Giornate degli Autori - Venice Days
10th edition - Venice, 28 August - 7 September 2013
on the occasion of the 70. Mostra Internazionale d'Arte Cinematografica
The tenth edition of Giornate degli Autori - Venice Days, promoted by ANAC (The National Association of Filmmakers) and by the authors of Associazione 100autori, will take place in August-September 2013, during the 70. Mostra Internazionale d'Arte Cinematografica di Venezia.
Article 2. Submissions requirements
Except for special cases, all feature films submitted to the Venice Days must fulfill the following requirements:
1) Films should have been produced after September 30, 2012;
2) Films must be screened in 35 mm or DCP, if selected;
3) Films should not have been screened in Italy in theatres, nor distributed in home video, nor broadcasted on television, nor streamed on the Internet;
4) Films should not have been presented, out of their country of origin, to any International festival or major film event (except in the context of only one film market). Italian films must be World Premieres.
Article 3. Selection and programming
Films presented to Venice Days are chosen under the responsibility of the Director, who is appointed by ANAC and by the Associazione 100autori. The Director is the sole responsible of the calendar and the programming.
Article 4. Pre-selection
Opening date for submissions is March 11th 2013. Starting from this date, the Entry Form and the regulations will be available on the website www.venice-days.com or by fax and email upon request. Films submitted to the pre-selection must be delivered to:
Giornate degli Autori - Venice Days
Via Santa Croce in Gerusalemme, 107 - 00185 Roma, Italy
Tel +39 06 8603111 Fax +39 06 86213298
2 DVD or Blu-Ray screeners must be sent within June 28th 2013, together with the entry form duly filled in, a synopsis and a short bio of the director.
For pre-selection are requested subtitles in English or Italian.
On the pro-forma invoice required for shipments originating out of the European Union please mention: "For cultural purpose only - Not for commercial use".
Shipments by courier must be done with all costs at sender's charge.
ENTRY FORM can be downloaded >here< or at bottom of this page.
Article 5. 35mm prints and DCP submitted to pre-selection
For all films submitted to pre-selection of Venice Days, shipping, insurance and duty fees are all at submitter's charge for both the incoming and return shipments. Address of delivery for film prints or DCP must be agreed with Venice Days before the shipment.
Article 6. Subtitling
All films selected by Venice Days must be presented in Venice in the original version with English subtitles on the print (or in French if the language of origin of the film is English). This subtitling is at producer's charge.
Producer also engages to provide to Venice Days the spotting list and a DVD screener of the film, required for the electronic subtitling in Italian (or English if the language of origin of the film is Italian). This subtitling is at Venice Days' charge.
Article 7. Prints of selected films
Unless exceptions are provided, prints of the films screened at Venice Days must be in 35 mm or DCP only, in perfect technical conditions. Verification of the quality must be done before the delivery in Venice. A backup copy in DigiBeta is also requested.
7.1 Shipping expenses
All transport costs to and from the Festival (including transport costs from Venice airport to Venice Lido and custom charges for films sent from outside the European Union), are to be borne by the participants.
7.2 Delivery addresses
Film prints sent within the European Union must be addressed directly to:
Venice Days c/o La Biennale di Venezia Settore Cinema
70. MOSTRA INTERNAZIONALE D'ARTE CINEMATOGRAFICA
Palazzo del Cinema, Lungomare Marconi, 30126 Lido di Venezia, Italy
Tel. +39 041 2726501; Fax +39 041 2726520 c/c Venice Days
Film prints sent from outside the European Union through the official shipping agent of the Biennale may be granted the status of temporary import, for the exclusive participation of a film at the Festival. Films sent by air freight must be addressed to the official shipping agent of the Biennale:
SATTIS - Via Roma 19/5 - 30174 Mestre-Venezia (Italia)
Destination: Aeroporto Marco Polo
Tel. tel. + 39 041 5299111 fax +39 041 5299112, c/c Venice Days
7.3 Shipping Insurance
All insurance costs covering the transport of films to and from the Festival are to be borne by those presenting the films.
