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Mostra Internazionale d Arte Cinematografica Venice

The oldest festival in the world, MOSTRA is Non-specialised competitive event for features and shorts. Two competing sections and three Prizes: the Golden Lion, the Lion of the Year and the Lion of the Future to best director`s debut film. English French  Subscribe to our Venice newsletters with exclusive Partner Industry Coverage.

The Venice Production Bridge comprises the Venice Gap Financing Market, the workshop Final Cut in Venice, the Book Adaptation Rights Market, the European Film Forum, Networking Sessions and Panels, as well as an Exhibition Area, and much more.

74th edition ran August 30 - September 9, 2017  FULL COVERAGE


Some Venice Moments at Palazzina by Starck

Among the many celebrities who attended Palazzina diner partie this year: Penelope Cruz and husband Javier Bardem who brought Loving Pablo to Venice.

Friday September 1s the cast of the film Diva! was the guest of Palazzina dinner gala. The world premiere screening is going to be at the 74th Venice International Film Festival and on Sky arte in autumn. 8 the actress who took part at the shooting of the director Francesco Patierno, Nastro D’argento winner at the Panorama section of Berlinale, from da Barbora Bobulova, Anita Caprioli, Carolina Crescentini, Silvia d’Amico, Isabella Ferrari, Anna Foglietta, Carlotta Natoli a Greta Scarano, with the participation of Michele Riondino. They rivisit the life of Valentina Cortese interpreting her own words of her biography “how many past yesterdays do we have” published in occasion of her 90 years old birthday. It’s a journey through her memories and explanations, an analysis that leaves an indelible sign on her style, cinema and habits of each era she represented.
Once again Palazzina is the “place to be” of the 74th Venice International Film Festival, the five stars boutique hotel designed by Philippe Starck. The taxi dropped the cast off at the entrance by the Grand Canal and answered the questions of the journalists. Later it had the opportunity to taste the original menu made by the chef Fabio Magni at his show kitchen. At the end the cast was welcomed to enjoy the new Palazzina’s concept, Palazzina The Club, the party with the international DJ Guy Gerber.
ET anchor woman, Carly Steel, even this year decided to choose Palazzina Hotel as starting point of her interview to George Clooney and Matt Demon for the American TV program Entertainment Tonight.
The director of the film “Suburbicon”, presented worldwide at the 74th Venice International Film Festival, made his first TV appearance after the birth of his twins who chose ET, the iconic CBS broadcast. The two actors, who are also best friends, were joking with Carly about the new role of George after diving into fatherhood. To this link the full interview
An additional list of celebrities that sums up the great people of the Cinema environment who select Palazzina, the glamour social gathering for the stars during the International Film Festival.
On Sunday, the applauded Chef of Palazzina Movie Dinner was Natalio Simionato, the Italian-Argentinian chef who is renowned for his television appearance who cheered Palazzina’s guests like Maria Grazia Cucinotta and Carly Steel who celebrated his birthday with many international hosts like the stylist and socialite Hofit Golan.
This dinner was also the chance to launch the new service “chef on board” that Palazzina and Natalio Simionato are going to offer to the Yacht owners of the whole Mediterranean.
While hosting the dinners of many movie-productions like “Il Contagio”, “Diva!” and “Una Famiglia”, Palazzina offers a dinner formula which is very particular and fits to the casual luxury mood of the hotel. Palazzina, which is one of the stars’ favourite hotels, was renamed Palazzina Movie Dinner and is not only open to celebrities but also to those who wish to enjoy their magic universe.
It’s a culinary experience in which the best of Palazzina’s dishes are served in small portions directly by the chefs working on a show cooking desk and creating a perfect atmosphere that smoothly invites guests to the most waited moment, that is when Palazzina turns into “The Club”, the most glamour after dinner of Venice’s nights.
The guests then continued to party on with Radio Montecarlo, the official media partner of the Venice Film Festival which brought Harley&Muscles, two international djs playing deep and soulful house.
“Loving Pablo”, one of the most anticipated film of the 74th Venice International Film Festival, chose Palazzina as the exclusive place for the after-screening party. After the official screening showed at Sala Grande, a big boat cortège with the cast and the official
delegation on board, arrived at Palazzina to attend the party organized in their honour by the production company and the staff of the exclusive Hotel designed by Philippe Starck.
The beautiful Penelope Cruz with his husband Javier Bardem and the director and producer Fernando León de Aranoa were received by the magnificent hospitality of Palazzina.
Saturday September 9th the 74th Venice International Film Festival came to an end after the numerous red carpets, worldwide previews and parties that animated the whole ten days of the festival. Even this year, during the Venetian event, Palazzina has been reconfirmed the most desired place for actors and cinematographic productions that chose the luxurious hotel by the Grand Canal as the perfect location for their after screening parties. For the occasion, thanks to Palazzina Movie Dinners, there have been made delicious gala dinners in which the casts of the 74th Festival edition could enjoy the fantastic chefs’ tasting menu every night.
Many were the celebrities who attended Palazzina this year: Javier Bardem e Pénelope Cruz, the actors of the film “Loving Pablo” directed by Fernando León De Aranoa; the cast of the Italian film “Una Famiglia” by Sebastiano Riso with Micaela Ramazzotti, Patrick Bruel, Fortunato Cerlino, Marco Leonardi, Matilda De Angelis, Ennio Fantastichini; the cast of “Diva” directed by Francesco Patierno with con Barbora Bobulova, Anita Caprioli, Silvia D'Amico, Isabella Ferrari, Carlotta Natoli, Greta Scarano, Anna Foglietta, Michele Riondino; and again, the Italian cast of the film “Il Contagio” by di Matteo Botrugno e Daniele Coluccini with the actors attori Anna Foglietta, Vinicio Marchioni, Giulia Bevilacqua, Maurizio Tesei; to end with con “Mektoub My Love: Canto Uno” by Abdellatif Kechiche and his promising cast composed by young actors Shain Boumedine, Ophélie Baufle, Salim Kechiouche, Lou Luttiau, Alexia Chardard, Hafsia Herzi.
But the list doesn’t end here because other celebrities such as Gerard Depardieu, Maria Grazia Cucinotta and the host of the American TV show “Entertainment Tonight” Carly Steel, who celebrated her birthday, have been also hosted by Palazzina. 
After midnight celebrities and influencers would meet and dance to the music of international DJs such as Guy Gerber, Michel Cleis, Harley & Muscle e Mauro Ferrucci, bringing back the international Venetian nightlife never seen in a long time.
Palazzina is a boutique five-star hotel designed by Philippe Starck that was last year bought from the holding Relegance and is once again confirming as the most exclusive location in Venice during this 74th International Film Festival. 




About Mostra Internazionale d Arte Cinematografica Venice

Oldest festival in the world, MOSTRA is Non-specialised competitive event for features and shorts. Two competing sections and three Prizes: the Golden Lion, the Lion of the Year and the Lion of the Future to best director`s debut film.



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