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La Biennale di Venezia

76th Venice Film Festival

La Biennale di Venezia

where:Venice (Italy)
when:August 28th - September 7th, 2019
address:Sede permanente / Winter Office
Ca' Giustinian, San Marco 1364/A
IT-30124 Venezia Giugno/June - Settembre/September
Palazzo del Cinema
Lungomare Marconi
IT-30126 Lido di Venezia
tel:+39 041 5218711 (inverno/winter)
+39 041 5218878 (estate/summer)
fax:+39 041 5218854 (inverno/winter)
+39 041 5218854 (estate/summer)
email:cinema@labiennale.org
website:www.labiennale.org/
deadline:June 14th, 2019 (La Biennale)
June 21st, 2019 (Giornate degli Autori)
July 1st, 2018 (Critics' Week)
entry form:La Biennale: online Submission
Critics' Week: online Submission
Giornate degli Autori: online Submission


The aim of the Festival is to raise awareness and promote international cinema in all its forms as art, entertainment and as an industry, in a spirit of freedom and dialogue. In addition to the sections mentioned below, the Festival also organises retrospectives and tributes to major figures as a contribution towards a better understanding of the history of cinema.
* Venezia 76
An international competition comprising a maximum of 20 feature-length films, presented as world premieres.
* Out of Competition
Some of the most important works of the year will be presented in the non-competing section, for a maximum of 18 films; to these will be added the films produced within the Biennale College-Cinema program. They may include the works of established authors who have participated in Competition in previous editions of the Venice Film Festival, documentaries or films in which the spectacular dimension is accompanied by forms of expressive or narrative originality. Some films Out of Competition may be screened during the Midnight time slot, if their characteristics make them particularly suitable for showing at this time of night. Only feature films presented as world premieres at the Venice Film Festival will be admitted to the selection.
* Orizzonti
An international competition reserved for a maximum of 18 films, dedicated to films that represent the latest aesthetic and expressive trends in international cinema, with special attention to debut films, young talents who are not yet firmly established, indie features and lesser-known cinema, as well as works that address specific genres and current production, with the aim of innovating and demonstrating creative originality. The Orizzonti section features a selection of competing short films lasting a maximum of 20 minutes, selected on the basis of criteria such as quality and originality of language and expression. Only feature-length and short films presented as world premieres at the Venice Film Festival will be admitted to the selection.
* Venice Classics
This section features the world premiere screenings of a selection of the finest restorations of classic films carried out over the past year by film libraries, cultural institutions and productions around the world, committed to the preservation and cultivation of the cinematographic heritage and the rediscovery of neglected or undervalued works of the past. The section may be completed with the presentation of documentaries about cinema or individual authors of yesteryear or today, that can offer innovative elements for historical and critical assessment.
* Sconfini
This non-competitive section features a selection of a maximum of 10 works of different genres, lengths and targets, provided their length is more than 60 minutes. The Sconfini section may include art-house and genre movies, experimental and artists’ films, TV series and crossover productions, which may be preceded or accompanied by public encounters and conversations with the directors, actors and personalities from the world of art and culture. Only films presented as world premieres at the Venice Film Festival will be admitted to the selection.
* Venice Virtual Reality
The Festival will present works in competition and out of competition. A maximum of 30 world premieres or international premieres of VR Immersive Stories/Experiences of any length and of any format (Samsung Gear, HTC Vive, Oculus Go, Oculus Rift, SONY Playstation, haptic devices, AR , MR; any other format needs to be discussed with the Director of the Venice Film Festival). The works of the teams participating in the third edition of the Biennale College Cinema-VR, and the previous films of the Venice Production Bridge invited project teams are presented Out of Competition.

During the festival also take place:
the 16th Giornate degli Autori, promoted by the Italian associations of filmmakers (Anac and 100autori) as is the Quinzaine in Cannes. The section offers the Giornate degli Autori Award, granting 20.000 Euro and the BNL People's Choice Award. European films compete for the "Label Europa Cinemas" award (exclusive for Giornate's program) while first feature films compete for the Lion of the Future - "Luigi De Laurentiis" award, together with the other debut films of the Festival.
the 34th Settimana Internazionale della Critica (SIC) - International Film Critics Week, promoted, organized and managed by the National Union of Film Critics “Sindacato Nazionale Critici Cinematografici Italiani” (SNCCI), devoted to first films (that therefore compete for the Lion of the Future offered by Biennale) and offer the "Veneto Region" award to one of the selected films;
Important: as in Cannes, each event is autonomous and teherefore submission to Biennale, Critics Week and Giornate degli Autori must be done separately.

