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74th Venice International Film Festival

The 74th annual Venice International Film Festival was held from 30 August to 9 September 2017.
Actress Annette Bening was the jury president of the award ceremony.

74th Venice International Film Festival


  •  Downsizing, directed by Alexander Payne opened the festival.
  • The Golden Lion Award was given to  American film The Shape of Water by Guillermo Del Toro.

List of Awardees

  • Golden Lion: The Shape Of Water, dir: Guillermo del Toro
  • Grand Jury Prize: Foxtrot, Samuel Maoz
  • Silver Lion, Best Director: Xavier Legrand, Jusqu’à La Garde
  • Volpi Cup, Best Actress: Charlotte Rampling, Hannah
  • Volpi Cup, Best Actor: Kamel El Basha, The Insult
  • Best Screenplay: Martin McDonagh, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri
  • Special Jury Prize: Sweet Country, Warwick Thornton
  • Marcello Mastroianni Award for for Best New Young Actor or Actress: Charlie Plummer, Lean On Pete
  • Best Film: Nico, 1988, Susanna Nicchiarelli
  • Best Director: Vahid Jalilvand, No Date, No Signature
  • Special Jury Prize: Caniba, Lucien Castaing-Taylor, Verena Paravel
  • Best Actress: Lyna Khoudri, Les Bienheureux
  • Best Actor: Navid Mohammadzadeh, No Date, No Signature
  • Best Screenplay: Los Versos Del Olvido, Alireza Khatami
  • Best Short Film: Gros Chagrin, Céline Devaux
  • Lion of the Future – “Luigi De Laurentiis” Venice Award for a Debut Film: Jusqu’à La Garde, Xavier Legrand
  • Best Restoration: Idi I Smotri, Elem Klimov
  • Best Documentary on Cinema: The Prince And The Dybbuk, Elwira Niewiera, Piotr Rosolowski
  • Best Virtual Reality: Arden’s Wake (Expanded), Eugene YK Chung
  • Best VR Experience: La Camera Insabbiata,  Laurie Anderson, Hsin-Chien Huang
  • Best VR Story: Bloodless, Gina Kim
74th Venice International Film Festival 74th Venice International Film Festival Reviewed by insiya yadav on September 14, 2017 Rating: 5

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