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Deadline Approaching for Biennale College – Cinema Microbudget Production Program

The deadline of October 22 is fast approaching for the Biennale College – Cinema, a new initiative open to first and second-time directors that will lead to the production of three micro-budget films. In a program led by the Venice Biennale in partnership with Gucci, 15 producer-director teams will take part in a ten-day filmmaking workshop, after which three projects will be selected for further development and production funding in the amount of €150,000. Projects must be able to developed, produced and edited within five months, and they will then premiere at the 2013 Venice Biennale.

The Call for Application is being promoted in collaboration with IFP, TorinoFilmLab, and the Dubai International Film Festival. Here is information from the IFP’s site:

The Biennale College – Cinema will be a community of filmmakers, selected from around the world, to work alongside an invited team of international experts and tutors to explore the aesthetics of micro-budget filmmaking and the new integrated models of production, which engage with an audience from the outset. After a first 10-day workshop in Venice for 15 selected projects in January 2013, up to 3 teams will be invited to a second 15-day workshop between February and March and supported with 150.000€ in order to produce and screen the projects at the 2013 Venice International Film Festival.

Are you up to the challenge?

We are looking for 15 feature-length audio-visual concepts that can be made within 150,000€ and could be completed – developed, produced and edited – within 5 months and screened at the Biennale in 2013!

The Call open from the 30th of August 2012 to the 22nd of October 2012 only to teams of directors at their first or second feature and producers with variable degrees of expertise who must have produced at least 3 short films distributed and/or presented at Festivals.

Further information and application materials can be found here.

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