The call, aimed at emerging filmmakers, will remain open until 3 July 2022.
This year reaches its 11th edition (2022 – 2023) Biennale College Cinema, the advanced training laboratory of the Venice Biennale aimed at emerging filmmakers for the development and production of micro-budget feature films, which are presented at the International Art Exhibition Cinematographic.
Overall, since 2012, the laboratory has made 30 feature films with the Biennale grant (for a sum not exceeding 150 thousand euros each), promoting new talents who have established themselves in national and international contexts, following over 2000 applications received from all over the world. world.
The International call for the 11th edition is launched on Tuesday 3 May (until 3 July 2022) on the website www.labiennale.org, in which teams from all over the world can participate, made up of directors in their first or second work, associated with producers who have made at least three audiovisuals, or a fictional feature film, or a documentary, distributed and / or presented at festivals.
Nine micro-budget projects will be selected, invited to participate in a development workshop in October 2022, together with the three projects selected by the Italian call (Biennale College – Cinema Italia) already launched on February 24 and closed on April 13.
The announcement of the projects selected for the October training activity will be held during the 79th Venice Film Festival directed by Alberto Barbera (31 August – 10 September 2022). From that moment on, the two paths planned for this eleventh edition of the College Cinema program, namely BCC-Italia and BCC-International, will continue on the same track, for the selection and presentation of up to four micro-budget feature films at the 80th Venice Film Festival. 2023.
Biennale College Cinema, created by the Venice Biennale, is supported by the Ministry of Culture – Directorate General for Cinema. It makes use of the academic collaboration of Gotham Film & Media Institute (formerly known as IFP) and TorinoFilmLab. Director is Alberto Barbera, Head of Program Savina Neirotti.