You will be redirected back to your article in seconds

Venice opens up Horizons

Category expanded to include multidisciplinary arts

The Venice Film Festival is stepping into the multidisciplinary-arts realm by overhauling its competitive Horizons section to include works in all formats.

The high-profile Lido section is opening up to shorts and medium-length works, as well as entries well over two hours, and will be paying particular attention to submissions coming from the broader visual-arts world, as a way to become a laboratory of sorts for the growing trend.

The increasing number of films made by artists crossing over into cinema has been evidenced lately by Iranian video-artist Shirin Neshat’s “Women Without Men” which took last’s year’s Venice Silver Lion, by British conceptual artist Sam Taylor-Wood’s John Lennon biopic “Nowhere Man,” and Swiss video artist Pipilotti Rist’s “Pepperminta,” which unspooled in the 2009 Horizons.

“The Venice Film Festival becomes the place for future forms of cinema,” said Paolo Baratta, prexy of the Venice Biennale, which besides overseeing the fest runs the venerable Venice arts Biennale, with which the Lido is now seeking to gain synergy.

Venice has also appointed two Horizons researchers, Cecilia Alemanni, curator of New York’s X Initiative arts consortium, and Sergio Fant, a collaborator with various fests, who will work closely with fest topper Marco Mueller.

The 67th edition of Venice will run Sept. 1-11.

More Film

  • Argentinean Actress Norma Aleandro Famous For

    Morelia: Mexico’s Fénix Ibero-American Film Awards Announces Winners and Nominees

    The Venice Film Festival is stepping into the multidisciplinary-arts realm by overhauling its competitive Horizons section to include works in all formats. The high-profile Lido section is opening up to shorts and medium-length works, as well as entries well over two hours, and will be paying particular attention to submissions coming from the broader visual-arts […]

  • Japan Box Office: 'Mixed Doubles' Makes

    Japan Box Office: ‘Mixed Doubles’ Opens at Number One

    The Venice Film Festival is stepping into the multidisciplinary-arts realm by overhauling its competitive Horizons section to include works in all formats. The high-profile Lido section is opening up to shorts and medium-length works, as well as entries well over two hours, and will be paying particular attention to submissions coming from the broader visual-arts […]

  • Christopher Walken on ‘King of New

    Antalya Festival: A Modest Christopher Walken Talks ‘King of New York,’ His Own Acting Style, and Michael Cimino

    The Venice Film Festival is stepping into the multidisciplinary-arts realm by overhauling its competitive Horizons section to include works in all formats. The high-profile Lido section is opening up to shorts and medium-length works, as well as entries well over two hours, and will be paying particular attention to submissions coming from the broader visual-arts […]

  • Ikebukuro Move Puts Tokyo Market in

    Ikebukuro Move Puts Tokyo Market in Growth Mode, says Yasushi Shiina

    The Venice Film Festival is stepping into the multidisciplinary-arts realm by overhauling its competitive Horizons section to include works in all formats. The high-profile Lido section is opening up to shorts and medium-length works, as well as entries well over two hours, and will be paying particular attention to submissions coming from the broader visual-arts […]

  • Turkish Cinema: The New Generation -

    Turkish Cinema: The New Generation - Tolga Karacelik, Director 'Butterflies'

    The Venice Film Festival is stepping into the multidisciplinary-arts realm by overhauling its competitive Horizons section to include works in all formats. The high-profile Lido section is opening up to shorts and medium-length works, as well as entries well over two hours, and will be paying particular attention to submissions coming from the broader visual-arts […]

More From Our Brands

Access exclusive content