Saturday, April 20, 2024

The 2023 Venice Film Festival Award Winners

The award winners have been announced for the 80th annual Venice Film Festival. Filmmaker Yorgos Lanthimos’ latest “Poor Things” won the festival’s top prize. The full list of winners can be read below:

Golden Lion for Best Film
Poor Things” – Yorgos Lanthimos

Silver Lion Grand Jury Prize
Evil Does Not Exist

Silver Lion for Best Director
Matteo Garrone – “Io Capitano

Coppa Volpi for Best Actress
Cailee Spaeny – “Priscilla

Coppa Volpi for Best Actor
Peter Sarsgaard – “Memory”

Best Screenplay
El Conde” – Pablo Larraín

Marcello Mastroianni Award for Best Young Actress
Seydou Sarr – “Io Capitano

Special Jury Prize
Green Border” – Agnieszka Holland

Orizzonti Best Film: “Explanation for Everything” (Gábor Reisz)

Orizzonti Best Director: Mika Gustafson – “Paradise Is Burning”

Orizzonti Special Jury Prize: “Una Sterminata Domenica” (Alain Parroni)

Orizzonti Best Actress: Margarita Rosa de Francisco – “El Paraiso”

Orizzonti Best Actor: Tergel Bold-Erdene – “City of Wind”

Orizzonti Best Screenplay: “El Paraiso” (Enrico Maria Artale)

Orizzonti Best Short Film: “A Short Trip” (Erenik Beqiri)

Lion of the Future Award for a Debut Film: “Love Is a Gun” (Lee Hong-Chi)

Orizzonti Extra Audience Award: “Felicita” (Micaela Ramazzotti)

Best Documentary: “Thank You Very Much” (Alex Braverman)

Best Restored Film: “Moving” (Shinji Somai)

Venice Immersive Grand Prize:
“Songs for a Passerby” (Celine Daemen)

Venice Immersive Achievement Prize: “Empereur” (Marion Burger, Ilan Cohen)

Venice Immersive Special Jury Prize: “Flow” (Adriaan Lokman)

What are your thoughts on the winners from the 2023 Venice Film Festival? Do you see any Oscar potential for any of the winners? Please let us know your thoughts in the comments section below or on our Twitter account and check out our latest Oscar predictions here.

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Matt Neglia
Matt Neglia
Obsessed about the Oscars, Criterion Collection and all things film 24/7. Critics Choice Member.

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