The organizers will provide an "all risks" insurance coverage for the prints for the entire period. The insurance value of a film may not exceed the average laboratory cost for a standard print. Furthermore, all necessary measures will be taken to safeguard the author's copyright protection.
7.5 Electronic Subtitling Laboratory
All films subject to electronic subtitling (see #6) should be submitted to the laboratory indicated by Venice Days for synchronization process. Related shipment expenses are on participants' charge.
Article 8. Screeners
All screeners received are not sent back by Venice Days. Exceptions can be made upon request of the sender and agreed reshipments can take place only at submitter's charge.
As for 35 mm prints, all required measures will be taken to safeguard the author's copyright protection. After July 31st, all screeners will be destroyed by Venice Days.
Article 9. Selected films
Producers must provide for each selected film the publicity materials required for the press conference, the official catalogue and the websites of Venice Days and of La Biennale, as well as for press and TV journalists.
In particular the following must be sent to the Venice Days office in Rome, not later than August, 2nd:
- the spotting list
- 2 Beta SP and 2 DVD with a minimum of 3 excerpts of the film, with a length between 30'' and 180''
- a minimum of 5 high resolution stills
- a minimum of 1 high resolution photo of the director
- 1 synopsis of the film
- 1 bio/CV of the director
- director's note
- 1 electronic version of the pressbook, possibly in English and Italian.
All materials provided will remain available on the Venice Days web site with no time limitation.
Also to the Venice Days office in Rome must be sent not later than August, 15th:
- 5 posters of the film
- A minimum of 200 copies in English and 100 copies in Italian of the pressbook
It is also strongly advised to contact the Press Office of the Mostra (firstname.lastname@example.org) for the promotional materials for the press and TV journalists with accreditation at the Mostra.
Article 10. Dates, times and locations of the screenings
The program of Venice Days will be communicated to participants in August 2013. Dates, times and locations of the screenings may be changed by Venice Days without limitation, upon previous communication to the persons concerned.
If Venice Days wishes, a press screening of selected films can be organized prior to the festival. No opposition by the rights owner is possible.
Article 11. Awards
All first feature films presented at Venice Days are eligible for the "Luigi De Laurentiis" Award (Lion of the Future), organized and promoted by the Mostra.
All European feature films (based on the criteria set by the Europa Cinemas association) presented at Venice Days are eligible for the "Europa Cinemas Label" Award.
Article 12. Additional Screenings
All films selected by Venice Days can be screened at "Venezia a Roma" (Venice in Rome) and "Panoramiche Milanesi" (Venice in Milan) events, organized by Agis-Anec in cooperation with the Mostra, with no exception. The producer of each film must inform the Italian right owner, if existing, and the International sales agent of this obligatory further screening. No screening fee is payable for these two screenings, which represent the 4th and 5th of the five screenings allowed by FIAPF regulations to festivals.
Venice Days may be invited to hold repetition screenings elsewhere in Italy or abroad, in agreement with the right owners.
Article 13. Promotion
The producer of each film selected at Venice Days engages to include the logo of Venice Days in all promotional materials accompanying the commercial release of his film in any country (posters, trailers, theatrical prints, DVD, Blu-ray, streaming video, etc.). Venice Days logo can be >downloaded here<
or at bottom of this page.
Article 14. Responsibilities of the organizers
Venice Days engage to use the information provided on the entry forms according to the Italian Privacy Act (D.Lgs.196/2003).
Venice Days declines any responsibility for registration applications not received.
The Association Venice Days has the right to settle any and all cases not mentioned in the present regulations. It has the right to suspend, cancel or postpone the event or to modify the regulations, at any time, according to the requirements of its exploitation. No compensation of any kind can be made to the participants.
Participation to Venice Days implies the full acceptance of the aforementioned regulations.
These regulations and entry form are only valid forGiornate degli Autori - Venice Days selection. Selections forothersections of the Mostra are processed by distinct entities: