Festival Calendar

Venice International Film Festival

La Biennale di Venezia - Settore Cinema
(TILL 28 MAY)
74. MOSTRA INTERNAZIONALE D’ARTE CINEMATOGRAFICA
Ca' Giustinian,
San Marco 1364/A
30124 Venice
Italy
phone +39-041-5 21 88 78
fax +39-041-5 21 88 54
http://www.labiennale.org/en/cinema/
email: cinema@labiennale.org

(FROM 29 MAY TILL 14 SEPTEMBER)
Palazzo del Cinema
Lungomare Marconi
30126 Lido di Venezia
Italy
phone +39-041-2 72 65 01
fax +39-041-2 72 65 20

SNCCI - Settimana Internazionale della Critica
(PRIOR TO 1 JUNE)
Via delle Alpi, 30
00198 Roma
Italy
http://www.sicvenezia.it
email: sicvenezia@gmail.com

(FROM 1 JUNE)
Settimana Internazionale della Critica
Palazzo del Cinema - Lungomare Marconi
30126 Lido di Venezia
Italy
phone +39 041 2726679

Giornati degli Autori - Venice Days
Via Santa Croce in Gerusalemme, 107
00185 Roma
Italy
phone +39 06 8603111
fax +39 06 86213298
http://www.venice-days.com
email: program@venice-days.com

Festival Director
Mr. Alberto Barbera

Programming Department (Settimana Internazionale della Critica)
Mr. Giona Nazzaro

Programming Department (Venice Days)
Mr. Sylvain Auzou

Year of Foundation 1932

Event Date from 28 August 2019 till 07 September 2019

in Venice, Italy

International Competition

Sections VENEZIA 75 (international competition of max. 20 feature films)
OUT OF COMPETITION (max. 18 feature films)
ORRIZONTI (competitive selection, debut films and indie features - shorts of a max. duration of 20 min.; max. 18 films)
VENICE CLASSICS (classic films restored by film libraries & cultural institutions, may be completed by documentaries about cinema & individual auteurs)
INTERNATIONAL CRITIC'S WEEK (independent sidebar, max. of 7 first features plus two titles out of competition independently selected by a commission nominated by the Critics Syndicate)
VENICE DAYS (promoted by The National Association of Filmmakers and by the authors of Associazione 100autori, max. 12 feature films)

VENICE PRODUCTION BRIDGE

Category Feature, Documentary, First Feature

Terms of Entry ALL SECTIONS world premieres preferred, no prior international festival screenings or any public screening, films may not be older than one year (not completed prior to 9th September 2017)

Subtitles English subtitles necessary Italian subtitles necessary

Format 35 mm, DCP

Registration Deadline Deadline for the Official Program: 15 June 2018
Deadline for Critics' Week: 1 July 2019
Deadline for Venice Days: 22 June 2018

Fees Mostra Internazionale d'Arte Cinematografica: 120 € for feature length films, 60 € for short films; Critic's Week: 40 €; Venice Days: no submission fee

Attendance Figures 29,000

Participants of the Film Industry over 9,000 accreditated industry members

Prizes/Awards INTERNATIONAL COMPETITION Golden Lion (Best Feature Film), Silver Lion - Grand Jury Prize, Silver Lion for Best Director, Award for Best Screenplay, Coppa Volpi for Best Actor/Actress, "Marcello Mastroianni" Award for Best Young Actor/Actress, Special Jury Prize
ORIZZONTI: Best Film, Best Director, Special Jury Prize, Best Short Film, Best Actor/Actress, Best Screenplay
BEST FIRST FEATURE FILM Lion of the Future - Luigi De Laurentiis Venice Award ($100,000)
VENICE CLASSICS: Best Restored Film, Best Documentary on Cinema
Golden Lion for Life Achievement, FIPRESCI Prize
SETTIMANA DELLA CRITICA: Audience Award (5,000 €), Mario Serandrei Award for the Best Technical Achievement
VENICE DAYS: Venice Days Award (20,000 €), People's Choice Award, Europa Cinemas Label Award

