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Taiwan and France to Be Feted at Bumper Venice Gap Financing Market

Golden Lion, Venice

Film and immersive video projects from Taiwan and France will be put in the spotlight at the Venice Gap-Financing Market, a project support event that is part of the Venice Production Bridge and the Venice International Film Festival.

The three-day market will present a huge 63 projects from around the world in the final stages of development and funding, setting up one-to-one meetings and giving them the opportunity to close their international financing.

The selected projects include: 33 feature-length fiction film and documentary projects, 16 immersive projects; 11 Biennale College Cinema – Virtual Reality projects; and 3 Biennale College Cinema projects.

The market will operate as an in-person event Sept. 2-4, 2022, while the festival runs Aug. 31-Sept. 10, 2022.

Among the highlight films from the featured territories are: “Be With Me,” a fiction film project by Taiwan’s Hwarng Wern Ying; “Tales of Taipei,” a fiction film with multiple directors; and “Who’ll Stop The Rain,” by Su I-Hsuan. Hailing from France are: “The 67th Summer,” a fiction film by Abu Bakr Shawky; “Fanon,” by Jean-Claude Barny; and documentary “A Golden Life,” Boubacar Sangare.

In the immersive section, where both France and Taiwan are strong, are: “Amazing Monster!,” by Raphael Penasa, Allison Crank and Jonathan Droz; and Bliss Club VR by Camille Duvelleroy. Others include: “Father’s Video Tape,” by Baboo Liao; and “Mirror,” by Wu De-Chuen.

Two more join the section highlighting works that have been developed during the workshop of Biennale College Cinema VR, 6th edition, and which have now reached different stages of development, pre-production and post-production. They are “Sensing Mirror,” by Lin Peiying, and Sung Chin Hsuan; and “Somewhere Unknown in Inndochina – Have You Ever Been There,” by Asio Chihsiung Liu.