Venice Days - Giornate degli Autori

Venice Days - Giornate degli Autori
Via Santa Croce in Gerusalemme, 107
Roma, Italy

Tel: +39-06 8603111

Festival Overview

The aim of the event is to draw attention to high quality cinema, without any kind of restriction, with special care for innovation, research, originality and independence. These are all features of the 12 films selected as well as being reflected in the special events held during the Days in the Villa degli Autori.
Ever since the first edition, the Days have come to represent a real alternative to the Festival´s official areas and an ideal and informal place for authors, producers, distributors and journalists to meet and discuss their ideas in an informal environment.
The 12 films selected from all over the world, in addition to other events and any special screenings, are screened in the theatres provided by the Venice Film Festival.


The Official Awards of Venice Days are:
* the "Venice Days Award", given by the Official Jury of Venice Days, headed by a filmmaker and composed by the participants to the program 28 Times Cinema of the European Parliament. The award consists is accompanied by a cash prize of € 20,000, to be split equally between the filmmaker and the film's international distributor, who agrees to use the sum received to promote the winning film internationally.
* the "BNL People's Choice Award" for the films of the Official Selection, offered by BNL Gruppo BNP Paribas, Main Sponsor of Venice Days.
* the "Label Europa Cinemas", dedicated to films produced and co-produced in Europe. The Label was created by a network of high-calibre European exhibitors, with the support of the EU's MEDIA Programme. It consists of a financial contribution towards distribution and promotion, as well as a guarantee for the winning film that it will be shown in the cinemas belonging to the network.
* All first feature films presented at Venice Days are eligible for the "Luigi De Laurentiis" Award (Lion of the Future), organized and promoted by the Mostra, granting 100.000 USD.
* All the films participating to the Days are also in competition for the parallel awards, with a ceremony due to take place on the last day of the Festival.


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Known festival contacts Contacts
Renata Santoro
Film Search, Programming
Film Festival
Primary contact
Recent Festival News News
12th Apr 2014 Entries for Venice Days 2014 are open


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Except for special cases, all feature films submitted to the Venice Days must fulfill the following requirements:
1) only long features, documentaries and tv series are accepted. Short films are not eligible.
2) Films should have been produced after September 30, 2016;
3) Films must be screened in DCP, if selected;
4) Films should not have been screened in Italy in theatres, nor distributed in home video, nor broadcasted on television, nor streamed on the Internet;
5) Films should not have been presented, out of their country of origin, to any International festival or major film event (except in the context of only one film market). Italian films must be World Premieres.


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