Programme

August 29th

  • 11:00 ANICA PRESENTS – Focus on China “Best shooting places in China”
    Hotel Excelsior, Italian Pavilion (Sala Tropicana)
    Panel
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    Access: -
    11.00 a.m. - 1.00 p.m.

    Organized by Xinhuanet Europe

    Hosted by ANICA

  • 16:00 VR Happy Hour
    Area Relax (VR Island)
    Event
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    Access: By invitation only
    4.00 p.m. - 5.30 p.m.

    With the kind support of UniFrance  & Orange XR Grant

  • 17:00 VPB Market Screening - ANICA - Focus on China - "WO DE YING XIONG"
    Palazzo del Cinema / Sala Pasinetti
    VPB Market screening
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    Access: Gold and Trade accreditations only
    5.00 p.m. - 7.00 p.m.

    VPB Market Screening: "Wo De Ying Xiong" / "Life Punch" by FAN Haolun

    Xi an Hua Song Film  Culture Media Co., Ltd.

     

  • 18:30 Venice Gap-Financing Market and Book Adaptation Rights Market Welcome Cocktail
    Hotel Des Bains - VPB Cocktail Area
    Event
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    Access: By invitation only
    6.30 p.m. - 8.30 p.m.

    Hosted by La Biennale di Venezia

August 30th

  • 09:00 VPB Market Screening - "MAGARI"
    Palazzo del Cinema / Sala Pasinetti
    VPB Market screening
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    Access: Gold and Trade accreditations only
    9.00 a.m - 11.00 a.m.

    VPB Market Screening: "Magari" / "If Only" by Ginevra Elkann

    RAI COM

  • 09:00 LUX FILM PRIZE of the EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT
    Cinema Astra, Sala Astra 2
    VPB Market screening
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    Access: By invitation only
    9.00 a.m. - 11.00 a.m. Kicks off its European journey from Venice: discover the film of the 3 films in Competition

    VPB Market Screening: "Cold Case Hammarskjöld" by Mads Brügge

     Lux Film Prize –  European Parliament

     

     

  • 09:30 Venice Production Bridge - Venice Gap-Financing Market
    Hotel Excelsior, VGFM Area
    VPB 1to1 meetings
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    Access: Gold and Trade accreditations only
    August 30 - September 1, 9.30 a.m. – 6.30 p.m.

    51 selected European and international projects will search for financing and co-producers through one-to-one meetings.

  • 09:30 Venice Production Bridge - Book Adaptation Rights Market
    Hotel Excelsior, BARM Area
    VPB 1to1 meetings
    +
    Access: Gold and Trade accreditations only
    August 30 - September 1, 9.30 a.m. – 6.30 p.m

    25 invited European and international editors and literary agencies will propose rights to movie adaptations of their works through one-to-one meetings.

  • 09:30 VPB Market Screening - "BLACK GARDEN"
    Palazzo del Casinò / Sala Casinò
    VPB Market screening
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    Access: Gold and Trade accreditations only
    9.30 a.m - 11.15 a.m

    VPB Market Screening: "Black Garden" by Shaun Wilson

    Bakers Road Entertainment

  • 10:00 Venice Production Bridge: presentation of the 12 VR Immersive Panel Story Projects of the Venice Gap-Financing Market
    Spazio Incontri (VR Island)
    Panel
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    Access: Open to all industry accreditations
    10.00 a.m. - 1.00 p.m.

     

    Moderators: Liz Rosenthal (Programmer, Venice VR and CEO / Founder, Power to the Pixel), Michel Reilhac (Programmer, Venice VR and Head of Studies, Biennale College Cinema and College Cinema – VR)

    10:00 – 10:45 VR projects presentation

    11:00 -12:00  Panel: "Learning from experience: 3 case studies on Gloomy Eyes, VR-I, Pagan Peak VR" 

    Panelists: Antoine Cayrol (Producer, Atlas V), Gilles Jobin (VR-I), Ioulia Isserlis (Director, Pagan Peak VR)

    12:15 – 13:00 VR projects presentation

    Hosted by the Venice Production Bridge
     

  • 10:30 ANICA - Focus on China - Dialogue between Film Professionals from China and Italy
    Hotel Excelsior, Italian Pavilion (Sala Tropicana)
    Panel
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    Access: -
    10.30 a.m - 12.00 p.m.

    Organized by Xinhuanet Europe

    Hosted by ANICA

  • 11:00 VPB Market Screening - PRIVATE SCREENING
    Palazzo del Cinema / Sala Pasinetti
    VPB Market screening
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    Access: By invitation only
    11.15 a.m. - 1.15 p.m.

    PRIVATE SCREENING

    RAI COM

  • 11:10 LUX FILM PRIZE of the EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT
    Cinema Astra, Sala Astra 2
    VPB Market screening
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    Access: By invitation only
    11.10 a.m. – 1.15 p.m. Kicks off its European journey from Venice: discover the film of the 3 films in Competition

    VPB Market Screening:  "El Reino" -"The Realm"  by Rodrigo Sorogoyen 

     Lux Film Prize –  European Parliament

     

  • 11:15 VPB Market Screening - PRIVATE SCREENING
    Palazzo del Cinema / Sala Pasinetti
    VPB Market screening
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    Access: By invitation only
    11.15 a.m. - 1.15 p.m.

