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  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. 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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