There are all kinds of novelities in the works at Venice.
The venerable Venice Film Festival paying tribute to commercial Italian comedies could be likened -- almost -- to the Pope praising porn.
Looking to build a real bridge between European producers and the U.S. indie scene, the Rome Film Festival's New Cinema Network co-production mart is launching a partnership with the Sundance…
After securing its status as a fall dealmaking destination, the Rome Film Festival's Business Street mart is setting up a new section called Industry/Books, proving it has a good read of Italian…
Robert De Niro is in final talks to join the cast of Italian romancer "Manual of Love 3."
The Venice Film Festival's independently run Venice Days section is launching a program for young film buffs in tandem with several European Union film entities, and with Variety as cultural partner.
"Sunny Days," a project centered around a 25-year-old outcast contending with adversity, by Kazach helmer Nariman Turebayev, took the top prize at the Locarno Open Doors Factory co-production lab…
The Venice Film Festival has added Polish helmer Jerzy Skolimowski's provocative thriller "Essential Killing," starring Vincent Gallo as a Taliban insurgent, to its competition roster.
With governments across Europe slashing arts budgets and chopping subsidies, filmmakers and execs fret the ax might logically next fall on the production incentives they rely on.
Dissident Iranian director Jafar Panahi's latest work, a short film shot in Teheran, titled "The Accordion," will open the Venice Days section of the Venice Film Festival, which Panahi has been…
The Locarno Film Festival will fete Italo auteur Francesco Rosi with a lifetime achievement Pard and a Piazza Grande screening of a freshly restored copy of his 1970 anti-war drama "Uomini Contro."