    PRIVATE SCREENING

    Minerva Pictures

  • 14:00 Roundtables: Italian funding for co-productions and international distributors
    Hotel Des Bains - Visconti Lounge
    Panel
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    Access: Only registered delegates through: eventidgc@beniculturali.it
    2.00 p.m. - 3.00 p.m.

     

    Roundtable 1: Minority Co-productions fund moderated by Iole Giannattasio (Coordinator of the Research Unit within Directorate General Cinema of the Italian Ministry of Cultural Heritage and Activities - MiBAC).

    Roundtable 2: Bilateral Co-development and Co-production funds moderated by Chiara Fortuna (International funds within Directorate General Cinema of the Italian Ministry of Cultural Heritage and Activities - MiBAC).

    Roundtable 3: International Distribution  fund moderated by Diana Tocci (Coordinator of the International Department of ANICA)

    Hosted by DG Cinema – MiBAC.

    For registered guests only

    For registration please write to eventidcg@beniculturali.it

     

  • 14:00 Presentation of Brussels XR ecosystem
    Spazio Incontri (VR Island)
    Panel
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    Access: Open to all industry accreditations
    2.00 p.m. – 4.00 p.m.

    Brussels ecosystem: companies, regional support and incentives by Marine Haverland (screen.brussels)

    Presentation of companies: Leen Segers (LucidWeb), Jan Hameeuw (The Fridge), François Fripiat (Demute), Alexandra Gérard (Stereopsia), Matthieu Labeau (PresenZ)

    Hosted by screen.brussels and hub.brussels
     

     

  • 14:15 I LOVE GAI - Concorso Giovani Autori Italiani
    Cinema Astra, Sala Astra 2
    Screening
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    Access: By invitation only
    2.15 p.m. - 7.00 p.m.

     

    14.15 - 14.30

    Introduction

     

    14.30 - 15.30

    Daughterland by Andrea Di Paola

    Escena Final by Tommaso Santambrogio

    Una cosa mia by Giovanni Dota

    In Her Shoes by Maria Lovine

    Lo schiacciapensieri by Domenico Modafferi

     

    15:45 - 17:00 

    L'interprete by Hleb Papou

    Partenze by Nicolas Morganti Patrignani

    Labor by Cecilia Albertini

    La Bête by Filippo Meneghetti

    Gli arcidiavoli by Lorenzo Pullega

     

    17:15 - 19:00

    Far East by Cristina Puccinelli

    La scelta by Giuseppe Alessio Nuzzo

    La bellezza imperfetta by Davide Vigore

    Armonia by Giovanni Mauriello

    La strada vecchia by Damiano Giacomelli

    Le case che eravamo by Arianna Lodeserto

     

    By various authors SIAE in collaboration with Lightbox

  • 14:30 VPB Market Screening - "ONLY THE ANIMALS"
    Palazzo del Cinema / Sala Pasinetti
    VPB Market screening
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    Access: Gold and Trade accreditations only
    2.30 p.m - 5.00 p.m.

    VPB Market Screenings: "Seuls le betes" / "Only The Animals" by Domink Moll

    The Match Factory

     

  • 14:30 Mastercard Panel "SEE LIFE THROUGH A DIFFERENT LENS"
    Excelsior Hotel / Sala Stucchi
    Panel
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    Access: By invitation only
    2.30 p.m.

    With: Nadine Labaki, Brian De Palma, Rossy de Palma e Valeria Golino 

    For the invitation and for the press accreditation please contact: Tiziana Rocca | tizianaroccacomunicazione@gmail.com 
     

  • 15:00 How the platforms will contribute to the financing of films: Q & A with Anna Herold (Head of Unit, Audiovisual and Media Policy at European Commission)
    Hotel Des Bains - Visconti Lounge
    Panel
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    Access: -
    3.00 p.m. - 5.00 p.m.

    Hosted by the European Producers Club

  • 16:00 hub.brussels Cocktail
    VPB Cocktail Area (VR Island)
    Event
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    Access: By invitation only
    4.00 p.m. - 5.00 p.m.
  • 16:15 Towards an international Art house strategy - Art house cinemas and the film industry
    Spazio Incontri (VR Island)
    Panel
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    Access: Open to all industry accreditations
    4.15 p.m. - 17.45 p.m.

    Moderator: Valerio Caruso (Director of Cineuropa)

    Panelists: Lucía Recalde (Head of Unit Creative Europe MEDIA), Mira Staleva (Head of Industry at the Sofia International Film Festival), Christian Bräuer (President of the CICAE and of AG Kino - the German art house cinema association).

    Keynote speech: Cristina Loglio (Expert in European cultural policies).

    Hosted by CICAE

  • 17:00 VR Happy Hour
    Area Relax (VR Island)
    Event
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    Access: By invitation only
    5.00 p.m. - 6.30 p.m.

    With the kind support of CreativeXR, the immersive content accelerator programme developed by Digital Catapult and Arts Council England.

  • 17:00 VPB Market Screening - ANICA - Focus on China - "CHUN JIANG SHUI NUAN"
    Palazzo del Cinema / Sala Pasinetti
    VPB Market screening
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    Access: Gold and Trade accreditations only
    5.00 p.m. - 7.30 p.m.

