70th edition of Venice International Film Festival

Venice International Film Festival comes back in the beautiful lagoon, as usual organized by Venice Biennale, from August, 28th to September, 7th 2013, directed by Alberto Barbera.

The exhibition goal is encouraging the knowledge and diffusion of international cinema in all its shades, freely expressed with dialogue, open-mindedness and debate. The festival has many side events such as exhibitions and homages to great personages of cinema in order to contribute to create a better knowledge of cinema history.

The movies of the official selection are many and coming from every corner of the world. The sections are the following:

- Venezia 70: International competition of world preview, full-lenght films;
- Orizzonti: the new trends of world cinema;
- Biennale College – Cinema: high-quality training workshop sponsored by Gucci and open to young filmmakers for the production of low-cost films;
- Out of Competition: works created by important and renowned authors;
- Venezia Classici: selection of classic films and documentaries about cinema;
- Special screenings.

This year, 3,470 titles have been viewed and examined, among which 1,534 full-length films and 1,936 short films coming  from 33 different countries, such as Argentina, Algeria, Australia, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, China, South Korea, France, Germany, Japan , Greece, India, Israel and many more.

The Golden Lion of 70th edition was given to the American director William Friedkin, who will receive his award on 29th August, before the presentation of the restored “Il salario della paura” (Sorcerer, 1977), specifically created on this special occasion by Warner Bros.

We wait for you in Venice in large numbers at 70th Venice International Film Festival.

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