La Biennale di Venezia

77th Venice Film Festival

La Biennale di Venezia

where:Venice (Italy)
when:September 2nd - 12th, 2020
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:* Biennale: June 12th, 2020
* Giornate degli Autori: June 19th, 2020
* Critics' Week: July 1st, 2020
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 17th 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 35th 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. In addition to this, seven films in competition are eligible for the “Venice Critics’ Week Audience Award” consisting of 5.000 Euro.

Important: as in Cannes, each event is autonomous and teherefore submission to Biennale, Critics Week and Giornate degli Autori must be done separately.

2021
2020
  • #19 Nightwalk by Malgorzata Skumowksa: Giornate degli Autori - Miu Miu Womens' Tales

  • #20 In My Room by Mati Diop: Giornate degli Autori - Miu Miu Womens' Tales

  • 200 Meters by Ameen Nayfeh: Giornate degli Autori - Official Selection - BNL People's Choice Award

  • 50 - Santarcangelo Festival by Michele Mellara, Alessandro Rossi: Giornate degli Autori - Notti Veneziane

  • Accamòra (Right Now) by Emanuela Muzzupappa: Settimana della Critica - SIC@SIC

  • Adam by Pietro Pinto: Settimana della Critica - SIC@SIC

  • Agalma by Doriana Monaco: Giornate degli Autori - Notti Veneziane

  • Assandira by Salvatore Mereu: Out of Competition

  • Being My Mom by Jasmine Trinca: Orizzonti

  • The Book of Vision by Carlo S. Hintermann: Settimana della Critica - Special event – Opening film

  • Conference by Ivan I. Tverdovskij: Giornate degli Autori - Official Selection

  • Il Dubbio. Episode 1 by Matteo Lonardi: Biennale College Cinema – Virtual Reality

  • The Eagles of Carthage by Adriano Valerio: Settimana della Critica - Special event – Opening short film

  • Est by Antonio Pisu: Giornate degli Autori - Notti Veneziane

  • Extraliscio-Punk da balera by Elisabetta Sgarbi: Giornate degli Autori - Special Events

  • Finis terrae by Tommaso Frangini: Settimana della Critica - SIC@SIC

  • Fiori, fiori, fiori! by Luca Guadagnino: Out of Competition

  • The Flies by Edgardo Pistone: Settimana della Critica - SIC@SIC - Best Director

  • Gas station by Olga Torrico: Settimana della Critica - SIC@SIC - Best Artistic Contribution

  • Guerra e pace by Massimo D'Anolfi, Martina Parenti: Orizzonti

  • In This Moment by Serena Vittorini: Giornate degli Autori - Notti Veneziane

  • iSola by Elisa Fuksas: Giornate degli Autori - Notti Veneziane

  • J’ador by Simone Bozzelli: Settimana della Critica - SIC@SIC - Best Short Film

  • James by Andrea Della Monica: Giornate degli Autori - Notti Veneziane

  • Lasciami andare by Stefano Mordini: Out of Competition - Closing Film

  • The Macaluso Sisters by Emma Dante: Venezia 77 - Francesco Pasinetti Award for Best Film, Best Actresses, Lizzani Award

  • Miss Marx by Susanna Nicchiarelli: Venezia 77 - FEDIC Award, Soundtrack Stars Award

  • Molecole by Andrea Segre: Pre-Opening

  • The New Gospel by Milo Rau: Giornate degli Autori - Special Events

  • Nilde Iotti, il tempo delle donne by Peter Marcias: Giornate degli Autori - Notti Veneziane

  • Notturno by Gianfranco Rosi: Venezia 77 - ARCA CinemaGiovani Award for Best Italian Film

  • Nowhere Special by Uberto Pasolini: Orizzonti

  • Om Devi: Sheroes Revolution by Claudio Casale: Venice VR Expancded

  • Omelia Contadina by Alice Rohrwacher, JR: Out of Competition

  • Padrenostro by Claudio Noce: Venezia 77 - Coppa Volpi for Best Actor (Pierfrancesco Favino)

  • Paolo Conte, Via con me by Giorgio Verdelli: Out of Competition

  • The Predators by Pietro Castellitto: Orizzonti - Award for Best Screenplay

  • Una Promessa by Gianluca De Serio, Massimiliano De Serio: Giornate degli Autori - Official Selection

  • Romantic Guide to Lost Places by Giorgia Farina: Giornate degli Autori - Special Events

  • The Rossellinis by Alessandro Rossellini: Settimana della Critica - Special event – Closing film

  • Salvatore - Shoemaker of Dreams by Luca Guadagnino: Out of Competition

  • Samp by Flavia Mastrella, Antonio Rezza: Giornate degli Autori - Special Events

  • by Luca Ferri: Orizzonti

  • Sogni al campo by Magda Guidi, Mara Cerri: Orizzonti

  • Solitaire by Edoardo Natoli: Giornate degli Autori - Notti Veneziane

  • Thou Shalt Not Hate by Mauro Mancini: Settimana della Critica - Francesco Pasinetti Award for Best Actor (Alessandro Gassmann)

  • The Ties by Daniele Luchetti: Out of Competition - Opening Film

  • The Truth about “La Dolce Vita" by Giuseppe Pedersoli: Out of Competition

  • Vajont by Iolanda Di Bonaventura: Biennale College Cinema – Virtual Reality

  • Where The Leaves Fall by Xin Alessandro Zheng: Settimana della Critica - SIC@SIC

  • Zombie by Giorgio Diritti: Settimana della Critica - Special event – Closing short film

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  • 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

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