    VPB Market Screening: " Chun Jiang Shui Nuan" / "Dwelling in the Fuchun Mountains" by GU Xiaogang

    Wild Bunch

  • 17:00 Red Sea Film Festival celebrates "New Saudi / New Cinema"
    Hotel Excelsior / Sala Poveglia & Terrazza dei Limoni
    Event
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    Access: By invitation only
    5.00 p.m. - 8.00 p.m.

    Hosted by Red Sea Film Festival

  • 17:30 Media Aperitivo Edition 2. Meet The European Industry
    Hotels Des Bains / Visconti Lounge & VPB Cocktail Area
    Event
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    Access: By invitation only
    5.30 p.m. - 8.00 p.m.

    The event includes a presentation of the future of the MEDIA Programme  by a representative of the Media Unit at European Commission and a focus on how to expand collaborations with VOD platform with the presentation  of Mubi by Sanam Gharagozlou and of EuroVoD by Silvia Cibien.

    Hosted by Creative Europe Desk Italy – MEDIA and Creative Europe Desk Germany

  • 18:00 CICAE Cocktail
    VPB Cocktail Area (VR Island)
    Event
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    Access: By invitation only
    6.00 p.m. - 7.30 p.m.
  • 18:30 Final Cut in Venice Welcome Cocktail
    Terrazza Biennale
    Event
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    Access: By invitation only
    6.30 p.m. - 8.00 p.m.

    Hosted by La Biennale di Venezia

  • 20:00 Venice Production Bridge Party
    Hotel Excelsior / Beach Pavilion
    Event
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    Access: Gold and Trade accreditations only
    8.00 p.m. - 11.00 p.m.

    Hosted by La Biennale di Venezia

August 31st

  • 09:00 LUX FILM PRIZE of the EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT - PRIVATE SCREENING
    Cinema Astra, Sala Astra 2
    VPB Market screening
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    Access: By invitation only
    9:00 a. m. Kicks off its Kicks off its European journey from Venice: discover the film of the 3 films in Competition

    VPB Market Screening: PRIVATE SCREENING

    Lux Film Prize – European Parliament 

  • 09:30 Venice Production Bridge - Venice-Gap Financing Market
    Hotel Excelsior, VGFM Area
    VPB 1to1 meetings
    +
    Access: Gold and Trade accreditations only
    August 30 - September 1, 9.30 a.m. – 6.30 p.m.

    51 selected European and international projects will search for financing and co-producers through one-to-one meetings.

  • 09:30 Venice Production Bridge - Book Adaptation Rights Market
    Hotel Excelsior, BARM Area
    VPB 1to1 meetings
    +
    Access: Gold and Trade accreditations only
    9.30 a.m. - 6.30 p.m.

    25 invited European and international editors and literary agencies will propose rights to movie adaptations of their works through one-to-one meetings.

  • 09:30 VPB Market Screening - Final Cut in Venice
    Palazzo del Cinema / Sala Pasinetti
    VPB Market screening
    +
    Access: Gold and Trade accreditations only
    August 31, 9.30 a.m. and September 1, 5.00 p.m.

    h. 9:30  

    Introduction and greetings by Alberto Barbera  (Artistic Director, 76th Venice International Film Festival) 

    h. 9:45 

    "EN ROUTE POUR LE MILLIARD" /  "ON THE WAY TO THE BILLION"  By Dieudo Hamadi

    + Q&A 

    h. 12:00 

    "MICA"  By Ismaël Ferroukhi

    + Q&A  

    h. 14:45

    "MAKONGO" by Elvis Sabin Ngaibino 

    + Q&A  

  • 11:00 VPB Market Screeing - "LOVER COMRADE"
    Cinema Astra, Sala Astra 2
    VPB Market screening
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    Access: Gold and Trade accreditations only
    11.00 a.m. - 12.30 a.m.

    VPB Market Screenings: "Lover Comrade" by LV Hongfeng

    Obal Communication

  • 11:00 Collective Wisdom on VR Island. Panel and reception on Co-Creative Practices
    Spazio Incontri (VR Island)
    Panel
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    Access: Open to all industry accreditations
    11.00 a.m. - 1.00 p.m.

      Collective Wisdom on VR Island. Panel on Co-Creative Practices 

    Moderator: Katerina Cizek (Artistic Director of the Co-Creation Studio at MIT Open Documentary Lab and Author, with William Uricchio, of "Collective Wisdom: Co-creative Media within Communities, across Disciplines and with Algorithms") 

    Guest Speakers: Liz Rosenthal (Programmer, Venice VR and CEO / Founder, Power to the Pixel) and Sarah Wolozin (Director of the MIT Open Documentary Lab) 

    Panelists: Kiira Benzing, LOVESEAT (co-created within live theatre, social VR and participants), Armando Kirwin, A LIFE IN FLOWERS (co-created with Artificial Intelligence), Celine Tricart, THE KEY (co-created between an artist and an Non-Profit Organization)

    Hosted by CoCreation Studio at MIT Open Documentary Lab and supported by JustFilms at Ford Foundation and the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation
     

  • 11:30 VPB Market Screening - PRIVATE SCREENING
    Palazzo del Casinò / Sala Casinò
    VPB Market screening
    +
    Access: By invitation only
    11.30 a.m. - 1.00 p.m.

