Programme

September 4th

  • 09:30 VGFM VR Pitch online
    VPB Zoom Room
    Presentation
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    Access: Gold, Trade and Online VPB accreditations only

    Presentation online, via the Venice Production Bridge website, of 12 VR Immersive Story Projects / Venice Gap-Financing Market.

  • 09:30 Venice Gap-Financing Market
    Hotel Excelsior, VGFM Area (Sala Stucchi)
    VPB 1to1 meetings
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    Access: Gold, Trade and Online VPB accreditations only

    55 selected European and international projects will search for financing and co-producers through online and in-person one-to-one meetings. In order to book the meetings a reserved area Venice Gap Financing Market will be available to Industry delegates (Gold, Trade and Online VPB) on the website www.veniceproductionbridge.org.

  • 09:30 Book Adaptation Rights Market
    Hotel Excelsior, BARM Area (Sala Stucchi)
    VPB 1to1 meetings
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    Access: Gold, Trade and Online VPB accreditations only

    Book Adaptation Rights Market. European and international editors and literary agencies will propose rights to movie adaptations of their works through online and in-person one-to-one meetings. In order to book the meetings a reserved area Book Adaptation Rights Market will be available to Industry delegates (Gold, Trade and Online VPB) on the website www.veniceproductionbridge.org.

  • 10:00 VoD Market Day
    Spazio Incontri (Hotel Excelsior) and VPB Live Channel
    Panel
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    Access: In-person open to industry delegates, online open to all
    Diverse, independent and sustainable: building European VOD

    EUROVOD will organize its conference "Diverse, independent and sustainable: building European VOD" at the Hotel Excelsior, Spazio Incontri and streamed via the VPB Website on the VPB Live Channel.

  • 14:30 VoD Market Day
    Hotel Excelsior, VOD Area (Sala Stucchi)
    VPB 1to1 meetings
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    Access: Gold, Trade and Online VPB accreditations only

    20 European VOD platforms and companies attending the European VOD Meetings will be able to propose their services to international distributors, rights holders and AV professionals through in-person one-to-one meetings. In order to book the meetings a reserved area VOD Market Day will be available to Industry delegates (Gold, Trade and Online VPB) on the website (www.veniceproductionbridge.org).

  • 15:30 European Film Forum
    Spazio Incontri (Hotel Excelsior) and VPB Live Channel
    Event
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    Access: In-person open to industry delegates, online open to all
    Fostering recovery & building resilience: Audiovisual as a key industry for Europe’s growth.

    In association with the EU's Creative Europe MEDIA Programme, La Biennale di Venezia will organise another edition of the European Film Forum that will gather key industry leaders from all over the world.

    Seizing the opportunity of celebrating the 77th anniversary of the Venice International Film Festival, and in light of the current challenging crisis, this event will take stock of the situation of Europe’s audiovisual ecosystem during the past months and will look at the future, discussing ways to ensure immediate recovery while guaranteeing long-term competitiveness of this key industry for Europe’s economy.

    The event will be opened by Roberto Cicutto, President of La Biennale di Venezia, and by a high representative of the European Commission.

  • 17:30 Sharing experiences: how to face the consequences of the COVID crisis on our day to day business
    Hotel Excelsior / Sala Poveglia
    Panel
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    Access: By invitation only
    Organized by the European Producers Club

    Roundtable 1: Back to shooting: what are the obstacles and solutions to deliver our contents in a safe and affordable way?

    Roundtable 2: How the theatrical distribution is recovering ? How can we get our audience back ? Is the online release a solution ?

  • 18:30 VGFM VR Pitch online
    VPB Zoom Room
    Presentation
    +
    Access: Gold, Trade and Online VPB accreditations only

    Presentation online, via the Venice Production Bridge website, of 12 VR Immersive Story Projects / Venice Gap-Financing Market.

September 5th

  • 09:30 Book Adaptation Rights Market
    Hotel Excelsior, BARM Area (Sala Stucchi)
    VPB 1to1 meetings
    +
    Access: Gold, Trade and Online VPB accreditations only

    European and international editors and literary agencies will propose rights to movie adaptations of their works through online and in-person one-to-one meetings. In order to book the meetings a reserved area Book Adaptation Rights Market will be available to Industry delegates (Gold, Trade and Online VPB) on the website www.veniceproductionbridge.org.

  • 09:30 Venice Gap-Financing Market
    Hotel Excelsior, VGFM Area (Sala Stucchi)
    VPB 1to1 meetings
    +
    Access: Gold, Trade and Online VPB accreditations only

    55 selected European and international projects will search for financing and co-producers through online and in-person one-to-one meetings. In order to book the meetings a reserved area Venice Gap Financing Market will be available to Industry delegates (Gold, Trade and Online VPB) on the website www.veniceproductionbridge.org.

