The 71st edition of Mifed will be held from October 12th to 16th, 2004.
The majority of the world exhibitors who traditionally participate in this market are expected to attend, one great exception : the English and the Americans.
The only explanation for this great number of absentees , in spite of the assurances that were given, is AFMA’s intention to boycott MIFED, having chosen to overlap their dates, with the ones in Milan.
This assumption is backed up by the fact that at least 25 of the USA- UK companies who had confirmed their attendance during the Cannes Film Festival, pulled out in just this last month and will not be attending, in spite of the proposal of favorable conditions this year MIFED is intent on providing.
At this time more than 350 screenings of noteworthy titles and market firsts of productions from all over the world, have already been scheduled.