68th Venice International Film Festival - Orizzonti

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Venice Film Festival logoSubmissions to the Orizzonti sidebar open until June 24

The 68th Venice International Film Festival, organised by La Biennale di Venezia, will be held on the Venice Lido from 31st August to 10th September 2011. Beside the "Venezia 68 - International competition", the Orizzonti sidebar presents a line of programming devoted to new tendencies in world cinema without distinction of genre or duration, presenting works that reflect the continual redefinition of filmmaking within the whole range of contemporary visual expression.

Since 2010 the Orizzonti section is open to films of all formats (full-length, medium-length, short-length) with a maximum of 21 programmes scheduled (in Competition and Out of Competition). Only films having their world première at the festival will qualify for selection. The Orizzonti International Jury is comprised of 5 personalities from the world of cinema and culture from various countries, and will award the following prizes:

- Orizzonti Award (full-length films)
- Special Orizzonti Jury Prize (full-length films)
- Orizzonti Award (medium-length films)
- Orizzonti Award (short films)

The 2010 Orizzonti line-up has featured brand new works from a number of renowned visual artists and film directors such as Doug Aitken, Douglas Gordon, Victor Alimpiev, Isaac Julien, Roee Rosen, Manoel De Oliveira, Ken Jacobs, Peter Tscherkassky, Semiconductor and Martin Arnold, as well as from several exciting new talents like Josh and Benny Safdie, Mauro Andrizzi, Xun Sun, Emily Richardson, Nicolas Provost or David O'Reilly, just to name a few.

Submissions to the 68th Venice International Film Festival, including the Orizzonti sidebar, are open until June 24. The on-line entry form can be found at the following weblink: http://web2.labiennale.org/selezione2011/1e.aspx