• Tuesday 28 August, Arena in Campo San Polo, 8.30 p.m. Pre-inauguration of the 69th Venice International Film Festival in collaboration with the City of Venice - Circuito Cinema Comunale featuring Roma ore 11 (1952), the masterpiece by Giuseppe De Santis, on the occasion of the 60th anniversary of its first screening, in a new copy provided by the National Film Museum Experimental Cinematography Centre, Rome.
• Wednesday 29 August, Giardini della Biennale and Arsenale, 11.00 a.m. Inauguration of the 13th International Architecture Exhibition, directed by David Chipperfield and titled Common Ground, which will be open until 25 November. At the time of the opening of the exhibition to the public, Portuguese architect Álvaro Siza Vieira will receive the Golden Lion for Lifetime Achievement at the Giardini venue.
• Thursday 30 August, Sala Perla, 2.30 p.m. Persol Award Ceremony. Before the screening of the restored version of Heaven’s Gate by Michael Cimino, the American director will be presented with the Persol Award 2012.
Thursday 30 August and 1-2 September, The Miu Miu Women’s Tales. This series of four short films made by famous directors such as Zoe Cassavetes, Lucrecia Martel, Giada Colagrande and Massy Tadjedin, with the participation of distinguished international actors, will be screened in its entirety for the first time within the section Giornate degli Autori. There will be a programme of encounters with protagonists of cinema and culture.
Thursday 30 August, Spazio Luce Cinecittà, Hotel Excelsior, 1.00 p.m. Matteo Garrone will be awarded the Nastro Europeo Bulgari, promoted by the Sindacato Nazionale Giornalisti Cinematografici.
Thursday 30 August, sala Perla 2, 8.00 p.m. Tribute to Simone Massi with the screening of 16 shorts. Tribute to Italian director and illustrator (awarded the 2012 David di Donatello for Best Short Film), author of the new opening sequence of the 69th Venice International Film Festival. 16 short films will be screened: Immemoria (1995, 1'00"), In aprile (1995, 2'00"), Millennio (1995, 2'00"), Racconti (1996, 2'00"), Niente (1996, 2'30"), Keep on! Keepin' on! (1997, 3'00"), Adombra (1999, 11'00"), Pittore, aereo (2001, 4'00"), Tengo la posizione (2001, 4'00"), Piccola mare (2003, 4'00"), Io so chi sono (2004, 3'00"), The memory of dogs (La memoria dei cani 2006, 8'00"), Clouds, hands (Nuvole, mani, 2009, 8'00"), Fare fuoco (2010, 10’), Dell'ammazzare il maiale (2011, 6'00"), Animo resistente (2012, 4’).
Thursday 30 August, Jaeger - Le Coultre. Gala evening A Rose for Emergency: Jaeger- LeCoultre in Aid of the Anabah Maternity Centre, Afghanistan, an exclusive red carpet party and dinner prepared by chefs Filippo La Mantia and Davide Oldani in support of theA rose for Emergency project, organised by the Swiss manufacturer to finance the Anabah Maternity Centre in Afghanistan with the help of the stars due to attend.
Thursday 30 August, Lancia Cafe, 11 p.m. Cine Cocktail. Discussion moderated by the young journalist Claudia Catalli, the actress Isabella Adriani will attend.
• Friday 31 August, Sala Grande, 9.45 p.m. Jaeger leCoultre Glory to the Filmmaker Award Ceremony. American director Spike Lee will be presented with the Glory to the Filmaker Award. Followed by the screening of his documentary Bad 25.
Friday 31 August, Sala incontri Venice Film Market, Hotel Excelsior, 12.00 p.m. Meeting entitled Buying and selling world cinema: new media as next steps in global distribution with Roskino.
Friday 31 August, Sala Grande, 2.00 p.m. Screening of a restored copy of Francesco Rosi’s masterpiece, The Mattei Affair(Il caso Mattei,1972),renewed by the Cineteca di Bologna and promoted by Martin Scorsese’s The Film Foundation with the support of Gucci and the collaboration of the Turin National Film Museum. Followed by Award ceremony for the presentation of the Golden Lion for Lifetime Achievement to Francesco Rosi.
