80th Venice International Film Festival

The 80th annual Venice International Film Festival was held from 30 August to 9 September 2023, at Venice Lido in Italy.

80th Venice International Film Festival
2023 official poster by Lorenzo Mattotti
Opening filmComandante
Closing filmSociety of the Snow
LocationVenice, Italy
AwardsGolden Lion: Poor Things
Hosted byCaterina Murino
Artistic directorAlberto Barbera
Festival date30 August – 9 September 2023
Venice Film Festival chronology

Comandante, directed by Edoardo De Angelis, served as the festival's opening film on 30 August.[1] Luca Guadagnino's Challengers was originally scheduled to have its world premiere as the festival's opening film,[2][3][4] but MGM/Amazon chose to withdraw it and delay its release due to the ongoing 2023 SAG-AFTRA strike.[5] J. A. Bayona's Society of the Snow closed the festival on 9 September.[6]

American filmmaker Damien Chazelle served as Jury President for the main competition, while French filmmaker Alice Diop headed the jury for the Luigi de Laurentis Award for Debut Feature and Italian filmmaker Jonas Carpignano headed the jury of the Orizzonti section.[7]

Alberto Barbera, Venice's artistic director, acknowledged that the 2023 SAG-AFTRA strike was likely to impact the festival if it was not resolved in time, due to the strike rules that prevent all actors from taking part in any kind of promotional activities for their films. Nevertheless, the festival proceeded though fewer Hollywood celebrities than usual were in attendance, while an increase of European titles in all sections was expected. The world premieres of some upcoming award season hot titles expected to premiere at Venice, such as Ethan Coen's Drive-Away-Dolls, ended up delayed.[8] As the strike was ongoing, some American films announced the absence of the cast in the red carpet of their world premieres, including Bradley Cooper, director/writer/producer and actor of Maestro.[9]

Italian director Liliana Cavani and Chinese/Hong Kong actor Tony Leung Chiu-wai were both awarded with the Golden Lion for Lifetime Achievement during the festival.[10][11][12]

Juries edit

Main Competition (Venezia 80) edit

Horizons (Orizzonti) edit

Luigi de Laurentis Award for Debut Film edit

Venice Classics edit

Venice Immersive edit

  • Singing Chen, Taiwanese filmmaker and music composer - Jury President[14]
  • German Heller, Argentinian animator and producer
  • Pedro Harres, Brazilian director, animator, screenwriter and multimedia artist

Official Selection edit

In Competition (Venezia 80) edit

The following films were selected for the main international competition:[15][16]

English title Original title Director(s) Production country
Adagio Stefano Sollima Italy
The Beast La Bête Bertrand Bonello France, Canada
Comandante (opening film) Edoardo De Angelis Italy
Dogman Luc Besson France
El Conde Pablo Larraín Chile
Enea Pietro Castellitto Italy
Evil Does Not Exist 悪は存在しない Ryusuke Hamaguchi Japan
Ferrari Michael Mann United States
Finally Dawn Finalmente l'alba Saverio Costanzo Italy
Green Border Zielona granica Agnieszka Holland Poland, France, Czech Republic, Belgium
Holly Fien Troch Belgium, Netherlands, Luxembourg, France
Io capitano Matteo Garrone Italy, Belgium
The Killer David Fincher United States
Lubo Giorgio Diritti Italy, Switzerland
Maestro Bradley Cooper United States
Memory Michel Franco Mexico, United States
Origin Ava DuVernay United States
Out of Season Hors-saison Stéphane Brizé France
Poor Things Yorgos Lanthimos United Kingdom, Ireland, United States
Priscilla Sofia Coppola United States, Italy
The Promised Land Bastarden Nikolaj Arcel Denmark, Germany, Sweden
The Universal Theory Die Theorie von allem Timm Kröger Germany, Austria, Switzerland
Woman Of... Kobieta z... Małgorzata Szumowska and Michał Englert Poland, Sweden
Highlighted title indicates Golden Lion winner.

