CineMart is IFFR Pro's co-production market, where a carefully curated lineup of projects in development are presented to international industry representatives. Bold independent feature film projects are launched onto the market alongside BoostNL projects as part of a five-month development programme, and Immersive (XR) projects. Together they receive vital mentorship and networking opportunities.
In 2022, the CineMart selection consisted of 17 new, strong and unique projects, complemented by six BoostNL projects and five Immersive 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.
Selected projects work together with experienced experts – who have the role as mentors 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 maximise visibility we organise Spotlight, an event during CineMart where selected projects are presented to attending professionals. During this session, the projects and their mentors highlight the uniqueness of their project.
Submitting a project
The deadline to submit projects for CineMart 2023 is 1 September. Check here for details of the application process.
CineMart is a by-invitation-only market. We carefully review the guestlist each year in order to ensure that the attending industry representatives can contribute and possibly commit to the projects in the CineMart selection. CineMart delegates are co-producers, sales agents, distributors, broadcasters and potential financiers. CineMart badge holders can request meetings with all presented projects, including BoostNL and Immersive labelled projects.
IFFR Pro, HBF Coordinator & CineMart Project Manager
Inke van Loocke
IFFR Pro, CineMart & Rotterdam Lab Manager
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