Friday 31 August, Gucci Award for Women in Cinema. The jury, presided over by Frida Giannini (Gucci Creative Director) with Zoë Saldana (actress), Paolo Sorrentino (director and scriptwriter), Mary Schmidt Campbell (Director of the New York University Tisch School of Arts) and Giulia D’Agnolo Vallan (film journalist, consultant and selector of the 69th edition of the Film Festival) will choose the winner from the five nominees: Colleen Atwood (costume designer, Snow White and the Huntsman), Nadine Labaki (director, Where do you go now?), Brit Marling actress, Another Earth), Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy (director, Saving Face), Thelma Schoonmaker (editor, Hugo).
Friday 31 August, Sala Perla 2, 3.00 p.m. Screening of the documentary Mare Chiuso by Andrea Segre and Stefano Liberti, the debate, Lost at sea, the human tragedy of Mediterranean, on refugees and asylum organised by the Council of Europe will follow. Deputy Secretary-General Maud de Boer Buquicchio, members of the Italian Government and European Parliament and civil society representatives will attend, at the presence of two survivals of a tragic shipwreck.
Friday 31 August, Sala Incontri Venice Film Market, Hotel Excelsior, 3.00 p.m. The new challenges between Europe and Asia.Partecipants: Nina Lath Gupta (NFDC), Jennifer Jao (Tapei Film Commission), Nicole Mackey (Fortissimo Films).
• Saturday 1 September, Spazio Incontri Venice Film Market, Hotel Excelsior, 10.00 a.m. Schermi di Qualità presents the meeting: Virtuous distribution of Italian and European quality films.
Saturday 1 September, Museo Correr, 10.00 a.m. Presentation of the research “Il brand di moda sul grande schermo” followed by the press conference of the exhibition Trame di moda. Donne e stili alla Mostra del Cinema di Venezia (The Charm of Fashion. Women and styles at the Venice Film Festiva”). 6.00 p.m. Opening of the exhibition at Palazzo Mocenigo, Venice. On show are spectacular clothing, period footage, unpublished documents specially prepared for the occasion.
Saturday 1 September, Spazio Incontri Venice Film Market, Hotel Excelsior, 12.00 p.m. Meeting arranged by FICE entitled Presentazione degli incontri del Cinema d’Essai di Mantova (9-11 ottobre 2012).
Saturday 1 September, Sala di Proiezione Stampa Venice Film Market, Hotel Excelsior, 12.00 p.m. Screening of Miami II Ibiza by Miguel Delgado e Jon Jacobs. Arranged by Everness.
Saturday 1 September, Palazzo Benzon, Canal Grande, 1.00 p.m. The Fellini Foundation for Cinema, Sion (Switzerland) and his president prof. Stéphane Marti present Fellini : Otto e mezzo. Colour still photographs of Paul Ronald/ Archivio Storico del Cinema,/AFE, Roma and documents of the Fellini Foundation’s Collection.
Saturday 1 September, Spazio Incontri Venice Film Market, Hotel Excelsior, 3.00 p.m. Convention entitled The private fundings. Participants: Hervé de Rocquigny (Banque Neuflize obc), Patrick Quinet (Artemis Productions), Chiara Telarucci (PCH Media).
Saturday 1 September, Sala di Proiezione Stampa Venice Film Market, Hotel Excelsior 6.00 p.m. Screening of Io sono libera, docufilm by Alessandro Trigona. Arranged by Musiké.
• Sunday 2 September, Sala Incontri Venice Film Market, Hotel Excelsior, 10.00 p.m. Meeting entitledCo-production and distribution between Europe and the new Arab cinema world. Participants Valerio Caruso (Euromed), Roman Paul (Razor Film Produktion), Amr Waked (Zad Communication & Production).
Sunday 2 September. Sala Pasinetti, 11.00 a.m. Gianni Amelio will be presented with the Premio Bianchi, promoted by the Italian Film Journalists Union in consultation with the Festival organisers. The ceremony will be followed by a screening of Colpire al cuore. At 1.30 p.m. in the Spazio Luce Cinecittà, Sala Tropicana, Hotel Excelsior, there will be a meeting with Gianni Amelio.
Sunday 2 September. Spazio Incontri Venice Film Market, Hotel Excelsior, 11.30 a.m. Conference sponsored by Microcinema entitled After the Digital, Let’s Talk About Cinema.Roberto Bassano, Managing Director of Microcinema, will open the conference. The discussion will be moderated by Silvana Molino, General Director of Microcinema, and will feature speakers Nicola Borrelli (MiBAC Direzione Cinema), Lionello Cerri (ANEC), Luigi Lonigro (ANICA), Silvio Maselli (Italian Film Commissions) and Massimo Zanello (Regione Lombardia).
