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Registration is now open for films and for accreditation requests

The Regulations of the 80th Festival (30 August - 9 September 2023). Accreditation procedures are now available online.

Film submissions

Registration opens today, Wednesday February 1st, for the films and immersive projects to be selected for the 80th Venice International Film Festival of La Biennale di Venezia (30 August – 9 September 2023), directed by Alberto Barbera.

To apply for the selection, the pre-selection entry form must be completed online on or before June 15th 2023, following the instructions in the Regulations of the 80th Venice Film Festival which can be found at the following address: https://www.labiennale.org/en/cinema/2023/regulations.

For the Orizzonti Corti Competition the deadline for registration is June 1st 2023, while for Venice Immersive the deadline is May 29th.


Only works presented as world premieres (or international premieres for the Venice Immersive projects) are eligible for the selection of the 80th Venice Film Festival, and must meet the following criteria:

· they must have been completed after September 11th 2022
· they must not have had any form of commercial distribution or streaming on the Internet
· they must not have had any public or press screening, nor participated previously in any other film festival or event.

The sections of the 80th Venice Film Festival will include:

· Venezia 80
· Out of Competition
· Orizzonti
· Orizzonti Extra
· Venice Classics
· Venice Immersive

Venice Production Bridge

The Venice Production Bridge (31 August – 5 September 2023) is the film market organized as part of the Venice Film Festival and dedicated to the presentation of unreleased projects or works-in-progress, to advance their development and production.

The Venice Production Bridge offers film industry professionals the following events: the Book Adaptation Rights Market, one-on-one meetings between selected editors/literary agents and producers interested in film adaptations of their catalogue; the Venice Gap-Financing Market, dedicated to a selection of feature-length films and immersive projects that seek to complete their financing in one-on-one meetings with international professionals; Final Cut in Venice, a workshop in which the working copies of the selected films will be proposed to film industry professionals for post-production and to promote their access to the market; Meet the streamers, dedicated to SVOD/VOD platforms; the Venice Immersive Market, addressed to the XR/VR/AR market; the European Film Forum, an event organized with the Creative Europe MEDIA programme of the European Union.

The Venice Production Bridge will also give continuity to the previously developed services: Market Screening, Digital Video Library, an exhibition area, Industry Gold Club, Business Centre, and a series of international panels and events.


Also online in the Accreditation section are the regulations for accreditation at the 80th Venice Film Festival for the following categories:

· Industry
· Film Delegation
· Cinema
· Cinema for students