The 76th annual
Venice International Film Festival
Venice International Film Festival
was held from 28 August to 7 September 2019. Film director Lucrecia Martel was appointed as the President of the Jury. '' The Truth'', directed by Hirokazu Kore-eda, was selected to open the festival. The Golden Lion was awarded to ''Joker (2019 film), Joker'', directed by Todd Phillips.


Main Competition (Venezia 76) * Lucrecia Martel, Argentine director and screenwriter (Jury President) * Piers Handling, Canadian film historian and critic, executive director of the Toronto International Film Festival * Mary Harron, Canadian director * Stacy Martin, French actress * Rodrigo Prieto, Mexican cinematographer * Shinya Tsukamoto, Japanese filmmaker and actor * Paolo Virzì, Italian director and screenwriter Horizons * Susanna Nicchiarelli, Italian director and screenwriter (Jury President) * Mark Adams, artistic director of the Edinburgh International Film Festival * Rachid Bouchareb, French filmmaker * Álvaro Brechner, Uruguayan filmmaker * Eva Sangiorgi, artistic director of the Vienna International Film Festival Luigi De Laurentiis Award for a Debut Film * Emir Kusturica, Serbian director, screenwriter and actor (Jury President) * Antonietta De Lillo, Italian director and screenwriter * Hend Sabry, Tunisian actress * Michael J. Werner, American-Hongkongese film producer * Terence Nance, American filmmaker Venice Virtual Reality * Laurie Anderson, American composer, artist and director (Jury President) * Francesco Carrozzini, Italian photographer * Alysha Naples, Italian designer Venice Classics * Costanza Quatriglio, Italian director and screenwriter

Official selection

In Competition

The following films were selected for the main international competition: :Highlighted title indicates Golden Lion winner.

Out of competition

The following films were selected to be screened out of competition:


The following films were selected for the Horizons ( it, Orizzonti) section: :Highlighted titles indicate Horizons Prizes for Best Feature Film and Best Short Film respectively.

Venice Classics

The following films were selected to be screened in the Venice Classics section: :Highlighted titles indicate the Best Restored Film and Best Documentary on Cinema official awards respectively.


The following films were selected for the Sconfini section:

Autonomous sections

International Critics' Week

The following films were selected for the 34th Venice International Critics' Week ( it, Settimana Internazionale della Critica):

Venice Days

The following films were selected for the 16th edition of the Venice Days ( it, Le Giornate degli Autori) section:


Official selection

The following official awards were presented at the 76th edition: In Competition *Golden Lion: ''Joker (2019 film), Joker'' by Todd Phillips *Grand Jury Prize (Venice Film Festival), Grand Jury Prize: ''An Officer and a Spy (film), An Officer and a Spy'', by Roman Polanski *Silver Lion: Roy Andersson for ''About Endlessness'' *Volpi Cup for Best Actress: Ariane Ascaride for ''Gloria Mundi (film), Gloria Mundi'' *Volpi Cup for Best Actor: Luca Marinelli for ''Martin Eden (2019 film), Martin Eden'' * Best Screenplay Award: ''No.7 Cherry Lane'', by Yonfan *Special Jury Priz (Venice Film Festival), Special Jury Prize: ''The Mafia Is No Longer What It Used to Be'' by Franco Maresco *Marcello Mastroianni Award: Toby Wallace, ''Babyteeth (film), Babyteeth'' Horizons (Orizzonti) *Best Film: ''Atlantis (2019 film), Atlantis'' by Valentyn Vasyanovych *Best Director: Théo Court for ''White on White (film), White on White'' *Special Jury Prize: ''Verdict (2019 film), Verdict'' by Raymund Ribas Gutierrez *Best Actress: Marta Nieto for ''Madre'' *Best Actor: Sami Bouajila for - ''Un fils'' *Best Screenplay: ''Revenir'' by Jessica Palud *Horizons Prize for Best Short: ''Darling'' by Sam Sadiq Lion of the Future *Luigi De Laurentiis Award for a Debut Film: ''You Will Die at Twenty'' by Amjad Abu Alala Venezia Classici Awards *Best Documentary on Cinema: ''Babenco: Tell Me When I Die'' *Best Restored Film: ''Ecstasy (1933 film), Ecstasy'' (1933) Special Awards *Golden Lion#Golden Lion Honorary Award, Golden Lion For Lifetime Achievement: Pedro Almodóvar and Julie Andrews

Autonomous sections

The following collateral awards were conferred to films of the autonomous sections: Venice Days * SIAE Award: Marco Bellocchio for ''The Traitor (2019 film), The Traitor'' * GdA Director's Award: ''La Llorona (2019 film), La Llorona'' by Jayro Bustamante * Europa Cinemas Label: ''Corpus Christi (2019 film), Corpus Christi'' by Jan Komasa Autonomous awards * Fondazione Mimmo Rotella Award: Donald Sutherland and Mick Jagger for ''The Burnt Orange Heresy'' * Campari Passion for the Cinema Award: Luca Bigazzi for The New Pope * Bresson Award: Lucrecia Martel


External links

* {{DEFAULTSORT:Venice Film Festival 2019 film festivals 2019 in Italian cinema August 2019 events in Italy September 2019 events in Italy Venice Film Festival, 76 2010s in Venice, Film