2016 Venice Production Bridge #Venezia73

The new and expanded version of the Venice Film Market.

FRED Film Radio is joining the 2016 Venice Production Bridge in Venice, Italy 1st to the 5th of September 2016.

In the context of the 73rd Venice Film Festival, an important new project titled Venice Production Bridgehas been introduced to ensure continuity, but also to surpass and fine-tune the Venice Film Market first held in 2012.
The new Venice Production Bridge will focus in particular on the presentation and exchange of original projects for films and works in progress, so as to foster their development and production.
This is the direction also pursued by the Venice Film Market, which since its very first edition has served as a light market, featuring programmes such as the Venice Gap-Financing Market and Final Cut in Venice, with the aim of helping to complete films and works in progress. The new Venice Production Bridge will also build on the experience of the Biennale College – Cinema, an innovative workshop for the development and production of micro-budget feature films, which over a four-year period has led to the production of 13 films that have earned prestigious international results and acknowledgments.
In fact in recent years, in the initiatives addressed to the industry professionals at the major international film festivals, attention has shifted from finished films to works in progress, to meet the needs of the industry professionals who are increasingly interested in opportunities for meetings that will lead to co-productions. Today there is a growing need at festivals for a “market for projects”, and not just for finished products.
The idea of the Venice Production Bridge now consists in building – starting with the forthcoming 73rd Venice International Film Festival 2016 – a new “bridge” or meeting ground  for all professional figures in film production, oriented towards the completion/production of films and their distribution, conceived as a structure for the promotion of new film projects and new productions, and co-productions at the international level.