can provide tailored support to get the most out of the market experience. Guests and projects alike can indicate with who they want to meet, and whether you join us as a project team or guest, you will be provided with a tailored schedule. Our aim is to have a strong focus on finding the right creative and financial partners, and fostering lasting connections.
To maximize visibility we organise Spotlight, an event during CineMart where selected projects are presented to attending professionals. Each mentor has an ‘interview’ with their project teams on stage. This is nothing like a regular pitch, but more an informal conversation with Q&A, which allows the filmmakers to go straight to the core and uniqueness of their projects.
Submitting a project
We are now open for entries. Check out all you need to know here.
CineMart is a by invitation only market. We carefully review the guestlist each year, in order to ensure that the attending industry can contribute and possibly commit to the projects in the CineMart selection. The CineMart delegates are co-producers, sales agents, distributors, broadcasters and potential financiers. CineMart badge holders can request meetings with all presented projects, including BoostNL & VR.