Marché du Film
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The Marché du Film (lit. Film Market) is the business counterpart of the Cannes Film Festival and one of the largest film markets in the world. Established in 1959, it is held annually in conjunction with the Festival de Cannes.
With 11,800 participants from 108 different countries, attendance at the 2013 Marché du Film was up 4% compared to 2012. 5,364 films were presented in 2013. Documentary films grew 35% in 2013, with 850 documentaries presented, including 643 completed titles. 323 of those films were made available in the digital video library of the Doc Corner.
The 2014 edition of the Marché du Film was held from May 14–23.
With the success of the Festival de Cannes in the 1950s, the Marché du Film was formed in 1959 to help meet the needs of film industry professionals.
As part of the Marché du Film, special sessions are held exclusively for producers, including the Producers Network and Producers Workshop.
Features and services
A number of services are provided during the Marché du Film for the benefit of producers, directors, festival programmers, sales agents, and other film industry professionals.
The Marché du Film operates Cinando, the largest professional database of the film industry, containing information of contacts, projects in development, films for sale, and schedules of upcoming festivals. Cinando has partnered with major film events, such as the Berlin EFM, Toronto International Film Festival, and the American Film Market.
The Producers Network hosts 550 producers from around the world in a series of meetings and events. Created to stimulate international co-production and project financing, this event is specially designed for producers. Events include Breakfast Meetings, gathering some 200 industry professionals and producers for roundtable discussions.
The Producers Workshop is a program designed for producers who have little or no prior experience with the Marché du Film and the Festival de Cannes or on the international scene. The Workshop provides a series of two daily sessions conducted by esteemed specialists on various subjects, including international co-production, international Sales, pitching skills, and more. The specific aim is in helping producers achieve their goals within the International market and get the most out of their participation at the Marché du Film and Festival de Cannes.
As a place of meetings and exchanges, the Village International is a collection of pavilions representing countries from around the world to promote their cinema, their cultures and institutions.
With a growing number of documentary films presented at the Marché du Film, the Doc Corner was established in 2012 to offer buyers and festival programmers a digital video library of titles from the Marché. The dedicated space also hosts special events and sessions during the Festival de Cannes.
Cross Media Corner
The Cross Media Corner, established in 2013, acts as a source of inspiration for cinema; it is a space where visitors can experiment with screens displaying cross media projects.