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When will the next Venice Film Festival run?
31 August to 10 September 2016.

Which films will screen at the next Festival?
Check out the line-up (official selection and autonomous sections) and the screening schedule.

How many sections are there in the line-up?
The official selection includes: Venezia 73, Out of Competition, Orizzonti, and a selection of restored classics: Venice Classics.
The independent and parallel sections include the International Critics’ Week (SIC) and the Giornate degli autori - Venice Days, these sections having their own regulations.

Which screenings are scheduled for the public?
The public has its own access to screenings as indicated in the daily programme. Some screenings are reserved for accredited visitors. Access to screenings is not allowed to persons under the age of 18.

How do I buy tickets and subscriptions?
Check out the Tickets page.

Which prizes does the Festival award?
The Venezia 73 international jury will award the Golden Lion for Best Film. The international juries of the other sections will award the remaining prizes as specified in the Regulations.

What are the conditions for submitting a film?
All production or distribution companies and filmmakers can submit films for selection, providing they own the rights to do so and respect the Regulations and the festival deadlines.
What is the deadline for submitting a film?
The deadline is June 17th, 2016.
Must films be subtitled or dubbed?
All films must be presented exclusively in their original language. The festival is unable to accept dubbed films. Foreign language films must be subtitled in Italian. Italian language films must be subtitled in English.
Will the press see my film?
Some 3,000 journalists, film critics, and radio and television reporters are attending the Festival and have privileged access to screenings. A film presented at the Mostra attracts world attention. The Venice Film Festival has long been an exclusive launching pad for the work of new filmmakers as well as for accomplished personalities.
Does the Festival have a Film Market?
The new Venice Production Bridge (the former Industry Office) headed by Pascal Diot provides the logistics and a framework for promoting and selling films.
How do I get accreditation?
The Festival offers all those working in the cinematographic sector the possibility to apply for accreditation according to their specific area of employment. There are four types of accreditation: Press, Industry, Film Delegation, and Cinema. Accreditation will be granted according to the respective regulations and is subject to available seats.

How do I make a hotel reservation?
This service is managed by Arzanà srl, Viale Ancona 15, 30172 Mestre Venezia. Information and reservations: Tel. +39 041 2728360 - email: (A reservation fee will be applied)
Any other questions?
Please contact or visit the Festival website ( for the latest updates.
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