Wednesday, 7 September 2022

FIGURES OF THE 7TH EDITION OF THE VENICE PRODUCTION BRIDGE The initiative was held from 1-6 September 2022 in the context of the 79th Venice Film Festival.

The 7th Venice Production Bridge – the Festival’s film market evolution into a specialised meeting point for completing projects – was held from 1 to 6 September, 2022 within the 79th Venice International Film Festival.

The Venice Production Bridge has been supported by the European Commission -Creative Europe and its MEDIA programme. 

The figures of the 2022 VENICE PRODUCTION BRIDGE in comparison to 2021 and 2019:



Industry Gold: 1001   /  Industry Trade: 625   /  Industry Professional : 784

Total: 2410


Industry Gold: 755  /  Industry Trade: 492  / Industry Professional: 495

Total: 1742


Industry Gold: 1043 / Industry Trade: 752 / Industry Professioanl:  682

Total: 2477



More than 244 projects were submitted to the pre-selection of the Venice Gap Financing Market (238 in 2021) directed by 265 filmmakers, including 108 by female directors and 157 by male directors. 49 projects directed by 52 filmmakers were selected, of which 33 Fiction and Documentary and 16 VR Immersive Story projects. Out of these 23 by female directors and 29 by male directors.

The 49 Fiction and Documentary and Immersive Story projects, plus 11 Biennale College VR and 3 Biennale College Cinema projects, including the projects in the framework of France in Focus supported by UNIFRANCE and Taipei in Focus  supported by TAICCA, were presented across 3 days and 1074 one-to-one meetings have been organised  (949 in 2021).


31 publishers,  including the projects in the framework of Taipei in Focus  supported by TAICCA, participated in the 7th edition of the Book Adaptation Rights Market (26 in 2021). A total of 450 one-to-one meetings (415 in 2021) were organised with producers for the adaptation from page to the screen of literary rights. Moreover we have add our own focus and this year, we have explored an unvaluable source of adaptations in films, TV series, gaming and immersive contents: the Comics and the Graphic novels.


FINAL CUT IN VENICE (3 - 5 September)

The Venice Production Bridge has organised the 10th edition of its workshop programme, Final Cut in Venice (September 3 - 5). 63 projects directed by 68 filmmakers were submitted (17 by female directors and 51 by male directors), out of which 8 projects were selected (3 by female directors and 5 by male directors).
Between the 3rd and 4th of September, the 8 works-in-progress, including the projects in the framework of France in Focus supported by UNIFRANCE,  were presented in Sala Pasinetti (Palazzo del Cinema), followed by a Q&A, while on the 5th of September one-to-one meetings are organised between the project teams and financiers.
A total of 39 one-to-one meetings were organized for  the 8 selected projects (31 in 2021 for 6 selected projects ).
This year the FCV workshop benefited from the additional support of the Red Sea International Film Festival within our partners.

VOD MARKET DAY (5 September)

14 Video on Demand platforms participated in the market. A VOD Networking Event Session has been launched in association with Eurovod. European VOD platforms and companies which attended the VOD Market Day were able to propose their services to accredited (Gold or Trade pass-holders) international distributors, rights holders and AV professionals.



The VPB has once again welcomed a considerable number of key Industry players and decision makers in order to cover all the initiatives. The professionals who participated in the one-to-one meetings of the Venice Gap-Financing Market, Book Adaptation Rights Market, Final Cut in Venice and Online VPB Market screenings were producers, distributors, financiers, institutions, broadcasters, sales agents, VR -Immersive experts from companies such as A24, Altitude Film Sales, Alpha Violet, Amazon Studios,  Arte France, Baobab Studios, Best Friend Forever, Bim Distribuzione, The Bureau Film Sales, Cattleya, Cofilloisirs, Curzon Artificial Eye, Diaphana,  Epic Games, Fandango, Film4, Films Boutique, Film Movement, Focus Features, Gutek Film, Hanway, HTC, Ingenious Media Investments, Les Films Du Losange, Le Pacte, LevelK, Lionsgate, Lucky Red, The Match Factory, Memento Films Distribution, Meta, MGM, MK2, MUBI, New Europe Film Sales, Netflix, Oculus VR, Orange, Playtime, Pluto Film, Protagonist Pictures, Pyramide International, Rai Cinema, Natexis/Coficiné, Sandman Studios,  Strand Releasing, StudioCanal UK; Sky Italia, Studio Canal, TAICCA, The Walt Disney Company, True Colours, UGC, Unifrance, Warner Bros., Wide, Wild Bunch, ZDF Enterprises.

These were joined by representatives from major festivals, markets and institutions, such as Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, Bankside Films, Buenos Aires International Film Festival (BAFICI), Berlinale, British Film Insitute,  BFI: Flare, Cannes Film Festival, Edinburgh Film Festival, El Gouna Film Festival, European Film Market, Eye Film Museum, Doha Film Insitute,  IDFA, International Film Festival Rotterdam, Internationale Münchner Filmwochen, Institute of Contemporary Arts, Istituto Luce, Jeonju International Film Festival, Karlovy Vary International Film Festival, Luxembourg Film Fund, Marrakech Film Festival, Medienboard Berlin Brandenburg, MoMA, Museo Nazionale del Cinema, NFDC – National Film Development Corporation,  Netherlands Film Fund, New Zealand International Film Festival, Quinzaine des Realisateurs, Red Sea International Film Festival, Sodec, Sundance, SXSW, San Sebastian Film Festival, Sandbox Immersive Festival, StoryFutures Academy, TAICCA, The Gotham, Torino Film Festival, Tribeca Film Festival,  Viennale, Wallimage amongst many others. 


EUROPE IN FOCUS (3 - 4 September)

In association with the European Commission and Creative Europe MEDIA Programme, La Biennale di Venezia organised the Europe in Focus (3 - 4 September 2022), an event which  gathered key industry leaders from all over the world through 2 panels on the themes of VR/AR in Europe: A Flourishing Content Ecosystem and Creating European Stories Through Cross Cultural Networks: Presentation of th EWC and the Creative Connection.



A total of 41 panels and events have been held (28 in 2021), of which 36 international and 16 in streaming on the VPB Live Channel of the Venice Production Bridge.

We also held 4 Meet the creators sessions on the Venice Immersive Island, supported by Unifrance, StoryFutures Academy, Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg and VRBB, TAICCA.



A total of 34 (21 Online VPB Market Screenings in 2021) were presented: 7 Venice 79, 2 Out of Competition, 5 Orizzonti, 2 Orizzonti Extra, 3 Giornate degli Autori, 8 Final Cut in Venice, 7 screenings of films not in Official Selection.


This year 45 titles (34 in 2021) have been submitted to the Digital Video Library on the VPB Website through Festival Scope Pro. The titles come from the following sections of the 79th Venice International Film Festival:

1 Out of Competition, 4 Biennale College Cinema, 13 Orizzonti Corti, , 2 Orizzonti Extra, 2 Venice Classics, 8 Giornate degli Autori, 13 Venice International Critics’ Week, 2 DVL for titles not in the Official Selection.



From July 1st  to September 5th:

1.777 Industry registered delegates had access to the restricted areas of the  website.

Overall, the website had 2.958 unique users (5.337 in 2021), 7.068 sessions (11.785 in 2021) with 54.135 page views (76.773 in 2021).

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