79th Venice International Film Festival – Mostra 

Call for entries 

(Features, short films, and immersive Works) 

The Venice International Film Festival (“Mostra Internazionale d’Arte Cinematografica di Venezi”) is currently accepting applications for its 2022 edition. 

Please note that films must be submitted directly to the festival. 

  • Competitive: Yes  
  • Entry fees: Yes 
Eligibility criteria

Consult the festival website. 

The Mostra Competition 

The Venice International Film Festival is organized by La Biennale di Venezia. The international competition comprises 20 feature-length films, presented as world premieres. 

Out of Competition 

Some of the most important works of the year will be presented in the non-competing section, and they may include the works of established authors who have participated in Competition in previous editions of the Venice Film Festival. 


An international competitive section with 19 feature films that represent the latest aesthetic and expressive trends in international cinema, with special attention to debut films, young talents who are not yet firmly established, indie features. 

The Orizzonti section programs a small selection of short films of all genres with a maximum length 20 minutes. 

Orizzonti Extra 

Recent section that features a selection of up to 10 works of different genres with the aim of innovating and demonstrating creative originality. 


Venice Immersive presents in competition 30 projects as world-premieres or international premieres. 360 videos, 3 DOF and 6 DOF interactive XR works, of any length, including installations and virtual worlds are eligible. 

Telefilm Canada recognizes the selection of a film or an immersive work in the Venezia Mostra for applications to its International Promotion Program. 


International Promotion
Telefilm Canada, Montreal
1 800 567-0890 


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