MIA Market 2023: Over 500 projects received from 80 countries

The number of countries participating in the selection process increased by 30% compared to 2022.


MIA Market


MIA | Mercato Internazionale Audiovisivo directed by Gaia Tridente returns with its 9th edition to be held in Rome from October 9-13, 2023 in its historic venues of Palazzo Barberini and Cinema Barberini. More than 500 projects were submitted this year for the Co-Production Market and Pitching Forum for Animation, Doc, Drama and Film, from 80 countries worldwide (+30% of countries compared to 2022). Of these, 62 were selected (15 Animation, 18 Doc&Factual, 14 Drama, 15 Film) from 36 countries.

An increase in international interest towards MIA proves the progressive growth of the relevance of the Roman market. 2022 welcomed over 2400 participants from 60 countries (+20% compared to 2021).

MIA's Co-Production Market & Pitching Forum is aimed at audiovisual projects of animation, documentaries, series and films, destined for theatrical distribution, television and streaming platforms. Selected works will be presented - almost all in world premiere - within the Pitching Forums of the 4 divisions (Animation, Doc&Factual, Drama and Film) in order to find co-production partners, buyers and funding partners. This year, 62 projects will be presented, a unique opportunity for international co-productions.

Just one year after its debut, MIA’s Animation Co-Production Market & Pitching Forum has achieved great results, selecting 15 projects from 24 countries. The selection includes 3 TV Specials (one-off), 3 Feature Films and 9 TV Series, mixing projects debuting on the market with projects already disclosed which nevertheless have demonstrated a solid progression in development, ready to be presented to financial institutions and partners in order of approaching the production phase. In the fifteen projects described below a very strong female and/or diverse-led presence appears.

MIA’s Doc Co-production Market & Pitching Forum, has achieved goals of great significance that once again testify to the international status of the Rome market and the great trust of international operators. The 18 selected projects, coming from 8 different countries, will be presented to professionals from all over the world by production companies that have chosen MIA Doc&Factual for the debut of these titles in the process of building their production architecture.

Drama Co-Production Market & Pitching Forum will present a selection of 14 series projects from 9 countries. The series project selected this year include 4 Italian productions: "Mille Volte All’alba"/"A Thousand Times At Dawn" (Fandango); "Kanun" from Italo-Albanian producer Ariens Damsi of ElioFilm, "Due Ore Da Adesso"/"Two Hours From Now" (Fabula Pictures) and "Sergio Marchionne-Confessions of A Capital Junkie" (Alfred Film).

MIA’s Film Co-Production Market & Pitching Forum will present the international industry a selection of 15 feature film projects from 13 countries. Six of the 15 selected projects are by female directors and more than half of the projects explore female stories, confirming MIA's sensitivity to issues of inclusiveness and gender equality.

Eight films (including 2 debuts and 2 second works) were selected for C EU SOON - the work-in-progress programme dedicated to European films in post-production in search of international sellers - by the selection committee composed of Aranka Matits, founder of Featurette; Jaume Ripoll, co-founder and editorial director of Filmin; and Pape Boye, founder of Black Mic Mac. The selected films will be presented to an audience of sales agents, distributors and professionals, and will then be the subject of one-to-one sessions.

MIA 2023 will host the Spanish Screenings on Tour, one of the main initiatives of Spanish Screenings XXL aimed at boosting and offering new opportunities to the Spanish audiovisual industry, also through its presence in internationally relevant markets such as MIA. Spanish Screenings on Tour 2023 will present 31 titles at different stages of their life cycle: 5 projects in development, 4 films in post-production, 4 feature films in market preview, 12 trailers of upcoming films and 8 titles with remake potential. Two of the titles are included in more than one category.