Cultural Centre Candiani - Video store of Mestre

Cultural Centre Candiani - Video store of MestreThis public archive, active from January 2003, is intended to keep, catalogue and evaluate Mestre, Marghera, the Venetian mainland’s audiovisual heritage.
It offers 12 stations for individual consultation endowed with 21 inch TV screens, DVD and VHS players, and headsets; a computer station with access to an informative catalogue for guided research and consultation of the Istituto Luce’s archive which preserves about 200.000 pieces of information.

The Video store also offers a conference room with 140 seats, and a seminar room for 50 people where, besides cinematographic events, it also organizes meetings, debates and presentations.  The conference room - where video projection from several sources, registration, web connection, data transmission, simultaneous translations and video conferences all take place - and the seminar room – endowed with a small independent direction for PC, VHS, DVD projections and for registrations – are especially good for scientific conferences and meetings and are free for public use on booking.
Amongst its activities, the most relevant are: Mestre Film Fest, an international event on short films and videos for young people with prizes, organized every year in October together with important institutions and cultural associations; Raccontare Mestre, a writing contest on cinema organized by Mestre’s video store of the Candiani Cultural Centre, in union with Cinit (an Italian’s film club, the ‘Cultural Club, Walter Tobagi’) and with the production society Controcampo, under Annalisa Bruni’s didactic direction.
It is an experimental and learning experience in cinema writing and film directing especially for young people.  Its aim is to stimulate and provoke ideas to catalogue a type of urban audiovisual history.  Coordinamento Cinema-Scuola, is a group of teachers whose job it is to create an archive of video materials produced by school students of every age and school classification, from all over Venice and around.
The aim is to promote and evaluate cinematographic language within schools as an instrument of knowledge, of expression for students and of experience of reality.
It adheres to AVI (Italian Video store Association)

Service Card CINEMAPIU' (€ 25 regular, € 20 students, valid from June 2006 till June 2007)
For video projections, booking is advised.
Individual consultation: from Tuesday to Friday from 10.00 a.m. to 1.00 p.m. and from 3.00 p.m. to 7.00 p.m.; Saturday from 10.00 a.m. to 1 p.m. (closed on Sundays and Mondays).
Useful Information:

Address: Centro Culturale Candiani
Piazzale Candiani, 7 - 30170 Mestre
Tel: 041.2386138
ACTV transport lines: urban bus lines


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