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Biennale Cinema: main features of the 77th Venice Film Festival

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

#VeniceProductionBridge#BiennaleCinema2020 Photo Gallery with 450 ambiance pictures English I French


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Lacci by Daniele Luchetti will open the 77th Venice Film Festival

Lacci by Daniele Luchetti  Starring Alba Rohrwacher, Luigi Lo Cascio, Laura Morante, Silvio Orlando, Giovanna Mezzogiorno, Adriano Giannini, Linda Caridi is the Opening Film of the 77th Venice Film Festival   Lacci, directed by Daniele Luchetti (La nostra vita, Mio fratello è figlio unico, Il portaborse) starring Alba Rohrwacher, Luigi Lo Cascio, Laura Morante, Silvio Orlando, Giovanna Mezzogiorno, Adriano Giannini, Linda Caridi is the Opening Film, Out of Com...

The restored films in the Venice Classics section

The restored films in the Venice Classics section of the 77th VFF at the Il Cinema Ritrovato festival in Bologna (25-31 August) / Masterpieces by Michelangelo Antonioni, John Berry, Souleymane Cissé, Zoltán Fábri, Pietro Germi, Tomás Gutiérrez Alea, Shôhei Imamura, Hiroshi Inagaki, Fritz Lang, Sidney Lumet, Jean-Pierre Melville, Nikita Mikhalkov, Martin Scorsese   The final selection has been made for the films in the Venice Cl...

Tilda Swinton and Ann Hui Golden Lions for Lifetime Achievement

Tilda Swinton and Ann Hui Golden Lions for Lifetime Achievement at the 77th Venice International Film Festival    Venice, 20 July 2020 -- Critically acclaimed filmmaker Ann Hui and iconic actress Tilda Swinton have each been awarded the Golden Lion for Lifetime Achievement at the 77th Venice International Film Festival (2 September – 12 September, 2020).   The decision was made by the Board of Directors of the Biennale di Venezia upon recommendatio...

Navad Lapid will guide the young 27 Times Cinema jurors as they select the 2020 GdA Director’s Award

  Winner of the Golden Bear at the 2019 Berlinale for Synonyms, Navad Lapid will guide as president of the jury the young 27 Times Cinema jurors as they select the 2020 GdA Director’s Award. 45-year-old Nadav Lapid has three feature films and numerous shorts and documentaries under his belt, and his Synonyms won the Golden Bear at the Berlin Film Festival. He first studied philosophy and then pursued a film studies degree at the Sam Spiegel Film and Television School in Jerusalem....

Venice Film Festival _Venice Telluride Toronto New York Festival Joint Statement

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This year, we saw the COVID-19 pandemic devastate communities all over the world, and bring life as we knew it to a halt. As supporters of global cinema, we watched as the work of film artists stopped in its tracks, and the culture of film itself was challenged. Films come alive with audiences, who could no longer gather in the ways we had for over a century. The art form we love is in crisis. Our own organizations have seen unprecedented challenges to our work and our financial security. The p...

Anna Foglietta will host the opening and closing events of the 77th Venice Film Festival

La Biennale di Venezia / 77th Venice International Film Festival 2 > 12 September 2020       Actress Anna Foglietta will host the opening and closing events of the 77th Venice International Film Festival 2020, directed by Alberto Barbera and organized by La Biennale di Venezia.   Anna Foglietta will open the 77th Venice Film Festival on the evening of Wednesday September 2nd 2020, on the stage of the Sala Grande (Palazzo del Cinema on the Lido) for the inaugurati...

The films from Venezia 77, Orizzonti and Out of Competition will screen on the Lido of the 77th Venice Film Festival

Venezia 77, Orizzonti and Out of Competition  are the sections presented on the Lido of the 77th Venice Film Festival / The Virtual Reality Competition will be entirely online / Venice Classics will be hosted at the Cinema Ritrovato festival in Bologna   This edition of the Venice Film Festival will present certain changes, which have become necessary as a result of the sanitary protocols imposed by the Covid-19 emergency. So as to comply with the mandatory measures required to ...

The Book of Vision produced by Terrence Malick will open the 35th Venice International Film Critic’s Week

Gerardo Panichi, Sébastien Delloye, Robin and Vera Monotti Graziadei and Rai Cinema   PRESENT   a Citrullo International Production, Entre Chien et Loup, Luminous Arts Productions with Rai Cinema A film by Carlo S. Hintermann   Carlo S. Hintermann’s  film produced by Terrence Malick opens the 35th Venice International Film Critic’s Week First Images:  ...

7th edition of the Venice Gap-Financing Market: A selection of 55 Projects

La Biennale di Venezia / 77th Venice International Film Festival    Venice Production Bridge / Venice Gap-Financing Market Projects Selected       The 7th edition of the Venice Gap-Financing Market (September 4 - September 6, 2020), organised as part of the Venice Production Bridge, will take place during the forthcoming 77th Venice International Film Festival and will offer selected European and international projects the opportunity to close their...

Gaia Furrer takes the helm as Venice Days Artistic Director

  Photo Gaia Furrer Courtesy Venice Days The President of the Associazione Giornate degli Autori, Andrea Purgatori, and its General Delegate, Giorgio Gosetti, are delighted to announce that starting this year, as decided by the Board of Directors, the role of Artistic Director of the showcase (set to run September 2-12, during the Venice Film Festival) will be assumed by Gaia Furrer, who will be working closely with the General Delegate, the selection committee, and Giornate&rsq...

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) &...

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