The call for participation of the fifth edition of Biennale College – Cinema closed on July 1st 2016. The call was launched online on May 6th. 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. The 2016/17 edition will select 12 projects that will be announced during the 73rd Venice International Film Festival 2016. The 3 finalist projects, among which one Italian and 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 74th Venice Film Festival 2016.
Biennale College – Cinema is the higher education workshop for the development and production of micro-budget full-length feature films for emerging directors and producers from all over the world.
Biennale College – Cinema, developed by the Biennale di Venezia, is supported by the Ministry for the Cultural Heritage and Activities – General Direction Cinema. Biennale College – Cinema will rely on the academic collaboration of IFP in New York and the collaboration of the TorinoFilmLab. Finally will have the collaboration of the Busan International Film Festival. The Director is Alberto Barbera, the Head of Programme Savina Neirotti.