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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. Each user can only apply for one accreditation. Requests which have simultaneously been sent to different accreditation offices will not be considered.
  • 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.
  • Frequently asked questions: see the page, FAQ > Accreditation

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), the circulation and the area of distribution;
  • 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

The accreditation is reserved to specialized websites (cinema/entertainment).
Social networks will not be taken into consideration.

 

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 (or link) of the videotape recordings of tv programs made during the previous Festival, if this has not already been sent. Links of recent tv shows in case of new request

The pass for technical operators is free of charge and does not give access to screenings.

 

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. We do not accept freelancers;
  • a copy of the photographic documentation made during the previous Festival or copy of three recent published photos stating the photographer’s activity;

The Photo pass is free of charge and does not give access to screenings. It cannot be issued if in possession of a press badge or other pass. The procedure for the official appointments (photo call and red carpet) will be communicated when the accreditation is confirmed.

 

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
foreignpress@labiennale.org
Fax +39 041 5218815

Or via regular mail at the following address:

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

Please note that the deadline is August 23, 2020.

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 (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.

Registration fees:
60 euros - requests until 23rd August
70 euros - requests from 24th August

Please note that the accreditation badge, can be paid exclusively with traceable payment systems, such as credit and debit card, also for the purchase at the Accreditation Desk.

Pre-payment will allow a priority line at the Accreditation Desk.
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.

In the event of cancellation, the payment of the badge cannot be refunded. In case of loss or theft, the duplication of the badge will be made upon presentation of a notification of the police department and a new payment.

Note on embargo
Reviews of films can be published only when the first official public screening of each film has begun.

Industry Gold, Trade and Professional accreditation 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 La Biennale di Venezia.

Early Bird deadline: Tuesday 30th June, 2020
Full fee deadline: Friday 31st July, 2020
Late fee deadline: Saturday 29th August, 2020

Starting from August 30th the On Site fee will be applied, with payment at the Accreditation Desk.

Online payment is highly recommended in order to book in advance the VR screenings at Isola del Lazzaretto through your accreditation code and to be constantly updated on the services offered by your accreditation.

Please note that the accreditation badge, digital entry, can be paid exclusively with traceable payment systems, such as credit and debit card, also for the purchase at the Accreditation Desk.

 

(A) INDUSTRY GOLD ACCREDITATION

EARLY BIRD FEE: € 300
Request by 30th June
Online payment by 9th July

FULL FEE: € 350
Request by 31st July
Online payment by 10th August

LATE FEE: € 400
Request from 1st August
Online payment by 29th August

Starting from 30th August the On Site fee of € 450 will be applied, with payment at the Accreditation Desk.

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;
• The possibility to purchase the services offered by the Venice Production Bridge;
• Exclusive access to the VPB Market Screenings;
• Exclusive access to the Digital Video Library, consisting of films from the festival selection and Venice Production Bridge titles;
• Access to the Industry Gold Club reserved to producers, buyers and sales agents (Gold only);
• 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;
• Access to the reserved areas and functions of the Venice Production Bridge website;
• Company listing in the online Industry Guide for registered users who have paid their accreditation by 28th August;
• Access to the online Industry Guide;
• Access to the online Digital Video Library Catalogue;
• The possibility to book one-to-one meetings;
• Complete program of the Venice Production Bridge 2020;
• Wi-Fi and Internet access.

The following categories can apply for accreditation:
Acquisition (Distribution/Theatrical Exhibitor/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 77th Festival.

The 77th Venice International Film 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 ( 30th June, 2020) and paid for this in advance online, it will be possible to receive a 60% refund. Your cancellation must be received by 31st July 2020 and the Administrative Office of La Biennale di Venezia will deal with the refund. For accreditation requests received after 30th June and cancellations received after 31st July, the purchase of the accreditation cannot be refunded.

Locations and Services of the Venice Production Bridge
On the occasion of the upcoming 77th edition of the Venice International Film Festival (2nd - 12th September, 2020), the Venice Production Bridge will operate at the Excelsior Hotel, at Isola del Lazzaretto Vecchio and at the Des Bains Hotel offering: Meetings, Exhibition Areas, Digital Video Library, Industry Business Centre and Industry Gold Club.

Screening rooms will be available for the VPB Market Screenings that will be organized to the exclusive access of all the Industry Gold and Trade participants. The Digital Video Library will be available for viewing of films on the Festival Scope Pro platform (pro.festivalscope.com) with a personal password given to all Industry Gold and Trade pass holders.

Industry Gold and Trade pass holders can submit to the VPB Market Screenings their films produced after 1st January 2019 no later than 7th August 2020. They can submit to the Digital Video Library their films produced after 8th September 2019 no later than 12th August 2020.