Sunday 2 September, Sala Incontri Venice Film Market, Hotel Excelsior, 1.30 p.m. Meeting entitledCo-producing US indipendents films. Participants Christophe Mazodier (Polaris Films Production & Finance), Aleine Monzier (Europe Distribution), Joana Vicente (IEP).
Sunday 2 September, Sala Pasinetti, 2.30 p.m. YourFilmFestival Award Ceremony. YouTube and Emirates in partnership with Scott Free Productions and the Venice Film Festival will announce the grand prize winner of the YourFilmFestival competition. The ten finalist shorts will be screened: Joey Ciccoline and Sean Wilson, 88:88 (USA), Damien Power, Bat Eyes (Australia), Fernando Grostein Andrade and Fernanda, Fernandes, Cine Rincao (Brazil), Kevin Slack, The Drought (USA), Diego Pino Zamora, El General (Bolivia),David Victori Blaya, The Guilt (Spain)
Bernardo Nascimento, North Atlantic (United Kingdom), Niam Itani, Super.Full. (Lebanon), Adrian Powers, Scruples (Australia), Ramy El-Gabry, This Time (Egypt).
Sunday 2 September, Sala di Proiezione Stampa Venice Film Market, Hotel Excelsior, 2.30 p.m. Screening of Ladro di Santi by Stefania Grassi and Stefano Calcaterra. Arranged by Leone Production.
Sunday 2 September, Sala Incontri Venice Film Market, Hotel Excelsior, 3.00 p.m. Meeting entitled Il futuro del Corto d’Autore: finanziamenti, distribuzione, circuitazione arranged by Paolo Micalizzi, FEDICinema.
Sunday 2 September, Lancia Cafe, 3 p.m. Cine Cocktail. Discussion moderated by the young journalist Claudia Catalli. The actress Donatella Finocchiaro and the directors Matteo Botrugno e Daniele Coluccini will attend the event.
• Monday 3 September, Spazio Fondazione Ente dello Spettacolo, Sala Tropicana 1, Hotel Excelsior, 11.00 a.m. A meeting and homage arranged by FEdS, Interfilm and the Roberto Sbaffi Protestant Cinema Association in honour of the cinema of Theo Angelopoulos, who died tragically in January 2012 leaving uncompleted L’altro mare, a film dedicated to the financial crisis and Greek and European debt. The event will be attended by Walter Ruggle, the Director of the Trigon-film Foundation, a friend of Angelopoulos and the distributor of his films in Switzerland.
Monday 3 September, Lancia Cafe. Press conference (1.30 p.m.) and award ceremony (9.30 p.m.) of the 10th edition of the Premio Kinéo Diamanti per il cinema. Also presented during this event will be the special RAI Italian Radio and Television Corporation Commercial Division awards for the best TV film and the best animation (Cartoons on the Bay in Venice), the MyMovies award for the best first work and the SNCCI Italian Film Critics Union Public and Review award (the latter to Gianni Amelio’s Il primo uomo). The special RAI Italian Radio and Television Corporation Commercial Division award for the best Italian best Italian-language film of the year has been given to Cesare deve morire, byPaolo and Vittorio Taviani.
Monday 3 September, Sala degli Stucchi, Hotel Excelsior, 2.30 p.m. Conference on European Strategies for the Film Industry promoted by the Film Industry Directorate-General of the Italian Ministry of Culture and organised by ANICA, the Italian Film Industry Association, and ANEC, the Italian Cinema Operators Association, in collaboration with the Venice Biennale.
Monday 3 September, Spazio Fondazione Ente dello Spettacolo, Sala Tropicana 1, Hotel Excelsior, 5.00 p.m. FedS and Bayer present a round table conference on Cinema and Society with respect to Social Responsibility. The Various Views. Discussing the question will be Ettore Pasculli (film director); Vicki Piria (GP3 driver); Carlo Panzeri (Director of the IRIS TV channel); Antonio Catania (actor); Daniele Rosa (Communication Director, Bayer Group); and Roberto Contri (Director of the Lombardy Region Film Commission). Moderator: Laura Delli Colli (President of the SNCCI Italian Film Journalists Union). The discussion will be followed by screenings of the films made by the winners of the 2nd i-Father Shorts Competition.
