Venice Gap-Financing Market Selection Revealed

Venice Gap-Financing Market Selection Revealed
July 3, 2018
Director Anca Damian, whose new project Insula has been selected.


The fifth edition of the market, which helps fiction, documentary and VR projects secure funding as part of the Venice Production Bridge, is due to take place from 31 August to 2 September.


The fifth edition of Venice Gap-Financing Market (31 August to 2 September), organised as part of Venice Production Bridge, will once again welcome all selected European international projects in search of funding via various one-to-one meetings with relevant international professionals at the 75th edition of Venice Film Festival. All professionals invited to the market have decision-making powers.


During the three day Venice Gap-Financing Market event, 46 international projects in the final stages of development and financing will be presented. The selection reflects a diversity of styles, backgrounds, content, points of view, aesthetics and budget. 25 of the selected projects are feature films and documentaries,  while 15 are Virtual Reality Immersive Stories and six are Biennale College - Virtual Reality films


The 17 fiction feature projects (ten European and seven non-European) from all over the world, as well as the eight (all European) narrative or creative documentary projects, are looking to complete their financial packages with minority co-production shares, having secured at least 70% of their funding.


The full list of projects: 


Fiction Films


5 è il numero perfetto  Igort (Italy/Belgium/France)
Production: Propaganda Italia


Des pas dans la neige - Jean Denizot (France)
Production: Mezzanine Films


Do Not Hesitate - Shariff Korver (The Netherlands/Belgium/Colombia)
Production: Lemming Film


Insula - Anca Damian (Romania/France)
Production: Aparte Film


Sans Soleil - Banu Akseki (Belgium/The Netherlands/France)
Production: FraKas Productions


Semina il vento - Danilo Caputo (Italy/France)
Production: Okta Film srl


And They May Still Be Alive TodayTudor Cristian Jurgiu (Romania/Greece)
Production: Libra Film Productions


The Prague Orgy - Irena Pavlásková (Czech Republic/Slovakia)
Production: Prague Movie Company


The Sunlit Night - David Wnendt (Germany/Norway/USA)
Production: Detail FilmApe&Bjørn


January - Andrey Paounov (Bulgaria/Portugal/Czech Republic)
Production: Portokal


Non-European Films

All This Victory - Ahmad Ghossein (Lebanon/France/Germany)
Production: Abbout Productions


Blanquita - Fernando Guzzoni (Chile/Argentina)
Production: Quijote Films


City of Small Blessings - Chen-Hsi Wong (Singapore)
Production: Akanga Film Asia


Deserto Particular - Aly Muritiba (Brazil/Portugal)
Production: Grafo Audiovisual


La Intemperie - Juan Schnitman (Argentina/Brazil)
Production: Wanka Cine


To the Ends of the Earth(working title) - Kiyoshi Kurosawa (Japan/Uzbekistan)
Production:Loaded Films Ltd., Tokyo Theaters Co. Inc.


The Unknown Saint - Alaa Eddine Aljem (Morocco/France)
Production: Le Moindre Geste



Angels of Sinjar. Yazidis - 21st Century Genocide - Hanna Polak (Poland/Germany)
Production: Hanna Polak FilmsSaxonia Entertainment GmbH


Dragon Women - Frédérique de Montblanc (Belgium)
Production: Savage Film


Et j'aime à la fureur - André Bonzel (Slovakia/France)
Production: Artichoke


Flee - Jonas Poher Rasmussen (Denmark/Sweden/France/Norway)
Production: Final Cut for Real, Sun Creature Studio


Fugue (working title) - Artemio Benki (Czech Republic/France/Argentina/Austria)
Production: Artcam Films


Push - Fredrik Gertten (Sweden)
Production: WG Film


Tony Driver, un deportato al contrario - Ascanio Petrini (Italy/Mexico)
Production: Dugong Films


Transnistra - Anna Eborn (Sweden/Denmark/Belgium)
Production: Momento Film


Virtual Reality Projects


-22.7°C VR - Jan Kounen (France/Belgium)
Production: Zorba Production


A Symphony of Noise - Jamie Balliu e Anrick Bregman (UK/Germany)
Production: Up Creatives, Kloos & Co.


Fatherland - Ben Samuels (UK/Spain/USA)
Production: Limbik


Inside: A Journey Into the World of Outsider Artist Judith Scott - Sacha Wares (UK)
Production: National Theatre Immersive Storytelling Studio


Jailbirds - Thomas Villepoux (France/Belgium/USA)
Production: Digital Rise - DVgroup


Mirror - Pierre Zandrowicz (France/Belgium)
Production: Atlas V


Peep Show- Nacho Vigalondo (Spain)
Production: Gaz VR


The Android - Gaelle Mourre (France/Taiwan)
Production: Digital Rise - DVgroup


The Imaginary Friend - Steye Hallema (The Netherlands/UK)
Production: Submarine Channel



Breathe - Milica Zec, Winslow Porter (USA/Canada)
Production: New Reality Company


Chomsky Vs Chomsky - Sandra Rodriguez (Canada)
Production: EyeSteelFilm


Container - Meghna Singh and Simon Wood (South Africa)
Production: Electric South


Garden of Vision - Diana Rico Muñoz (Colombia/Canada)
Production: 4Direcciones audio-visual


Marco Polo Go Round - Ben Steiger Levine (Canada)
Production: Item 7


Under the Skin - João Inada (Brazil/China)
Production: Luz Mágica Produções


Six projects developed at the 2nd edition of the Biennial College Cinema - Virtual Reality workshop – all in different stages of development, pre-production and post-production – have also been selected


A City of Foxes - Nihaarika Negi (USA/India)
Production:United Reality


Deep Clot - Mauricio Osaki (China/Brazil)
Production: VRision Film


Lightspeed VR - Anton Outkine (Russia)
Production: Droog Drooga Film Company


Meet Mortaza - Josephine Derobe (France)
Production: Les Produits Frais


Destiny - Andrés Jarach (France)
Production: Atlas V


Psychopompos - Giulia Olivieri (France)
Production: La Bête

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