Official Selection

Nadav Lapid will be heading an unusual jury of 27 young cinephiles from every country in the European Union. This jury will be assigning the GdA Director's Award for the best film on the ten-title GdA competition lineup. The closing film, out of competition, has been directed by one of Giornate’s ‘resident directors’, Bruce LaBruce, in his usual refreshingly irreverent style.

Special Events

Special events out of competition this year include the romantic road movie by Giorgia Farina, starring Jasmine TrincaClive Owen and Irène Jacob (Romantic Guide to Lost Places); a bizarre, surreal tour de-force by the duo Flavia Mastrella and Antonio RezzaSamp; dance-hall punk courtesy of the Extraliscio band, a sort of Leningrad Cowboys from Ferrara/Romagna, as told by Elisabetta Sgarbi (Extraliscio-Punk da balera); and The New Gospel, in which the famous Swiss playwright and director Milo Rau does the Gospels as the passion play of an entire civilization.

Miu Miu Women’s Tales

In the last few years, Miu Miu Women’s Tales has invited filmmakers from around the world, endowed with their distinct sensibilities and styles, to celebrate the ‘second sex’ in the 21st century, probing it with a critical eye but also with the camaraderie of fellow travelers in an expressive universe that includes Zoe Cassavetes, Lucrecia Martel, Giada Colagrande, Massy Tadjedin, Ava DuVernay, Hiam Abbass, So Yong Kim, Miranda July, Alice Rohrwacher, Agnès Varda, Naomi Kawase, Crystal Moselle, Chloë Sevigny, Celia Rowlson-Hall, Dakota Fanning, Haifaa Al-Mansour, Hailey Gates, Lynne Ramsay and now Małgorzata Szumowska and Mati Diop.

Venetian Nights - Directors Island

The edgiest offerings on the 2020 Giornate degli Autori slate are on show on our Venetian Nights lineup at the Isola degli Autori, which is a concentrate of the experimental tradition developed by Isola Edipo and Giornate in parallel. This is a new space jointly conceived by Giornate and Silvia Jop and devoted to the creative bonds between the film medium and the other arts, from theater to the visual arts and music.