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Biennale College Cinema 2023-24: the 4 final projects selected

The projects are from Ghana, Italy, Ukraine, Hungary and USA, and will now move on to the production phase.

The pre-production workshop begins on January 10th.
Open from January 18th (through April 15th) the Italian call for applications for the 13th edition of Biennale College – Cinema.
The 12 projects of the 8th Biennale College Cinema – Immersive to be presented on January 18th at Ca’ Giustinian, Venice.

The final projects

The selection has been completed for the four projects, from Ghana, Hungary, Italy, Ukraine and USA, that will move on to the production phase for the feature-length films of the 12th edition (2023 – 2024) of the Biennale College – Cinema. After the screenwriting workshop that ended on December 7th 2023, from today Wednesday January 10th the pre-production workshop begins and will end on January 16th. The Italian call for applications for the 13th edition of Biennale College – Cinema will open from  January 18th  (through April 15th).

The four teams, consisting of a director and a producer, are as follows:

· Honeymoon – director Zhanna Ozirna (Ukraine) | producer Dmytro Sukhanov (Ukraine) – debut film

· January 2  – director Zsófia Szilágyi (Hungary) | producer Dóra Csernátony (Hungary) – sophomore film

· My Birthday / Il mio compleanno – director Christian Filippi (Italy) | producer Leonardo Baraldi (Italy) – debut film

· The Fisherman – director Zoey Martinson (USA) | producer Kofi Owusu Afriyie (Ghana) – debut film

After the conclusion of the pre-production, the actual production of the four micro-budget feature-length films now begins, with a € 200,000 grant each from La Biennale. The four films will be presented at the 81th Venice International Film Festival of La Biennale di Venezia 2024.

Biennale College Cinema

Biennale College Cinema, organized by La Biennale di Venezia, is supported by the Ministry of Culture – General Directorate Cinema. The main sponsor of the initiative is Vivendi. Biennale College Cinema relies on the academic collaboration of the Gotham Film & Media Institute and the TorinoFilmLab. The educational activities are made possible by the Creative Europe – Media programme.
The Director is Alberto Barbera, Head of Programme is Savina Neirotti.

Biennale College Cinema – Immersive

The activities of the Biennale College Cinema Immersive, now in its 8th edition (2023-2024), continue with the participation of the 12 selected projects in the international workshop which will begin in Venice on Thursday January 11th, and will end Thursday January 18th with a presentation at Ca’ Giustinian, Venice.

The 12 selected projects are:

Dear Mother
Dir: Andreea CojoCaru (Romania) | Prod: Jay Silvas (USA)

Earths to Come
Dir: Rose Bond (USA) | Prod: Melanie Coombs (Australia)

Echos of Ash Valley
Dir: Shu Zhu (Canada) | Prod: Sultan Pirzhan (USA)

Eporia The Mountain Mermaid
Dir: KirstinLee Grey Erasmus (South Africa) | Prod: Xabiso Vili (South Africa)

First Virtual Suit
Dir: Kazuki Yuhara (Japan) | Prod: Yuta Naito (Japan)

Gossips Chronicles
Dir: Corinne Mazzoli (Italy) | Prod: Marta Bianchi (Italy)

Kitchen of Memories
Dir: Mattia Casalegno (Italy) | Prod: Tony Mayes (USA)

Library of Dreams
Dir: Jane Rzheznikova (Russia) | Prod: Alina Mikhaleva Savelyeva (Ukraine)

Dir: Er Wu (China) | Prod: Riccardo Peng (China)

Mons Venus
Dir: Paula Orlando (Argentina) | Prod: Rocío Pichirili (Argentina)

Proprioceptive Memory
Dir: Ben Andrews (Australia) | Prod: Emma Roberts (Australia)

Unscrolling the Truth
Dir: Joanna Murzyn (Poland) | Prod: Miłosz Dzienio (Poland)