Press release from the Board
06 | 17 | 2016
After approving the four-year development plan for the Cinema Sector (organization of the Venice Film Festival, Biennale College - Cinema, Venice Production Bridge, Cinema nel giardino and new ideas for the public - as announced in the press release on April 29th this year), the Board of Directors of the Biennale di Venezia, chaired by Paolo Baratta, has confirmed Alberto Barbera as Director of the Cinema Sector for the next four-year term 2017-2020.
"This is an acknowledgment of the excellent job Barbera has done so far," stated President Baratta, "even as we undertake important new projects that will continue to raise the international standing of the Venice Film Festival and serve to fulfil its complex mission. Under these circumstances, continuity becomes an additional added value.
We would especially like to thank the City of Venice which is working rapidly to complete the renewal of the Lido area, essential for the acquisition of the spaces we need to develop new projects ".
The 73rd Venice International Film Festival, directed by Alberto Barbera, will be held from August 31st to September 10th 2016.