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73rd Venice International Film Festival

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Opening film
La La Land

Venice, Italy

Closing film
The Magnificent Seven


Golden Lion (The Woman Who Left)

Festival date
31 August – 10 September 2016

The 73rd annual Venice International Film Festival was held from 31 August to 10 September 2016. English director Sam Mendes was the President of the Jury for the main competition. The opening night film was Damien Chazelle's musical La La Land. The Golden Lion was awarded to Lav Diaz's film The Woman Who Left.


In competition

The following films were selected for the main competition:

Out of Competition

The following films were selected to be screened out of competition


The following films were selected for the Horizons (Orizzonti) section:

Biennale College - Cinema

The following films were selected for the Biennale College - Cinema section.

Venice Days

The following films were selected for the 13th edition of the Venice Days (Giornate degli Autori) section:

International Critics Week

The following films were selected for the International Critics Week section:


Main competition
  • Sam Mendes: English film and stage director (President of Jury)
  • Laurie Anderson: American artist, composer, musician and film director
  • Gemma Arterton: English actress
  • Giancarlo De Cataldo: Italian writer
  • Nina Hoss: German actress
  • Chiara Mastroianni: French-Italian actress
  • Joshua Oppenheimer: American fim director
  • Lorenzo Vigas: Venezuelan film director, screenwriter and producer
  • Zhao Wei: Chinese actress, singer and film director
  • Awards

    The following awards were presented at the 73rd edition:

    Official selection

    In Competition
  • Golden Lion – The Woman Who Left by Lav Diaz
  • Grand Jury Prize – Nocturnal Animals by Tom Ford
  • Silver Lion
  • Amat Escalante for The Untamed
  • Andrei Konchalovsky for Paradise
  • Volpi Cup:
  • Best Actor – Oscar Martínez for The Distinguished Citizen
  • Best Actress – Emma Stone for La La Land
  • Best Screenplay Award – Noah Oppenheim for Jackie
  • Special Jury Prize – The Bad Batch by Ana Lily Amirpour
  • Marcello Mastroianni Award – Paula Beer for Frantz
  • Horizons (Orizzonti)
  • Best Film - Release Me by Federica Di Giacomo
  • Best Director - Home by Fien Troch
  • Special Jury Prize – Big Big World by Reha Erdem
  • Best Actress - Ruth Díaz for The Fury of a Patient Man
  • Best Actor - Nuno Lopes for Saint George
  • Best Screenplay - Bitter Money by Wang Bing
  • Horizons Prize for Best Short - La Voz Perdida by Marcelo Martinessi
  • Lion of the Future
  • Lion of the Future – Luigi De Laurentiis Award for a Debut Film - The Last of Us by Ala Eddine Slim
  • Venezia Classici Awards
  • Best Documentary on Cinema - The Graduation by Claire Simon
  • Best Restored Film - Break Up by Marco Ferreri
  • Special Awards
  • Golden Lion For Lifetime Achievement – Jean-Paul Belmondo and Jerzy Skolimowski
  • Jaeger-LeCoultre Glory to the Filmmaker Award: Amir Naderi
  • Persol Tribute To Visionary Talent Award: Liev Schreiber
  • Autonomous sections

    31th Venice International Critics' Week
  • SIAE Award - Paolo Sorrentino
  • Collateral Awards

    Fondazione Mimmo Rotella Award
  • James Franco for In Dubious Battle
  • Special Award for the production - Andrea Iervolino for In Dubious Battle
  • Paolo Sorrentino and Jude Law for The Young Pope
  • Soundtrack Stars Award
  • Jovanotti for L'estate addosso by Gabriele Muccino
  • Kinèo Awards
  • Best Film: Perfect Strangers directed by Paolo Genovese
  • Best Director: Daniele Luchetti for Call Me Francis
  • Best Debut Director: Them who? directed by Francesco Micciché and Fabio Bonifacci
  • SNCCI Audience and Critics Award: Roberto Andò for Le confessioni
  • Movie&Art TaorminaFilmFest Award: Marco Giallini
  • RAI Com Award for Best Italian foreign release: They Call Me Jeeg directed by Gabriele Mainetti
  • Best Movie Award: Gabriele Mainetti for They Call Me Jeeg
  • Excellence Award: Patty Pravo
  • International Movie Award: Sophie Turner
  • Best Actor: Claudio Santamaria for They Call Me Jeeg
  • Best Actress: Paola Cortellesi for The Last Will Be the Last
  • Special Ferragamo Parfums Award for Best Actress: Anna Foglietta for Perfect Strangers
  • Best Movie’s poll for best film: The Last Will Be the Last directed by Massimiliano Bruno
  • Best Supporting Actor: Alessandro Borghi for Suburra
  • Best Supporting Actress: Matilde Gioli for Belli di papà and Un posto sicuro
  • Excellence Award: Claudio Brachino
  • Excellence Award We World: Carolina Crescentini
  • Excellence Award: Laura Delli Colli
  • 3rd Starlight Cinema Awards
  • Career Award: Ottavia Piccolo
  • Career Award: Giancarlo De Cataldo
  • International Award: Moon So-ri
  • Best Directorial Debut: Gabriele Mainetti for They Call Me Jeeg
  • Best Actor: Claudio Santamaria for They Call Me Jeeg
  • Best Short: La (ri) partenza directed by Milena Mancini and Vinicio Marchioni
  • Social Trend Topic Award: Tini, la nuova vita di Violetta
  • 5th Green Drop Film Festival
  • Green Drop Award: Voyage of Time directed by Terrence Malick and Spira Mirabilis directed by Massimo D'Anolfi and Martina Parenti
  • References

    73rd Venice International Film Festival Wikipedia

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