The Venice Film Festival launched yesterday with George Clooney’s film The Ides of March. The worlds oldest Film Festival, the Venice Film Festival is now in its 68th year and has attracted stars from across the globe. Those staying in Venice hotels may catch a glimpse of some A List celebrities as they arrive at the much regarded festival. The Venice Film Festival runs until the 10th September and will screen over 22 films in the competition, alongside features from Madonna and Roman Polanski.
If you are a film buff then you will be well aware that there are many prestigious festivals throughout the year that attract the cream of the film industry. From the renowned Cannes festival in May to the Edinburgh Film festival in June and the celebrated Sundance festival which takes place every January there are plenty of festival for film lovers to enjoy.
This autumn those of you planning London breaks can enjoy some of the best independent and commercial films at two of the worlds best film festivals. The 19th Raindance Film Festival takes place from the 28th Sept – 9th October, screenings take place at the Apollo Cinema in Piccadilly and with plenty of London hotels in the area you can be at the heart of the action.
October sees the return of the BFI London Film Festival, from the 12th – 27th October venues across London will be screening some of the best new films from across the world. Further afield the Toronto film festival takes place from the 8th – 18th September and will showcase the new documentaries on Neil Young and Paul McCartney.
So will you be going to any of this years film festivals? Do you think they are a good representation of the cinema world?