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VENICE 2021 Venice Production Bridge

Final Cut in Venice announces its six titles selected for 2021

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- The nineth edition of the initiative supporting the post-production of films hailing from African countries, as well as from Jordan, Iraq, Lebanon, Palestine and Syria, is unspooling 5 – 7 September

Final Cut in Venice announces its six titles selected for 2021
Under the Fig Trees by Erige Sehiri

The six films which will take part in the nineth edition of Final Cut in Venice, as part of the Venice Production Bridge unfurling within the 78th Venice International Film Festival (1 - 11 September), have now been selected. The project has supported the post-production of films hailing from African countries, as well as from Jordan, Iraq, Lebanon, Palestine and Syria, since 2013.

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The nineth edition of Final Cut in Venice will consist of three days of work (from 5 to 7 September) on Venice’s Lido, during which working copies of the six selected films will be presented to producers, buyers, distributors, production companies and festival programmers.

The first two days of the workshop (5 and 6 September) will be dedicated to screenings of these six films, while a special session of one-to-one meetings will be organised between the selected projects and accredited professionals during the Venice Production Bridge event on 7 September. Final Cut in Venice will close with the allocations of prizes, either in the form of services or money, aimed at supporting the films financially in the post-production phase.

The six selected films in post-production are as follows:

Fiction Films

Under the Fig Trees - Erige Sehiri (Tunisia/Qatar/Switzerland/France)
Production: Henia Production, Akka Films, Maneki Films

Mami Wata - C.J. “Fiery” Obasi (Nigeria/France)
Production: Fiery Film Company, IFind Pictures, Guguru Media, PalmWine Media

Hanging Gardens - Ahmed Yassin Al Daradji (Iraq/Palestine/UK)
Production: Ishtar Iraq Film Production, Margaret Glover, Odeh Films

Documentaries

The Mother of All Lies - Asmae El Moudir (Morocco/Germany/Qatar)
Production: Insight Films, Soilfilms Media

We, Students! - Rafiki Fariala (Central African Republic /France/Democratic Republic of the Congo/Italy)
Production: Makongo Films

The Nights Still Smell of Gunpowder - Inadelso Cossa (Mozambique/Germany/France/Norway/the Netherlands/Portugal)
Production: 16mmFILMES, Kaskefilm, IdaIda, Dupla Cena, Mer Film, Badr Film

The new brochure containing details of the projects selected for this year’s Final Cut in Venice can be viewed on the Venice Production Bridge website, within the VPB Programme 2021/Downloads section (here).

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(Translated from Italian)

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