    PRIVATE SCREENING 

    Coproduction Office

  • 12:00 Collective Wisdom Cocktail
    VPB Cocktail Area (VR Island)
    Event
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    Access: By invitation only
    12.00 a.m. - 1.00 p.m.

    Hosted by CoCreation Studio at MIT Open Documentary Lab

  • 13:00 VPB Market Screening - "FACE OF LOVE"
    Palazzo del Casinò / Sala Casinò
    VPB Market screening
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    Access: Gold and Trade accreditations only
    1.00 p.m. - 1.30 p.m.

    VPB Market Screenings: "Face Of Love" by Alexey Waltz

    Marifilmas

  • 15:45 European Film Forum - European stories go global : promoting European audiovisual works beyond Europe.
    Excelsior Hotel / Sala Stucchi
    Panel
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    Access: -
    3.45 p.m. - 6.30 p.m.

    Moderator: Monica Chadha (Senior Media Executive)

    15:45  Introduction by the moderator

    15:50  Welcome address: Paolo Baratta  (President, La Biennale di Venezia) 

    16:00  Keynote speech: Senator Lucia Borgonzoni (Secretary of State of the Italian Ministry of Cultural Heritage and Activities - MiBAC [TBC]) 

    16:15  Keynote speech: Roberto Viola (General-Director, DG CONNECT [Directorate-General for Communications Networks, Content & Technology]) 

    16:30  A vision for Creative Europe:  the perspective of European Parliament’s rapporteur, Massimiliano Smeriglio MEP 

    16:45  Panel 1: “Understanding international markets”

    Panelists: Daniela Elstner (Executive Director, UniFrance), Mario Turetta (Director-General  for Cinema, Italian Ministry of Cultural Heritage and Activities - MiBAC), Antonio Saura  (Managing Director, Latido Films), Gary Davey (CEO of Sky Studios) 

    17:30  Panel 2: “Teaming up  to reach global audiences” 

    Panelists: Eleonora Andreatta  (Head of Drama, Rai Fiction),  Ilda Santiago (Executive Director,  Rio de Janeiro International Film Festival), Hiroko Takebe (Curator,  EU Film Days, Japan, Delegation  of the European Union to Japan), Catalina Briceño (Visiting Professor, Media School, University of Quebec)  

    18:25  Sum-up by the moderator
     

  • 17:00 VR Happy Hour
    Spazio Incontri (VR Island)
    Event
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    Access: By invitation only
    5.00 p.m. - 6.30 p.m.

    With the kind support of Medienboard BerlinBrandenburg & VRBB

  • 17:00 VPB Market Screening - ANICA Focus China - ANICA SPECIAL EVENT - "DAKAI SHIJIE DE MEN"
    Palazzo del Cinema / Sala Pasinetti
    VPB Market screening
    +
    Access: Gold and Trade accreditations only
    5.00 p.m. - 7.00 p.m.

    VPB Market Screening: "Dakai Shijie De Men" / "Open the Gate tho the World"  by ZHAO Jia

    TV Movie Culture  Communication Co., Ltd.

  • 17:15 VPB Market Screening - "DALAI LAMA – SCIENTIST"
    Cinema Astra, Sala Astra 2
    VPB Market screening
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    Access: By invitation only
    5.15 p.m. - 7.00 p.m.

    VPB Market Screenings: "Dalai - Lama Scientist" by Dawn Engle

    PeaceJam

  • 18:30 Greek Film Centre Cocktail
    Hotel Excelsior / Terrazza dei Limoni
    Event
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    Access: By invitation only
    6.30 p.m. - 8.00 p.m.
  • 18:45 European Film Forum Cocktail
    Hotel Excelsior / Terrazza dei Fiori
    Event
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    Access: By invitation only
    6.45 p.m. - 7.30 p.m.

    Hosted by ARTE

  • 22:00 Biennale College Cinema and Venice VR Party
    Hotel Excelsior / Beach Pavilion
    Event
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    Access: Gold and Trade accreditations only
    10.00 p.m. - 12.00 a.m.

    Hosted by La Biennale di Venezia

September 1st

  • 09:30 Venice Production Bridge - Venice Gap-Financing Market
    Hotel Excelsior, VGFM Area
    VPB 1to1 meetings
    +
    Access: Gold and Trade accreditations only
    9.30 a.m. - 6.30 p.m.

    51 selected European and international projects will search for financing and co-producers through one-to-one meetings.

  • 09:30 Venice Production Bridge - Book Adaptation Rights Market
    Hotel Excelsior, BARM Area
    VPB 1to1 meetings
    +
    Access: Gold and Trade accreditations only
    August 30 - September 1, 9.30 a.m. – 6.30 p.m.

    25 invited European and international editors and literary agencies will propose rights to movie adaptations of their works through one-to-one meetings.

  • 09:30 VPB Market Screening - Final Cut in Venice
    Palazzo del Cinema / Sala Pasinetti
    VPB Market screening
    +
    Access: Gold and Trade accreditations only
    9.30 a.m. - 4.30 p.m.

