79. Venice International Film Festival

Events, fun, screenings and a not to be missed red carpet!

From 31 August 2022 to 10 September 2022

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From 31 August to 10 September the Venice Film Festival 2022 is ready to cast an enchantment over the Venice Lido! Fantastic screenings, glittering parties, red carpets and unmissable events to perpetuate the charm of one of the most important film events in the world!

Alberto Barbera has been confirmed as the artistic director of the Venice Film Festival in Italy for the eighth year in a row. The festival will therefore continue in the same spirit, always maintaining a high spirit of competitiveness towards other autumn film events, but without altering its true nature of capturing the current world of cinema in all its facets... The result? The Film Festival in Venice has proven to be able to renew itself, revitalizing its spaces and its program to remain an anchor for other events in the film industry.

The 79th Venice Film Festival celebrates two important anniversaries: the 90th anniversary of its foundation in 1932 and the 10th anniversary of the Biennale College Cinema. Two large books are published for the occasion, 'The Venice International Film Festival 1932-2022' by Gian Piero Brunetta and 'Dieci - Biennale Collage Cinema 2012-2022, published by La Biennale.

The godmother of the Venice Film Festival 2022 will be the actress, model and former dancer Rocio Munoz Morales, born in 1988, who will open and close the 79th Venice Film Festival, as well as make some pleasant appearances on the red carpet arm in arm (perhaps) with actor Raoul Bova.

The Golden Lion for Lifetime Achievement of the 79th Venice Film Festival, Italy, will be awarded to the French actress Catherine Deneuve who, as Director Alberto Barbera quoted, is 'a timeless diva, a true icon of the big screen' and to Paul Schrader, the American director and screenwriter.

The opening film this year will be 'White Noise' by Noah Baumbach with Adam Driver and Greta Gerwig and closing the Festival will be the film 'The Hanging Sun' with actors Alessandro Borghi, Jessica Brown Findlay and Peter Mullan.

Sticking on the glitzy side of things… Who will we see on the Venice Film Festival red carpet?

This year will see the great return of Hollywood stars! The most awaited ones are surely Harry Styles, Cate Blanchett, Hugh Jackman, Ana de Armas, Timothèe Chalamet and many more! Who will make this year's red carpet magical?


Competing Venice Film Festival movies 2022 at Venezia 79th  - International film competition for a world premiere:

  • White Noise by Noah Baumbach  (opening film)
  • Il signore delle formiche by Gianni Amelio
  • The Whale by Darren Aronofsky
  • L’immensità by Emanuele Crialese
  • Saint Omer by Alice Diop
  • Blonde by Andrew Dominik
  • Tár by Todd Field
  • Love Life by Koji Fukada
  • Bardo, falsa cronica de unas cuantas verdades (Bardo, false chronicle of a handful of truths) by Alejandro G. Inarritu
  • Athena by Romain Gavras
  • Bones and All by Luca Guadagnino
  • The Eternal Daughter by Joanna Hogg
  • Shab, Dakheli, Divar (Beyond the Wall) by Vahid Jalilvand
  • The Bandhees of Inisherin by Martin McDonagh
  • Argentina, 1985 by Santiago Mitre
  • Chiara by Susanna Nicchiarelli
  • Monica by Andrea Pallaoro
  • Khers Nist (No Bears) by Jafar Panahi
  • All the Beauty and the Bloodshed by Laura Poitras
  • Un Couple (A Couple) by Frederick Wiseman
  • The Son by Florian Zeller
  • Les Miens (Our Ties) by Roschdy Zem
  • Les Enfants des Autres (Other People’s Children) by Rebecca Zlotowski

– International competition for films at the forefront of the new aesthetic and expressive movements in movies from all around the world. Naming a few:

  • Princess by Roberto De Paolis (film d’apertura)
  • Obet’ (Victim) by Michal Blaško
  • En Los Margenes (On the Fringe) by Juan Diego Botto
  • Trenque Lauquen by Laura Citarella
  • Vera by Tizza Covi and Rainer Frimmel
  • Innocence by Guy Davidi
  • Blanquita by Fernando Guzzoni
  • Pour la France (For My Country) by Rachid Hami
  • Aru Otoko (A Man) by Kei Ishikawa
  • Chleb I Sol (Bread and Salt) Damian Kocur


There is a long programme also for the Out of Competition section of the Venice Film Festival lineup 2022 that will showcase world-famous works of well-established authors, documentaries and films where the show is given by new forms of expressive or narrative originality.

  • The Hanging Sun by Francesco Corazzini  (closing film)
  • Kapag Wala Nang Mga Alon (When the Waves are Gone) by Lav Diaz
  • Living by Oliver Hermanus
  • Dead for a Dollar by Walter Hill
  • Kone Taevast (Call of God) by Kim Ki-Duk
  • Dreamin’ Wild by Bill Pohlad
  • Master Gardener by Paul Schrader
  • Siccità by Paolo Virzì
  • Don’t Worry Darling by Olivia Wilde

On top of the three main sections, which group some of the most anticipated Venice movies at the festival, we cannot miss the Venice Film Festival schedule 2022, Biennale College - Cinema and Venice Virtual Reality.

  • Inaugurated in 2012, Biennale College - Cinema is a high-tech lab for the production of low-cost films open to young filmmakers from all over the world. Four short films have been selected for the 2022 edition.

  • Venice Virtual Reality is the first competition dedicated exclusively to films in Virtual Reality.

Expect glamour, screenings, parties, international guests and lots of excitement at the Venice Film Festival – calendar 2022! The Venice Lido is ready to open its doors to cinema, renewing itself every year to offer an event always in line with the novelties and trends of the modern film industry… Events, great actors and entertainment are waiting for you from 31 August to 10 September!

By Insidecom Editorial Staff