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Sunday, September 06, 2015

4th Biennale College - Cinema Selection

The first 12 projects have been selected for the fourth edition of Biennale College – Cinema 2015/16, submitted by teams composed of directors and producers who will take part in the first 10-day workshop to be held in Venice from October 3rd to 12th 2015. The international Call was launched on May 12th, 2015.

Biennale College – Cinema is the project that promotes new talents in cinema by offering them the opportunity to work closely with master filmmakers in the production of micro-budget films. 3 of these 12 projects will receive support in the amount of 150,000 Euro to produce a maximum of 3 feature-length films (debut or second film) to be presented at the 73rd Venice International Film Festival in 2016.

The 12 project were announced during the press conference held on Sept. 6th at 12:30 pm on the Lido di Venezia (Palazzo del Casinò), at the 72nd Venice International Film Festival (2 - 12 September 2015), directed by Alberto Barbera and organized by the Biennale di Venezia, chaired by Paolo Baratta.

The 12 projects selected for the first phase of Biennale College – Cinema are:

A Most Peculiar Man (China)– Niu Han (director), Wei Shen (producer)
Colewell (USA) – Tom Quinn (director), Marianne Fernsler (producer)
Foreverness (Holland) – Rolf van Eijk (director), Raymond van der Kaaij (producer)
La Soledad (Venezuela)– Jorge Thielen Armand (director), Adriana Herrera (producer), Manon Ardisson (producer)
Mateinance 2135 (UK)– Mark Ashmore (director), Sarah-Lee Jones (producer)
Mukhti Bhawan – Hotel Salvation (India)- Shubhashish Bhutiani (director), Sanjay Bhutiani (producer)
Ngujuar (Italy) - Roberto De Feo (director), Ivan D’Ambrosio (producer)
Orecchie - Ears (Italy) - Alessandro Aronadio (director), Costanza Coldagelli (producer)
Quimili' (Germany / Canada) - Sofia Brockenshire (director), Verena Kuri (producer)
Quixote's Last Film (UK / Romania) - Tom Wilson (director), Marcela Ursu (producer)
Savage Youth (USA) - Michael Curtis Johnson (director), Michael Peluso (producer)
The Trojan Candidate (Romania / USA) - Adina Istrate (director), Giannina La Salvia (producer)

The 12 projects were selected by the Director of the Venice Film Festival Alberto Barbera, with the help of the Biennale College – Cinema team, and will be documented on the website here.

At the close of the first workshop, which will be held in Venice from October 3rd to 12th 2015, 3 teams will be invited to participate in two successive workshops, to be held in Venice from December 3rd to 6th 2015 and January 10th to 14th 2016, after which production will begin on 3 feature-length films (debut or second films), which must be low-cost, will be funded in the amount of 150,000 Euro, and will be presented at the 73rd Venice International Film Festival in 2016.

Biennale College – Cinema, organized by the Biennale di Venezia, is supported by the Ministry for the Cultural Heritage and Activities – General Direction Cinema, and by the Regione del Veneto. Biennale College – Cinema relies on the academic collaboration of the IFP in New York and of the TorinoFilmLab, and continues its collaboration with the Busan International Film Festival. The Director is Alberto Barbera, the Head of Programme Savina Neirotti.

The third edition of Biennale College – Cinema 2014/15 closed at the 72nd Venice Film Festival in 2015 with the screening of the three films: Baby Bump by Kuba Czekaj (director, Poland), Madgadalena Kaminska (producer, Poland); Blanka by Kohki Hasei (director, Japan), Flaminio Zandra (producer, Italy); The Fits by Anna Rose Holmer (director, USA), Lisa Kjerulff (producer, USA).

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