After a successful first edition in 2012, the Venice Film Market will be held again during the 70th Venice International Film Festival (28th August – 7th September 2013) to enhance the needs and the expectations of producers, distributors, buyers, sellers, agents and film promotion agencies.
The Venice Film Market, which runs during the first days of the Venice Film Festival, from Thursday 29th August to Tuesday 3rd September, is located in designated areas of the third floor of the Excelsior Hotel at the Venice Lido. The Venice Film Market has joined and strengthened the Industry Office which will continue to perform its functions during the whole duration of the Venice Film Festival as in previous years, by offering many services to professionals, in collaboration with Expo Venice.
Pascal Diot is the Director of the Venice Film Market and has extensive experience in co-productions, distribution and international sales, as well as management of cinema markets.
The Venice Film Market is the new business platform dedicated to cinema professionals attending the 70th Venice International Film Festival.
For its second edition, the VFM will be offering brand new exclusive services for its guests:
· 3 market screening rooms (1 x 15 seats, 1 x 30 seats and 1 x 100 seats) located in the Festival hub, where it will be possible to present brand new films.
· One exclusive networking session with independent exhibitors on August 30th from 9:30 am to 12:30 pm in association with the CICAE. This special session includes a first part of 90’ during which the Sales Agents’ trailers will be presented to the Independent Exhibitors followed by a 90’ one-to-one meeting session with the Sales Agents.
· One exclusive networking session with producers who are looking for sales agents from all over the world. This year in addition to the Distributors, the VFM is inviting Producers looking for international co-productions. A special session with the ones who are also looking for international Sales Agents will be organized.
· HAPPY HOURS will be held every evenings, allowing professionals to continue meeting and discussing in a relaxed and cosy atmosphere in the central area of the Festival.
· Please be advised that on August 31st, African works-in-progress will be screened within the framework of the new VFM program FINAL CUT IN VENICE. These screenings will be open to sales agents, distributors and producers only.
All Industry participants will receive the Industry Guide listing all company details of Industry Trade/ Gold participants. This will also be available online with updates.
The Venice Film Market is the first market after Summer break and it offers an exclusive opportunity of discovering brand new films. The Venice Film Market offers:
- Industry Club, the new and exclusive meeting area for producers, buyers and sellers.
- Digital Video Library enabling participants to watch films from the official selection of the
festival as well as titles submitted through the Venice Film Market.
- Industry Business Centre with information desk, Internet positions and Wi-Fi network.
- Exhibition & Event Area, a special location with industry stands, meeting corner and a
special room for national and international panels.
The Promo-Reels Special Screenings
This initiative gives all buyers the unique and exclusive opportunity to watch the first footage from films which will be completed end of 2013 or 2014.
The Promo-Reels Special Screenings is launched this year offering to all Industry Trade Gold buyers two exclusive special screenings in one of the festival’s theatres, gathering a selection of promo-reels and teasers of brand new films shot during summer 2013.
A special leaflet/presentation will be given to all Industry Trade Gold buyers before the screenings.
The Digital Video Library (DVL)
The DVL increases the commercial potential to all films that are present at the Venice Film Festival and Market.
The Industry Trade / Gold participants will have access to the Digital Video Library to view films from the official selection of the festival and titles submitted through the Venice Film Market.
All accredited production and world sales companies can submit titles produced after September 1st, 2012.
A DVL Catalogue will gather all the artistic and technical information, as well as the rights availabilities and all details of the rights holders of all films presented in the Digital Video Library. This Catalogue will be available on line as well as hard copy, given to all Industry Trade / Gold participants upon arrival in Venice. Special sections gathering a selection of recommended titles will be included in the Digital Video Library.
The Industry Business Centre
The Industry Business Centre is open exclusively to Industry Trade / Gold participants. It is fully equipped with Information desk, Internet and Wi-Fi access.
A dedicated team will be at your disposal to provide participants with any information regarding the Venice Film Market and the Venice International Film Festival and to help them to solve any problem connected with their stay in Venice.
The Industry Club
The Industry Club is exclusively reserved to members of Industry Trade / Gold pass holders and their guests. It is equipped with Information desk, Internet and Wi-Fi access, quiet and comfortable meeting areas.
In addition, the Venice Film Market will offer coffee, snacks and drinks in the Industry Club lounge.
The Exhibition and Event Areas
A unique area located on the first floor of the Excelsior hotel with industry stands, meeting areas and a special room for national and international panels. It is open to all Industry participants for handling their meetings, attend conferences and meet with Industry professionals at their stands.
Organizations, associations, and companies have the possibility of purchasing furbished exhibition stalls, corners or unfurnished open space in the Exhibition and Event areas.
With just a month before the kick-off of the new Venice Film Market the following participants have confirmed their presence with an exhibition area: Argentina INCAA (National Institute of Cinema and Audiovisual Arts), EURIMAGE, the Israel Film Fund, Roskino (the Russian Film Commission), Cinema do Brasil, the Taipei Film Commission, Gran Canaria, Beijing International Film Festival, Wallimage. Moreover the Italian trade associations ANICA (Italian National Cinema and Audiovisual Association) and AGIS (Italian General Show-Business Association) will be present also thorough their various divisions (ANEC, ANEM, FICE, AGISCUOLA, Schermi di Qualità). Besides having their own stands, these companies will take active part in promoting conventions and workshops.
As in previous years, the Industry Office area will host a comprehensive program of seminars dedicated to the film-making industry concerning norms, technology, social and market issues.