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46 projects selected for the Venice Gap-Financing Market
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46 projects selected for the Venice Gap-Financing Market

European and international projects selected during the year will be able to close their financing.

The 5th edition of the Venice Gap-Financing Market (August 31 - September 2, 2018), organised as part of the Venice Production Bridge, to be held during the 75th Venice International Film Festival, will once again be the place where European and international projects selected during the year will be able to close their financing, through one-to-one meetings with potential and pertinent international professionals. All the invited professionals are decision-makers.

Venice Gap-Financing Market

The 3-day Venice Gap-Financing Market will present 46 projects from around the world in the final stages of development and funding.
The selection reflects the great diversity of styles and backgrounds, content and viewpoints, aesthetics and budgets of the projects submitted for consideration.

The selection is divided as follows:

  • 25 feature-length Fiction Film and Documentary projects
  • 15 Virtual Reality Immersive Story projects
  • 6 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 46 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…).

The Book of Projects, detailing each project, will therefore be emailed to professionals from the film industry, to entitle them to request 30-minute one-to-one meetings with the teams of the selected projects.
Thanks to the VPB Platform, the VPB Office will be able to support the teams and the registered professionals in organizing tailor-made meetings even more closely.

25 selected fiction and documentary projects

Fiction Films: 17 projects (10 from Europe and 7 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 (all from Europe) for narrative or creative documentaries (fulfilling the same requirements as the fiction films above).


1 “5 è il numero perfetto” (Italy, Belgium, France) by Igort, Propaganda Italia
2 “Des pas dans la neige” (France) by Jean Denizot, Mezzanine Films
3 “Do Not Hesitate” (Netherlands, Belgium, Colombia) by Shariff Korver, Lemming Film
4 “Insula(Romania, France) by Anca Damian, Aparte Film
5 “Sans Soleil (Belgium, Netherlands, France) by Banu Akseki, FraKas Productions
6 “Semina il vento (Italy, France) by Danilo Caputo, Okta Film srl
7 “Si poate mai traiesc si azi (And They May Still Be Alive Today)”(Romania, Greece) by Tudor Cristian Jurgiu, Libra Film Productions
8 “The Prague Orgy (Czech Republic, Slovakia) by Irena Pavlásková, Prague Movie Company
9 “The Sunlit Night” (Germany, Norway, USA) by David Wnendt, Detail Film and Ape&Bjørn
10 “ЯНУАРИ (January)” (Bulgaria, Portugal, Czech Republic) by Andrey Paounov, Portokal
Outside of Europe
11 “All This Victory” (Lebanon, France, Germany) by Ahmad Ghossein, Abbout Productions
12 “Blanquita” (Chile, Argentina) by Fernando Guzzoni, Quijote Films
13 “City of Small Blessings” (Singapore) by Chen-Hsi Wong, Akanga Film Asia
14 “Deserto Particular ” (Brazil, Portugal) by Aly Muritiba, Grafo Audiovisual
15 “La Intemperie ” (Argentina, Brazil) by Juan Schnitman, Wanka Cine
16 “Tabi no owari, sekai no hajimari (To the Ends of the Earth)” (Japan, Uzbekistan) by Kiyoshi Kurosawa, Loaded Films Ltd., Tokyo Theaters Co. Inc.
17 “Sid El Majhoul (The Unknown Saint)” (Morocco, France) by Alaa Eddine Aljem, Le Moindre Geste


18 “Angels of Sinjar. Yazidis - 21st Century Genocide” (Poland, Germany) by Hanna Polak, Hanna Polak Films, Saxonia Entertainment GmbH
19 “Dragon Women” (Belgium) by Frédérique de Montblanc, Savage Film
20 “Et j'aime à la fureur” (Slovakia, France) by André Bonzel, Artichoke
21 “Flee” (Denmark, Sweden, France, Norway) by Jonas Poher Rasmussen, Final Cut for Real, Sun Creature Studio
22 “Fugue (working title)” (Czech Republic, France, Argentina, Austria) by Artemio Benki, Artcam Films
23 “Push” (Sweden) by Fredrik Gertten, WG Film
24 “Tony Driver, un deportato al contrario” (Italy, Mexico) by Ascanio Petrini, Dugong Films
25 “Transnistra” (Sweden, Denmark, Belgium) by Anna Eborn, Momento Film

15 Virtual Reality Immersive Story projects

15 VR Immersive Reality Story projects (9 from Europe and 6 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 their budget and have this financing in place.



1 “-22.7°C VR” (France, Belgium) by Jan Kounen,  Zorba Production
2 “A Symphony of Noise” (Germany, UK) by Jamie Balliu, Michaela Pňačeková and Anrick Bregman, Kloos & Co., Up Creatives
3 “Fatherland” (UK, Spain, USA) by Ben Samuels, Limbik
4 “Inside: A Journey Into the World of Outsider Artist Judith Scott”(UK) by Sacha Wares, National Theatre Immersive Storytelling Studio
5 “Jailbirds” (France, Belgium, USA) by Thomas Villepoux, Digital Rise - DVgroup
6 “Mirror” (France, Belgium) by Pierre Zandrowicz, Atlas V
7 “Peep Show” (Spain) by Nacho Vigalondo, Gaz VR
8 “The Android”(France, Taiwan) by Gaelle Mourre, Digital Rise- DVgroup
9 “The Imaginary Friend” (Netherlands, UK) by Steye Hallema,  Submarine Channel
Outside of Europe
10 “Breathe” (USA, Canada) by Milica Zec and Winslow Porter, New Reality Company
11 “Chomsky Vs Chomsky” (Canada) by Sandra Rodriguez, EyeSteelFilm
12 “Container” (South Africa) by Meghna Singh and Simon Wood, Electric South
13 “Garden of Vision” (Colombia, Canada) by Diana Rico Muñoz, 4Direcciones audio-visual
14 “Marco Polo Go Round” (Canada) by Ben Steiger Levine, Item 7
15 “Na Pele (Under the Skin)” (Brazil, China) by João Inada, Luz Mágica Produções

6 Biennale College Cinema - Virtual Reality projects

6 projects, that have been developed during the workshop of Biennale College Cinema VR, 2nd edition, and that have reached different stages of development, pre-production and post-production.

1 “A City of Foxes” (USA, India) by Nihaarika Negi, United Reality
2 “Deep Clot” (China, Brazil ) by Mauricio Osaki, VRision Film
3 “Lightspeed VR” (Russia) by Anton Outkine, Droog Drooga Film Company
4 “Meet Mortaza” (France) by Josephine Derobe, Les Produits Frais
5 “Destiny” (France)  by Andrés Jarach, Atlas V
6 “Psychopompos” (France) by Giulia Olivieri, La Bête