List of winners of the Venice Film Festival 2021 – .

List of winners of the Venice Film Festival 2021 – .

This year’s Venice Film Festival wraps up after two weeks of in-person cinema on the Lido, which means it’s time for the annual awards party. The Golden Lion went to Audrey Diwan’s abortion drama “Happening” in what jury chairman Bong Joon Ho called a “unanimous decision”. See the full list of winners below.

Netflix took home four major awards in the competition, including Silver Lion winner Paolo Sorrentino for “The Hand of God”, Best Director Jane Campion for “The Power of the Dog”, Best Young Actor for Escape ” Hand of God ”by Paolo Sorrentino Filippo Scotti and Best Screenplay for First Time Writer / Director Maggie Gyllenhaal for“ The Lost Daughter ”.

“I got married in Italy, in Puglia. I found out that I was pregnant with my second daughter in Italy. Really, my life as a director and writer and my film was born here, in this theater, ”Gyllenhaal said of winning the screenplay award, before thanking“ Power of the Dog ”director Jane Campion as the source of the film. inspiration.

Penélope Cruz thanked her director of “Parallel Mothers” Pedro Almodóvar for receiving the award for best actress. “Your work ethic… is so hard to come by in these crazy days,” she said.

Last year’s Golden Lion winner Chloe Zhao returned to Venice this year as a member of the competition jury, chaired by Oscar winner “Parasite” Bong Joon Ho. The Oscar winner “Parasite” became the first person from South Korea to preside over the seven-person jury of the film festival. Venice artistic director Alberto Barbera called Bong “one of the most authentic and original voices in world cinema”. The other jurors in the competition were actress Virginie Efira, actress Cynthia Erivo, actress Sarah Gadon, director Saverio Costanzo and Alexander Nanau.


Best Virtual Reality Story: “End of the night” (dir. David Adler)

Best Virtual Reality Experience: “Le Li de Paris de Blanca Li” (dir. Blanca Li)

Best VR Jury Grand Prize: “Goliath: playing with reality” (dirs. Barry Gene Murphy, May Abdalla)

Lion of the future: “Immaculate” (directed by Monica Stan, George Chiper-Lillemark)


Horizon Public Prize: “The blind man who did not want to see Titanic” (dir. Teemu Nikki)

Best short film: «Los Huesos» (dirs. Cristóbal León, Joaquín Cociña)

Best screenplay: «107 meters» (Péter Kerekes, Ivan Ostrocovský)

Best actor: Piseth Chhun, “Bâtiment blanc”

Best Actress: Laure Calamy, “Full Time”

Special Jury Prize: “The Great Movement” (dir. Kiro Russo)

Best Director: Eric Gravel, “Full Time”

Best film : Pilgrims (director Laurynas Bareisa)


Best Young Actor: Filippo Scotti, “The Hand of God”

Special Jury Prize: “Il Buco” (directed by Michelangelo Frammartino)

Best screenplay: “The Lost Girl” (Maggie Gyllenhaal)

Best actor: John Arcilla, “At Work: Missing 8”

Best Actress: Penélope Cruz, “Parallel mothers”

Silver Lion for Best Director: Jane Campion, “The Power of the Dog”

Grand Prize of the Silver Lion Jury: “The hand of God”, Paolo Sorrentino

Lion d’or : « Happening » (réal. Audrey Diwan)

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