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Video Interview with Pascal Diot, head of Venice Production Bridge

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Filmfestivals.com partner of Venie Production Bridge sat down with the Pascal Diot who shared with our audience a few practical facts and figures on the Market which he has created 6 years ago. ...
 
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Venice Production Bridge 31 Aug – 5 Sept, 2017 FINAL CUT IN VENICE September 3 to September 5, 2017 The fifth edition of this  workshop has presented 6 work-in-progress films coming from Africa and Arab countries. A Kasha by hajooj kuka has won this year's new Biennale Prize. CLICK HERE TO DISCOVER ALL OTHER WINNERS AND PARTNERS   ...
 

Watch the full ceremony of Venice 74 th edition Awards

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Watch the Video Capture of the Awards Ceremony of the 74th Venice International Film Festival. Sala Grande theater, Palazzo del Cinema, 9th September 2017     OFFICIAL AWARDS – 74th VENICE INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL   VENEZIA 74 The Venezia 74 Jury, chaired by Annette Bening, and comprised of Ildikó Enyedi, Michel Franco, Rebecca Hall, Anna Mouglalis, David Stratton, Jasmine Trinca, Edgar Wright&n...
 

Nesta Morgan sketches Mother! at Venice Press conference

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  Nesta Morgan http://www.art4film.com/contact/  mother! by Darren Aronofsky press conference and photocall ...
 

Nesta Morgan sketches The Villa

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La vie en La villa - parfait ! FRENCH film :-) I think it's Stephen Frears signature on reverse side of the page (in blue) ! (see Nesta's sketch of Stephen Frrear's Victoria & Abdul) Nesta Morgan http://www.art4film.com/contact/  ...
 

Nesta Morgan sketches Stephen Frears in Venice for Victoria and Abdul

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"The film that Mr Trump must go to see!" (Stephen Frears) British humour gives large pat on back to Director Frears ! Best film in my book :-) Eddie Izzard, Ali Fazal, Judi Dench all excel in their performance. Nesta Morgan http://www.art4film.com/contact/  ...
 

Nesta Morgan Sketching The Leisure Seeker

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Loving moment director #PaoloVirzi shouts as opportunist tips water on my sketch @theleisureseekers @la_Biennale :-) http://www.art4film.com/contact/ ...
 

Final Cut In Venice Awards 2017

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FINAL CUT IN VENICE 2017 AWARDS (74th Venice International Film Festival) 3 Sept - 5 Sept Workshop to support films in post-production from Africa, Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon, Palestine and Syria. For this 5th edition of Final Cut in Venice, La Biennale di Venezia has decided to strengthen the workshop with a new cash award of € 5,000...
 

Jaeger-LeCoultre awards its iconic Reverso watch at the closing ceremony of the 74th Venice International Film Festival

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Official sponsor of the Film Festival for over a decade, Jaeger-LeCoultre reaffirms its commitment to encouraging and celebrating filmmaking. During the Official Awards Ceremony on the closing night of the festival, Jaeger-LeCoultre presented its iconic Reverso watch to the winners of the Best Film (Golden Lion) Award,  Best Actress and Best Actor (Coppa Volpi Award). These three personalised timepieces – adorned with a lacquered engraving depicting a lion, the symb...
 

THE PRINCE AND THE DYBBUK by Elwira Niewera and Piotr Rowalski wins best Doc in VENICE CLASSICS

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   THE PRINCE AND THE DYBBUK by Elwira Niewera and Piotr Rowalski   > DCP/HD • POLAND/ GERMANY • 2017 • 82’ Directed by: Elwira Niewiera and Piotr Rowalski Produced by: Film Art. Production, Kundschafter Filmproduktion Original languages: English, Italian, Hebrew, Ukrainian, Yiddish, Polish, German, Spanish A cinematic journey on the trail of Hollywood filmmaker and “human chameleo...
 

TEMPORADA DE CAZA (Hunting Season) wins the Audience Award of the 32nd Venice Critics' Week

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  Natalia Garagiola wins the SIAE Audience Award for TEMPORADA DE CAZA (Hunting Season), her first feature film co-produced by Argentina, USA, Germany, France and Qatar at the 74th Venice Film Festival.   Today, F...
 

Watch the Awards Ceremony and Prize recipients

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The jury and Annette Bening the President gave their awards this week end. ...
 

World Premiere of Abel Ferrara’s out of competition film 'Piazza Vittorio'

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  The World Premiere of Abel Ferrara’s out of competition film Piazza Vittorio at the Venice Film Festival (Sept 9) is an evocative document on one of Rome’s most beloved squares in Esquilino, the XV "rione" or district. Ferrara shows how the area has developed since the last century with historic footage. The open-air markets of that time were packed with people who sold fruit, vegetable, bread, cheese and meat. This kind of market is disappearing and...
 

Venice Highlights by Alex Deleon

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MY VENICE HIGHLIGHTS         Alex Deleon      Annette Bening jury president was regal at the closing ceremony In a sense everybody sees a different festival depending on choices made and the fallout of the daily agenda. My festival started out slowly but picked up steam tooward the end.  Arriving late I missed many the films I wanted to see and didn't see any of the einners, but I did catch a few good ones. ...
 

Final Venice Wrap Newsletter

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Venice gives its Awards

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OFFICIAL AWARDS – 74th VENICE INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL   VENEZIA 74 The Venezia 74 Jury, chaired by Annette Bening, and comprised of Ildikó Enyedi, Michel Franco, Rebecca Hall, Anna Mouglalis, David Stratton, Jasmine Trinca, Edgar Wright and Yonfan having viewed all 21 films in competition, has decided as follows:   GOLDEN LION for Best Film to: THE SHAPE OF WATER by Guillermo del Toro (USA)   SILVER LION - GRAND JURY PRIZE to: FOXTROT ...
 

