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Biennale Cinema 2018

ACCREDITATION

ACCREDITATION CATEGORIES

  • The Venice International Film Festival offers all those working in the cinematographic sector the possibility of requesting accreditation according to their specific field of employment.
  • Accreditation will be granted according to the respective regulations and is subject to available seats.
  • Participation in the Venice Film Festival involves full acceptance of its regulations.
  • Any violation of these will result in the immediate withdrawal of the accreditation badge.

 

REGULATIONS AND ONLINE PRE-PAYMENT OF THE ACCREDITATION BADGE

Accreditation passes for press, radio-television, photographers, press attaches, will be reserved to media professionals provided the application forms satisfy the accreditation requirements. In detail:

 

print press

  • a letter on official headed paper signed by the editor-in-chief of the publication sending the journalist to cover the Festival; the letter must specify the frequency of the publication (daily, etc), and the circulation;
  • a copy of articles written for the previous Festival (if they have not already been sent) or three recent articles written by the journalist for a new application.

 

online press

  • a letter on official headed paper signed by the editor-in-chief of the publication sending the journalist to cover the Festival; the frequency with which web pages are updated and average number of daily hits per site must be specified;
  • a copy of articles written for the previous Festival (if they have not already been sent) or three recent articles written by the journalist for a new application.

 

radio television

  • a letter on official headed paper signed by the editor-in-chief of the network sending the journalist to cover the Festival; details must be provided on the type of programme (periodicity, scheduling, name of the programme) audience, and broadcasting area; names and functions of the members of the journalistic team;
  • a copy of the videotape recordings of tv programmes made during the previous Festival, if this has not already been sent.

 

photographers

  • a letter on official headed paper signed by the director of the photographic agency or by the editor-in-chief of the publication which is sending the photographer to cover the Festival;
  • a copy of the photographic documentation made during the previous Festival or copy of three recent photos stating the photographer’s activity.

 

press attaches

  • a letter on official headed paper signed by the head of the production or distribution company  specifying the title of the film/films (and related Festival section) represented by the press agent.

 

All requested material must be sent to:

Michela Lazzarin
La Biennale di Venezia
Mostra Internazionale d’Arte Cinematografica
Press Office – Foreign Press Accreditation
Ca’ Giustinian 1364/A
30124 Venice
Italy

or by e-mail at the following address:
foreignpress@labiennale.org

Fax +39 041 5218815

 

The Press Office reserves the right to approve applications as we see fit. Please note that the deadline is July 28, 2018.

We cannot guarantee that applications that arrive at our office after that date will be accepted.

Only applications for accreditation with the necessary documentation will be considered.

Requests which have simultaneously been sent to other registration offices asking for other typologies of accreditation (Press, Industry or Professional), will not be taken into consideration.

Badges are issued at the full discretion of La Biennale di Venezia, taking into account the regulations for registration and the limited number of available seats.

 

The code for access to the accreditation form online will be sent when the accreditation is accepted.

The press badge will be delivered upon payment of a fee.

A Press Pass allows access to screenings as marked day-by-day in the programme.

The Pass is valid for the whole duration of the Festival.

Accreditation to the Venice Production Bridge is reserved exclusively to film industry professionals and those working within the artistic or technical activities of the audio-visual sector.

All requests for accreditation must include specific and up to date documentation concerning the professional activity. Accreditation passes are issued at the full discretion of the Fondazione La Biennale di Venezia.

THE VENICE PRODUCTION BRIDGE PROVIDES THREE KINDS OF ACCREDITATION:

Industry Gold, Industry Trade, and Industry Professional.

Early Bird deadline: Wednesday  4th July, 2018

 

(A)    Industry Gold Accreditation

Registration: 350 Euro

Early bird registration (until 4th July 2018) *: 290 Euro

* to benefit from the early bird fee and the Company listing in the Industry Guide you must make the online payment until and no later than Friday  10th August 2018

 

The accreditation gives the following benefits:

  • First priority admission to Press & Industry screenings of the festival;
  • The possibility to see all selected films of the festival;
  • The possibility to request tickets for public screenings that have no priority access for pass holders;
  • Exclusive access to the VPB Market Screenings;
  • Exclusive access, , to the Digital Video Library, consisting of films from the festival selection and VPB titles;
  • Access to the Industry Club, reserved to producers, buyers and sales agents (ONLY GOLD);
  • Access to the Industry Business Centre and the Exhibition Area;
  • Access to conferences, networking sessions  and other  activities organized by the Venice Production Bridge such as Final Cut in Venice, the Venice Gap-Financing Market and the Book Adaptation Rights Market;
  •  Official catalogue of the Festival;
  •  Industry Guide;
  • Company listing in the Industry Guide;
  • Access to the Online Industry Guide;
  • Access to the online Digital Video Library Catalogue;
  •  Complete program of the Venice Production Bridge 2018;
  •  Wi-Fi and Internet access.

