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Final Cut in Venice

74. Mostra Internazionale d’Arte Cinematografica

5th edition

september 3 to 5


Final Cut in Venice 2017


The Venice Production Bridge will organize the 5th edition of its workshop programme, Final Cut in Venice, which will take place from September 3th to 5th in collaboration with Laser Film, Mactari Mixing Auditorium, Titra Film, Sub-Ti Ltd, Sub-Ti ACCESS Srl, Rai Cinema, El Gouna Film Festival, Festival International du Film d’Amiens, Festival International de Films de Fribourg, MAD Solutions, Eye on Films, and Institut Français.

The Festival’s purpose is to provide concrete assistance in the completion of films from Africa and from Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon, Palestine and Syria; and to offer producers and directors an opportunity to present films still in the production phase to international film professionals and distributors in order to facilitate post-production and promote co-production partnerships and market access.

The workshop consists of 3 days of activities, in which the working copies of the six selected films are screened to producers, buyers, distributors and film festival programmers. Networking, encounters and meetings will allow directors and producers to interact directly with the workshop participants.

The 6 selected projects are:



1 - “A Kasha” by hajooj kuka (Sudan, South Africa, Qatar)

2 -  “Joint Possession” by Leila Kilani (Morocco, France, Qatar, UAE)

3 - “Our Madness” by João Viana (Mozambique, France, Portugal, Qatar)

4 – “The Harvesters” by  Etienne Kallos (South Africa, France, Greece, Poland)


5- “Freedom Fields” by Naziha Arebi (Libya, UK)

6- “Dream Away” by Marouan Omara and Johanna Domke (Egypt, Germany, Qatar)


The workshop will be concluded with the awarding of prizes, in kind or in cash, for the financial support of the films in their post-production phase:

This year the Biennale will give a prize of € 5,000 for the best film in post-production. The prize will be attributed by a jury composed of three members named by the Festival Director, while the other prizes will be awarded by final and irrevocable decision of the Festival Director, in conjunction with the project partners, the heads of the institutions, and the service companies providing the awarded prizes.

·  € 15,000 for the color correction of a feature-length film, offered by Laser Film (Rome) for up to 50 hours of work (technician included);

· up to € 15,000 offered by Mactari Mixing Auditorium (Paris) for the sound mixing of a feature-length film (up to 12 days of work, sound re-recording mixer not included);

·  up to € 5,000 for the production of a DCP master, French or English subtitles (translation not included), i-Tunes, Google or Netflix files + a discount of € 5,000 for digital color correction (technician not included) offered by Titra Film (Paris); 

·  up to € 7,000 for the production of the DCP master and Italian or English subtitles, offered by Sub-Ti Ltd. (London);

·  up to € 7,000 for the accessible contents of the film for audiences with sensory disabilities: subtitles for the deaf and hearing impaired and audio description for the blind and visually impaired, with audio subtitles, in Italian or English, offered by SUB-TI ACCESS Srl (Turin). The SDH file and the audio described soundtrack for DCP will be provided;

·  € 5,000 for the purchase of  two-year broadcasting rights by Rai Cinema;

.  $ 5,000 awarded to one of the Arab projects, offered by the El Gouna Film Festival;

·  A 35mm print (without subtitles) or the participation in the production costs of a DCP (€ 2,000), offered by the Festival International du Film d’Amiens;

·  A 35mm print (without subtitles) or the participation in the production costs of a DCP (€ 2,000), offered by the Festival International de Films de Fribourg;

·  Marketing, publicity and distribution in the Arab World for one Arab project, offered by MAD Solutions (except for projects already attached to MAD Solutions);

.  One of the selected films will  have the possibility to benefit from the Eye on Films label, that will present the film to distributors and festivals affiliated to EoF and will contribute to the communication of the film for a value of € 2,000 during its world premiere in an A-category festival.

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