The Venice Film Festival (Mostra Internazionale d’Arte Cinematografica della Biennale di Venezia) is held in Venice, Italy, since 1932.

Its first edition was on August 15th 1932, founded by Giuseppe Volpi, president of the Biennale, Antonio Maraini and Luciano De Feo. In its first year, it wasn’t competitive and was opened by Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde by Rouben Mamoulian.

The 2020 edition will be held from September 2nd to 12th. This will be the 77th edition.

Mostra del Cinema di Venezia 2019 - Metropolitano.it
Image for the 2019 edition

The current artistic director is Alberto Barbera.