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SUBMISSIONS

The Venice Film Week accept all forms and genres. All non-English language films must be subtitled in English. Entry does not guarantee acceptance into the festival. Submissions WILL NOT be returned. We also accept submissions that have premiered elsewhere and that may have distribution agreements already in place. However, TV, theatrical, online video, other festival, or other distribution outlets that run concurrently or in the same month of the festival may not be eligible for screening. Rough cuts and incomplete projects are not accepted. Multiple entries are allowed, however a separate entry form must be submitted for each. The festival has the capability to screen BluRay and DVD.

EXHIBITION & SCREENING
Screenings are scheduled during the Festival at the discretion of the Venice Film Week. Whilst every effort will be made to adhere to the published schedule, Venice Film Week reserves the right to make changes at any time for any reason. Venice Film Week will not be liable for any costs claimed as a result of a change in scheduling. No film may be withdrawn from the festival program after its selection. If chosen as an official selection, Venice Film Festival is granted the permission to exhibit the film at the 2016 Venice Film Week and all associated screenings. Location and timing of any screenings of the film shall be the sole decision of the organizers of the Venice Film Week. Filmmakers will be solely responsible for all costs resulting from the submission of the film to the Festival including but not limited to postage or insurance of the film, and expenses of your staff or any representatives of the film. Producer will indemnify the organisers of the Festival against all claims, demands, costs, damages, expenses (including legal fees), proceedings and losses resulting from the screening of the film at the Festival or from claims by any third parties.

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2017 Official Selection


All screenings will take place at Casa del Cinema in Venice. Admission is free of charge.

Thursday, August 31 at 17h
Thursday, August 31 at 19h
Thursday, August 31 at 20h30
Friday, September 1 at 17h
Friday, September 1 at 19h
Friday, September 1 at 20h20

Selected from more than 2.000 submissions from 23 countries, the selected films included world premieres, European premieres, Italian and lots of Venice premieres.

Best Feature Film (cash award of 250 Euros)
Public Intimacy (Brazil) by Luciana Canton

Best Short Film ( cash award of 100 Euros)
Valencia (United States) by Logan George

Best Narrative Feature Film
Public Intimacy (Brazil) by Luciana Canton

Best Documentary Feature Film
Daddy Loves You (Finland) by Ninni Rokosa

Best Narrative Short Film
Valencia Road (United States) by Logan George

Best Documentary Short Film
The End of the World (Poland) by Monika Pawluczuk

Best Animated Short Film
Batfish Soup (United States) by Amanda Bonaiuto

Best Experimental Film
The Kübler-Ross Model (Philippines) by Aya Ng

Best Underground Film
Our Own Private Universe (United States) by Ben Balcom

Best Italian Cinema Now
IOV (violet) (Italy) by Alain Parroni

THURSDAY, AUGUST 31, 2017 - 17H

IOV (violet) (Italy) by Alain Parroni


The "IOV" project (from the greek violet/form/figure and the opposite of VOI (YOU) word sets in italian fascism to indicate the individual) was born from the necessity to tell the story, depending almost totally on the strength of the imagery, of an event unknown to most. This short film describes the last moments of life of one of the crew of the airship “Italia”,in 1928, a pioneer, together with his fellow countrymen, on an expedition to the deep Arctic. The whole is shaped by a visual and aesthetic directorial language that aims to give depth to a screenplay that is in part consistent with actual events, and in part invented. The idea comes also from a reading of "Shipwreck with Spectator" where Hans Blumenberg explores the sublime pleasure of a drowning man resting on dry land split the stormy sea and is happy how he managed to survive this tragedy unlike others who still live travails and sufferings, as well as us, castaways of the fascist period we observe from a distance, and sometimes with pleasure. The project develops following the imagined final moments of the character that the director explores with an introspective eye through a direction that moves between “seen and not seen” with which he recounts the metaphoric condition of certain common objects that , at the end, become the last sacred totems of a journey. The elements that he finds on his path act, therefore, as a support for the protagonist, who fights to come out of the whiteout, in a sublime vision of grand virtuosity and expressive challenge. Finally, visually, the emotional goal of the film is to trigger a paradoxical sense of pleasure in observing “stepmother” nature who with her beauty consumes the human being.
Italian Cinema Now / Duration: 00:13:21
Screening on August 31st at 17h00 in Casa del Cinema: Salizada San Stae, 1990, 30135 Venezia (admission free of charge)