Venice Collateral Awards

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COLLATERAL AWARDS   Arca CinemaGiovani Award Venezia 74 Best Film: FOXTROT by Samuel Maoz Best Italian Film: BEAUTIFUL THINGS by Giorgio Ferrero   BNL People's Choice Award – Giornate degli Autori GA’AGUA (LONGING) by Savi Gabizon   Brian Award LES BIENHEUREUX by Sofia Djama   Circolo del Cinema di Verona Award – 32nd Venice International Film Critics’ Week TEAM HURRICANE by Annika Berg   Civitas Vitae ...
 

Raincheck Weather at Venice on Day Eight of fest

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  by Alex Deleon   A sudden summer Downpour bombards the festival (the second of the week) -- and many stay  put indoors, like myself, unable to get to a screening invitation -- -- Is this the wettest Mostra on Record, or just a little climate change?               ...
 

Jaeger-LeCoultre celebrates Cinema in Venice with a Gala Night

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Official sponsor of the Venice International Film Festival for over a decade, Jaeger-LeCoultre celebrated its commitment with a Gala Dinner held on the 5th of September in the Arsenal of Venice.   Jaeger-LeCoultre Deputy CEO Geoffroy Lefebvre welcomed friends of the Maison and an array of prestigious guests: Catherine Deneuve, Diane Kruger, jury member of the Film Festival Rebecca Hall, Italian actresses Cristiana Capotondi and Eva Riccobono, international talents Ann Hsu, Shi Ke, G...
 

Loving Pablo with Javier Bardem and Penelope Cruz

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Wednesday September 6th the Venice Movie Stars Lounge hosted the national and international press activities of the actors Javier Bardem e Penelope Cruz, the only Spanish actors to win an Academy Award with both obtaining Best Supporting Actor and Best Supporting Actress respectively. They came to present the director's, Fernando León de Aranoa, new film, “Loving Pablo” that narrates about the relationship between the Colombian drug dealer, Pablo Escobar, and his lover, th...
 

VR Panel

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    A panel discussion, chaired by Peter Cowie, will took place at 3 pm on Monday, September 4th, during the Venice International Film Festival. The subject will be the making of the three new feature films commissioned by the Biennale College Cinema program, and having their world premiere during the Mostra. The panel was held in the Press Conference hall on the 3rd floor of the Casino building. &ldq...
 

Carreer Award to Stephen Frears

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  Stephen Frears has been awarded the prize at a ceremony  held on Sunday 3rd September at 10:00 pm in the Sala Grande (Palazzo del Cinema), before the Out of Competition screening of his new film Victoria & Abdul, receiving its world premiere screening in Venice. The film is set in 1887, when Abdul travels from India to present a ceremonial medal as part of the Queen’s Golden Jubilee but surprisingly finds favor with the elderly Qu...

The Leisure Seeker (Ella & John) by Paolo Virzì press conference and photocall

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Venice Movie Star Lounge - 74th Venice Film Festival ...Venice, Italy, September 4: Venice Movie Star Lounge hosts "The Leisure seeker" during the 74th Venice Film Festival on September 4, 2017 in Venice, Italy. ...
 

La villa (The House by the Sea) by Robert Guédiguian press conference and photocall

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Pictured in Venice: actress Ariane Ascaride, French director Robert Guediguian, actress Anais Demoustier and actor Jean-Pierre Darroussin from the movie "La Villa" (The House by the sea) presented in competition at the 74th Venice Film Festival on September 3, 2017 at Venice Lido. / AFP PHOTO / Tiziana FABI ...
 

George Clooney has outdone himself with SUBURBICON, a superb satire of middle American suburbia in 1959.

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Actor Matt Damon and director George Clooney are all smiles at Venice 74   George Clooney has outdone himself with a superb satire of middle American suburbia in 1959.  But there are résonances of relevance to the America of today as well. Matt Damon, all but unrecognizable except for the nose, disappears into the skin of a pudgy middle class middle American psycopath  on a murderous death insurance scam with sister-in-jaw Julianne Moore, true to life as ever as h...
 

Oscar Isaac outstanding as sleazy insurance claim adjuster in Clooney's Suburbicon

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by Alex Deleon   There are a few minor irregularities here ...              George Clooney has outdone himself with a superb satire of middle American suburbia in 1959. Matt Damon, all but unrecognizable except for the undeniable shape of the nose, disappears into the skin of a pudgy middle-class middle-aged  middle-American psychopath  on a sinister death insurance scam with sister-in-jaw Julianne Moore, true to life as ever as his partner...
 

HUMAN FLOW by Ai Weiwei, a film about "others", had its World Premiere In Competition at Venice Film Festival

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Over 65 million people around the world have been forced from their homes to escape famine, climate change and war in the greatest human displacement since World War II.  Human Flow, an epic film journey led by the internationally renowned artist Ai Weiwei, gives a powerful visual expression to this massive human migration. The documentary elucidates both the staggering scale of the refugee crisis and its profoundly personal human impact.        Capture...
 

The Arab Cinema Center (ACC) Organized a Reception at the Venice International Film Festival

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In cooperation with the Venice Production Bridge, the Arab Cinema Center (ACC) held a reception at the 74th Venice International Film Festival, which witnessed the attendance of the ACC's partners together with a large number of the festival's guests including international filmmakers.   The current edition of the Venice International Film Festival is witnessing a wide range of activities by the ACC,where it cooperated with the Venice Production Bridge in organizing a pa...
 

VPB Wraps Today with an increased attendance

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Filmfestivals.com partnered with The Venice Production Bridge to bring you these dailies and more extensive editorial coverage of the festival and industry events.     Read this online                  FOLLOW US ON THE SOCIAL NETWORKS:                     ASK US FOR EDITORIAL PROMOTION SUPPORT FOR THE FEST...
 

