The 68th Venice International Film Festival, organized by La Biennale di Venezia, ran at Venice Lido August 31st through September 10th, 2011.
The aim of the Festival is to raise awareness and promote all the various aspects of international cinema in all its forms: as art, entertainment and as an industry, in a spirit of freedom and tolerance. The Festival includes retrospectives and homages to major figures as a contribution towards raising awareness of the history of cinema.
Marco Müller is the Director the 68th edition (2011). He has been heading the Venice Biennale's Cinema section since 2004.