September 2nd – September 10th 2015

The first International Film Festival of Venice took place in 1932 as part of La Biennale di Venezia. The elegant terrace of the Hotel Excelsior on the Lido was the fabulous location for this event. The first film shown was Dr Jeykill and Mr. Hyde directed by Rouben Mamolian. Some year s later, in 1937, the Palazzo del Cinema was built to host the Annual Film Festival.

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