VPB Program September 5 Final Day

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09:30FINAL CUT IN VENICE – Work in progress screenings Palazzo del Cinema / Sala Pasinetti + 09:30VPB Market Screening - (FINAL CUT IN VENICE) DIE STROPERS / THE HARVESTERS Palazzo del Cinema / Sala Pasinetti + 10:00VPB Market Screening - PRIVATE SCREENING – Proxima Palazzo del Casinò / Sala Casinò + 11:40VPB Market Screening - (FINAL CUT IN VENICE) INDIVISION / JOINT POSSESSION ...
 

Viva Vivaldi don't miss this immersive experience with mapping, surround sound next to San Marco

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    For the first time in Venice, The Four Seasons Mystery offers the visitors a new way to experience art. A unique show telling the story of the renowned Venetian composer using the newest technologies, just a few steps away from the Basilica di S.Marco.  Video mapping, large HD images combine with surround sound and special scent effects: this amazing, emotional experience will...
 

SUBURBICON at Venezia and Two Restored Classics

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by Aessandro Deleon. George Clooney has outdone himself with a superb satire of middle America suburbia in 1959.  But there are resonances of relevance to the America of today as well.. Matt Damon all but unrecognizable except for the nose disappears into the skin of a pudgy middle class middle American psychopath on a murderous death insurance scam in cahoots with sister-in-law Julianne Moore, as true to life as ever. Best scene of many good ones cleverly linked together is the unw...
 

Tsai Ming-liang presents his latest VR Film The Deserted in Venice with an installation and a reception

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Well-known director Mr. Tsai Ming-liang, co-produced by Jaunt China and HTC VIVE, brought the firts VR feature from Cina in Venice "The Deserted," with a chinese nametranslating as  "Home at Lanre Temple".  The film was shot with Jaunt ONE and Jaunt Cloud Render System for post processing. Mr. James Fong, the CEO of Jaunt China, said, "'The Deserted' is the first VR project of which Jaunt China participated in the production. It's a great h...
 

Keynote speech by Erik Barmack Vice President, Netflix

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Netflix Erik Barmack announced their intention to start 20 to 25 shows per year in Europe, plus a few more in the UK, with a specific liking for hybrid content. Netflix is proud to not be identified with one single identity. ...
 

VPB Program September 4 Future of MEDIA...

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09:30FINAL CUT IN VENICE – Work in progress screenings Palazzo del Cinema / Sala Pasinetti + 09:30VPB Market Screening - (FINAL CUT IN VENICE) OUR MADNESS Palazzo del Cinema / Sala Pasinetti + 10:00 EUROPEAN FILM FORUM (Second Part) Excelsior Hotel / Sala Stucchi Shaping together the MEDIA Programme of the future Introductory remarks by Roberto Viola (Director General for Telecommunications, Content and Technology, European Commissio...
 

VPB Program September 3 Netflix keynote, Film commissions panels, focus on China and more!

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09:00FINAL CUT IN VENICE 09:30BOOK ADAPTATION RIGHTS MARKET one-to-one meetings 09:30VENICE GAP-FINANCING MARKET one-to-one meetings 09:30VPB Market Screening - (FINAL CUT IN VENICE) A KASHA 09:30VPB Market Screening - PRIVATE SCREENING – New Europe Film Sales 10:00NETFLIX'S INTERNATIONAL EXPANSION STRATEGY 10:15ANICA INCONTRA – FOCUS CINA 11:00FILM COMMISSIONS PANEL ...
 

Lean On Pete by Andrew Haigh: Press Conference

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by Martin I. Petrov  One of the highlights of the competition at the 74th Venice Film Festival is definitely British director Andrew Haigh's new film 'Lean on Pete', starring young US talent Charlie Plummer alongside Chloe Savigny. The film tells the story of a 16 year old Charlie, who grows up with a single dad and yet in a relatively healthy family environment. One day he meets a local race horse owner, who happens to need an apprentice and Charlie soon becomes fascinated w...
 

Venice Production Bridge Opening Party at Excelsior

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Pascal Diot with AlbertoBarbera and Paolo Baratta ...
 

Golden Lion for Lifetime Achievement to Jane Fonda and Robert Redford Awards Ceremony

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  Jane Fonda and Robert Redford are the recipients of the Golden Lions for Lifetime Achievement of the 74th Venice Film Festival 2017. The decision was made by the Board of Directors of the Biennale di Venezia chaired by Paolo Baratta, upon recommendation of the Director of the Venice Film Festival, Alberto Barbera. The ceremony to award the Golden Lions for Lifetime Achievement will take place on...
 

Pitches of Virtual Reality Projects at the Venice Gap-Financing Market and the Publishers at the Book Adaptation Rights Market.

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September 1st, Excelsior/Spazio Incontri,  3rd floor   The Venice Production Bridge likes to remind you that tomorrow, September 1st,  the 7 Biennale College VR and the 10 VIrtual Reality and projects that will be presented at the Venice Gap-Financing Market and the 19 publishers who will present their catalogues at the Book Adaptation Rights Market, will hold their public pitches.  The Programme is as follows: ...
 

Slingshot Films in Venice

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WORLD PREMIERE MARTYR     MARTYR A film by Mazen Khaled WORLD PREMIERE 74 VENICE INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL Biennale College ...
 

First edition of the New Media Funding Guide - Venice 2017.

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    Over the years, the Biennale’s Venice Production Bridge has become an important marketplace for new media projects and this year it has intensified its focus on VR Projects with several new initiatives. In this context, Olffi is happy to extend its partnership with the  Venice Production Bridge and  present to you the first edition of the New Media Funding Guide - Venice 2017. Coproduction ventures are becoming more and more necessary to finance ne...

VPB Program September 2 : Migrants in Italian Cinema...

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BOOK ADAPTATION RIGHTS MARKET one-to-one meetings Hotel Excelsior - Foyer + 09:30VENICE GAP-FINANCING MARKET one-to-one meetings Hotel Excelsior - Foyer and Sala Stucchi + 09:30VPB Market Screening - PRIVATE SCREENING – New Europe Film Sales Palazzo del Cinema / Sala Pasinetti + 10:15ANICA INCONTRA - FOCUS CINA Hotel Excelsior / Sala Tropicana + 10:30CICAE Conference:...
 

