7 reasons why Venice is the world’s most glamorous film festival

Editor’s Note: This story was originally published in September 2017.

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Founded in 1932 as part of the Venice Biennale, the Venice Film Festival is the oldest film festival in the world and, in many respects, the most traditionally glamorous.

Perhaps it has to do with the canals. Stars navigating the city by boat have turned its canals into floating red carpets – perfect for a photo-op, as decades of celebrities and photographers have found out.