Venice Film Festival kicks off award season

In recent years, the festival has had a reputational makeover, enjoying access to big-budget Hollywood movies, as well as critical hits likely to go on to Oscar glory, success and recognition.

by

    The Venice Film Festival gets under way on Wednesday.

    In recent years, it has premiered many movies that have gone on to win big at the Oscars.

    Al Jazeera's Nadim Baba reports on how this year, the race for the Golden Lion for best film is wide open.


    YOU MIGHT ALSO LIKE

    'We scoured for days without sleeping, just clothes on our backs'

    'We scoured for days without sleeping, just clothes on our backs'

    The Philippines’ Typhoon Haiyan was the strongest storm ever to make landfall. Five years on, we revisit this story.

    How Moscow lost Riyadh in 1938

    How Moscow lost Riyadh in 1938

    Russian-Saudi relations could be very different today, if Stalin hadn't killed the Soviet ambassador to Saudi Arabia.

    Unification: Saladin and the Fall of Jerusalem

    Unification: Saladin and the Fall of Jerusalem

    We explore how Salah Ed-Din unified the Muslim states and recaptured the holy city of Jerusalem from the crusaders.