It has been twenty-four years since the Film Market was first set up as a section of the Drama Short Film Festival. The Film Market is an institution that forms an integral part of all major international film festivals.
The purpose of the Film Market is to bring into contact film directors and producers with distribution companies and television channels, with a view to the purchase and distribution of films, as well as their screening in other international festivals. Moreover, there are films in the Film Market Archive which bear a code number and refer to past catalogues. Past catalogues are available upon request. The Film Market staff ensures the best possible promotion and screening of the films that are available. The success of the Film Market during the past twenty-four years has contributed significantly to its establishment within DIFF and the field of short films in general.