• Tuesday 4 September, Spazio Incontri Venice Film Market, Hotel Excelsior, 11 a.m. In the cycle of the ANICA incontraevents, theItalian Ministry of Economic Development, the Italian Foreign Trade Institute, ANICA and the Venice Biennale present Italian Cinema abroad.
Tuesday 4 September, Spazio Fondazione Ente dello Spettacolo, Sala Tropicana 1, Hotel Excelsior, 11.30 a.m. FedS presents the Premio Robert Bresson 2012. This prestigious award, in agreement with the Pontifical Councils for Culture and Social Communications, will be presented to the Patriarch of Venice, His Eminence Monsignor Francesco Moraglia.
Tuesday 4 September, Spazio Fondazione Ente dello Spettacolo, Sala Tropicana 1, Hotel Excelsior, 2.30 p.m.
Screening of Asfalto rosso,
directed by Ettore Pasculli: a film belonging to the Bayer social project for safe driving and responsible drinking.
Tuesday 4 September, Sala Tropicana 2, Hotel Excelsior, 2.30 p.m. L’intervallo by Leonardo di Costanzo will be presented with UK – ITALY Creative Industries Award – Collateral Award Best Innovative Budget. The award ceremony will be hosted by Vic Annells, HM Consul General and Director General for Trade & Investment, in the presence of Luca Peyrano, Head of Continental Europe, Primary Markets at Borsa Italiana.
Tuesday 4 September, Press Conference Room (Casinò), 3.00 p.m. “Micro-budget filmmaking: the future of cinema?”
, international panel moderated by Peter Cowie
and attended by Richard Corliss
(chief film reviewer for the weekly magazine “Time”, New York), Mick LaSalle
(chief film reviewer for the “San Francisco Chronicle”), Savina Neirotti
(Head of Programme Biennale College-Cinema and TorinoFilmLab), and Mark Peranson
(editor of Cinema Scope magazine).
Tuesday 4 September, Sala Incontri Venice Film Festival, Hotel Excelsior, 3.00 p.m. Two part meeting: Italy, the best choice. A market meeting dedicated to producers and filmmakers wanting to shoot in Italy.
Tuesday 4 September, Spazio Fondazione Ente dello Spettacolo, Sala Tropicana 1, Hotel Excelsior, 5.30 p.m. Conference on Tax Credit and Tax Shelter: the banks meet the producers. Cristiana Capotondi is among the participants.
• Wednesday 5 September, Hotel Excelsior, Spazio Incontri Venice Film Market, 11.30 a.m. ANECpresents a seminar on Investments and access to credit for cinema operators.
Wednesday 5 September, Sala Incontri Venice Film Festival, Hotel Excelsior, 3.00 p.m. Meeting entitled: Dal 35mm al Digitale: l’ora dello switch-off by Media Salles, in collaboration with Open Sky.
Wednesday 5 September, Palazzo del Cinema, Sala Pasinetti, 3.00 p.m. Masterclass: cinema restoration in the digital age. Participating in the discussion will be David Strohmaier, supervising producer of the project and Michael Wilder, Senior Engineer and Digital Technical Consultant of Image Trends. Screening of the Cinerama film South Seas Adventure: Thursday 6 September, 4.30 p.m., Sala Perla, Friday 7 September 9 a.m. Sala Volpi, Sunday 8 September 9 a.m. Sala Perla.
Wednesday 5 September, Hotel Excelsior, 5.00 p.m.. A presentation, promoted by the Veneto Region, of Black Out, the film by Manuel Zarpellon and Giorgia Lorenzato on the dramatic theme of group violence, made using a team of very young writers and actors between 16 and 17 years of age. Inspired by various true stories, it began as a social project on the part of a group of young people and their passion transformed it into a long professional film that artists and professionals from the worlds of music and cinema became involved in, particularly Antonella Ruggiero, Dolcenera, Marco Testoni, Edoardo De Angelis, Tweedle and Helikonia.
Wednesday 5 September, Spazio Fondazione Ente dello Spettacolo, Sala Tropicana 1, Hotel Excelsior, 5.00 p.m. FEdS presents the book entitled POPfilmART, edited by Stefano Della Casa and Dario Edoardo Viganò and published by Edizioni Sabinæ.
• Thursday 6 September, Sala degli Stucchi, Hotel Excelsior, 10.30 a.m. In the ANICA incontra cycle, conference on Banche & Cinema 2012: strategie, sinergie e percorsi innovativi,presentated by ANICA, the Italian Banking Association and the Venice Biennale.
