This one can be designated as the “perfect work of art” of celebrations, most years it draws in the latest movies from the world’s top and emerging filmmakers. In this highly curated festival the most important works are shown for the very first time, before they make their local debuts across the world.
It is one of the most important film festivals of United States. It supports the American indie movement. While the mix of the monetary downturn and massive restructuring within the industry this festival has shown a great change in the deals made at the fest from the previous times.
Venice positions close by Cannes as the top of the festival pile. Just like its French counterpart, this event is also a magnet for high-class premieres, stars, parties, media, etc. It has for some time been at the forefront for defining in the prevalent creative ability how a film festival should look and feel.
For the first time in the festival’s history, half of the films featured were made by women and half by men. In the U.S. dramatic competition, 8 directors were women and 8 were men. In the U.S. documentary competition, 8 directors were women and 8 were men. In the dramatic premieres category, however, only 3 of the 18 films were directed by women.
The awards ceremony was held on January 26, 2013 a few miles north of Park City, Utah at Kimball Junction at the Basin Recreation Fieldhouse
A record 12,146 films were submitted, 429 more films than the 2012 festival. 4,044 feature films were submitted and 119 were selected (with 103 of them being world premieres). 8,102 short films were submitted and 65 were selected. The festival had films representing 32 countries, from 51 first-time filmmakers, 27 of which had films in competition.