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Awards of the seventh edition of Final Cut in Venice
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Awards of the seventh edition of Final Cut in Venice

The workshop took place from 31 August to 2 September as part of the 76th Venice International Film Festival.

Final Cut in Venice

Final Cut in Venice is a workshop to support films in post-production from Africa, Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon, Palestine and Syria.
For the third year, La Biennale di Venezia gives a cash award of € 5,000 to support the best film in post-production.


The Jury of La Biennale di Venezia Prize, composed of Frédérique Rouault (Playtime), Vincenzo Bugno (World Cinema Fund - Berlinale) e Paolo Minuto (Cineclub Internazionale), has awarded the film:

EN ROUTE POUR LE MILLIARD by Dieudo Hamadi (Democratic Republic of Congo)
Producers: Hélène Ballis, Quentin Laurent

 “For the continued progression of the director, taking into consideration both the human intensity contained in this epic narrative and his artistic and creative potential.”


The Jury of the Supporters of the 7th edition of Final Cut in Venice have decided to give their support to the following films in post-production:

MICA, by Ismaël Ferroukhi (Morocco)
Producer: Lamia Chraibi

Has been supported by:

  • Studio L’Equipe is giving € 15,000 to be chosen for either 10 days of mixing studio and sound deliveries (sound mixer not included), or 5 days of DCP grading, including conformation, rendering and master DCP (colourist not included).
  • Titra Film is giving up to € 5,000 for colour-grading; up to € 3,000 for the production of a DCP master, i-Tunes, Google or Netflix files; up to € 2,000 for French or English subtitles (translation not included).
  • El Gouna Film Festival is giving $ 5,000 and an invitation to participate in the industry platform CineGouna;
  • MAD Solutions is offering marketing, publicity and distribution in the Arab World;
  • Eye on Films is giving 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 € 2,500 during its world premiere in an A-category festival.
  • Festival International de Films de Fribourg is offering its participation in the production costs of a DCP (€ 2,500).


MAKONGO, by Elvis Sabin Ngaibino (Central African Republic)
Producer: Daniele Incalcaterra

Has been supported by:

  • Laser Film is giving € 15,000 for the colour correction of a feature-length film for up to 50 hours of work (technician included);
  • Mactari Mixing Auditorium (Paris) is giving up to € 15,000 for the sound mixing of a feature length film (up to 12 days of work, sound re-recording mixer not included);
  • Cinémathèque Afrique of the Institut Français is offering the Prize “Coup de cœur de la Cinémathèque Afrique”, consisting in the acquisition of the non commercial and non exclusive broadcasting rights for 7 years with a value of € 4,000 – 6,000 depending on the genre, length and available territories of the film.


NARDJES, ALGER, MARS 2019, by Karim Aïnouz (Algeria)
Producers: Marie-Pierre Macia and Richard Djoudi

Has been supported by:

  • Sub-Ti Ltd. is offering up to € 7,000 for the production of the DCP master and Italian or English subtitles;
  • Sub-Ti Access Srl is offering 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. The SDH file and the audio described soundtrack for DCP will be provided;
  • Rai Cinema is giving € 5,000 for the purchase of two-year broadcasting rights;
  • Festival International du Film d’Amiens is offering its participation in the production costs of a DCP (€ 2,500).