Saturday, September 12, 2020

77th Venice Film Festival Award Winners



Most comment on what many agree,  festival deserves big kudos for daring to gather people in cinemas and events like press conferences and hopefully Not spreading the virus ... sigh. But when considering cinema only, undoubtedly was a "strange" festival as yes, in a regular year many of those participating in official and collateral sections would not have had the chance at all. As a consequence there where actors on Venice that are well-known for their B-movies rather that for great cinema participation. Sigh.

But well, these are special times and most of all, uncertain times so let's be positive and congratulate organizers for this festival and let's hope that next year festival will go back more to be what it deserves to be.

Post will be in progress until after tonight's Awards Ceremony at 7:00pm local time.



Official Selection

Golden Lion for Best Film: Nomadland, Chloé Zhao, USA

Silver Lion Grand Jury Prize: Nuevo Orden (New Order), Michel Franco, Mexico and France
Special Jury Prize: Dorogie Tovarischi! (Dear Comrades), Andrei Konchalovsky, Russia

Silver Lion for Best Director: Kiyoshi Kurosawa for スパイの妻 Spy no Tsuma (Wife of a Spy), Japan

Copa Volpi for Best Actress: Vanessa Kirby in Pieces of a Woman, Kornél Mundruczó, Canada, Hungary and USA
Copa Volpi for Best Actor: Pierfrancesco Favino in Padrenostro, Claudio Noce, Italy
Marcello Mastroianni Award for Best New Young Actress or Actor: Rouhollah Zamani in Khorshid (Sun Children), Majid Majidi, Iran

Best Screenplay: The Disciple, Chaitanya Tamhane, India

Lion of the Future - Luigi de Laurentiis Award for Best Debut Film: Listen, Ana Rocha De Sousa, Portugal and UK

Orizzonti Awards
Best Film: Dashte Khamoush (The Wasteland), Ahmand Bahrami, Iran
Special Jury Prize: Listen, Ana Rocha De Sousa, Portugal and UK
Best Director: Lav Diaz for Lahi, Hayop (Genus Pan), Philippines
Best Actress: Khasa Batma in Zanka Contact, Ismael El Iraki, France, Morocco and Belgium
Best Actor: Yahya Mahayni in The Man Who Sold His Skin, Kaouther Ben Hania, Tunisia, France, Belgium, Germany and Sweden
Best Screenplay: I Predatori, Pietro Castellito, Italy

Best Short Film: Entre tú y Milagros, Mariana Saffon, Colombia and USA
Short Film nominee for the European Film Awards: The Shift, Laura Carreira, UK and Portugal

Virtual Reality
Best VR Immersive Work Award: The Hangman at Home, Michelle and Uri Kranot, Denmark, France and Canada
Best VR Immersive User Experience Award: Finding Pandora X, Kiira Benzing, USA
Best VR Immerisve Story Award: Sha si da ming xing (Killing a Superstar), Fan Fan, China

Autonomous Sections

16th Giornate degli Autori
Director's Award: Kitoboy (The Whaler Boy), Philip Yuryeb, Poland, Russia and Belgium
Label Europa Cinemas: Oaza (Oasis), Ivan Ikić, Serbia, Slovenia, Nethrlands, France, and Bosnia Herzegovina
People's Choice Award: 200 Meters, Ameen Nayfeh, Palestine, Jordan, Qatar, Italy and Sweden

35. Settimana Internazionalle della Critica (Venice International Film Critics' Week)
Grand Prize: Hayaletler (Ghosts), Arza Deniz Okyay,  Turkey, France and Qatar
Verona Film Club Award: Pohani Dorogy (Bad Roads), Natalya Vorozohbit, Ukraine
Mario Serandrei AwardTopside, Celine Held and Logan George, USA

Short Film Awards
Best Short Film: J'ador, Simone Bozzelli, Italy
Award for Best Director: Le Mosche (The Flies), Edgardo Pistone, Italy
Award for Best Artistic Contribution: Gas Station, Olga Torrico, Italy

Collateral Awards 

FIPRESCI Awards
Best Film of Venezia77: The Disciple, Chaitanya Tamhane, India
Best Film in Orizzonti: Dashte Khamoush (The Wasteland), Ahmand Bahrami, Iran

SIGNIS Award: Quo Vadis Aida?, Jasmila Žbanić, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Austria, Romania, Nehterlands, Germany, Poland, France, Norway and Turkey
Special Mention: Nomadland, Chloé Zhao, USA

Arca CinemaGiovani Award
Best Film Venezia77: Pieces of a Woman, Kornél Mundruczó, Canada, Hungary and USA
Best Italian Film: Notturno, Gianfranco Rosi, Italy, France and Germany

Fanheart3 Awards
Graffetta d'Oro: Saint-Narcisse, Bruce LaBruce, Canada
Nave d'ArgentoThe World To Come, Mona Fastvold, USA
VR Fan Experience: Baba Yaga, Eric Darnell and Mathias Chelebourg, USA
VR Special Mention: The Metamovie Presents: Alien Rescue, Jason Moore, USA

