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Mostra Internazionale d Arte Cinematografica Venice


The 77th Venice International Film Festival will run from September 2 to 12, 2020.

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Video Interview with Pascal Diot, head of Venice Production Bridge

Filmfestivals.com partner of Venice 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. ...

The deadline to register Virtual Reality projects for submission to the Venice Virtual Reality extended till end may

La Biennale di Venezia / 77th Venice International Film Festival   The deadline for submissions to the Virtual Reality 2020 section is extended to May 31st     The deadline to register Virtual Reality projects for submission to the Venice Virtual Reality section of the 77th Venice International Film Festival 2020 (Lido di Venezia, 2 – 12 September) has been extended to May 31st 2020, from the initial date of May 15th.   The Virtual Reality section will ...

Venice Film Festival­_Biennale College Cinema 9th edition_Call Opens Friday May 8th

La Biennale di Venezia / Biennale College – Cinema International for the production of micro-budget feature films / The Call for the 9th edition is open  on the website www.labiennale.org   The feature-length film The Fits (2015) by Anna Rose Holmer (3rd edition) to be shown on the Criterion Channel / Since 2012 Biennale College Cinema has produced 26 feature-length films The new Call of the Biennale College – Cinema International for the production of micro-...

Venice Film Festival_Final Cut in Venice 8th Edition

La Biennale di Venezia / 77th Venice International Film Festival / Venice Production Bridge Final Cut in Venice: call for projects now open for the 8th edition / Announcing the workshop to support films from Africa and the Middle East a hotbed for talents and awards at international festivals   The call for projects opens today for the eighth edition of the Final Cut in Venice workshop, which will take place from September 5th to 7th 2020 as part of the Venice Production Bridge o...

The Venice Gap-Financing Market Calling for Projects - Deadline April 30

VENICE PRODUCTION BRIDGE Venice Gap - Financing Market   Above all we hope that this email finds you well and safe in these difficult and challenging times. We like to remind you that the Call for Projects has been launched for the 7th edition of the Venice Gap-Financing Market, which will take place from the 4th - 6th of September, 2020, during the 77th Venice International Film Festival (September 2nd-12th, 2020). ...

Online only workshop of the 4th Biennale College Cinema – Virtual Reality

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For the first time anywhere in the world a workshop was held entirely in virtual mode / Participating were the three projects selected for the 4th edition of the Biennale College Cinema – Virtual Reality   The workshop of the 4th Biennale College Cinema – Virtual Reality, which ended on Friday March 6th, was held entirely in virtual mode, on a specialized platform and consistent with the language of the projects involved.   This is the first time anywhere...

Venice Gap-Financing Market Call for projects 2020 opened

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  The call will be online on the website www.labiennale.org through April 30th 2020   La Biennale di Venezia announces the new call for the Venice Gap-Financing Market that opens today, Monday February 17th 2020, launched on the website www.labiennale.org (call open through April 30th 2020).   The seventh Venice Gap-Financing Market will be held from September 4th to 6th 2020, as part of the Venice Production Bridge at the 77th Venice International Film Festival (2-12 Se...

La Biennale di Venezia_The New Board of Directors of La Biennale has taken Office

The new Board of Directors of La Biennale di Venezia took office today, chaired by Roberto Cicutto with members Luigi Brugnaro (Vice-President, Mayor of Venice and President of the Metropolitan City), Luca Zaia (President of the Regione Veneto), Claudia Ferrazzi (designated by the Minister for the Cultural Heritage and Activities and Tourism). The Board will remain in office for the four-year term 2020 – 2023.   After greeting the members of the Board – the meeting was also at...

Cate Blanchett will head the International Jury of the Venezia 77 Competition

La Biennale di Venezia / 77th Venice International Film Festival / September 2 - 12, 2020         Actor/Producer Cate Blanchett will be the president of the International Jury of the Competition at the 77th Venice International Film Festival (September 2 - 12, 2020), which will assign the Golden Lion for Best Film, as well as other official awards.   In accepting the proposal, Cate Blanchett said: "Every year I look expectantly to the selection at Venice ...

Polanski's Problem "J'accuse" in Review

By Alex Deleon What -- Me worry? Roman Polanski's latest film, "J'Accuse, (An Officer and a Spy)"  is the work of a master filmmaker at the top of his game at age 85.   The film was unveiled at Venice 2019 and should easily have walked off with the Golden Lion top film prize except for some hostile behind the scenes political shuffling relating to a minor incident of sexual dalliance in the director's life back in 1977 -- forty two years ago! The s...

Venice Reviews, JOKER ~ Not a joke, but a compelling serious film

  Joaquin Phoenix inhabits the skin of The Joker By Alex Deleon The movie JOKER, which had its world premierę at Venice 2019 and won the Golden Lion best film award on the Lido, has been mistakenly termed a "comic book film".   True it is in a sense a spinoff from the comic book based Batman film series, however, this is a serious non-comic book psychological study of how a would be stand-up comedian  with a pathological laughing syndrome goes wrong and becomes a ps...

Kino TV interview and reportage introducing Nesta Morgan the venetian legend of the festival

Nesta Morgan sketcher artist is a filmfestivals.com contributor, sketching r.elentlessly the festival scene in Cannes, Venice and many more industry events. Photographers take picture critics, produce reviews, she sketches, with talent Herewith some of her sketches from Venezia 76 The Joker La Llorana The Laundromat J accuse / An Officer and A Spy  Transcript from russian INTERVIEW with Nesta Since you are here about art it's time to introduce...

