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The 79th Venice Film Festival

The 79th Venice Film Festival

The annual Italian film festival organized by La Biennale di Venezia returned for the 79th Venice International Film Festival. It is the world’s oldest film festival. It began on August 31. Following that, the names of the award winners were announced at the closing ceremony.

An American Producer, Ms. Laura Poitras wins Golden Lion. It is the festival’s highest award, at the Venice Film Festival. She received this award for the documentary film ‘All the Beauty and the Bloodshed’. American actress Ms. Julianne Moore was the Head of the seven-member jury board of the competition section of this year’s festival. Twenty-three films made it to the competition category.

The complete winners’ list:

Golden Lion

All the Beauty and the Bloodshed

Silver Lion Grand Jury Prize

Saint Omer

Silver Lion Best Director

Luca GuadagninoBones and All

Special Jury Prize

No Bears

Best Screenplay

Martin McDonaghThe Banshees of Inisherin

Best Actress

Cate BlanchettTar

Best Actor

Colin FarrellThe Banshees of Inisherin

Marcello Mastroianni Award for Best New Young Actor or Actress

Taylor RussellBones And All

Best Film

World War III

Best Director

Tizza CoviRainer Frimmel

Special Jury Prize

Bread and Saltdir: Damian Kocur

Best Actress

Vera GemmaVera

Best Actor

Mohsen TanabandehWorld War III

Best Screenplay

Fernando GuzzoniBlanquita

See Also

Best Short Film

Snow In September

Lion of the Future – Luigi De Laurentiis Award for a Debut Film

Saint Omer

Best Documentary

Fragments of Paradise

Best Restored Film

Branded To Kill

Best Experience

The Man Who Couldn’t Leave

Grand Jury Prize

From the Main Square

Special Jury Prize



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