 

The following categories can apply for accreditation:

Acquisition (Distribution/ Television)
Production Company
Sales
Film Commission*
Film Fund*

* Industry Gold accreditation will only be granted to the persons who are in charge of acquisition, production, sales and are fully employed by the registered companies and to the Film Commission’s and Film Fund’s Head of Department.

The accreditation is valid for the entire duration of the festival.

 

In occasion of the Venice Production Bridge some screening rooms will be available to the exclusive access of the VPB Market Screenings for all Industry Trade / Gold pass holders.

All producers and sales agents are welcomed to send to the office their titles before 3rd August, 2018.

The Festival screening schedule will be published on the website by mid-August and in the program manual, which you will receive upon arrival with your accreditation pass.

If for any reason you should be unable to attend, but have requested your accreditation before the deadline ( 4th July, 2018) and paid for this in advance online, it will be possible to receive a 60 % refund. Your cancellation must be received before  10th August 2018 and the Administrative Office of the Fondazione La Biennale di Venezia will deal with the refund.

Accreditation requests received after 4th July or cancellations received after  10th August cannot be refunded.

 

Locations and Services

On the occasion of the upcoming 75th edition of the Venice Film Festival (29th August – 8th September, 2018), the Venice Production Bridge will be located at the Excelsior Hotel with: The Exhibition AreaDigital Video LibraryIndustry Business Centre, and Industry Club.

Furthermore, VPB Market Screenings will be organized to the exclusive access of all the Industry Trade/Gold participants.

All production companies and world sales agents accredited through the festival may submit titles to the VPB Market Screenings (produced after 1st January, 2018) and to the Digital Video Library (produced after 11th September, 2017); all Industry Trade / Gold pass holders can access the Digital Video Library to view the titles from the festival selection and submitted through the Venice Production Bridge, purchase an exhibition stall in the Exhibition Area (in case that this  service is acquired, Industry Trade / Gold accreditation will be issued at the reduced price of € 240 Gold / € 170 Trade); organize a conference, round table to present projects or the activities of their company; display promotional material at the Exhibition Area; purchase signposting spaces, buy slots for trailers shown  on TV  screens laid in the Exhibtion Area or place brochure, gadgets, flyers or notebooks into the Industry bags handed to all Industry participants and buy advertising pages in the Industry Guide and in the online DVL Catalogue.
Venice Production Bridge

 

(B)   Industry Trade Accreditation

Early Bird deadline: Wednesday 4th July, 2018

Registration:  280 Euro

Early bird registration (until 4th July, 2018)*:  230 Euro

* to benefit from the early bird fee and the Company listing in the Industry Guide you must make the online payment until and no later than Friday  10th August, 2018

 

The accreditation gives the following benefits:

  • Second priority admission to Press & Industry screenings of the festival;
  • The possibility to see all selected films of the festival;
  • The possibility to request tickets for public screenings that have no priority access for pass holders;
  • Exclusive access to the VPB Market Screenings;
  • Exclusive access, to the Digital Video Library, consisting of films from the festival selection  and  Industry Office titles;
  • Access to the Industry Business Centre and the Exhibition Area;
  • Access to conferences, networking sessions and other activities organized by the Venice Production Bridge;
  • Official Catalogue of the festival;
  • Industry Guide;
  • Company listing in the Industry Guide;
  • Access to the Online Industry Guide;
  • Access to the online Digital Video Library Catalogue;
  • Complete program of the Venice Production Bridge 2018;
  • Wi-Fi and Internet access.

 

The following categories can apply for accreditation:​

Film Festival
Film Commission 
Film Financing 
Film Fund
Law Firm 
Marketing/Publicity
Publisher (Print/Digital/Music) 
Talent Agency
Technical Industry (Services/OrganizationTechnicians) 
Theatrical Exhibitor
Training
Video (production)

The accreditation is valid for the entire duration of the festival.

The Festival screening schedule will be published on the website by mid-August and in the program manual, which you will  receive upon arrival with your accreditation pass.

If for any reason you should be unable to attend, but have requested your accreditation before the deadline (4th July, 2018) and paid for this in advance online, it will be possible to receive a 60% refund. Your cancellation must be received before 3rd August 2018 and the Administrative Office of the Fondazione la Biennale di Venezia will deal with the refund.