The secret of the birth of the knots (Italy) by Werther Germondari, Maria Laura Spagnoli


Discover how the rules of physics create knots...
Documentary Short Film, Italian Cinema Now / Duration: 00:07:28
Screening on August 31st at 17h00 in Casa del Cinema: Salizada San Stae, 1990, 30135 Venezia (admission free of charge)

Tak Chung Wu (United States) by Tyler Russo


Tak Chung Wu, 96, recalls details of his life.
Documentary Short Film / Duration: 00:04:38
Screening on August 31st at 17h00 in Casa del Cinema: Salizada San Stae, 1990, 30135 Venezia (admission free of charge)

Batfish Soup (United States) by Amanda Bonaiuto


Wacky relatives give way to mounting tensions with broken dolls, boiling stew and a bang.
Animated Short Film / Duration: 00:04:30
Screening on August 31st at 17h00 in Casa del Cinema: Salizada San Stae, 1990, 30135 Venezia (admission free of charge)

#WeBelieveInThePowerOfLove (Italy) by Luca Finotti


The idea behind Finotti's #WeBelieveInThePowerOfLove is to bring together Riccardo Tisci and Nike's worlds. Taking inspiration from Tisci's statement "I believe in the power of of love", Finotti aims to underline that we are all believers. Based on this, the video celebrates inclusion and love with a wide range of models and aesthetics to show how our differences are something that bind and bring us together, not set us apart. The cast stories and their own different versions of the video are published on Finotti's Instagram and Vimeo accounts. Finotti's pop aesthetic in this video can be perceived through the 3D footwear and glitch cuts throughout, with a strong reference to online virality and social media as a way to reflect the director's idea of the "Internet taking over video".
Italian Cinema Now / Duration: 00:02:20
Screening on August 31st at 17h00 in Casa del Cinema: Salizada San Stae, 1990, 30135 Venezia (admission free of charge)

F L O C K (Portugal) by Luis Ales


where a sheep goes, the flock follows
Animated Short Film, Experimental Film / Duration: 00:01:46
Screening on August 31st at 17h00 in Casa del Cinema: Salizada San Stae, 1990, 30135 Venezia (admission free of charge)

âh (Turkey) by S.Buse Yildirim


The film portrays the loss of sense of belonging to the earth, the milieu where she is being. "Ah" does not tell a story, It brings up an abstract narration of a state of being, in other words it depicts a kind of visual narration of a young woman’s psychological state of mind that tell us about the trajectory of the vicious cycle of her inner world.
Narrative Short Film, Experimental Film / Duration: 00:16:40
Screening on August 31st at 17h00 in Casa del Cinema: Salizada San Stae, 1990, 30135 Venezia (admission free of charge)

Dear John (United Kingdom) by Péter Vácz


This second collaboration with musical stalwarts James, "Dear John", is award winning director Péter Vácz ' most ambitious project to date. Experimenting with lighting and a variety of animation techniques to great effect, the music video tells the story of two characters on a surreal and life-changing journey. We see how this effects their relationship and how they come to accept a beautiful transformation. In this promo, the young director also evolved his style further to include some linear 2D animation alongside the emotive and richly textured stop motion characters and sets.
Animated Short Film / Duration: 00:04:15
Screening on August 31st at 17h00 in Casa del Cinema: Salizada San Stae, 1990, 30135 Venezia (admission free of charge)

Paradise Gowns (Lithuania) by Albina Griniute


The film portrays five people living in the Finnish archipelago who are as different as people can be. A poetic essay on life, death and the taste of early potatoes.
Documentary Feature Film, Experimental Film / Duration: 00:60:00
Screening on August 31st at 17h00 in Casa del Cinema: Salizada San Stae, 1990, 30135 Venezia (admission free of charge)

THURSDAY, AUGUST 31, 2017 - 19H

Men from Montreal in November (Canada) by Pascal Robitaille, Matthew Wolkow


Two men sitting still near a window. Situated halfway between photography and cinema, Men from Montreal in November is a minimalistic homage to the meditative work of filmmaker Chantal Akerman, who died in October 2015.
Underground Film / Duration: 00:06:00
Screening on August 31st at 19h00 in Casa del Cinema: Salizada San Stae, 1990, 30135 Venezia (admission free of charge)

