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Digital Cross Over

Promoting cross sector innovation across Europe

Frankfurter Buchmesse Highlights THEARTS+ Business not as usual

Digital Cross Over is a cross sector project within the Creative Europe funding programme of the European Commission. The aim of the project is to demonstrate and explore the current challenges facing the creative and cultural industries. Who pays for the content created by cultural and creative professionals? How do I reach my target group in the digital age and how can I learn from players from other industries who are or have been facing similar challenges? On this page, as well as at digital and events on site, the project partners will present best practises and inspirations and exchange ideas with representatives and experts on how to successfully tackle the topics and questions which matter today.
These questions are even more important now, due to the situation created by Covid-19, that obliges players in the cultural and creative industries, public and private, to rethink their activities with different business models.

The makers behind Digital Cross Over

Stay tuned: Project-related news and relevant trends from the European content industries

Learn more about the people, organisations and companies behind Digital Cross Over, get insights into best practices and stay up to date on future events.

Latest news

  • Matthias Röder

    Interview

    "Those who innovate will thrive"

    The Corona pandemic has catalysed the digitalisation of music institutions. All those who have been able to adjust to the new situation, will certainly be in a stronger position for the future. In this interview, Matthias Röder, Managing Director of the Karajan Institute, talks about the opportunities and challenges of music in relation to technology and why every cultural institution needs a digital strategy.

  • Kay Meseberg

    Interview

    "Inviting the audience to get active"

    The distribution, creation and production of content is more hybrid than ever before. What role will consumers play in the future and how will technologies such as Virtual Reality or Augmented Reality influence experiences and business models? In an interview with Kay Meseberg, Head of Mission Innovation at ARTE, we talked about cross-sector links and the particularities of the cultural audiovisual sector.

  • Simone Lippold

    Interview

    "The European cultural and creative industries have the creative and diverse potential for truly new approaches."

    The European creative and cultural industries currently face diverse challenges. In our interview with Simone Lippold, Head of Innovation Development at the Börsenverein Group, we discussed current issues, opportunities, new approaches and the potential of cross-sector collaboration.

  • Berlinale 2021_Frank Kroll

    News

    “Plot, characters, theme, conflicts, a special point of view or possibilities to identify with the protagonist – these are just a few things that can make a novel intriguing for a film adaptation”

    "Books at Berlinale" has been shining the spotlight on new publications and bestsellers as part of the Berlinale Co-production market – in cooperation with Frankfurter Buchmesse – every year since 2006. To mark its 15th anniversary, the pitching event now took place online for the first time. Among the ten books that were selected for presentation to film producers was also the winning title of the German Book Prize 2020, "Epic Annette" by Anne Weber, represented by the Agentur Kroll. Before the event, we talked to agent Frank Kroll about his experience with the format and with literary adaptations in general.

  • Nina Bunjevac

    News

    "This is something new to me, and I am quite a fan of new and unexpected things."

    Two of the ten books that were presented to an audience of film producers at the first ever digital "Books at Berlinale" this year came from Canada, the Guest of Honour at Frankfurter Buchmesse 2021. Nina Bunjevac's graphic novel "Fatherland" depicts her family's history between Canada and Yugoslavia, her father's biography and her own search for him. We talked to her about the prospect of her book being adapted as a movie. 

  • Marie-Ève Thuot

    News

    "I believe that a successful film adaptation is one that manages to express in its own way what only the cinematic medium can reveal about the source material."

    Two of the ten books that were presented in to an audience of film producers at the first ever digital "Books at Berlinale" this year came from Canada, the Guest of Honour at Frankfurter Buchmesse 2021. In "The Confetti Flight Path" (La trajectoire des confettis) by Marie-Ève Thuot, generations of characters, trapped by social norms, successively test the limits of decency. We talked to her about the prospect of her book being adapted as a movie.

  • Monica Wellmann

    Interview

    “Only products that are visible will find their way to customers.”

    We interviewed Dr Monica Wellmann how the book trade and game industry can benefit from closer cooperation when it comes to discoverability, and how they can expand their cross-selling activities.

  • Stephanie Lange

    Interview

    Reading Rationales

    Customer loyalty is like love: expectations must be fulfilled, otherwise there’s frustration instead of passion and book buyers start to bail. Every second book is currently a case of false advertising. Time for an interview about the new standard Reading Rationales with Stephanie Lange from MVB.

