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Happening (L'Evenement)
Happening (L’Evenement)

The French drama Happening (L’Evenement) directed by Audrey Diwan is the winner of the Golden Lion for Best Film at the 78th Venice International Film Festival. The film, based on the Annie Ernaux’s novel of the same name, recounts the journey of a young woman’s physical and emotional battle to access illegal abortion in a desperate race against the clock.

The Silver Lion – Grand Jury Prize went to Paolo Sorrentino’s Netflix drama The Hand of God (È stata la mano di Dio).

Other winners include Jane Campion won Silver Lion – Best Director Award for The Power of The Dog; Penélope Cruz won for Best Actress for “Madres Paralelas” (Parallel Mothers) and Maggie Gyllenhaal
won the Award for Best Screenplay for the film The Lost Daughter.

Awards of 78th Venice International Film Festival

VENEZIA 78

GOLDEN LION for Best Film to:
L’ÉVÉNEMENT (HAPPENING)
by Audrey Diwan (France)

SILVER LION – GRAND JURY PRIZE to:
È STATA LA MANO DI DIO (THE HAND OF GOD)
by Paolo Sorrentino (Italy)

SILVER LION – AWARD FOR BEST DIRECTOR to:
Jane Campion
for the film THE POWER OF THE DOG (New Zealand, Australia)

COPPA VOLPI
for Best Actress:
Penélope Cruz
in the film MADRES PARALELAS (PARALLEL MOTHERS) by Pedro Almodóvar (Spain)

COPPA VOLPI
for Best Actor:
John Arcilla
in the film ON THE JOB: THE MISSING 8 by Erik Matti (Philippines)

AWARD FOR BEST SCREENPLAY to:
Maggie Gyllenhaal
for the film THE LOST DAUGHTER by Maggie Gyllenhaal (Greece, USA, UK, Israel)

SPECIAL JURY PRIZE to:
IL BUCO
by Michelangelo Frammartino (Italy, France, Germany)

MARCELLO MASTROIANNI AWARD
for Best Young Actor or Actress to:
Filippo Scotti
in the film È STATA LA MANO DI DIO (THE HAND OF GOD) by Paolo Sorrentino (Italy)

ORIZZONTI

ORIZZONTI AWARD FOR BEST FILM to:
PILIGRIMAI (PILGRIMS)
by Laurynas Bareiša (Lithuania)

ORIZZONTI AWARD FOR BEST DIRECTOR to:
Éric Gravel
for the film À PLEIN TEMPS (FULL TIME) (France)

SPECIAL ORIZZONTI JURY PRIZE to:
EL GRAN MOVIMIENTO
by Kiro Russo (Bolivia, France, Qatar, Switzerland)

ORIZZONTI AWARD FOR BEST ACTRESS to:
Laure Calamy
in the film À PLEIN TEMPS (FULL TIME) by Éric Gravel (France)

ORIZZONTI AWARD FOR BEST ACTOR to:
Piseth Chhun
in the film BODENG SAR (WHITE BUILDING) by Kavich Neang (Cambodia, France, China, Qatar)

ORIZZONTI AWARD FOR BEST SCREENPLAY to:
Peter Kerekes, Ivan Ostrochovský
for the film CENZORKA (107 Mothers) by Peter Kerekes (Slovak Republic, Czech Republic, Ukraine)

ORIZZONTI AWARD FOR BEST SHORT FILMto:
LOS HUESOS (THE BONES)
by Cristóbal León, Joaquín Cociña (Chile)

VENICE SHORT FILM NOMINATION FOR THE EUROPEAN FILM AWARDS 2021 to:
FALL OF THE IBIS KING
by Josh O’Caoimh, Mikai Geronimo (Ireland)

VENICE AWARD FOR A DEBUT FILM

LION OF THE FUTURE
“LUIGI DE LAURENTIIS” VENICE AWARD FOR A DEBUT FILM to:
IMACULAT
by Monica Stan, George Chiper-Lillemark (Romania)
GIORNATE DEGLI AUTORI

VENICE VR EXPANDED

GRAND JURY PRIZE FOR BEST VR WORK to:
GOLIATH: PLAYING WITH REALITY
by Barry Gene Murphy, May Abdalla (UK, France)

BEST VR EXPERIENCE FOR INTERACTIVE CONTENT to:
LE BAL DE PARIS DE BLANCA LI
by Blanca Li (France, Germany, Luxembourg)

BEST VR STORY to:
END OF NIGHT
by David Adler (Denmark, France)

ORIZZONTI EXTRA

ARMANY BEAUTY AUDIENCE AWARD to:
Sokea mies, joka ei halunnut nähdä Titanicia
(The Blind Man Who Did Not Want to See Titanic)
by Teemu Nikki (Finland)

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