Venice International Film Festival Venice International Film Festival

Venice International Film Festival

Venice International Film Festival, which was started in 1932, has the longest history among the top 3 film festivals. It is held in every late August annually. First, it was stared as part of the 18th Venice Biennale. It has grown since 1950s by introducing many unknown but remarkable Japanese films such as Rashomon directed by Kurosawa Akira. Nowadays, it consists of main competition for world premiere, upstream that is competition for alternative filmmaking with innovation and creativity, new territories for films using new technology, and International Critics’ Week. The principal awards in this film festival are the Leone d'Oro (Golden Lion), which is for the best film screened in main competition, the Leone d'Argento (Silver Lion) for the Best Director, the Jury Grand Prix, which is as renowned as Silver Lion, and the Coppa Volpi (Volpi Cup), which is awarded to the best actor and actress.





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