70th Venice Film Festival
28th Aug 2013 - 7th Sep 2013
The oldest and most prestigious international film festival in the world will once again be held on the spectacular Lido of Venice in celebration of the world of film, arts and entertainment.
Founded by Count Giuseppe Volpi in 1932, the event is famed for bringing both established and emerging talent from over 41 countries to Italy, and has premiered some of the most notable films of recent years including Children of Men and Black Swan. A glamorous crowd of the silver screens finest gather over the duration of the festival for screenings held in the historic Palazzo del Cinema.
The awards ceremony presents three of the industry’s most coveted awards, to include: The Golden Lion for best film, the Silver Lion for best director, and the Volpi Cup for best actor or actress. Other awards include the Orizzonti Prize for feature length films, the Orizzonti Short Film Prize, and the Orizzonti Medium-Length Film award. This year American Film Director William Friedkin will be presented with the illustrious Lifetime Achievement Award.