FEDIC Award: Miss Marx, Susanna Nicchiarelli, Italy and Belgium
Special Mention: Assandira, Salvatore Mereu, Italy
Special Mention Short Film: Finis Terrae, Tommaso Frangini, Italy

Fondazione Fai Persona Lavoro Ambiente Award
Dashte Khamoush (The Wasteland), Ahmad Bahrami
Special Mention (treatment of issues related to environment): (tie)
Śniegu już nigdy nie będzie (Never Gonna Snow Again), Małgorzata Szumowska, codirected: Michał Englert, Poland and Germany
Kitoboy (The Whaler Boy), Philipp Yuryeb, Poland, Russia and Belgium
Special Mention (treatment of issues related to work): Dorogie Tovarischi! (Dear Comrades), Andrei Konchalovsky, Russia

Francesco Pasinetti Awards - SNGCI
Best Film: Le Sorelle Macaluso (The Macaluso Sisters), Emma Dante, Italy
Best Actress: the cast of Le Sorelle Macaluso (The Macaluso Sisters), Emma Dante, Italy
Best Actor: Alessandro Gassman in Non Odiare (Thou Shalt Not Hate), Mauro Mancini, Italy

Fair Play Award: Nomadland, Chloé Zhao, USA
Special Mention: City Hall, Frederick Wiseman, USA

Green Drop Award: Notturno, Gianfranco Rosi, Italy, France and Germany

Nuovo Imaie Talent Award
Best Newcomer Actress: Eleonora de Luca
Best Newcomer Actor: Luka Zunic

Sorriso Diverso Award: (tie)
Non Odiare (Thou Shalt Not Hate), Mauro Mancini, Italy
Notturno, Gianfranco Rosi, Italy, France and Germany
Best Foreign Film: (tie)
Listen, Ana Rocha De Sousa, Portugal and UK
Selva Tragica (Tragic Jungle), Yulene Oliazola, Mexico, France and Colombia
Il viaggio turismo Enit: Padrenostro, Claudio Noce, Italy

Soundtrack Stars Award: Miss Marx, Susanna Nicchiarelli, Italy and Belgium , music by Gatto Ciliegia contro il Grande Freddo
Lifetime Achievement Award: Giorgio Moroder
Music and Cinema Special Price: Diodato

Brian Award: Quo Vadis Aida?, Jasmila Žbanić, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Austria, Romania, Nehterlands, Germany, Poland, France, Norway and Turkey
Cinema for UNICEF 2019: Notturno, Gianfranco Rosi, Italy, France and Germany
Edipo Re Award: The Man Who Sold His Skin, Kaouther Ben Hania, Tunisia, France, Belgium, Germany and Sweden
Enrico Fulghignoni-CICT-UNESCO Award:
Lanterna Magica Award: Khorshid (Sun Children), Majid Majidi, Iran
Leoncino d'Oro Agiscuola Award: Nuevo Orden (New Order), Michel Franco, Mexico and France
Lizzani Award: Le Sorelle Macaluso (The Macaluso Sisters), Emma Dante, Italy
Queer Lion Award: The World to Come, Mona Fastvold, USA
UNIMED Award: Quo Vadis Aida?, Jasmila Žbanić, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Austria, Romania, Nehterlands, Germany, Poland, France, Norway and Turkey  

La Pellicola de'Oro Award:
Best Production Manager: Cristina Peritore for Le Sorelle Macaluso (The Macaluso Sisters), Emma Dante, Italy
Best Head of Camera and Electrical department: Raffaele Alletto for Padrenostro, Claudio Noce, Italy
Best Dressmaker: Paola Seghetti for Miss Marx, Susanna Nicchiarelli, Italy and Belgium

Premio Carlo U. Rossi Cinema e Musica: Paolo Conte, Via con me, Giorgio Verdelli, Italy (documentary)
RB Casting Award: Linda Caridi for Lacci (The Ties), Daniele Luchetti, Italy

Starlight International Cinema Award

Best Film: Figli, Giuseppe Bonito, Italy
Best Actress: Romola Garai
Best Actor: Alessandro Gassman
Female Revelation: Fotini Peluso
Male Revelation: Luka Zunic
International Author: Gastón Solnicki
Cinema Documentarian:
Asif Kapadia

Golden Lion for Lifetime Achievement:
Tilda Swinton and Ann Hui
Jaeger-Le Coultre Glory to the Filmmaker Award:
Abel Ferrara
Premio Robert Bresson
Pupi Avanti
Campari Passion for Film Award: Terence Blanchard

Special Golden Lion: Roberto Cicutto, Biennale di Venezia president, Andrea Del Mercato, Biennale General Director, and Alberto Barbera, artistic director Biennale Cinema

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