During the 73rd Venice International Film Festival, an important new project entitled Venice Production Bridge has been introduced to ensure continuity, but also to surpass and fine-tune13770331_10154443505669752_6356751258323230116_n
the Venice Film Market first held in 2012. The Venice Production Bridge will take place from September 1 to 5 on the third floor of the Excelsior Hotel of the Lido di Venezia.

This year, the Venice Gap Financing Market will present 40 projects in the final stages of development and funding, divided as follows:

  • 25 projects for feature-length fiction films and feature documentaries from around the world,
  • 4 European projects for TV Series,
  • 8 projects for films to be produced as Virtual Reality & Interactive experiences,
  • 3 projects for Web Series.

These projects bring together a great variety of filmmakers, working across a diverse range of forms, contents, budgets and genres and we look forward to welcoming you to effective and inspiring days in Venice from September 2nd to 4th. The two-day Venice Gap Financing Market is setting up one-to-one meetings between the teams (producer and director) of the 40 projects and top industry decision-makers (producers, private and public financiers, banks, distributors, sales agents, TV Commissioners, Internet and video Platforms, Institutions, post-production companies…). Here are the selected projects, categorized by their genre:

– Fiction – 

  • Giorgio Cugno: Alien Food Italy, Denmark France
  • Santiago Loza: Brief Story from the Green Planet (Breve Historia del Planeta Verde) / Argentina, Germany
  • Gonzalo Tobal: Dolores / Argentina, France, Spain
  • Karim Moussaoui: The Nature of Time (En Attendant Les Hirondelles) / France
  • Denis Do: Funan, the New People (Funan, le Peuple Nouveau) / France, Luxembourg, Belgium
  • Jessice Krummacher: Birth (Geburt) / Germany, Turkey
  • Teona Sturgar Mitevska: God Exists, Her Name is Petrunija (Gospod Postoi, Imeto i e Petrunija) / Macedonia
  • Leonardo Di Costanzo: The Intruder (L’Intrusa) / Italy, Switzerland, France
  • René Guerra: Lily and the Dragonflies (Lili e as Libélulas) / Brazil, Denmark
  • Myroslav Slaboshpytskiy: Luxembourg / Germany, Ukraine, France, Norway
  • Adina Pintilie: Touch Me Not (Nu Ma Atinge-Ma) / Romania, France, Bulgaria
  • Marcela Said: Los Perros / Chile, Germany, Argentina
  • Kamila Andini: The Seen and Unseen / Indonesia
  • Matt Porterfield: Sollers Point / USA, France
  • Anup Singh: The Song of Scorpions / Switzerland
  • Eran Kolirin: Let it Be Morning (Vayehi Boker) / Isreal, France
  • Annemarie Jacir: Wajib / Palestine, France, Germany, Norway, Denmark
  • Carlos & Jason Sanchez: A Worthy Companion / Canada


– Documentaries –

  • Lea Glob: Apolonia, Apolonia / Denmark
  • Dina Salah Amer: Cain, Abel & the Cowgirl / UK, France, USA
  • Ben Russell: Gold Mine / France
  • Petra Costa: Impeachment – Two Weights, Two Measures (Impeachment – Dois Pesos, Duas Medidas) / Brazil
  • Olivier Peyon & Cyril Brody: Latifa (Latifa – Le Coeur Au Combat) / France
  • Axel Petersén & Måns Månsson: The Real Estate / Sweden, Denmark
  • Daniele Incalcaterra, Fausta Quattrini: Land of Evil (Tierra del Mar) / Italy, Argentina

– VR, Interactive, Web and TV Series –

Virtual Reality:

  • Exode / USA
  • The Future of Forever: Welcome to the Other Side / Poland
  • Nomads / Canada
  • Our Baby / France
  • Ashes to Ashes (Opa Eikel) / The Netherlands
  • Trinity / Canada

Interactive Web Series:

  • The Boy in the Book: A Choose Your Own Documentary / UK

Interactive / Multimedia Experience:

  • Oh Moscow / UK

Web Series:

  • Referees! (Arbitri!) / Italy
  • Difficult Second Coming / UK
  • Music on the Road / France

TV Series:

  • Aurora / Italy
  • Bullfinch (Blutfink) / Germany
  • Nemesis / Italy
  • School of Champions / Germany, Switzerland

Text and titles from  the Venice Production Bridge and Industry Office team, artwork from the 73rd Biennale