Venice Film Festival 2021: Six EU-supported films nominated for awards

September 1, 2021
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Six EU-funded films have been nominated for awards at the 78th edition of the Venice International Film Festival.

‘Il buco’ by Michelangelo Frammartino has been selected in the Venezia 78 competition. The films ‘107 Mothers’ by Peter Kerekes, ‘White Building’ by Kavich Neang and ‘Wela’ by Jakrawal Nilthamrong have been included in the Orizzonti competition, the section of the Festival devoted to innovative and artistic works. Furthermore, ‘Costa Brava’ by Mounia Akl, as well as ‘La fée des Roberts’ by Léahn Vivier-Chapas, feature in the Orizzonti Extra and Orizzonti Short Films competition, respectively.

The films have been coproduced by highly international teams coming from several countries in the EU (Czechia, Denmark, Germany, Spain, France, Italy, Netherlands, Slovakia, and Sweden) and around the world (Norway, Cambodia, Congo, Lebanon, Qatar, Singapore, Thailand and Ukraine). The winners of this year’s edition will be announced on 11 September at the Awards ceremony.

Overall, the EU has invested over €290,000 through the MEDIA strand of the Creative Europe programme in the development and international coproduction and distribution of these works.

For more information

Press release

Creative Europe programme

Countries covered:

  • Algeria
  • Egypt
  • Israel
  • Jordan
  • Lebanon
  • Libya
  • Morocco
  • Palestine *
  • Syria *
  • Tunisia