11 Aug FINAL CUT – August 2023
SUB-TI AND SUB-TI ACCESS CONFIRM THEIR SUPORT TO FINAL CUT IN VENICE:
7 WORK-IN-PROGRESS FILMS HAVE BEEN SELECTED
The program, now in its eleventh edition, will take place from 3 to 5 September as part of the Venice Production Bridge.
The seven work-in-progress films of the 11th edition of Final Cut in Venice have been selected. Final Cut in Venice is the industry program that has been providing since 2013 concrete support in the completion of films from all African countries and from five countries of the Middle East: Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon, Palestine, and Syria.
Final Cut in Venice is one of the projects launched by the Venice Production Bridge of the 80thVenice International Film Festival (August 30th – September 9th, 2023), directed by Alberto Barbera and organised by La Biennale di Venezia.
The workshop consists in three days of activities (September 3rd to 5th 2023) on the Venice Lido during the 80th Venice Film Festival, in which the working copies of the 7 selected films are introduced to producers, buyers, distributors, post-production companies and film festival programmers.
The first 2 days of the program (September 3rd and 4th) are devoted to the screenings, while a special one-to-one meeting session between the selected projects and the professionals attending the Venice Production Bridge will be organised on the third day, September 5th.
In the framework of Focus on Germany, one additional film has been selected.
The 7 work-in-progress films selected are:
- Allah is Not Obliged (Allah n’est pas obligé) by Zaven Najjar (France, Luxembourg, Belgium, Saudi Arabia, Canada, USA, Slovakia) Animation
- Carissa by Jason Jacobs and Devon Delmar (South Africa)
- Happy Holidays by Scandar Copti (Palestine, Germany, France, Qatar, Italy) Focus on Germany
- Life Is a Railroad (La vie est un chemin de fer) by Kevin Mavakala, Manassé Kashala, Tousmy Kilo, Isaac Sahani (Congo DR, France, Germany)
- Sudan, When Poems Fall Apart (Soudan retiens les chants qui s’effondrent) by Hind Meddeb (France, Tunisie)
- She Was Not Alone by Hussein Al-Asadi (Iraq, Saudi Arabia)
- Zion Music by Rama Thiaw (Senegal, Ivory Coast, Germany)
Final Cut in Venice will conclude with the awarding of prizes in kind or in cash, the purpose of which is to provide economic support for the post-production phase of the film
For the seventh year, La Biennale di Venezia will give a prize of € 5.000 to the best film in post-production. Among the other prizes:
– up to € 7,500 for the creation of the DCP master with Italian or English subtitles, offered by Sub-Ti Ltd. (London);
– up to € 7,500 for the accessible contents of the film for audiences with sensory disabilities: subtitles for the deaf and hearing-impaired and audio description for the blind and visually impaired, including audio subtitles in voiceover, in Italian or English (the subtitles and the audio-described soundtrack for the DCP will be provided) offered by Sub-Ti Access Srl (Turin).