September in the rain at Venice 74

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By Alex Deleon  Yep, here I am at the Ostello on Giuddecca Island on September One. Swirling through the waters of Venice Lagoon on the way to town. Venice 74, the oldest of all film festivals (Launched under Il Duce, Benito Mussolini in 1936) opened two nights ago with the world premier of Alexander Payne's new sci-fi comedy "Downsizing", starring a beefier edition of Matt Damon and Saturday Night Live graduate, Kristen Wiig. Wiggy name, Norwegian b...
 

VPB Program September 1 Arab the new China for Europe?

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BOOK ADAPTATION RIGHTS MARKET one-to-one meetings Hotel Excelsior - Foyer + 09:30VENICE GAP-FINANCING MARKET one-to-one meetings Hotel Excelsior - Foyer and Sala Stucchi + 10:00ANICA INCONTRA - FOCUS CINA Hotel Excelsior / Sala Tropicana 10:00 – 13:00 Workshop: Keys to China: Audiovisual Market Overview & Essentials Strategies 10:00 – 10:35 How Co-Production Between the Italian & Chin...
 

VPB Program August 31 - opening day

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VPB Market Screening PRIVATE SCREENING - Wild Bunch Palazzo del Cinema / Sala Pasinetti + 14:00VPB Market Screening PRIVATE SCREENING - Celluloid Dreams Palazzo del Cinema / Sala Pasinetti + 15:00ANICA INCONTRA - FOCUS CINA Hotel Excelsior / Sala Tropicana + 16:00VPB Market Screening I LOVE GAI - Concorso per Giovani Autori Italiani 85' Palazzo del Cinema / Sala Pasinetti + 17:40VPB Ma...
 

Dailies from Venice - Opening issue

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  Filmfestivals.com partnered with The Venice Production Bridge to bring you these dailies and more extensive editorial coverage of the festival and industry events.   Read this online                  FOLLOW US ON THE SOCIAL NETWORKS:                     ASK US FOR EDITORIAL PROMO...
 

Nico, 1988 directed by Susanna Nicchiarelli opens the Orizzonti section

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World premiere on the afternoon of the Venice Film Festival’s opening day, Wednesday 30 August, in the Sala Darsena. Nico, 1988 directed by Susanna Nicchiarelli (Cosmonaut, Discovery at Dawn) will be the opening film of the Orizzonti section of the 74th Venice International Film Festival of the Biennale di Venezia (30 August – 9 September 2017), directed by Alberto Barbera, and organized by the Biennale chaired b...
 

The World Premiere Screening of Downsizing, directed by Alexander Payne, opens the Festival

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  Downsizing, directed by Alexander Payne (Sideways, The Descendants, Nebraska) starring Matt Damon,Christoph Waltz, Hong Chau and Kristen Wiig will be the opening film, in Competition, of the 74th Venice International Film Festival (30 August – 9 September 2017) directed by Alberto Barbera and organized by the Biennale di Venezia, chaired by Paolo Baratta. Downsizing will be shown in its&nbs...
 

Films without sales representation in Venise

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Newly completed feature and medium length films, from the official line-up and the collateral sections of the festival, currently without world sales representation.  Synopsis supplied by current rights holders. In order of Programme Section: OUT OF COMPETITION IL SIGNOR ROTPETER / MR. ROTPETER 37’ Director: Antonietta De Lillo Country of Origin: Italy Production Company: marechiarofilm (Italy) Contact Person: Alice Mariani (marechiarofilm) Telephone: +39 3336888726 Email /...
 

Do not miss the regatta

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THURSDAY 31st AUGUST 6.00 pm Campo della Salute Blessing of the gondolini Water parade in Grand Canal, presentation of the crews, blessing of the belts of all regattas and of the boats. 5.00 pm Gathering at P.le Roma 5.30 pm Departure of the parade SATURDAY 2nd SEPTEMBER 4.30 pm Murano, Canal Grande (from Museo waterbus stop to Ponte Longo). Regatta on caorline by firemen of the cities of Venice and New York  From 7.00 pm Waiting for the Regatta...
 

The second edition of the Venice Production Bridge focuses on the presentation and exchange of original projects

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31 Aug – 5 Sept, 2017   The Venice Production Bridge comprises the Venice Gap Financing Market, the workshop Final Cut in Venice, the Book Adaptation Rights Market, the European Film Forum, Networking Sessions and Panels, as well as an Exhibition Area, and much more. The Venice Production Bridge will be held dur...
 

Venice Gap-Financing Market last chance for meetings one on one

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      With the start of the Venice Production Bridge just a week away, we like to remind you of the possibility of booking one to one meetings with the 47 projects selected for the Venice Gap-Financing Market .   For a quick overview of the variety of projects, here is the updated Book of Projects (please click).   To book your meetings, please download the Meeting Request Form . Please fill this out and return it by tomorrow, Frid...
 

Watch Previous works by filmmakers with projects in Venice Gap-Financing Market (31 August - 5 September)

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Venice Film Market offers Venice attendees an access to watch the previous works by filmmakers who present a project at Venice Gap-Financing Market (31 August - 5 September). Please use the following link to log-in https://pro.festivalscope.com/users/connect/bdde205abb8fc8dc21e5e3ccc0b04c4ede854d62 and visit the Venice Gap-Financing Market page.      ...
 

"The Cousin" has it's World Premiere at Venice Film Festival Orizzonti Competition

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World Premiere - Venice Film Festival - Orizzonti Competition. Nominated for 3 Israeli Academy Awards.     THE COUSIN   World Premiere at Venice Film Festival Orizzonti Competition    Press & In...
 

