Thursday, July 23, 2015

72nd Venice Film Festival- Three Italian Projects up for European Gap-Financing Market

Daniele Vicari's "Bianco"
One of my favorite sections of any film festival is the Market or Industry because that is where all the undiscovered treasures can be found. Many moons ago in 2002, my short film, I presented my short film, "Gelsomina" at the Industry Office, and it was one of the best experiences of my life. This year, The Venice Film Market will present, the 2nd edition of the European Gap-Financing Market, which will take place on September 4 and 5, 2015.

The European Gap-Financing Market is a new platform intended to support the European producers to secure the final financing of their projects through one-to-one meetings with potential and appropriate international professionals.

The main criteria to participate in this original event is to have 70% of the financing in place, and the VFM is offering 15 selected projects the unique opportunity to close their international financing through selected financiers, producers, distributors, sales agents, post-production companies and film funds.

This year the European Gap-Financing Market has the invaluable support of the MEDIA program of the European Union and the 15 selected projects are:

by Stéphane ROBELIN (France/Belgium/Germany)
Bianco by Daniele VICARI (Italy/France)
Letters from War by Ivo FERREIRA (Portugal)
Comic Sans by Nevio MARASOVIC (Croatia/ Slovenia)
Diamond Island by Davy CHOU (France/ Cambodia)
The Eremites by Ronny TROCKER (Germany)
Freaking by Julia DUCOURNAU (France/ Belgium/ Switzerland)
Children of the Night by Andrea DE SICA (Italy)
The Bank of Broken Hearts by Onur ÜNLÜ (Turkey)
The Swallows of Kabul by Zabou BREITMAN & Eléa GOBBE-MEVELLEC (France/ Luxembourg)
The Death of Carturan by Liviu SANDULESCU (Romania)
Slovenia, Australia and Tomorrow the World by Marko NABERSNIK (Slovenia)
The Whale by Andrea PALLAORO (Italy/ France/ Belgium)
When my Father Became a Bush by Nicole VAN KILSDONK (The Netherlands)
Zombillenium by Arthur DE PINS & Alexis DUCORD (France/ Belgium)
The Venice Film Market (3rd – 8th September 2015) of the 72nd Venice International Film Festival will partner and strengthen the Industry Office, which in turn will continue to function as it has in past years throughout the entire Venice Film Festival, offering many services to its guests.
The 2014 edition of the festival clearly showed a very positive increase in the number of professionals attending the market, with 261 key distributors and 66 key sales agents. In addition, some 1,500 professionals,  including producers, film commissions and institutions, exhibitors, film festivals etc, coming from 57 countries, attended the Venice Film Market.

 The general feedback from the industry is that this Market is the perfect place for networking, and fits seamlessly with the programming of the festival, proving that Venice is once again becoming a rendezvous to add to the professional agenda.

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