CineMart was the first platform of its kind to offer filmmakers the opportunity to launch their ideas to the international film industry and to find the right connections to get their projects financed. International Film Festival Rotterdam launched CineMart in 1983 as a regular film market. However, it soon became clear that there was a greater need for a new kind of platform to present projects that look for additional financing.
With that in mind, IFFR remodelled CineMart as an effective co-production market - the first of its kind. Throughout its history, CineMart has proven to be an integral part of the film industry, providing an indispensable platform for support of the realisation of new film projects and heralding the start of each new 'film season'.
The formula of introducing projects to potential co-producers, sales agents, television buyers, distributors and financiers in one-on-one meetings has proven to be so effective that many festivals have used the same blueprint to create their own co-production markets. CineMart is pleased to be working together with many of them, including Cannes, Berlin, Hong Kong, Independent Filmmaker Project (IFP) and Sarajevo.
CineMart has a rich history of presenting daring, innovative and independent film projects. You can browse through previous selections below.
For CineMart selections before 2003 and the full list of all realised CineMart projects, please contact the CineMart staff.