Argentina named as MIPCOM 2013 Country of Honour
MIPCOM 2013 will focus on Argentina's television, film and digital media industries, featuring a wide-ranging programme of conferences, screening showcases, co-production matchmaking, and Argentine-themed networking events.
MIPCOM organiser Reed MIDEM announced the partnership earlier this week at MIPTV in Cannes where it signed an agreement with the Argentine National Film Board (Instituto Nacional de Cine y Artes Audiovisuales).
The event will take place in Cannes from 7 until10 October. The focus on Argentina will also be visible in the programme of MIPJunior (taking place from 5 to 6 October.
During MIPCOM, entertainment executives get the opportunity to discover the country's content offering across drama, TV films, documentary and animation. There will also be a focus on co-production funding incentives and location scouting throughout Argentina.
"Argentina is a global TV production powerhouse, renowned for its international award-winning TV series and films," said Laurine Garaude, director of Reed MIDEM's Television Division. "The Argentine National Film Board plays a critical role in supporting the growing contingency of independent Argentine producers attending our markets. This country focus at MIPCOM will invite delegates from across the globe to discover the diversity and richness of content produced across Argentina.”
Liliana Mazure, president of INCAA said: “From Ushuaia in the south, to La Quiaca in the north, including the global production capital of Buenos Aires, Argentina stands apart in Latin America as a truly dynamic producer of television content for international markets.
"The MIPCOM focus on Argentina is a unique platform for international buyers, co-producers and distributors to discover the quality, vision and diversity of our content and original stories. The Argentine National Film Board is delighted to partner to present Argentina as the MIPCOM 2013 Country of Honour."
Last year MIPCOM attracted more than 144 Argentine delegates from 48 Argentine companies. Leading exhibitors include INCAA, The Argentina Audiovisual/UCINE and Construir TV; as well Telefe International, Artear, American Video Films and Telefilms.
Find out more about filming in Argentina through our production guide.