- Governor of Venet Luca Zaia confirmed Sunday that the Venice Film Festival can continue in September.
While other film festivals are postponing or going digital, the Venice Film Festival will continue as planned in September confirmed Luca Zaia, governor of Veneto. Film festivals around the country have been postponed this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
The longest-running film festival will take place on September 2 through the 12 even as Venice Biennale moved the dates for Biennale of Architecture to 2021. Both events usually are meant to overlap. Zaia said Sunday that the Biennale of Architecture was postponed due to complications in constructing the necessary pavilions.
The film festival will continue with fewer films compared to previous years. However, the festival has not confirmed its plans for September yet. Previously it had mentioned it would not go the virtual route.
Festivals including SXSW and Tribeca Film Festival have moved their festivals online to continue this year’s programming. If Venice Film Festival continues it will be one of the bigger festivals to continue this years.
Italy, which was hit hardest by the pandemic, will begin reopening its borders to European travelers on June 3.