Venice Film Festival will take place in September, but with fewer films on show
Washington, DC, May 25 (ANI): While most film festivals including Cannes have been cancelled or postponed due to the coronavirus outbreak, the world's longest-running film festival - the Venice Film Festival - is scheduled to be held as planned this September.
It is scheduled to take place from September 2 to 12.
According to media reports, Veneto Governor, Luca Zaia confirmed about the film festival through an announcement on Sunday. He also said that though the festival will proceed, it is very likely that there will be fewer films this year.
This comes days after the Venice Biennale, which oversees the festival and many other arts events, decided to move its Architecture Biennale to 2021, but still maintained the fall dates of the film festival. The film festival and the architecture festival dates were meant to overlap earlier.
According to Zaia, the reason for postponing the Biennale of Architecture was due to complications in the construction of necessary pavillions.
Italy is all set to host travellers by reopening its borders in June, without the mandatory quarantine restrictions.
The country has been one of the worst-hit in Europe by the coronavirus.