Biennale College – Cinema 2013/2014 – Second edition. Two weeks left to register!< Back
Deadline 10 July 2013
06 | 21 | 2013
The 3 finalist projects will become films for the 2014 Venice Film Festival
There are two weeks left to register for the second edition (2013/2014) of the Biennale College – Cinema, the higher education workshop for the development and production of micro-budget full-length feature films (150 thousand euro), for emerging directors and producers from all over the world, which is enjoying international success. It is organized by the Biennale di Venezia in partnership with Gucci.
The call for participation of the second edition, which has been online since May 8th, will close on July 10th 2013. The complete text of the call for participation may be found at the following address: www.labiennale.org/en/cinema/collegecinema/
Biennale College – Cinema is a project open to teams formed by directors at their debut or second film, and producers who have completed at least 3 audiovisual products distributed and/or presented at festivals.
This second edition (2013/14) will select 12 projects that will be announced during the 70th Venice International Film Festival 2013. The 3 finalist projects, announced after an initial workshop to be held in Venice, will then be funded with a contribution of 150,000 euro each, and the 3 feature-length films will be presented at the 71st Venice Film Festival 2014.
The 3 finalist projects of the first edition (2012/2013), funded with a contribution of 150,000 euro each, are currently in production and the 3 feature-length films will be presented at the next 70th Venice Film Festival (28 August > 7 September 2013). These projects are:
- Memphis (USA) – Tim Sutton (director) and John Baker (producer)
- The Year of June (Thailand) – Nawapol Thamrongrattanarit (director) and Aditya Assarat (producer)
- Yuri Esposito (Italy) – Alessio Fava (director) and Max Chicco (producer)
A section of the Biennale website is dedicated to an account of the activities of Biennale College –Cinema, and makes it possible to follow the development phases of the project.
Biennale College – Cinema, developed by the Biennale di Venezia in partnership with Gucci, is supported by the Ministry for the Cultural Heritage and Activities – General Direction Cinema, by the Regione del Veneto and – for the first time this year – by Eurasia IFF, Kazakhstan. Biennale College – Cinema, for the second year in a row, will rely on the academic collaboration of IFP in New York, and the collaboration of the Dubai International Film Festival and the TorinoFilmLab. Finally – also for the first time – a new collaboration is opening with the Busan International Film Festival. The Director is Alberto Barbera, the Head of Programme Savina Neirotti.