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FNE at Venice 2015: Venice Film Festival Prize Winners Featured

2015-09-14
From Afar, directed by Lorenzo Vigas From Afar, directed by Lorenzo Vigas

VENICE: The Golden Lion for Best Film at the 72 Venice International Film Festival (2-12 September) went to Venezuelan director Lorenzo Vigas’ From Afar a story set in the run-down centre of Caracas. 

It was a night of triumph for Latin America on the Lido with Argentinian director Pable Trapero picking up the Silver Lion for Best Director for his film The Clan and the Orizzonti Special Jury Prize going to Neon Bull by Brazil’s Gabriele Mascaro. The Special Jury Prize went to Turkish director Emin Alper for Frenzy, a film about modern-day Turkey with American films also picking up a number of awards.

The FIPRESCI international critics awarded their top prizes to Sangue del mio sangue (Italy, France, Switzerland) directed by Marco Bellocchio in the main competition and in the parallel sections to Wednesday, May 9 (Iran) Orizzonti directed by Vahid Jalilvand. In the FNE FIPRESCI Critics an online poll of the full Venice programme organised by FNE and FIPRESCI the highest rating in the mian competition went to Anomalisa (USA) directed by Charlie Kaufman and Duke Johnson.  The full poll can be found on the FNE website.

Click HERE to see photos of FIPRESCI critics and the FIPRESCI awards ceremony in Venice.

The Venice Film Market headed by Pascal Diot marked its fourth year with a second successful edition of the European Gap Financing Market which presented 15 European projects which have secured at least 70% of their financial which is supported by Creative Europe MEDIA and the Venice Final Cut The Venice Film Market’s Final Cut in Venice workshop, which provides post-production support and partnership opportunities to films from Africa and the Arab world.  Winners are listed below.

Another notable event during the Venice Film Festival was the screening of the LUX Prix of the European Parliament finalists. The First Vice-President of the European Parliament, Antonio Tajani, and the President of the Committee on Culture and Education, Silvia Costa, (Click HERE for FNE TV interview) announced the three films selected to contend for the 2015 LUX Film Prize: Mediterranea by Jonas Carpignano (Italy, United States, Germany, France, Qatar), Mustang by Deniz Gamze Ergüven (France, Germany, Turkey, Qatar), and Urok (The Lesson) by Kristina Grozeva and Petar Valchanov (Bulgaria, Greece) produced by Sofia based Abraxas Film.

Prize Winners of the 72nd Venice Film Festival:

Golden Lion for Best Film
From Afar (Venezuela)
Directed by Lorenzo Vigas

Grand Jury Prize
Anomalisa (USA)
Directed by Charlie Kaufman and Duke Johnson

Silver Lion for Best Director
The Clan (Argentina, Spain)
Directed by Pablo Trapero

Special Jury Prize
Frenzy (Turkey)
Directed by Emin Alper

Volpi Cup for Best Actor
Fabrice Luchini for L'hermine (France)

Volpi Cup for Best Actress
Valeria Golino for Per amor vostro (Italy, France)

Marcello Mastroianni Prize
Beasts of No Nation (USA)
Directed by Abraham Attah

Osella Award for Best Screenplay
Christian Vincent for L'hermine (France)

Lion of the Future - Laurentiis Prize for a First Film
The Childhood of a Leader (United Kingdom, Hungary, Belgium, France)
Directed by Brady Corbet

Orizzonti

Best Film
Free in Deed (USA, New Zealand)
Directed by Jake Mahaffy

Best Director
Brady Corbet for The Childhood of a Leader (United Kingdom, Hungary, Belgium, France)

Special Jury Prize:
Neon Bull (Brazil, Uruguay, Netherlands )
Directed by Gabriele Mascaro

Best Acting
Dominique Leborne for Tempête (France)

Best Short Film
Belladonna (Croatia) directed Dubravka Toric

Venice Days

Best Film
Underground Fragrance (France, China)
Directed by Pengfei

Best Young Director
Ruchika Oberoi for Island City (India)

Best Young Actress
Ondina Quadri For Arianna (Italy)

Settimana Della Critica – Critics’ Week

Best Film
Kalo Pothi/ The Black Hen (Nepal, France, Germany)
Directed by Min Bahadur Bham

Best DoP (Australia, Vanuatu)
Benthey Dean for Tanna

Collateral Awards

FIPRESCI International Critics Awards
Best film in Competition
Sangue del mio sangue (Italy, France, Switzerland)
Directed by Marco Bellocchio
Best film in Parallel Sections
Wednesday, May 9 (Iran) Orizzonti
Directed by Vahid Jalilvand

FEDEORA Awards
Best European Film in Competition
Francofonia (France, Germany, Netherlands)
Directed by Aleksandr Sokurov

SIGNIS Award
Beixi moshuo (Behemoth) (China, France)
Directed by Liang Zhao
Special Mention
L’attesa (Italy, France)
Directed by Piero Messina