Thursday 6 September, Sala delle Colonne, Cà Giustinian, 11.00 a.m. Presentation of E la vita continua, on the theme of the donation of organs and transplants, produced by Girolamo Sirchia, Nicola Liguori and Tommaso Ranchino. The short film, directed by Pino Quartullo, features a cast that includes Ricky Tognazzi, Francesco Pannofino, Emanuela Rossi, Pietro De Silva, Andrea Dianetti, Ludovico Fremont, Cesare Bocci and Laura Lattuada. This initiative is supported by the Fondazione Trapianti di Milano and the Associazione Culturale Meltin’ Pot. It will be followed by a screening of last year’s short film Rosso Vivo, directed by Annamaria Liguori. The film, which featured the participation of many actors including Lorenzo Balducci, Fabio Troiano, Pino Quartullo and Marco Iannone, intends to promote blood donation, which is always a problem especially in big cities.
Thursday 6 September, Spazio Regione del Veneto - Venezia Lido, 1.30 p.m. The Veneto Region, Industry Office and Giornalisti specializzati Associati GSA present Il potere al cinema, the new book addressing the major issues faced by Venetian film-making and dedicated to Tonino Guerra. Participating in the event will be: Carlo Sancisi, President of Fondazione Tonino Guerra, the editors, the authors, the publisher. Refreshments will be offered by Gelateria Il Corsaro Nero, Grosseto, wines and sparkling wines offered by the restaurant "Il Mestolo", Siena.
Thursday 6 September, Spazio Incontri Venice Film Market, Hotel Excelsior, 3 p.m. In the ANICA incontra cycle, operational workshop on Nuove opportunità di accesso al credito, in collaboration with ANICA and the Venice Biennale.
Thursday 6 September, Sala Perla, 2 p.m., and Friday 7 September, 2.30 p.m. Screening of the Short Feature Films short-listed for the Orizzonti selection
Thursday 6 September, RedCarpet Lounge, Lungomare Marconi, 6.00 p.m.. Apéritif/cocktail party organized by Fondazione SARDEGNA FILM COMMISSION
• Friday 7 September, Sala Incontri Venice Film Festival, Hotel Excelsior, 11. a.m. Meeting entitled 8th Digital Cinema Forum- Talks on Media Accessibility in the Digital Era: Making Cinema, Television, and Media Accessible- from Idea to Reality
Friday 7 September, Palazzo del Casinò, 12.00 a.m.. Presentation of the L’Oréal Paris Film Award, instituted by L’Oréal Paris for young actresses in recognition of talent, beauty and a brilliant film season. The winner will be voted by the public on line from candidates Giulia Bevilacqua, Tea Falco, Sarah Felberbaum, Francesca Inaudi and Alessandra Mastronardi.
Friday 7 September, Ca’ Giustinian. XVIII Conferenza Euromediterranea sul cinema organised by UNESCO and OCCAM.
Friday 7 September, Spazio Luce Cinecittà, 2.30 p.m. “Le frontiere del 3D - le nuove tecnologie nella cultura e nei media”. Meeting promoted by the European Commission.
Friday 7 September, Spazio Luce Cinecittà, 3.30 p.m. The Sindacato Nazionale Giornalisti Cinematografici will announce the winners of the 2012 Francesco Pasinetti Awards
Friday 7 September, Sala degli Stucchi, Hotel Excelsior, 5.00 p.m. AGISCUOLA presents the Leoncino d'Oro and UNICEF Film Recommendation awards.
• Saturday 8 September, 11.00 a.m. Ceremony for the presentation of the following awards: SIGNIS Award, La Navicella Venezia Cinema Award from the “Rivista del Cinematografo”, the first edition of the Premio Civitas Vitae to a director, actor or actress that has been able to convey an image of a long-lived person that do not comply with the usual conventions in the European Year for Active Ageing and Solidarity between Generations; this award is promoted by the OIC charitable organisation; in the jury, among others are the writer Antonia Arslan and Giuseppe De Rita of Censis, the Italian Census Agency.
Saturday 8 September, screening of the award winning films. 8.30 p.m., screening of L’homme qui rit, Palabiennale, followed by the screening of one of the award-winning films, 10.45 p.m., Sala Grande, screening of one of the award-winning films, 9.00 p.m., Sala Darsena, screening of one of the award-winning films, 9.30 p.m., Sala Perla, screening of one of the award-winning films.