The 34th edition of CineMart took place at IFFR from 29 January to 1 February 2017.
Our international co-production market offers a selection of 25 carefully curated feature film projects – independent art- house films with market potential. 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. CineMart heralds an important start of the 'film year'.
One of CineMart’s trademarks is the highly productive, yet informal atmosphere. In order to maintain such an environment, the number of projects is kept to around 25 and the invitation process is selective. A team of matchmakers/ consultants offer advice on strategy and creating the right connections. The four-day event takes place concurrent with IFFR and shares its location with the festival centre, De Doelen, in the heart of Rotterdam.
CineMart dossier & Meeting schedule
The CineMart staff plans one- to – one meetings with the selected filmmakers and invited CineMart delegates prior to the market event. After the project selection is completed, the CineMart staff creates a detailed dossier on all the selected projects. On the basis of this dossier the delegates can choose the projects of their interest. The meeting schedule is set up and the selected filmmakers requests are also taken into consideration. All guests receive their personal meeting schedules shortly before the start of CineMart.
Submitting a project
If you want to submit your project for our next CineMart please read all about the different steps.
CineMart is an by-invite only market. The list of industry delegates attending CineMart is carefully reviewed each year in order to ensure that the attending industry can contribute to the projects in the CineMart selection. The CineMart delegates are co-producers, funds, sales agents, distributors, TV stations and other potential financiers. CineMart-accredited guests are provided access to all festival and CineMart related activities, are freely admitted to public screenings and have access to press and industry screenings and the Video Library. Invitations are sent out by the end of November.
CineMart Accredition Requests
If you'd like to join us next year, here you can read how to apply for accreditation.