Calendar of events, presentations and talks

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Calendar of events, presentations and talks THURSDAY AUGUST 31ST Lido di Venezia, Hotel Excelsior. Beginning date of the VENICE PRODUCTION BRIDGE, which will continue until the 5th of September. Lazzaretto Vecchio Island, VR Theater. Beginning date of the VENICE VIRTUAL REALITY, which will continue untile the 5th September. The International Jury of Venice Virtual Reality will award, with no ex aequo awards permitted, the following prizes to the 22 projects in competition: Best VR, Best VR Ex...
 

How To VR at at Lazzaretto Vecchio Island (VR Theater)

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  (August 31 – September 5; press preview August 29 -30)   Lazzaretto Vecchio island, where the VR Theater of the 74th Venice Film Festival will be set up, is located just a short distance from the lagoon side of the Lido, in front of Riva di Corinto and across from the Hotel Excelsior.   The VR Theater will host the Venice Virtual Reality competition, the first competition of its kind for films made using Virtual Reality (VR) technology; other VR projects from Biennal...
 

Services and special offers for the public, young people and accredited visitors

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  Lido in Mostra  La Biennale has once again activated the Lido in Mostra project, thanks to the long established relationship with local businesses. This will provide special offers designed specifically for industry professionals and for the public. Services and facilities -          ACTV, the Venetian public transportation company, will guarantee daily transport service to and from the Venice Film Festival, extending and increasing l...
 

1400 online tickets for the films from Orizzonti section and the Biennale College

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Web Theatre for the films of the Orizzonti section and the Biennale College - Cinema at the Venice International Film Festival   Following the successful experience of the past five years, the Web Theatre returns to the 74th Venice Film Festival for the films of the Orizzonti section and the Biennale College - Cinema, with a maximum capacity of 1,400 seats for each screening. The films will be streamed simultaneously with the official presentations of the films on the Lido.   This ...
 

Filmfestivals.com along with Variety, Ciak and Venezia News to deliver Dailies from Venice

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Filmfestivals.com partner media of Venice Production Bridge Established in 1995 as the premier online trade publication for the festival circuit filmfestivals.com will produce dailies and news from the Festival and Venice Production Bridge  Coverage will be published http://www.filmfestivals.com/blog/mostra_internazionale_d_arte_cinematografica_venice and promoted in the newsletter to 125 000 subscribers of one of the most important pro database in the industry. &...
 

Pre-inaugural Evening (Tuesday, August 29th, 2017) of the 74th Venice International Film Festival

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  In the Sala Darsena at the Lido: the legendary silent film Rosita (1923) by Ernst Lubitsch, in a vivid new restoration by MoMA, with the support of The Film Foundation, and presented as a world premiere Live musical accompaniment by the Mitteleuropa Orchestra directed by Gillian Anderson from her arrangement of the original score   Rosita (1923, 82’), famed as the single collaboration between two of the giants of the silent screen, the director Ernst Lubitsch and the star...
 

The Festival by Countries

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  Film Productions and Coproductions in the Official Selection     ARGENTINA Lucrecia MARTEL, Zama (Out of Competition) Pablo GIORGELLI, Invisible (Orizzonti) Manuel ABRAMOVICH, Años luz (Venice Classics - Documentaries)   AUSTRALIA Warwick THORNTON, Sweet Country (Venezia 74) Jason RAFTOPOULOS, West of Sunshine (Orizzonti) Michael LEONARD, Jamie HELMER, The Knife Salesman (Orizzonti – Short Films) Alena LODKINA, Strange Colours (Biennale College &nd...
 

Maestri and debutants attending #Venezia74

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Maestri and debutants Are attending the Official Selection:   ·         4 Golden Lion-winning directors (Tsai Ming-liang for Vive l'amour, 1994; Gianni Amelio for Così ridevano, 1998; Darren Aronofsky for The Wrestler, 2008; Samuel Maoz for Lebanon, 2009) ·         2 Golden Lion for Lifetime Achievement-winning directors (William Friedkin, Frederick Wiseman) 6 Academy Award-w...
 

Venice International Film Festival N°74 ... sharing other Facts and Numbers

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71 new feature films in the Official Selection divided as follows: ·        21 in Venezia 74 (Competition) ·        20 in Out of Competition (8 of which are documentaries and 2 medium-length films) ·        19 in Orizzonti ·        5 in Cinema nel giardino ·        3 in Biennale Coll...

80 years of Cinecittà “Pillole” from the Istituto Luce archive

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  (edited by Nathalie Giacobino – film editing by Patrizia Penzo)   In 2017, Cinecittà - its legendary Studios, “the dream factory,” the ideal home for Federico Fellini and Italy’s collective imaginary - turned 80. This is an important birthday and the Istituto Luce Cinecittà absolutely had to celebrate it. In Venice, too, where, for several years now, the Pillole d’Archivio (“Archive Capsules) have been sparking the curiosity, the ...
 

New developments in 2017!

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Paolo Baratta: President of the Biennale di Venezia       The Red Cube and the White Piazza The “Citadel of Cinema” at the Lido is completing its rebirth. The program which was launched after the annus horribilis in 2010, when the fragility and criticality which had accumulated over time reached a highpoint, is progressing in a systematic fashion. The Red Cube sets the seal on this rebirth. And as such, it is a complement to the surrounding buildings, rem...
 

Stephen Frears to receive the 2017 Jaeger-LeCoultre Glory to the Filmmaker award at the Venice International Film Festival

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Victoria & Abdul - director Stephen Frears 2b © Focus Features His new film Victoria & Abdul to be screened Out of Competition   La Biennale di Venezia and Jaeger-LeCoultre are pleased to announce that the great English director Stephen Frears (Philomena, The Queen, Dangerous Liaisons) will receive the Jaeger-LeCoultre Glory to the Filmmaker award at the 74th Venice International Film Festival (30th August  - 9th September 2017), dedicated to a personality who has mad...
 

