The Director's Assembly meets European politics in Venice

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During the last Cannes Film Festival, the Directors´ Fortnight launched a new proposition open to authors from all around the world: a Directors´ Assembly invited to discuss the roles and functions of men and women in the cinema in regards to their work, contemporary culture, urgencies dictated by the contrast between business and creation as well as cultural diversity.

All these themes are deeply discussed in the European parliament. This call for thought upon creativity and freedom of expression could not end with this first rendez-vous in Cannes. This explains why a second Clap of the Directors´ Assembly is taking place in Venice, focusing on important events such as the European Elections of May 2014.

The "second moment" of the Directors´ Assembly will see the President and representatives of the Cultural Committee of the European Parliament discussing and debating with important figures of European cinema. Among them, the three directors competing for the LUX prize 2013, the directors present at the Venice Film Festival on 5 September, representatives of Italian authors´ associations, some of the finalists and winners of previous editions of the LUX Prize, as well as young cinephiles coming from the 28 countries of the EU and participants of the "28 Times Cinema" project.

Attending:

  • Valeria Golino director of Miele;
  • Clio Barnard director of The Selfish Giant;
  • Felix van Groeningen director of The Broken Circle Breakdown;
  • Andrea Segre director of Io Sono Li, LUX Prize 2012 winner;
  • Catherine Corsini SRF and member of the Orizzonti Jury;
  • Doris Pack President of the cultural Commission of the European Parliament,
  • Silvia Costa Member of the European Parliament, reporter for the Creative Europe Parliament.