Venice Film Festival winners announced

The Venezia 78 Jury, chaired by Bong Joon Ho and comprised of Saverio Costanzo, Virginie Efira, Cynthia Erivo, Sarah Gadon, Alexander Nanau and Chloé Zhao, having viewed all 21 films in competition, was decided as follows: GOLDEN LION for Best Film to: L’ÉVÉNEMENT (HAPPENING) by Audrey Diwan (France) SILVER LION – GRAND JURY PRIZE to: È STATA LA MANO DI DIO (THE HAND OF GOD) by … Read more

Venezia 78 announces an Afghanistan crisis panel

The 78th Venice International Film Festival of La Biennale di Venezia has announced a panel discussion about the crisis now underway in Afghanistan with special attention to the situation of filmmakers and Afghan artists in general, in the tragic context in which the entire population of the country now finds itself. The panel discussion, the first … Read more

The Sala Web Theatre will return for the 78th Venice Film Festival

A rich selection of 22 feature-length films and 14 short films (the latter may be viewed free of charge) from around the world constitutes the line-up for the Sala Web Theatre of the 78th Venice International Film Festival (1 – 11 September 2021) of La Biennale di Venezia, directed by Alberto Barbera. For the tenth consecutive year, Venice’s Sala Web Theatre makes … Read more

Three special screenings complete the line-up of the 78th Venice Film Festival

Three Special Screenings are added to and complete the line-up of the 78th Venice International Film Festival (1 – 11 September 2021) of La Biennale di Venezia, directed by Alberto Barbera. Two of them are documentaries that focus on the theme of Architecture: Ricostruire insieme – Biennale Architettura 2021 by Graziano Conversano (Italy, 52’), produced by Rai Cultura, illustrates the themes, the works and the personalities of … Read more

Venice Film Festival announces tribute to director Citto Maselli

La Biennale di Venezia has announced, together with the Giornate degli Autori and the Venice International Film Critics’ Week, a Tribute to director Citto Maselli, the pseudonym of Francesco Maselli, an auteur who has graced many years in Italian cinema with coherence and talent and been appreciated numerous times as a participant in the Venice … Read more

Venice Film Festival to screen Ennio Morricone documentary Ennio

The 2021 Venice International Film Festival will pay tribute to the late, great Ennio Morricone with a screening of Ennio, Giuseppe Tornatore’s new documentary on the life and music of the renowned Italian composer. Ennio will get a special, out-of-competition gala screening at the 78th Venice International Film Festival. The documentary takes the form of a long interview between Morricone … Read more

Ridley Scott to be awarded with the Cartier ‘Glory to the Filmmaker’ prize at Venice Film Festival

La Biennale di Venezia and Cartier have announced that the legendary British director and producer Ridley Scott (Gladiator, Blade Runner, Alien) is the recipient of the Cartier Glory to the Filmmaker award of the 78th Venice International Film Festival (September 1 – 11, 2021), dedicated to a personality who has made a particularly original contribution to the contemporary film industry. The award ceremony for Ridley … Read more

Marcus Rowland announced as the recipient of the Campari ‘Passion for Film’ award at Venice

La Biennale di Venezia and Campari has announced that the production designer Marcus Rowland (Last Night in Soho, Rocketman, Baby Driver, Scott Pilgrim Vs The World) is the recipient of the Campari Passion for Film Award of the 78th Venice International Film Festival (September 1 – 11, 2021). The award, instituted three years ago at the 75th Venice Film Festival, seeks … Read more

The selection is complete for the virtual reality works of the 78th Venice International Film Festival

The selection is complete for the Virtual Reality works of the 78th Venice International Film Festival (1 – 11 September 2021) of La Biennale di Venezia in the section titled Venice VR Expanded, which will be held on the following dates and venues: 1 – 11 September, on site (Sala Amici, Palazzo del Casinò, Lido di Venezia) 1 – 19 September, online and at Satellite Venues (14 venues, 10 countries) The Venice VR Expanded, section … Read more

Venice Film Festival line-up announced

The line-up of the 78th Venice Film Festival (September 1-11) has been announced by festival president Roberto Cicutto and artistic director Alberto Barbera. View the full line up below: Competition Parallel Mothers (Sp) – Opening Film Dir. Pedro Almodóvar La Caja (Mex-US) Dir. Lorenzo Vigas Reflection (Ukr) Dir. Valentyn Vasyanovych The Hand Of God (It) Dir. Paolo Sorrentino … Read more

Venice Film Festival announces international juries

The International Juries have been selected for the Venezia 78 Competition, for Orizzonti and for the “Luigi De Laurentiis” Venice Award for a Debut Film of the 78th Venice International Film Festival (1-11 September 2021) of La Biennale di Venezia, directed by Alberto Barbera. The personalities convened as members of the Jury for the Venezia 78 Competition are: Bong Joon Ho – president (South Korea), Academy Award-winning director and screenwriter, is one of the most … Read more

The double preopening event of the 78th Venice International Film Festival has been announced

A double-programme is slated for Preopening night at the 78th Venice International Film Festival of La Biennale di Venezia, to take place on Tuesday August 31st in the Sala Darsena at the Palazzo del Cinema (Lido di Venezia). The double programme for the Preopening of the 78th Venice Film Festival will feature the screening of: 6:30 pm: La Biennale di Venezia: il cinema al tempo del Covid, a diary in film by Andrea Segre, produced by … Read more

Pedro Almodóvar’s Madres Paralelas to open 78th Venice Film Festival

Madres Paralelas, directed by Pedro Almodóvar, starring Penélope Cruz, Milena Smit, Israel Elejalde, Aitana Sánchez-Gijón, with the participation of Julieta Serrano and Rossy De Palma is the Opening Film, in Competition, of the 78th Venice International Film Festival within La Biennale di Venezia, directed by Alberto Barbera (1 – 11 September 2021).  “I was born as a film director in 1983 in Venice…” – said Pedro Almodóvar – “in the Mezzogiorno Mezzanotte section. Thirty-eight years … Read more

The 6 work-in-progress films have been selected for ninth ‘Final Cut in Venice’

The 6 work-in-progress films of the 9th edition of Final Cut in Venice have been selected. Final Cut in Venice is the project that has been providing since 2013 concrete assistance in the completion of films from all African countries and from Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon, Palestine, and Syria. Final Cut in Venice is one of the projects launched by the Venice Production Bridge of the 78th Venice International Film Festival (September 1—11, 2021), … Read more

Jamie Lee Curtis to receive Golden Lion for lifetime achievement at the 78th Venice International Film Festival

Iconic American actress Jamie Lee Curtis has been awarded the Golden Lion for Lifetime Achievement at the 78th Venice International Film Festival (September 1–11, 2021). The decision was made by the board of the Biennale di Venezia, which embraced the proposal of the festival’s director, Alberto Barbera. The ceremony to award the Golden Lions for Lifetime Achievement will take place on Wednesday September 8th in the Sala Grande of … Read more

‘Biennale College – Cinema’, the higher education workshop of La Biennale di Venezia, is now open

‘Biennale College – Cinema’ is the higher education workshop of La Biennale di Venezia, created for emerging filmmakers to develop and produce microbudget feature-length films that will be presented at the Venice International Film Festival. Overall, since 2012, the workshop has awarded the Biennale grants to produce 24 feature-length films (costing no more than €150k each), promoting new talents that have established … Read more

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