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The "Cinémathèque Afrique Favourite" award in Venice

Updated on 16/09/2019

A programme dedicated to the film industries of African countries and the Middle East, from 31st August to 2nd September.

Final Cut in Venice

Created in 2013, Final Cut in Venice offers valuable financial aid for film productions. This project was launched by the Venice Production Bridge at the Venice International Film Festival, led by Alberto Barbera.

6 films currently in production have been selected. 

These 6 films will be presented to international film professionals, with the aim of facilitating post-production and promoting co-production partnerships and market access. For 3 days, working copies of the films are presented to producers, buyers, distributors, post-production companies and film festival programmers. 

The first two days (August 31st and September 1st) are dedicated to screenings, while a special one-on-one session between the project teams and professionals participating in Venice Production Bridge will be held on the 3rd day, September 2nd.

Final Cut in Venice will end with the granting of an award, in kind or in cash, offering financial support for the films during the post-production stage. The Studio Equipe (Brussels) and the Institut Français’ Cinémathèque Afrique (Paris) are sponsoring two new awards.

The "Cinémathèque Afrique Favourite" award

The "Cinémathèque Afrique Favourite" award, supported by the Institut français Cinémathèque Afrique, consists of the acquisition of non-commercial and non-exclusive broadcasting rights for a period of 7 years, worth between €4,000 and €6,000 depending on the film's genre, length and available territories.