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71. Venice International Film Festival
27 August 2014 - 6 September 2014
From 27 August 6 September 2014.
The Venice International Film Festival is a film festival that takes place annually in Venice, in the historic Palazzo del Cinema, on the Lungomare Marconi, at the Venice Lido. It is the second oldest film festival in the world (The first edition was held between the 6 and the 21 August 1932) after the Academy Awards (The first edition was held on 16 May 1929).
The exhibition is part of the wider scenario of the Venice Biennale, cultural event which includes the famous international exhibition of contemporary art.
The main prize which is awarded - along with several others - is the Golden Lion, which owes its name to the symbol of the city (the lion of St. Mark's Basilica). This recognition is considered one of the most important from the point of view of film criticism