Venice Film Festival opens London showcase



The Italian cultural institute in London, The Venice Biennale and Curzon have teamed up for ‘From Venice to London’, a season in which seven Venezia 78 films will be screened in Curzon cinemas in London from November 18 to 22.

“The lost girl”, directed by Maggie Gyllenhaal will open the season and “The Hand of God”, directed by Paul Sorrentino, will close it. Other selections include “Qui rido io”, directed by Mario Martone; “La santa piccola, directed by Silvia Brunelli,“ La ragazza ha volato, directed by Wilma Labate ”,“ Il buco ”, directed by Michelangelo Frammartino; and “Ariaferma”, directed by Leonardo Di Costanzo.

President of the Venice Biennale Roberto Cicutto said: “This year, the selection was recognized for its exceptional artistic quality. We are sure the London public will appreciate his high standard.

Katia pizzi, Director of the Italian Cultural Institute in London, added: “It is a special pleasure for me to welcome to London the best of contemporary Italian cinema at the Venice Mostra. This is the best of Italian cinema: vibrant, captivating and visually stunning.


Australian broadcaster ABC lit the eight-part crime thriller “Bay of Fires,” which will be co-produced by Fremantle Australia and Ben winspear‘s Archipel Productions. It will be distributed internationally by Fremantle.

Created and written by Andrew Knight (“Jack Irish”) and Max Dann (“Siam Sunset”), stars of “Bay of Fires” Marta Düsseldorf (“Janet King”) who is also the co-creator and producer of the series.

Set in the Tasmanian wilderness, “Bay of Fires” revolves around protagonist Stella Heinekken (Dusseldorp), a life-threatening single mother of two who moves to the small community of Misery Reef where crime is rampant.

The series has significant production investments of Screen Australia, in association with ABC and Screen Tasmania, and is funded with support from Victoria Movie. Production will begin in Tasmania in June 2022.


Applications are now open until November 26 for The Production Guild of Great Britain (PGGB) Awards 2022 in association with Warner Bros. Leavesden Studios, recognizing the accomplishments of members of the PGGB working in high-end film and television production in the areas of production office, accounts, locations, assistant director, post-production or visual effects.

The categories are: the PGGB Award for Film Production Team of the Year sponsored by Panalux; the Netflix Sponsored PGGB Premium TV Production Team of the Year Award; the PGGB Inspiration Award sponsored by BCD Media and Entertainment; the PGGB Diversity and Inclusion Champion Award sponsored by Equals Money; the PGGB Spotlight on New Talent Award sponsored by MBS Equipment Co.; and the PGGB Contribution to the Industry Award sponsored by Warner Bros. Leavesden Studios.

The activity eligible for the awards must have taken place between October 2018 and September 2021. Nominees for all awards (except for the Contribution to Industry category which is decided by the PGGB Board of Directors) must be members of the PGGB.

The awards ceremony will take place on March 26, 2022.


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