The 76th edition of the Venice International Film Festival is taking place from 28 August to 7 September 2019. Twelve films supported by Creative Europe MEDIA will be competing in different sections, and four of them aim for the Golden Lion. In addition, industry professionals will discuss how to promote European films beyond Europe during our upcoming European Film Forum.

MEDIA-supported films in Venice

MEDIA-supported films in Venice

Venezia competition

Orizzonti competition

  • Blanco en blanco by Theo Court (Spain, Chile, France, Germany)
  • Madre by Rodrigo Sorogoyen (Spain, France)


Finally, on the fringes of the Venice Film Festival, there are two independent events also rewarding high quality cinema. In both of them MEDIA-supported films are present:

Giornate degli Autori

Venice International Film Critics Week

European Film Forum

The Mostra is one of the world’s biggest film festivals, and is among those with the broadest international appeal. This makes it a great place to look into the international dimension of Europe’s audiovisual sector.

This year’s European Film Forum in Venice will take place on 31 August and will address how the presence of European audiovisual works in key markets beyond Europe can be strengthened and how to reach larger audiences for European productions in non-EU countries.

More information about the event