Venice celebrates the centennial of the birth of Jean Rouch with a screening of Cousin Cousine (shot in Venice)

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  On the centennial of the birth of Jean Rouch the programme of the Venice Film Festival (7 and 8 September) adds the only film he ever made in Venice, the previously unreleased Cousin, cousine (1985-1987, 31')   For the one-hundredth anniversary of the birth of the great French director and ethnographer Jean Rouch (1917 – 2004), the programme of the Venice Film Festival adds to its line-up the world-premiere screening of the only film ...
 

Venice Book Adaptation Rights Market

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Download the brochure of the Book Adaptation Rights Market  and like to let you know that the meetings will take place on September 1st in the morning from 9:30 to 12:00 and on the 2nd  and 3rd  from 9:30 until 18:00 in the Venice Production Bridge dedicated BARM area at the Excelsior Hotel on the Lido di Venezia, within a short distance from Palazzo del Cinema, the main festival hub.    In order to book your meetings with the project representatives, you p...
 

Golden Lion for Lifetime Achievement to Jane Fonda and Robert Redford

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The Electric Horseman (1979) by Sydney Pollack Thursday, August 31st in the Sala Volpi (5:30 p.m.) A tribute to Jane Fonda and Robert Redford 2017 Golden Lion for Lifetime Achievement   In honor of Jane Fonda and Robert Redford, who will each be awarded the Golden Lion for Lifetime Achievement at the 2017 Venice Film Festival, there will be a screening of one of the four movies in which the two great actors performed together. The film, The Electric Horseman (1979), was directed ...
 

Venice Film Festival Calendar Public Screenings

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  Calendario delle proiezioni per il pubblico della 74. Mostra Internazionale d’Arte Cinematografica   Martedì 29 agosto 2017   20:30               SALA DARSENA PREAPERTURA - INVITI IN COLLABORAZIONE CON I QUOTIDIANI VENEZIANI  PARTITURA ORIGINALE RICOSTRUITA E DIRETTA DA GILLIAN ANDERSON ED ESEGUITA DALLA MITTELEUROPA ORCHESTRA VENEZIA CLASSICI ROSITA (1923) di Ernst Lubitsch (...
 

The 4th edition of the Venice Gap-Financing Market to present 47 projects

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VENICE GAP-FINANCING MARKET September 1 to September 3 2017 The 4th edition of the Venice Gap-Financing Market will offer selected European and International projects the opportunity to close their international financing, through one-to-one meetings with potential and pertinent international professionals. All the invited professionals are decision-makers. The Venice Gap-Financing Market event will present 47 projects from around the world...
 

BARM - Book Adaptation Rights Market gathers 19 International publishers in Venice

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  BOOK RIGHTS ADAPTATION MARKET September 1 to September 3 2017 During the second edition of the Book Adaptation Rights Market, 19 International publishers will propose the adaptation rights of their works (novels, essays, graphic novels, children literature…) through one-to-one meetings with producers in a dedicate...
 

Final Cut in Venice workshops fifth edition

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FINAL CUT IN VENICE September 3 to September 5 2017 The fifth edition of this  workshop will present a selected number of quality rough cuts coming from all African countries, Iraq, Jordan, Palestine, Syria and Lebanon and will give them the opportunity of finding the post-production financing through our partners and the participants. The workshop Final Cut in Venice consists of three days of activities during which the working copies of six selected films coming ...
 

Two days of top level panels at The European Film Forum

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EUROPEAN FILM FORUM September 3 to September 4 2017 The European Film Forum is organized with the EU Media Program. It will propose two days of top level panels focusing on the financing of the Cultural and Creative sectors, the future of Cinema and the Training programs as a tool to foster skills and creativity. This unique rendez-vous is now on all professionals’ agendas. The two days will be dedicated to the topics “Virtual gets real exploring t...
 

John Woo returns to the Venice Film Festival with 's Zhuibu (Manhunt) out of competition

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The world premieres of three new films round out the program of the 74th Venice International Film Festival (August 30 – September 9), directed by Alberto Barbera and organized by the Biennale, chaired by Paolo Baratta. The three films completing the program of the 74th Venice Film Festival are: ·         Zhuibu (Manhunt), the much-awaited return of John Woo to the crime thriller movies which made him famous, The Killer and Hardboiled. A cont...
 

Debut films competing for the Lion of the Future “Luigi De Laurentiis” Venice Award for a Debut Film

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    Xavier LEGRAND,  Jusqu’à la garde (France) (Venezia 74)   Ali ASGARI, Napadid shodan (Disappearance) (Iran, Qatar) (Orizzonti) Sofia DJAMA, Les bienheureux (France, Belgium) (Orizzonti) Cosimo GOMEZ, Brutti e cattivi (Italy, France) (Orizzonti) Amichai GREENBERG, Ha Edut (The Testament) (Israel, Austria) (Orizzonti) Alireza KHATAMI, Los versos del olvido (France, Germany, Netherlands, Chile) (Orizzonti) Jason RAFTOPOULOS, West of Sunshine (Australi...
 

“Pillole” from the Istituto Luce archive

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“Pillole” from the Istituto Luce archive (edited by Nathalie Giacobino – film editing by Patrizia Penzo)   In 2017, Cinecittà - its legendary Studios, “the dream factory,” the ideal home for Federico Fellini and Italy’s collective imaginary - turned 80. This is an important birthday and the Istituto Luce Cinecittà absolutely had to celebrate it. In Venice, too, where, for several years now, the Pillole d’Archivio (“Archive Ca...
 

Special screenings in Venice

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SPECIAL SCREENINGS     LA LUNGA STRADA DEL RITORNO by ALESSANDRO BLASETTI    Italy (1962) / 130’   BARBIANA ’65 LA LEZIONE DI DON MILANI by ALESSANDRO G.A. D’ALESSANDRO Italy / 62’   LIEVITO MADRE – LE RAGAZZE DEL SECOLO SCORSO by CONCITA DE GREGORIO, ESMERALDA CALABRIA Italy / 60’                   ...
 

