The 2019 Venice Film Festival is held from August 28th to September 7th and films, guests and great events are held in the Lagoon to honourably honour the 76th edition of the Exhibition.
2019 Venice Film Festival
The Venice Film Festival is the most awaited film event of the summer season. Between the end of August and the beginning of September, the festival takes place in the Lagoon the 76th edition of the Venice Film Festival which, like every year, offers us world premiere films, international and local guests, social events and parties to which we would all like to participate and amazing red carpet with clothes of every shape.
Especially in the last editions the Venice Film Festival has become a reference point to look at when you think about the great season of the awards, and in particular at the Oscars, because in the Official Selection often films arrive that then gain important awards. But let’s see what awaits us at the 2020 Venice Film Festival.
The dates of the 2020 Venice Film Festival
August 28 – September 7, 2020, here are the dates for the beginning and closing of the Venice Film Festival. As every year the Film Festival will be held between August and early September, the dates remaining substantially invariant compared to the previous editions. Traditionally, the Venice Film Festival opens and unrolls its red carpet on Wednesday with the Opening Ceremony and ends on Saturday, after 10 days of the event, with the awarding of the prize list of all the sections and the delivery of the most awaited prize: the Golden Lion.
Alessandra Mastronardi Godmother of the 2020 Venice Film Festival
The Venice Film Festival was the first to break the “taboo” of the godmother and to choose a “godfather”. Alessandro Borghi created the dances, followed by Michele Riondino the following year. For the 76th edition of the Venice Film Festival, instead, we return to the classical tradition: Alessandra Mastronardi is in fact the godmother of the 2020 Venice Film Festival. To the talented Mastronardi, who has made herself known not only to the cinema but also a TV with fiction such as The pupil, it is up to the task of conducting the opening ceremony of August 28 and the closing ceremony on September 7, 2020. Good luck!
The Official Poster of the 2020 Venice Film Festival
Who will be the official poster that will embody the essence of the 2020 Venice Film Festival? We look forward to seeing the image of this 76th edition. It must be said that Venice, unlike for example at the Cannes Film Festival, has never chosen images taken from films, but rather reworkings or very sober graphic presentations, but already last year it reversed course. Lorenzo Mattotti designed the poster for the festival, who will have the honour of preparing the official Venice 76 poster?
The opening film of the 2020 Venice Film Festival
Which film will open the 2020 Venice Film Festival? It is difficult to make a forecast at this time, but we know how carefully Barbera and his family choose the film that symbolically presents the competition and actually opens it. So far he has always been involved in great titles, last year it went a little less well because, despite the film in our opinion he was beautiful (First Man – the first man), he did not win the criticism, but there is time for referring back this year.
The films in competition at the 2020 Venice Film Festival
The films in competition are generally the most awaited news of any edition of the Venice Film Festival. The announcement of the films of the Official Selection usually comes at the end of July, during the official press conference of the Mostra del Cinema which is generally held in Rome. There is not a real common thread, but more themes that the organizers find interesting, of course also as they are represented in the chosen film, and that is introduced precisely on this occasion.
Guests of the 2020 Venice Film Festival
After “what film will we see at the 2020 Venice Film Festival”? we immediately ask ourselves who will be at the Venice Film Festival this year. Venezia 76 will certainly bring a long list of national and international stars to the Lagoon, linked to the world of cinema and beyond. It is these famous people, actors, actresses, directors, models, influencers, who make the red carpet at the Venice Film Festival absolutely magical and we are sure that they will make us dream again this year.
The 2020 Venice Film Festival Program
The 2020 Venice Film Festival has its own program that tells us not who is there and which films are scheduled at a certain date and time, but also where they are held. The program of the Venice Film Festival 2020 is communicated when the start date of the event is approaching, to allow all participants (mainly journalists, professionals, accredited, public) to organize themselves and not to miss even a moment or an opportunity to fully experience the 2020 Venice Film Festival.
The Events of the 2020 Venice Film Festival
There are not only films scheduled at the 2020 Venice Film Festival but also many noteworthy events. First of all, there are all the various parties organized for the films that are presented in competition and out of competition at the 2020 Venice Film Festival, but also the important brand and suspense parties held in exclusive locations. And finally, you can’t miss the parties linked to the magazines, glamorous events par excellence!
The Golden Lion and the Winner of the 2020 Venice Film Festival
Who will win the Golden Lion in Venice 2020? This is the question that everyone asks even before the event begins. There is no doubt, in fact, that this is the most prestigious prize of the palmarès, even more than the Coppa Volpi for the Best Female and male performance. The Golden Lion was won by great directors, such as Guillermo Del Toro, for example, who subsequently also won other prizes, such as the Oscars. Meanwhile, the Golden Lion for Lifetime Achievement will be given to Julie Andrews.
Tickets for the 2020 Venice Film Festival
Is it possible to buy tickets to take part in the 76 Venice Film Festival and see the films? Of course yes, film lovers are welcome to screenings of the Official Selection of the Venice Film Festival in competition and out of the competition by purchasing tickets valid at the ticket offices. The situation is different for journalists and professionals. These two categories can in fact apply for accreditation through the official website of the Venice Film Festival and if the request is accepted you will receive a pass that allows you to participate in screenings of films dedicated to the press. Films and screenings open to the public are instead projected within the section/event Cinema in the Garden dedicated to those who love cinema without necessarily working in this field.
Venice Film Festival: 76 years of great films
76 years ago the first Venice Film Festival took place. In reality, however, things are not quite so, because due to numerous historical facts Venice has undergone several stops and the editions have not all been consecutive. When was the first edition of the Venice Film Festival? The inauguration of the first edition of the Venice Film Festival took place on August 6th, 1932, but it was not a competition, but simply a film festival that included the screening of several films.
With the advent of the Second World War, the Show closed its doors, even if the 40s gave the Venice Film Festival unexpected popularity thanks to the birth of neorealism that obtained several satisfactions in the Lagoon.
The second wave of popularity, but also of controversy, came later in the 1960s made particularly problematic due to the disputes of ’68. The prizes were suppressed, the Golden Lion was no longer awarded, the jury was dissolved at the current Festival. The choice to return the Venice Film Festival to be a competition and to take the form we have known for several years and that, in fact, has decreed its success dates back to 1979.
The sections of the Venice Film Festival
Official selection – Includes 20 feature-length films (and no more) world premiere in competition for the Golden Lion
Out of competition – Feature films and documentaries of great originality up to a maximum of 18 works
Horizons – Section and parallel competition entirely dedicated to new films and innovations, a maximum of 18 works are selected
Classical Venice – Presents the restored films due to their particular historical and cultural value
International Critics’ Week – Dedicated to the first works presented and includes a maximum of 8 films
Venice Days – 12 films of high cultural value