Leoncino d'Oro Agiscuola per il Cinema Award
L’attesa (Italy, France)
Directed by Piero Messina

Francesco Pasinetti Award
Non essere cattivo (Italy, France
Directed by Claudio Caligari
Best Actor award
Luca Marinelli for the film Non essere cattivo by Claudio Caligari
Best Actress award
Valeria Golino for the film Per amor vostro by Giuseppe M. Gaudino
Special award
La prima luce (Italy, Chile) by Vincenzo Marra

Brian Award
Spotlight
Directed by Thomas McCarthy

Queer Lion Award
The Danish Girl (USA)
Directed by Tom Hooper
Special Mention
Baby Bump (Poland)
Directed by Kuba Czekaj

Arca CinemaGiovani Award
Best film of Venezia 72
Abluka (Frenzy) (Turkey)
Directed by Emin Alper
Best Italian film
Pecore in erba
Directed by Alberto Caviglia

FEDIC Award
Non essere cattivo (Italy, France)
Directed by Claudio Caligari
Special Mention “Fedic – Il Giornale del Cibo”
L’attesa (Italy, France)
Directed by by Piero Messina

Fondazione Mimmo Rotella Award
Francofonia (France, Germany, Netherlands)
Directed by Aleksandr Sokurov
Special Award to Johnny Depp and to the director Terry Gilliam

Future Film Festival Digital Award
Anomalisa (USA)
Directed by Charlie Kaufman and Duke Johnson

P. Nazareno Taddei Award
Marguerite (France, Czech Republic, Belguim)
Directed by Xavier Giannoli
Coproduction: Sirena Film 

Lanterna Magica (CGS) Award
Blanka (Japan, Italy)
Directed by Kohki Hasei

Open Award
Harry’s Bar (Italy)
Directed by Carlotta Cerquetti

Lina Mangiacapre Award
Heart of a Dog (USA)
Directed by Laurie Anderson

Mouse d'Oro Award
Mouse d’oro for the best film of Venezia 72:
Rabin, The Last Day (Israel, France)
Directed by Amos Gitai

Mouse d’argento for the best Out of Competition film to Spotlight by Tom McCarthy
Gillo Pontecorvo - Arcobaleno Latino Award
Non essere cattivo (Italy)
Directed by Claudio Caligari

INTERFILM Award
Wednesday, May 9 (Iran)
Directed by Vahid Jalilvand

Young Jury Members of the Vittorio Veneto Film Festival Award
Remember (Canada, Germany)
Directed by Atom Egoyam

Special Mention
11 minut (11 Minutes) (Poland, Ireland)
Directed by Jerzy Skolimowski

“Civitas Vitae prossima” Award
Alberto Caviglia for the film Pecore in erba (Italy)

Green Drop Award
Beixi moshuo (Behemoth) (China, France)
Directed by Liang Zhao

Soundtrack Stars Award
A Bigger Splash (Italy,France)
Directed by Luca Guadagnino
to Equals (USA)
Directed by Drake Doremus
Award for lifetime achievement to Nicola Piovani

Schermi di Qualità – Carlo Mazzacurati Award
Non essere cattivo (Italy)
Directed by Claudio Caligari

Europa Cinemas Label Award
Best European Movie from the Giornate degli Autori – Venice Days
À peine j’ouvre lese yeux/ As I Open my Eyes (France, Tunisia, Belguim, UAE)
Directed by Leyla Bouzid

Venezia 72 Award for Best Euro-Mediterranean film
Francofonia (France, Germany, Netherlands)
Directed by Aleksandr Sokurov

Human Rights Nights Award
Rabin, The Last Day (Israel, France)
Directed by Amos Gitai

AssoMusica “Ho visto una Canzone” Award
to the song “A cuor leggero” by Riccardo Sinigallia, from the film Non Essere Cattivo (Italy) by Claudio Caligari.

“Sorriso diverso Venezia 2015” Award

Best Italian film to Non essere cattivo by Claudio Caligari
Best film in a foreign language to Blanka (Japan, Italy) by Kohki Hasei
Amnesty International Italia “ Il cinema per i diritti umani” Award
Interrogation (India)
Directed by Vetri Maaran

CITC – UNESCO 2015 Award
Beasts of No Nation (USA)
Directed by Cary Fukunaga

NuovoImaie Talent Award
Best actress in a debut film: Ondina Quadri in the film Arianna by Carlo Lavagna
Best Italian actor in a debut film: Alessandro Borghi in the film Non essere cattivo by Claudio Caligari

Best Innovative Budget Award
A Bigger Splash (Italy, France)
Directed by Luca Guadagnino

Venice Film Market Final Cut Winners:
Zaineb Hates the Snow (Tunisia)
 by Kaouther Ben Hania
Separation (Iraq)
 by Hakar Abdulqadir
Ali, the Goat and Ibrahim (Egypt)
by Sherif Elbendary
House in the Fields (Morocco)
by Tala Hadid

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