Venice Director Alberto Barbera Says September Fest May Use Masks & Social Distancing, Hints At Cannes Collaboration

Apr 27, 2020 276

BY: Tom Grater

Alberto Barbera, Artistic Director of the Venice Film Festival, has outlined some of the coronavirus preventative measures that the event could employ for its next edition in September, if the fest does go ahead. Quoted in Italian outlet ANSA, Babera said that Venice would likely take place in a “necessarily experimental” form for 2020.

“There will certainly be the use of masks and social distancing,” the fest chief said in a statement translated by Deadline from its original Italian. “It will then be necessary to reduce the number of admissions to the cinema and probably also the number of accreditations.”

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