Fest unveiling new film mart

ROME — Variety has partnered with the Venice Biennale to produce English-language dailies for the new Venice Film Market, which will run Aug. 30-Sept. 3 during the Venice Film Festival.

Headed by Pascal Diot, the Lido’s first official market will be based on the first floor of the Excelsior Hotel, where a digital video library will offer up to 45 screening facilities to industryites. Accredited attendees will include some 100 buyers who are being flown in.

The 69th Venice Film Festival will run Aug. 29-Sept. 8.

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