The selection has been made of the 3 projects that will proceed to the second phase of the Biennale College – Cinema, consisting in two workshops that will make it possible to actually make a mini-budget film, with funding of 150,000 euro each.
The 3 projects, chosen at the end of the first workshop among the 12 previously selected projects from all around the world (presented by a team of one director and one producer) are:
- Blood Cells, Joseph Bull and Luke Seomore (directors), Samm Haillay and Ben Young (producers);
- H., Rania Attieh and Daniel Garcia (directors), Shruti Rya Ganguly and Pierce Varous (producers);
- Short Skin, Duccio Chiarini (director), Babak Jalali (producer).
The goal is to present the 3 feature-length films, debut or second works, at the coming 71th Venice International Film Festival (27 August – 6 September 2013), directed by Alberto Barbera and organized by the Biennale chaired by Paolo Baratta.
Biennale College is an innovative and complex experience that gathers all the Sectors of the Biennale di Venezia, promoting young talents and offering them the opportunity to work directly in contact with the masters, to develop their “creations”.
The 9 projects that will not continue to the second workshop will in any case enjoy an online follow-up and will be given various opportunities to find co-producers in collaboration with IFP, Dubai International Film Festival and TorinoFilmLab.