Biennale College – Cinema 2013/14

The first edition of the Biennale College – Cinema (2012/13) was quite successful. The three selected films have already premiered in the 70th Venice Film Festival and were well received: Mary is Happy, Mary is Happy, directed by Nawapol Thamrongrattanarit and produced by Aditya Assarat; Memphis, directed by Tim Sutton and produced by John Baker; Yuri Esposito, directed by Alessio Fava and produced by Max Chicco.

The Biennale College – Cinema announced 12 projects that have been selected for the second edition the program and will take part in the first 10-day workshop held in Venice in October 2013.

According to the official site: Up to 3 of these 12 projects will receive support for 150,000.00 Euro in order to make 3 feature-length works (first or second work) which will be presented at the 71st Venice International Film Festival.

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The 12 projects are:

A place in the Future
Director: Ritesh Batra (India)
Producer: Seher Latif (India)

Blood Cells
Director: Joseph Bull (UK)
Director: Luke Seomore (UK)
Producer: Samm Haillay (UK)

Director: Rania Attieh (Lebanon)
Director: Daniel Garcia (USA)
Producer: Shruti Rya Ganguli (India)

La Barracuda
Director: Jason Cortlund (USA)
Director: Julia Halperin (USA)
Producer: David Hartstein (USA)

La Mujer De Los Perros
Director: Laura Citarella (Argentina)
Director: Verónica Llinás (Argentina)
Producer: Mariano Llinás (Argentina)

Director: Christina Choe (USA)
Producer: Gerry Kim (USA)

Peacock Lamenting
Director: Sanjeewa Pushpakumara (Sri Lanka)
Producer: Antonin Dedet (France)

River of exploding durians
Director: Edmund Yeo (Malaysia)
Producer: Ming Jin Woo (Malaysia)

Short Skin
Director: Duccio Chiarini (Italy)
Producer: Babak Jalali (Irak / UK)

The Strike
Director: Adam Breier (Hungary)
Producer: Akos Schneider (Hungary)

Director: Matteo Servente (Italy)
Producer: Ryan Watt (USA)

Director: Aamir Bashir (India)
Producer: Alan McAlex (India)

Up to 3 teams, after the first workshop, will be invited to participate in other two workshops in Venice – to be held in December 2013 and January 2014.

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