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Venice Film Market director Pascal Diot has confirmed that Chinese involvement in the event has decreased markedly since last year.
“Unfortunately, the Chinese are coming in fewer numbers to Venice this year,” said Diot.
The Chinese arrived in big numbers on the Lido in 2014. Their absence now, Diot suggested, is not just to do with recent troubles in the Chinese economy.
“I believe that right now in China, they (film industry representatives) are in a kind of transition,” he said.
“In the last two years, they wanted to be everywhere. They have been coming to all the big festivals, trying to invest, make parties and so on.
“Now, they have probably understood that it is not because you are making parties that you are considered as a real professional.”
Diot suggested the Chinese were now a “little more cautious” in their involvement in international festivals. Representatives from Chinese online giant iQiyi will be back on the Lido »
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The Venice Film Market will showcase 15 projects seeking completion financing.
Now in its second year, the Venice Film Market’s European Gap-Financing Market, which runs September 4-5 in 2015, will highlight 15 film in search of completion funding.
To qualify, each film must already have secured 70% of its financing. They will have the opportunity to close their international funding by having one-on-one meetings with potential financiers, distributors, sales agents, post-production companies and film funds.
Last year, the Vfm welcomed 261 distributors and 66 sales agents to the market. A total of 1,500 film professionals from 57 countries attended.
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Letters from War by Ivo Ferreira (Portugal)
Comic Sans by Nevio Marasovic (Croatia/ Slovenia)
Diamond Island by Davy Chou (France/ Cambodia)
The Eremites by Ronny Trocker (Germany)
Freaking by Julia Ducournau (France/ Belgium/ Switzerland)
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