European 3D Film Market Scheduled in December in Belgium

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Mon, 06/13/2011 - 20:00 -- Nick Dager

Jean-Claude Marcourt Minister of Economy for the Walloon Region of Belgium has announced the launch of the first co-production market for 3D-stereoscopic films in Europe and beyond. The purpose of the 3D Film Market is to enable film producers for cinema and television who have projects at a development stage to meet with co-producers sales agents distributors and financiers from around the world. About 20 projects will be preselected and about 10 investors will be invited. Other investors may participate as well. The project promoters and the investors will interact via pitching sessions and individual meetings. A panel of experts will rank the selected projects. One goal of the 3D Film Market is promote the production of 3D films at the European level. It should have an impact at the cultural artistic technical and economic levels in Europe.

The 3D Film Market is an official project funded by the European MEDIA Programme. The project was submitted to the European Commission by the organizers of the international 3D Stereo MEDIA event TWIST (Technologies from Wallonia for Image Sound and Text) and the German company peacefulfish. The market will be held as part of 3D Stereo MEDIA on December 7-8 in Liège Belgium. 

Organizers say that the Walloon region of Belgium and especially the region of Liège located in the heart of Europe already offers many technological and artistic skills in the field of imaging especially in stereoscopic 3D. The Call for Projects and the conditions for participating in the 3D Film Market will be available on June 6 on The deadline for submitting projects is September 1.