Thirteen premieres mark Venice Days lineup


A film made for less than €1,000 and another based on the making of a Venice prize winner from two years ago are among the 13 titles selected for the Venice Days sidebar.

About 17 countries share production or co-production credits on the films in this year's lineup, which focuses on new directors.

Venice Days, now in its fifth edition, takes place Aug. 28-Sept. 6, starting a day after the opening of the 65th Venice Film Festival and continuing until its conclusion.

The sidebar includes 12 world and one international premiere and seven first or second works from the directors. Four Italian productions or co-productions are among the lineup, while France, Germany and the U.K. are the only other countries with more than one production or co-production credit. None are from the U.S.

The lineup includes Stefano Tummolini's debut "Another Planet," which was filmed in the span of one week with a total budget of €980 ($1,539). (partialdiff)