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Casa Fabrique back to Venice 79!

Fabrique du Cinéma, the magazine that has been discovering new talents in Italian cinema for ten years, returns to the Venice Film Festival with a program full of meetings, screenings and presentations from 1 to 4 September.

In the elegant location of Villa Malusa, a few minutes walk from the Palazzo del Cinema, Casa Fabrique is ready to welcome fans of the seventh art and professionals. A beautiful villa with a large garden where you can attend screenings, meetings and presentations of films and books with directors, authors and actors, and meet the Fabrique staff live.

It will be four days full of events dedicated to central themes today in cinema and beyond, such as diversity and inclusion, environmental sustainability, new methods of production and distribution.

Among the many moments of discussion stand out on 2 September Fabrique Diversity Day, a day dedicated to diversity and inclusion, and on 4 September Cinematographers's Brunch, an informal meeting between the directors of photography present at the Festival to encourage dialogue on the evolution of the profession, on technologies and above all on the possibility of an ecological transition also on film sets.

Since past editions, Casa Fabrique has been a meeting point for the protagonists of the new Italian cinema at the Venice Film Festival. Among the many guests who passed through Fabrique's house we remember: Alessandro Borghi, Greta Scarano, Silvia d’Amico, Liliana Fiorelli, Valentina Lodovini, Donatella Finocchiaro, Marianna Di Martino, Andrea Arcangeli, Rocio Moralez, Massimiliano Gallo.

THURSDAY 1 September

3:30 pm

Inauguration of Casa Fabrique in Villa Malusa in the presence of the city authorities, Confesercenti Venezia and CNA Ascoli Piceno.

Presentation of the new issue of the magazine «Fabrique du Cinéma»: on the cover one of the actors of the moment, Eduardo Scarpetta.

Followed by screening of the short films Fillide by Anna Concetta Consarino and Neet by Andrea Biglione and of the second feature by Luna Gualano, Credimi.

FRIDAY 2 September

Fabrique Diversity Day, a day dedicated to the theme of diversity and inclusion.


Performance by Francesco Riva with the monologue DiSlessiA ... Where are you Albert?, Focused on specific learning disorders (SLD), which offers stimuli to undermine all stereotypes about diversity.


Round table on the theme of diversity and inclusion in the world of cinema, which will be discussed by the director and director of photography Amir Ra, the author and screenwriter Chiara Sfregola (Camera Single, Signorina), the director and author Giovanni Algieri (What is missing, The first luna storta), the author and actor Francesco Riva (2018 Zocca Giovani Prize), the actress and life coach Anna Fusco and the producer and sociologist Silvia Armeni.

Moderator: the journalist Emanuele Rauco.

And with: Andrea Venditti and Giorgia Fiori.

Following screening of the short films Io sono Fatou by Amir Ra, Violè by Giovanni Algieri, Artemisia by Gabriel Cash.



Presentation of the Street Cinema Festival, Stenterello Film Festival dedicated to comedy and the International Cilento Film Festival; award ceremony of the Younger’s In.Movie contest.

Followed by a screening of Lux Santa, a documentary by Matteo Russo (trailer) and Temno, an animated film inspired by Franz Kafka's Metamorphosis, made by the artist Gildo Atzori, with original music by Samuele Dessì and screenplay and directed by Bepi Vigna, writer, director and comic book author (Nathan Never).


12:30 pm Cinematographers' Brunch

Under the patronage of AIC (Autori Italiani Cinema), Casa Fabrique hosts the Cinematographers' Brunch, a meeting point for cinematographers and authors present at the 79th Venice International Film Festival.

An event that will be an informal brunch to stimulate dialogue between professionals on the need to initiate a true ecological transition on film sets, proposing a reflection on some key points: the evolution of the profession of director of photography, technologies, new equipment, collaboration between departments.

The main players in this comparison will be the professionals who live the experience of the set every day and the leading manufacturers of technological equipment for the cinema. It is only thanks to their confrontation that the green change on the sets can be concretely initiated.

16:30 Books to films

A meeting on the very close bond between publishing and cinema, with the presentation of the books Once upon a time there was the cartoon. The birth of animated cinema in Italy by Luciana Pensuti (Kappabit); The Girl with the Genius in a Suitcase by Marianna Bonavolontà (Talking Boxes); I can no longer find words by Leone Rossi, preface by Andrea Purgatori (Bookabook).

18:00 "New Short Cinema"

Panel dedicated to the short film and its financial assets, with a focus on distribution between festivals and platforms today.

Speakers: Alessandro Loprieno, Founder & CEO of WeShort, Luigi Sales, Head of Original Production of Giffoni Innovation Hub, Gianpaolo Barozzi Hr Director Cisco, the author and producer Cristiano D’Alterio and the director and actor Carlo Falconetti.

Moderator: Luca Ottocento, director of Fabrique du Cinéma and actress Sofia Elena Taglioni.

Followed by a screening of Luigi Marmo's H1 short films, Mario Santocchio's Amarsi un po ', Carlo Falconetti's Kala.


Prolights, Flat Parioli, I Wonder Full, Younger’s In.Movie, Stenterello Film Festival, AR Production, D-Vision Movie People, Alta Movie, DAM, Armeni G.E.S., Guasco, Cineclub Venezia, Confesercenti Metropolitana Venezia Rovigo, CNA Ascoli Piceno, AIC, Déluge, WeShort, Giffoni Innovation Hub, Giuliani Occhiali, Colli della Murgia, Nic Tartaglia, Tenute Agricole Santojanni, Cantine Fina, Milano 71

Villa Malusa via A. Barbarigo, 5 – 30126 Venezia


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