  • Scarlett Wisotzki Press Officer Spielwarenmesse eG

    News

    “The diversity of products must be experienced on site with all the senses.”

    In 2021, many trade fairs will continue to face the challenge of implementing hybrid approaches that combine in-person and digital venues. We spoke with Scarlett Wisotzki, press officer at Spielwarenmesse eG. She is responsible for communications at Spielwarenmesse, the Nuremberg-based trade fair for toys and games.

  • Stefanie Perk

    Interview

    "Startups offer us fresh perspectives, unconventional ideas and a great potential for the future."

    Stefanie Perk is the project lead of CONTENTshift, an initiative by the Börsenverein Group which aims at promoting innovations, networking and cooperations between start-ups and established players in the publishing industry. We interviewed her about the programme and the next accelerator application phase in 2021.

  • Market Screenings at Avant Première

    Interview

    "Finding the right balance between linear and non-linear programmes"

    Sophie Schneider, Digital Cross Over Project Manager at IMZ, about Avant Première 2021 and trends, opportunities and challenges the film and content industries are facing with the end of "country by country" distribution and the rise of "all rights" deals.

  • Videl Bar Kar

    Interview

    "There has never been a better time to start publishing in audio."

    Videl Bar-Kar, Global Head of Audio at Bookwire, about the influence of technological innovations and trends on the audio market and the sigificant growth potential of spoken word formats.

  • André Mühlhausen Sony Music Entertainment GmbH

    Interview

    "Offer new ways to explore literature; bringing together the actual ‘mobile first approach’ and really democratize the access to this content: Anywhere and anytime."

    André Mühlhausen from Sony Music Entertainment on the democratisation of content and the transformation of the audio play market over the past 50 years.

  • Markus Langer Chief Product Officer Boxine

    Interview

    “We expect the trend towards screen-free entertainment to intensify"

    Limiting their children's screen time is a wish of many parents. Markus Langer, Chief Product Officer at tonies®, about the future prospects of screen-free entertainment, technological innovations and Boxine's product Toniebox which revolutionises the audio experience for children in various regions worldwide.

  • Clarissa Pabi

    Interview

    "Podcasts don’t just allow us to escape the world we find ourselves in - they allow us to find a way to live in, and through, it"

    Clarissa Pabi, Content Development Manager at the international podcast company Acast, talks about the current podcast enthusiasm and provides insights into her daily work: from the successful transformation of an independent books podcast into a no.1 podcast to collaborations with inspiring authors such as Booker Prize winner Arundhati Roy and Black Lives Matter co-founder Patrisse Khan-Cullors.

  • Valérie Lévy-Soussan

    Interview

    "The audiobook market combines two forms of artistic creation, the content itself and the reading performance."

    Valérie Levy-Soussan, founder of the French audiobook publishing company Audiolib, about her experiences in the French audio industry and significant market changes, trends and challenges from the early start of the 21st century until today.

  • Nils Hollmann

    Interview

    "Chances with new formats and content within the value chain"

    Nils Hollmann, Managing Director Audiobooks, Zebralution, about the benefits resulting from new technologies and platforms for the audio market and how these innovations can help to reach new target groups and create enthusiasm for audiobooks.

2020 and beyond

  • Marco Cappellini

    News

    "Digitisation and new technologies are fundamental to make art, culture and creativity really accessible to all."

    Marco Cappellini, CEO & Co-Founder of Centrica and its spin-off VirtuItaly, about edutainment and the importance of digital tools to make art, culture and creativity accessible nowadays.

  • Veronika Liebl at AIxMusic Cultural Organizations, POSTCITY

    News

    "The global pandemic has further accelerated the most pressing societal challenges."

    Veronika Liebl, Director of European Cooperation, Ars Electronica, about the challenges and opportunities of hybrid festivals and the influence of new technologies on cultural and societal change.

  • IMZ

    News

    "New technologies have not only changed the audiences, but have also offered new channels for our artists."

    When concert halls and opera houses remain closed in times of Covid-19, how can the performing arts reach their audience? We talked to our Digital Cross Over partner IMZ about the challenges and opportunities for Europe's creative and cultural industries.

  • Luc Bourcier

    News

    "We have to learn from other countries, from other sectors."

    Luc Bourcier, CEO, izneo, is partnering with us in the EU project Digital Cross Over. He speaks about current challenges and trends of digital comic book publishing in Europe.