German Films

2019

Venezia 76
ABOUT ENDLESSNESS by Roy Andersson (SE/DE/NO, Essential Filmproduktion)
MARTIN EDEN by Pietro Marcello (IT/DE/FR, Match Factory Productions)
THE PERFECT CANDIDATE by Haifaa Al-Mansour (SA/DE, Razor Film Produktion)
 
Orizzonti
PELICAN BLOOD (PELIKANBLUT) by Katrin Gebbe (DE/BG, Junafilm)
WHITE ON WHITE by Théo Court (ES/CL/FR/DE, Kundschafter Filmproduktion)
 
Orizzonti – Short Films Competition
AFTER TWO HOURS, TEN MINUTES HAD PASSED (NACH ZWEI STUNDEN WAREN ZEHN MINUTEN VERGANGEN) by Steffen Goldkamp
GIVE UP THE GHOST by Zain Duraie (JO/DE/SE/AE, Arthouse Blockbusters)
 
Venice Classics
THE CROSSING OF THE RHINE (JENSEITS DES RHEINS) by André Cayatte (FR/DE/IT, UFA)
 
Venice Classics – Documentaries
800 TIMES LONELY – ONE DAY WITH GERMAN FILMMAKER EDGAR REITZ (800 MAL EINSAM – EIN TAG MIT DEM FILMEMACHER EDGAR REITZ) by Anna Hepp (Portrait Me)
 
Venice Virtual Reality
PAGAN PEAK VR by Ioulia Isserlis & Max Sacker (AnotherWorld VR)
SUBLIMATION by Karolina Markiewicz & Pascal Piron
 
Giornate degli Autori
ONLY THE ANIMALS by Dominik Moll (FR/DE, Razor Film Produktion)
YOU WILL DIE AT 20 by Amjad Abu Alala (SD/FR/EG/DE/NO/QA, Die Gesellschaft DGS)
 

Venice Production Bridge
 
Venice Gap-Financing Market
ANATOLIAN LEOPARD by Emre Kayis (TK/DE, Elemag Pictures)
IGUANA TOKYO by Kaan Müjdeci (DE/TK/JP, Coloured Giraffes)
IN THE SHADE OF TREES by Matías Rojas Valencia (CL/FR/DE/AR, Unafilm)
PLACE DE L’EUROPE by Philip Scheffner (DE/FR, pong film)
QUO VADIS AIDA (WT) by Jasmila Zbanic (BH/AT/FR/NL/DE/PL/RO/NO, Razor Film)
SHARAF by Samir Nasr (DE/EG/TN/FR, Soilfilms, Teamwerk)
THE SIREN by Sepideh Farsi (FR/DE/LU/BG, Katuh Studio)
 
Virtual Reality Immersive Story Projects
AFRICAN SPACE MAKERS by Vincenzo Cavallo Faras (KE/IT/DE, INVR)
KUSUNDA by Gayatri Parameswaran & Felix Gaedtke (DE/US/NP, NowHere Media)
 
Biennale College Cinema – Virtual Reality Projects
HOW IS THE WATER by Ninja Mueller & Michal Lovecky (CZ/DE)
 
Final Cut in Venice

ANOTHER DAY IN BAGHDAD (NOCH EIN TAG IN BAGHDAD) by Maysoon Pachachi (IQ/KW/FR/GB/DE, Neue Mediopolis Filmproduktion)
NARDJES, ALGER, MARS 2019 by Karim Aïnouz (DZ/FR/BR/DE, Watchmen Productions)

Number of Films Shown about 62 films

Media Coverage broad response from Italian and international media (TV, print, professional press), about 2.300 accredited journalists (1/3 international)

Specific Characteristics Recognized by FIAPF (International Federation of Film Producers Associations) as Competitive Feature Film Festival (so-called "A-Festival"). The winner of the short film competition automatically qualifies for the OSCAR competition for the Best Short Film. The jury nominates a short film from the international competition for the European Film Awards.

Evaluation Alongside Cannes and Berlin, Venice is one of the most important competitive film festivals in the world. It is the most important festival for the Italian film business, many buyers and distributors attend the event. 2012 was be the first festival edition under the direction of Alberto Barbera, who has slightly changed the profile of the festival program which gained international acclaim and he also established a "light market" at Venice.

Services Subtitling and transport are to be covered by the film presenters.

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