7th Venice International Film Festival (1946)

The 7th annual Venice International Film Festival was held from 31 August to 15 September 1946. It is the first edition after the suspension, from 1943 to 1945, for the Second World War. This edition is regarded as a second foundation of Venice Film Festival. The prizes for the Best actor and other official prizes were not awarded: The prize for the Best film has lost the name of Mussolini Cup and above were unified into a single premium of the two (Best Foreign Film and Best Italian Film). This edition marks the return of the films of the United States that were absent since 1939.[1]

7th Venice International Film Festival
Festival poster
LocationVenice, Italy
Festival date31 August – 15 September 1946



International Commission of journalists

  • Francesco Pasinetti[2]
  • Umberto Barbaro
  • Gino Visentini
  • Francesco Callari
  • Vinicio Marinucci
  • Nikolaj Goršov
  • Pierre Michaut

In Competition

English title Original title Director(s) Production country
Sylvie et le Fantôme Claude Autant-Lara France
L'Homme au chapeau rond Pierre Billon France
Panic Panique Julien Duvivier France
Children of Paradise Les Enfants du paradis Marcel Carné France
L'Épouvantail (short film) Paul Grimault France
Le Voleur de paratonnerres (short film) Paul Grimault France
The Sun Still Rises Il sole sorge ancora Aldo Vergano Italy
Eugenia Grandet Mario Soldati Italy
Montecassino Arturo Gemmiti Italy
Pian delle stelle Giorgio Ferroni Italy
Paisà Roberto Rossellini Italy
Bambini in città (short film) Luigi Comencini Italy
Il cantico dei marmi (short film) Giovanni Rossi, Piero Benedetti Italy
The Southerner Jean Renoir USA




  1. ^ "The 1940s". Retrieved October 8, 2013.
  2. ^ "Juries for the 1940s". Retrieved October 8, 2013.
  3. ^ "Golden Lion for Best Film". Retrieved October 7, 2013.