MIA, International Audiovisual Market, returns with its 8th edition from October 11-15, 2022 in Rome, at Palazzo and Cinema Barberini.

The event, under the direction of Gaia Tridente, has the support of Italy’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, Italian Trade Agency, Italy’s Ministry of Culture, the Ministry of Economic Development and Lazio Region. MIA 2022 will also receive the patronage of Eurimages, the cultural support fund of the Council of Europe for the co-production, distribution, exhibition and digitalization of European cinematographic works.

New at this year’s event is the Animation Co-Production Market & Pitching Forum, which has selected 13 projects from 12 countries. Approximately 70 projects (out of 500 submissions) will be selected in the returning sections for Doc & Factual, Drama and Film. Also new is the B2B Exchange, an initiative to support the Ukrainian audiovisual industry with content, events and market activities that involve Ukrainian professionals.

Among the sessions on the program is Global Production Landscape. Time to Stop Saying ‘Foreign-Language,’ featuring a panel of TV series producers who will discuss trends, experiences, and plans for the future of high-end drama production, as well as strategies based on local content. Speakers include Anne Thomopolous (Legendary Global), Matthew Brodlie (Upgrade Productions), Erik Barmack (Wild Sheep Content), and Francoise Guyonnet (STUDIOCANAL).

Alongside the physical market, MIA will activate a digital platform to allow all registered attendees to access the market’s sessions, live and on-demand.

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