Where to go and who to meet: an insider’s guide to the festival, the venues, and the filmmakers to (get to) know

For its 19th edition, Giornate degli Autori flings open the doors of the venues that are its new home, its Casa,  as of last year and welcomes its filmmakers and audiences, journalists, and audiovisual professionals. It all happens thanks to the A-list of Italian and international guests here at Giornate 2022 with their films or for our talks.

Steve Buscemi, Silvia D’Amico, Abel Ferrara, Stefania Sandrelli, Céline Sciamma, Filippo Timi, Tessa Thompson, and Roberta Torre, as well as cinematic masters like Artavazd Pelechian and Edgar Reitz, are just a few of the film personalities at this year’s showcase that places sharing and dialogue, on and off-screen, front and center at Giornate.

The screenings of films in the Official Selection – in competition or special events – will be held, as always, in the Sala Perla at the Palazzo del Casinò and are open to badge-holders at the Venice Film Festival and via coupons that can be booked online on the Biennale website.

Press screenings, repeat screenings, and those open to the public will take place at the Sala Corinto (Via Falier 4, Lido di Venezia), the tickets for which can be booked on the Biennale website. The Cinema Rossini in Venice and the Cinema Candiani in Mestre also host repeat screenings for the public (tickets required).

As for the program for Venetian Nights – the section co-organized with Isola Edipo – its special screenings and press activities will be held in the Sala Laguna (via Pietro Buratti 1), the Lido’s historic cinema located very near the PalaBiennale and reopened to festival audiences thanks to Giornate and Isola Edipo. Hard by the belltower of the church of Sant’Antonio, its theater will also host an array of talks and masterclasses arranged by Giornate and co-organized by a variety of institutional and cultural partners, such as SIAE, the Fondazione Centro Sperimentale di Cinematografia, and MUBI. Venetian Nights screenings can be booked on the Giornate website, while certain events on the program need to be reserved by sending an email to laguna.edipore@gmail.com.

The Sala Laguna is at the center of the Casa degli Autori, the Giornate headquarters whose gazebos are the go-to spaces for press activities, photocalls, talks and panels open to the public, and other events.

A stone’s throw away, on the Riva di Corinto and opposite the Sala Corinto, the nerve-center of Isola Edipo hosts The Box, prime rendez-vous for all the daily activities of the international media and industry professionals: a superb place to work, with all the comforts as well as a breathtaking view of the lagoon and Venice beyond.

Last but not least, a number of events, including a Giornate fixture, the women’s creativity series Miu Miu – Women’s Tales, will be held at the Hotel Excelsior, the Veneto Region Space, the Italian Pavilion, and the space reserved for the Fondazione Ente dello Spettacolo.

Discover the map showing all the Giornate venues at:


Official Selection
BENTU Salvatore Mereu (director), Giuseppe Cuccu (actor), Giovanni Porcu (actor)
BĚŽNÁ SELHÁNÍ – ORDINARY FAILURES Cristina Groșan (director), Tatjana Medveckà (actress) Beàta Kaňoková (actress)
BLUE JEAN Georgia Oakley (director), Rosy McEwen (actress)
DIRTY DIFFICULT DANGEROUS Wissam Charaf (director), Clara Couturet (actress), Ziad Jallad (actor)
LOBO E CÃO Cláudia Varejão (director), Cristiana Branquinho (actress), Ana Cabral (actress), Marlene Cordeiro (actress), Ruben Pimenta (actor)
PADRE PIO Abel Ferrara (director), Cristina Chiriac (actress), Marco Leonardi (actor), Brando Pacitto (actor), Stella Mastrantonio (actress), Martina Gatti (actress)
STONEWALLING Huang Ji (director) e Ryuji Otsuka (director)
THE DAMNED DON’T CRY Fyzal Boulifa (director), Caroline Champetier (DOP), Antoine Reinartz (actor)
Adila Bendimerad (director, actress),  Damien Ounouri (director), Tahar Zaoui (actor), Imen Noel (actress)
THE MAIDEN Graham Foy (director), Kaleb Blough (actor), Hayley Ness (actress), Jackson Sluiter (actor), Marcel Tollin Jimenez (actor)
THE LISTENER Steve Buscemi (director), Alessandro Camon (screenwriter), Oren Moverman (producer), Tessa Thompson (actress)

Special Events
ACQUA E ANICE Corrado Ceron (director, screenwriter), Stefania Sandrelli (actress), Silvia D’Amico (actress), Paolo Rossi (actor)
ALONE Jafar Najafi (director)
CASA SUSANNA Sébastien Lifshitz (director)
MARCH ON ROME Mark Cousins (director), Tony Saccucci (screenwriter)
SIAMO QUI PER PROVARE Greta De Lazzaris (director), Jacopo Quadri (director), Daria Deflorian (actress), Antonio Tagliarini (actor)

Miu Miu Women’s Tales
#23 HOUSE COMES WITH A BIRD Janicza Bravo (director)
#24 CARTA A MI MADRE PARA MI HIJO Carla Simón (director)
Conversations: Natasha Lyonne (actress and screenwriter), Kelsey Lu (singer, author, violoncellista and producer), Rachel Brosnahan (actress), Alba Baptista (actress), Raffey Cassidy (actress), Quintessa Swindell (actress), Lili Reinhart (actress), Yasmin Finney (actress), Emma Appleton (actress)

Venetian Nights
IL PAESE DELLE PERSONE INTEGRE Christian Carmosino Mereu (director)
KRISTOS, THE LAST CHILD Giulia Amati (director)
LA TIMIDEZZA DELLE CHIOME Valentina Bertani (director)
LAS LEONAS Isabel Achàval (director), Chiara Bondì (director), Nanni Moretti (producer)
LE FAVOLOSE Roberta Torre (director)
PABLO DI NEANDERTHAL Antonello Matarazzo (director), Pablo Echaurren (artist)
SE FATE I BRAVI Stefano Collizzolli (director), Daniele Gaglianone (director)
SPACCAOSSA Vincenzo Pirrotta (director), Selene Caramazza (actress), Aurora Quattrocchi (actress), Luigi Lo Cascio (actor)
UN NEMICO INVISIBILE Riccardo Campagna (director), Federico Savonitto (director)

Events, talks, special screenings, awards, and masterclasses
Gianni Amelio (director), Maria Pia Ammirati (director of Rai Fiction), Mario Canale (director), Ciro De Caro (director), Annalisa Cipollone (Head of the Cabinet at MiC), Daniele Ciprì (director), Celeste Costantino (coordinator of the Gender Equality Observatory at MiC), Marta Donzelli (president of CSC), Margherita Ferri (director and screenwriter), Giuliana Gamba (director, screenwriter, producer), Annamaria Granatello (director of the Solinas Award), Cecilia Miniucchi (director), Radha Mitchell (actress), Bob Odenkirk (actor), Artavazd Pelechian (director), Paola Randi (director and screenwriter), Edgar Reitz (director), Francesca Romana De Martini (National Union of Stage and Audiovisual Performers), Nevina Satta (director of the Fondazione Sardegna Film Commission), Céline Sciamma (director), Elena Stancanelli (author and screenwriter), Filippo Timi (actor).