It's OK (Russian Federation) by Marat Narimanov


This is a story of the beauty and how it can be influenced by the circumstances and by the other beings.
Animated Short Film / Duration: 00:01:00
Screening on August 31st at 19h00 in Casa del Cinema: Salizada San Stae, 1990, 30135 Venezia (admission free of charge)

Ships in Distress in a Datastorm (Belgium) by Jeroen Cluckers


A datamoshed remix of Peter Monamy's painting 'Ships in Distress in a Storm', turning the original work into a new abstract compressionist video painting.
Experimental Film / Duration: 00:01:00
Screening on August 31st at 19h00 in Casa del Cinema: Salizada San Stae, 1990, 30135 Venezia (admission free of charge)

what they believe (Germany) by Shoko Hara


Glad tidings about a device that will turn a life around for good – Three treasure hunters follow the cross – A father and a son share the secrets of everlasting joy – On the other hand, a crippled child can only find serenity inside his model railway. A miracle healer shall finally bring him salvation... Little by little, odd human beings and an odd world will be made manifest. Always with them is a laughing kookaburra, suggesting what may be the only solution to this madness: Laughing lightheartedly. The events portrayed in this movie are a collage of actual occurrences. These anecdotes of ambiguous love and truth have been collected in preoccupation with evangelical Christians.
Animated Short Film / Duration: 00:10:20
Screening on August 31st at 19h00 in Casa del Cinema: Salizada San Stae, 1990, 30135 Venezia (admission free of charge)

Hootchu (Korea, Republic of) by Jung Hyun Kim


Allergies are irritating. It keeps everything from being done. There are many ways to solve it but none of them is ‘the’ solution. The stress builds up, and the tension grows. Eyes watery, head spinning, but then there is "the perfect solution."
Animated Short Film, Experimental Film / Duration: 00:00:38
Screening on August 31st at 19h00 in Casa del Cinema: Salizada San Stae, 1990, 30135 Venezia (admission free of charge)

The Kübler-Ross Model (Philippines) by Aya Ng


This experimental music video illustrates of the concept of the perfect number nine. Artist Aya Ng creates self-portraits drawn frame by frame using a continuous line drawing technique, each one symbolizing a number that forms a nine code.
Animated Short Film, Underground Film, Experimental Film / Duration: 00:03:33
Screening on August 31st at 19h00 in Casa del Cinema: Salizada San Stae, 1990, 30135 Venezia (admission free of charge)

Squame (Canada) by Nicolas Brault


Squame explores the body’s sensitive envelope, the skin. The ephemeral animated desquamations, created with the help of sugar casts, evoke fragile landscapes in a world at the edge of abstraction. Somewhere between archeological artifacts and macroscopic observations, the friable frontiers of these human bodies elude our gaze.
Animated Short Film, Experimental Film / Duration: 00:04:06
Screening on August 31st at 19h00 in Casa del Cinema: Salizada San Stae, 1990, 30135 Venezia (admission free of charge)

Daddy Loves You (Finland) by Ninni Rokosa


A documentary film about a Finnish professional boxer, who aims for the top while struggling with the shadows of his own life.
Documentary Feature Film / Duration: 00:56:25
Screening on August 31st at 19h00 in Casa del Cinema: Salizada San Stae, 1990, 30135 Venezia (admission free of charge)

THURSDAY, AUGUST 31, 2017 - 20H30

Female Fantasy (Sweden) by Zara Kjellner, Alicia Hansen


Its early in the morning and the streets are empty. A woman meets a man at a busstop. As they go separate ways she begins to dream about their imaginary sexual encounter. A feminist pornographic film aiming to change porn forever.
Underground Film, Experimental Film / Duration: 00:12:30
Screening on August 31st at 20h30 in Casa del Cinema: Salizada San Stae, 1990, 30135 Venezia (admission free of charge)

Our Own Private Universe (United States) by Ben Balcom


Our language is unreliable. Is meaning adding up or emptying out? Through these possible scenes we simply need these actors to play their parts in order to mask the wilting of a fiction. They talk all at once. What do they say? Which lives do they speak of? To have been is not enough for them. Our dialogue is uncertain. In the meantime, let them converse calmly, since they are incapable of keeping silent.
Underground Film, Experimental Film / Duration: 00:11:00
Screening on August 31st at 20h30 in Casa del Cinema: Salizada San Stae, 1990, 30135 Venezia (admission free of charge)