 

Locations and Service​

On the occasion of the next 75th edition of the Venice Film Festival (29th  August - 8th September, 2018), the Venice Production Bridge will be located at the Excelsior Hotel with the Exhibition AreaDigital Video LibraryIndustry Business Centre, and Industry Club.

Furthermore, VPB Market Screenings will be organized to the exclusive access of all Industry Trade / Gold participants.

All production companies and world sales agents accredited through the festival may submit titles to the VPB Market Screenings (produced after 1st January, 2018) and to the Digital Video Library (produced after 11th September, 2017); all Industry Trade / Gold pass holders can access the Digital Video Library to view the titles from the festival selection and submitted through the Venice Production Bridge, purchase an exhibition stall in the Exhibition Area (in case that this  service is acquired, Industry Trade/Gold accreditation will be issued at the reduced price of € 240 Gold / € 170 Trade) organize a conference, round table to present projects or the activities of their company; display promotional material in the Exhibition Area ; purchase signposting spaces, buy slots for trailers shown on TV screens laid in the Exhibition Area or place brochure, gadgets, flyers or notebooks into the Industry bags handed to all Industry participants; and buy advertising pages in the Industry Guide and in the online DVL Catalogue.​
Venice Production Bridge

 

(C)    Industry Professional Accreditation

Early Bird deadline: Wednesday 4th July 2018

Registration 220 Euro

Early bird Registration (until 4th July  2018)*  170 Euro

* to benefit from the early bird fee you must make the online payment until and no later than Friday  10th   August 2018

 

The accreditation gives the following benefits:

  • Third priority admission to Press & Industry screenings of the festival;
  • The possibility to see all selected films of the festival;
  • Access to the Exhibition Area;
  • Access to conferences organized by the Venice Production Bridge
  • Whole program of the Venice Production Bridge 2018.

 

The following categories can apply for accreditation:

Actor 
Composer
Costume Designer 
Director
Director of Photography 
Exhibitor
Editor
Production Designer 
Screenwriter
Sound Engineer 
Theatrical Exhibitor

The accreditation is valid for the entire duration of the festival.

The screening schedule will be published on the website from mid-August and in the program guide, which you will receive upon arrival with your accreditation pass.

 

APPLICATIONS

It is necessary to send the request until and no later than Wednesday 4th July, 2018. This also needs to include:

· Industry Trade / Gold accreditation request with up-to-date documentation of cinematographic activity of the company *

· Industry Professional accreditation request with up-to-date documentation of the film activity of the company or a CV in case of a single professional from the artistic and technical sector.

Fill in the online form

 

* Law Firms must send in attachment a letter by the cinematographic company attesting that the firm represents the legal activities of the cinematographic company.

 

The Accreditation Office will evaluate all requests. If your application has been successful, you will receive a communication.

The company data of all Industry Trade / Gold participants who made the online payment until and no later than Friday 10th August 2018, will be published in the Industry Guide.

 

Accreditation passes are strictly personal and must to be collected in person from the Industry Accreditation desk, presenting the same ID as used in the accreditation form as well as a copy of the registration confirmation.

Only requests respecting this registration method, and with the necessary documentation, will be taken into consideration.

The kind of accreditation pass and the numbers to be issued are at the full discretion of the Fondazione La Biennale di Venezia.

 

Contact us:
Registration Office
Tel. +39 041 5218848
Fax +39 041 5218800
E-mail registration@labiennale.org

This category is exclusively reserved for individuals involved with the films shown within the Official Selection of the Festival and in the programmes of the Settimana Internazionale della Critica and the Giornate degli Autori.

The Film Delegation accreditation is valid for the entire duration of the Festival. This accreditation is a service offered by the Fondazione La Biennale di Venezia, guaranteeing the best possible stay in Venice to its guests. The accreditation holds the same privileges as the Industry Professional accreditation and gives access to the Exhibition Area, the possibility to see all selected films and third priority admission to the Press & Industry Screenings.

The registration office can reserve up to 20 Film Delegation accreditations for each presented film.

Producers, sales agents and distributors with the necessary requirements and presented formally by their production company have the right to request Industry Gold accreditation at the minimum registration price and with all the privileges and services offered. This accreditation is valid for the entire duration of the Festival.

All information concerning the programme, projection and screening times of the Festival will be available on the official website from mid - August, as well as in the official programme which will be handed out with the accreditation badge.

Starting from 1st August the main representative of each production company of the films selected for the Festival will receive all necessary information concerning the accreditation procedure.