     

    h. 09:30  

    "KABATEN EL ZA’ATARI" /  "CAPTAINS OF ZA’ATARI"  by Ali Elarabi

    + Q&A

     

    h. 10:45 

    "KULSHI MAKOO" /  "ANOTHER DAY IN BAGHDAD"  by Maysoon Pachachi

    + Q&A 

     

    h.14:45 

    "NARDJES, ALGER, MARS 2019" / "NARDJES, ALGIERS, MARCH 2019" by Karim Aïnouz

    + Q&A 
     

  • 09:30 VPB Market Screening - PRIVATE SCREENING
    Palazzo del Casinò / Sala Casinò
    VPB Market screening
    +
    Access: By invitation only
    9.00 a.m. - 11.30 a.m.

    PRIVATE SCREENING

    The Match Factory 

  • 10:30 ANICA - SPECIAL EVENT - Italy: Europe’s Audiovisual Bridge between USA, China and Japan
    Excelsior Hotel / Sala Stucchi
    Panel
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    Access: -
    10.30 a.m. - 4.30 p.m.

    Europe at the Cutting Edge of Audiovisual Innovation - How the AV Sector Can Thrive Through Diversity and Smart Regulation

    Opening speech: Senator Lucia Borgonzoni (Secretary of State of the Italian Ministry of Cultural Heritage and Activities - MiBAC)  

     Introductions: Roberto Stabile  (Head of International Department of ANICA and ITA Audiovisual Desks Coordinator)

    Keynote speeches: Francesco Rutelli (President of ANICA), Charles H. Rivkin (Chairman and CEO of MPAA), Giancarlo Leone (President of APA)

    Setting the scene: Roberto Viola (Director-General of DG CONNECT of the European Commission)

    PROMOTING: Licensing Opportunities in a Europe of Many Services

    Panelists: Michael Ryan (Partner GFM Films and Chairperson of IFTA), Brian Pearson (Netflix's Vice President of EMEA Co-Productions and Acquisitions), Paolo Del Brocco (CEO of RAI Cinema), Ciro Scala (Content Director of CHILI)

    Moderator: Marco Chimenz (Co-CEO of CATTLEYA and Italian Delegate to EPC)
     

    PROTECTING: Safeguarding and Enforcing Rights Online Post-DSM

    Panelists: Giuseppe Abbamonte (Director for Media Policy of DG Connect at the European Commission), Charlotte Lund Thomsen (Legal Counsel to FIAPF and IVF), Andrea Purgatori (SIAE Board Member, WDW Writers and Directors Worldwide Vice President - 100Autori), Carolina Lorenzon (Director of International Affairs of Mediaset), Ernesto APA (Digital/Media Lawyer, Partner of Portolano Cavallo)

    Moderator: Stan McCoy  (President and Managing Director of MPA EMEA)

    Conclusion: Michele Geraci (Secretary of State at the Italian Ministry of Economic Development - MISE)

     

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     14:30 – 16:30 

    Italy, China, Japan, USA: Case Studies Global Production and Distribution - Different Cultures, Different Models, Same Mission? How to Entertain, Inspire and Minimize the Risk of Showbiz 

    Introductions: Roberto Stabile  (Head of International Department of ANICA and ITA Audiovisual Desks Coordinator) 

    Opening Remarks: Charles H. Rivkin (Chairman and CEO of MPAA) 

    Keynote speeches: Mario Turetta (Director General for Cinema of MiBAC), Yasushi Shiina (Vice President of UNIJAPAN and CEO  of TIFFCOM), Liu Chun (President  of China Film Co-Production Corporation)  Case studies in International Co-Productions and Distribution 

    Panelists: Takeo Kodera (General Manager of International Operations at Kadokawa), Miao Xiaotian (Producer), Francesca Cima (Producer of Indigo Film and President of Anica Producers’ Division)  The Legal Framework for International Co-Productions 

    Panelists: Maria Giuseppina Troccoli (Head of Cinema and Audiovisual Department – DG Cinema of MiBAC), Ted Shapiro (Partner and Head of Brussels office, Wiggin LLP), Federico Antonelli (Legal Affairs Counsellor - Embassy of Italy to PRC)  

    Moderator: Michael C. Ellis  (President and Managing Director of the Asia-Pacific Region for MPA)

    Hosted by ANICA

  • 11:30 VPB Market Screening - "BIK ENEICH – UN FILS"
    Palazzo del Casinò / Sala Casinò
    VPB Market screening
    +
    Access: Gold and Trade accreditations only
    11.30 a.m. - 1.30 p.m.

    VPB Market Screenings: "Bik Eneik - Un fils" / " A Son" by Mehdi M. Barsaoui

    Jour2fête

  • 14:00 VPB Market Screenings - "FORSE E' SOLO MAL DI MARE"
    Cinema Astra, Sala Astra 2
    VPB Market screening
    +
    Access: By invitation only
    2.00 p.m. - 4.00 p.m.

    VPB Market Screenings: "Forse è solo mal di mare" / "Maybe It's Just Seasickness" by Simona De Simone

    Blue Penguin Film

  • 14:30 Symposium on The Art of Reviewing VR
    Spazio Incontri (VR Island)
    Panel
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    Access: Open to all industry accreditations
    2.30 p.m. - 5.00 p.m.