  • Simone Lippold

    News

    creativeSHIFT: Shaping the future of the content industries together

    How will content industries develop in the future? An interview with Simone Lippold, Head of Innovation Development, Börsenverein Group, and strategic lead of creativeSHIFT.

  • Campus Weekend

    News

    "Bridges between different industries will not appear by themselves."

    Why are cross sector cooperations and synergies so relevant in content industries nowadays and what is the role of new technologies, such as Artificial Intelligence (AI)?

  • UNSILO - Logo

    Interview

    Interview with AI-Publisher UNSILO

    “Publishing will become increasingly personalised!” - Interview with the winner of FBM-Wildcard 2018 AI-Publisher UNSILO

  • Digital Cross Over Team

    News

    Digital Cross Over: Meet the project team

    Learn more about the partners of the cross-sector EU project Digital Cross Over and current challenges of Europe's cultural and creative industries.

  • Maya Kodes Portrait

    Interview

    THE ARTS+ Maya Kodes - Interview with Yves St-Gelais

    Meet MAYA KODES: “A digital code from cyberspace that came into the world thanks to the magic of holography.” Yves St-Gelais shares the secret of Maya´s story and gives us an insight of what to expect at THE ARTS+.

  • Andrea Nicolai

    News

    Interview: Andrea Nicolai, speaker at THE ARTS+ Innovation Summit

    “Valley of death”: How excellent research fails to make it to the market – and why the creative sector needs a more R&D-focussed approach.

  • Bernd Fesel

    Interview

    Interview: Bernd Fesel about cross-innovation

    How being at the intersection of culture, business, technology and politics can be a real advantage for the cultural and creative industries

  • Holger Volland bei THE ARTS+

    News

    Interview: Lorenz Pöllmann about the digital culture industry

    Lorenz Pöllmann, Professor at the HMKW, Berlin, and co-publisher of the anthology “Der digitale Kulturbetrieb” (“The Digital Culture Industry”), in conversation with digital and cultural experts Holger Volland, Founder of THE ARTS+ and author of the non-fiction book “Die kreative Macht der Maschinen” (“The Creative Power of Machines”).

Videos on innovation and tech trends: Discover the IMZ Innovation Channel interviews

Impact of Artificial Intelligence on arts and culture

Gerfried Stocker, Managing and Artistic Director at ARS Electronica, illustrates the impact of Artificial Intelligence on arts + culture and also shares his thoughts on how the arts can and should influence AI in return.

Digital audience development

How can performing arts institutions utilise new technologies to reach a engage audiences in an innovative manner? Learn more from Rebecca Lees, Head of LSO Live, London Symphony Orchestra, and Elena Kountidou, Head of Communications, Konzerthaus Berlin.

IMZ VR video interview

Cédric Bonin, Producer, SEPPIA, about the particularities of producing in VR and Kay Meseberg, Head of Mission Innovation, ARTE, provides an overview of the VR market and its potential for performing arts and cultural content.

Immersive sound IMZ interview

When creating immersive sound experiences, one actively includes the dimension of space to the field of creative methods. Hervé Déjardin, Sound Engineer, Radio France and Matthias Röder, CEO, Karajan Institute discuss the potential of this technology.

Ars Electronica Futurelab

Ars Electronica Futurelab

© Ars Electronica

The Ars Electronica Futurelab is a laboratory and atelier for future systems. As the think-and-do tank of Ars Electronica, it always places the human being at the centre of the research, considering the social aspects of technological developments such as artificial intelligence, robotics, media architecture, interactive technologies, new aesthetic forms of expression or swarm intelligence and their effects on the future of society. At the interface of art, technology, and society, it creates future visions, which are realised for the public, together with cooperation partners from the fields of business, culture, research, and education. It networks and discusses the methods of creativity and technology to accompany this development, and shapes future trends and visions. It develops new concepts for an autonomous future society in an inspiring field of tension between disciplines and transnational cooperation.

Discover exciting discussions, keynotes and insights in the YouTube playlist containing more than 20 videos.

Innovations & insights from STARTS

STARTS (Science, Technology & the Arts) is an initiative of the European Commission, launched under the Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme. Its purpose is to support collaborations between artists, scientists, engineers and researchers to develop more creative, inclusive, and sustainable technologies. As part of the initiative, the STARTS Prize is awarded on an annual basis, in 2021 by Ars Electronica, BOZAR, Waag and for the first time also by La French Tech Grande Provence, INOVA+, T6 Ecosystems SRL and Frankfurter Buchmesse.

