On Wednesday October 12th at Ca’ Giustinian (Sala delle Colonne 1st floor), headquarters of La Biennale di Venezia, a pitch presentation is scheduled of the 12 projects by the 12 teams, composed of a director and a producer, who participated, from 3 to 12 October 2022, in the first workshop of the 11th Biennale College Cinema (2022 – 2023) in Venice.
In one session, from 3 pm to 5 pm, the 12 teams will present their projects and describe the various aspects involved in the creation of their stories, their personal careers, what has influenced them in particular, and their vision of cinema. The teams come from Afghanistan, Armenia, Brazil, France, Georgia, Hungary, India, Iran, Italy, Mexico, Slovakia, the United Kingdom and the United States.
Following this presentation, four teams will be invited to two further workshops, also in Venice, during the months of December 2022 and January 2023, and then begin the production of four feature length films (debut or sophomore film) – including one Italian and at least two by women directors – which will be supervised and supported, and ì subsequently presented at the 80th Venice International Film Festival 2023. The eight projects that are not selected will also be assisted and supervised. Starting in 2022, the funds provided for the production of the selected films have been increased from € 150,000 to € 200,000.
Of the 12 projects, 9 have been selected from the Biennale College Cinema – International call, and 3 from the Biennale College Cinema – Italia call. The latter Call was launched on February 24th, the international Call on May 3rd. 158 applications were submitted in response to these Calls. Overall, during the first 10 editions of the Biennale College Cinema, 34 feature films have been made as a result of 2,153 applications submitted from all over the world.
The 12 selected projects:
ARMS OF A MAN (India, UK) – director: Rohan Kanawade; producer: Neeraj Churi
ÁRNI (Hungary) – director: Dorka Vermes; producer: Balázs Zachar
CHAOS OF SILENCE (Georgia) – director: Nino Shaburishvili; producer: Tinatin Kajrishvili
FIRE DREAMING (Mexico) – director: José Pablo Escamilla; producer: Diandra Arriaga
HONEYMOON (Afghanistan, Slovakia) – director: Sahraa Karimi; producer: Wanda Adamik Hrycova
I WOULD LIKE TO SEE YOUR PRIVATE PHOTOS (Brazil) – director: Marcelo Grabowsky; producer: Mariana Ferraz
MAMMAD (Iran, France) – director: Saleh Kashefi; producer: Thomas Jacquey
RAFFAELLA 2000 (Italy) – director: Andree Lucini; producer: Désirée Manetti
THE CAVE WITHOUT A NAME (United States) – director: Jessica Bardsley; producers: Caitlin Mae Burke, Nevo Shinaar
THE GOOD DEED (Armenia) – director: Ophelia Harutyunyan; producer: Nare Leone Ter-Gabrielyan
THE YEAR OF THE EGG (Italy) – director: Claudio Casale; producer: Francesca Vargiu
TO SEE THESE DAYS (Italy) – directors: Federico Lodoli, Carlo Gabriele Tribbioli; producer: Giacomo Lamborizio
Biennale College Cinema, organized by La Biennale di Venezia, is supported by the Ministry of Culture – Directorate General Cinema. The main sponsor of the initiative is Vivendi. The sponsor is the Multiversity Group, to which the Università Pegaso is associated. Biennale College Cinema enjoys the academic collaboration of the Gotham Film & Media Institute and the TorinoFilmLab. The educational activities are made possible by the contribution of Creative Europe Media. The Director is Alberto Barbera, the Head of Programme Savina Neirotti.