Coupling (Italy) by Werther Germondari, Maria Laura Spagnoli


'Coupling' is one of the episodes that will form ‘SEX NOVO (sex in the background)’ second long-feature film in progress about sex, by Werther Germondari and Maria Laura Spagnoli. The first one, ‘SEX EQUO (sex in the foreground)’, has been featured in 2011. The subtitles of the two films, inspired by two Duke Ellington’s albums (‘Piano in the foreground’ and ‘Piano in the background’) hints at the way in which the research on the topic of sex has been and still is conducted on both films.
Underground Film, Italian Cinema Now / Duration: 00:05:00
Screening on August 31st at 20h30 in Casa del Cinema: Salizada San Stae, 1990, 30135 Venezia (admission free of charge)

Sex Equo (Italy) by Werther Germondari, Maria Laura Spagnoli


After disobeying God and having visited the site of "forbidden fruits", Adam and Eve are trying to regain the lost Eden. For each fruit a parable about sex is told. A series of short stories with a fetish, eccentric, porn, and funny sexuality, in the same remixed and exasperated tone of Italian picaresque comedies.
Narrative Feature, Italian Cinema Now / Duration: 01:02:56
Screening on August 31st at 20h30 in Casa del Cinema: Salizada San Stae, 1990, 30135 Venezia (admission free of charge)

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 1, 2017 - 17H

Bodily Conflict (United States) by Marta Finkelstein


This experimental stop-motion clay animation teeters on the line between pain and pleasure. 'Bodily Conflict' explores psychological anxieties about sexuality, the female body, and power.
Animated Short Film, Underground Film, Experimental Film / Duration: 00:04:06
Screening on September 1st at 17h in Casa del Cinema: Salizada San Stae, 1990, 30135 Venezia (admission free of charge)

The Feeling (Italy) by Leo Canali


A boy working in a hotel. Cleans the rooms , and each room retains its own story, told from the traces of those who have hosted .
Italian Cinema Now / Duration: 00:17:00
Screening on September 1st at 17h in Casa del Cinema: Salizada San Stae, 1990, 30135 Venezia (admission free of charge)

Tunisia 2045 (France) by Ted Hardy-Carnac


Tunisia, 2045. A father and his daughter are waiting, worried and tired. A simple gesture could decide their future...
Narrative Short Film / Duration: 00:03:33
Screening on September 1st at 17h in Casa del Cinema: Salizada San Stae, 1990, 30135 Venezia (admission free of charge)

Hunger Keeps Walking (Italy) by Giulia Canella


Anorexia is a mental disorder related often to women's world. What if a young boy has huge problems with the acceptance of his body and himself? Charles is a complicated guy. He feels so lonely that every night he calls an erotic hotline, asking only for one person: Bijou. The call-girl makes Charles forget his solitude for a while, but one night he wants more and asks Bijou to go out for a date. The woman doesn’t say yes or no, but Charles starts preparing for this unusual meeting. At the end, Charles’ self doubts will point out his difficult relationship with his body and food.
Italian Cinema Now / Duration: 00:16:41
Screening on September 1st at 17h in Casa del Cinema: Salizada San Stae, 1990, 30135 Venezia (admission free of charge)

Whale Heart (Denmark) by Robert Allen


In an isolated whaling community, a man has developed an ungodly way of preparing himself to kill the creatures upon which his livelihood depends, and now he must initiate his son into their harsh and bloody trade.
Animated Short Film / Duration: 00:07:44
Screening on September 1st at 17h in Casa del Cinema: Salizada San Stae, 1990, 30135 Venezia (admission free of charge)

Three months (France) by Diego Neptali Aldana Torres


A young woman fights untiringly for the custody of her daughter.
Narrative Short Film / Duration: 00:29:32
Screening on September 1st at 17h in Casa del Cinema: Salizada San Stae, 1990, 30135 Venezia (admission free of charge)

The End of the World (Poland) by Monika Pawluczuk

film about a defining moment in a man’s life. What is left and what becomes most important when one needs to pack up the lifeboat because the world is about to end. It was planned as a film-meditation, testing the focus on what is important.
Documentary Short Film / Duration: 00:40:00
Screening on September 1st at 17h in Casa del Cinema: Salizada San Stae, 1990, 30135 Venezia (admission free of charge)

