The Venice Film Festival (Italian Mostra Internazionale d'Arte Cinematografica di Venezia) is the oldest film festival in the world. Italian ( or lingua italiana) is a Romance language spoken by about 63 million people as a First language, primarily in Italy. A film festival is the presentation or showcasing of Films in one or more Movie theaters or screening venues Founded by Count Volpi di Misurata in 1932 as the "Esposizione Internazionale d'Arte Cinematografica", the festival has since taken place every year in late August or early September on the island of the Lido, Venice, Italy. Count Giovanni Volpi di Misurata (b 1937 in Venice was an Automobile racing manager Year 1932 ( MCMXXXII) was a Leap year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar. Venice 's Lido is an 11-mile (18 km long sandbar, home to about 20000 residents greatly augmented by the (mainly Italian tourists who move in every summer Venice ( Italian: Venezia, Venetian: Venesia or Venexia) is a city in Northern Italy, the capital of the Italy (Italia officially the Italian Republic, (Repubblica Italiana is located on the Italian Peninsula in Southern Europe, and on the two largest Screenings take place in the historic Palazzo del Cinema on the Lungomare Marconi. It is one of the world's most prestigious film festivals and is part of the Venice Biennale, a major biennial exhibition and festival for contemporary art. The Venice Biennale (Biennale di Venezia also called in English the "Venice Biennial " is a major Contemporary art exhibition that takes place once Contemporary art can be defined variously as art produced at this present point in time or art produced since World War II.
The festival's principal awards are the Leone d'Oro (Golden Lion), which is awarded to the best film screened at the festival, and the Coppa Volpi (Volpi Cup), which is awarded to the best actor and actress. The Leone d’Oro ('Golden Lion' is the highest prize given to a film at the Biennale Venice Film Festival. The Volpi Cups are awards given to actors at the Venice Film Festival. In 2002, the San Marco Award has been introduced, for the best film of the Controcorrente (Against the stream) section.
For the most recent festivals, see the 63rd and the 64th Venice International Film Festival. The 63rd Venice International Film Festival, held in Venice, Italy, was opened on August 30, 2006 with Brian De Palma 's The 64th Venice International Film Festival, held in Venice, Italy, opened on August 29 2007, with Joe Wright's Atonement
Golden Lion winners
- See a list of winners at Golden Lion
The Golden Lion is the festival's principal award for best film. The Leone d’Oro ('Golden Lion' is the highest prize given to a film at the Biennale Venice Film Festival.
- See list of winners at Silver Lion
Silver Lions are an irregular award presented in some years as a "runners-up" prize to the Golden Lion. The Leone d’Argento ('Silver Lion' refers to a number of awards presented at the Venice Film Festival. In addition, other Silver Lions are sometimes awarded for debut films, short films and direction.
Special Jury Prize
- See list of winners at Special Jury Prize (Venice Film Festival)
A Special Jury Prize is awarded to one or two films in most years. The Special Jury Prize is an award given at the Venice Film Festival.
- For a list of winners, see Volpi Cup. The Volpi Cups are awards given to actors at the Venice Film Festival.
The Volpi Cups are awarded to actors. Awards for best actor and best actress have been given since 1935. In the mid-1990s awards were also given to supporting actors and actresses, and in 1993 an award was given to the entire cast of Short Cuts. Short Cuts is a 1993 Drama film directed by Robert Altman. Filmed from a screenplay by Robert Altman and Frank Barhydt it is inspired by nine
- For a list of winners, see Golden Osella
The Golden Osellas are awarded to directors, cinematographers, screenwriters, composers, and for outstanding technical contributions. The Golden Osella is the name of several awards given at the Venice Film Festival.
The Mussolini Cups were the top awards from 1934 to 1942. Named after Italy's then ruler, Benito Mussolini, they were abandoned upon his ousting in 1943, and eventually returned as the Grand International Prize of Venice in 1947 (see Golden Lion). The Leone d’Oro ('Golden Lion' is the highest prize given to a film at the Biennale Venice Film Festival.
Mussolini Cup for best Italian Film
Mussolini Cup for best foreign film
Best director awards
Best actor awards
Best actress awards
Special Award best cast
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