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News article30 August 2023Representation in Cyprus1 min read

Venice Film Festival 2023: Eleven EU-supported works nominated for awards

Eleven EU-funded films and projects have been nominated for awards at the 80th edition of the Venice International Film Festival, which starts today. A further two EU-funded films will be screened at the festival.


The Promised Land (Bastarden) by Nikolaj Arcel, Dogman by Luc Besson, Comandante by Edoardo De Angelis and Io Capitano by Matteo Garrone made it in the official competition line-up with a chance to take home the Golden Lion award.

Paradise is burning (Paradiset Brinner) by Mika Gustafson, Heartless (Sem Coraçao) by Nara Normande Tião and City of the Wind (Ser Ser Salhi) by Lkhagvadulam Purev-Ochir are shortlisted for the Orizzonti competition.

A further four projects  that received EU funding are selected under the Venice Immersive section and Giornate degli Autori (formerly Venice Days) section.

These works, supported through the MEDIA strand of the Creative Europe programme, were co-produced by highly international teams from several countries in the EU. The winners of this year's edition will be announced on 9 September at the Awards ceremony.

The European Commission is also co-hosting a panel discussion on Intellectual Property in a Transmedia World with the Venice Production Bridge and the MEDIA programme is organising a conversation on AI Impacting Production and Creative Workflows.

Further information on the nominations and activities at the Venice Film Festival 2023 are available here.


Publication date
30 August 2023
Representation in Cyprus