The 68th Venice International Film Festival, organized by La Biennale di Venezia, will run at Venice Lido August 31st through September 10th, 2011.
The aim of the Festival is to raise awareness and promote all the various aspects of international cinema in all its forms: as art, entertainment and as an industry, in a spirit of freedom and tolerance. The Festival includes retrospectives and homages to major figures as a contribution towards raising awareness of the history of cinema.
Marco Müller will direct the 68th edition. He has been heading the Venice Biennale's Cinema section since 2004.
The official line-up of the 68th Venice Film Festival will be announced during the official press conference to take place in Rome, in July.