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Venice Film Festival Awards 2013: Winners: SACRO GRA, MISS VIOLENCE

Sacro Gra
Written by Rollo Tomasi

Sacro Gra

Sacro GraMiss Violence, and the other winners of the 2013 Venice Film Festival Awards have been announced. The 70th Annual Venice Film Festival “is the oldest film festival in the world. Founded by Count Giuseppe Volpi in 1932 as the “Esposizione Internazionale d’Arte Cinematografica”, the festival has since taken place every year in late August or early September on the island of the Lido, Venice, Italy. Screenings take place in the historic Palazzo del Cinema on the Lungomare Marconi. It is one of the world’s most prestigious film festivals and is part of the Venice Biennale, a major biennial exhibition and festival for contemporary art.”

The full listing of the 2013 Venice Film Festival Award winners is below:

Golden Lion:
Sacro Gra, dir: Gianfranco Rosi

Grand Jury Prize:
Stray Dogs, dir: Tsai Ming-liang

Silver Lion for Best Director:
Alexandros Avranas, Miss Violence

Volpi Cup, Best Actor:
Themis Panou, Miss Violence

Volpi Cup, Best Actress:
Elena Cotta, Via Castellana Bandiera

Marcello Mastroianni Award for for Best New Young Actor or Actress:
Tye Sheridan, Joe

Best Screenplay:
Steve Coogan, Jeff Pope, Philomena

Special Jury Prize:
The Police Officer’s Wife, dir: Philip Groning

CRITICS WEEK
Lion of the Future – “Luigi De Laurentiis” Venice Award for a debut film:
White Shadow, dir: Noaz Deshe

HORIZONS
Best Film:
Eastern Boys, dir: Robin Campillo

Special Jury Prize:
Ruin, dirs: Amiel Courtin-Wilson, Michael Cody

Best Director:
Uberto Pasolini, Still Life

Special Award for Innovative Content:
Mahi Va Gorbeh, dir: Shahram Mokri

Best Short Film:
Kush, dir: Shubhashish Bhutiani (India)

Source: Deadline

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Rollo Tomasi

A Political Science and MBA grad who started FilmBook during an eCommerce B-School course in 2008. Cinema and TV addict. Former writer at Empire Movies, Blogcritics, and Alternative Film Guide. In addition to writing for FilmBook, he also edits the copy published on the website, manages its writing staff, manages the back-end operations, site finances, its social network accounts, and works with publicists, actors, and companies on press coverage and promotions.