The 31st edition of CineMart will unfold 26 January through 29 January 2014.
This page contains a basic description of CineMart. For more comprehensive information regarding CineMart, please check our CineMart pages for professionals.
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. Launching 33 new projects in need of additional financing, CineMart also heralds an important start of the 'film year'.
Every year, the CineMart invites a select number of directors/producers to present their film projects to co-producers, bankers, funds, sales agents, distributors, TV stations and other potential financiers.
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 35 and the invitation process is selective. The four-day event takes place concurrent with IFFR and shares its location with the festival centre in the heart of Rotterdam.
CineMart Dossier & Meeting Schedule
The CineMart staff organises the CineMart meetings prior to the event. After the project selection is completed, the CineMart staff creates a Dossier with information on the projects. Attending professionals then inform the CineMart on their interests and a master meeting schedule is set-up. Upon arrival in Rotterdam, all guests receive their personal meeting schedule.
CineMart is an on-invitation only market. The list of industry delegates attending CineMart is carefully reviewed every year in order to ensure that the attending industry can contribute to the projects in the CineMart selection.
CineMart accredited guests are provided access to all Festival and CineMart activities, get free admissions to public screenings, access to press & industry screenings and the video library. Invitations are sent out mid-November. For new accreditation requests, kindly send a company profile and name + position in company before the 1st of December to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The CineMart staff also organises The Rotterdam Lab, a 5-day training workshop for young and emerging producers designed to build up their international network and their experience at an international festival and market. Participation in the Rotterdam Lab provides young producers with the confidence and skills to navigate the festival circuit and meet the professionals who can help finance their projects.