3D Film Mart is typical for film markets dedicated to co-productions. However, its focus on three-dimensional films makes it unique in Europe and the world. It aims to bring together stakeholders in S-3D cinematographic or audiovisual creation, ranging from production to distribution (or broadcasting), in order to make it possible for these players to set up financial structures for ongoing S-3D projects, to make commercial sales or purchase transactions or simply to showcase S-3D films or young directors.
As in 2011, 3D Film Mart will make it possible in 2012 for twenty project owners, selected by a professional jury, to present their film in its development phase in front of a panel composed of invited financing agents, investors and producers. Simultaneously, many meetings between S-3D professionals, producers, directors, technicians, service providers, financing agents and investors will be organised to make it possible for people to move forward with their projects and develop a network of stakeholders specialised in this new genre.
3D Film Mart will also offer its participants several conferences on focused themes: how to monetize a S-3D film, the contribution of S-3D for author films or the future of S-3D on television. 3D Film Mart, organised in Liège, Belgium, will also highlight the Belgian film financing system, particularly its now famous “tax shelter”. This financing system, the best in Europe according to many cinema experts, generated an investment of 170 million Euros in the film industry in 2011.