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Mostra Internazionale d Arte Cinematografica Venice

 main features of the 77th Venice Film Festival

The 79th Venice International Film Festival will run from August 31 toSeptember 10, 2022.

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Final Cut in Venice - Upcoming application deadline


We like to remind you that the deadline to submit a film to the 10th edition of Final Cut in Venice will be Monday, June 20th.

Don't miss out on the opportunity to present your film  at this prestigious workshop, which will take place from 3rd to 5th September, 2022, as part of the Venice Production Bridgeduring the 79. Venice International Film Festival.

The Venice Production Bridge launched Final Cut in Venice ten years ago to provide concrete assistance in the completion of films from all African countries and IraqJordanLebanonPalestine and Syria; and offer producers and directors an opportunity to present films still in the production phase to International film professionals and distributors in order to facilitate post-production and promote co-production partnerships and market access.


The quality of the program is underlined by the fact that most of the projects are selected in A-Festivals afterwards.
To name but a few of the most recent titels, Under the Fig Trees by Erige Sehiri has been selected for the Quinzaine des Realisateurs in 2022.
The Sea Ahead  by Ely Dagher, that won the Premio La Biennale di Venezia at Final Cut in Venice 2020, was selected at Quinzaine des Réalisateurs in 2021, while We, Students! by Rafiki Fariala was greatly acclaimed in the Panorama section at Berlinale 2022.

General terms of eligibility for Final Cut in Venice:

All works submitted must be in post-production and made exclusively by filmmakers from the specified countries (all African countries and  Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon, Palestine and Syria).
Only feature fiction or feature art-house documentary films (expected min. length of each film: 60 minutes) will be considered.
It is preferable to send a complete working copy of the film. Should the film still be in an initial editing stage, a series of edited sequences will be accepted (totalling at least one-third of the overall anticipated length of the film), accompanied by the director’s statement of intent and a film treatment.

The workshop includes the screenings of material of the selected films in the presence of the directors and producers. Only Industry pass holders will be allowed to attend the screenings: producers, distributors, operators, buyers, festival programmers, representatives of the institutions and others invited in advance by the Festival management.


Final Cut in Venice will conclude with the awarding of prizes in kind or in cash, the purpose of which is to provide economic support for the post-production phase of the films.

The following is the list of prizes:

· For the sixth year, La Biennale di Venezia will give a prize of € 5,000 to the best film in post-production. The La Biennale di Venezia Prize will be attributed by a jury composed of three members named by the Festival Director, while the other prizes will be awarded by final and irrevocable decision of the Festival Director, in conjunction with the project supporters, the heads of the institutions, and the service companies providing the following prizes
- € 15.000 for the color correction of a feature-length film offered by Laser Film (Rome) for up to 50 hours of work (technician included);
- € 15.000 offered by Mactari Mixing Auditorium (Paris) for the sound mixing of a feature length film (up to 12 days of work, sound mixer not included);
- one of the selected projects will benefit from the film composers represented by Oticons and the original score that they will create. The production of the original score will include all relevant services, such as spotting sessions/composition/orchestration/mockups/final production, of a total value of € 12.000;
- for a feature-length fiction film a $ 10.000 MG or for a feature-length documentary a $ 3.000 MG for marketing, publicity and distribution in the Arab World offered by MAD Solutions for one Arab project (except for projects already funded by MAD Solutions);
Titra Film (Paris) will offer up to € 5.000 for color-grading; up to € 3.000 for the production of a DCP master, or the creation of i-Tunes, Google or Netflix files; up to € 2.000 for French or English subtitles (translation not included);
- up to € 7.500 for the creation of the DCP master with Italian or English subtitles, offered by Sub-Ti Ltd. (London);
- up to € 7.500 for the accessible contents of the film for audiences with sensory disabilities: subtitles for the deaf and hearing-impaired and audio description for the blind and visually impaired, including audio subtitles in voiceover, in Italian or English (the subtitles and the audio-described soundtrack for the DCP will be provided) offered by Sub-Ti Access Srl (Turin).
- € 5.000 for the purchase of two-year broadcasting rights by Rai Cinema;
- $ 5.000 awarded to an Arab project and an invitation to participate in the CineGouna Platform offered by the El Gouna Film Festival;
- € 5.000 offered by Organisation Internationale de la Francophonie (OIF) as a refund for post-production services – delivered by societies based in one of the EU or OACPS countries (except South Africa) – of a feature-length film realised by a director from one of the ACP countries and produced or co-produced by a society based in one of the ACP countries;
- participation in the production costs of a DCP (€ 2.500), offered by the Festival International du Film d’Amiens;
- participation in the production costs of a DCP (€ 2.500), offered by the Festival International de Films de Fribourg;
- One of the selected projects will benefit from the Eye on Films label, which will present the film to distributors and festivals affiliated with EoF and will contribute to the communication of the film for a value of € 2,500 on the occasion of its world premiere in an A-category festival.

We encourage you to apply now!

If you have any questions at all, don't hesitate to contact our team at

All the very best from Venice, 
Pascal Diot and the VPB team

Closing note:
For the second consecutive year, La Biennale di Venezia, on the occasion of the Venice International Film Festival, aims to carbon neutrality. This involves reducing and offsetting the emission of carbon dioxide through targeted actions that require the involvement and attention of all Festival participants. We would like to thank you in advance for your collaboration in achieving this ambitious goal, which will be reached through the individual behaviour of each of us and, for those who wish to do so, through a voluntary contribution to offset emissions. 


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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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