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12 projects have been selected for the second edition of Biennale College – Cinema; each team - composed of directors and producers - will take part in the first 10-day workshop held in Venice in October 2013.
Biennale College – Cinema is the brainchild of Biennale di Venezia, in partnership with Gucci, aimed at promoting new talents and offering them the opportunity to work closely with well-known professionals in order to make micro-budget films. Up to 3 of these 12 projects will receive support for 150,000.00 Euro in order to make 3 feature-length works (first or second work) which will be presented at the 71st Venice International Film Festival.
The 12 projects selected for this first phase of Biennale College – Cinema are:
- A place in the Future, Ritesh Batra (director) India, Seher Latif (producer) India
- Blood Cells, Joseph Bull (director) UK, Luke Seomore (director) UK, Samm Haillay (producer) UK
- H., Rania Attieh (director) Lebanon, Daniel Garcia (director) USA, Shruti Rya Ganguli (producer) India
- La Barracuda, Jason Cortlund (director) USA, Julia Halperin (director) USA, David Hartstein (producer) USA
- Nancy, Christina Choe (director) USA, Gerry Kim (producer) USA
- Peacock Lamenting, Sanjeewa Pushpakumara (diretor) Sri Lanka, Antonin Dedet (producer) France
- River of exploding durians, Edmund Yeo (director) Malaysia, Ming Jin Woo (producer) Malaysia
- Short Skin, Duccio Chiarini (director) Italy, Babak Jalali (producer) Irak / UK
- The Strike, Adam Breier (director) Hungary, Akos Schneider (producer) Hungary
- Unless, Matteo Servente (director) Italy, Ryan Watt (producer) USA
- Winter, Aamir Bashir (director) India, Alan McAlex (producer) India
Up to 3 teams, after the first workshop, will be invited to participate in other two workshops in Venice – to be held in December 2013 and January 2014. Afterwards the micro-budget production will start; each of the 3 feature-length audio-visual works (first or second work) will receive a support amounting to 150,000.00 Euro. They will be presented at the 71st Venice International Film Festival in 2014.
Watch the trailers here