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AGREEMENT BETWEEN STUDIO UNIVERSAL CHANNEL AND THE INTERNATIONAL LESBIAN
FILM FESTIVAL “IMMAGINARIA”
(ITALY) - January 20, 2001
Staff together with the founder Association VISIBILIA is proud to announce
the new result reached from the Ninth Edition of the International Lesbian
Film Festival “IMMAGINARIA”, which will take place in Bologna from the
22nd to the 25th of February 2001.
digital satellite and cable TV channel STUDIO UNIVERSAL established the
IMMAGINARIA-UNIVERSAL SPECIAL AWARD which will be awarded by the Festival
committee to the best short. Besides $1,500 that will be assigned to the
Director, STUDIO UNIVERSAL will purchase the satellite and cable TV rights
of the winner film and it will screen the film on its channel emphasizing
the IMMAGINARIA-UNIVERSAL SPECIAL AWARD.
is the first important step made in Italy to open a glimmer in the difficult
distribution of independent lesbian cinema on TV.
the Ninth Edition of the International Lesbian Festival IMMAGINARIA, the
usual awards will also be assigned:
Awards for best fiction, best documentary and best experimental film (features
Special Award, to be assigned by the Festival Committee to the best film
with regard to eccentric and committed subject and camera language innovation.
is a woman’s glance of situations, environments, feelings, cultures and
problems of women and lesbians around the world, through the most recent
independent film production. “Woman Direction” is the shooting angle, the
symbiotic mirror, the observation point. Aim of the Festival is to show,
to spread and promote the women’s cinema on lesbian and feminist themes
and to counter a self-produced independent cinema with the stereotyped
representations of the usual cinema distribution, achieving a reading of
the lesbian subject from the self-representation. Women’s glances on women,
becoming interwoven in a dimension more and more international. In fact,
the selected films come from many Northern countries but significantly,
more and more, they come also from Middle East, South America, Africa
and Asia. The Festival Organization is made by a staff of women who share
their professional skills for free.
UNIVERSAL COMPANY PROFILE
STUDIO UNIVERSAL channel, delivered by cable and satellite (Eutelstat,
13° East) within the digital bouquet Stream, belongs to the well
known international entertainment group Universal Studios, which also owns
the famous Universal Pictures Film Production and Distribution.
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its Ninth Edition, “Immaginaria” has received the confirmation of the previous
sponsorships, namely the Emilia Romagna Area - Culture Councillorship,
the Cabinet Presidency, the Embassy of Canada, the British Council. Together
with panels and art exhibitions, the programming includes 80 films (shorts,
features and middles-lenghts) organized in fiction, documentary, experimental
and animation categories. In year 2000 admissions have increased by 13%
reaching 5700 screening tickets.
aggiornamento 27/11/2001 - Last Update 11/27/2001