Venice 2021: complete list of winners | Tomatazos

The Venice Film Festival, which revitalized the festival season last year with a face-to-face event that ended the streak of cancellations and virtual events at other festivals, again raised its face for cinema in 2021 with an edition that brought together a large number of film releases competing for the awards that the Italian contest distributes, as well as the most anticipated of Hollywood by having the new projects of directors such as Ridley Scott, Denis Villeneuve, Edgar Wright and more. But this Saturday the winners of the annual awards ceremony were finally announced.

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Lead by Bong Joon-ho As the president of the jury, the members who were in charge of choosing the best films, actors and directors of the 78th edition of the festival that takes place in Venice had a very difficult task, which was to agree to decide who would win the awards. recognitions and especially to try to reach a consensus to choose the winning film of the Golden Lion, the highest distinction that a work can receive at this festival. It is worth mentioning that for this edition there was a much more diverse jury, in which they participated Cynthia Erivo, Chloe Zhao, Saverio Costanzo, Sarah Gadon, Alexander Nanau, among others.

One of the main novelties of the festival that has just concluded was the fact that it brought together the last two Oscar winners for Best Film and Best Director, since Bong Joon-Ho and Chloe Zhao they were part of the jury. In addition, the former won the most recent edition of the Cannes Film Festival, while Zhao won locally, that is, at the same Venice Film Festival for the recent Nomadland. Although all eyes were already on her for her next project, Eternals, in which he worked for the Marvel Studios franchise.

This year the official competition had participants worthy of any prestigious festival. From September 1 to 11, 2021, films such as Parallel Mothers – 94% from Pedro Almodovar, The Hand Of God – 80% from Paolo Sorrentino, The Lost Daughter – 100%, the actress’s debut Maggie Gyllenhaal, The Power of the Dog – 100%, from the award-winning Jane Campion and Sundown – 92%, the latest from the Mexican filmmaker Michel Franco who last year took the recognition for the second best film of the event.

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The section outside the competition gave a lot to talk about this year, perhaps because due to the delays of premieres during the pandemic it allowed him to surround himself with such flashy titles that they even stole the attention of those who do not follow film festivals so closely. From Dune – 80% until Last Night in Soho – 80%, some of the most anticipated films were shown this year and all will be released in this last quarter, with the hope that none will have to be delayed again because of COVID-19. After all, some directors chose to wait for theaters to reopen and make it safer to release their films and not have to resort to streaming, while others rely on a strong box office performance that is now much more difficult to achieve. because the influx of public is not the same.

Without further ado, these are the winners of the 78th Venice Film Festival:

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Golden Lion, for Best Film:

Audrey Diwan by The event

Silver Lion, Grand Jury Prize:

Paolo Sorrentino by The Hand Of God – 80%

Silver Lion for Best Director:

Jane Campion by The Power of the Dog – 100%

Volpi Cup for Best Actress:

Penelope Cruz by Parallel Mothers – 94% by Pedro Almodóvar when we have the information.

Volpi Award for Best Actor:

John Arcilla por On the Job: Missing 8

Best Young Actor:

Filippo Scotti by The Hand Of God – 80%

Best screenplay

The Lost Daughter – 100% (to you. Maggie Gyllenhaal)

Best film:

Pilgrims (conductor Laurynas Bareisa)

Best Director

Eric Gravel por Full Time

Audience Award


The Blind Man Who Did Not Want to See Titanic (Dir. Teemu Nikki)

Special Jury Prize:

The Hole (directed by Michelangelo Frammartino)

Horizonte Award for Best Short Film:

The bones (Dir. Cristobal León, Joaquín Cociña)

Horizonte Award for Best Screenplay:

107 Mothers (Dir. Peter Kerekes)

Horizonte Award for Best Actor:

Piseth Chhun por White Building

Horizon Award for Best Actress

Laure Calamy for “Full Time”

Special Jury Prize:

The Grand Movement (dir. Kiro Russo)

Best VR Story

End of Night (dir. David Adler)

Best VR Experience for Interactive Content:

Blanca Li’s Paris Ball (Dir. Blanca Li)

Grand Jury Prize for Best First Feature VR:

Goliaht: Playing with Reality (Dir. Barry Gene Murphy, May Abdalla)

Lion of the future,


Immaculate (Dir. Monica Stan, George Chiper-Lillemark)

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