    As part of the official program of Venice Biennale Venice VR Competition section:

     14:30 – 15:15   A conversation between Laurie Anderson (President of the VR Jury) and Kent Bye (Founder of Voices of VR) 

    Moderator: Liz Rosenthal (Programmer, Venice VR and CEO / Founder, Power to the Pixel)

    15:30 – 17:00   A discussion with 4 critics, Jonathan Romney (The Observer), Ben Croll (Indiewire), Federica Polidoro (Republic XL) and Kent Bye (Founder of Voices of VR),  on how to start building a critical system to approach the new language of immersive storytelling 

    Moderator: Michel Reilhac (Programmer, Venice VR and Head of Studies, Biennale College Cinema and College Cinema – VR)
     

  • 16:00 Migrant cinema in Italy, Mutti-Amm. Prize, Awards ceremony of the 11th Edition
    Hotel Des Bains - Visconti Lounge
    Panel
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    Access: -
    4.00 p.m. - 5.30 p.m.

    Hosted by Associazione Amici di Giana

  • 17:00 VR Happy Hour
    Area Relax (VR Island)
    Event
    +
    Access: By invitation only
    5.00 p.m. - 6.30 p.m.

    With the kind support of POV Spark

  • 17:30 Mutti-Amm. Prize cocktail
    Hotel Des Bains - VPB Cocktail Area
    Event
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    Access: By invitation only
    5.30 p.m. - 7.00 p.m.
  • 18:30 Venice Production Bridge Cocktail
    Hotel Excelsior / Beach Pavilion
    Event
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    Access: By invitation only
    6:30 p.m. - 8.00 p.m.

     Supported by Connect4Climate - World Bank Group, Eurimages and Arab Cinema Center.

September 2nd

  • 09:00 VPB Market Screening - PRIVATE SCREENING
    Palazzo del Casinò / Sala Casinò
    VPB Market screening
    +
    Access: By invitation only
    9.00 a.m. - 11.00 a.m.

    PRIVATE SCREENING

    Fandango

  • 09:30 Venice Production Bridge - Final Cut in Venice
    Hotel Excelsior / Sala Poveglia
    VPB 1to1 meetings
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    Access: Gold and Trade accreditations only
    9.30 a.m. - 6.30 p.m.

    FCV meetings between the 6 selected films and professionals.

  • 11:00 VPB Market Screening - "KAMEN, NOZHNITSY, BUMAGA"
    Palazzo del Casinò / Sala Casinò
    VPB Market screening
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    11.00 a.m. - 1.00 p.m.

    VPB Market Screening "Kamen, Nozhinsti, Bumaga" / "Rock, Paper, Scissors" by Tatiana Lyutaeva

    MariFilmas

  • 11:00 VPB Market Screening - PRIVATE SCREENING
    Palazzo del Cinema / Sala Pasinetti
    VPB Market screening
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    11.00 a.m. - 1.30 p.m.

    PRIVATE SCREENING

    Emak Bakia Films

  • 11:00 ANICA - Focus on Japan - Press Conference Focus on Japan
    Hotel Excelsior, Italian Pavilion (Sala Tropicana)
    Panel
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    11.00 a.m. - 12.00 p.m.

    Guests: Yasushi Shiina (Vice President of Unijapan and CEO of TIFFCOM), Roberto Stabile (Head of International Department of ANICA and ITA Audiovisual Desks Coordinator), Mika Ninagawa (Director), Nijiro Murakami (Actor), Kazuhito Amano (Producer of Toei), Fumitsugu Ikeda (Producer of Shochiku), Naohiko Ninomiya (Producer of Kadokawa)

    Hosted by ANICA

  • 14:30 VPB Market Screening - ANICA - Focus on Japan - "MISTUBACHI TO ENTRAI"
    Palazzo del Cinema / Sala Pasinetti
    VPB Market screening
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    2.30 p.m. - 16.30 p.m.

      VPB Market Screening: "Mitsubachi to entrai" / " Listen to the Universe"  By Kei ISHIKAWAI

    Toho Co., Ltd.

  • 15:30 Seminar on Gender Equality and Inclusivity and Film Industry
    Spazio Incontri (Hotel Excelsior)
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    3.30 p.m. - 5.30 p.m.

     

    Annual seminar on gender equality and inclusivity in the film industry

    Monday 2 September – 15.30-17.30

    Hotel Excelsior, 3rd floor conference room

     

    15.30-15.45 - Opening introductions

                Paolo Baratta President, La Biennale di Venezia

                Alberto Barbera Artistic Director, Mostra Internazionale d’Arte Cinematografica

                Gabriella Battaini-Dragoni Deputy Secretary General, Council of Europe

                Catherine Trautmann President, Eurimages

     

    15.45-16.15 - Key note presentations on research and statistics

    76. Mostra Internazionale d’Arte Cinematografica /La Biennale di Venezia statistics – Andrea Del Mercato, General Manager, La Biennale di Venezia 

    Italian statistics - Iole Maria Giannattasio, Ministero per i Beni e le Attività Culturali Direzione Generale Cinema

    Pan-European statistics - Susan Newman-Baudais, Project Manager, Eurimages

     

    16.15-16.45 Panel eventWomen Directors  and film production: addressing the gender gap and the role of film festivals

