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74th Venice International Film Festival


Book of Projects – Venice Gap Financing-Market


The projects of the 4th edition of the Venice Gap-Financing Market (September 1-3, 2017), have been selected.

The Venice Gap-Financing Market is organised as part of the Venice Production Bridge, dedicated to works in progress, to meet the needs of the industry professionals who are increasingly interested in opportunities for meetings that will lead to co-productions.

The Venice Production Bridge (31 August – 5 September 2017) will take place during the forthcoming 74th Venice International Film Festival (30 August – 9 September 2017) directed by Alberto Barbera and organized by the Biennale di Venezia, chaired by Paolo Baratta.

The Venice Gap-Financing Market will offer selected European and International projects, the opportunity to close their international financing, through one-to-one meetings with potential and pertinent international professionals. All the invited professionals are decision-makers.

The 3-day Venice Gap-Financing Market event will present 47 projects from around the world in the final stages of development and funding, divided as follows:

  • 25 feature-length fiction film and documentary projects
  • 15 Virtual Reality & Interactive, Web - and TV Series projects
  • 7 Biennale College – Virtual Reality projects


The Venice Gap-Financing Market is thus setting up one-to-one meetings between the teams (producer and director) of the 47 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…).

- Fiction Films: 17 projects (8 from Europe and 9 from outside of Europe) for feature-length fiction films from around the world that need to complete their funding package with minority shares in the co-production, having at least 70% of the funding in place.

- Documentaries: 8 projects (7 from Europe and 1 from outside of Europe) for narrative or creative documentaries (fulfilling the same requirements as the fiction films above).




1 -  “All the Pretty Little Horses” by Michalis Konstantatos (Greece, Germany, Netherlands), Horsefly Productions

2 -  “Bodyguard of Lies” by Charles Matthau (Spain, United States), Babieka Films

3 -  “Brighton 4” by Levan Koguashvili (Georgia, Bulgaria, Greece), Kino Iberica

4 -  “Cook, Fuck, Kill” by Mira Fornay (Czech Republic, Slovakia), Cineart TV Prague

5 -  “Delphine D.” by Lara Fremder (Italy), Falest Film

6 -  “The Dream Girl” by  Maurizio Braucci (Italy, Ireland, Belgium, UK), Mir Cinematografica

7 -  “The Guest” by Duccio Chiarini (Italy, Switzerland, France), Mood Film

8 -  “The Veins of the World” by Byambasuren Davaa (Germany, Mongolia), Basis Berlin Film Produktion


Outside of Europe

9 -  “Fig Tree” by Alamork Marsha Davidian (Israel, Germany, France), Black Sheep Film Production

10 -  “Inzomnia” by Luis Tellez Ibarra (Mexico), Inzomnia Animación

11 -  “ Irene” by Celina Murga (Argentina), Tresmilmundos Cine & Cepa Audiovisual

12 -  “Rafiki” by Wanuri Kahiu (South Africa, Germany, France, Netherlands, Lebanon, Norway, Kenya), Big World Cinema

13 -  “Road Kill” by Yuichi Hibi (United States), DViant Films

14 -  Shan Shui by Xiao Yong (China), Way Good Entertainment

15 -  “The Day I Lost My Shadow” by Soudade Kaadan (Syria, France), KAF Productions

16 -  “The Reports on Sarah and Saleem” by Muayad Alayan (Palestine, Netherlands, Germany, Mexico), PalCine Productions

17 -  “The Science of Fictions” by Yosep Anggi Noen (Indonesia), Angka Fortuna Sinema




18 -  “Cassandro, the Exotico” by Marie Losier (France, Guatemala), Tamara Films

19 -  “Mitra” by Jorge Leòn (Belgium, France), Thank You and Good Night Productions

20 -  “Story of B , the Disappearance of My Mother” by Beniamino Barrese (Italy), Nanof

21 -  “The Hidden City” by Victor Moreno (Spain, France), El Viaje Producciones

22 -  “ The Village” by Claire Simon (France), Petit à Petit Production

23 -  “What Walaa Wants” by Christy Garland (Denmark, Canada), Final Cut for Real

24 -  “When the War Comes” by Jan Gebert (Czech Republic), Pink Productions


Outside of Europe

25 -  “Bisbee ‘17” by Robert Greene (United States),  4th Row Films 

- Virtual Reality and Interactive Projects:  10 VR projects (7 from Europe and 3 from outside of Europe), including fiction, documentary, animation film and other interactive installation based experiences. The projects include both original concept and adaptations. All projects have secured 30% of its budget and have this financing in place.

- TV - and Web Series:  5 TV- Series projects (4 from Europe and 1 from outside of Europe) for fictional drama, including both original concepts and adaptations (fulfilling the same requirements as the VR projects above).



1 -  “7 Lives” by Jan Kounen (France),  Red Corner

2 -  “Amrita” by Rithy Panh (France, Cambodia, Netherlands, Germany), CDP

3 -  “Bloody Sunday” by Andrius Lekavicius (Lithuania), Gluk Media

4 -  “Escape Vroom” by Sean O’Reilly (Canada), Arcana Studios

5 -  “Kinshasa Now” by Marc-Henri Wajnberg (Belgium, Congo), Wajnbrosse Productions

6 -  “Lights” by Julien Mokrani (France), Okio-Studio

7 -  “Melita part 2” by Nicolas Alcala (United States), Future Lighthouse

8 -  “Passenger” by Romain Chassaing (France), Haut et Court, Solab

9 -  “Tornado” by Guy Shelmerdine (United States), Dark Corner

10 -  “Whitehats” by Ricard Gras (Germany), Ricard Gras



11 -  “Father’s Day” by Pavel Vesnakov (Bulgaria), Agitprop

12 -  “The Red Virgin” by Paula Ortiz (Spain), Avalon

13 -  Narcoamerica” by Danny Gavidia (Mexico), Albricias Producción

14 -  Of a Different Nature” by Mamdooh Afdile and Tone Andersen (Norway), Klar Film AS

15 -  “Trauma” by Miłosz Sakowski and Agnieszka Smoczyńska (Poland), Telemark Sp. Z o.o.

7 projects, that have been developed during the first workshop of the Biennale College Cinema VR, 1st edition, and that have reached different stages of development, pre-production and post-production.

1 –  “A Day With Hope” by E. del Mundo (USA, Philippines), VRSmile

2 –  “Ice cave” by Maja Friis (Denmark), Makropol

3 –  “My Girl Matryoshka” by Nir Saar (Israel, UK), Independent

4 –  “ON/OFF” by Camille Duvelleroy and Isabelle Foucrier (France), Bachibouzouk

5 –  “Spomenik” by Ivan Knezevic (Serbia), Black Box

6 –  “The Little Black Pawn” by Quentin de Cagny (France), French Touch Records

7 –  “The Neighbour” by Rudolf Romero Borgart (Netherlands), Rots Filmwerk

A tailor-made initiative of this kind requests a real confidentiality for the producers and the partners already in place and the Book of Projects detailing each project will then be emailed to the registered professionals, to entitle them to request 30-minute one-to-one meetings with the producers of the selected projects.

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