Tuesday 30 August, Campo San Polo Arena, Venice. Pre-inauguration of the 68th Venice International Film Festival in collaboration with the City of Venice – Circuito Cinema Comunale, with the Regional Committee for the Centennial of the Birth of Francesco Pasinetti and Cinecittà Luce, featuring the screening of I piccioni di Venezia (1942) by Francesco Pasinetti restored by Cinecittà Luce and Impardonnables (2011) by André Téchiné
Thursday 1 September, Sala Stucchi at the Hotel Excelsior, at 11:00 a.m. Inaugural conference of Digital Expo entitled Cinema: The Near Future. The event is organized by the Biennale di Venezia in collaboration with ANICA.
Thursday 1 September, Jaeger-LeCoultre. Exclusive party for the project Reverso for Emergency, Jaeger-LeCoultre Helps the Salam Centre, thanks to which, with the support of the stars who will be attending the Venice Film Festival, the Swiss watchmaker will finance ten operations for adult and child cardiac patients at the Salam Centre for Cardiac Surgery, opened by Emergency in Khartoum, Sudan.
Thursday 1 September, Venice, Ca’ Zanardi. at 6:30 p.m. The eyes don’t lie. The truth in 1/125 of a second as seen by Italian cinema, a project by Riccardo Ghilardi on exhibit at Ca' Zanardi in Venice from September 1st through 15th. Catalogue by Drago, edited by Ludovica Damiani and Francesca Lanaro. Introduction to the catalogue by Marco Müller.
Thursday 1 September, Lancia Cafè - Hotel Excelsior, at 5.30 p.m. Press conference for the launch of the special issue of Sette - Corriere della Sera, dedicated to the 68th Venice International Film Festival.
Friday 2 September, Gucci Award for Women in Cinema. The jury composed of Frida Giannini (Creative director of Gucci), Robin Wright (actress), Valeria Golino (actress), James Franco (actor, visual artist, director), and Giulia D’Agnolo Vallan (film journalist, consultant and expert for the selection of films for the 68th Venice Film Festival) will choose the winner among the five nominees: Caroline Champetier (cinematographer, Of Gods and Men), Jessica Chastain (actress, The Tree of Life), Federica Pontremoli (screenwriter, Habemus Papam), Nansun Shi (producer, Detective Dee and the Mystery of the Phantom Flame), Athina Tsangari (director and producer, Attenberg).
Friday 2 September, Hotel Excelsior at 12 noon (by invitation). UK-Italy Creative Industries Award, Best Innovative Budget prize, created in order to promote opportunities for international collaboration between the Italian and British film industries. It aims to recognise the creative and innovative approach to producing and financing quality cinema.
Saturday 3 September, Film is the Theatre ”The Centrality of the Film Theatre in the Entertainment Industry” – meeting organized by ANEC, ANEM, ACEC, FICE.
Saturday 3 September, With the support of Gucci, James Franco presents three installations on the island of the Certosa, Collateral event of the 54th International Art Exhibition of the Biennale. The three installations are Rebel by James Franco, a meditation on film and the iconography of the twentieth century, the experimental film by Nicholas Ray We Can’t Go Home Again, and Sal, the latest film directed by James Franco. The last two films will have their world premiere screening during the 68th Venice International Film Festival.
Sunday 4 September, Digital cinema: an opportunity for change – meeting sponsored by Microcinema.
Sunday 4 September, Sala Grande, Susan Ray and James Franco present the world premiere screening of We Can’t Go Home Again by Nicholas Ray, in the version restored thanks to the the contribution of Gucci by the Nicholas Ray Foundation, in collaboration with the EYE Film Institute Netherlands and the Academy Film Archive of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. It will be followed by a round table discussion with James Franco, Susan Ray, Douglas Gordon, Wim Wenders and Victor Erice.
Sunday 4 September, at the Lancia Cafe, press conference and awards ceremony for the 9th edition of the Kinéo Prize “Diamanti al Cinema”. Four special awards will be introduced this year: MYmovies “Best debut film”, Monrif Group “Artist of the year”, SNCCI “Audience&Critics”, and the “WDG Platinum Award for Friendship among Peoples”. The Rai Trade award for “Best Italian Film in the World” will be awarded to Noi Credevamo by Mario Martone.
Monday 5 September, Spazio Incontri at the Hotel Excelsior. From 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., the conference “Cinema and Territory” will be held as part of the cycle “ANICA incontra” – Digital Expo.
Monday 5 September, from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m., The Evolution of Digital Cinema and the Necessity for Collaboration between Technology, People, and Organization – conference organized by the European Digital Cinema Forum.
Tuesday 6 September, Palazzo del Casinò, 6:00 p.m., as part of the Manfrotto Imagine More Roadshow, Manfrotto presents the short film “Imagine More Manifesto” made by Bill Frakes, with the contribution of the competition Imagine More for photography lovers, organized and launched by the company on Twitter and Facebook. The godmother of the initiative, Violante Placido, will attend.
Wednesday 7 September. Spazio Incontri at the Hotel Excelsior
. From 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., the conference “Cinema: the Challenge of Foreign Markets”
will be held as part of the cycle “ANICA incontra” – Digital Expo.
Wednesday September 7th, Lido of Venice, Spazio Regione del Veneto – Hotel Excelsior, 11 AM: presentation of the programme of the activities organized by the Comitato Regionale for the Celebrations of the centennial of the birth of Francesco Pasinetti (1911-1949). To commemorate Pasinetti, a short video–featuring testimonies by Glauco “Gloco” Pellegrini, Gian Luigi Polidoro, Gino Gorini, Guido Cincotti and Pier Maria Pasinetti, the renowned scholar’s brother- as well as some extracts from documentaries devoted to Venice, will be screened.
Friday 9 September, Palazzo del Casinò. “L’Oréal Paris per il Cinema” Prize created by L’Oréal Paris for young actresses in acknowledgment of their talent, beauty and promising film careers. The five nominees voted online by the public are Nicole Grimaudo, Chiara Francini, Myriam Catania, Martina Codecasa, and Marta Gastini.
Friday 9 September, Ca’ Giustinian, XVII EuroMediterranean Conference on Cinema curated by UNESCO - OCCAM, and entitled: Cinema, Social and New Media for a New Mediterranean Citizenship.
Friday 9 September. Awards ceremony for the Equal Opportunity Prize, instituted by the Department for Equal Opportunity, to the film that best interprets a message of hope or condemnation on the themes of discrimination, intolerance, social or gender inequality. The films from the official selection of the 68th Venice Film Festival will compete for the second edition of the prize.
Friday 9 September, from 3.00 p.m. to 5 p.m., Sala degli Stucchi, 3rd floor of the Hotel Excelsior - Lido. Debate organized by the European Council on the theme of ‘sexual violence on children” with the Deputy Secretary General Maud de Boer Buquicchio, and representatives of the Italian Government, European Parliament members and exponents of civil society.
Friday 9 and Saturday 10 September, Cinecittà Luce, Rai Cinema, Amnesty International, the association Articolo 21, under the patronage of the Mibac – Ministry for the Cultural Heritage and Activities, will present the special section Cinema and human rights, two days of screenings and meetings on the crucial theme of human rights and the dignity of man, and on the abuses perpetrated against man in many, too many geographies of the world.
Saturday 10 September, at 3:00 p.m., round table discussion on Cinema and human rights organized by Cinecittà Luce, Rai Cinema, Amnesty International, the association Articolo 21, under the patronage of the Mibac.