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A film from Final Cut in Venice wins at the Berlin Film Festival
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A film from Final Cut in Venice wins at the Berlin Film Festival

Talking About Trees by Suhaib Gasmelbari wins the Best Documentary Award.

The awarded film

Talking About Trees by Suhaib Gasmelbari (France/ Sudan/ Germany/ Chad/ Qatar) - that took part in the Final Cut in Venice workshop organized by the Biennale alongside the Venice International Film Festival 2018 - has won the Best Documentary Award (Glasshütte Original - Documentary Award) and the Panorama Audience Award for Documentary Film at the Berlin Film Festival 2019 which ended yesterday.

It is the second time that a documentary supported by Final cut in Venice won  the Best Documentary Award in Berlin. The first was  Istiyad Ashbah (Ghost Hunting) by Raed Andoni (France, Palestine, Switzerland, Qatar) in 2017.

In addition to the winning film, another title selected for Berlin 2019 came from the Final Cut in Venice 2018 workshop: Mother, I Am Suffocating. This Is My Last Film About You by Lemohang Jeremiah Mosese (Lesotho) – Forum.

Final Cut in Venice

Final Cut in Venice is a project that since 2013 has supported the post-production of films from African countries and from Jordan, Iraq, Lebanon, Palestine and Syria, as part of the Venice Production Bridge of the Venice International Film Festival. directed by Alberto Barbera and organized by the Venice Biennale chaired by Paolo Baratta.

Final Cut in Venice consists of a three-day work session in which up to 6 films selected as working copies will be presented to producers, buyers, distributors and film festival programmers. There will be opportunities for networking, meetings and gatherings during which the directors and producers can meet the participants in the workshop. The workshop will end with awards in kind or in cash, the purpose of which is to provide economic support for the films in the post-production phase.

Next edition will run from 31 August to 2 September 2019. Rules on the website www.labiennale.org.

For further information: finalcut@labiennale.org.


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