Snapshots from the Venice Film Festival

The Venice Film Festival is the oldest international film festival in the world, established by Count Giuseppe Volpi in 1932. The festival takes place every year in late August/early September, temporarily transforming the otherwise quiet Lido into a star-studded location, with big Hollywood names and international actors walking the red carpet for the movies’ premieres.

Screenings take place in the historic Palazzo del Cinema on the Lungomare Marconi and in other venues nearby.

The Venice Film Festival is one of the world's most prestigious film festivals and is part of the Venice Biennale, one of the most prestigious cultural institutions in the world (founded in 1895).

Enjoy these pictures from the this year’s festival, which closes on September 6.

(Photos courtesy of La Biennale