The Venice Film Festival or Venice International Film Festival is an annual film festival held in Venice, Italy. It is the world’s oldest film festival and one of the “Big Five” International film festivals, including the Big Three European Film Festivals, alongside the Toronto Film Festival in Canada and the Sundance Film Festival in the United States.

The 80th Venice Film Festival attracts films from 55 cinema backgrounds, of which 23 films will compete for the prestigious Golden Lion award (Leone d’Oro). Notable works include: “The Killer” directed by David Fincher, “Dogman” directed by Luc Besson, “Maestro” directed by Bradley Cooper, “Origin” directed by African-American director Ava. Duvernay, “Priscilla” by Sofia Coppola or “Ferrari” by director Michael Mann… Among them, Netflix’s “Maestro” about composer and conductor Leonard Bernstein, performed by Bradley Cooper is the most anticipated work.

Notably, the 80th Venice Film Festival has 5 female directors participating in the Golden Lion award race. Among these, female director Ava DuVernay made history as the first African-American female filmmaker to compete for the Golden Lion with the film “Origin”. The film focuses on racism in America.

The 2023 Venice Film Festival will also introduce about 19 fiction and documentary films, 2 TV series, and 1 short film. However, these works will not compete for awards.

According to the Internet