The Festival of Festivals: The Critics’ Week at the Venice Biennale

di Fernanda Moneta

67-Mostra-Internazionale-dArte-Cinematografica-di-Venezia

Here is the invitation to participate, by Fernanda Moneta

Whether film or short film, low-budget or not, send it to a festival is a big investment both economically (if only the cost of copying and delivery costs, it would be enough) and on that image its author and the film, and the opportunities that this event can give. Ultimately, then, a few festivals, including the newcomers, requiring the assignment of rights. Should carefully read the regulations. For this, we journalists must monitor carefully the information that we turn to the public. Sometimes it is better to keep quiet. Especially useful for young people or foreigners, the Italian Ministry of Entertainment has made public a list of festival officially supported by the Govern. Consultation has already a first step. Without a shadow of doubt, the International Film Critics’ Week is an historic event, commissioned by SNCC (National Union of Italian Film Critics) for 25 years. Participate is an honor and certainly brought great results, enabling films to be seen by all the top industry professionals and film critics. Here is the invitation to participate.

25. SETTIMANA INTERNAZIONALE DELLA CRITICA | (INTERNATIONAL FILM CRITICS WEEK)
67. MOSTRA INTERNAZIONALE D’ARTE CINEMATOGRAFICA DI VENEZIA | REGULATIONS 2010

The 25. Settimana Internazionale della Critica (SIC) – International Film Critics’ Week will be held in Venice during the 67. Mostra Internazionale d’Arte Cinematografica di Venezia – Venice Film Festival (September 1st – September 11st, 2010).

The International Film Critics’ Week is promoted, organized and managed by the National Union of Film Critics “Sindacato Nazionale Critici Cinematografici Italiani” (SNCCI), with the cooperation of La Biennale di Venezia and the Venice Film Festival. All titles presented in the 25. International Film Critics’ Week must be first time director’s full-length films, and must not have been publicly shown in their country of origin before August 2009, nor have been presented either in or out of competition in any official or non-official section of any international film festival. A maximum of seven full-length films will be selected to take part in the competition by the General Delegate for the International Film Critics’ Week, Francesco Di Pace, assisted by the film critics Goffredo De Pascale, Antongiulio Mancino, Cristiana Paternò, Angela Prudenzi, all appointed by the SNCCI. All films submitted for the selection must be received by the International Film Critics Week not later than 30th June 2010. Screening copies of submitted films (preferably DVDs) must be sent to the 25. Settimana Internazionale della Critica – International Film Critics’ Week according to the following instructions:

a) Prior to 1st June 2010, screeners should be sent to the following address:
SNCCI – 25. Settimana Internazionale della Critica
Largo Leopardi 12 – 00185 Roma (Italy)
b) From 1st June 2010, screeners should be sent to the following address:
25. Settimana Internazionale della Critica – International Film Critics’ Week
Palazzo del Cinema – Lungomare Marconi
30126 Lido di Venezia (Italy)
Important: first films sent to La Biennale di Venezia are not automatically submitted to the International Film Critics’ Week. Each screener should be sent specifically to the 25. International Film Critics’ Week at the address above. When submitting a film, please send an email to the following address
sicvenezia@gmail.com specifying the details of the shipment. Francesco Di Pace, General Delegate
E-mail: francescodipace57@yahoo.it
For any further information please contact:
Elena Pollacchi – Claudio Dondi, Section Coordinators sicvenezia@gmail.com
http://www.sicvenezia.it

