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VENICE 2022 Venice Production Bridge

63 projects set for the showcase at the Venice Gap-Financing Market


- These projects hailing from all over the world will take part in the nineth edition of the market, organised within Venice Production Bridge which is unspooling 2 - 4 September

63 projects set for the showcase at the Venice Gap-Financing Market
Director Yorgos Zois, whose project Arcadia has been selected

Dedicated to films in the final phases of development and funding, and organised within Venice Production Bridge, the Venice Gap-Financing Market has announced the 63 projects selected to take part in the nineth edition of the event, which is scheduled for 2 – 4 September during the 79th Venice International Film Festival.

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Composed of works hailing from all four corners of the globe, the selection reflects a wide variety of backgrounds, stories, talents, genres and budgets, and includes 33 fiction feature film and documentary projects (of which 5 are projects from Taiwan and France, this year’s VPB Country in Focus), 16 immersive projects (of which 4 Country in Focus projects), 11 Biennale College – Virtual Reality projects, and 3 Biennale College – Cinema projects.

Across its various locations, the Venice Gap-Financing Market is set to host one-to-one meetings between the teams (i.e. the producer and director) behind these 63 projects and professionals with decisional power (producers, private and public funders, banks, distributors, sales agents, TV channels, online and video platforms, institutions and post-production companies).

The Book of Projects containing detailed information on each of the projects will be published online towards the middle of July. VPB-accredited film industry professionals will be able to request one-to-one meetings with project teams via the Venice Production Bridge website.

The selected projects are as follows:

Fiction films and documentaries

5 Seasons of Revolution [+see also:
film review
interview: Lina
film profile
- Lina (Syria/Germany/Norway/Holland/Qatar) (documentary)
Production: No Nation Films

The 67th Summer - Abu Bakr Shawky (France/Austria/Egypt) (fiction)
Production: Cinenovo

Arcadia - Yorgos Zois (Greece/Bulgaria) (fiction)
Production: Foss Production, Homemade Films, Red Carpet

Be With Me (Taiwan) - Hwarng Wern Ying
Production: Sinomovie (fiction)

Blue Banks (Malul Vanat) - Andreea Cristina Bortun (Romania/France/Slovenia) (fiction)
Production: Atelier de Film, Films de Force Majeure, Perfo

Chasing the Sun - Huang Ruosong, (China/Hong Kong) (fiction)
Production: Event Horizon Culture Media, Chinese Shadows

Cold (Kuldi) - Erlingur Thoroddsen (Iceland/Belgium) (fiction)
Production: Compass Films, Eyjafjallajokull Entertainment, Mirage Films

An Endless Sunday [+see also:
film review
interview: Alain Parroni
film profile
- Alain Parroni (Italy/Germany) (fiction)
Production: Alcor Srl, Fandango SPA, Road Movies

Fanon - Jean-Claude Barny (France/Luxembourg/Belgium/Canada) (fiction)
Production: Special Touch Studios

Fatna, A Woman Named Rashid  - Helene Harder, Abel Aflam (Morocco/France) (documentary)
Production: Wendigo Films

First Names  - Fernando Dominguez (Argentina/France/Germany) (documentary)
Production: CSP Films, Les Valseurs, Black Forest Films

Flow - Gints Zilbalodis (France/Germany/Latvia) (fiction)
Production: Sacrebleu Productions, Cine Litte Productions, Dream Well Studios

Für Irena - Giedrė Žickytė (Lithuania/Estonia/Bulgaria) (documentary)
Production: Moonmakers, Allfilm, Agitprop

The God Will Not Help (Bog Nece Pomoci) - Hana Jusic (Croatia/Italy) (fiction)
Production: Kinorama, Rosamont

A Golden Life [+see also:
film review
film profile
- Boubacar Sangaré (France/Benin/Burkina Faso) (documentary)
Production: Les Films de la Caravane, Merveilles Production, Imedia

Her Second Chance - Vito Palmieri (Italy) (fiction)
Production: Articolture

Hold Me Tight - Ana Guevara, Leticia Jorge (Uruguay) (fiction)
Production: Mutante Cine, Bocacha Films. Agustina Chiarino

Home - Or Sinai (Israel/Ukraine) (fiction)
Production: Baryo

Horizonte - César Augusto Acevedo García (Colombia/France/Chile) (fiction)
Production: Inercia Películas

Houses - Veronica Nicole Tetebaum (Israel) (fiction)
Production: Marker Films, Daizy Films

I The Song - Dechen Roder (Bhutan/France/Taiwan) (fiction)
Production: Dakinny Productions, Girelle Production, Fidalgo Films

Indelebile - Laura Chiossone (Italy) (fiction)
Production: Twister srl, Adler Entertainment, Showlab SRL

The Master of This Silence - Jonathan Littell (France/Poland/Ukraine) (fiction)
Production: Veilleur de Nuit