Learn more about STARTS

Life gets better through Artificial Intelligence

Life gets better through artificial intelligence

Barcelona is the second most densely populated metropolis and one of the three most visited cities in Europe. In this interview, Pablo Martínez and Mar Santamaria, winners of the STARTS Prize 2019 in the category "Innovative Collaboration", shed light on how new technologies can help to make urban space liveable.

Barcelona is the second most densely populated metropolis and one of the three most visited cities in Europe. In this interview, Pablo Martínez and Mar Santamaria, winners of the STARTS Prize 2019 in the category "Innovative Collaboration", shed light on how new technologies can help to make urban space liveable.

The innovation office 300.000 Km/s was awarded the STARTS Prize 2019 for the project "Ciutat Vella's Land-use Plan". Mar Santamaria and Pablo Martínez are the main authors of the master plan.

Read the interview

Project Alias: Rediscovering the Private Sphere

Project Alias: rediscovering the private sphere

Bjørn Karmann and Tore Knudsen have demonstrated a simple but effective way to regain control over one's own privacy. The winners of the STARTS Prize 2019 in the category "Artistic Exploration" talk in an interview about privacy, parasite fungi and the appropriate narratives.

Bjørn Karmann and Tore Knudsen have demonstrated a simple but effective way to regain control over one's own privacy. The winners of the STARTS Prize 2019 in the category "Artistic Exploration" talk in an interview about privacy, parasite fungi and the appropriate narratives.

The two Danes have developed a 3D-printed control device which helps users to obtain data transparency for their smart home devices and decide for themselves when the devices are not in use.

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Roberto Viola

Artificial Intelligence: The next frontier

Roberto Viola, Director General, DG CONNECT (Directorate General of Communication, Networks, Content and Technology), European Commission, talks about the importance of including the arts in the advancement of AI technology.

Roberto Viola, Director General, DG CONNECT (Directorate General of Communication, Networks, Content and Technology), European Commission, talks about the importance of including the arts in the advancement of AI technology.

Learn more about the role of arts for an AI with a human touch and how arts and technology are already interacting.

Read the article

Ars Electronica meets AI

Everyone talks about Artificial Intelligence (AI) - but what exactly is it? The Ars Electronica online glossary lists and explains the most relevant terms of the world of AI. On the Ars Electronica Blog, you gain diverse insights into how artificial intelligence is already being used, what potential lies behind it, and what trends, opportunities and challenges await us.

User Manual for Digital Humanists by Ars Electronic

European Platform Digital Humanism Ars Electronica

“User Manual for Digital Humanists” is a new series hosted by Veronika Liebl, Director of European Cooperation, and Kristina Maurer, Head of European Projects at Ars Electronica's Festival/Prix/Exhibitions department, exploring the big questions at the heart of the platform together with a global network of partners: How can we create an empathic approach to developing technologies that starts with the humans who are using them? Could there be a digital society between the “data capitalism” of IT monopolists and the “data totalitarianism” of authoritarian regimes? Could digital applications be more oriented towards human needs and based on cultural values that respect the autonomy of users over their data? Could software solutions build on the values of cultural diversity instead of infrastructural uniformity? Could digital tools be increasingly of benefit in cross-culture collaboration, international cultural relations, and mutual understanding? And what does it mean on a practical level to become a digital humanist?

Pushing the boundaries of publishing: CONTENTshift

CONTENTshift is an initiative by the Börsenverein Group which aims at facilitating the market entry of start-ups into the content industry sectors and promoting innovation by closely intertwining the start-up world with the established industry.

sciflow

"The CONTENTshift accelerator proved to be a true powerhouse for new ideas and project implementation"

Learn more about SciFlow, the Content-Start-up of the Year 2020!

Two people hand a piece of paper over a desk full of laptops

Start-ups 2020

Learn more about the six start-ups which were in the running to be crowned “Start-up of the Year” as part of the CONTENTshift accelerator 2020.

Previous Events

Avant Premiere 2021 Vienna

AVANT PREMIÈRE MUSIC + MEDIA MARKET VIENNA 2021 in February 2021

AVANT PREMIÈRE MUSIC + MEDIA MARKET VIENNA 2021 took place online from 15 to 18 February 2021.

