Venice International Film Festival

NAME OF FESTIVAL: Venice International Film Festival

SINCE: 1932

WHERE: Venice, Italy

ABOUT THE FESTIVAL

The Venice International Film Festival is organized by La Biennale di Venezia. The aim of the Festival is to raise awareness and promote international cinema in all its forms as art, entertainment and as an industry, in a spirit of freedom and dialogue. The Festival also organizes retrospectives and tributes to major figures as a contribution towards a better understanding of the history of cinema.

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7 Films Selected to Compete in 28th Venice International Film Critics’ Week

7 Films Selected to Compete in 28th Venice International Film Critics’ Week

L’Armée du salut (SALVATION ARMY) by Abdellah TaïaL’Armée du salut (SALVATION ARMY) by Abdellah Taïa

Nine films, including seven in competition, have been selected for the 28th Venice International Film Critics’ Week,  August 28 through Sept. 7, 2013. The seven films in competition are eligible for two awards – RaroVideo Audience Award and the USD$100,000 Lion of the Future – “Luigi De Laurentiis” Award for a Debut Film. The week of screenings will open with world premiere of the Italian film L’arte della felicità (THE ART OF HAPPINESS) by Alessandro Rak and close with International Premiere of the Chilean film Las analfabetas (ILLITERATE) by Moisés Sepúlveda.

Paul Schrader, Shekhar Kapur Among 70 Filmmakers to Make Short Films to Celebrate 70th Venice International Film Festival

Paul Schrader, Shekhar Kapur Among 70 Filmmakers to Make Short Films to Celebrate 70th Venice International Film Festival

Director Paul Schrader at 44th Karlovy Vary International Film FestivalDirector Paul Schrader at 44th Karlovy Vary International Film Festival

Paul Schrader, Shekhar Kapur, and Apichatpong Weerasethakul are amont 70 movie directors from all over the world invited to make a short film lasting between 60 and 90 seconds, for a special project, Venezia 70 – Future Reloaded, in celebration of the 70th Venice International Film Festival (August 28 – September 7, 2013).

Venice International Film Festival Names New Directors

Venice International Film Festival Names New Directors

The new Board of La Biennale di Venezia, the organization behind the Venice International Film Festival, chaired by Paolo Baratta and composed of Giorgio Orsoni (Vice-President), Luca Zaia, Francesca Zaccariotto and Emmanuele Francesco Maria Emanuele, met for the first time on 27th December 2011 in the Biennale offices at Ca’ Giustinian and appointed the Directors of the Architecture and Cinema sectors. David Chipperfield was named Director of the Architecture Sector with the specific responsibility of […]

Damsels in Distress to close 68th Venice International Film Festival

Damsels in Distress to close 68th Venice International Film Festival

Damsels in Distress, the new comedy film from American director Whit Stillman (Metropolitan, Barcelona, The Last Days of Disco) is the Closing night film (Out of Competition) at the 68th Venice International Film Festival to run August 31 thru September 10, 2011. Damsels in Distress, written, produced and directed by Whit Stillman, stars Greta Gerwig, Carrie MacLemore, Megalyn Echikunwoke, Analeigh Tipton, Hugo Becker, Ryan Metcalf, and Billy Magnussen. Distributed by Sony Pictures Classics and produced […]

Official Line-up of the 68th Venice Film Festival

Official Line-up of the 68th Venice Film Festival

The official line-up of the 68th Venice Film Festival was announced earlier today Thursday July 28th. The official selection of the festival includes the sections, Venezia 68 (In Competition), Out of Competition, Orizzonti and Controcampo Italiano, alongide a retrospective section and two autonomous sections (International Critics’ Week and Venice Days). The 68th Venice International Film Festival will take place from August 31st to September 10, 2011. In addition to George Clooney’s “The Ides of March”, […]

George Clooney’s New Film, The Ides of March, to open 68th Venice International Film Festival

George Clooney’s New Film, The Ides of March, to open 68th Venice International Film Festival

The Ides of March, the new film written & directed by George Clooney, will be the opening film – in Competition – at the 68th Venice International Film Festival scheduled to take place from August 31st to September 10, 2011. Based on Beau Willimon’s play Farragut North, screenplay written by George Clooney & Grant Heslov and Beau Willimon, The Ides of March is set in the near future, in the world of American politics during […]

Darren Aronofsky, director of The Wrestler and Black Swan, to chair International Jury for 2011 Venice International Film Festival

Darren Aronofsky, director of The Wrestler and Black Swan, to chair International Jury for 2011 Venice International Film Festival

Oscar nominated American director, producer and screenwriter Darren Aronofsky (director/screenwriter  of the opening film of the 67th Venice Film Festival, Black Swan, and winner of the 2008 Golden Lion for The Wrestler) will be the president of the International Jury for the Competition at the 68th Venice International Film Festival (August 31 – September 10 2011). The International Jury will award the Golden Lion and the other official prizes. Darren Aronofsky recently directed Black Swan, […]