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Venice International Film Festival

Italy
All genres

Regarded as one of the top three feature film festivals in the world (alongside Cannes and Berlin), Venice prides itself on having discovered a balance between a festival committed to showing films for the market and one dedicated to showing films that reveal truly independent visions. The timeless nature of Venice is the perfect setting for the world’s oldest film festival!

SECTIONS
The Official Selection:
- Venezia 70 (an international competition comprising a maximum of 20 feature films, presented as world premieres)
- Out of Competition (a maximum of 12 films including works from established as well as newer filmmakers. It includes a midnight time slot. All films must be world premieres)
- Orizzonti (an international competition for up to 20 films. This section is often where new filmmakers or innovative works are showcased. It also includes a short film competition for films of up to 20 minutes duration. All films must be world premieres).
- Venice Classics (restorations of classic films)

Independent and parallel sections (separate sections with their own regulations):
- SIC International Critics’ Week (eight debut films)
- Venice Days (up to 12 films)

Venice Film Market:
Taking place at the same time as the festival.

Awards

2017 - Won - Sweet Country - Special Jury Prize

2015 - Won - Early Winter - Venice Days Award

2015 - Won - Tanna - Best DOP

2015 - Won - Tanna - Audience Award for Best Feature

2013 - Won - Ruin - Special Orizzonti Jury Prize

2000 - Won - Goddess of 1967, The - The Coppa Volpi For Best Actress - Rose Byrne - Venezia (In Competition)

2000 - Won - Telephone Call for Genevieve Snow, A - Silver Lion for Best Short Film - Corto-Cortissimo

Screenings

2017 - Official Competition - Sweet Country

2017 - Orizzonti - West of Sunshine

2017 - Orizzonti Short Films - Knife Salesman, The

2017 - Biennale College - Strange Colours

2017 - Venice International Film Festival - Sweet Country

2016 - Venice Days - Hounds of Love

2016 - Out of Competition - Hacksaw Ridge

2016 - Orizzonti - Boys in the Trees

2015 - Venice International Film Festival - Early Winter

2015 - Venice International Film Festival - Tanna

2015 - Venice International Film Festival - Tanna

2015 - Venice Critics’ Week - Tanna

2015 - Venice Days - In Competition - Early Winter

2015 - Venice Days - Closing Night Film - Daughter, The

2015 - Official Competition - Looking for Grace

2013 - Venezia (In Competition) - Tracks

2013 - Out of Competition - Wolf Creek 2

2013 - Orizzonti - Ruin

2013 - Out of Competition - Ukraine is Not a Brothel

2013 - Venice International Film Festival - Ruin

2012 - Out of Competition - Bait 3D

2012 - Orizzonti Short Films - I'm the One

2011 - Orizzonti - Hail

2010 - Orizzonti - Red Earth

2007 - Corto Cortissimo - Crossbow

2005 - Corto Cortissimo - Mechanicals, The

2004 - Venezia Digitale - Letters to Ali

2004 - Venice International Film Festival - Moustache

2002 - Venezia 59 - in competition - Tracker, The

2002 - Shorts - in competition - Pending

2001 - Venice International Film Festival - Other Son, The

2000 - Venezia (In Competition) - Goddess of 1967, The

2000 - Corto-Cortissimo - Telephone Call for Genevieve Snow, A

2000 - Venezia (In Competition) - Goddess of 1967, The

2000 - Corto-Cortissimo - Telephone Call for Genevieve Snow, A