The restored films of Venezia Classici

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        Italian director Giuseppe Piccioni (Not of This World, Light of My Eyes, These Days) will chair the Jury of Cinema History Students which – for the fifth time – will award the VENEZIA CLASSICI AWARD for the BEST RESTORED FILM and the BEST DOCUMENTARY ON CINEMA.   The list of the films selected for the Venezia Classici section of the 74th Festival:   VENEZIA CLASSICI   IL DESERTO ROSSO (RED DESERT) by MICHELANGELO ANTONIONI ...
 

Biennale College – Cinema The films of the fifth edition (2016/2017)

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The 74th Venice Film Festival will screen the three feature films which have been selected, developed and produced as part of the fifth edition (2016/2017) of Biennale College - Cinema, an advanced training laboratory, open to young filmmakers from all over the world for the production of low-budget films. The Biennale launched the laboratory at the 2012 Venice Film Festival. The three movies are:   BIENNALE COLLEGE CINEMA   BEAUTIFUL THINGS by GIORGIO FERRERO, producer: FEDERICO ...
 

VR Line Up in Venice

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VENICE VIRTUAL REALITY In Competition     MELITA by NICOLÁS ALCALÁ Animation film / USA / 24’ / Oculus Stand Up   LA CAMERA INSABBIATA by LAURIE ANDERSON, HUANG HSIN-CHIEN Animation film / USA / 20’ / Installation   THE LAST GOODBYE by GABO ARORA USA / 20’ / Installation   MY NAME IS PETER STILLMAN by LYSANDER ASHTON, LEO WARNER Animation film / Great Britain / 6’ / Oculus Stand Up   ALICE, THE VIRTUAL REAL...
 

VR from MK2 in Venice

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Previews and Dailies from Venice July issue

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Filmfestivals.com partnered with The Venice Production Bridge to bring you these dailies and more extensive editorial coverage of the festival and industry events.   Read this online                  FOLLOW US ON THE SOCIAL NETWORKS:                     ASK US FOR EDITORIAL PROMOTION SUPPORT FOR THE FESTIVAL ...
 

The restored films of Venezia Classici 2017

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            Italian director Giuseppe Piccioni (Not of This World, Light of My Eyes, These Days) will chair the Jury of Cinema History Students which – for the fifth time – will award the VENEZIA CLASSICI AWARD for the BEST RESTORED FILM and the BEST DOCUMENTARY ON CINEMA.   The list of the films selected for the Venezia Classici section of the 74th Festival:   VENEZIA CLASSICI   IL DESERTO ROSSO (RED DESERT) by MICHELANGELO...

Cinema Nel Gardino Line up 2017

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CINEMA NEL GIARDINO   MANUEL by DARIO ALBERTINI starring Andrea Lattanzi, Giulia Elettra Gorietti, Francesca Antonelli, Raffaella Rea / Italy / 97’   CONTROFIGURA by RÄ DI MARTINO starring Valeria Golino, Filippo Timi, Corrado Sassi, Nadia Kounda, Younes Bouab Italy, France, Switzerland, Morocco / 75’    WOODSHOCK by KATE MULLEAVY, LAURA MULLEAVY  starring Kirsten Dunst, Pilou Asbaek, Joe Cole, Stephan Duvall / USA / 116’   NAT...
 

ORIZZONTI Line UP 2017

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ORIZZONTI     NAPADID SHODAN (DISAPPEARANCE) by ALI ASGARI starring Sadaf Asgari, Amir Reza Ranjbaran, Nafiseh Zare, Sahar Sotoodeh Iran, Qatar / 89’   ESPÈCES MENACÉES by GILLES BOURDOS     starring Alice Isaaz, Vincent Rottiers, Grégory Gadebois, Suzanne Clément France, Belgium / 105’   THE RAPE OF RECY TAYLOR by NANCY BUIRSKI USA / 91’   CANIBA by LUCIEN CASTAING-TAYLOR, VERENA PARAVEL...
 

Speech by Alberto Barbera, Director of the 74th Venice International Film Festival

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    In the light of the latest developments in the revolution that is changing the audiovisual experience as conceived since the invention of the cinematograph, one might respectfully toy with Hegel's maxim, according to which everything that is rational is real, updating it to everything that is virtual is real. How else might we approach a phenomenon that until just a few months ago was considered little more than the latest technological gimmick, but that now seems destined ...
 

Venice 74 Out of Competition and Special Events announced

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OUT OF COMPETITION   SPECIAL EVENTS   CASA D’ALTRI by GIANNI AMELIO Italy / 16’   MICHAEL JACKSON’S THRILLER 3D by JOHN LANDIS starring Michael Jackson, Ola Ray / USA / 14’   MAKING OF MICHAEL JACKSON’S THRILLER by JERRY KRAMER starring Michael Jackson / USA (1983) / 45’       FICTION   OUR SOULS AT NIGHT by RITESH BATRA starring Jane Fonda, Robert Redford / USA / 101’   IL SIGNOR ROT...
 

Line up for Venezia 74 - in competition

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HUMAN FLOW by AI WEIWEI        Germany, USA / 140’   MOTHER! by DARREN ARONOFSKY starring Jennifer Lawrence, Javier Bardem, Michelle Pfeiffer, Domhnall Gleeson, Ed Harris USA / 120’   SUBURBICON by GEORGE CLOONEY   starring Matt Damon, Julianne Moore, Noah Jupe, Oscar Isaac / USA / 104’   THE SHAPE OF WATER by GUILLERMO DEL TORO starring Sally Hawkins, Michael Shannon, Richard Jenkins, Doug Jones, Micha...
 

Venice opens with Downsizing by Alexander PAYNE, and closes with OUTRAGE CODA by KITANO Takeshi

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OPENING FILM – Venezia 74 Competition will be Alexander PAYNE's  Downsizing starring Matt Damon, Christoph Waltz, Hong Chau and Kristen Wiig OUTRAGE CODA by KITANO Takeshi will close the festival, Out of Competition     Nico, 1988 by Susanna NICCHIARELLI will open Orizzonti section, starring Tryne Dyrholm, John Gordon Sinclair, Anamaria Marinca and Sandor Funtek     ...
 

