Cate Blanchett President of the Venezia 77 International Jury

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The Jury will assign the Golden Lion for Best Film, as well as other official awards.

Actor/Producer Cate Blanchett will be the president of the International Jury of the Competition at the 77th Venice International Film Festival (September 2 – 12, 2020), which will assign the Golden Lion for Best Film, as well as other official awards.
The decision was made on Friday January 10th by the Board of Directors of the Biennale di Venezia chaired by Paolo Baratta, who confirmed the recommendation of the Director of the Venice Film Festival, Alberto Barbera.


La Biennale di Venezia sets new dates for the Theatre and Dance Festivals, confirms the dates of the Music Festival and announces 15 Collateral Events for the Biennale Architettura 2020 (there were 13 at the Biennale Architettura 2018).
More specifically, the 48th International Theatre Festival directed by Antonio Latella will take place from September 14th to 24th, instead of June 29th to July 13th as previously announced. The 14th International Festival of Contemporary Dance directed by Marie Chouinard will take place from October 13th to 25th, instead of June 5th to 14th. The original dates are confirmed for the 64th International Festival of Contemporary Musicdirected by Ivan Fedele, which will take place from September 25th to October 4th.
The new dates for the Theatre and Dance Festivals were set as a consequence of the current health emergency, which makes it impossible to proceed in coming weeks with the schedule of rehearsals and the staging of the performances.

The new schedule of events of La Biennale di Venezia 2020, chaired by Roberto Cicutto, is therefore the following:
· From August 29th to November 29th, the 17th International Architecture Exhibitiondirected by Hashim Sarkis 
· From September 2nd to 12th, the 77th Venice International Film Festival directed by Alberto Barbera 
· From September 14th to 24th, the 48th International Theatre Festival directed by Antonio Latella 
· From September 25th to October 4th, the 64th International Festival of Contemporary Music directed by Ivan Fedele 
· From October 13th to 25th, the 14th International Festival of Contemporary Dancedirected by Marie Chouinard.


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