Avant Première is the international trade fair, marketplace, conference and networking event for music + dance films, hosted by the IMZ International Music + Media Centre. As the meeting place for a specialised industry, it unites key international experts + decision makers from major public + private broadcasting stations, streaming + VOD platforms, distribution + film production companies and performing arts institutions.

AVANT PREMIÈRE MUSIC + MEDIA MARKET VIENNA 2021 took place online from 15 to 18 February 2021.

Avant Première is the international trade fair, marketplace, conference and networking event for music + dance films, hosted by the IMZ International Music + Media Centre. As the meeting place for a specialised industry, it unites key international experts + decision makers from major public + private broadcasting stations, streaming + VOD platforms, distribution + film production companies and performing arts institutions.

Avant Première offered exclusive insights into the latest music and dance films, matchmaking formats and a conference programme tailored to the current needs of the industry.  

The entire event took place on the online event tool b2match and offered a seamless digital experience to all registered participants.  

 

Learn more

3020 Bühnen The Arts

Panel at THE ARTS: Digital Cross Over: Driving Discoverability through Metadata on 16 October 2020

Digital Cross Over was present at #fbm20 Special Edition as part of THE ARTS+ digital programme. Experts from different European creative and cultural industries in Europe shared their views on current metadata initiatives, trends and challenges, best practises and use cases.

Digital Cross Over was present at #fbm20 Special Edition as part of THE ARTS+ digital programme. Experts from different European creative and cultural industries in Europe shared their views on current metadata initiatives, trends and challenges, best practises and use cases.

Discoverability of content is a challenge across all creative industry sectors, especially in a digital world where the amount of available content is overwhelming. Metadata plays an important role in existing and future initiatives to give customers orientation and make content discoverable that might remain unseen otherwise. Open metadata standards enable all content producers - from small independent creators to large companies - to describe their products for better chances to be found and fulfilling customer needs. However, metadata standards must not only be established, but also find their way to channels where customers can discover the related content. This brings further challenges that will be discussed in our panel after initial insights into the current state of metadata driven discoverability by experts from different content sectors (publishing, games, music and audiovisual). They will show us similarities and differences as well as explore possibilities of cross-sectoral synergies.

Discover THE ARTS+ programme

Ars Electronica

Ars Electronica on 10 September 2020

The online panel “Business Models for Online Contents” investigated how platform-based access to online content can be monetised.

The online panel “Business Models for Online Contents” investigated how platform-based access to online content can be monetised.

Speakers:

  • Thierry Baujard, IMZ Consultant on the Digital Cross Over EU project + CEO of European Investment Network Media Deals
  • Nathalie Pichard, Director at ArtTech Foundation
  • Aleksandra Artamonovskaja, Director at Partnerships at .ART
  • Brendan Ciecko, Founder + CEO of Cuseum
  • Ulvi Kasimov, founder at .ART, art collector + venture capitalist
  • Sabine Seymour, entrepreneur, researcher + athlete

About Ars Electronica 2020:

Hardly any other phrase has been used so often in recent months as that the world will be a different place after this crisis – prophetically, often as a glimmer of hope, more often as a threat. Is this true, and if so, what will be the changes? This question was the focus of this year’s Ars Electronica. Following last year’s brilliant 40-year festival, which brought more artists, exhibitors and international experts to Linz than ever before, in 2020 Ars Electronica went on a journey, or rather the festival itself becam a journey – a journey through "Kepler’s Gardens". A journey through the networked biotopes and ecosystems in which people all over the world are working to develop and shape our future, and in these days that means above all working to save our future. A journey to and with many committed communities that have already begun not only to think about the current problems, but to work on concrete ideas, actions and solutions. Places, initiatives and institutions where artists and scientists work together, challenge society and try out new alliances and forms of cooperation.

So "Kepler’s Gardens" was not only the name of the new festival venue in Linz, which will move from the Postcity to the Kepler Gardens on the well-equipped JKU campus and transform its beautiful and extensive parks into an extraordinary festival site. “Kepler’s Gardens” was also the metaphor for the organisational principle of the festival in a global lockdown: a festival that did not dive into the network and disappear there, but emerged from the network and manifested itself in many places around the world, distributed and networked. Starting in Linz and working with partners from Ars Electronica’s extraordinarily large international network that has grown over 40 years, "real" events took place in many places, with "real" artists and scientists for "real" audiences, all of which were networked into a festival from September 9 to 13.

