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  1. Venice to Unveil New Opening Sequence from Simone Massi

    7:56 am 7/25/2012

    The 30-second sequence, changed for the first time since 2008, will screen ahead of all films in the official selection.Read more

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  2. Venice Days, Critics' Week Sidebars Announce Lineups

    12:39 pm 7/24/2012

    The Venice Film Festival's two autonomous sidebars announce world premiere-heavy lineups featuring many projects from female directors.Read more

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  3. Mira Nair's 'The Reluctant Fundamentalist' Named Venice's Opening Film

    6:22 am 7/22/2012

    UPDATED: The film, starring Riz Ahmed, Kate Hudson, Kiefer Sutherland, Liev Schreiber and Martin Donovan, is Nair's fifth to screen on the Venice Lido, but the first to open the storied festival. Read more

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  4. Venice Names Full Juries for Horizons Sidebar, De Laurentiis Prize for Debut Films

    8:08 am 7/17/2012

    The festival previously announced that Italian actor Pierfrancesco Favino and Indian director Shekhar Kapur, respectively, will be head jury members.Read more

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  5. Venice Film Festival to Screen 10 Rare Films From Archive in Special Retrospective

    10:51 am 6/19/2012

    To honor the 80th anniversary of the first Venice festival, organizers will restore, screen and make available for distribution 10 rare prints from the festival's giant archives.Read more

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  6. Samuel Maoz, Rafi Pitts Among First Berlinale Residency Participants

    6:41 am 6/12/2012

    Six international directors will travel to Berlin for four months to develop new film projects. Read more

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  7. New Project From 103-Year-Old Director Manoel de Oliveira to Appear in Venice

    6:09 am 6/8/2012

    The Italian media reports that "Gebo e l’Ombra" ("Gebo and the Shadow") will screen on the Venice Lido, where the august Portuguese director has been a regular.Read more

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  8. Italy's Pierfrancesco Favino, India's Shekhar Kapur Tapped to Head Venice Sidebar Juries

    9:36 am 6/5/2012

    Favino will head the Orizzonti jury that will focus on trendsetting new films, while the jury Kapur heads will award a $100,000 prize to the best debut film in any Venice official selection.Read more

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  9. Michael Mann to Head Venice Film Fest Jury

    7:57 am 6/1/2012

    This year’s edition will take place Aug. 29-Sept. 8.Read more

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  10. 2012 Venice Film Festival to be "More Sober, Less Glitzy" With New Directors

    1:38 pm 5/28/2012

    Likely candidates to bring films to the festival include Brian de Palma, Terrence Malick and Paul Thomas Anderson, according to newly installed artistic director Alberto Barbera.Read more

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