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 1, 2017 - 19H

Teddy Bear (Italy) by Hermes Mangialardo


The sea can be the end of the journey of teddy bear, trough war, fears but also hopes and a new beginning.
Italian Cinema Now / Duration: 00:01:37
Screening on September 1st at 19h in Casa del Cinema: Salizada San Stae, 1990, 30135 Venezia (admission free of charge)

Snake Eating Its Own Tail (Finland) by Tuomas Anttonen


Russian criminals settle their scores in a sleepy border town and fall into a destructive cycle of violence.
Underground Film / Duration: 00:05:33
Screening on September 1st at 19h in Casa del Cinema: Salizada San Stae, 1990, 30135 Venezia (admission free of charge)

WHAT WEEE ARE - WEEEdroponics (Italy) by Alessio De Marchi, Alessandra Turcato

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Planting the Seeds, growing the future. Technology pervades every aspect of our lives: the way we move... the way we work... the way we meet and communicate… how we make love and what we eat…
Italian Cinema Now / Duration: 00:04:45
Screening on September 1st at 19h in Casa del Cinema: Salizada San Stae, 1990, 30135 Venezia (admission free of charge)

Mozaiku (Italy) by Bertik Korenek

analysis of ourselves and of our body, all the imperfections and defects in it and the acceptance process that follows. It is a process full obstacles, RAGE, pain, repulsion, self loathing , insecurity and sometimes even violence; It's a process that after a long elaboration can lead to the acceptance of all of this , and defects can become strengths. but as in all things there is no single response, you can also lose yourself in an oblivion with no way out where nothing of ourselves it's good anymore, defects worsen and multiply until we drown in a bloddy red ocean and we hit a bottom that is only going to sink more.
Italian Cinema Now / Duration: 00:00:55
Screening on September 1st at 19h in Casa del Cinema: Salizada San Stae, 1990, 30135 Venezia (admission free of charge)

An Exit (Italy) by Martino Prendini


The video is composed of +6000 images hand-drawn one by one, than elaborated with glitch and mixed techniques. It's a project about the constrictive role of women in our society, constantly confined to roles and constantly forced to prove their strenght. At the same time, it wants to portray the inner force of female body and emotionality, through an emotional tension that becomes physical.
Animated Short Film / Duration: 00:04:58
Screening on September 1st at 19h in Casa del Cinema: Salizada San Stae, 1990, 30135 Venezia (admission free of charge)

Viaggio nelle città invisibili di Roma (Italy) by Carmelo Battaglia


Rome, the Eternal City, a microcosm that embodies several cities, from those emblazoned downtown to the most popular suburbs. But there are also invisible to most cities, wasteland and abandoned on the edge of the city, deliberately excluded from the urban fabric, in their desolation stand dormant in memory of their sublime beauty, like lunar landscapes wrapped in the city hectic. A journey into the heart of these realities, dall'incompiuta City of Tor Vergata Sports, ephemeral monumentality of the Gasometer, the abandonment of the Flaminio Stadium, the isolation of Corviale, the journey continues through the uncertain fate of the racecourse Tor Valle and the new buildings never completed the Z2 complex, Z3 of Piazza of the Navigators, landing finally all'utopica "Tree House" Fregene. timeless city at the same time interact with the same time, ruptures in the open territory that can and must become a driving force for growth and urban renaissance, economic and social.
Italian Cinema Now / Duration: 00:03:42
Screening on September 1st at 19h in Casa del Cinema: Salizada San Stae, 1990, 30135 Venezia (admission free of charge)

Drag Kings (United Kingdom) by Elizabeth Valentina Sutton


Drag Kings is a short documentary exploring the staunch and resilient spirit of people who perform masculinity on stage. The film follows three drag kings from across the UK struggling with the inequality that they face within the drag community. In the shadow of drag queens, the kings are creating art that holds a mirror up to what it means to be human, rather than simply being defined by their assigned gender.
Documentary Short Film / Duration: 00:09:42
Screening on September 1st at 19h in Casa del Cinema: Salizada San Stae, 1990, 30135 Venezia (admission free of charge)

Valencia (United States) by Logan George


Catherine’s early morning drive is interrupted when she’s faced with an accident on the side of the road. Accosted by calls from her estranged sister and late to the reading of her father’s will, but the only one on the scene, she forces herself to exit her car.
Narrative Short Film / Duration: 00:07:00
Screening on September 1st at 19h in Casa del Cinema: Salizada San Stae, 1990, 30135 Venezia (admission free of charge)

