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77th Venice Film Festival

The 77th Venice International Film Festival is organised by La Biennale di Venezia and was held on the Lido di Venezia from 2 to 12 September 2020. The Festival is officially recognised by the FIAPF (International Federation of Film Producers Association).

The aim of the Festival is to raise awareness and promote international cinema in all its forms as art, entertainment and as an industry, in a spirit of freedom and dialogue. In addition to the sections mentioned in the following paragraphs, the Festival also organises retrospectives and tributes to major figures as a contribution towards a better understanding of the history of cinema.


The line-up includes the following sections: Venezia 77, Out of Competition, Orizzonti, and Biennale College - Cinema.

The autonomous and parallel sections, whose line-up is selected in accordance with their own regulations, include the Settimana Internazionale della Critica and the Giornate degli Autori.

Screening schedule

Download the programme (pdf)


The public has its own access to screenings as indicated in the daily programme.
Screening schedule for the public

Pass holders
Pass holders have their own access to screenings as indicated in the daily programme. Badges are strictly personal and not transferable. Admittance to the screenings is allowed subject to seating availability.
Screening schedule for pass holders


Tickets and subscriptions are available at www.labiennale.org/en/cinema/2020/information#tickets.

Films screen in their original language with Italian and English subtitles.

Juries and awards

There are 4 Juries at the 77th Venice International Film Festival:
Venezia 77, Orizzonti, “Luigi De Laurentiis” Award for a Debut Film, and Venice Virtual Reality.

The Juries


The official awards were presented on Saturday 12th September 2020 during the Awards Ceremony.

The Awards

Practical Information

For further practical information on the 77th Venice International Film Festival, please visit the section

Biennale Cinema
Biennale Cinema