Double Takes at TIFF in Canada Venice Premieres heading for Toronto

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By Alex Deleon   While Toronto prides itself on being the most important film festival in North America it might not rank so high in importance without the crop of films cloned from Venice across the seas. No less than sixteen of 21 world premieres unspooled at Venice will have their second unveiling in Toronto which runs from September 5-15 right on the heels of the Italian Mostra Cinematografica which closed on the 7th of September. The Venice films that will have North American premi...

The Burnt Orange Heresy, closing film at Venice

Claes Bang and Elizabeth Debicki have strong chemistry in TBOH which will turn to poison when the picture spins out of control   By Alex Deleon TBOH is an Art heist thriller Directed by Italian Giuseppe Capotondi, based on a 1971 neo-noir novel by American writer Charles Willeford (died 1988) starring Danish actor Claes Bang and Australian actress Elizabeth Debicki, and featuring British Rock legend Mick Jagger (76) plus Canadian veteran character actor Donald Sutherland...

76th Venice International Film Festival VENEZIA 76 Awards

OFFICIAL AWARDS - 76th Venice International Film Festival VENEZIA 76   The Venezia 76 Jury, chaired by Lucrecia Martel, and comprised of Stacy Martin, Mary Harron, Piers Handling, Rodrigo Prieto, Shinya Tsukamoto, Paolo Virzì, having viewed all 21 films in competition, has decided as follows:   GOLDEN LION for Best Film to: JOKER by Todd Phillips (USA)   SILVER LION - GRAND JURY PRIZE to: J’ACCUSE by Roman Polanski (France, Italy) &...

Visit to “Lazzaretto” Island (where the VR section is located)

Venice 76. Views by Stella Selvatico for filmfestivals.com Articles by Anna Reeves Venice Film Festival Venice Virtual Reality - An Overview by Anna Reeves   Venice VR Section - Third Year  - Running August 28th - September 3rd It is only the third edition of the Venice VR section and yet already it is establishing itself as unmissable. What makes the selection so world class is that is all about great storytelling and not simply displaying the latest ...

The protest on the red carpet

The protest against the cruise ship ???? in Venice is on the red carpet. Many police agents ready to clear the tapis rouge.   Venice 76. Views by Stella Selvatico for filmfestivals.com   ...

Venice Awards 2019 A Few Surprising Twists and Turns By Alex Deleon

By Alex Deleon Italian actress Alessandra Mastronardi was easy on the eyes as the mistress of ceremonies at the final awards evening   Well, to make a long story short Joaquin Phoenix in an egregious jury misjudgement did not get best actor for his astounding performance in JOKER directed by Todd Phillips.   However,  the film itself was awarded the Best film Golden Lion top festival prize.  Again a misjudgement because while Joker was overall a very strong film it simpl...

Venice Rainy Impressions by Alex Deleon

In the warm weather many young people camped out under umbrellas in from of the central Red carpet wall.  Priceless festival accommodations.. After a full week of sunshine on the last day the Rains Came... Johnny Depp, a hard nosed officer in a desert fort in The Barbarians The latest from Columbian director Ciro Guerra Mick Jagger, ageless Rolling  Stone (age 76) lends his instantly recognizable features to "The Burnt Orange Heresy" which will be...

La Llorona is The Weeping Woman: Sketched in Venice by Nesta

La Llorona is The Weeping Woman. Three words from the director Jayro Bustamante portray events in this film which is evocatively performed and delivers a narrative drama of Genocide, Communist and homophobic events. In Latin American folklore, La Llorona is one of the most famous oral legends. The lore states a woman was abandoned by her husband and was left alone to raise her two sons, whom she instead drowned in a river out of grief and anger. Sketch by Nesta Morgan ...

Venice 76. Views by Stella Selvatico

Red Carpet on a rainy ☔️ and windy ???? day   Microphone to Bonifacio Angius, the director of Destiny (a short film about faith, religion and superstition). Letizia Battaglia, the extraordinary photographer and star of “La mafia non è più quella di una volta”.   The poster of “The Laundromat” Palazzo del Casinò on a hot sunny day Exhibition “300 Giant Polaroid” at Hotel Des Bains  Li...

Venice Exhibition “300 Giant Polaroid” at Hotel Des Bains Lido

Hotel Des Bains (where Luchino Visconti shot “La morte a Venezia”) Photos by Stella Selvatico ...

Venice 76. Views by Alex Deleon

  Glamorous Chinese superstar Gong Li arrives on Red Carpet for opening of her new film "Saturday Fiction" (Lan Xin De Ju Yuan) accompanied by her latest French Husband, musician Jean-Michel Jarre. (former husband of Charlotte Rampling)... After a full week of sunshine on the last day the Rains Came... Johnny Depp, a hard nosed officer in a desert fort in The Barbarians The latest from Columbian director Ciro Guerra Mick Jagger, ageless Rolling &...

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Oldest festival in the world, MOSTRA is Non-specialised competitive event for features and shorts. Two competing sections and three Prizes: the Golden Lion, the Lion of the Year and the Lion of the Future to best director`s debut film.

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