Venice International Film Festival Announces the Award Winners of its 78th Edition

Sat Sep 11, 2021

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Following a successful and star-studded 10-day edition; Venice Film Festival concluded its 78th edition today by announcing the award winners.

Mohamed Diab’s Amira (Egypt, Jordan) received three prestigious awards; the Lanterna Magica Award, the Interfilm Award and the CICT-UNESCO "Enrico Fulchignoni '' Award. While CineGouna alumnus Costa Brava, Lebanon (Lebanon, France, Spain, Norway) by Monia Akl received a special mention for tackling highly relevant issues related to the environment. Both films are set to compete as part of the feature narrative competition of the 5th edition of GFF.

Audrey Diwan’s Happening (France) garnered critical acclaim and secured multiple awards including the ARCA Cinema Giovani Award, Brian Award, FIPRESCI Award, and the Golden Lion in an unanimous decision, according to jury president Bong Joon Ho. Stéphane Brizé's Another World (France) secured the SIGNIS Award, and last but not least Teemu Nikki’s The Blind Man Who Did not Want to See Titanic (Finland) received the Audience Award Armani Beauty. 

We are happy to announce that the three films have been selected to screen during the 5th edition of GFF which will take place October 14-22, 2021 in the resort town of El Gouna.

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