Venice Gap – Financing Market

Above all we hope that this email finds you well and safe in these difficult and challenging times.

We like to remind you that the Call for Projects has been launched for the 7th edition of the Venice Gap-Financing Market, which will take place from the 4th – 6th of September, 2020, during the 77th Venice International Film Festival (September 2nd-12th, 2020).

The deadline to submit your projects is April 30th, 2020

The Venice Gap-Financing Market is a platform for selected projects to support European and International producers to secure financing for their projects (Fiction, Documentaries and VR Immersive Story Projects) through one-to-one meetings with potential and pertinent international professionals (producers, sales agents, distributors, financiers, broadcasters and funds). All invited professionals are decision-makers.This call is open to European and International projects for the following categories:Film and Documentary: up to 27/33 feature films and international narrative or creative feature documentaries, including 3 Biennale College Cinema Projects, from all over the world will be selected. There is no genre limitation and it’s open to animation feature films;VR Immersive Story Projects: up to 10/12 VR projects from all over the world will be selected.This 3-day event will present up to 45 selected European and International projects and VR Immersive Story Projects developed through the Biennale College Cinema VR.The catalogue detailing each film project will  be emailed to the registered professionals by the beginning of July 2020 to entitle them to request 30-minute one-to-one meetings with the producers of the selected projects. The Venice Gap-Financing Market will set up these meetings in accordance with the availability of the participants and meetings slots. Each participant will receive a personalised meeting schedule a few days before the event.THE FULL APPLICATION DETAILS, REGULATIONS AND FORM TO SUBMIT YOUR PROJECT CAN BE FOUND AT THIS LINK: 

Once the selection has been made, the selected producers are contacted to confirm their participation and asked to provide updated material for inclusion in the Book of Projects, which is going to circulate to professionals and financiers before and during the Festival.Participation in the event entitles the selected project teams (the delegate producer and the director) to the following services and facilities:· Travel and accommodation;
· Extensive networking opportunities and one-to-one meetings;
· Project promotion;
· An Industry Gold badge for the access to all the services of the Venice Production Bridge.In return all the selected project teams are required to:· Include the following line and the authorised logo in the credits when the film is completed “Presented at the Venice Production Bridge 2020”. The logo will be provided electronically;
· Attend the activities of the Venice Gap-Financing Market;
· Attend all the pre-organized one-to-one meetings during the event.By accepting the invitation to participate in the Venice Gap-Financing Market, you are also agreeing to follow and satisfy the above conditions.The directors of first or second feature Films, Documentaries or VR Immersive Story Projects are invited to provide information on their curriculum vitae as requested in the online submission form, for the purposes of research and documentation.

For any further questions or information, please do not hesitate to contact the team at:,