Unifrance y EFP Miami Mercado is coming back for a fourth edition this year, taking place from March 5 to 8 during the Miami Film Festival. Unifrance y EFP Miami Mercado is a joint event crafted by Unifrance and EFP, where world sales companies from Europe have the opportunity to meet buyers from Latin America.
The freshest hand-picked titles, from all over Europe which are available for the Latin America territory, are screening at the boutique market which offers one-on-one business meetings on 3 consecutive days to 21 sales agents and 26 buyers in a highly focused environment after the Berlinale's European Film Market.
French companies Charades, Wild Bunch International, Le Pacte, Kinology, SND, Playtime, France tv distribution, mk2 films, Loco Films, MPM Premium, Pulsar Content as well as Other Angle Pictures are presenting recent films from France. They will be joined by Film Factory, Filmax and French company Luxbox who will be presenting films from Spain to the Latin American buyers. Films from Denmark will be presented by TrustNordisk, German titles will be coming from The Yellow Affair and Picture Tree International and the latest from Italy will be presented by Minerva, Fandango and Intramovies.
The Unifrance y EFP Miami Mercado is a collaboration between Unifrance, EFP and the Miami Film Festival. It is supported by Creative Europe MEDIA, the French Government, the CNC, the PROCIREP and the "Choose France" label.
The market was originally launched as Mercado del Cine Francés for French films in 2016 by Unifrance in partnership with the Miami Film Festival. In 2020, EFP joined the partnership, opening up the Mercado to films from the whole of Europe to facilitate sales to Latin America, a continent with a huge audience potential.
Founded in 1949, Unifrance is the organisation responsible for promoting French cinema and TV content worldwide.Located in Paris, Unifrance employs around 50 staff members, as well as representatives based in the U.S., in China, and soon in Japan. The organisation currently brings together more than 1,000 French cinema and TV content professionals (producers, talents, agents, sales companies, etc.) working together to promote French films and TV programmes among foreign audiences, industry executives, and media. Unifrance is supported by the French government, the CNC, the PROCIREP and by many public and private partners.
Miami Film Festival is an international film event that serves as a major film showcase for world cinema. Considered the preeminent film festival for highlighting Ibero-American cinema in the United States, Miami Film Festival has become renowned for championing films made by the South Florida community, first-time feature filmmakers, and International Feature Film submissions to the Academy Awards. The annual Festival, produced and presented by Miami Dade College, attracts over 60,000 audience members and more than 400 filmmakers, producers, talent, and industry professionals. Since 1984, the Festival has screened over 2,500 films from more than 75 countries and given out more than USD 2 million in cash awards to filmmakers and distributors. Miami Film Festival is the Magic City's ultimate cinematic celebration and the oldest Festival housed in a university or college. It operates the Miami Film Festival in March, the Miami Film Society, an enriched year-round cinematic experience, and the GEMS Film Festival in October.