    Moderator: Deborah Young, Journalist

                Panellists:

                Mary Harron, Director

                  Jan Chapman, Producer

                Domizia De Rosa,  Women in Film, Television & Media Italy (WIFTMI)         

     

    16.45-17.15 - In talks with  Susanna Nicchiarelli,Director

    Moderator  David Rooney, Journalist

     

    17.15 – 17.30 - Closing notes

    Kissy Dugan, Vice President, WIFTMI

    Roberto Olla, Executive Director, Eurimages

    Paolo Baratta, President, La Biennale di Venezia

    17.30-18.30 - Reception

    Hosted by La Biennale, Eurimages, Women in Film Television and Media Italy and Dissenso Comune

  • 17:00 VR Happy Hour
    Area Relax (VR Island)
    Event
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    5.00 p.m. - 6.30 p.m.
  • 17:00 VPB Market Screening - ANICA - Focus on Japan - "KATSUBEN !"
    Palazzo del Cinema / Sala Pasinetti
    VPB Market screening
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    5.00 p.m. - 7.10 p.m.

    VPB Market Screening: "KATSUBEN !" / "Talking The Pictures"  by Masayuki SUO

    Toei Company, Ltd.

  • 17:30 VPB Market Screening - "KING OF PAPARAZZI"
    Cinema Astra, Sala Astra 2
    VPB Market screening
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    5.30 p.m. - 7.00 p.m.

    VPB Market Screenings: "King of Paparazzi" by Giancarlo Scarchilli and Massimo Spano 

    Michelangelo Films, Matera Productions, Istituto Luce Cinecittà

     

  • 17:30 Seminar on Gender Equality and Inclusivity and Film Industry cocktail
    Hotel Excelsior / Terrazza dei Fiori
    Event
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    5.30 p.m. - 7.00 p.m.

September 3rd

  • 11:00 VPB Market Screening - PRIVATE SCREENING
    Palazzo del Cinema / Sala Pasinetti
    VPB Market screening
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    11.00 a.m. - 13.00 a.m.

    PRIVATE SCREENING

    Noori Pictures 
     

  • 13:00 VPB Market Screening - "THE COLLECTION OF NIKOLAI RASTORGUEV"
    Palazzo del Casinò / Sala Casinò
    VPB Market screening
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    1.00 p.m. - 1.30 p.m.

    VPB Market Screenings: "Kollektsiya Nikolaya Rastorgueyva" / "The Collection Of Nikolai Rastorguev"  by Nikolai Rastorguev

    MariFilmas

  • 14:00 Press conference for the film “Rock, paper, scissors” by Tatiana Lyutaeva
    Spazio Incontri (Hotel Excelsior)
    Panel
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    2.00 p.m. - 3.00 p.m.

    With the production company of Nikolai Rastorguev (Russia)

    Hosted by Marifilmas

  • 14:30 VPB market Screening - ANICA - Focus on Japan - "NINGEN SHIKKAKU: DAZAI OSAMU TO SANNIN NO ONNATACHI"
    Palazzo del Cinema / Sala Pasinetti
    VPB Market screening
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    2.30 p.m. - 4.30 p.m.

    VPB Market Screening: "Ningen Shikkaku: Dazai Osamu To Sannin No Onnatachi" / "No Longer Human" by Mika NINAGAWA

    Asmik Ace, Inc

  • 15:00 VPB Market Screening - "WHITE SNAKE"
    Cinema Astra, Sala Astra 2
    VPB Market screening
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    3.00 p.m. - 5.00 p.m.

    VPB Market Screenings: "White Snake" by ZHANG Xianfeng

    Huayu Guangdong International Radio, Film and Television Program Exchange Center Co., Ltd.

  • 15:00 Press conference dedicated to the co-production of the new films “Treasure Island” and “Chernomor”
    Spazio Incontri (Hotel Excelsior)
    Panel
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    3.00 p.m. - 4.00 p.m.

    With Peganov Entertainment (Germany)

    Hosted by Marifilmas

  • 16:00 Marifilmas and production company of Nikolai Rastorguev Cocktail dedicated to the new film “Rock, paper, scissors”
    Hotel Excelsior / Terrazza dei Fiori
    Event
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    4.00 p.m. - 5.30 p.m.
  • 17:00 VR Happy Hour
    Area Relax (VR Island)
    Event
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    5.00 p.m. - 6.30 p.m.
  • 17:00 VPB Market Screening - ANICA - Focus on Japan - "RAKUEN"
    Palazzo del Cinema / Sala Pasinetti
    VPB Market screening
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    Access: Gold and Trade accreditations only
    5.00 p.m. - 7.10 p.m.

    VPB Market Screeing: "Rakuen" / "The Promise Land" by Takahisa ZEZE

    Kadokawa Corporation

  • 17:15 ARTVISION+ - INTERREG V A ITALIA-CROATIA
    Cinema Astra, Sala Astra 2
    VPB Market screening
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    5.15 p.m. - 7.00 p.m.

    Video story-telling to promote Veneto tourism through prism of culture. 

    Organized by Veneto Region

September 4th

  • 16:00 Marifilmas and Peganov Entertainment cocktail
    Hotel Excelsior / Terrazza dei Fiori
    Event
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    4.00 p.m. - 5.30 p.m.

