IMZ International Music + Media Centre

IMZ is a global networking platform dedicated to the worldwide development, dissemination and promotion of music and dance in the audio-visual media.

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The Vienna based IMZ International Music + Media Centre, founded under the aegis of UNESCO in 1961, is a global networking platform of 150 members from 26 countries.
IMZ Members are renowned, major production and distribution companies, public or private broadcasters, opera houses, educational institutions, record labels as well as individuals like producers, directors, scriptwriters, musicians and dancers.

Providing resources: IMZ archive and database
The IMZ database, cultivated over 50 years, encompasses 25.000 entries and gives an instant overview over the history as well as today’s state-of-the-art music and dance films. Our film archive promotes IMZ Member’s productions, listed in our film catalogues for loan at international film festivals.

Promoting business: IMZ activities and services
As the lobbying group we aim to make a major contribution to our member’s business. Our diverse activities help to save time and costs on acquisition, pitching and networking: connecting producers with buyers and distributors, providing a synopsis of the latest cultural films available for international programme editors and broadcasters or bringing together producers with co-producers or funding institutions.
As the largest network of the music, dance and cultural film industry we provide customised services for members and non-members: curating film programmes for international music film festivals and events, services for individuals and companies looking for co-production partners, consulting for or clearance of film rights among others.

Young talent promotion
Our members are experts in their field or young talents who wish to learn and grow. We bring them together: striving for excellence in film production with experience and expertise.

IMZ services are designed for
- programme buyers in search of high quality TV or DVD programmes on music and culture
- producers looking for co-production partners
- programme distributors wishing to present their latest programmes on music and dance to the programme buyers of international TV, digital platforms and radio stations as well as DVD labels
- representatives of opera houses, festivals, concert houses, looking for contacts among the most prominent broadcasters, producers and record companies in the world
- film curators looking for an overview of the latest trends in music and dance on film
- aspiring talents who wish to learn from experts about film production, self-marketing and financing or seek contacts to the market buying industries
- individuals in the audio, video, multi-media or online business
- journalists who want to stay on top of evolving tastes and trends in the music world

participating in

  • WOMEX 2014
  • WOMEX 2013
  • WOMEX 2012
  • WOMEX 2011
  • WOMEX 2010
  • WOMEX 2009
  • WOMEX 2008
  • WOMEX 2007
  • WOMEX 2006
  • WOMEX 2005
  • WOMEX 2004
  • WOMEX 2003
  • WOMEX 2002
  • WOMEX 2001

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News

World Music Films on Tour

LET THE WORLD MUSICS BE YOUR GUEST!World Music...

Events

Good Singing Hurts

Griot

My Sweet Canary

Frekuensia Kolombiana

Nuba of Gold and Light

When the Drum is Beating

Dharohar (A Legacy)

Methexis

Sarabah

Soundbreaker

Georgia My Love

The Fellowship of the Drums

United States of Africa

Embracing Voices

I heard god crying

RomanIstanbul

Go to Tuva / Sainkho & garlo

El Gusto

Mawaca - Songs of the Forest

Eastern Voices

The Endless Journey