What is it like to attend the Venice Film Festival?

Venice’s film festival on its 76th year has grown to be a marking point for many movies. It is now the first stopping point for big movies that are essentially looking for a platform to make it on the Global map. In 2019, this music festival began in August and many people had participated. The festival had a unique feeling that many of the participants are happy to share with us.

How is it like to visit the Venice Film festival? 

The experience you get after visiting the Venice film festival is very different and unique depending on when and how you attend it. On the D-day, you will encounter many people waiting outside the batters of the red carpet. 

2019 venice film festival

In 2019, the festival started by Brad Pitt, Sofia Richie, and Martha Hunt was a point of reference and many people wouldn’t imagine what it can be like in 2020. The festival moved from August 28th to September 7th attracting a couple of intellectuals from all over the world. 

You are also likely to witness several, water buses packed to the capacity moving to and from the festival. During this time, you can expect that the prices of entertainment and movies will be quite high. 

On the other side of the fence, you will have more experience. As a matter of fact, if you are involved in the event, you will probably own a boat. This can be super amazing and also can make it fun and enjoyable. 

In 2019, the weather was very gorgeous and enjoyable. There were also very many events and parties around the region where you could participate and get lost in the moment. 

It’s also very easy to notice that the Venetians have a very solid connection with each other. This is actually what makes it pretty adorable and amazing to spend some time with the locals. 

venice film festival

How to go to the Venice Film festival

I have never inquired and I assumed this festival was for the people with engraved invitations. I also assumed that this festival was for people with press passes and for those who have a special interest in Movies and most especially Italian Movies. Over time, I came to realize that the festival is for everyone who wants to get the most out of an internationally recognized festival. 

In 2019, the festival took place on the island of Lido in the Venetian Lagoon. This has actually been known as the most awaited event in Venice. This means that if you are planning to visit the Venice Film Festival, it’s very imperative to organize the trip early enough. 

Very few people would want to miss the lifelong opportunity of attending this festival and hence it’s important that you prepare beforehand. You can start by booking your trip to Venice at any time of the year. In most cases, people start booking their trips to Venice as early as two months to the festival. However, there are several last-minute requests that are made and that is not a bad thing only that you will miss out on the hottest travel deals. 

Why is Venice the most Splendid Film Festival in the entire world?

First and foremost, the film attracts the biggest names in the film industry. The other reason is that the Venice Film Festival is the oldest of all festivals in the market today. 

The good thing is the festival is held every single year and is considered as part of the Venice Biennale. However, in the last few years, it has evolved into a standalone status. The festival recognizes the best in the film industry internationally.

The area that this festival is held is quite magical to the point people don’t get enough of their tours. In most cases, the place requires you to visit for at least 5 days so you can experience all that you need along the way. 

This year, people will smell the sea right outside the station. For those who have enough time, they can walk in the narrow street which can feel like traveling back in time. 

Venice Film Festival is regarded as the oldest Film Festival in the world

This region came to rise during the period of Italian Maritime dominance. With so many activities to take and a couple of issues to solve, the city became very popular and rich, attracting many visitors. With the money that the local government accumulated, they tried to fund local artists. The artists were specifically attracted to the beauty of this region and wanted to be associated with the name. Venice had some tight canals, lavish plazas, and incredible stone works. 

Later in 1895, the Biennale was introduced to showcase traditional art, taking into account traditional art, architecture, and dance. In 1932, this film festival got into the calendar which later translated into growth and advancement in film and acting in the area. 

Where the festival is held each year? 

The festival is held particularly in Lido which becomes home to almost 20,000 local residents. Lido is 11 KM island in the Venice Lagoon. During this time, the Lido is crowded and packed with people from different parts of the world. 

Rents are crazy and the costs of traveling and getting accommodation in this area also shoot high. The festival takes place at the Palazzo Del Cinema on Lungomare Marconi. The awarding and the screening ceremonies are held in the Sala Grande. 

Venice Film Festival after-parties to visit

The area and Venice at large have so many festivals happening in a single weekend. For this reason, you should know the after-parties to visit during this time. The only bad thing about most parties in this area is that they are invite-only. The festivals are also not fixed for every year so you just have to research hard for the same. The dates and the venues keep on changing which means researching is very imperative. 

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Sky Hoon
Italy Lover. He travel to Europe a few times and loved Italy for its unique language and culture. He loved the idea of Italian food focusing on original taste of the ingredient.
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