Three VR projects from UK to pitch in Venice

The line-up of the 40 European and international projects that will participate in the sixth edition of the Gap Financing Market which will take place between 30 August and 1 September during the 76th Venice International Film Festival, has been revealed. 

The event is designed to serve as a platform for selected projects to secure financing through one-to-one meetings with potential and pertinent decision-makers (sales agents, distributors, financiers, producers etc.) and is funded through Creative Europe's Access to Markets scheme. 

The selection is made up of 28 feature-length fiction and documentary projects, and 12 virtual reality immersive story projects, of which three have UK involvement. These are: 

  • 38 Minutes, directed by Mike Brett, Steve Jamison and Pierre Zandrowicz (France, UK)
  • Here, directed by Lysander Ashton (UK)
  • Under Attack, directed by Kate Parkinson and Aela Callan (UK)

Elsewhere, selections have also been unveiled for Biennale College Cinema, a creative lab supported through Creative Europe's Training scheme that provides space for up to 12 filmmaking teams to come together and work with an invited team of international experts and tutors on the development of their projects. 

The UK projects selected for this initiative are:

  • Goliath, directed by Barry Gene Murphy - cinema
  • Marwell, directed by Benjamin Bee - VR

Discover the full list of projects on the Venice Film Festival website

Image: The fifth edition of the Gap Financing Market. Image courtesy of La Biennale di Venezia.