September 5th

  • 11:00 Press conference for the psychological thriller "Obsessio" by Giovanni Marzagalli
    Spazio Incontri (Hotel Excelsior)
    Panel
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    11.00 p.m. - 1.00 p.m.

    Hosted by Real Dreams Entertaiment

  • 14:00 The Venice Production Bridge presents - Il Futuro del Corto d’Autore : Autori Fedic di ieri e di oggi
    Spazio Incontri (Hotel Excelsior)
    Panel
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    2.00 p.m. - 4.00 p.m.

     a cura di Paolo Micalizzi Speeches:  Introduction: Paolo Micalizzi   (Film critic and writer). 

     

    FEDIC 2019 – Fasi di cambiamento 

    Lorenzo Caravello  (Presidente FEDIC)  Cineteca FEDIC: classici ed autori d’oggi in una cineteca dedicata al cinema d’impresa. 

    L’archivio nazionale cinema d’impresa di Ivrea e la cineteca FEDIC 

    Bartolomeo Corsini  (Direttore Sede Piemonte Centro Sperimentale Cinematografia).

    Screenings:  

    Proiezione di due “Classici” FEDIC

     “SCANA BOA”  by Renato Dall’Ara 

    “SETTE MINUTI”  by Paolo Capoferri 

    Nuovi autori:

    “IL MONDIALE IN PIAZZA”  by Vito Palmieri

     

    Proiezione trailer di alcuni cortometraggi FEDIC realizzati  nel 2018/2019

     “IL BALCONE DI GERANI”  by Vincenzo Cirillo and Rocco Olivieri

     “#SMARTPHONE”  by Antonella Santarelli 

    “NON TUTTE LE CIAMBELLE RIESCONO COL BUCO”  by Giorgio Bertuccioli 

    “MORTE-DISON”  by Franco Bigini 

    “90 SECONDI ALL’INFERNO”  by Francesco Presta  and Ferdinando Romito 

    “LA NASCITA DI ZELDA”  by Gabriele Gasparotti 

    “OLTRE IL TEMPO”  by Cineclub Sentieriblei  and Gruppo Cineamotori Apuane

     

    FEDIC: il cinema nella scuola

    Panelists:   

    Laura Biggi  (Head of Fedic Scuola)  and Ilaria Copeta  (Booktrailer Film Festival)

    Screenings:  

    “ELISIR (AJO!)”  by Laura Biggi and Pio Bruno

     “LA VALIGIA DELLE MERAVIGLIE” by Giacomo Bernardi 

    “NON E UN GIOCO”  by Francesco Presta 

    “FETONTE E IL POLESINE”  by Maurizio Burgato 

    “LOST IN PRATO”  by Roberto Valdes

     

    Closing remark: Ilaria Copeta (Booktrailer Film Festival)

    Screenings: 

    “CORPO”  by Elena Coccoli, Gaia Di Donna, Valeria Ronchi, Barbara Salvalai, Francesco Lazzarini

     “ESERCIZI DI STILE”  by Elisabetta Frassine, Francesco Tonoli, Francesca Frassine 

    “MILK AND HONEY”  by Laura Cataran, Francesca Coari, Matilde Tiraboschi

September 6th

  • 15:15 Venice Production Bridge: Sorriso Diverso Venezia 2019 Award
    Spazio Incontri (Hotel Excelsior)
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    15.15 p.m.

    The Prize will be awarded to the movie that best represents the social messages about people, involving film critics and the public in this cultural message.

    Moderator:  Francesca Anastasi

     

    h. 15:15 – 15:30

    Oro di Bacco presentation

    Guest Speaker: Alessandro De Benedetto (Sponsor and Producer of Paranormal).

     

    h. 15:30 – 16:15

    Sorriso Diverso Venezia  2019 Award

    Presentation of the nineteen movies in competition for the Sorriso Diverso 2019 Award, selected by the Venice Film Festival with Tulipani di Seta Nera.

    Guest speakers: Diego Righini (President of Tulipani di Seta Nera), Leonardo Jannitti Piromallo (Producer of Tulipani di Seta Nera), Alessandro De Benedetto (Sponsor and Producer of Paranormal)  Catello Masullo (President of the Jury), Paola Dei, Massimo Nardin, Franco Mariotti, Rossella Pozza, Roberta Rabino, Stefano Giussani, Ira Fronte, Marcello Zeppi, Armando Lostaglio (Members of the Jury).

    Guests: Luca La Bella (Co-producer), Alessia Di Fiore (archaeologist), Angelica Bianca, Christian Carapezza, Katya Cimmino (Paranormal survey staff), Cinzia Profita (Journalist), Ilaria Mallardi (Sorriso Diverso Venezia 2019 Award and TSN production assistant).

     

    Prize-giving of the "Sorriso Diverso Venezia 2019"

    Award  Paranormal sponsor and producer, Alessandro De Benedetto, will award the prize to the winner: an exclusive bottle of Champagne Oro di Bacco, with a 23 k gold edible leaf.  

     

    h. 16:15 – 16:45  

     Interviews  

     Interviews with the winner   Interviews with the sponsor  and producer of Paranormal, Alessandro De Benedetto.  

     

    h. 16:45  

     

    Closing greetings