Festival del Cinema di Venezia

Festival del Cinema di Venezia

The Venice Film Festival (Italian: Mostra Internazionale d’Arte Cinematografica di Venezia) is an annual film festival held in Venice, Italy. It is the oldest film festival in the world and one of the most prestigious.


The Venice Film Festival was founded in 1932 by Count Giuseppe Volpi di Misurata, the president of the Biennale di Venezia. The first festival was held on August 6-21, 1932, and featured 19 films from 12 countries.

The festival was originally held every year, but was suspended during World War II. It resumed in 1947 and has been held annually ever since.


The Venice Film Festival is held in various venues throughout Venice. The main venue is the Palazzo del Cinema on the Lido di Venezia. Other venues include the Sala Grande and Sala Darsena on the Lido, and the Palazzo Cavalli-Franchetti in Venice proper.


The Venice Film Festival awards several prizes, including the Golden Lion for Best Film, the Silver Lion for Best Director, and the Volpi Cup for Best Actor and Actress.


The Venice Film Festival is one of the most important film festivals in the world. It has helped to launch the careers of many great filmmakers, and has showcased some of the most important films in history.


The Venice Film Festival has been the subject of some controversy over the years. In 1968, the festival was disrupted by student protests. In 1979, the festival was criticized for its selection of films, which were seen as too commercial.

Despite these controversies, the Venice Film Festival remains one of the most prestigious and influential film festivals in the world.