Saturday, August 12, 2006

63rd Venice Film Festival

The 63rd International Venice Film Festival, organized by the Venice Biennale, starts soon. It runs from August 30 to September 9th, on the Lido.

According to the Biennale's website, "The aim of the Festival is to encourage the awareness and the promotion of all the various aspects of international cinema as art, entertainment and industry, in a spirit of freedom and tolerance. The Festival will include retrospectives and homages to major figures as a contribution towards a better awareness of the history of cinema."

The Festival includes three major section: In Competition, Out of Competition, and Horizons.

In Competition
A maximum of 20 feature films in 35mm and digital format

Out of Competition
Works by directors already established in past editions of the Festival, and films deemed appropriate for a midnight screening

New trends in cinema

To see the films that are going to be shown in the competition, check out the lineup.

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