Giornate degli Autori - Venice Days
9th edition - Venice, 30 August - 8 September 2012
on the occasion of 69. Mostra Internazionale d'Arte Cinematografica


Article 1.

The seventh edition of Giornate degli Autori - Venice Days, promoted by ANAC (The National Association of Filmmakers) and by the authors of Associazione 100autori, will take place in August-September 2012, during the 69. Mostra Internazionale d'Arte Cinematografica di Venezia
Article 2. Submissions requirements
Except for special cases, all feature films submitted to the Venice Days must fulfil the following requirements:
1) Films should have been produced after September 30, 2011;
2) Films must be screened in 35 mm or DCP, if selected;
3) Films should not have been screened in Italy in theatres, nor distributed in home video, nor broadcasted on television, nor streamed on the Internet;
4) Films should not have been presented, out of their country of origin, to any International festival or major film event (except in the context of only one film market). Italian films must be World Premieres.
Article 3. Selection and programming
Films presented to Giornate degli Autori - Venice Days are chosen under the responsibility of the Director, who is appointed by ANAC and by the Associazione 100autori. The Director is assisted in the selection by an International consulting Committee. Films are invited by the Director, who is the sole responsible of the calendar and the programming.
Article 4. Pre-selection
Opening date for submissions is March 5th 2012. Starting from this date, the Entry Form and the regulations will be available on the website or by fax and email upon request. Films submitted to the pre-selection must be delivered to:
Giornate degli Autori - Venice Days c/o Studio Coop
Via Panaro, 17 - 00199 Roma, Italy
Tel +39 06 8603111 Fax +39 06 86213298
DVD screener or 35 mm (see #5), must be sent within July 6th 2012, together with the entry form duly filled in, a synopsis and a short bio of the director.
Please mention on the proforma invoice (required for shipments originating out of the European Union) "For cultural purpose only - Not for commercial use". Shipments by courier must be done with all costs at sender's charge.
For pre-selection are requested subtitles in English, French or Italian if the original language of the film differs from either these three languages.
Article 5. Prints submitted to pre-selection
For all films submitted to pre-selection of Venice Days, shipping, insurance and duty fees are all at submitter's charge for both the incoming and return shipments. Address of delivery for film prints must be agreed with Venice Days before the shipment.
Article 6. Subtitling
All films selected by Venice Days must be presented in Venice in original version with English subtitles on the print (and, should you like, in French if the language of origin of the film is English). This subtitling is at producer's charge.
Producer also engages to provide to Venice Days the dialogue list and a screener of the film, required for the electronic subtitling in Italian (or French if the language of origin of the film is Italian and it has English subtitles). This subtitling is at Venice Days' charge.
Article 7. Prints of selected films
7.1 Shipping expenses
All transport costs to and from the Festival (including transport costs from Venice airport to Venice Lido and custom charges for films sent from outside the European Union), are to be borne by the participants.
7.2 Delivery addresses
Film prints sent within the European Union must be addressed directly to:
Giornate degli Autori - Venice Days c/o La Biennale di Venezia Settore Cinema
Palazzo del Cinema, Lungomare Marconi, 30126 Lido di Venezia, Italy
Tel. +39 041 2726501; Fax +39 041 2726520 c/c Venice Days
Film prints sent from outside the European Union through the official shipping agent of the Biennale may be granted the status of temporary import, for the exclusive participation of a film at the Festival. Films sent by air freight must be addressed to the official shipping agent of the Biennale:
SATTIS - Via Roma 19/5 - 30174 Mestre-Venezia (Italia)
Destination: Aeroporto Marco Polo
Tel. tel. + 39 041 5299111 fax +39 041 5299112, c/c Venice Days
7.3 Shipping Insurance
All insurance costs covering the transport of films to and from the Festival are to be borne by those presenting the films.
7.4 Insurance
The organizers will provide an "all risks" insurance coverage for the prints for the entire period. The insurance value of a film may not exceed the average laboratory cost for a standard print. Furthermore, all necessary measures will be taken to safeguard the author's copyright protection.
7.5 Electronic Subtitling Laboratory
All films subject to electronic subtitling (see #6) should be submitted to the laboratory indicated by Venice Days for synchronization process. Related shipment expenses are on participants' charge.
Article 8. VHS tapes, DVD discs
