Hunting Season (Temporada de Caza) directed by Natalia Garagiola won the SIAE Audience Award, the top prize at the 32nd Venice International Film Critics’ Week.The film tells the story of a respected hunting guide in Patagonia faced with the education of his biological son recently expelled from school.
Team Hurricane by Annika Berg about eight teenage girls and their summer at a youth club, was awarded the Verona Film Club Award, and The Wild Boys (Les Garçons Sauvages) by Bertrand Mandico won the Award for the Best Technical Contribution.
The Venice International Film Critics’ Week (SIC) is the independent and parallel section organized by the National Union of Italian Film Critics (SNCCI) during the 74th Venice International Film Festival which ran August 30th to September 9th, 2017.
SIAE Audience Award
HUNTING SEASON (TEMPORADA DE CAZA) by Natalia Garagiola (Argentina, USA, Germany, France, Qatar)
Award realized thanks to the support of SIAE – Italian Society of Authors and Publishers and consisting of a € 5,000 prize.
Verona Film Club Award
TEAM HURRICANE by Annika Berg (Denmark)
Bestowed by a jury composed of the members of the Verona Film Club and awarded to the most innovative film in the section.
Mario Serandrei – Hotel Saturnia Award for the Best Technical Contribution
THE WILD BOYS (LES GARÇONS SAUVAGES) by Bertrand Mandico (France)
The General Delegate Giona A. Nazzaro commented: “An edition marked by women. An edition that celebrated the many diverse forms of talent and of new cinema. An edition embraced with great esteem and affection by the audience. An edition that revealed seven new filmmakers that will be talked about for years to come. This is the work and the mission of the Venice International Film Critics’ Week”.