Robin Wright, Tim Roth, Bong Joon Ho, and more kick off the 78th Venice International Film Festival

Thanks to a partnership with the world's longest-running film festival, Mastercard is a proud sponsor of cinematic magic, new talent, different perspectives, and new adventures. Catch the magic virtually with these exclusive conversations.

Venice International Film Festival

Passionate filmmakers are able to open our eyes to new worlds, new ideas, and new challenges. This is a job not only for directors but for the actors and behind-the-scenes artists who create the magic on screen, illustrating life from a different perspective. A well-made film can take us on a novel adventure or allow us to revisit familiar places—either way, we're transported somewhere else, enchanted.


The Venice International Film Festival is the longest-running film festival in the world and one of the "Big Five" film events of the year, alongside Cannes, Sundance, the Berlin International Film Festival, and the Toronto International Film Festival. You're invited to virtually attend the 78th Venice International Film Festival and explore the world of cinema with its creators through a series of events that encourage viewers to "See Life Through a Different Lens."


Join Bong Joon Ho, Tim Roth, Marisa Tomei, Susan Sarandon, Paolo Virzì and Robin Wright, and other luminaries as they share their thoughts on how great cinema can drive different perspectives, ignite emotions, and even influence our lives from the moment the opening credits roll. Through their stories, attendees will explore the impact that lasts far beyond the film itself, from the conversations that films can start to the movements and moments they can inspire.


In the "Life Through a Different Lens: Contactless Connections" series, viewers will explore the role of the director, actor, cinematographer, and other film professionals in building the stories that help us see life differently and introduce us to new worlds filled with endless possibilities.


As we navigate the uncertain world of today, cinema has an even richer role to play. The guest artists will discuss the ways that technology is changing how we consume movies as well as their goals to inspire the next generation of filmmakers and movie fans.


Cinema has the power to offer new insights and connect us through shared experiences. How these stories are created and experienced changes based on the creative lens through which they're made as well as the viewer's perspective. The majesty of film invites us to see life through a different lens in a way that's singular to the art form.


Join from the comfort of your home as the event unfolds at the Lido on the Venice Lagoon, and hear from some of the world's top creative talents as they share their influences and inspirations.