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Saturday, September 12, 2009

66th Venice Film Festival Award Winners


The Awards ceremony is over and here are the winners.

Official Selection

Golden Lion for Best Film: Levanon (Lebanon), Samuel Maoz Israel, France and Germany, 2008

Silver Lion for Best Director: Shirin Neshat for Zanan-E Bedun-E Mardan (Women Without Men), Germany, 2009

Special Jury Prize: Soul Kitchen, Fatih Akin, Germany, 2009

Coppa Volpi for Best Actress: Ksenia Rappoport in La Doppia Ora, Giuseppe Capotondi, Italy, 2009
Coppa Volpi for Best Actor: Colin Firth in A Single Man, Tom Ford, USA, 2009
Marcello Mastroianni Award for Best New Young Actor or Actress: Jasmine Trinca in Il Grande Sogno, Michele Placido, Italy and France, 2009

Osella for Best Technical Contribution: Sylvie Olive for Mr. Nobody, Jaco van Dormael, France, Canada, and Belgium, 2009
Osella for Best Screenplay: Todd Solodonz for Life During Wartime, Todd Solondz, USA, 2009

First Film

Luigi De Laurentiis Award - Lion of The Future: Engkwentro,
Pepe Diokno, Philippines (from the Orrizonti Section)

Orizzonti

Best Film: Engkwentro,
Pepe Diokno, Philippines
Special Mention: Aadmi Ki Aurat Aur Anya Kahaniya
(The Man’s Woman and Other Stories), Amit Dutta, India
Best Documentary: 1428,
Haibin Du, China

Other Awards

FIPRESCI Award
Official Selection: Lourdes,
Jessica Hausner, Austria, 2009
Orrizonti: Choi Voi
(Adrift), Thac Chuyen Bui,Vietnam (Wow! Then this movie must be good… great!!!)

SIGNIS Award: Lourdes,
Jessica Hausner, Austria, 2009
Special Mention:
Levanon (Lebanon), Samuel Maoz Israel, France and Germany, 2008

Brian Award: Lourdes, Jessica Hausner, Austria, 2009
La Navicella Award: Lourdes,
Jessica Hausner, Austria, 2009

Francesco Pasinetti (SNGCI) Award: Baarìa by Giuseppe Tornatore
Best Film: Lo spazio bianco by Francesca Comencini
Best Male Actor: Filippo Timi for La doppia ora
Best Female Actor: Margherita Buy for Lo spazio bianco
Special Pasinetti Award to Riccardo Scamarcio for Il grande sogno
Special Pasinetti Award to Armando Testa – Povero ma moderno by Pappi Corsicato

Leoncino d'oro Award 2009: Capitalism: A love story, Michael Moore, USA
Cinema for UNICEF commendation: Shirin Neshat for Zanan-E Bedun-E Mardan (Women Without Men), Germany, 2009

Persol 3-D Award for the Best 3-D Stereoscopic Film of the Year: The Hole,
Joe Dante, USA

Controcampo Italiano

Controcampo Italiano Award: Cosmonauta, Susanna Nicchiarelli, Italy
Special Mention: Negli occhi, Daniele Anzellotti and Francesco Del Grosso, Italy

Corto Cortissimo

Lion Corto Cortissimo: Eersgeborene (First Born),Etienne Kallos, South Africa and USA
Special Mention: Felicità, Salomé Aleksi,Georgia
Short from Mostra di Venezia to the European Film Awards: Sinner, Meni Philip, Israel

To check the official annoucement go here available only in Italian or go here for English. There are many more Collateral Awards that you can check here.

To watch trailers of the Award Winners go Movie On Companion

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