Exclusively for Industry Gold and Trade pass holders, it is also possible to purchase Venice Production Bridge promotional services such as: the organization of round tables and conferences; the purchase of trailer slots in monitors of the Industry Gold Club and in the Exhibition Areas; the distribution of information brochures within the Industry bags; the purchase of advertising pages in the VPB Programme; spaces and banners in the Exhibition Areas.

Discover the services of the Venice Production Bridge
Purchase the Venice Production Bridge services using your accreditation code

 

(B) INDUSTRY TRADE ACCREDITATION

EARLY BIRD FEE: € 250
Request by 30th June
Online payment by 9th July

FULL FEE: € 280
Request by 31st July
Online payment by 10th August

LATE FEE: € 330
Request from 1st August
Online payment by 29th August

Starting from 30th August the On Site fee of € 350 will be applied, with payment at the Accreditation Desk.

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 (limited availability);
• The possibility to purchase the services offered by the Venice Production Bridge;
• 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;
• Access to the reserved areas and functions of the Venice Production Bridge website;
• Company listing in the online Industry Guide for registered users who have paid their accreditation by 28th August;
• Access to the online Industry Guide;
• Access to the online Digital Video Library Catalogue;
• The possibility to book one-to-one meetings;
• Complete program of the Venice Production Bridge 2020;
• 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)

* 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 is valid for the entire duration of the 77th Festival.

The 77th Venice International Film 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 (30th June 2020) and paid for this in advance online, it will be possible to receive a 60% refund. Your cancellation must be received before 31st July 2020 and the Administrative Office of La Biennale di Venezia will deal with the refund. For accreditation requests received after 30th June and cancellations received after 31st July 2020 the purchase of the accreditation cannot be refunded.

Locations and Services of the Venice Production Bridge
On the occasion of the upcoming 77th edition of the Venice International Film Festival (2nd - 12th September 2020), the Venice Production Bridge will operate at the Excelsior Hotel, at Isola del Lazzaretto Vecchio and at the Des Bains Hotel offering: Meetings, Exhibition Areas, Digital Video Library and Industry Business Centre.

Screening rooms will be available for the VPB Market Screenings that will be organized to the exclusive access of all the Industry Gold and Trade participants. The Digital Video Library will be available for viewing films on the Festival Scope Pro platform (pro.festivalscope.com) with a personal password given to all Industry Gold and Trade pass holders.

Industry Gold and Trade pass holders can submit to the VPB Market Screenings their films produced after 1st January 2019 no later than 7th August 2020. They can submit to the Digital Video Library their films produced after 8th September 2019 no later than 12th August 2020.

Exclusively for Industry Gold and Trade pass holders, it is also possible to purchase Venice Production Bridge promotional services such as: the organization of round tables and conferences; the purchase of trailer slots in monitors of the Industry Gold Club and in the Exhibition Areas; the distribution of information brochures within the Industry bags; the purchase of advertising pages in the VPB Programme; spaces and banners in the Exhibition Areas.

Discover the services of the Venice Production Bridge
Purchase the Venice Production Bridge services using your accreditation code

 

(C) INDUSTRY PROFESSIONAL ACCREDITATION

EARLY BIRD FEE: € 180
Request by 30th June
Online payment by 9th July

FULL FEE: € 230
Request by 31st July
Online payment by 10th August

LATE FEE: € 250
Request from 1st August
Online payment by 29th August

Starting from 30th August the On Site fee of € 300 will be applied, with payment at the Accreditation Desk.

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
• Complete program of the Venice Production Bridge 2020.

The following categories can apply for accreditation:
Actor
Composer
Costume Designer
Director
Director of Photography
Exhibitor
Editor
Production Manager
Set Designer
Screenwriter
Sound Engineer

The accreditation is valid for the entire duration of the 77th Festival.

The 77th Venice International Film Festival 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.

 

INDUSTRY ACCREDITATION APPLICATION
The formal Industry accreditation request needs to include:

• for Industry Trade / Gold accreditation request, the up-to-date documentation of the cinematographic activity of the company *
• for Industry Professional accreditation request, the up-to-date documentation of the film activity of the company or, in case of a single professional from the artistic and technical sector, a CV.

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

ONLINE FORM FOR ALL INDUSTRY ACCREDITATION TYPES

The Accreditation Office will evaluate the requests of all kinds of Industry accreditations. If your application has been successful, you will receive a written communication.

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

The kind of accreditation pass and the number of passes to be issued for each company are at the full discretion of La Biennale di Venezia.

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

No refund is possible in case of non-attendance or cancellation.

Loss or theft of the accreditation badge have to be reported to the local police authority. The badge will only be replaced against renewed payment and within the times of the issuing office.

 

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

The Film Delegation accreditation is exclusively reserved to 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 number of Film Delegation accreditations to be issued for each presented film is at the full discretion of Fondazione La Biennale di Venezia.

