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Venice Film Festival

August 28 – September 7, 2013 Venice, Italy

What’s It All About?

The 70th Venice International Film Festival, organised by La Biennale di Venezia, will be held on the Lido of Venice. The festival aims to raise awareness and promote various aspects of international cinema in all its forms: as art, entertainment and as an industry, in a spirit of freedom and dialogue. It also organises retrospectives and tributes to major personalities as a contribution towards a better understanding of the history of cinema.

In celebration of the 70th edition of the Venice Film Festival, the organisers have created the special project, Venezia 70 – Future Reloaded. 70 movie directors from all over the world have been invited to make a short film lasting between 60 and 90 seconds.All the shorts will be given a first public screening at the Lido during the festival. Featured on August 6 are directors Tobias Lindholm and Guido Lombardi.

Although the festival ends on September 3, the Industry Office and services will continue until September 7.

Venice Film Market

The Venice Film Market will reinforce the Industry Office, which in turn will continue to function as it has in the past years throughout the entire festival, offering many services to guests.

It will also offer a Digital Video Library, an Industry Business Centre with an information desk, Internet positions and Wi-Fi network, and the Industry Club, a new and exclusive meeting area for producers, buyers and sellers and the Exhibition Area (Expo Venice). On the occasion of the second edition of the Venice Film Market, some screening rooms will be available to exclusive access of the Market Screenings.

Watch Out For!

Opening Film: Gravity

George Clooney’s sci-fi thriller Gravity also featuring Sandra Bullock will open the festival.

Official Competition

The films under this segment will include:

• Terry Gilliam’s The Zero Theorem

 Stephen Frears’ Philomena

• James Franco’s Child Of God

• John Curran’s Tracks

• Jonathan Glazer’s Under The Skin

• Peter Landesman’s Parkland

• David Gordon Green’s JOE

• Kelly Reichardt Night Moves

Venezia 70 International Competition

The autonomous section will open with Italian artist Alessandro Rak’s feature film debut with L’arte della fellcita (The Art Of Happiness), an animated feature from Italian artist Alessandro Rak.

• Class Enemy

• White Shadow

• The Reunion

• Zoran, My Nephew The Idiot

• The Quispe Girls

• Salvation Army

Las analfabetas (Illiterate) from Chile’s Moises Sepulveda is the closing film of this segment.

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