In the context of the 75th Venice International Film Festival, the third edition of the Venice Production Bridge focuses in particular on the presentation and exchange of original projects for films and works in progress, so as to foster their development and production.
The idea of building an opportunity for networking for all the professionals involved in production, not only in cinema but across all the audiovisual sector, has shown its relevance in the huge success of the second edition, with more than 2,000 accredited professionals and an enthusiastic feedback from all participants.
The Venice Production Bridge is providing the producers with a unique possibility of meeting the multiple categories of financiers who are participating in the creation of the necessary financial package to create a film. Distributors, sales agents, banks, private and public investment funds, regions and film commissions, broadcasters, video aggregators and Internet platforms, ect.
The third edition of the Venice Production Bridge will take place from August 30th to September 4th , 2018 on the third floor of the Excelsior Hotel of the Lido di Venezia and will join and reinforce the Venice Production Bridge Office which will work throughout the entire 75th Venice International Film Festival (August 29th – September 8th ).
Confirming its worldwide uniqueness, the Venice Production Bridge will propose the following events:
• Venice Gap Financing Market (Aug 31 – Sept 2): The number of international projects will remain around 48 and will include the Biennale College Cinema Virtual Reality projects. During 3 days, the VGFM offers to the producers of feature films and documentaries, Interactive and VR Immersive Story projects the possibility to encounter financiers through 30-minute one-to-one meetings.
• Final Cut in Venice (Sept 1-3): The sixth edition of this workshop will present a limited number of quality rough cuts coming from all African countries, Iraq, Jordan, Palestine, Syria and Lebanon and will give them the opportunity of finding the post-production financing through our partners and the participants.
• Book Adaptation Rights Market (Aug 31 - Sept 2): 20 International publishers will propose the adaptation rights of their works (novels, essays, graphic novels, children literature…) through one-to-one meetings with producers.
• European Film Forum (Sept 1-2): In association with the EU Media program, La Biennale will organize the fourth edition of the EFF with new themes and as last year with the coming of European Commissioner and key industry leaders. This unique rendez-vous is now on all professionals’ agendas.
The Venice Production Bridge will offer traditional services such as the Industry Club, the Digital Video Library, an Exhibition Area, VPB Market Screenings, a Business Centre and numerous international panels and networking events.