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Filmmaker Céline Sciamma to head the Giornate degli Autori jury at Venice Film Festival

Filmmaker Céline Sciamma To Head The Giornate Degli Autori Jury At Venice Film Festival
This year the director and screenwriter Céline Sciamma will serve as president of the Giornate degli Autori jury. It’s a homecoming of sorts for the director of Portrait of a Lady on Fire (awarded Best Screenplay at Cannes), ever since she was shortlisted for the 2014 LUX Prize at 27 Times Cinema, the initiative organized by Giornate degli Autori, the European Parliament’s LUX Audience Award and Europa Cinemas, in collaboration with Cineuropa. In fact, Sciamma will be presiding over the special jury made up of 27 young European cinephiles on ‘campus’ at Giornate to assign the GdA Director’s Award, and coordinated by the Director of the Karlovy Vary Film Festival, Karel Och. This is the only official award for Giornate degli Autori, the independent sidebar of the Venice Film Festival that is promoted by the Italian filmmakers’ associations.
For the second year in a row, a woman has been tapped as the GdA jury president, after the original duo consisting of Mina Mileva and Vesela Kazakova, who awarded last year’s winner, the Romanian film Imaculat by Monica Stan and George Chiper-Lillemark, which went on to win the Luigi De Laurentiis Venice Award for Best Debut Film on the entire Venice Film Festival lineup. Céline Sciamma will be charged with guiding her young team in selecting the title from the Giornate Official Selection that best reflects the meaning of the award: the courage to see the world through new eyes.
“I feel grateful that I get to share my thoughts about contemporary films with such a young group,” observed Céline Sciamma, “and at such a political moment for independent cinema. I feel close in spirit to Giornate degli Autori and I am excited about experiencing it fully as a member of the team this edition. I can’t wait for the impact.”
“Our choice of Céline Sciamma as jury president,” declares Artistic Director Gaia Furrer, “doesn’t only mean having one of the most intriguing voices in contemporary film with us at Giornate degli Autori; most importantly, what it means is embracing her vision of reality. Céline Sciamma has always been interested in questions of identity, and her films have turned the established order of things in cinema on its head. She has thoroughly upended the basic structure of our society and masterfully created new images and new memories. With her latest film, Petite Maman, she has provided further proof that the prevailing canon of film production can indeed be challenged. I am absolutely certain that working side by side with an artist of this stature will be an extraordinary experience for the young jurors at Giornate degli Autori this year.”
“It isn’t just the films she has directed, all to widespread acclaim,” adds Giornate Delegate Giorgio Gosetti, “that make Céline Sciamma a true artist. Equally essential, in my view, is her output as a screenwriter. She has brought her unique talent to bear on a range of artistic genres, from animated cartoons to TV series, teaming up with filmmakers from different generations, such as André Techiné or Jacques Audiard”.
Bio/Filmography
Céline Sciamma (Cergy-Pontoise, France, 1980) has written and directed five feature films. After earning a degree in French, she studied screenwriting at l’École Nationale Supérieure des Métiers de l’Image et du Son (FEMIS) in Paris. From 2004 to 2006, she co-wrote two short films by Jean-Baptiste de Laubier: Les premières communions and Cache ta joie. At the same time, she also wrote Naissance des pieuvres, which won the 9th Prix Junior for Best Screenplay and would turn into her feature directorial debut, Water Lilies, in 2007, selected for the Cannes Film Festival (Un Certain Regard), as well as Toronto, London and Rotterdam. Sciamma’s 2011 film Tomboy won numerous accolades, including the Teddy Jury Award at the Berlinale. In 2014, her film Girlhood (Bande de filles) premiered at Cannes’ Directors’ Fortnight. Two years later, she scripted Being 17 (Quand on a 17 ans) by André Téchiné and My Life as a Courgette (Ma vie de Courgette), an animated film by Claude Barras that attracted considerable audience and critical acclaim, won numerous awards and received an Oscar® nomination. Sciamma returned to directing in 2019 with Portrait of a Lady on Fire (Portrait de la jeune fille en feu), another title in a string of successes, earning her an array of prizes, among them Best Screenplay at Cannes. Two years after that feat, Sciamma co-wrote Paris, 13th District (Les Olympiades, Paris 13e) with Léa Mysius and Jacques Audiard, the latter of whom also directed the film. That same year, in 2021, she directed Petite Maman, which premiered at the Berlin Film Festival. In 2018, with many of her fellow filmmakers, Sciamma co-founded Collectif 50/50, a French association promoting equality between men and women and inclusion of sexual and gender diversity in the film and audiovisual industry.
2021 Petite maman
2019 Portrait de la jeune fille en feu
2014 Bande de filles
2011 Tomboy
2007 Naissance des pieuvres
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THE ACADEMY OF MOTION PICTURE ARTS AND SCIENCES FOR THE FIRST TIME AT THE VENICE FILM FESTIVAL

