The 72nd Venice International Film Festival

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Venice, Italy’s most famous movie event will again delight fans on September 2-12 this year. The Venice Film Festival or Mostra Internazionale d’Arte Cinematografica delia Biennale di Venezia in Italian was founded in 1932, and is even considered as the “oldest film festival” in the world. It also belongs to the “Big Three” together with Berlin Film Festival and Cannes Film Festival.

This year’s opening and closing ceremonies will be hosted by the actress and director, Elisa Sednaoui. The main competition’s President of the Jury on the other hand is Alfonso Cuaron, an iconic Mexican film director, screenwriter, producer, and editor. Here’s a complete list of VIFF 2015’s juries and competing films (main competition category):


  • Alfonso Cuaron – Mexican director
  • Elizabeth Banks – American actress and director
  • Diane Kruger – German actress
  • Emmanuel Carrere – French author, screenwriter, and director
  • Nuri Bilge Ceylan – Turkish director
  • Pawel Pawlikowski – Polish director
  • Francesco Munzi – Italian director
  • Hou Hsiao-Hsien – Taiwanese director
  • Lynne Ramsay – Scottish director and screenwriter


  • 11 Minutes / 11minut – Jerzy Skolimowski (Poland)
  • Anomalisa – Charlie Kaufman and Duke Johnson (United States)
  • A Bigger Splash – Luca Guadagnino (Italy, France)
  • Behemoth – Zhao Liang (China, France)
  • Beasts of No Nation – Cary Fukunaga (United States)
  • Blood of My Blood / Sangue del Mio Sangue – Marco Bellochio (Italy)
  • The Clan / El Clan – Pablo Trapero (Argentina, Spain)
  • The Danish Girl – Tom Hopper (United Kingdom, United States)
  • Desde Alla – Lorenzo Vigas (Venezuela, Mexico)
  • The Endless River – Oliver Hermanus (South Africa, France)
  • Equals – Drake Doremus (United States)
  • Francofonia – Alexander Sokurov (France, Germany, Netherlands)
  • Frenzy / Abluka – Emin Alper (Turkey, France, Qatar)
  • Heart of a Dog – Laurie Anderson (United States)
  • The Wait / L’attesa – Piero Messina (Italy, France)
  • Looking for Grace – Sue Brooks (Australia)
  • L’Hermine – Christian Vincent (France)
  • Marguerite –Xavier Giannoli (France, Czech Republic, Belgium)
  • Rabin, the Last Day – Amos Gitai (Israel, France)
  • Remember – Atom Egoyan (Canada, Germany)

If you want to witness these films, you may know about the event’s ticketing info right here.

Find out other relevant updates about the 72nd Venice International Film Festival only here at Independent Film Quarterly!

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