The Venice International Film Festival (Mostra Internazionale d’Arte Cinematografica della Biennale di Venezia) is the oldest film festival in the world and one of the “Big Three” film festivals, alongside the Cannes Film Festival and Berlin International Film Festival.
First held in Venice, Italy in August 1932, the Venice Film Festival is part of the Venice Biennale, an exhibition of Italian art. The range of work at the Venice Biennale now covers Italian and international art, architecture, dance, music, theatre, and cinema.
The festival is held in late August or early September on the island of the Lido in the Venice Lagoon, and screenings take place in the historic Palazzo del Cinema on the Lungomare Marconi. The festival continues to be one of the world’s most popular and fastest-growing.
The 76th Venice International Film Festival is scheduled for 28 August-7 September 2019.