Tomorrow (Italy) by Rosanna Reccia, Alberto Vianello


A young couple of Italian emigrated to France is facing an unforeseen situation.
Italian Cinema Now / Duration: 00:10:00
Screening on September 1st at 19h in Casa del Cinema: Salizada San Stae, 1990, 30135 Venezia (admission free of charge)

The Luring (New Zealand) by Alex Plumb


Winner of Best Experimental Film at the Auckland International Film Festival 2017, "the Luring is a visually-driven, psychological snapshot into the lives of three different people, revealing how connected and isolated they are through their desires and the great spectacle that is modern life". It is set in a seemingly ordinary yet dystopian present. It depicts three people who exist in their own spaces, where they each experience and talk about isolation and desire through themselves, their worlds, and the worlds outside. As a whole the short aims to push the boundaries of normalcy within our everyday to playfully question the way in which we relate to ourselves/each other through the constantly changing spaces we inhabit today such as gender and sexuality.
Narrative Short Film / Duration: 00:11:59
Screening on September 1st at 19h in Casa del Cinema: Salizada San Stae, 1990, 30135 Venezia (admission free of charge)

Pretty Dangerous (Canada) by Dan Laera


Pretty Dangerous (2015) This intimate portrait of Seleziya "Sparx" Esho finds the pro wrestler confronting a personal obsession and the strain it puts on both her body and her family.
Documentary Short Film / Duration: 00:08:42
Screening on September 1st at 19h in Casa del Cinema: Salizada San Stae, 1990, 30135 Venezia (admission free of charge)

Nortik (Portugal) by Tiago Iúri


An exploration has to be carried out on the planet Nortik by Jane and her colleagues, but the mission doesn't happen as expected. It consisted in looking for someone superior to us, humans.
Narrative Short Film / Duration: 00:13:12
Screening on September 1st at 19h in Casa del Cinema: Salizada San Stae, 1990, 30135 Venezia (admission free of charge)

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 1, 2017 - 20H20

Vecinas (Belgium) by Natalia Sardi


“Partly autobiographical, “VECINAS” is the story of two solitudes brought closer by the laws of magnetism.”
Narrative Short Film / Duration: 00:11:17
Screening on September 1st at 20h20 in Casa del Cinema: Salizada San Stae, 1990, 30135 Venezia (admission free of charge)

from this side of space to the other side of the signal (United States) by Benjamin Rosenthal


"from this side of space to the other side of the signal" utilizes footage produced on unique analog equipment from the early history of video during a residency at Signal Culture (a contemporary version of the original Experimental Television Center in Owego, NY), and emerges from a nod to Michael Snow's iconic structural film La Région Centrale. Virtual landscapes pumped through the analog system become caught amidst sets of "meaningless" signs/barriers and violent signals. Computer generated bodies and body parts glistening with video material generated via this system perform actions that queer the line between digital, physical and analog, homoeroticism and violence––entangled in a fragmented high-modernist grid. A voice from the other side of the signal attempts to lure the viewer into some act of connection, of crossing over, only to be perpetually interrupted by barriers of interference.
Experimental Film, Animated Short Film / Duration: 00:09:54
Screening on September 1st at 20h20 in Casa del Cinema: Salizada San Stae, 1990, 30135 Venezia (admission free of charge)

Public Intimacy (Brazil) by Luciana Canton


Public Intimacy is a movie about how we deal with sexuality and love on public and private levels. The four stories of "Public Intimacy" deal with urgent and profound themes, like homofobia, prostitution, transsexuality and madness. "Public Intimacy" proposes a cinema that is focused on its characters. They struggle to become who they really are.
Narrative Feature / Duration: 01:10:26
Screening on September 1st at 20h20 in Casa del Cinema: Salizada San Stae, 1990, 30135 Venezia (admission free of charge)


The selected films will compete for the following awards:

Best Feature Film
cash award of 250 Euros

Best Short Film
cash award of 100 Euros

Best Narrative Feature Film
Best Documentary Feature Film
Best Animated Feature Film
Best Narrative Short Film
Best Documentary Short Film
Best Animated Short Film
Best Experimental Film
Best Music Video