  • 10:00 DGCA MiBACT, ANICA present Focus on China
    Spazio Incontri (Hotel Excelsior) and VPB Live Channel
    Event
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    Access: In-person open to industry delegates, online open to all

    A rich program of meetings and discussions to develop new prospective collaborations between between Italy and China, refining the strategies to relaunch the international cinema industry, helping to discover talent and projects to be able to increase the development of cooperation.

  • 11:00 LUX AWARD: a new journey is about to begin.
    Spazio Incontri (Hotel Excelsior) and VPB Live Channel
    Panel
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    Access: In-person open to industry delegates, online open to all
    Presentation by the European Parliament, the European Film Academy in partnership with the European Commission and Europa Cinemas
  • 15:00 2nd European Film Politics Seminar
    Spazio Incontri (Hotel Excelsior) and VPB Live Channel
    Panel
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    Access: In-person open to industry delegates, online open to all
    101 Reasons Why Independent Producers are the Driving Force of the Film Industry

    The aim of 2nd European Film Politics Seminar (hosted by the Venice Production Bridge) is to debate reasons why independent producers are the driving force of the film industry at large.

    The debate will link back to the 1st edition of the Seminar (in Feb 2020, hosted by the European Film Market of the Berlinale), where 50 experts from the industry and public funding bodies from across the continent have identified, debated and voted three important Calls to Action: imposing transparency about consumption data of European works and revenues, ensuring the channeling of financial investments and levies into works by independent producers, and last but not least, enabling independent producers to retain IP and rights for their works.

    The Coronavirus has accelerated the disruption of the film industry as we know it. Whereas the immediate effects are known (and include a strong shift in terms of viewer destination and an equally strong shift of the money flow in the film business), the future effects can and should be shaped by foresighted and brave European and national regulation. The role of independent producers in this fast-changing development remains pivotal, for at least 101 reasons. 

    Speakers:

    • TBC

    Moderator:

    • Mike Goodridge - Good Chaos, former senior editor at Screen International (UK)

    Organizers

    The 2nd European Film Politics Seminar in Sept 2020 is hosted by the Venice Production Bridge and organized by Alexandra Lebret of the European Producers Club (EPC), Erwin M. Schmidt of the German Producers Association (Produzentenverband), and Doreen Boonekamp (independent consultant), in cooperation with European Film Agencies (EFAD). The inaugural edition of the European Film Politics Seminar took place in Feb 2020 during the Berlinale and was initiated and hosted by the European Film Market (EFM).

  • 16:00 Opportunities and challenges in the Arthouse sector following the pandemic.
    Spazio Incontri (Hotel Excelsior) and VPB Live Channel
    Panel
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    Access: In-person open to industry delegates, online open to all
    Organized by CICAE

September 6th

  • 09:30 Book Adaptation Rights Market
    Hotel Excelsior, BARM Area (Sala Stucchi)
    VPB 1to1 meetings
    +
    Access: Gold, Trade and Online VPB accreditations only

    European and international editors and literary agencies will propose rights to movie adaptations of their works through online and in-person one-to-one meetings. In order to book the meetings a reserved area Book Adaptation Rights Market will be available to Industry delegates (Gold, Trade and Online VPB) on the website www.veniceproductionbridge.org.

  • 09:30 Venice Gap-Financing Market
    Hotel Excelsior, VGFM Area (Sala Stucchi)
    VPB 1to1 meetings
    +
    Access: Gold, Trade and Online VPB accreditations only

    55 selected European and international projects will search for financing and co-producers through online and in-person one-to-one meetings. In order to book the meetings a reserved area Venice Gap Financing Market will be available to Industry delegates (Gold, Trade and Online VPB) on the website www.veniceproductionbridge.org.

September 7th

  • 09:00 Final Cut in Venice
    VPB Zoom Room and Festival Scope Pro
    Presentation
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    Access: Gold, Trade and Online VPB accreditations only

    Introduction to the project and greetings by Festival Director Alberto Barbera at the opening of the 8th edition of the workshop, which supports the completion of films from African countries, Jordan, Iraq, Lebanon, Palestine, and Syria.

    Screening, through Festival Scope Pro, of the 6 selected films of the workshop.

  • 11:00 DGCA MiBACT, ANICA present Focus on India
    Spazio Incontri (Hotel Excelsior) and VPB Live Channel
    Event
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    Access: In-person open to industry delegates, online open to all

    Seminars and round table discussions to analyse the rapidly growing of Indian film market, discovering possible common points of interest between India and Italy, to embrace a simultaneous development of the two industries and a meeting between the two cultures.

