27th Venice International Film Festival

The 27th annual Venice International Film Festival was held from 28 August to 10 September 1966.[1]

27th Venice International Film Festival
LocationVenice, Italy
AwardsGolden Lion:
The Battle of Algiers
Festival date28 August – 10 September 1966
Venice Film Festival chronology

Italian writer Giorgio Bassani was the Jury President. The Golden Lion winner was The Battle of Algiers, directed by Gillo Pontecorvo.

Jury Edit

Official Selections Edit

English title Original title Director(s) Production country
Almost a Man / Half a Man Un uomo a metà Vittorio De Seta Italy
Au Hasard Balthazar Robert Bresson France
The Battle of Algiers La battaglia di Algeri Gillo Pontecorvo Italy, Algeria
Chappaqua Conrad Rooks United States
Les Créatures Agnès Varda France
Fahrenheit 451 François Truffaut France, United Kingdom
The First Teacher Первый учитель Andrey Konchalovskiy Soviet Union
The Game Is Over La Curée Roger Vadim France, Italy
The Search La Busca Angelino Fons Spain
Night Games Nattlek Mai Zetterling Sweden
The Wild Angels Roger Corman United States
Yesterday Girl Abschied von gestern Alexander Kluge West Germany

Official Awards Edit

Main Competition Edit

Independent Awards Edit


OCIC Award Edit

Lion of San Marco Edit

  • Grand Prize:
    • Hectorologie by Yves Plantin and Alain Blondel
    • Rodzina czlowiecza by Wladyslaw Slesicki
    • The Girl and the Bugler by Aleksandr Mitta

Plate 'Lion of San Marco' Edit

  • The Ivory Knife: Paul Jenkins at Work by Jules Engel
  • Best Experimental Film: L'ultimo by Vittorio Armentano
  • Best Sport Film: Hockey by Mica Milosevic
  • Best Children's Film: The Kind-Hearted Ant by Aleksandar Marks & Vladimir Jutrisa
  • Best Animated Film: Chromophobia by Raoul Servais
  • Cultural and Educational Film: Comment savoir by Claude Jutra
  • Film about Architecture: Helioplastika by Jaroslaw Brzozowski
  • Plate:
    • The Animal Movie by Grant Munro and Ron Tunis
    • Jemima and Johnny by Lionel Ngakane
    • Physics and Chemistry of Water by Sarah Erulkar
    • Ptaci kohaci by Jirí Torman
    • Documentary - Contemporary Life/Social: Labanta negro by Piero Nelli
    • Recreative Children's Film: Little Mole, for the episode Krtek a raketa by Zdeněk Miler
    • Children's Film - Educative-Didactical: Alexander and a Car without the Left Headlight by Peter Fleischmann
  • Honorary Diploma:
    • La fiaba di Tancredi by Velia Vergani
    • Tribunal by Herbert Seggelke
    • Willem de Kooning, the Painter by Paul Falkenberg and Hans Namuth
  • Jury Hommage: Robert Bresson
  • Award for best interpretation: Ritzar bez bronya by Oleg Kovachev

References Edit

  1. ^ "The 1960s". Retrieved October 7, 2013.
  2. ^ "Juries for the 1960s". Retrieved October 7, 2013.
  3. ^ "Farewell to Giancarlo Zagni- worked with Visconti". Retrieved October 7, 2013.

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