Susanne Bier, Liliana Cavani and Mira Nair are joining in Venice Days’ new Women’s Tales showcase.
The three-day event (Aug 30-Sept 1) is to support women filmmakers.
The programme will include screening of four short films by Zoe Cassavetes, Lucrecia Martel, Giada Colagrande and Massy Tadjedin.
Q&A sessions with those filmmakes will also now include Cavani, Nair and Bier.
A group photoshooot is planned with major women filmmakers from Italy, including Maya Sansa, Donatella Finocchiaro, Esmeralda Calabria, Giulia Calenda, Piera Detassis, Laura Delli Colli, Monica Maggioni, Cecilia Mangini Costanza Quatriglio and Vania Traxler.