01 Jul 2017

Venice | Biennale College - Cinema International

Open call for the Biennale College –Cinema International, a workshop for advanced training, research and experimentation which will select up to 12 teams from around the world (upcoming film directors and producers) to develop and produce up to 3 micro-budget feature-length films.

The Biennale College – Cinema, now in its 6th edition (2017-2018), enriches the Venice International Film Festival with a workshop for advanced training, research and experimentation open to up to 12 teams of upcoming directors and producers from around the world. The goal is to develop and produce up to 3 micro-budget feature-length films (at a cost of less than 150,000 euro each), to be presented at the Venice Film Festival.

Biennale College is a strategic programme that also involves the Dance, Music and Theatre Departments of the Biennale di Venezia, and seeks to promote young talents by offering them the opportunity to work side by side with the masters to develop "creations".

The Call for the Biennale College – Cinema International is open to teams composed of directors making their first or second film, associated with producers who have made at least three audio-visual subjects, or one feature-length fiction film, or a documentary, distributed and/or presented at Film Festivals.

Nine micro-budget projects will be selected and invited to participate in a development workshop, to be held between October 7th and 16th 2017 in Venice, together with the three projects selected from the new Italian call (Biennale College – Cinema Italia).

Of these twelve projects, three (including one from the Italian section) will be selected to receive a supporting grant from the Biennale that will cover the production costs (which must not exceed 150,000 euro).

Deadline for applications: 1 July 2017