Bertolucci, Schrader, Kiarostami, Salles among participants.

The 70th Venice International Film Festival (August 28 – September 7) is to feature new strand Venezia 70: Future Reloaded - a showcase of 70 short films from renowned directors.

Confirmed participants include Bernardo Bertolucci, Paul Schrader, Shekhar Kapur, Apichatpong Weerasethakul, Abbas Kiarostami, Monte Hellman and Walter Salles.

Each director will contribute a film lasting between 60 and 90 seconds. All have participated at the festival at least once over the past 20 years.

All the shorts will be given a first public screening at the Lido during the event.

The names of all the participating directors will be revealed daily on the Biennale’s website.