Venice International Film Festival

Venice International Film Festival

The International Exhibition of Cinematographic Art, also referred to as the Venice Film Festival, is the oldest cinematography event in the world. The first ever edition was staged in 1932 and has been organised ever since by the Biennale, one of the world’s most famous cultural institutions. The event takes place very year at the Venice Lido in the historical Palazzo del Cinema and the surrounding buildings, between the end of August and the first week in September. For ten days the lido becomes the centre of the world stage with so many international stars taking to the catwalk. The island of the Lido is overrun by staff and personalities from the world of movies. In addition to a packed programme of screenings, which it is possible to gain admission to with an ordinary ticket (from online or in-situ box offices), there are lots of different events that it is very easy attend simply by wandering through the Exhibition area, such as aperitifs, presentations, ceremonies. On this page you'll find all the latest news about the Festival. However, should you want to take a look at the official programme of screenings at the next Venice Film Festival, simply go to the official website by clicking here. The highest award, presented during the Fair, is undoubtedly the Golden Lion (Leone d’Oro) award that owes its name to the symbol of the city (the lion of St Mark's Basilica). From the point of view of the movie press, this award is considered one of the most important and on a par with those awarded by the two other major European movie events, namely the Cannes Film Festival’s Golden Palm (Palme d'Or) and the Berlin International Film Festival’s Golden Bear (Goldener Bär). Venice also acts as a springboard for many movies and  many of those screened at the Film Festival are awarded a prize and go on to receive much coveted awards such as the American Oscar.

Japanese tales – Costumes and stories from Nō Theatre at the Museum of Oriental Art

JAPANESE TALES – COSTUMES AND...

As part of the Venice 1600 program, to celebrate sixteen centuries since the mythical founding of the city, the Museum of Oriental Art in Venice...

Sabine Weiss. The poetry of the instant

SABINE WEISS. THE POETRY OF THE...

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Homo Faber Event

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Homo Faber Event returns in 2022 for a second edition of the groundbreaking cultural event dedicated to contemporary craftsmanship. → 15 exhibition...

Fondazione Giorgio Cini

FONDAZIONE GIORGIO CINI

It is possible to admire “in person” the monumental installation by the American artist on show on the Island of San Giorgio Maggiore, whereas the...

Palazzo Grassi

PALAZZO GRASSI

Palazzo Grassi presents ‘Henri Cartier-Bresson. Le Grand Jeu’, co-organised with the Bibliothèque nationale de France and in partnership with the...

Breathless: the Contemporary art from London at Ca’ Pesaro

BREATHLESS: THE CONTEMPORARY ART...

A taste of contemporary art from London stops in Venice at Ca’ Pesaro until March, 2020 with the exhibition “Breathless“. About...