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  1. Venice 2012: The Fest Announces New 'Green Award' for Sustainable Films

    1:30 pm 8/13/2012

    Italian filmmaker Ermanno Olmi will chair the jury that will select the winner of the award, presented this year to mark the anniversary of the 1992 Earth Summit.Read more

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  2. Michael Cimino to Be Honored at Venice Film Festival

    11:46 am 8/10/2012

    The 73-year-old director will also oversee a screening of a restored version of "Heaven's Gate" which will return to Venice 30 years after it first screened there.Read more

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  3. 'The Master' Added to Venice Competition Lineup

    11:54 am 8/7/2012

    Paul Thomas Anderson's cult religious drama will be the surprise selection; for the past seven years, the surprise film was from Asia. Read more

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  4. Spike Lee to Receive Venice's 'Glory to the Filmmaker' Honor

    6:17 am 8/3/2012

    The award and the screening of the documentary "Bad 25" will represent Lee's 9th trip to the Venice Lido in an official capacity.Read more

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  5. Iran Mulling Possible Boycott of Venice Film Festival (Report)

    8:13 am 7/31/2012

    The official reason is a protest against the EU's oil sanctions. But speculation is that a boycott could center on Kianoosh Ayari's refusal to censor his film.Read more

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  6. Italy's 'Quality Screens' Organization to Award New Italy-Only Prize in Venice

    5:58 am 7/30/2012

    The new prize, the Quality Screens Award, will be open to any of the festival's official sections or autonomous sidebarsRead more

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  7. De Palma, Malick and Bellocchio Headline Slimmer Venice Competition Lineup

    4:31 am 7/26/2012

    UPDATE: The 60-film official selection includes 20 entries from female directors and out-of-competition selections from Jonathan Demme, Spike Lee and Robert Redford.Read more

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  8. 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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  9. 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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