The Monsters (working title) - Manuel Abramovich (Argentina/Germany) (documentary)
Production: Ruido

The Mysterious Gaze Of the Flamingo - Diego Céspedes (Chile/France/Mexico/Spain) (fiction)
Production: Rampante Films, Quijote Films, Les Valseurs, Varios Lobos, Irusoin

Noviembre - Tomás Corredor (Colombia/Mexico) (fiction)
Production: Burning Sas

Sam - E del Mundo (Philippines/Norway) (fiction)
Production: Create Cinema Inc., DUOFilm

The Smell of Freshly Cut Grass - Celina Murga (Argentina/Germany/Uruguay) (fiction)
Production: Tresmilmundos Cine, Mostra Cine, Weydemann Bros., Nadador Cine

Stranger Eyes - Yeo Siew Hua (Singapore/France/Taiwan) (fiction)
Production: Akanga Film Asia, Films de Force Majeure, Volos Films

Tales of Taipei - Pawo Choyning Dorji, Keat Aun Chong, KEFF, Rachid Hami, Norris Wong, Pei-Ju Hsieh, Joseph Hsu, Chen-Hao Yin, Liu Chuan-Hui, Tang Yi (Taiwan) (fiction)
Production: MA Studios Ltd

Titanic Ocean - Konstantina Kotzamani (Greece/France/Spain/Romania/Germany/Japan) (fiction)
Production: Homemade Films

Who’ll Stop the Rain - SU I-Hsuan (Taiwan) (fiction)
Production: Suz Creative Studio

Ze - Lkhagvadulam Purev-Ochir (France/Mongolia/Portugal/Holland/Germany) (fiction)
Production: Aurora Films

Immersive story projects

0 - Albedo - Iolanda Di Bonaventura (Italy)
Production: Artheria s.r.l.

Alternates - Jonathan Hagard (Japan/France)
Production: CinemaLeap Inc., Floréal Films

Amazing Monster! - Raphael Penasa (France/Switzerland)
Production: Wowl and Small Creative

Bliss Club VR - Camille Duvelleroy (France)
Production: Atlas V

Crow Castle - Ismaila Jallow (Sweden)
Production: GötaFilm

Eyes of Shame - Tomas Tamosaitis (Lithuania/France/Slovenia)
Production: Insomniak, Joni Art, Institute for Transmedia Design

father’s video tape - Baboo Liao (Taiwan)
Production: SWSG

Gargoyle Doyle - Ezequiel Lenardon (USA/Argentina)
Production: EasyAction, Detona Cultura

Kandaka - Ainslee Alem Robson (Sudan/USA/France)
Production: Ainslee Alem Robson, Kidus Hailesilassie

Killing Philip - Fabito Rychter, Amir Admoni (Brazil)
Production: Delirium XR

Mirror - De-Chuen Wu (Taiwan)
Production: Longwell

Nana Lou - Isabelle Andreani (France/Luxembourg)
Production: Small Creative

Soulpaint (working title) - Niki Smit, Sarah Ticho (UK/Holland)
Production: Monobanda, Impro Vive

Stephen Hawking’s Black Holes - Elliot Graves (UK)
Production: Atlantic Productions, Alchemy

The Towers of February - Philipp Wenning (Germany)
Production: Studio Philipp Wenning, Expanding Focus GmbH

We Speak Their Names in Hushed Tones - Osakpolor Omoregie (Nigeria)
Production: Electric South

Biennale College projects

Film projects

Deus Cherzat - Silvia Perra (Italy)
Production: Mommotty Film

Once Upon a Time You Loved Me - Melissa Anastasi (Australia)
Production: Unruly Hearts, Media Stockade

Problematik - Sifiso Khanyile (South Africa)
Production: Zinc Pictures

Immersive projects

1991 - Akmyrat Tuyliyev (Turkmenistan/USA/Canada)
Production: Sensorium

Deusa Das Aguas - João Paulo Miranda Maria (France)
Production: Les Valseurs

Humart - Michał Stankiewicz (Poland/UK)
Production: Liliana Grzybowska

Keeper - Jennifer Shortall (Ireland/Italy)
Production: Nuwa Digital Media

Locked Up - Antonio Messina (Italy)
Production: Robin Studio

Massad - Alba Zari (Italy)
Production: Slingshot Films

Meteora - Jacopo Marco Zanessi (Italy)
Production: Kublai

Queer Utopia - Lui Avallos (Portugal/Brazil)
Production: Mundivagante Studio

Sensing Mirror - Peiying Lin, Chin Hsuan Sung (Taiwan)

Somewhere Unknown in Indochina – Have You Ever Been There (Taiwan/Belgium/Cambodia/Vietnam/USA) - Asio Chihsiung Liu
Production: Mimeo Films Ltd

The Thread. Stories About Motherhood - Elena Baucke (Italy/UK)
Production: Striking Back Pictures

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(Translated from Italian)

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