25. Settimana Internazionale della Critica (SIC) – INTERNATIONAL FILM CRITICS WEEK REGULATIONS 2010

  • Art. 1 The 25. Settimana Internazionale della Critica (SIC) – International Film Critics’ Week will be held in Venice during the 67. Venice International Film Festival, 2010. The International Film Critics’ Week is promoted, organized and managed by the National Union of Film Critics “Sindacato Nazionale Critici Cinematografici Italiani” (SNCCI), with the cooperation of La Biennale di Venezia and the Venice Film Festival.
  • Art.2 All titles presented in the 25. International Film Critics’ Week must be first time director’s full-length films, in 35mm print or Digital Cinema Package (DCP), and must not have been publicly shown in their country of origin before August 2009, nor have been presented either in or out of competition in any official or non-official section of any international film festival. Films which have already received public screenings in Italy; films which have already been distributed outside their country (or countries) of origin (with the possible exception of European works that have only been screened in bordering nations with the same language, or those non-European films that have not been screened outside their respective sub-continents); films which have already been publicly screened in their country of origin before August 2009; and films which have already been screened in or out of competition at any other international film festivals cannot be submitted and will be automatically excluded from the selection.
  • Art. 3 A maximum of seven full-length films will be selected to take part in the competition by the General Delegate for the International Film Critics’ Week, Francesco Di Pace assisted by the film critics Goffredo De Pascale, Antongiulio Mancino, Cristiana Paternò, Angela Prudenzi, all appointed by the SNCCI. Their judgment is final.
  • Art. 4 Screening copies of submitted films can either be in Italian, French, English or Spanish or be dubbed or subtitled in one of the above listed languages. In any other case, the submitted works must be accompanied by a dialogue list in one of the languages above mentioned. All submitted works must be accompanied by information material about the film and its director(s). A detailed resumé of the plot either in Italian, English, French or Spanish is required.
  • Art. 5 All films submitted for selection must be received by the International Film Critics’ Week not later than 30th June 2010. Screening copies of the films (preferably DVD) must be sent from 1st June 2010 at the following address: 25. Settimana Internazionale della Critica – International Film Critics’ Week Palazzo del Cinema – Lungomare Marconi – 30126 Lido di Venezia (Italy) Please note that first films sent to La Biennale di Venezia are not automatically submitted to the 25. International Film Critics’ Week. Each screener sent for submission should be sent specifically to the 25. International Film Critics’ Week. Prior to 1st June 2010, screeners should be sent to the following address: SNCCI – Settimana Internazionale della Critica – Largo Leopardi 12 – 00185 Roma (Italy) When submitting a film to the 25. International Film Critics’ Week please send an email to the following address sicvenezia@gmail.com specifying the details of the shipment.
  • Art. 6 All shipment costs related to the submission of screening material, presentation and photographic material should be covered by the presenters. No shipment cost from and/or back to any country could be covered by the Festival neither for submission or for official screening purposes. Protection against any harm caused to the selected films in unloading and screening is guaranteed by an “all risks” policy stipulated by the Festival and covering the period in which the prints remain with the Festival. The 67. Venice Film Festival also assumes responsibility for care and custody of films during the entire period of the Festival or until the films are returned to the owner. All films included in the 25. International Film Critics’ Week, once completed the official screenings included in the program of the 67. Mostra Internazionale d’Arte Cinematografica di Venezia, could be included in the program of additional screenings promoted by the Regione Veneto (unless differently authorized by the General Delegate-Management Office of the International Film Critics’ Week). It should then be assumed that the prints might be returned only once the additional screenings are completed (not later than October 31).
  • Art. 7 Selected films whose language is not Italian must be presented at the Festival in their original sound-track with Italian subtitles. Presenters are responsible for covering this cost.
  • Art. 8 The seven films presented in the 25. International Film Critics’ Week take part to the competition for the “International Film Critics’ Week – Regione del Veneto Award” consisting of 5.000 Euro. All seven films presented in the competition of 25.International Film Critics’ Week are also included in the competition for the “Premio Venezia Opera Prima – Luigi de Laurentiis Award” consisting of 100.000 USD.
  • Art. 9 Duly motivated exceptions to these regulations may be approved by the General Delegate with the support of the Selection Committee and of the Executive Committee of the SNCCI.
  • Art. 10 Any issue not covered by these regulations must be settled by the practice and regulations of the 67. Venice Film Festival. Participation in the 25. International Film Critics’ Week implies full acceptance of these regulations.

Pubblicato su: Art a part of cult(ure)
ISSN: 281-4760
Data: 07 marzo 2010

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