THE ACADEMY OF MOTION PICTURE ARTS AND SCIENCES FOR THE FIRST TIME AT THE VENICE FILM FESTIVAL
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The panel The values of cinema in global society is scheduled on August 30, Press Room (Palazzo del Casinò, Venice Lido).

A warm welcome from La Biennale di Venezia, Cinecittà, and Mastercard.

THE ACADEMY OF MOTION PICTURE ARTS AND SCIENCES AT THE VENICE FILM FESTIVAL

For the first time, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences will officially attend the Venice International Film Festival, on the occasion of the festival’s 90th anniversaryLa Biennale di VeneziaCinecittà, and Mastercard will welcome the Academy’s new CEO Bill Kramer – who will participate at the 79th Venice Film Festival along with a number of Academy delegates – at various important events to celebrate international cinema together.

In particular, on Tuesday, August 30 at 3 pm, at the Press Room (Palazzo del Casinò, Venice Lido), there will be a round table discussion entitled The values of cinema in global society, with the participation of the Academy’s CEO Bill Kramer, the President of La Biennale Roberto Cicutto, the Artistic Director of the Venice International Film Festival Alberto Barbera, the President of Cinecittà Chiara Sbarigia, the CEO of Cinecittà Nicola Maccanico, and Mastercard’s Country Manager Italy Michele Centemero. The panel will be moderated by the Variety correspondent Nick Vivarelli.

Also on Tuesday, August 30Bill Kramer will participate at an exclusive event in partnership with Mastercard which will be held that evening at Misericordia (historic center of Venice). Then, on the evening of Wednesday, August 31, he will take attend the opening Gala in the Sala Grande (Palazzo del Cinema). Lastly, on Thursday, September 1, at the Lido, Bill Kramer will meet with Academy members from around the world who are attending the festival, as well as with key representatives of international cinema.

ACADEMY IN VENICE PROGRAMME

Tuesday, August 30
3 pm – Venice Lido. Press Room (Palazzo del Casinò). Press presentation and round table discussion: The values of cinema in global society. In the presence of the Academy’s CEO, the President of the Biennale, the Artistic Director of the Venice International Film Festival, the CEO and the President of Cinecittà, and Mastercard’s Country Manager Italy.
8 pm – Scuola Grande della Misericordia: cocktail party
9:30 pm – Reception in partnership with Mastercard. Music by Aria and Friends Orchestra; dinner by Chef Alajmo, 3 Michelin stars.

Thursday, September 1
1 pm – Hotel Excelsior. Brunch with the participation of Bill Kramer, Academy delegates, and many national and international guests attending the Film Festival.

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SCREENING SCHEDULE OF THE BIENNALE CINEMA 2022 ONLINE FROM TUESDAY 16 AUGUST

POSTER AND OPENING SEQUENCE FOR THE BIENNALE CINEMA 2022 DESIGNED BY LORENZO MATTOTTI

Online ticket sales for the public from August 17 (3 pm), online booking service for pass holders from August 28.

SCHEDULE

The screening schedule of the 79th Venice International Film Festival (Venice, 31 August > 10 September 2022) will be published online on the website www.labiennale.org on Tuesday 16 August at 3 pm.
The online ticket sales service for the public will be active from Wednesday 17 August at 3 pm.
The online booking service for pass holders will be available from Sunday 28 August.

