Venice International Film Festival is the oldest and one of the most prestigious film festivals in the world. The festival was held for the first time in 1932 under the guidance of Count Giuseppe Volpi di Misurata, Antonio Maraini, and Luciano De Feo, and soon gained great popularity, becoming an annual event from 1935 onward. Traditionally, the Venice Film Festival has shown a selection of top-notch films every year. Many of the most successful directors and actors of our time have walked the red carpet. The glamor essence of the festival has always been a significant part of its artistic value.
The 17th Venice International Film Festival took place from 28 August to 9 September 1956. The two films ‘Burmese Harp’ and ‘Calle Mayor’ competed for the award but tied for the Golden Lion, so no award was given. Due to a lack of consensus among international juries, the contest was declared void.
Below are some spectacular images of celebrities, actresses, directors and famous personalities from the 1956 Venice film festival. These photographs depict the blooming days of Venice film festivals.