Venice Film Festival Award Winners 2022

After two weeks of the 79th Venice Film Festival, including many timed standing ovations, viral drama, more iconic imagery of our favorites in taxi boats and more, the festival is coming to a close. Julianne Moore, the Jury president, is joined by her fellow judges Mariano Cohn, Leonardo di Costanzo, Audrey Diwan, Leila Hatami, Kazuo Ishiguro and Rodrigo Sorogoyen.

While some highly discussed films played out of competition and were not eligible for the awards, such as Don’t Worry Darling, majority of the hot films of the festival, such as The Whale, White Noise, Bones & All and Blonde, were in the running for the Silver Lion, Best Actress and the Golden Lion. Here are the prize winners for the 79th Venice Film Festival.

Best Young Actor:“Bones and All,” Taylor Russell
Best Actor: Colin Farrell, “The Banshees of Inisherin”
Best Actress: Cate Blanchett, “TÁR”
Best Screenplay: “The Banshees of Inisherin,” Martin McDonagh
Special Jury Prize: “No Bears,” Jafar Panahi
Silver Lion for Best Director: “Bones and All,” Luca Guadagnino
Silver Lion Grand Jury Prize:“Saint Omer,” Alice Diop
Golden Lion: “All the Beauty and the Bloodshed,” Laura Poitras

Best Short Film: “Snow in September,” Lkhagvadulam Purev-Ochir
Best Screenplay: “Blanquita,” Fernando Guzzoni
Best Actor: “World War III,” Mohsen Tanabandeh
Best Actress: “Vera,” Vera Gemma
Special Jury Prize: “Bread and Salt,” Damian Kocur
Best Director: “Vera,” Tizza Covi, Rainer Frimmel
Best Film: “World War III,” Houman Seyyedi

Audience Award: “Nezouh,” Soudade Kaadan

Award for Best Debut Feature: “Saint Omer,” Alice Diop

Special Jury Prize: “Eggscape,” German Heller, Jorge Tereso, Federico Heller
Grand Jury Prize: “From the Main Square,” Pedro Harres
Best Immersive Experience: “The Man Who Couldn’t Leave,” Chen Singing

Best Restored Film: “Branded to Kill,” Seijun Suzuki
Best Documentary of Cinema: “Fragments of Paradise,” K.D. Davison

VENICE DAYS (previously announced)
Cinema of the Future Award: “The Maiden,” Graham Foy
Director’s Award: “Wolf and Dog,” Cláudia Varejão
People’s Choice Award: “Blue Jean,” Georgia Oakley

CRITICS’ WEEK (previously announced)
Grand Prize: “Eismayer,” David Wagner
Special Mention: “Anhell69,” Theo Montoya
Audience Award: “Margini,” Niccolò Falsetti
Verona Film Club Award: “Anhell69,” Theo Montoya
Mario Serandrei – Hotel Saturnia Award for Best Technical Contribution: “Anhell69,” Theo Montoya
Best Short Film: “Puiet,” Lorenzo Fabbro and Bronte Stahl
Best Director (Short Film): “Albertine Where Are You?,” Maria Guidone
Best Technical Contribution (Short Film): “Reginetta,” Federico Russotto

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