With this simultaneity and duality of local-physical and globally networked events, Ars Electronica once again became an exciting experimental laboratory and prototype for a next-level networking that focused primarily on new forms and possibilities of fusion and coexistence of analog and digital, real and virtual, physical and telematic proximity.

Last but not least, "Kepler’s Gardens" was also a clear commitment to science and a fact-based and responsible way of dealing with each other, a statement for science and art, not only as a fuel for the economy, but as the basis for culture and civilisation. 

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Reexperience the Digital Cross Over Talks at Ars Electronica 2020

The Digital Cross Over conferences in the framework of Ars Electronica 2020 focused on global pandemic responses. Digital platforms, contents and approaches which have evolved from the pandemic crisis – emerging from the network and made manifest through it – were presented. The conferences also investigated how platform-based access to online content can be monetised.

2020 - Finally Digital?! with JiaJia Fei

Experts from the art industry gave their assessments of the art world's progress in digitisation last year: in 2020, the online space gained even more importance as the only platform for business and commercial transactions, which also had an impact on the art industry and its age-old dependence on face-to-face interaction. However, the speed of adaptation and the ability to process the constant changes to find a tailored response varies dramatically within the art industry's network of galleries, artists, institutions, auction houses and biennials.

Business Models for Online Contents

The panelists explored different entrepreneurial endeavours of platform-based access to online content and how they are monetised. Crowdfunding, licensing or subscription models are just some of the strategies available to institutions in the cultural & creative industries to generate revenue and secure income for artists and content developers.

Get Inspired

The power of individual technology groups and their shaping of the future is increasingly subject to criticism. The panelists discussed a wide range of interesting, diverse practises and approaches that enable people to critically question and actively shape the digital transformation.

Avant Premiere 2021

Avant Première Music + Media Market Berlin in February 2021

The Digital Cross Over kick-off took place as part of the Innovation Day by Avant Première Music + Media Market Berlin.
Within the format of the Innovation Day, there is a special emphasis on innovative technologies for the arts + imaginative approaches in film production, including 8K and virtual reality. Hosted by the IMZ International Music + Media Centre, Avant Première Music + Media Market Berlin is the largest annual trade fair, marketplace, conference and networking event for music + dance films. As the meeting place for a specialised industry, it unites 600 international experts + decision makers from major public + private broadcasting stations, streaming + VOD platforms, distribution + film production companies and performing arts institutions.

The Digital Cross Over kick-off took place as part of the Innovation Day by Avant Première Music + Media Market Berlin.
Within the format of the Innovation Day, there is a special emphasis on innovative technologies for the arts + imaginative approaches in film production, including 8K and virtual reality. Hosted by the IMZ International Music + Media Centre, Avant Première Music + Media Market Berlin is the largest annual trade fair, marketplace, conference and networking event for music + dance films. As the meeting place for a specialised industry, it unites 600 international experts + decision makers from major public + private broadcasting stations, streaming + VOD platforms, distribution + film production companies and performing arts institutions.

osted by the IMZ International Music + Media Centre, Avant Première Music + Media Market Berlin is the largest annual trade fair, marketplace, conference and networking event for music + dance films. As the meeting place for a specialised industry, it unites 600 international experts + decision makers from major public + private broadcasting stations, streaming + VOD platforms, distribution + film production companies and performing arts institutions.

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Digital Cross Over partners

IMZ International Music + Media Centre

The IMZ International Music + Media Centre is the international business network dedicated to the promotion and dissemination of the performing arts through audiovisual media. It is a a global network for leading international production companies, public and private broadcasters, streaming + VOD platforms, distribution companies, performing arts and educational institutions, music labels as well as technology providers.

The IMZ International Music + Media Centre is the international business network dedicated to the promotion and dissemination of the performing arts through audiovisual media. It is a a global network for leading international production companies, public and private broadcasters, streaming + VOD platforms, distribution companies, performing arts and educational institutions, music labels as well as technology providers.

Among its 150 international member organisations are major market players like BBC, ZDF, ARTE, the Metropolitan Opera New York, Vienna State Opera, London Symphony Orchestra, Berlin Phil, Unitel, EuroArts or Universal Music as well as individual members like composers, choreographers, musicians and directors. 

 

Dedicated to the business promotion of its members, the IMZ connects producers with co-producers, financiers, buyers and distributors, provides networking + pitching opportunities, circulates relevant industry news + information, and administers resources like a comprehensive film database + a directory for the cultural film industry.

