‘Biennale College – Cinema’, the higher education workshop of La Biennale di Venezia, is now open

May 4, 2021

‘Biennale College – Cinema’ is the higher education workshop of La Biennale di Venezia, created for emerging filmmakers to develop and produce microbudget feature-length films that will be presented at the Venice International Film Festival.

Overall, since 2012, the workshop has awarded the Biennale grants to produce 24 feature-length films (costing no more than 150k each), promoting new talents that have established their names nationally and internationally and were selected from over two thousand applicants from all around the world.

The international call of the 10th edition has been launched on their website, inviting the participation of teams from around the world, composed of directors making their debut or sophomore films, associated with producers who have made at least three audio visual works, or a feature-length fiction film, or a documentary, distributed and/or presented at festivals.

Nine microbudget projects will be invited to participate in a development workshop from 2-11 October 2022, along with the three projects selected from the Italian call (Biennale College – Cinema Italia) which was launched earlier this year, on 5 February and closed on 7 April.

The announcement of the twelve projects selected for the educational workshop in October will be made during the 78th Venice International Film Festival 2021 directed by Alberto Barbera (1 – 11 September 2021). After that, the two separate sections of the tenth edition of the College Cinema programme, BCC-Italia and BCC-International, will move along the same track, leading to the selection and presentation of up to four microbudget feature-length films at the 79th Venice International Film Festival 2022.

The complete official text and application for the ‘Biennale College – Cinema’ is available on the website.

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