2019
2018
2017
2016
2015
  • Les 3 boutons by Agnès Varda: Giornate degli Autori - Women's Tales

  • Alfredo Bini, the unexpected guest by Simone Isola: Venezia Classici

  • Anna by Giuseppe Gaudino: Venezia 72 - Coppa Volpi for the Best Actress

  • Arianna by Carlo Lavagna: Giornate degli Autori - Venice Days, Official Selection - Prize Nuovo Imaie Talent Award (Ondina Quadri), Prize Laguna Sud, FEDEORA Award for the Best Young Actress

  • Banat by Adriano Valerio: Settimana Internazionale della Critica

  • Bangland by Lorenzo Berghella: Giornate degli Autori - Venice Days, Special Events - SIAE Award to a New Director

  • A bigger splash by Luca Guadagnino: Venezia 72

  • Blanka by Kohki Hasei: Biennale College - Cinema

  • Blood of my Blood by Marco Bellocchio: Venezia 72 - FIPRESCI Prize

  • Burning Love by Alberto Caviglia: Orizzonti

  • De Djess by Alice Rohrwacher: Giornate degli Autori - Womens' Tales

  • Dietro gli occhiali bianchi by Valerio Ruiz: Venezia Classici

  • Don't be Bad by Claudio Caligari: Fuori Concorso - Prize Francesco Pasinetti, Prize Nuovo Imaie Talent Award (Alessandro Borghi)

  • Dreams of the Salt Lake by Andrea Segre: Giornate degli Autori - Venice Days, Special Events

  • First Light by Vincenzo Marra: Giornate degli Autori - Venice Days, Official Selection - Special Pasinetti Prize

  • Harry's Bar by Carlotta Cerquetti: Giornate degli Autori - Venice Days, Special Events

  • ITALIAN GANGSTERS by Renato De Maria: Orizzonti

  • L'ESERCITO PIÙ PICCOLO DEL MONDO by Gianfranco Pannone: Fuori Concorso

  • Long Live the Bride by Ascanio Celestini: Giornate degli Autori - Venice Days, Official Selection

  • Mediterranea by Jonas Carpignano: Lux Prize

  • Milano 2015 by Elio, Roberto Bolle, Silvio Soldini, Walter Veltroni, Cristiana Capotondi, Giorgio Diritti: Giornate degli Autori - Venice Days, Special Events

  • Napoli Jungle by Antonio Capuano: Settimana Internazionale della Critica - Special Event

  • Il paese dove gli alberi volano by Davide Barletti, Jacopo Quadri: Giornate degli Autori - Venice Days, Special Events

  • River Memories by Gianluca De Serio, Massimiliano De Serio: Fuori Concorso

  • Gli Uomini di questa città non li conosco by Franco Maresco: Fuori Concorso

  • Viva Ingrid! by Alessandro Rossellini: Giornate degli Autori - Venice Days, Special Events

  • The Wait by Piero Messina: Venezia 72

2014
2013
2012
2011
2010
2009
2008
2007
2006
2005
  • All the invisible children by Mehdi Charef, Emir Kusturica, Spike Lee, Katia Lund, Jordan Scott, Ridley Scott, Stefano Veneruso, John Woo: Out of Competition

  • Aria by Claudio Noce: Short: out of Competition

  • BEFORE IT HAD A NAME by Giada Colagrande: Venice Days: Special Screening

  • LA CAMERA CHIARA by Antonello Matarazzo: Shorts

  • CRAJ - DOMANI by Davide Marengo: Venice Days: special event; Premio Lino Micciché del CSC

  • Don't tell by Cristina Comencini: In Competition; Coppa Volpi: Best Actress (Giovanna Mezzogiorno); Premio Arca Cinema Giovani

  • ELIO PETRI. NOTES ON A FILMMAKER by Federico Bacci, Stefano Leone, Nicola Guarneri: Giornate degli Autori; Premio Francesco Pasinetti (SNGCI)

  • Fire at my Heart by Lamberto Lambertini: Regione del Veneto Award. Cinema e Cultura del Dialogo

  • GABRIELLE by Patrice Chéreau: In Competition: Special Jury Prize to (Isabelle Huppert)

  • Kill Gil by Gil Rossellini: Orizons: Special Event

  • Mary by Abel Ferrara: Special Jury Prize; Signis Prize

  • Mater Natura by Massimo Andrei: Critics' Week: Gan-Public Prize; Fedic Prize; Isvema Prize

  • MUSIKANTEN by Franco Battiato: Orizons

  • PERSONA NON GRATA by Krzysztof Zanussi: In Competition

  • REGULAR LOVERS by Philippe Garrel: Silver Lion for Best Director, Osella for Best Technical Contribution (William Lubtchansky)

  • The Second Wedding Night by Pupi Avati: In Competition

  • Texas by Fausto Paravidino: Orizons; Premio Francesco Pasinetti (SNGCI)

  • THE DAYS OF ABANDONMENT by Roberto Faenza: In Competition

  • THE FINE ART OF LOVE by John Irvin: Out of Competition

  • The Passion of Joshua the Jew by Pasquale Scimeca: Venice Days; Premio Cict Unesco Prix Enrico Fulchignoni

2004
2003
2002
2001
2000