Magazine article Screen International

Four Biennale College Titles Progress to Production

Magazine article Screen International

Four Biennale College Titles Progress to Production

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Biennale College - Cinema, the Venice International Film Festival's emerging filmmakers initiative, has selected four 2015/16 projects to move into the production phase of the programme.

The four teams will receive $160,000 (euro150,000) to produce their projects, and will premiere them at the 2016 Venice International Film Festival (Aug 30 - Sept 10).

Now in it's fourth year, the Biennale College program aims to nurture new international filmmakers by helping them to develop micro-budget films through workshops and industry mentors.

The four teams were chosen from the 12 projects that participated in the first round of workshops earlier this year.

Traditionally, only three films are chosen, but this year Alessandro Aronadio's Orecchie (Ears) has been added as a one-time exception due to the project's quality and interest.

The second and final round in the program includes two more workshops held on Dec 3 - 6, 2015 and Jan 10 - 14, 2016. …

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