The Venice Film Festival is organized by La Biennale di Venezia. It takes place each year in late August and, while its takes hold of most of the reputed cinema halls in Venice, the epicenter of the events is spotted in Lido di Venezia.

The Venice Film Festival boasts of being the oldest film festival in the world. Its first edition was held in 1932, under the name of Esposizione Internazionale d’Arte Cinematografica, at the initiative of Giuseppe Volpi (one of the trophies awarded on the occasion of the festival bears the name of the founder: the Volpi Cup, awarded to the best designated actor and actress). The great trophy is the Golden Lion (introduced no sooner than 1952), awarded to the best film, whereas the Silver Lion goes to the best film director. The so-called Orizzonti section is not to be disregarded either (it focuses on promoting and awarding the most innovative and avant-garde productions in the industry of filmmaking). Another section which is part of the festival refers to the Controcampo Italiano section.

The reputation of the Venice Film Festival does not lie exclusively in the fact it is the oldest happenings of this kind in the world, but also refers to the fact it is roughly on a par with other prestigious film festivals, such as the Cannes Festival and the Oscar Awards. Without a doubt, this is the best moment to be in Venice for film lovers around the world. In order to learn more about the history of Mostra Internazionale d’Arte Cinematografica, as well as updated information on the next edition, follow the indications below:

Venice Film Festival (Mostra Internazionale d’Arte Cinematografica)
Lido di Venezia, Italy
late August to early September
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