The Winners of 78th Venice Film Festival

On Saturday 11th September Jury members announced the winners during the Awards Ceremony

The Venezia 78 Jury, chaired by Bong Joon Ho and comprised of Saverio CostanzoVirginie EfiraCynthia ErivoSarah GadonAlexander Nanau and Chloé Zhao, having viewed all 21 films in competition, has decided as follows:

GOLDEN LION for Best Film to:
L’ÉVÉNEMENT (HAPPENING)
by Audrey Diwan (France)

SILVER LION – GRAND JURY PRIZE to:
È STATA LA MANO DI DIO (THE HAND OF GOD)
by Paolo Sorrentino (Italy)

SILVER LION – AWARD FOR BEST DIRECTOR to:
Jane Campion
for the film THE POWER OF THE DOG (New Zealand, Australia)

COPPA VOLPI
for Best Actress:
Penélope Cruz
in the film MADRES PARALELAS (PARALLEL MOTHERS) by Pedro Almodóvar (Spain)

COPPA VOLPI
for Best Actor:
John Arcilla
in the film ON THE JOB: THE MISSING 8 by Erik Matti (Philippines)

AWARD FOR BEST SCREENPLAY to:
Maggie Gyllenhaal
for the film THE LOST DAUGHTER by Maggie Gyllenhaal (Greece, USA, UK, Israel)

SPECIAL JURY PRIZE to:
IL BUCO
by Michelangelo Frammartino (Italy, France, Germany)

MARCELLO MASTROIANNI AWARD
for Best Young Actor or Actress to:
Filippo Scotti
in the film È STATA LA MANO DI DIO (THE HAND OF GOD) by Paolo Sorrentino (Italy)

The Venice VR EXPANDED Jury, chaired by Michelle Kranot and comprised of Maria Grazia Mattei and Jonathan Yeo, after viewing the 23 projects in competition has decided as follows:

GRAND JURY PRIZE FOR BEST VR WORK to:
GOLIATH: PLAYING WITH REALITY
by Barry Gene Murphy, May Abdalla (UK, France)

BEST VR EXPERIENCE FOR INTERACTIVE CONTENT to:
LE BAL DE PARIS DE BLANCA LI
by Blanca Li (France, Germany, Luxembourg)

BEST VR STORY to:
END OF NIGHT
by David Adler (Denmark, France)

The Orizzonti Jury, chaired by Jasmila Žbanić  and comprised of Mona FastvoldShahram MokriJosh Siegel e Nadia Terranova, after screening the 19 feature-length films and 12 short films in competition, has decided as follows:

 ORIZZONTI AWARD FOR BEST FILM to:
PILIGRIMAI (PILGRIMS)
by Laurynas Bareiša (Lithuania)

 ORIZZONTI AWARD FOR BEST DIRECTOR to:
Éric Gravel
for the film À PLEIN TEMPS (FULL TIME) (France)

 SPECIAL ORIZZONTI JURY PRIZE to:
EL GRAN MOVIMIENTO
by Kiro Russo (Bolivia, France, Qatar, Switzerland)

 ORIZZONTI AWARD FOR BEST ACTRESS to:
Laure Calamy
in the film À PLEIN TEMPS (FULL TIME) by Éric Gravel (France)

 ORIZZONTI AWARD FOR BEST ACTOR to:
Piseth Chhun
in the film BODENG SAR (WHITE BUILDING) by Kavich Neang (Cambodia, France, China, Qatar)

 ORIZZONTI AWARD FOR BEST SCREENPLAY to:
Peter Kerekes, Ivan Ostrochovský
for the film CENZORKA (107 Mothers) by Peter Kerekes (Slovak Republic, Czech Republic, Ukraine)

 ORIZZONTI AWARD FOR BEST SHORT FILMto:
LOS HUESOS (THE BONES)
by Cristóbal León, Joaquín Cociña (Chile)

VENICE SHORT FILM NOMINATION FOR THE EUROPEAN FILM AWARDS 2021 to:
FALL OF THE IBIS KING
by Josh O’Caoimh, Mikai Geronimo (Ireland)

The Lion of the Future – “Luigi De Laurentiis” Venice Award for a Debut Film Jury of the 78th Venice International Film Festival, chaired by Uberto Pasolini and comprised of Martin Schweighofer and Amalia Ulman,  has decided to award the

LION OF THE FUTURE
“LUIGI DE LAURENTIIS” VENICE AWARD FOR A DEBUT FILM to:
IMACULAT
by Monica Stan, George Chiper-Lillemark (Romania)
GIORNATE DEGLI AUTORI

ARMANY BEAUTY AUDIENCE AWARD to:

Sokea mies, joka ei halunnut nähdä Titanicia
(The Blind Man Who Did Not Want to See Titanic)
by Teemu Nikki (Finland)

ABOUT 125 YEARS OF VENICE BIENNALE

The Venice Biennale has been for over 120 years one of the most prestigious cultural institutions in the world. Established in 1895, the Biennale has an attendance today of over 500,000 visitors at the Art Exhibition. La Biennale di Venezia was founded in 1895 and is now one of the most famous and prestigious cultural organizations in the world. La Biennale, who stands at the forefront of research and promotion of new contemporary art trends, organizes exhibitions and research in all its specific departments: Arts (1895), Architecture (1980), Cinema (1932), Dance (1999), Music (1930), and Theatre (1934). Its history is documented at the Historical Archives of Contemporary Arts (ASAC) that has been completely renovated in recent years

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