Venice Film Festival gears up for September 2020 edition

Veneto Governor Luca Zaia was quoted as saying in Variety that the festival will be held as planned on September 2-12. However, fewer films are likely to be featured this time, the governor said.

The Venice Film Festival is set to hold its 2020 edition as planned on September 2-12 amid the coronavirus pandemic.

Veneto Governor Luca Zaia was quoted as saying in Variety that the festival will be held as planned on September 2-12. However, fewer films are likely to be featured this time, the governor said.

Meanwhile, the Venice Biennale has postponed its Biennale of Architecture to 2021. The Biennale of Architecture was postponed due to complications in setting up of the pavilions, Zaia said.

Venice is planning to set up a "virtual screening room, using a safe online platform" for those who won't be able to attend the festival.

First Published:May 26, 2020, 5:39 p.m.