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Venice Film Festival Announces Three Advancing Projects from Biennale College-Cinema Program

Photo of Beth Hanna By Beth Hanna | Thompson on Hollywood January 22, 2013 at 1:23PM

Three projects have advanced to the second round of the Venice Film Festival's Biennale College-Cinema program. This second phase consists of a workshop in which the participants will actually make a mini-budget film; each will get 150,000 euro in funding.
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Three projects have advanced to the second round of the Venice Film Festival's Biennale College-Cinema program. This second phase consists of a workshop in which the participants will actually make a mini-budget film; each will get 150,000 euro in funding.

The three projects were chosen at the end of a 10-day workshop held in January, in which 15 groups participated, each comprised of a director and producer. The initial group of 15 represented 12 countries from around the world.

The goal of the program is to present the three feature-length films at the 70th International Venice Film Festival (August 28 - September 7, 2013). 

The three projects are:

  • "Memphis" (USA), director Tim Sutton and producer John Baker
  • "The Year of June" (Thailand), director Nawapol Thamrongrattanarit and producer Aditya Assarat
  • "Yuri Esposito" (Italy), director Alessio Fava and producer Max Chicco

This article is related to: Festivals, Venice Film Festival, Indies, Festivals


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Born and raised in Manhattan, Anne Thompson grew up going to the Thalia and The New Yorker and wound up at grad Cinema Studies at NYU. She worked at United Artists and Film Comment before heading west as that magazine's west coast editor. She wrote for the LA Weekly, Sight and Sound, Empire, The New York Times and Entertainment Weekly before serving as West Coast Editor of Premiere. She wrote for The Washington Post, The London Observer, Wired, More, and Vanity Fair, and did staff stints at The Hollywood Reporter and Variety. She eventually took her blog Thompson on Hollywood to Indiewire. She taught film criticism at USC Critical Studies, and continues to host the fall semester of “Sneak Previews” for UCLA Extension.