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International Juries and Awards

Venezia 75

The personalities convened as members of the Jury for the Venezia 75 Competition are: the President of the Jury, Mexican director, screenwriter and producer Guillermo del Toro; the actress, director, screenwriter and producer Sylvia Chang, born in Taiwan; the Danish actress Trine Dyrholm; the French actress and director Nicole Garcia; the Italian director and screenwriter Paolo Genovese; the Polish director, screenwriter and producer Malgorzata Szumowska; the New Zealand actor, director, producer and screenwriter Taika Waititi; the Austrian-German actor Christoph Waltz; the English actress Naomi Watts.

The Jury for the Venezia 75 Competition will award the following official prizes: Golden Lion for Best Film; Silver Lion - Grand Jury Prize; Silver Lion for Best Director; Coppa Volpi for Best Actor; Coppa Volpi for Best Actress; Award for Best Screenplay; the Special Jury Prize and “Marcello Mastroianni” Award for Best New Young Actor or Actress.

Orizzonti

The members of the international Jury of the Orizzonti section are: Greek director, screenwriter and producer Athina Tsangari (President of the Jury); the American director, screenwriter and producer Michael Almereyda; the Iranian actress Fatemeh Motamed-Aria (Simin); the Film critic Frédéric Bonnaud; the Egyptian screenwriter and producer Mohamed Hefzy; the Canadian director and screenwriter Alison McLean; the Italian director and screenwriter Andrea Pallaoro.

The Jury will award the following prizes, with no ex aequo awards permitted: Orizzonti Award for Best Film; Orizzonti Award for Best Director; Special Orizzonti Jury Prize; Orizzonti Award for Best Actor or Actress; Orizzonti Award for Best Screenplay; Orizzonti Award for Best Short Film.

“Luigi De Laurentiis” Venice Award for a Debut Film – Lion of the Future

The members of the international Jury of the “Luigi De Laurentiis” Venice Award for a Debut Film – Lion of the Future are: the Iranian and American director and screenwriter Ramin Bahrani (President of the Jury); the Italian actress Carolina Crescentini; the Tunisian director and screenwriter Kaouther Ben Hania; the Japanese curator and artistic director Hayashi Kanako; the Argentinian director Gastòn Solnicki.

The Jury will award, with no ex aequo awards permitted, the Lion of the Future – “Luigi De Laurentiis” Venice Award for a Debut Film to one of the debut feature-length films selected from the various competition sections of the Venice Film Festival (Official Selection and Independent and Parallel Sidebars). It comes with a cash prize of 100,000 USD donated by Filmauro, to be divided equally between the director and the producer.

Venice Virtual Reality

The members of the international Jury of the Venice Virtual Reality are: the Danish director and screenwriter Susanne Bier (President of the Jury); the Italian writer Alessandro Baricco; the French actress Clémence Poésy.

The Jury of Venice Virtual Reality will award, with no ex aequo awards permitted, the following prizes: Best VR Immersive Story, Best VR Experience for interactive content, VR Story for linear content.

Venezia Classici

Italian director Salvatore Mereu (Three Steps Dancing, Pretty Butterflies) will chair the Jury of Cinema History Students which – for the sixth time – will award the Venezia Classici Award for the Best Restored Film and the Best Documentary on Cinema.

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