Monday March 17, 2014
The Montreal Film Market, an important activity of the Montreal World Film Festival is actively developing the European Films Screening new section of its next edition of the Film Market. Gilles Beriault, the director of the Market and Massimo Saidel, special advisor to the Market, have been participating in a number of recent festivals including Berlin to meet with European producers, buyers, sales agent and film promotion agencies. They also had private meetings in Paris, London, Rome with high level decision makers from all segments of the European film industry to make the Montreal Film Market the main platform for the presence of European cinema in the Americas.
"We have received almost unanimous encouragement from the professionals that we have met and their presence at the Montreal Film Market will show their support for this important international event" said Gilles Beriault
Already, film promotion agencies like Unifrance, Flanders films, Scandinavian films, Swiss films, Films from Spain and others have all stressed the importance of Montreal for the international career of their films. Sales agent representing the latest and most sought after european independent films iike Wide; Bac Films; Doc & Film (France); Latido -Tornasol (Spain); Filmsharks (Argentina); The Match Factory (Germany), Westend, Curzon (UK) Bodega (France), Kino Lorber (USA) and others will be attending the Market. A number of producers are committed to coming to Montreal looking for coproduction partners.
The Montreal Film Market is also an important event for the local industry, giving a unique occasion to meet professional from around the world. Besides this European representatives attendance, the Market will welcome again the China Film Business Week.
The 38th Montreal World Film Festival will take place from August 21st to September 1st.