In its 38th edition and its second physical event after the pandemic, Mipcom Cannes returns to the Palais des Festivals from October 17 to 20. Furthermore, MIPJunior is also back to its pre-market schedule on October 15-16 at the JW Marriott Cannes.
Mipcom Canmes is now tracking to welcome over 10.000 delegates from almost 100 countries. In total, more than 300 exhibiting stand holders are confirmed to take exhibition space for the annual International Co-Production and Entertainment Content Market, with the TV industry’s major global studios, platforms and groups back in force. The majority of these are returning with pre-pandemic size stands (or larger) thus bringing the outdoor builds surrounding the Palais des Festivals and along the Croissette Beach back for the first time since 2019. Over 40 first-time exhibiting companies from 21 countries are set to make their Mipcom debut.
● CO-PRODUCTION AND FUNDING MARKET
Central to 2022’s Mipcom Cannes is “The Seaview Producers Hub,” a new 1000 SQM event space set against the backdrop of Cannes’ iconic sea view and reflecting a continued focus at the market on development, Co-Production and funding partnerships. A catalyst for commercial and creative international deal-making, the hub will be driven by a comprehensive programme running from 8.30am to 5.30pm daily.
Delegates will hear directly from key players in Co-Production, including Lars Blomgren (Banijay), Matt Brodlie (Constantin), Leona Connell (Newen Connect), Emanuelle Guilbart (APC), Mourad Koufane, (France Télévisions), Sharon Levi (YES Studios), Anke Stoll (Keshet International), Christian Vesper (Fremantle), and Elly Vervloet (VRT), in a series of curated panel sessions and in-depth case studies.
Sessions include exclusive presentations on cultural and economic trends within the area, deep dives into regions and genres experiencing explosive growth (i.e Spanish Language, African Drama), international platform commissioning strategies and a track dedicated to documentary. Also, and further building on the Producers Funding Forum established at Mipcom in 2018, investors and gap financiers will outline examples of creative deal-making alongside their own wish lists and strategies.
● MIPCOM CANNES CONFERENCE
The Seaview Producers Hub programme adds further depth to the overall conference programme. Highlights announced to date include a special red carpet screening of the highly-anticipated western “The English” (to be attended by leads Emily Blunt, Chaske Spencer, and writer/director Hugo Blick), alongside keynotes from executives leading global studios, producers, platforms and distributors including Amazon Studios, BBC Studios, Banijay, Fox Entertainment, and Fremantle.
A full list of confirmed exhibitors at Mipcom Cannes is here.
● DIVERSIFY TV AWARDS
Dedicated to championing and promoting diversity and inclusion in all its forms across the international television industry, the sixth edition of Mipcom Cannes Diversify TV Awards will take place during Mipcom on Wednesday 19, and will be live on OneMIP, the market’s platform which allows entertainment professional to expand their network, gain lead generation opportunities, unveil or discover new projects, buy and sell programmes across the globe, and gain new insights into the TV industry.
Mipcom Cannes Diversify TV Awards aim to bring attention to deserving programmes of diverse and inclusive background, spotlighting authentic new and established voices and recognising positive programming across the year that embraces excellent representation in exemplary shows. Awarded programmes will be chosen by charitable organizations and specialized publications that campaign for equality and inclusion.