Furthermore, the IMZ is committed to the viability and sustainable development of the sector and hence also engages in young talent promotion through the IMZ Academy Series and in audience development efforts by programming Music Film Festivals worldwide.

More about IMZ

Ars Electronica

Ars Electronica Linz is a cultural institution, an educational facility and a R&D lab working since 1979 on the nexus of art, technology and society. Like no other institution, Ars Electronica represents a comprehensive approach in the confrontation with techno-cultural phenomena and enjoys a worldwide reputation for excellence. It is comprised of five divisions: the Ars Electronica Festival, the Prix Ars Electronica, the Ars Electronica Center, the Ars Electronica Futurelab and Ars Electronica Solutions.

Ars Electronica Linz is a cultural institution, an educational facility and a R&D lab working since 1979 on the nexus of art, technology and society. Like no other institution, Ars Electronica represents a comprehensive approach in the confrontation with techno-cultural phenomena and enjoys a worldwide reputation for excellence. It is comprised of five divisions: the Ars Electronica Festival, the Prix Ars Electronica, the Ars Electronica Center, the Ars Electronica Futurelab and Ars Electronica Solutions.

These five divisions mutually inspire one another, constituting a circuit of creativity: The FESTIVAL as test environment and the PRIX as competition of the best and brightest—both of them international, artistic, experimental and focused on the leading edge; the CENTER as year-round presentation & interaction platform—local, educational and entertaining; and the FUTURELAB as R&D facility—innovative, creative, endowed with strong technical competence and implementation skills, and linked up to a global network of universities & research facilities.

Börsenverein Group

The group comprises the Börsenverein des Deutschen Buchhandels and its business subsidiaries, which include Frankfurter Buchmesse, MVB, mediacampus frankfurt as well as the Holding Börsenverein des Deutschen Buchhandels Beteiligungsgesellschaft. The group supports the book industry and media sector via services that include representational activities, cultural projects, the organisation of trade fairs, training programmes and publishing and technology services.

The group comprises the Börsenverein des Deutschen Buchhandels and its business subsidiaries, which include Frankfurter Buchmesse, MVB, mediacampus frankfurt as well as the Holding Börsenverein des Deutschen Buchhandels Beteiligungsgesellschaft. The group supports the book industry and media sector via services that include representational activities, cultural projects, the organisation of trade fairs, training programmes and publishing and technology services.

The Börsenverein Group (Group of the German Publishers and Booksellers Association) represents the interests of Germany's book industry and provides its members with advisory and practical services. In the Digital Cross Over project, events are planned to take place in the context of THE ARTS+, as part of Frankfurter Buchmesse.

Centrica - VirtuItaly

Centrica is specialised in the design, development and marketing of digital solutions in the cultural heritage and tourism field and in any expression of creativity.
In July 2015 Centrica founded the start-up VirtuItaly, that has the objective to valorise Italian culture and creativity through touring virtual exhibitions, interactive and immersive.

Centrica is specialised in the design, development and marketing of digital solutions in the cultural heritage and tourism field and in any expression of creativity.
In July 2015 Centrica founded the start-up VirtuItaly, that has the objective to valorise Italian culture and creativity through touring virtual exhibitions, interactive and immersive.

Centrica was established in 1999 to combine the technical and professional skills of high profile specialists in both digital imaging and interactive visual communication.
The company aims to foster the conservation, recovery and valorisation of cultural and creative heritage through interactive technologies featuring high resolution images , and apps for education, tourism and entertainment.
The start-up VirtuItaly has the objective to valorise Italian culture and creativity through touring virtual exhibitions, interactive and immersive.

izneo

izneo represents the first official and legal digital comic book reading service. The biggest comic book publishers have partnered to launch the service: With izneo, publishers like Bamboo, Casterman, Dargaud, Dupuis, Fluide Glacial, Grand Angle, Jungle, Kana, Le Lombard, Lucky Comics, Europe Comics and Dark Horse will offer the largest catalogue of e-comics.

izneo represents the first official and legal digital comic book reading service. The biggest comic book publishers have partnered to launch the service: With izneo, publishers like Bamboo, Casterman, Dargaud, Dupuis, Fluide Glacial, Grand Angle, Jungle, Kana, Le Lombard, Lucky Comics, Europe Comics and Dark Horse will offer the largest catalogue of e-comics.

Open to all comic book genres, the izneo catalogue expands every month with even more new albums.

Did you miss the last Digital Cross Over event?

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