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11th Venice International Film Festival

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Location  Venice, Italy
Founded  1932
11th Venice International Film Festival
Festival date  20 August – 10 September 1950

The 11th Venice International Film Festival was held from 20 August to 10 September 1950.



Recognized as the oldest film festival in the world, the Venice Film Festival, made its entry in 1932 in Venice, Italy. Founded by Count Giuseppe Volpi di Misurata, the initial hosting of the festival was done in the Hotel Excelsior in Venice. The participating countries in the 1940s were just a handful owing to the breakout of World War II. The turn-out of participating countries, however, shot up in the 1950s and the festival grew internationally. Even films from Japan and India made their entry in that year. With the introduction of new genre of films, the festival took to newer heights and gained worldwide popularity. The festival helped film directors from all round the world in the betterment of their careers.


  • Mario Gromo
  • Umbro Apollonio
  • Antonio Baldini
  • Ermanno Contini
  • Piero Gadda Conti
  • Arturo Lanocita
  • Gian Luigi Rondi
  • Turi Vasile
  • Adone Zecchi
  • Awards

  • Golden Lion
  • Best Film - Justice est faite (André Cayatte)
  • Best Italian Film
  • Domani è troppo tardi (Léonide Moguy)
  • Volpi Cup
  • Best Actor - The Asphalt Jungle (Sam Jaffe)
  • Best Actress - Caged (Eleanor Parker)
  • Golden Osella
  • Best Original Screenplay - La Ronde (Jacques Natanson and Max Ophüls)
  • Best Cinematography - Bara en mor (Martin Bodin)
  • Best Original Music - Gone to Earth (Brian Easdale)
  • Outstanding Technical Contribution - La Ronde (Jean d'Eaubonne)
  • International Award
  • Dieu a besoin des hommes (Jean Delannoy)
  • Prima comunione (Alessandro Blasetti)
  • Panic in the Streets (Elia Kazan)
  • OCIC Award
  • Dieu a besoin des hommes (Jean Delannoy)
  • Pasinetti Award
  • Give Us This Day (Edward Dmytryk)
  • Special Prize
  • Cinderella and In Beaver Valley (Walt Disney)
  • References

    11th Venice International Film Festival Wikipedia

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