Venice Film Festival winners

The 65th Venice International Film Festival, one of the most prestigious in the world with Cannes and Berlin, closed on September 6th. While Darren Aronofsky’s The Wrestler won the festival’s biggest prize, if you take a look at all the “collateral awards”, quite a few films emerge.

Thus the Italian film Giovanna’s Father and the Ethiopian filmTeza both garnered 5 awards while the Italian Pranzo Di Ferragosto, the American The Hurt Locker, and the Italian/French/Romanian Pa-ra-da collected 4 awards each. Additionally, the Italian documentary Below Sea Level won 3 awards and the Russian Paper Soldier, the American Vegas: Based On A True Story, the Sri Lankan Machan, the Japanese Ponyo On The Cliff By The Sea and the French films Stella and L’Apprenti each got 2 awards.

View the full list of winners right here:

Main Prizes

Golden Lion for best film: Darren Aronofsky’s The Wrestler

Silver Lion for best director: Aleksei German MI. for Paper Soldier (Bumaznyj Soldat)

Special Jury Prize: Haile Gerima’s Teza

Coppa Volpi for best actor: Silvio Orlando in Giovanna’s Father (Il Papà Di Giovanna)

Coppa Volpi for best actress: Dominique Blanc in L’Autre

Marcello Mastroianni Prize for best emerging actor or actress: Jennifer Lawrence in Burning Plain

Osella for best cinematography: Alisher Khamidhodjaev and Maxim Drozdov for Paper Soldier

Osella for best screenplay: Haile Gerima for Teza

Special Lion for overall work: Werner Schroeter

Luigi De Laurentis Award for debut film: Gianni Di Gregorio’s Pranzo Di Ferragosto

Horizon Prizes

Premio Orizzonti: Lav Diaz’s Melancholia

Premio Orizzonti Doc: Gianfranco Rosi’s Below Sea Level

Special Mention to: Philippe Grandrieux’s Un Lac and Huang Wenhai’s Women

Short Film Prizes

Golden Lion for best short film: Carlos Armella’s Tierra Y Pan

Special Mention to: Karchi Perlmann’s Vascora

U.I.P. Award for best European short film: Joost Van Ginkel’s Zand

Collateral Awards after the jump

Collateral Prizes

FIPRESCI Award for best film: Tariq Teguia’s Inland (Gabbla)

FIPRESCI Award for best film in the Horizons and International Critics’ Week: Ramin Bahrani’s Goodbye Solo

SIGNIS Award for best film: Kathryn Bigelow’s The Hurt Locker

SIGNIS Special Mention to: Amir Naderi’s Vegas: Based On A True Story and Haile Gerima’s Teza

International Critics’ Week best film: Samuel Collardey’s L’Apprenti

SNGCI Award for best film: Gianni Di Gregorio’s Pranzo Di Ferragosto

SNGCI Special Mention to: Marco Pontecorvo’s Pa-ra-da

SNGCI Award for best actor: Silvio Orlando in Giovanna’s Father

SNGCI Award for best actress: Isabella Ferrari in A Perfect Day (Un Giorno Perfetto)

Isvema Award for debut or seond film: Gianni Di Gregorio’s Pranzo Di Ferragosto

Label Europa Cinemas Award for best film: Uberto Pasolini’s Machan

Sicily Film Commission Doc/it Award: Gianfranco Rosi’s Below Sea Level

Sicily Film Commission Doc/it Special Mention to: Samuel Collardey’s L’Apprenti

Golden Lion Cub Award for best film: Pupi Avati’s Giovanna’s Father

Cinema for UNICEF commendation: Haile Gerima’s Teza

Art Cinema Award: Mikhail Kalatozishvili’s Wild Field

Venice Cinema Award: Kathryn Bigelow’s The Hurt Locker

Enrico Fulchignoni Award: Marco Bechis’ Birdwatchers (La Terra Degli Uomini Rossi)

Christopher D. Smithers Foundation Special Award: Sylvie Verheyde’s Stella

Biografilm Lancia Award for best fiction: Jonathan Demme’s Rachel Getting Married

Biografilm Lancia Award for best documentary: Gianfranco Rosi’s Below Sea Level

Nazareno Taddei Award: Pupi Avati’s Giovanna’s Father

Don Gnocchi Award: Marco Pontecorvo’s Pa-ra-da

Don Gnocchi Special Mention to: Ezio Greggio in Giovanna’s Father

Future Film Festival Digital Award: Mamoru Oshii’s The Sky Crawlers

Future Film Festival Digital Special Mention to: Hayao Miyazaki’s Ponyo On The Cliff By The Sea (Gake No Ue No Ponyo)

Brian Award: Bahman Mo’tamedian’s Khastegi

Queer Lion Award: Stefano Tummolini’s Un Altro Pianeta

Lanterna Magica Award: Marco Pontecorvo’s Pa-ra-da

CinemAvvenire best film: Amir Naderi’s Vegas: Based On A True Story

CinemAvvenire Peace & Diversity Award: Haile Gerima’s Teza

FEDIC Award: Uberto Pasolini’s Machan

Bastone Bianco Award: Takeshi Kitano’s Achilles And The Tortoise (Achilles To Kame)

Human Rights Film Network Award: Kathryn Bigelow’s The Hurt Locker

Arca Cinemagiovani Award for best film: Kathryn Bigelow’s The Hurt Locker

Arca Cinemagiovani Award for best Italian film: Gianni Di Gregorio’s Pranzo Di Ferragosto

Arca Cinemagiovani Altre Visioni Award: Yeo Joon Han’s Sell Out!

EIUC Human Rights Film Award: Akram Barmak’s Kabuli Kid

Lina Mangiacapre Award: Sylvie Verheyde’s Stella

Air For Film Fest Award: Marco Pontecorvo’s Pa-ra-da

Open Award: Philip Haas’ The Butcher’s Shop

Poveri Ma Belli Award: Paolo Benvenuti’s Puccini E La Fanciulla

Mimmo Rotella Foundation Award: Hayao Miyazaki’s Ponyo On The Cliff By The Sea

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