The 75th Annual Venice International Film Festival will be taking place from August 29th through September 8th in Venice, Italy. It is to be hosted by Italian actor Michele Riondino, and the current President of the festival's jury is academy award winner Guillermo del Toro. The festival will feature films and documentaries from all over the world, allowing directors, actors, and more to win awards in the various categories within the competition.
Founded in 1932, the Venice International Film Festival is considered both the oldest film festival and one of three most prestigious film festivals in the world, and it is referred to as one of the "Big Three" of all film festivals. The Venice International Film Festival is known for its role in promoting new filmmakers, artists, and cinema trends throughout its years as a competition-powerhouse.
This specific festival is part of the Venice Biennale, an organization created in the late nineteenth century that deals with art, film, music, and more. Its artistic displays and fierce competitions have worldwide notoriety, and the Venice International Film Festival is a fine example of what is to be expected from the Venice Biennale. Other than the film competition, the Venice Biennale also hosts competitions for art, dance, music, theater, and architecture.
The film festival is split into two parts: in-competition and out-of-competition, for other established authors and films. There are several smaller categories available for judging that cover a wide variety of filmography; for example, fiction and nonfiction can compete separately, while more specific sections like Venice Classics is for restored film and documentaries, and Virtual Reality is for immersive VR films.
Some of the greatest awards in film are received at this festival, including the Gold Lion for best film, the Silver Lion for the best director, the Coppa Volpi for the best actor and actress, and an award for best screenplay. With a promising selection of up-and-coming individuals in the film industry, the 75th Annual Venice International Film Festival will surely showcase new and amazing people, trends, and films this year.