Giornate degli Autori, a quick presentation

Presentation:
Giornate degli Autori were born in 2004, as an independent event on the fringes of the Venice Film Festival, modeled on the prestigious ‘Directors' Fortnight' of the Cannes Festival and promoted by the associations of Italian film directors and authors (Anac and 100autori).
The aim of the event is to draw attention to high quality cinema, without any kind of restriction, with special care for innovation, research, originality and independence. These are all features of the 12 films selected as well as being reflected in the special events held during the Days in the Villa degli Autori.
Ever since the first edition, the Days have come to represent a real alternative to the Festival's official areas and an ideal and informal place for authors, producers, distributors and journalists to meet and discuss their ideas in an informal environment.
The 12 films selected from all over the world, in addition to other events and any special screenings, are screened in the theatres provided by the Venice Film Festival. 

The Official Awards of Giornate degli Autori are:
* the Giornate degli Autori Award, given by the Official Jury of Giornate degli Autori, headed by a filmmaker and composed by the participants to the program 28 Times Cinema of the European Parliament. The award consists is accompanied by a cash prize of €20,000, to be split equally between the filmmaker and the film's international distributor, who agrees to use the sum received to promote the winning film internationally.
* the BNL People's Choice Award for the films of the Official Selection, offered by BNL Gruppo BNP Paribas, Main Sponsor of Giornate degli Autori.
* the Label Europa Cinemas, dedicated to films produced and co-produced in Europe. The Label was created by a network of high-calibre European exhibitors, with the support of the EU's MEDIA Programme. It consists of a financial contribution towards distribution and promotion, as well as a guarantee for the winning film that it will be shown in the cinemas belonging to the network.

All the films participating to the Days are also in competition for the parallel awards, with a ceremony due to take place on the last day of the Festival.
First films are eligible for the "Luigi De Laurentiis Award Lion of the Future", granting 100.000 USD.

In the Media:
* One of the most popular events of the Festival (Il Sole 24 Ore)
* A more human approach, which tends to encourage exchanges between filmmakers and audiences (Le Monde)
Giornate degli Autori have been remarked for the quality of their film selection (Le Film Français)
* An alternative place, where confrontation between film directors, audience and critics takes place in an effective manner (L'Unità)
* The new sidebar marks a bold move for the Lido (Variety)
* In another sign of change, the Venice festival will boast its own Directors' Fortnight section (Screen)
* A place where cinema shows what has not yet been done (Ciak)
* The busiest place of the Mostra (Il Foglio)
 
Selected Guests:
Luigi Abete, Hiam Abbass, Marina Abramovic, Stefano Accorsi, Fatih Akin, Antonio Albanese, Gianni Amelio, Santiago Amigorena, Roy Andersson, Ambra Angiolini, Solveig Anspach, Omero Antonutti, Ariane Ascaride, Banda Osiris, Paolo Baratta, Alberto Barbera, Giuseppe Battiston, Luca Barbareschi, Marco Bellocchio, Alessandro Bergonzoni, Irene Bignardi, Gaetano Blandini, Barbora Bobulova, Anna Bonaiuto, Nicola Borrelli, Beatrice Bulgari, Laurent Cantet, Mimmo Calopresti, Vinicio Capossela, Zoe Cassavetes, Luciana Castellina, Sandra Ceccarelli, Ascanio Celestini, Helena Christensen, Roberto Cicutto, Giada Colagrande, Pappi Corsicato, Silvia Costa, Elena Cotta, Giobbe Covatta, Geppi Cucciari, Imma Cuesta, Emanuele Crialese, Marie-Josée Croze, Enzo D'Alò, Willem Dafoe, Emma Dante, Giancarlo De Cataldo, Francesco De Gregori, Alex De La Iglesia, Ivano De Matteo, Vittorio De Seta, Teresa De Sio, Enrico Deaglio, Julie Depardieu, Stefano Disegni, Michelle Dockery, Xavier Dolan, Lena Dunham, Kirsten Dunst, Ginevra Elkann, Roberto Faenza, Pierfrancesco Favino, Isabella Ferrari, Davide Ferrario, Iaia Forte, Vincent Garenq, Alessandro Gassmann, Elio Germano, Enrico Ghezzi, Massimo Ghini, Fabrizio Gifuni, Marie Gillain, Remo Girone, Amos Gitai, Valeria Golino, Ugo Gregoretti, Robert Guédiguian, Sabina Guzzanti, Melissa Hellman, Christophe Honoré, Francesca Inaudi, Felicity Jones, Miranda July, Kim Ki-duk, Bruce LaBruce, Neil LaBute, Pablo Larrain, Diego Lerman, Giampaolo Letta, Philippe Lioret, Carlo Lizzani, Ken Loach, Luigi Lo Cascio, Daniele Luchetti, Amos Luzzatto, Moshen Makhmalbaf, Kate Mara, Pietro Marcello, Kate Mara, Alina Marazzi, Vincenzo Marra, Lucrecia Martel, Mario Martone, Masbedo, Valerio Mastandrea, Lorenzo Mattotti, Bill Mechanic, Giovanna Mezzogiorno, Gianni Minà, Mario Monicelli, Giuliano Montaldo, Stefano Mordini, Massimo e Milly Moratti, Caterina Murino, Maurizio Nichetti, Andrea Occhipinti, Ermanno Olmi, Doris Pack, Francesco Pannofino, Marco Paolini, Cristina Parodi, Giuseppe Piccioni, Ottavia Piccolo, Freida Pinto, Michele Placido, Sarah Polley, Domenico Procacci, Vittoria Puccini, Andrea Purgatori, Costanza Quatriglio, Daniel Radcliffe, Isabella Ragonese, Tahar Rahim, Michele Riondino, Stefania Rocca, Alba Rohrwacher, Alice Rohrwacher, Nicoletta Romanoff, Sigur Rós, Vincent Rottiers, Stefano Rulli, Paolo Rumiz, Maya Sansa, Gabriele Salvatores, Michele Santoro, Carlos Saura, Roberto Saviano, Riccardo Scamarcio, Giulio Scarpati, Ettore Scola, Andrea Segre, Rade Serbedzija, Peppe Servillo, Fernando Solanas, Valeria Solarino, Stefano Sollima, Silvio Soldini, Emilio Solfrizzi, Paolo Sorrentino, Domenico Starnone, Gino Strada, Vittorio Storaro, Massy Tadjedin, Zhao Tao, Lili Taylor, Filippo Timi, Giorgio Tirabassi, Roberta Torre, Riccardo Tozzi, John Turturro, Tom Tykwer, Marco Travaglio, Gabrielle Union, Nichi Vendola, Daniela Virgilio, Veruschka, Dwyane Tyron Wade, Wim Wenders, Paul Wesley, Lambert Wilson, Lou Ye, Gianni Zanasi, Krzysztof Zanussi.

 


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