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FAQ


When will the next Venice Film Festival run?
2 to 12 September 2015.

Which films will screen this year?
The line-up will be announced in July 2015 on the occasion of the official press conference.

How many sections are there in the line-up?
The official selection includes: Venezia 72, 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?
That will be announced in the Tickets page.

Which prizes does the Festival award?
The Venezia 72 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 will be announced soon (usually it is around June).
 
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 Film Market (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.

Where can I find budget accomodation?
Visitors may find accomodation at ESU Venezia: budget price rooms available for accredited visitors. Visit www.hostelsclub.com for more information and bookings.
 
Any other questions?
Please contact cinema@labiennale.org or visit the Festival website (www.labiennale.org/en/cinema/) for the latest updates.