  • 15:00 DGCA MiBACT, ANICA present “Special Event”
    Spazio Incontri (Hotel Excelsior) and VPB Live Channel
    Event
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    Access: Open to all industry accreditations

    New frontiers for distribution: what changes after the lockdown?

    Confronting models and strategies – a dialogue between Europe – USA – China.

September 8th

  • 09:00 Final Cut in Venice
    VPB Zoom Room and Festival Scope Pro
    Presentation
    +
    Access: Gold, Trade and Online VPB accreditations only

    8th edition of the workshop, which supports the completion of films from African countries, Jordan, Iraq, Lebanon, Palestine, and Syria.

    Screening, through Festival Scope Pro, of the 6 selected films of the workshop.

  • 11:00 Seminar on Gender Equality and Inclusivity and Film Industry.
    Spazio Incontri (Hotel Excelsior) and VPB Live Channel
    Panel
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    Access: In-person open to industry delegates, online open to all
    Organized by La Biennale, Eurimages, Women in Film Television and Media Italy and Dissenso Comune

September 9th

  • 09:30 Final Cut in Venice
    VPB Website
    VPB 1to1 meetings
    +
    Access: Gold, Trade and Online VPB accreditations only

    The 6 selected projects will search for financing through online one-to-one meetings via the Venice Production Bridge website. In order to book the meetings a reserved area Final Cut in Venice will be available to Industry delegates (Gold, Trade and Online VPB) on the website www.veniceproductionbridge.org.

September 10th

  • 15:00 25th Forum Fedic – Federazione Italiana dei Cineclub.
    Spazio Incontri (Hotel Excelsior)
    Panel
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    Access: Open to all industry accreditations
    Il Futuro del Corto d’Autore: I Festival Fedic

    edited by Paolo Micalizzi and Fedic Cinema.

September 4th

  • 09:30 VGFM VR Pitch online
    VPB Zoom Room
  • 09:30 Venice Gap-Financing Market
    Hotel Excelsior, VGFM Area (Sala Stucchi)
  • 09:30 Book Adaptation Rights Market
    Hotel Excelsior, BARM Area (Sala Stucchi)
  • 10:00 VoD Market Day
    Spazio Incontri (Hotel Excelsior) and VPB Live Channel
  • 14:30 VoD Market Day
    Hotel Excelsior, VOD Area (Sala Stucchi)
  • 15:30 European Film Forum
    Spazio Incontri (Hotel Excelsior) and VPB Live Channel
  • 17:30 Sharing experiences: how to face the consequences of the COVID crisis on our day to day business
    Hotel Excelsior / Sala Poveglia
  • 18:30 VGFM VR Pitch online
    VPB Zoom Room

September 5th

  • 09:30 Book Adaptation Rights Market
    Hotel Excelsior, BARM Area (Sala Stucchi)
  • 09:30 Venice Gap-Financing Market
    Hotel Excelsior, VGFM Area (Sala Stucchi)
  • 10:00 DGCA MiBACT, ANICA present Focus on China
    Spazio Incontri (Hotel Excelsior) and VPB Live Channel
  • 11:00 LUX AWARD: a new journey is about to begin.
    Spazio Incontri (Hotel Excelsior) and VPB Live Channel
  • 15:00 2nd European Film Politics Seminar
    Spazio Incontri (Hotel Excelsior) and VPB Live Channel
  • 16:00 Opportunities and challenges in the Arthouse sector following the pandemic.
    Spazio Incontri (Hotel Excelsior) and VPB Live Channel

September 6th

  • 09:30 Book Adaptation Rights Market
    Hotel Excelsior, BARM Area (Sala Stucchi)
  • 09:30 Venice Gap-Financing Market
    Hotel Excelsior, VGFM Area (Sala Stucchi)

September 7th

  • 09:00 Final Cut in Venice
    VPB Zoom Room and Festival Scope Pro
  • 11:00 DGCA MiBACT, ANICA present Focus on India
    Spazio Incontri (Hotel Excelsior) and VPB Live Channel
  • 15:00 DGCA MiBACT, ANICA present “Special Event”
    Spazio Incontri (Hotel Excelsior) and VPB Live Channel

September 8th

  • 09:00 Final Cut in Venice
    VPB Zoom Room and Festival Scope Pro
  • 11:00 Seminar on Gender Equality and Inclusivity and Film Industry.
    Spazio Incontri (Hotel Excelsior) and VPB Live Channel

September 9th

  • 09:30 Final Cut in Venice
    VPB Website

September 10th

  • 15:00 25th Forum Fedic – Federazione Italiana dei Cineclub.
    Spazio Incontri (Hotel Excelsior)