The Venice Production Bridge (VPB) is an essential and successful rendezvous among the cinema, audiovisual and VR professionals.

Even if the essence and specificity of the VPB is, from year one, to focus on production and to make available a wide range of services, projects and networking events to producers, this unique VPB platform allows all producers to meet financiers, co-producers, private and public funds and institutions, distributors, sales agents, publishers, broadcasters and streaming platforms, VFX and post-production companies... in dedicated spaces and venues.
The complete chain of production is offered to them: from the idea and I.P. [Book Adaptation Rights Market (BARM)] to the financial completion of their projects [Venice Gap Financing Market (VGFM) and Venice Immersive Market (VIM)], from work-in-progress screenings with a financial or in kind support [Final Cut in Venice (FCV)] to the sales and distribution [Market Screenings] or the broadcasting [Meet the streamers (MIT)].

All these activities, as well as social events, a European Country Focus and a non-European Country Focus, dedicated panels and the Europe in Focus organised in association with the European Commission and Creative Europe Media program, are conceived in order to increase business-to-business exchanges among European and International professionnals. The Venice Production Bridge will take place from August 29 to September 3, 2024 on the third floor of the Excelsior of the Lido di Venezia and on the Venice Immersive Island (Lazzaretto Vecchio) for all immersive activities and during the 81st Venice International Film Festival.

Venice Gap-Financing Market (August 30 - September 1) 

The Venice Gap-Financing Market is a platform for selected projects that aims to support European and international producers to secure financing for their projects (Fiction Films, Documentaries and Immersive Projects) through one-to-one meetings with potential and pertinent international professionals (producers, sales agents, distributors, financiers, broadcasters and funds). All the invited professionals are decision-makers.
More than 60 international projects including Biennale College Cinema and BCC Virtual Reality projects are presented during this 3-day co-production market. The VGFM offers to the producers of long features (fiction, animation and documentary) and Immersive projects the possibility to encounter financiers and professionals through 30-minute one-to-one meetings.

Book Adaptation Rights Market (August 30 - September 1)

Voted in by the publishing world, the Book Adaptation Rights Market offers to 30 International and renowed selected publishers, publishing houses and literary agencies a dedicated area within the Venice Production Bridge venues. During three days, one-to-one meetings between them and international producers are set up, giving them a unique opportunity to foster long-time relationships and of course to make deals around the adaptations of novels, dramas, thriller and crime, short stories, comics, graphic novels, essays, biographies
Through one-to-one meetings more than 30 international publishers present their entire catalogue to the producers and discuss about the adaptation rights of their works (novels, essays, graphic novels, children literature…).

Final Cut in Venice (September 1 – 3)

Since 2013, Final Cut in Venice offers concrete assistance in the completion of films from all African countries and from Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon, Palestine and Syria, and gives producers and directors an opportunity to present films still in production phase to international film professionals and distributors in order to facilitate post-production and promote co-production partnerships and market access. The programme consists in three days of activities, in which the working copies of a maximum of six selected films are presented to partners, producers, buyers, distributors and film festival programmers.
This programme presents up to 8 quality rough cuts coming from all African countries, Iraq, Jordan, Palestine, Syria and Lebanon and gives them the opportunity to complete their post-production financing through our partners and the participants. 
The programme is also providing prizes in kind or in cash to complete the films, which will be offered by our partners and could include, and not be limited to, color correction, sound mixing, production of DCP, French or English subtitles.

Europe in Focus (August 31 - September 1)

In association with the EU’s Creative Europe MEDIA programme, La Biennale di Venezia organizes most attended panels in the framework of the European Film Forum gathering European Commissioner as well as Ministers, high representatives of the European Institutions and key industry leaders. A unique opportunity to tackle current and future topics of the cinema and audiovisual industries.

Venice Immersive Market (August 29 – September 3)

Located on the Venice Immersive Island (Lazzaretto Vecchio island), the Venice Immersive Market is gathering all our Immersive activities during the Venice International Film Fetsival. The selected films for the Venice Immersive competition are presented through installations and stand-ups, the Immersive projects of both the Venice Gap-Financing Market and the Biennale College Cinema VR, panels dedicated to Immersive topics and an Exhibition Area for Institutions, public and private funds, the manufacturers, the VR production, distribution and sales companies, public and private funds supporting VR/XR/AR, VFX and post-production companies which are connected to Immersive content.

Meet the Streamers (September 1 – 2)

New and indispensable players of the cinema and audiovisual world, around 20 European and International SVOD/VOD streaming platforms are selected and are looking for buying content and co-producing films and TV series. The VPB is organizing one-to-one meetings between them and sales agents, distributors, producers, publishers and rights holders on September 1 and 2 at the third floor of the Excelsior Hotel.

VPB Market Screenings (August 29 – September 3)

All Industry Gold and Trade accreditation holders can submit to the VPB Market Screenings films produced starting from January 1, 2024, respecting the copyright of all interested parties. It is also possible to organize private screenings for selected buyers. All films must be submitted through the Industry Services Form.

The Venice Production Bridge is co-financed by the European Commission’s MEDIA Fund.



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