All screeners received are not sent back by Venice Days. Exceptions can be made upon request of the sender and agreed reshipments can take place only at submitter's charge.
As for 35 mm prints, all required measures will be taken to safeguard the author's copyright protection. After July 31st, all screeners will be destroyed by Venice Days.
Article 9. Selected films
Producers must provide for each selected film the publicity materials required for the press conference, the official catalogue and the websites of Venice Days and of La Biennale, as well as for the press and TV journalists with accreditation at the Mostra.
In particular must be sent to the Venice Days office in Rome, as soon as requested by the communication office and the press office of Venice Days the following:
- the dialogue list
- 2 Beta SP and 2 DVD with a minimum of 3 excerpts of the film, with a length between 30 and 180
- a minimum of 5 high resolution stills
- a minimum of 1 high resolution photo of the director
- 1 synopsis of the film
- 1 bio/CV of the director
- director's note
- 1 electronic version of the pressbook, in English and Italian.
All materials provided will remain available on the Venice Days web site with no time limitation.
At the Venice address of Giornate degli Autori-Venice Days must be sent:
- 5 posters of the film
- A minimum of 200 copies in English and 100 copies in Italian of the pressbook
The address for this delivery will be communicate by Venice Days to whom may be concerned after the press conference.
Unless exceptions are provided, prints of the films screened at Venice Days must be in 35 mm or DCP only, in perfect technical conditions. Verification of the quality must be done before the delivery in Venice.
It is also strongly advised to produce a minimum of 1.200 copies of pressbooks for each film presented (500 in English and 700 in Italian), to deliver to the Press Office of the Mostra for the press. Also advised is production of side publicity materials (15 copies of beta clips, 50 stills) of each film. This material must be sent to the Press Office of the Mostra (For further information:
Article 10. Dates, times and locations of the screenings
The program of Venice Days will be communicated to participants in August 2012. If Venice Days wishes, a press screening of selected films can be organized prior to the festival. No opposition by the rights owner is possible.
Dates, times and locations of the screenings may be changed by Venice Days with no deadline - prior advise to the interested shall be anyway issued.
Article 11. Awards
All first feature film presented at Venice Days is eligible for the "Luigi De Laurentiis" award, organized and promoted by the Mostra.
All European feature film (based on the criteria set by the Europa Cinemas association) presented at Venice Days is eligible for the "Europa Cinemas Label" award.
Article 12. Additional Screenings
All films selected by Venice Days are presented at "Venezia a Roma" (Venice in Rome) and "Panoramiche Milanesi" (Venice in Milan) events, organized by Agis-Anec in cooperation with the Mostra and this with no exception. The producer of each film must inform the Italian right owner of his film, if existing, and the International sales agent of this obligatory repeat screening. No screening fee is payable for these two screenings, which represent the 4th and 5th of the five screenings allowed by FIAPF regulations to festivals.
Venice Days may be invited to hold repetition screenings elsewhere in Italy or abroad, in agreement with the right owners.
Article 13. Promotion
The producer of each film selected at Venice Days engages to include the logo of Giornate degli Autori - Venice Days in all promotional materials accompanying the commercial release of his film in any country (posters, trailers, theatrical prints). Logo can be requested by email at
Article 14. Responsibilities of the organizers
Giornate degli Autori - Venice Days engage to use the information provided on the entry forms according to the Italian Privacy Act (D.Lgs.196/2003).
Giornate degli Autori - Venice Days declines any responsibility for registration applications not received.
The Board of ANAC and the Associazione 100autori have the right to settle any all cases not mentioned in the present regulations. They reserve the right to suspend, cancel, or postpone the event or to modify the regulations, at any time, according to the requirements of its exploitation. No compensation of any kind can be made to the participants.
Participation to Giornate degli Autori - Venice Days implies acceptance of the aforementioned regulations.

These regulations and entry form are only valid for Giornate degli Autori - Venice Days selection. Selections for other sections of the Mostra are processed by distinct entities:
- Venezia 69, Orizzonti: Mostra Internazionale d'Arte Cinematografica (
- Settimana Internazionale della Critica ( Sindacato Nazionale Critici Cinematografici Italiani (

ENTRY FORM: >click here for WORD version< and >click here for PDF version<