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38th Venice International Film Critics’ Week

Venice, Italy, August 30 to September 9, 2023

Call for entries

Director’s 1st feature, narrative, and documentary

Please note that films must be submitted directly to the festival.

Competitive: Yes 

Entry fees: Yes


Please consult the festival website.


The Venice International Film Critics’ Week is an independent and parallel section of the Venice International Film Festival organized by the Union of Italian Film Critics (SNCCI).

The programme presents a selection of seven debut films in competition presented as world premieres and two special features out of competition.

First films from all the sections of the Venice Film Festival are eligible for the “Luigi De Laurentiis Award Lion of the Future”, granting 100,000 USD.

Telefilm Canada recognizes the selection of a feature film in the Festival for applications to its International Promotion Program

International Promotion
Telefilm Canada, Montréal
1 800 567-0890