Film, Television & Media
Venice Film Festival 2020
Venice Film Festival 2020 will take place, taking into account the rules on social distancing. The pandemic has not stopped the most important exhibition of Italian cinema that will take place in September 2020. To meet the rules to be respected for Covid, the total number of films in the official selection will be reduced. However, the exhibition will be the same in the same programme from 2 to 12 September 2020. The programme includes the confirmation of the competitive sections Venezia 77 and Orizzonti. Programming will be held but the number of spectators will certainly be reduced.
In addition, all the rules on social distancing will be followed during the screenings. The programme will also include the Out of Competition section, as well as the Biennale College Cinema. The cinemas where the films and documentaries will be screened will be the usual ones traditionally set up on the Lido.
This year there will be the 77th Venice Film Festival. Organized by the Biennale di Venezia and directed by Alberto Barbera. Founded in 1932, the Venice Film Festival is fast becoming one of the most important film festivals in the world. The seats for the screenings were sold on the first day of sale, mostly online from buyers from all over the world a proof of how popular this artistic event is becoming. It is one of the most glorious festivals.
What will change according to the usual program of each year and the Venice Virtual Reality competition that this year, instead of being held on the island of Lazzaretto Vecchio, will only be online. In addition, the program of Venezia Classici will be held at the Cineteca di Bologna from 25 to 31 August. The 77th Venice Film Festival, on the other hand, will renounce to organize the Sconfini section this year.
This year there will also be two outdoor arenas, one at the Giardini della Biennale and one at the Lido skating rink. While most of the replicas will be held at the Rossini Cinemas in Venice and the Candiani Cultural Centre in Mestre.
The Festival aims to promote the knowledge and diffusion of international cinema in all its forms of art, entertainment and industry, in a spirit of freedom and dialogue. The Festival organizes retrospectives and tributes to important personalities, as a contribution to a better knowledge of the history of cinema.
2 Sep - 12 Sep 2020