Venice Film Festival: News

19 May 2024


'Superheroes without genitalia': Richard Linklater laments Hollywood's 'sexless characters'

Renowned director Richard Linklater has voiced his concerns over the growing trend of creating "sexless characters" in Hollywood, particularly in superhero films.

19 May 2024

Cannes Film Festival

Luca Guadagnino-Daniel Craig's upcoming film 'Queer' is three-hours-long 

Luca Guadagnino's latest cinematic creation, Queer, is reportedly slated for its world premiere at the upcoming Venice Film Festival, commencing on August 28.

09 May 2024


'Dead Poets Society' director Peter Weir to receive Golden Lion 

Esteemed Australian director and screenwriter, Peter Weir, has been announced as the recipient of the 2024 Golden Lion for Lifetime Achievement at the Venice Film Festival.

08 May 2024

Cannes Film Festival

French actor Isabelle Huppert to lead Venice Film Festival jury

The 81st Venice Film Festival has announced that renowned French actor Isabelle Huppert will preside over the jury for its primary competition.

01 Nov 2023


Michael Mann developing remake of hit Korean thriller 'Veteran': Report

Acclaimed director Michael Mann, known for his work on Collateral is currently collaborating with both US and Korean branches of CJ ENM, a top film and TV conglomerate in Korea, to create an American adaptation of the South Korean crime thriller Veteran.

10 Oct 2023

Film Festival

Emma Stone's 'Poor Things' to open EnergaCamerimage Film Festival 2023

The highly acclaimed film Poor Things, featuring Emma Stone and directed by Yorgos Lanthimos, is set to kick off the EnergaCamerimage Film Festival on November 11 in Torun, Poland.

25 Sep 2023

Film Festival

Janus Films buys Venice Festival's standout documentary before NYFF premiere

The late legendary composer Ryuichi Sakamoto's last concert has been immortalized in a new documentary, Ryuichi Sakamoto | Opus.

18 Sep 2023

Mads Mikkelsen

ZFF 2023 to honor Mads Mikkelsen with Golden Eye Award

Danish actor Mads Mikkelsen is set to be honored with the prestigious Golden Eye Award at the upcoming 19th edition of the Zurich Film Festival (ZFF).

10 Sep 2023

Emma Stone

Venice festival: 'Poor Things' wins Golden Lion, check other winners

The prestigious 80th Venice International Film Festival, which began on August 30 this year and concluded on Saturday night, witnessed the premieres of numerous highly-anticipated films by top directors.

05 Sep 2023

Emma Stone

Emma Stone-led 'Poor Things' emerges contender for major awards—here's why

Emma Stone's Poor Things has been generating significant buzz since its premiere at the Venice Film Festival.

04 Sep 2023

Woody Allen

Woody Allen sparks retirement rumors, calls cancel culture 'silly'

Woody Allen made a notable appearance at the ongoing Venice Film Festival for the premiere of his 50th feature film, titled Coup de Chance.

04 Sep 2023

Roman Polanski

Polanski's #ThePalace scores 0% on #RottenTomatoes: Films with same record

The expectations were running high from Roman Polanski's The Palace—which premiered on Sunday at the Venice Film Festival.

04 Sep 2023


#MyFault actor Gabriel Guevara arrested for sexual assault—career, notable projects

Spanish-French actor Gabriel Guevara was arrested at the Venice Film Festival on Saturday for an alleged sexual assault that had taken place in France.

03 Sep 2023

Hong Kong

Tony Leung bags Lifetime Achievement Award at #VeniceFilmFestival—career, filmography, accolades

Hong Kong actor Tony Leung was honored with the Golden Lion for Lifetime Achievement award at the ongoing Venice International Film Festival on Saturday night (local time).

03 Sep 2023

Bradley Cooper

Venice Film Festival: Bradley Cooper's 'Maestro' lands 7-minute-long standing ovation

Bradley Cooper's second directorial after A Star is Born, Maestro, has been in the buzz ever since its first-look images were released in May 2022.

24 Aug 2023


Sofia Coppola's 'Priscilla' to premiere at Venice Film Festival

Sofia Coppola's Priscilla is one of the most anticipated films of 2023 as it delves into the life of the legendary Elvis Presley through the lens of his ex-wife Priscilla Presley. Coppola is known for her distinct storytelling and using allegory in her narratives, hence it will be interesting to see this fresh take.

21 Apr 2023

Film Festival

#NewsBytesExplainer: Looking at 'Big 5' film festivals in the world

Each year, several film festivals organized in different countries host filmmakers, critics, actors, and cinephiles from all around the world.

12 Sep 2022

Cate Blanchett

Curtain call for Venice Film Festival 2022 after awards ceremony

The 79th edition of the Venice Film Festival 2022 has concluded after handing out the prestigious Golden Lion award.

07 Sep 2022


Everything you need to know about Brendan Fraser's 'The Whale'

Brendan Fraser's (The Mummy Returns) recently-released psychological drama The Whale premiered at the prestigious Venice Film Festival on Sunday and received a thunderous response.

06 Sep 2022


Top 5 titles screened at the Venice Film Festival 2022

The 79th Venice Film Festival kicked off on August 31 at Venice Lido where upcoming films competed for the prestigious Golden Lion.

29 Jul 2022


'Blonde': All you need to know about Ana de Armas-starrer

Netflix's upcoming title Blonde directed by Andrew Dominik is a biographical drama starring Ana de Armas as Hollywood icon Marilyn Monroe.

29 Aug 2021


Venice Film Festival invites Afghan directors to discuss Taliban takeover

The Venice International Film Festival of the Venice Biennale has invited Afghan directors to a panel to discuss the current situation in Afghanistan and its effect on filmmakers and artists at large.

06 Aug 2021

Bong Joon-ho

78th Venice Film Festival: Picking nine of our favorite flicks

The 78th Venice International Film Festival will run from September 1-11, 2021.

22 Jun 2021


'Dune' headed for out-of-competition, world premiere at Venice Film Festival

Denis Villeneuve's Dune is set to premiere at the 78th Venice Film Festival.

10 Nov 2020


Majid Majidi's 'Sun Children' is Iran's official Oscar 2021 entry

Veteran Iranian film director Majid Majidi is representing his country in the Oscar race through his recent film Sun Children.

30 Sep 2020


LA Comic Con organized for December, as an in-person event

If luck is by their side, organizers of the LA Comic Con might be able to pull off a grand in-person event in December, where comics and pop culture fans would get to see their favorite characters through merchandise and cosplays.

25 Nov 2018


Negatives of five of my films in poor shape: Buddhadeb

The negatives of five acclaimed celluloid works of eminent filmmaker Buddhadeb Dasgupta are in very bad shape and need immediate restoration.