DIRECTORS' ASSEMBLY MEETS EUROPEAN POLITICS
Panel presented by
Committee on Culture of the European Parliament
in collaboration with
Venice Days and the Directors' Fortnight*
During the last Cannes Film Festival, the Directors' Fortnight launched a new proposition open to authors from all around the world: a Directors' Assembly invited to discuss the roles and functions of men and women in the cinema in regards to their work, contemporary culture, urgencies dictated by the contrast between business and creation as well as cultural diversity. All these themes are deeply discussed in the European parliament. This call for thought upon creativity and freedom of expression could not end with this first rendez-vous in Cannes. This explains why a second Clap of the Directors' Assembly is taking place in Venice, focusing on important events such as the European Elections of May 2014.
The « second moment » of the Directors' Assembly will see the President and representatives of the Cultural Committee of the European Parliament discussing and debating with important figures of European cinema. Among them, the three directors competing for the LUX prize 2013, the directors present at the Venice Film Festival on 5 September, representatives of Italian authors' associations, some of the finalists and winners of previous editions of the LUX Prize, as well as young cinephiles coming from the 28 countries of the EU and participants of the « 28 Times Cinema » project.
Attending: Valeria Golino
director of Miele
; Clio Barnard
director of The Selfish Giant
; Felix van Groeningen
director of The Broken Circle Breakdown
; Andrea Segre
director of Io Sono Li
, LUX Prize 2012 winner; Catherine Corsini
SRF and member of the Orizzonti Jury; Doris Pack
President of the cultural Commission of the European Parliament, Silvia Costa
Member of the European Parliament, reporter for the Creative Europe Parliament.*The first Directors' Assembly has been promoted by the Film Directors' Guild and The Directors' Fortnight.With the support of directors:
David Cronenberg, Joe Dante, Stephen Frears, Matteo Garrone, Mahamat Saleh Haroun, Naomi Kawase, Joachim Lafosse, Pablo Larrain, Ken Loach, Sergei Loznitsa, Cristian Mungiu, Yousry Nasrallah, Christian Petzold, Nicolas Philibert, Walter Salles, Bertrand Tavernier, Pablo Trapero, Joachim Trier e Andreï Zviaguintsev.