Call for Film Submissions – Venice International College Program


Posted by Larry Gleeson

The Venice International Film Festival’s Biennale College –Cinema International is open for submissions on the college cinema website through July 1st, 2018.

The Call for the Biennale College – Cinema International is open to teams composed of directors making their first or second film, associated with producers who have made at least three audio-visual subjects, or one feature-length fiction film, or a documentary, distributed and/or presented at Film Festivals.

Nine micro-budget projects will be selected and invited to participate in a preliminary developmental workshop, to be held between October 6th and 15th 2018 in Venice, together with the three projects selected from the Italian call (Biennale College – Cinema Italia).

Of these twelve projects, three (including one from the Italian section) will be selected to receive a supporting grant from the Biennale that will cover the production costs (which must not exceed 150,000 euro). The three feature-length films produced during this process will be presented at the 76th Venice International Film Festival 2019. They will also be screened online in the Sala Web, the virtual theatre that coexists with the traditional screening venues of the Venice Film Festival on the Lido.


The complete official text of the Biennale College – Cinema International is available online at