Universal Pictures’ FIRST MAN, directed by Damien Chazelle (LA LA LAND, WHIPLASH) and starring Ryan Gosling, Jason Clarke and Claire Foy, has been announced as the opening film, in Competition, of the 75th Venice International Film Festival (August 29 – September 8, 2018), directed by Alberto Barbera and organized [...]

75th Venice International Film Festival to hold FOCUS ON CHINA section for the third year

The Focus on China section, which aims to introduce more Chinese films to Europe, will be returning to the Venice International Film Festival (VIFF) for its third year, organizers announced at a launch ceremony held [...]


La Biennale di Venezia and Jaeger-LeCoultre announce that the great Chinese director Zhang Yimou (HERO, RAISE THE RED LANTERN, JU DOU; twice winner of the Golden Lion in Venice, in 1992 with THE STORY OF QIU JU and in 1999 with NOT ONE LESS) [...]

46 Projects selected for the Venice Gap-Financing Market

The 3-day Venice Gap-Financing Market will present 46 projects from around the world in the final stages of development and funding. The selection reflects the great diversity of styles and backgrounds, content and viewpoints, aesthetics and budgets of the [...]

6 Projects selected for Final Cut in Venice

La Biennale di Venezia is pleased to announce and introduce the 6 selected projects that will be presented at the 6th Final Cut in Venice, which will take place from September 1 – September 3, 2018, organised as part of the Venice Production Bridge, held during the 75. Venice International Film [...]

Third edition of the Book Adaptation Rights Market

La Biennale di Venezia is presenting the third edition of the Book Adaptation Rights Market (August 31st – September 2nd, 2018), an event which is part of the Venice Production Bridge, in the context of the 75th [...]

Strengthening Core Identity for Production and Producers
- Interview with Pascal Diot, Head of the Venice Production Bridge

Head of the Venice Production Bridge (2012 – 2018) Advisor to the TIFFCOM (Content Market of the Tokyo Film Festival- (2015 – 2018) President of IDPL, his own company specialized in the creation and management [...]

Chinese Tibetan Film Director Pema Tseden’s New Film JINPA Shortlisted in the Orizzonti Section of the Venice International Film Festival

On July 25th, the 75th Venice International Film Festival unveiled the line-up of films to be screened during the festival. JINPA, directed by Chinese Tibetan director Pema Tseden and produced by Wong Kar-wai and Jacky [...]

Zhang Yimou’s New Movie SHADOW Shows Up in International Film Festivals

Zhang Yimou’s costume action film SHADOW will screen at the 75th Venice International Film Festival and the 2018 Toronto International Film Festival. It is reported that the film will have its global premiere at the [...]

Movie Chaser: Out of the Spotlight · I’m An Actor-Xu Zheng

Who’s the busiest Chinese filmmaker in the first half of 2018? The answer is definitely Xu Zheng. In three films of A OR B, HOW LONG WILL I LOVE U and DRUG DEALER, Xu Zheng [...]

The Chaos of Chinese Market Leads to Innovative Solutions
—Interview with John Dietz, Founder of BangBang Pictures

BangBang Picture’s founder John Dietz is a respected visual effects supervisor, producer and executive level manager. He has led teams in the USA, Australia, and China on movies that range from studio blockbusters to micro [...]