Ph: Riccardo Banfi, 2021.
Illustration: Paola Momenté.

From August 25th to September 10th, 2022, the Floating Cinema – Unknown Waters, the cultural event that takes place on the waters of the Venetian lagoon, is back. Films, videos, performances, music and theater involving both international and local artists are presented on a stage and screen in the waters behind the island of Giudecca, at the end of Rio de Sant’Eufemia.

The audience can access and watch the programming either from their own boats or from a platform designed to accommodate spectators without access to a boat. Created with the intention of making a shared vision concrete, the Floating Cinema – Unknown Waters aims to create an amphibious settlement stemming from a small utopia.

The central theme of the third edition of the festival is the surreal, dreamlike and hallucinatory visions, and the absurd. This search for paradox is at the core of the nature of the Floating Cinema – Unknown Waters where, in a floating context that leans towards the unreal, its first aim is to trigger a collective enchantment in the lagoon horizon. This year’s programming therefore aims to echo this mechanism and amplify the perception that transcends the ordinary.

For more info about the Floating Cinema - Unknown Waters, the program, and tickets, please visit the website