The EU says it will be present at the 80th edition of the Venice International Film Festival (31 August to 9 September).
The event will showcase 13 EU-supported films under the Creative Europe MEDIA programme and two events under the theme ‘Europe in Focus’ at the Venice Production Bridge.
Among the list of audiovisual works featured at Venice International Film Festival, 13 have been supported by Creative Europe MEDIA programme in their development or distribution.
The winners will be announced on Saturday 9 September during the closing ceremony.
Four of them are in the official competition line-up, with chances to take home the prestigious Golden Lion. They are:
The Promised Land (Bastarden), by Nikolaj Arcel (Denmark, Germany, Sweden)
Dogman, by Luc Besson (France)
Comandante, by Edoardo De Angelis (Italy)
Io Capitano, by Matteo Garrone (Italy, Belgium)
Shortlisted for the Orizzonti competition, honouring films that represent the latest aesthetic and expressive trends are:
Paradise is burning (Paradiset Brinner), by Mika Gustafson (Sweden, Italy, Denmark, Finland)
Heartless (Sem Coraçao), by Nara Normande, Tião (Brasil, France, Italy)
City of the Wind (Ser Ser Salhi), by Lkhagvadulam Purev-Ochir (France, Madagascar, Portual, The Netherlands, Qatar)
Two projects have been selected under the Venice Immersive, official competition:
Emperor (Empereur), by Marion Burger, Ilan Cohen (France, Germany)
Floating with spirits, by Juanita Onzaga (Belgium, Luxembourg, The Netherlands)
Elsewhere, two others have been selected for the independent section Giornate degli Autori, formerly Venice Days, and now in its 20th edition – held in parallel to the festival.
Through the night (Quitter la nuit), by Delphine Girard (Belgium)
Photophobia, by Ivan Ostrochovský, Pavol Pekarčík (Slovakia)
Additionally, the film Anna, by Marco Amenta (Italy) will be featured at Venetian Nights, the series of evenings organised by Giornate degli Autori when the seventh art will serve as an excuse to talk about the environment, painting, comics, music and memory.