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VENEZIA 79 In Competition

OFFICIAL LINE UP OF VENICE IMMERSIVE 2022

WHITE NOISE OPENING FILM

by NOAH BAUMBACH

with Adam Driver, Greta Gerwig, Don Cheadle, Raffey Cassidy, Sam Nivola, May Nivola, Jodie Turner-Smith, André L. Benjamin and Lars Eidinger/ USA / 136’

 

IL SIGNORE DELLE FORMICHE

by GIANNI AMELIO

with Luigi Lo Cascio, Elio Germano, Leonardo Maltese, Sara Serraiocco / Italy / 134’

THE WHALE

by DARREN ARONOFSKY

with Brendan Fraser, Sadie Sink, Hong Chau, Samantha Morton, Ty Simpkins / USA / 117’

 

L’IMMENSITÀ

by EMANUELE CRIALESE

with Penélope Cruz, Luana Giuliani, Vincenzo Amato, Patrizio Francioni / Italy, France / 97’

SAINT OMER

by ALICE DIOP

with Kayije Kagame, Guslagie Malanda, Valérie Dréville, Aurélia Petit / France / 122’

 

BLONDE

by ANDREW DOMINIK

with Ana de Armas, Adrien Brody, Bobby Cannavale, Xavier Samuel, Julianne Nicholson, Lily Fisher / USA / 165’

 

TÁR

by TODD FIELD

with Cate Blanchett, Noémie Merlant, Nina Hoss, Sophie Kauer, Julian Glover, Allan Corduner, Mark Strong / USA / 158’

LOVE LIFE

by KÔJI FUKADA

with Fumino Kimura, Kento Nagayama, Atom Sunada / Japan, France / 123’

 

BARDO, FALSA CRÓNICA DE UNAS CUANTAS VERDADES (BARDO, FALSE CHRONICLE OF A HANDFUL OF TRUTHS)

by ALEJANDRO G. IÑÁRRITU

with Daniel Giménez Cacho, Griselda Siciliani, Ximena Lamadrid, Iker Sanchez Solano, Andrés Almeida, Francisco Rubio / Mexico

ATHENA

by ROMAIN GAVRAS

with Dali Benssalah, Sami Slimane, Anthony Bajon, Ouassini Embarek, Alexis Manenti / France / 97’

BONES AND ALL

by LUCA GUADAGNINO

with Taylor Russell, Timothée Chalamet, Mark Rylance, André Holland, Chloë Sevigny, Jessica Harper, David Gordon Green, Michael Stuhlbarg, Jake Horowitz / USA / 130’

THE ETERNAL DAUGHTER

by JOANNA HOGG

with Tilda Swinton, Joseph Mydell, Carly-Sophia Davies / UK, USA / 96’

SHAB, DAKHELI, DIVAR (BEYOND THE WALL)

by VAHID JALILVAND

with Navid Mohammadzadeh, Diana Habibi, Amir Aghaee / Iran / 126’

 

THE BANSHEES OF INISHERIN

by MARTIN MCDONAGH

with Colin Farrell, Brendan Gleeson, Kerry Condon, Barry Keoghan / Ireland, UK, USA / 109’

 

ARGENTINA, 1985

by SANTIAGO MITRE

with Ricardo Darín, Peter Lanzani, Alejandra Flechner, Norman Briski / Argentina, USA / 140’

 

 

CHIARA

by SUSANNA NICCHIARELLI

with Margherita Mazzucco, Andrea Carpenzano, Carlotta Natoli, Paola Tiziana Cruciani, Luigi Lo Cascio / Italy, Belgium / 106’

MONICA

by ANDREA PALLAORO

with Trace Lysette, Patricia Clarkson, Adriana Barraza, Emily Browning, Joshua Close / USA, Italy / 106’

KHERS NIST (NO BEARS)

by JAFAR PANAHI

with Jafar Panahi, Naser Hashemi, Vahid Mobaseri, Bakhtiar Panjeei, Mina Kavani, Reza Heydari / Iran / 106’

ALL THE BEAUTY AND THE BLOODSHED

by LAURA POITRAS

USA / 113’

 

UN COUPLE (A COUPLE)

by FREDERICK WISEMAN

with Nathalie Boutefeu / France, USA / 63’

 

THE SON

by FLORIAN ZELLER

with Hugh Jackman, Laura Dern, Vanessa Kirby, Zen McGrath, Anthony Hopkins, Hugh Quarshie / UK / 123’

LES MIENS (OUR TIES)

by ROSCHDY ZEM

with Sami Bouajila, Roschdy Zem, Meriem Serbah, Maïwenn, Rachid Bouchareb, Abel Jafrei, Nina Zem / France / 85’

LES ENFANTS DES AUTRES (OTHER PEOPLE’S CHILDREN)

by REBECCA ZLOTOWSKI

with Virginie Efira, Roschdy Zem, Chiara Mastroianni, Callie Ferreira / France / 104’

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