Sunday, 3 September 2023

The Venice Production Bridge Celebrates 10 Years of Venice Gap Financing Market

Celebrating its remarkable 10th edition in 2023, the Venice Gap-Financing Market has proudly presented an astounding total of 370 projects stemming from 70 different global countries throughout the last decade.

The celebratory anniversay brochure can be accessed online HERE.

Commencing with a modest 15 projects in its inaugural year in 2014, the event features an impressive 62 projects in 2023, encompassing a diverse selection of Fiction, Animation, Documentaries, and Immersive works. This illustrious line-up also includes projects from the latest Biennale College Cinema workshops, both VR and Fiction works.

The Venice Gap-Financing Market has earned its distinctive reputation as an inclusive platform that warmly embraces all genres and voices. It fervently champions a wide array of storytellers, from promising first-time directors to renowned art-house auteurs. Here, emerging producers share the spotlight with seasoned industry veterans, showcasing projects that span the spectrum of budgets.

Over the course of this transformative decade, the VGFM has evolved into the ideal place for filmmakers to present projects at various stages of production. Many of these projects swiftly ascended to acclaim, receiving accolades at A-list festivals and resonating with audiences in cinemas, on television, and across streaming platforms.

Notably, the Venice Immersive section has further solidified its position as the premier marketplace for burgeoning Immersive projects in development.

A distinguished directory of filmmakers, including luminaries like Annemarie Jacir, Agnieszka Holland, Julia Ducournau, Wanuri Kahiu, Claire SimonKiyoshi Kurosawa, Roberto Minervini, Jasmila Zbanic, Alessio Rigo De Righi & Matteo Zoppis, Sepideh Farsi, Wim Wenders, Davy ChouBeniamino BaresseMåns ManssonLaura Bispuri, Andrea Pallaoro, Minh Nguyen-Vo, Fien TrochLeonardo Di Costanzo, Jim Sheridan, Sally Potter, Petra Costa and many more, have taken part in the VGFM with their exceptional projects.

As a result, it has undeniably become one of the quintessential co-production markets of the past decade, an unmissable gathering for the film community to come together.

Explore our celebratory brochure as we dive into the insights of the producers and directors who have taken part over the past decade. Discover comprehensive lists of all presented projects, with select titles highlighted alongside images from the completed films and the accolades that these have received.


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