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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

2018 - Won - Nightingale, The - Special Jury Prize

2018 - Won - Nightingale, The - Marcello Mastroianni Award for Best Young Actor or Actress - Baykali Ganambarr

2018 - Nominated - Awavena - Venice Virtual Reality

2017 - Won - Sweet Country - Special Jury Prize

2017 - Nominated - Sweet Country - Golden Lion for Best Film

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

2019 - World Premiere / Venezia 76 - Babyteeth

2019 - International Premiere / Competition - Linear - Passenger

2019 - Orizzonti Shorts - Diver, The

2019 - World Premiere / Venice Virtual Reality - Porton Down

2018 - Venezia 75 - Nightingale, The

2018 - Venice International Film Festival - Nightingale, The

2018 - Venice International Film Festival - Nightingale, The

2018 - Venice International Film Festival - Awavena

2017 - Venice International Film Festival - Sweet Country

2017 - Venice International Film Festival - Sweet Country

2017 - Biennale College - Strange Colours

2017 - Official Competition - Sweet Country

2017 - Orizzonti - West of Sunshine

2017 - Orizzonti Short Films - Knife Salesman, The

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 - Venice International Film Festival - Ruin

2013 - Venezia (In Competition) - Tracks

2013 - Out of Competition - Wolf Creek 2

2013 - Orizzonti - Ruin

2013 - Out of Competition - Ukraine is Not a Brothel

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 - Venice International Film Festival - Moustache

2004 - Venezia Digitale - Letters to Ali

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

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

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

1999 - New Territories - Feeling Sexy

1999 - Venezia (In Competition) - Holy Smoke

1999 - Corto-Cortissimo - Se-Tong

1999 - Corto-Cortissimo - Se-Tong

1998 - Corto-Cortissimo - 389

1997 - Out of Competition - True Love and Chaos

1996 - Fast Line - Fistful of Flies

1996 - Window on Images - Two Bob Mermaid

1996 - Window On Images - Pact

1996 - Window on Images - Here I Sit

1996 - Window on Images - Love and Other Catastrophes

1996 - Special Screening - Shine

1996 - Fast Line - Fistful of Flies

1995 - Venice International Film Festival - Beat Manifesto, The

1995 - Venice International Film Festival - Magnetism

1995 - Corto-Cortissimo - Small Treasures

1995 - Corto-Cortissimo - Small Treasures

1994 - Critics' Week - That Eye, The Sky

1994 - Venetian Nights - Metal Skin

1994 - Critics' Week - That Eye, The Sky

1994 - Window on Images - Seven Days Under Mavis

1994 - Critics Week - Secrets

1994 - Window on Images - Only The Brave

1994 - Window on Images - Everynight...Everynight

1993 - Venezia (In Competition) - Bad Boy Bubby

1993 - Venice International Film Festival - Bad Boy Bubby

1993 - Young Audience Vote - Bad Boy Bubby

1993 - Venice International Film Festival - Bad Boy Bubby

1993 - Ciak Magazine Jury - Bad Boy Bubby

1993 - Window on Images - Hercules Returns

1993 - Window on Images - Just Desserts

1993 - Window on Images - Memories and Dreams

1993 - Window on Images - Darra Dogs

1993 - Venezia (In Competition) - Bad Boy Bubby

1993 - Venice International Film Festival - Bad Boy Bubby

1993 - Young Audience Vote - Bad Boy Bubby

1993 - Venice International Film Festival - Bad Boy Bubby

1993 - Ciak Magazine Jury - Bad Boy Bubby

1993 - Window on Images - Just Desserts

1992 - Critics' Week - Secrets

1992 - Window on Images - Wireless Nights

1991 - Critics' Week - Waiting

1990 - Out of Competition - Blood Oath

1989 - Venezia (In Competition) - Island

1988 - Critics Week - Ghosts...of the Civil Dead

1987 - In Competition - Tale of Ruby Rose, The

1987 - Venice International Film Festival - Tale of Ruby Rose, The

1987 - Venice International Film Festival - Tale of Ruby Rose, The

1987 - Venice International Film Festival - Tale of Ruby Rose, The

1987 - In Competition - Tale of Ruby Rose, The

1987 - Venice International Film Festival - Tale of Ruby Rose, The

1987 - Venice International Film Festival - Tale of Ruby Rose, The

1987 - Venice International Film Festival - Tale of Ruby Rose, The

1986 - Venice International Film Festival - Malcolm

1985 - Out of Competition - Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome