The 12 new projects have been selected for the sixth edition of Biennale College – Cinema 2017/18, submitted by teams composed of directors and producers who will take part in the first 10-day workshop to be held in Venice from October 7th to 16th 2017. Nove projects are coming from the Biennale College – Cinema – International, while the other three are from the new Biennale College Cinema – Italia. The International Call was launched on May 2nd, the Italian one on March 7th.
Biennale College is an innovative and complex experience that engages every department of the Biennale di Venezia.
Biennale College – Cinema is the project that promotes new talents in cinema by offering them the opportunity to work closely with master filmmakers in the production of micro-budget films. 3 of these 12 projects will receive support in the amount of 150,000 Euro to produce a maximum of 3 feature-length films (debut or second film), one of which must be Italian, to be presented at the 75th Venice International Film Festival in 2018.
The 12 projects were announced during the press conference held on 3rd September, on the Lido di Venezia (Palazzo del Casinò), at the 74th Venice International Film Festival (30 August – 9 September 2017), directed by Alberto Barbera and organized by the Biennale di Venezia chaired by Paolo Baratta.