27 for Venice, Venice for 27

27 for Venice, Venice for 27

This year, Venice Days, in collaboration with the European ParliamentEuropa Cinemas and Cineuropa, will once more be promoting the 27 Volte Cinema programme, welcoming twenty-seven young men and women from across Europe who will be given access to the festival from the vantage point of being behind the scenes.
 
Each festival day will bring the twenty-seven candidates to meet illustrious festival guests, holding discussions on themes surrounding contemporary independent cinema. These themes will include the roots, meaning and future of Europe, the female eye on today's reality, the crossroad between culture, transformation of languages, real-life cinema, organization and promotion of culture. 
 
The "27" will meet, among others, the film makers Sólveig Anspach, Giada Colagrande, Enzo D'Alò, Lucrecia Martel, Andrea Segre, Massy Tadjedin, the director of the Tribeca Film Festival Frédéric Boyer and the journalists Derek Malcolm (Fipresci), Domenico La Porta (Cineuropa),Peter Paul Huth (ZDF - Member of the 2012 LUX Prize Selection panel) and Lee Marshall (Screen International).
 
On the 4th two very special "institutional tutors" will share their experience with our filmgoers: Doris Pack, President of the Committee on Culture and Education and Silvia Costa, Member of the European parliament and rapporteur for the relation on "Creative Europe", will lead the debate on the theme "Do we want Euro(pe)?".
 
So who are these twenty-seven youngsters? It is difficult to contain them within one definition. They were all selected by Europa Cinemas' network, on the basis of  having a vivacious love for modern cinema.
 
None of the twenty-seven youngsters have ever met, but they have a great deal in common, starting with their passion for cinema. Venice Days will not only be trying to satisfy an immense appetite for cinema, it will also seek to satisfy a hunger for interesting debates and encounters.
 
As Dominic Horinek, from Austria, wrote, "watching films is not fun if no one is there to share the experience with you."
 
More information: Venice Days