THE LEISURE SEEKER A film by Paolo Virzì with Helen Mirren and Donald Sutherland In competition in Venice

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Paolo Virzì’s THE LEISURE SEEKER starring Helen Mirren and Donald Sutherland will screen in competition at the upcoming 74th Venice International Film Festival. Written by Stephen Amidon, Francesca Archibugi, Francesco Piccolo and Paolo Virzì the film is inspired by the novel “The Leisure Seeker” by Michael Zadoorian. The Leisure Seeker was the nickname of the old campervan used by Ella and John Spencer to go on vacation with their children in the 1970s. On a sum...
 

Casa d'altri, Gianni Amelio's eyewitness account of Amatrice at the 74th Venice Film Festival

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  As a Special Event of the 74th Venice International Film Festival, La Biennale di Venezia presents Casa d'altri, the documentary by Gianni Amelio filmed in Amatrice one year after the earthquake that struck central Italy on August 24th, 2016.   The screening of Casa d'altri, which will take place on August 31st 2017 in Sala Giardino, intends to be an important opportunity to keep alive the perception of what has happened since that day on August 24th.   The 74th Ven...
 

47 projects, 19 publishers take part at The Venice Production Bridge: Gap - Financing and Book Adaptation Rigths markets

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VENICE PRODUCTION BRIDGE Venice Gap - Financing Market Book Adaptation Rights Market The Venice Production Bridge is pleased to announce and introduce the 47 selected projects that will be presented at the Venice Gap-Financing Market and the 19 publishers who will present their catalogues at the Book Adaptation Rights Marke...
 

THIRST STREET by Nathan Silver will have its International Premiere in Venice Days!

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  Samuel Goldwyn will release Thirst Street by Nathan Silver in the US in Fall 2017           G...
 

Fien Troch juror of the Orizzonti jury at the 74th Venice International Film Festival 

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Belgian director Fien Troch is a juror of the Orizzonti section at the 74th Venice International Film Festival, which will be held from August 30 to September 9, 2017. This annual event at the Lido is one of the most prestigious platforms for the promotion of cinematographic art for more than half a century. Last year Fien Troch won the award for Best Director of the Orizzonti section herself with her fourth feature film HOME.       ...
 

The four International Juries of the 74th Venice International Film Festival

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      The selection is complete for the members of the four international Juries (Venezia 74, Orizzonti, “Luigi De Laurentiis” Venice Award for Best Debut Film, Venice Virtual Reality) of the 74th Venice International Film Festival (30 August-9 September 2017), directed by Alberto Barbera and organized by the Biennale di Venezia chaired by Paolo Baratta.   The personalities convened as members of the Jury for the Venezia 74 Competition, in addition to the pre...
 

Nico, 1988 by Susanna Nicchiarelli (Italy) to inaugurate the Orizzonti competition

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Nico, 1988 by Susanna Nicchiarelli (Italy) to inaugurate the Orizzonti competition in Sala Darsena on Wednesday 30 August   Nico, 1988 directed by Susanna Nicchiarelli (Cosmonaut, Discovery at Dawn) will be the opening film of the Orizzonti section of the 74th Venice International Film Festival of the Biennale di Venezia (30 August – 9 September 2017), directed by Alberto Barbera, and organized by the Biennale chaired by Paolo Baratta.   Nico, 1988 will be shown in ...
 

Rosita (1923) by Ernst Lubitsch Pre-inaugural evening of the 74th Venice International Film Festival

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Pre-inaugural Evening (Tuesday, August 29th, 2017) of the 74th Venice International Film Festival In the Sala Darsena at the Lido: the legendary silent film Rosita (1923) by Ernst Lubitsch, in a vivid new restoration by MoMA, with the support of The Film Foundation, and presented as a world premiere. Live musical accompaniment by the Mitteleuropa Orchestra directed by Gillian Anderson, from her arrangement of the original score   Rosita (1923, 82&rsqu...
 

Jane Fonda and Robert Redford to receive Lifetime Achievement at the 74th Venice Festival

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  The decision was made by the Board of Directors of La Biennale di Venezia, upon recommendation of the Director Alberto Barbera   Fonda and Redford perform together in "Our Souls at Night", which will be screened after the Award Ceremony Iconic American actors Jane Fonda and Robert Redford have each been awarded the Golden Lion for Lifetime Achievement at the 74th Venice International Film Festival (30 August ...
 

Downsizing by Alexander Payne is the opening film of the 74th Venice Film Festival

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  world premiere screening on Wednesday August 30th   The fims stars Matt Damon, Christoph Waltz, Hong Chau, and Kristen Wiig Downsizing, directed by Alexander Payne (Sideways, The Descendants, Nebraska) starring Matt Damon,Christoph Waltz,Hong Chau and Kristen Wiig will be the opening film, in Competition, of the 74th Venice International Film Festival (30 August – 9 September 2017) directed by Albert...
 

The second edition of the Venice Production Bridge will take place from August 31st to September 5th

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The second edition of the Venice Production Bridge will take place from August 31st to September 5th at the third floor of the Excelsior Hotel of the Lido di Venezia. The idea of building an opportunity for networking for all the professionals involved in production, not only in cinema but across all the audiovisual sector, has shown its relevance in the huge success of the first edition, with a 35% increase of accredited professionals and an enthusiastic feedback from all participants. T...
 

74th Venice International Film Festival - On-line pre-sales opened

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This year, the screenings schedule will span over 11 days, from Wednesday 30th of August to Saturday 9th of September. The official line-up of the 74th Venice Film Festival will be announced at the official press conference which will take place in Rome on 27th of July. Season tickets presale will be available also this year from the 17th of July at 3pm www.boxol.it/biennalecinema Season tickets will be available for the following time slots: Sala Grande:  5 pm, 7.30 pm Platea, 7.3...

 

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