Loss or theft of the accreditation badge have to be reported to the local police authority. The badge will be replaced within the times of the issuing office.

Producers, sales agents and distributors with the necessary requirements and formally presented by their production company have the right to request additional Industry accreditations (Gold, Trade or Professional depending on the professional profile) at the corresponding registration fee and with all the privileges and services offered. This accreditation is valid for the entire duration of the Festival.

Full 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
E-mail filmdelegation@labiennale.org

Cinema accreditation is dedicated to those who operate within the film sector under a cultural profile.

EARLY BIRD FEE: € 70
Request by 30th June
Online payment by 9th July

FULL FEE: € 90
Request by 31st July
Online payment by 10th August

LATE FEE: € 100
Request from 1st August

Cinema accreditation can be requested by:
• 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;
• Students of training and professional film schools;
• 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.

Cultural operators and representatives of film clubs and of cultural associations affiliated to national cinema associations, are kindly recommended to refer directly to them in order to request a Cinema accreditation.

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 category.

 

CINEMA ACCREDITATION AND SERVICES OFFERED
Cinema accreditation offers the possibility to view all films of the Festival at the screenings marked as “Tutti gli accrediti/All accreditations” and the access to the Exhibition Areas and to the free access conferences organized by the Venice Production Bridge.

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.

Cinema accreditation also allows you to benefit from accommodation at a special price in the affiliated university residences for the entire duration of the Festival.
For further information please contact Biglietteria Cinema:
Tel. +39 041 2726624
E-mail: biglietteria.cinema@labiennale.org

Online payment is highly recommended in order to be access beforehand to the booking of the VR experiences at Isola del Lazzaretto Vecchio through your accreditation code and to be constantly updated on the services offered by your accreditation.

 

CINEMA ACCREDITATION REQUEST
The online Cinema Accreditation request needs to include:

• contact details the applicant, or whoever will be the contact throughout the accreditation process (first name, second name, address, telephone and e-mail);
• request on letterhead paper including the number of accreditations requested, the names and specific positions of people within the organisation, company or association;
• up-to-date documentation of cinematographic activity;
• request on letterhead paper of the University, signed by the applicant, for University lecturers and researchers.

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

The Registration Office will evaluate all requests and, where accreditation is granted, will send written communication and issue the codes to fill out the relevant online forms. These must be filled out and returned online.

Please note that the accreditation badge, digital entry, can be paid exclusively with traceable payment systems, such as credit and debit card, also for the purchase at the Accreditation Desk.

No refund is possible in case of non-attendance or cancellation.

Loss or theft of the accreditation badge have to be reported to the local police authority. The badge will only be replaced against renewed payment and within the times of the issuing office.

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

ONLINE CINEMA ACCREDITATION REQUEST

 

Contact us:
Registration Office
Tel.+39 041 5218 842
Fax +39 041 5218 774
E-mail accrediti@labiennale.org

Italian and foreign students of any course of study can apply for Cinema accreditation upon presentation of proof of University enrolment for the current Academic Year.

EARLY BIRD FEE: € 70
Request by 30th June
Online payment by 9th July

FULL FEE: € 90
Request by 31st July
Online payment by 10th August

LATE FEE: € 100
Request from 1st August

 

SERVICES OFFERED
Cinema accreditation offers the possibility to view all films of the Festival marked as “Tutti gli accrediti” (All pass holders) and the access to the Exhibition Areas and to the free access conferences organized by the Venice Production Bridge.

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.

Cinema accreditation also allows you to benefit from accommodation at special prices in the affiliated university residences for the entire duration of the Festival.

For further information please contact Cinema Ticket Office.

The accreditation will also allow to access to the booking of the VR experiences at Isola del Lazzaretto Vecchio through your accreditation code and to be constantly updated on the services offered by your accreditation.

Accreditation payment must be done online.

 

ACCREDITATION REQUEST
The following data will be requested in the online accreditation form for university students:
· contact details of the applicant and ID data;
· passport photo in jpg format;
· updated copy of your academic transcript for the current academic year, or copy of the payment receipt of your tuition fees for the current academic year.

The Cinema Ticket Office will evaluate all requests and will send a confirmation email, together with payment information.

Please note that the accreditation badge, digital entry, can be paid exclusively with traceable payment systems online, such as credit and debit card.

No refund is possible in case of non-attendance or cancellation.

Loss or theft of the accreditation badge have to be reported to the local police authority. The badge will only be replaced against renewed payment and within the times of the issuing office.

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

CINEMA ACCREDITATION REQUEST FOR UNIVERSITY STUDENTS

 

Contacts and information on accommodation, transport and student opportunities:
Cinema Ticket Office
Tel. +39 041 2726 624
E-mail biglietteria.cinema@labiennale.org

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