The Union of Italian Film Critics (SNCCI) and La Biennale di Venezia will present the line-up of the 27. Venice International Film Critics’ Week (SIC), independent section of the 69. Venice International Film Festival, on Monday 23 July 2012 – 11.30am at Cinema Quattro Fontane Via delle Quattro Fontane in Rome.
Franco Montini (President of the SNCCI) and the members of the selection committee – Francesco Di Pace (General Delegate), Goffredo De Pascale, Anton Giulio Mancino, Cristiana Paternò, and Angela Prudenzi – will attend the press conference.
The 27. Venice International Film Critics’ Week will be held in Venice from August 29 to September 8, 2012. Its line-up consists of seven first time director’s full-length films from all over the world, plus two special events.
The films presented in the Venice International Film Critics’ Week are eligible for the “Lion of the Future – ‘Luigi De Laurentiis’ Award for a Debut Film” consisting of 100,000 USD. The award is offered by Aurelio and Luigi De Laurentiis’ Filmauro and it will be equally divided between the director and the producer. The prize is awarded to the best first time director’s full-length film presented at the festival (both in the Official Selection and the independent sections).
The seven first time director’s full-length films presented in competition at the Venice International Film Critics’ Week are also eligible for the “RaroVideo Audience Award – 27. Venice International Film Critics’ Week” consisting of 5,000 Euro.
The Venice International Film Critics’ Week is made possible by the contribution of the Italian Ministry of Cultural Heritage and Activities – General Directorate for Cinema, the collaboration of the Region of Veneto and the sponsorship of BNL – BNP PARIBAS Group.
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