The Biennale will travel to China to continues it campaign to promote local film-makers internationally.

The Venice Biennale is continuing its campaign to promote local film-makers abroad with screenings of Susanna Nicchiarelli’s Cosmonaut (Cosmonauta) and Valerio Mieli’s Dieci Inverni (Ten Winters) in Beijing and Tianjin from March 16-21.

It follow the Festival of Italian Cinema in Moscow, which ran February 26 – 28, and was led by a masterclass by Venice Film Festival artistic director Marco Mueller. It included screenings of films such as Giuseppe Tornatore’s Baaria.

Nicchiarelli’s Cosmonaut was produced by Domenico Procacci while Dieci Inverni is a co-production between Rome film school Centro Sperimentale and Rai Cinema.

The Springtime of Italian Cinema is a collaboration betweeen the Centro Sperimentale, sales company Rai Trade, the Beijing film Academy and China Film Archives.

Rai Cinema CEO Caterina D’Amico, a former dean at the Centro Sperimentale, will travel with the group and hold a cinema master class at the Beijing Film Academy.

The Venice Biennale and the Venice Film Festival have promoted local films by tourning major cities since 2004.