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Biennale College select Memphis, Year of June, Yuri Esposito

Three projects were selected from the 15 previously selected projects from around the world.

Memphis, The Year of June and Yuri Esposito will proceed to the second phase of the Biennale College - Cinema.

The three projects were selected from the 15 previously selected projects from around the world. They will each receive funding of $200,000 (€150,000) with the aim to present the three feature-length films at this year’s 70th Venice International Film Festival (Aug 28-Sept 7).

Biennale College gathers all the sectors of the Biennale di Venezia, promoting young talents and offering them the opportunity to work directly in contact with the masters, to develop their projects.

The second workshop of this year’s Biennale College - Cinema will run Feb 18-March 6 in Venice. The teams will work with a mentor-director and a certain number of tutors/trainers for each different area of production to ensure that, at the end of the workshop, the teams are ready to start, to shoot and to edit the film over the next five months.

The 12 projects that will not participate in the second workshop may benefit from an online follow-up, and opportunities may open up for them to find co-producers in collaboration with the New York IFP, with the Dubai International Film Festival and with the TorinoFilmLab.

Project teams are as follows:

  • Memphis (USA): Tim Sutton (director) and John Baker (producer)
  • The Year of June (Thailand): Nawapol Thamrongrattanarit (director) and Aditya Assarat (producer)
  • Yuri Esposito (Italy): Alessio Fava (director) and Max Chicco (producer)

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