And working on the presence of thermal gates for sterilization in all entrances and will prevent anyone whose body temperature exceeds 37.5 degrees Celsius from participating with reducing the number of seats in the galleries to maintain the distance between the attendees and putting masks.
The festival intends to organize a program on a limited scale for its version this year, largely due to the impact of the Coronavirus outbreak on the cinema sector.
In light of the postponement of many festivals due to the Corona virus, and the ban on American travel to Europe, it is expected that the festival will face difficulty in attracting Hollywood stars.
The festival will offer 60 long films in 5 categories and 15 short films, as well as a television series, according to the organizers.
The jury awarding the Golden Lion was chaired by Australian actress Cate Blanchett.
The Golden Lion Award for the entirety of the career will be awarded to British actress Tilda Swinton and director Anne Hui from Hong Kong.
Venice to host the world’s first film festival since the coronavirus outbreak
The crowd flocked to the Venice to see the final preparations before the festival began
St. Mark’s Square prepares to receive the Venice Festival
A cafe in St. Mark’s Square
Tourists walking near a gondola station
St. Mark’s Square
Life returns to Venice and a remarkable visitor presence
Saint Mark’s Square in Italy
St. Mark’s Square in Venice before and after the pandemic
A collage of the closing and opening of a restaurant in the Venice region
An image simulating the time of Corona in the Venetian area sterilization, when the facilities were closed
Movement returns to the Venice region after months of closure
A picture that simulates the return of life to the streets of Venice