Apart from Film Festival in Cannes, the International Film Festival in Venice (Mostra Internazionale d’Arte Cinematografica) is one of the world’s most prestigious film festivals. Not only that but it is the world’s oldest film festival. It was founded by Count Giuseppe Volpi in 1932 and it takes place every year in late August/early September on the Island of Lido. The 76th edition of the festival will take place from the 28th of August until the 7th of September this year.
Also, important to mention is that it is part of the Venice Biennale, a major exhibition and festival for contemporary art. The main awards given out are the Golden Lion (Leone d’Oro) for the best film and the Volpi Cup (Coppa Volpi) for the best actor and actress.
When we think about the film industry, many think “Hollywood” and images of blockbuster hits, the Walk of Fame, the Oscars, mansions of famous movie stars in the Hollywood Hills come to mind. Los Angeles may be where many of today’s major movie companies have their studios and film making has its origin in Venice Beach, California.
Venice Film festival
But the industry is so much more than this! Some of the amazing films which have been awarded prizes at the Venice International Film festival include: The Wrestler by Darren Aronofsky, Monsoon Wedding by Mira Nair or Hana-bi by Takeshi Kitano: unlike the Oscars, this festival looks to award quality films from around the world, not just blockbusters.
The historic Palazzo del Cinema is the main facility and screening theatre of the Venice Film Festival. To сatch a glimpse of the action hop onto a vaporetto to Lido and for a comfortable stay rent apartments in Venice.
If you need a transfer to Venice-Marco Polo Airport, you can order the door to door transfer from your travel agent or rent a car and use a car parking at Venice airport Marco Polo. Venice also is serviced by regional and national trains. The maritime portion of Venice has no streets as such, being composed almost entirely of narrow footpaths, and laid out across islands connected by staired stone footbridges.