First Cut+ partners with Cinemarket

Jul 6, 2020

First Cut+ and Cinemarket have just concluded a strategic partnership which aims to facilitate the access to market to the participants willing to join the platform.

Cinemarket is a B2B digital film market focused on arthouse films around the world. It’s the only European based platform offering a free to use option, tailored to the needs of the industry.

Newly finished films which participated in the First Cut+ program, can now find an online space to be showcased to potential buyers (festivals, distributors, OTT platforms, etc) and available catalogue titles can be presented for rights acquisition.

Cinemarket also provides a legal tool for Directors and Producers (online powered contract and payment) to facilitate and conclude the sale of their films.

As a part of the partnership with First Cut+, the films coming from its selection will be highlighted in the platform, its right holders will benefit from a personal 1h coaching session on how to sell a film on Cinemarket, and a special commission rate on its first transaction will be applied.

We are thrilled to conclude this partnership with First Cut+ since our actions are complementary. They accompany film directors and producers until the completion of their films and Cinemarket can help them access the market. Our community of buyers and sellers is growing every week and this first partnership is a part of our strategy to expand Cinemarket’s content offer with highly curated films” says Lucero Garzón, Commercial Director at Cinemarket.

Ilaria Gomarasca, Head of First Cut+ states: “Since we cooperated with Lucero Garzon and Anne-Sophie Le-hec from Cinemarket for First Cut+ webinar about “Alternative distribution strategies, we had the feeling that there was a great compatibility between the two programs to explore together. First Cut+ aims to find an access for European films to a highly competitive International market and Cinemarket can be the right platform for connecting our producers and filmmakers to the buyers.”

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