Samuel Maoz’ Lebanon wins Golden Lion at Venice Film Festival

The 66th annual Venice Film Festival ended with the awards ceremony earlier today.

Here are this year’s winners across the categories:

GOLDEN LION FOR BEST FILM
Lebanon, by Samuel Maoz

SILVER LION FOR BEST DIRECTOR
Shirin Neshat, for Women Without Men

SPECIAL JURY PRIZE
Soul Kitchen, Fatih Akin

COPPA VOLPI FOR BEST ACTOR
Colin Firth, for A Single Man

COPPA VOLPI FOR BEST ACTRESS
Kseniya Rappoport, for La doppia ora

MARCELLO MASTROIANNI AWARD FOR BEST NEW YOUNG ACTOR OR ACTRESS
Jasmine Trinca, Il grande sogno

‘OSELLA’ FOR BEST TECHNICAL CONTRIBUTION
Mr. Nobody, by Jaco van Dormael

‘OSELLA’ FOR BEST SCREENPLAY
Todd Solondz, Life During Wartime

ORIZZONTI PRIZE
Engkwentro, by Pepe Diokno

ORIZZONTI PRIZE FOR BEST DOCUMENTARY
1428, by Du Haibin

SPECIAL MENTION
Aadmi ki aurat aur anya kahaniya (The Man’s Woman and Other Stories) by Amit Dutta

CONTROCAMPO ITALIANO (ITALIAN REVERSE SHOT) AWARD
Cosmonauta, by Susanna Nicchiarelli

CORTO CORTISSIMO LION FOR BEST SHORT FILM
Eersgeborene (First Born) by Etienne Kallos

VENICE NOMINATION FOR THE EUROPEAN FILM AWARDS 2009
Sinner, by Meni Philip

SPECIAL MENTION
Felicità, by Salomé Aleksi

LUIGI DE LAURENTIIS AWARD FOR A DEBUT FILM
Engkwentro, by Pepe DIOKNO

PERSOL 3-D AWARD FOR THE BEST 3-D STEREOSCOPIC FILM OF THE YEAR
The Hole, by Joe Dante

Collateral Awards:

FIPRESCI AWARD
BEST FILM Venezia 66
Lourdes, by Jessica Hausner
BEST FILM ORIZZONTI AND INTERNATIONAL CRITICS’ WEEK
Choi Voi, by Bui Thac Chuyen

SIGNIS AWARD
Lourdes, Jessica Hausner
SPECIAL MENTION
Lebanon, by Samuel Maoz

INTERNATIONAL CRITICS WEEK AWARD – “Regione del Veneto per il cinema di qualità”
Tehroun by Takmil Homayoun Nader

FRANCESCO PASINETTI (SNGCI) AWARD
Baarìa, by Giuseppe Tornatore
BEST FILM
Lo spazio bianco, by Francesca Comencini
BEST ACTOR
Filippo Timi, for La doppia ora
BEST ACTRESS
Margherita Buy, for Lo spazio bianco
SPECIAL PASINETTI AWARD
Riccardo Scamarcio, for Il grande sogno
SPECIAL PASINETTI AWARD
Armando Testa – Povero ma moderno, by Pappi Corsicato

LABEL EUROPA CINEMAS AWARD – Venice Days 2009
The Last Days of Emma Blank, by Alex van Warmerdam

LEONCINO D’ORO AWARD 2009
Capitalism: A Love Story, by Michael Moore
CINEMA FOR UNICEF COMMENDATION
Women Without Men, by Shirin Neshat

LA NAVICELLA – VENEZIA CINEMA AWARD
Lourdes, by Jessica Hausner

C.I.C.T. UNESCO ENRICO FULCHIGONI AWARD
Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call New Orleans, by Werner Herzog

CHRISTOPHER D. SMITHERS FOUNDATION SPECIAL AWARD
Al Mosafer (The Traveller), by Ahmed Maher

BIOGRAFILM LANCIA AWARD – FICTION
Mr. Nobody, by Jaco Van Dormael

BIOGRAFILM LANCIA AWARD – DOCUMENTARY
Negli occhi, by Francesco Del Grosso and Daniele Anzellotti

NAZARENO TADDEI AWARD
Lebanon, by Samuel Maoz

FUTURE FILM FESTIVAL DIGITAL AWARD
Metropia, by Tarik Saleh
SPECIAL MENTION
Up, by Pete Docter

BRIAN AWARD
Lourdes, by Jessica Hausner

QUEER LION AWARD
A Single Man, by Tom Ford

LANTERNA MAGICA AWARD
Cosmonauta, by Susanna Nicchiarelli

FEDIC AWARD
Lo spazio bianco, by Francesca Comencini
SPECIAL MENTION
Di me cosa ne sai, by Valerio Jalongo

ARCA CINEMAGIOVANI AWARD
BEST FILM VENEZIA 66
Soul Kitchen, by Fatih Akin
BEST ITALIAN FILM
La doppia ora, by Giuseppe Capotondi

LINA MANGIACAPRE AWARD
Ehky ya Schahrazad (Scheherazade, Tell Me a Story), by Yousry Nasrallah

AIR FOR FILM FEST AWARD
Lo spazio bianco, by Francesca Comencini

OPEN AWARD 2009
Capitalism: A Love Story, by Michael Moore

GIANNI ASTREI AWARD
Lo spazio bianco, by Francesca Comencini

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