 

Contact us:
Registration Office
filmdelegation@labiennale.org

Cinema accreditation is exclusively reserved to those who operate within the film sector under a cultural profile:

  • University lecturers or researchers involved in teaching or researching subjects related to film;
  • Teachers of public schools teaching film studies, whose request  must be accompanied by up-to-date documentation of the subjects taught and by a letter from the head teacher;
  • University students, attending courses in the theory and history of film at Italian or foreign universities, presented by their teacher;
  • Main representatives of major national film associations;
  • Head of or close collaborators of cultural associations producing detailed evidence of their film activity;
  • Heads of publishing companies with specific editorial interest in the field of cinema;
  • Heads of Italian and foreign cultural institutions;
  • Heads of public and local cultural administration. 

 

Requests which do not fit into the above categories will not be considered.

All requests must be accompanied by detailed and up-to-date documentation indicating the applicant’s specific relation to film.

Requests which have simultaneously been sent to other accreditation offices asking for other categories of accreditation (Press, Industry), will not be considered.

 

CINEMA ACCREDITATION and its advantages

Cinema accreditation can only be requested by those working within a cultural field concerned with film and fitting one of the categories listed in the official regulations.

 

Registration fee: 80 Euro

Early bird fee just for cinema student: 40 Euro

The request must be made by and not later than 31st May and the payment by and no later than 30th June 2018 

 

Early bird fee for all the other categories: 70 Euro

The request must be made by and not later than  11th July and the payment by and no later than 3rd August 2018 

 

The accreditation gives access to the screenings of the Festival according to a strict procedure, offering the possibility to view all the films of the official selection.

The screening schedule will be available on the website from mid-August and in the official programme which will be handed out with the accreditation badge.

The accreditation will be valid for the entire duration of the Festival.

 

REQUEST

The formal Cinema accreditation request needs to include:

• request on letterhead paper;

• number of accreditations requested, complete with names and specific positions of these people within the organisation, company or association;

• full home address of the applicant (first name, second name, address, telephone and e-mail), or whoever will be the contact throughout the accreditation process;

• up-to-date documentation of cinematographic activity;

• for University lecturers and researchers: request on the University letterhead paper, specifying the department and title of the film course being taught, or enclosing up-to-date documentation of research interests;

• concerning individual students: request on letterhead paper from the University department, signed by the lecturer of the film course.

 

We remind you that the request has to be accompanied by the appropriate documentation as outlined by the online procedures.

 

Where accreditation is granted, the registration office will issue the relevant forms. These must be filled out and returned online.

Badges are issued at the full discretion of Fondazione La Biennale di Venezia. 

 

ONLINE REQUEST

 

Contact us:
Registration Office
Tel. +39 041 5218842
Fax +39 041 5218774
E-mail accrediti@labiennale.org

Further to the interest that the Biennale di Venezia shows for the participation of the young in all of its artistic sections, the Venice International Film Festival will receive requests for accreditation from University students from Italy and from abroad offering a badge valid for 11 days at the cost of 40 Euro until 31 May. The payment is due by 30 June. Price for requests as of 1 June: 80 euro.

The accreditation for University students may be requested by Italian and foreigner students of any faculty.

The accreditation will be valid for the 11-day duration of the Festival (29th August to 8th Sept.) and will allow access to some 200 screenings reserved for accredited visitors and including films in the official line-up (selected screenings as long as seats are available).

The accreditation for University students also allows to have:

  • a discounted price on the Venice Film Festival's catalogue
  • discounted prices for tickets of the 16th International Architecture Exhibition (Giardini and Arsenale, 26 May – 25 November 2018)

 

ONLINE REQUEST

 

Contact us:
Ticket Office
biglietteria.cinema@labiennale.org
Tel. +39 041 2726624

The Venice International Film Festival gives all the people under 26 and over 60 years old the possibility to buy a Promotional card that gives access, according to seat availability, to all the screenings scheduled for Cinema Pass holders.

The card may be purchased until 30 June at the concessionary fee of € 80 instead of € 150 and is valid for the entire duration of the Venice Film Festival. Payment must be made within 30th June

Under 26 / Over 60 (for 11 days): early bird fee € 80

The titles of screened movies shall be announced at the end of July and the schedule of screenings will be available on the website www.labiennale.org from the beginning of August.
The official programme will be handed out with the accreditation badge.

 

BUY ONLINE

Contact us:
biglietteria.cinema@labiennale.org
Tel. +39 041 5218828
Fax +39 041 5218732
 

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