Biennale College Cinema – VR Italia: application deadline postponed to 31 May

18 May 2021

Biennale College Cinema –
VR Italia

The deadline of the call for the Biennale College Cinema – VR Italia 6th edition (2021-2022), which opened on March 22nd on the website, has been postponed to Monday May 31st (instead of May 20th). This is the call reserved for teams composed exclusively of a director and a producer, both of whom must be Italian, on their first, second or third VR project, with no age limit.

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The Biennale College Cinema – Virtual Reality / International call will open after the Italian call, during the 78th Venice International Film Festival (1-11 September 2021).


The 6th edition (2021-2022) of Biennale College Cinema – Virtual Reality /Italia will select six Virtual Reality projects, lasting a maximum of 30 minutes and to be produced with a budget of € 60,000, which will be invited to participate in a development workshop to be held in English.

Following the workshop, a further selection will be made to pick two projects, which will move on to the next phase along with the ten projects selected from the international call, and will participate in the next workshop to be held in January.

Of these twelve projects, a maximum of three projects will be selected to participate in an additional development workshop scheduled for the month of March.

At the end, a maximum of 1 project will receive a grant from La Biennale to cover the production costs (which must in no case exceed € 60,000). The completed project will be presented at the 79th Venice International Film Festival 2022.

Funding and support

Biennale College Cinema – Virtual Reality enjoys significant funding from the MEDIA Programme – Creative Europe of the European Commission ­­– General Direction Connect. The educational activities will be supported by the MEDIA contribution. This contribution is in addition to MEDIA Programme’s support for the development of the Venice Production Bridge.

Biennale College – Cinema, organized by La Biennale di Venezia, enjoys the support of the Ministry of Culture – General Direction Cinema. Biennale College – Cinema relies on the academic collaboration of the Gotham Film & Media Institute (previously known as IFP) and the TorinoFilmLab. The Director is Alberto Barbera, Head of Programme is Savina Neirotti.

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