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Good Vibes at MIPCOM 2023

“MIPCOM has a unique position of bringing together 100 countries, and that concentration of activity in one place, at one time, can only be a catalyst to the international market overall,” said Lucy Smith, director of MIPCOM CANNES.

MIPCOM CANNES, the International Co-Production & Entertainment Content Market, held its 39th edition from 16-19 October 2023 in Cannes, France. Over 11,000 delegates from 100 countries attended the event.  The market saw a third year of growth with an increase in overall attendance from last year’s 10,800. The total includes a rise in buyers with over 3500 attending in 2023, an increase of 10% year on year, with most hailing from the US, followed by the UK, France, Germany and Spain.

The healthy participation at this year’s market underlines a vibrant content sales and acquisitions climate, rapidly developing international FAST channel business, and an increased appetite for international co-production partnerships and future-facing insights.

“Given the buzz from the stands, what the leaders have said on stage, and the sheer volume of content deals done, it is clear that third party sales and distribution are back.” said Lucy Smith, Director MIPCOM CANNES. “MIPCOM has a unique position of bringing together 100 countries, and that concentration of activity in one place, at one time, can only be a catalyst to the international market overall.”

Significant delegation increases were seen from China, this year’s MIPCOM CANNES Country of Honour, with their biggest representation since 2019 of over 300 delegates from 40 companies; and also from the Middle East, from where more than 160 buyers visited Cannes, an increase of 50% year on year.

The International Kids Screenings & Co-production Market MIPJUNIOR welcomed over 1200 delegates from 63 countries.

It was also announced today that in April 2024, MIPTV will be building back the biggest weekend in unscripted with 2 days dedicated to MIPDOC and an extended MIPFORMATS strand as part of the 61st edition of the Spring International Television Market.

The pre-opening weekend will be dedicated to the doc and factual, and global entertainment format communities and feature in-depth sessions, workshops, summits and screenings.

MIPTV will again stage a 3 Day exhibition market featuring a streamlined programme of conferences and events including keynotes, The MIP SDG Award and MIPLAB summits focusing on the future of the industry.

MIP DRAMA screenings will also return with a MIPTV jury pre-selection. International Series Festival CANNESERIES will again run alongside the market from 5-10 April 2024. MIPTV will be staged 8-10 April with MIPDOC and MIPFORMATS held across a pre-opening weekend of 6-7 April 2024.

The 40th edition of MIPCOM CANNES will take place from 21-24 October 2024, with MIPJUNIOR returning to its pre-market slot of 19-20 October 2024.

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