Out of Competition edit

The following films were selected to be screened out of competition:[15]

English title Original title Director(s) Production country
Aggro Dr1ft Harmony Korine United States
The Caine Mutiny Court-Martial William Friedkin
Coup de chance Woody Allen France, United Kingdom
Daaaaaali! Quentin Dupieux France
Hit Man Richard Linklater United States
The Order of Time L'ordine del tempo Liliana Cavani Italy, Belgium
Making Of Cédric Kahn France
On the Pulse Vivants Alix Delaporte France, Belgium
The Palace Roman Polanski Italy, Switzerland, Poland, France
The Penitent - A Rational Man Luca Barbareschi Italy
Society of the Snow (closing film) La sociedad de la nieve J. A. Bayona Uruguay, Spain, Chile
Snow Leopard 雪豹 Pema Tseden China
The Wonderful Story of Henry Sugar Wes Anderson United States
Non Fiction
Amor Virginia Eleuteri Serpieri Italy, Lithuania
Enzo Jannacci vengo anch'io Giorgio Verdelli Italy
Frente a Guernica (Director's Cut) Yervant Gianikian [it], Angela Ricci Lucchi [it]
Hollywoodgate Ibrahim Nash'at Germany, United States
Menus-Plaisirs – Les Troisgros Frederick Wiseman France, United States
Ryuichi Sakamoto | Opus Neo Sora Japan
I Know Your Soul (episodes 1 and 2) Znam kako dišeš Alen Drljević, Nemin Hamzagić Bosnia and Herzegovina
Of Money and Blood (12 episodes) D'argent et de sang Xavier Giannoli, Frédéric Planchon France
Short Films
Welcome to Paradise Leonardo Di Costanzo Italy

Special Screening edit

The following films were selected to have a Special Screening:[17]

English title Original title Director(s) Production country
The Lion's Share: A History of the Mostra La parte del leone: una storia della Mostra Baptiste Etchegaray, Giuseppe Bucchi France, Italy

Horizons (Orizzonti) edit

The following films were selected to the Orizzonti main competition:[15]

English title Original title Director(s) Production country
Behind the Mountains Oura el jbel Mohamed Ben Attia Tunisia, Belgium, France, Italy, Saudi Arabia, Qatar
City of Wind Сэр сэр салхи Lkhagvadulam Purev-Ochir France, Mongolia, Portugal, Netherlands, Germany, Qatar
Dormitory Yurt Nehir Tuna Turkey, Germany, France
El paraíso Enrico Maria Artale [it] Italy
An Endless Sunday Una sterminata domenica Alain Parroni Italy, Germany, Ireland
Explanation for Everything Magyarázat mindenre Gábor Reisz Hungary, Slovakia
The Featherweight Robert Kolodny United States
For Night Will Come En attendant la nuit Céline Rouzet France, Belgium
Gasoline Rainbow Bill Ross, Turner Ross United States
Heartless Sem Coração Nara Normande [pt], Tião Brazil, France, Italy
Hesitation Wound Tereddüt çİzgİsİ Selman Nacar Turkey, Spain, Romania, France
Housekeeping for Beginners Domakinstvo za pocetnici Goran Stolevski North Macedonia, Poland, Croatia, Serbia, Kosovo
Nowhere Invelle Simone Massi [it] Italy, Switzerland
Paradise Is Burning Paradiset brinner Mika Gustafson [sv] Sweden, Italy, Denmark, Finland
The Red Suitcase Fidel Devkota Nepal, Sri Lanka
Shadow of Fire ほかげ Shinya Tsukamoto Japan
Tatami Guy Nattiv, Zar Amir Ebrahimi Georgia, United States
Upon Open Sky A cielo abierto Mariana Arriaga, Santiago Arriaga Mexico, Spain

Highlighted title indicates Orizzonti award winner.

Horizons Extra (Orizzonti Extra) edit

The following films were selected to the Orizzonti Extra section:[15]

English title Original title Director(s) Production country
Day of the Fight Jack Huston United States
The Dreamer L'homme d'Argile Anaïs Tellenne [fr] France
Felicità Micaela Ramazzotti Italy
Forever-Forever Назавжди-Назавжди Anna Buryachkova Ukraine, Netherlands
In the Land of Saints and Sinners Robert Lorenz Ireland
Pet Shop Days Olmo Schnabel United States, Italy, United Kingdom, Mexico
Phantom Youth Bota jonë Luàna Bajrami Kosovo, France
The Rescue: The Weight of the World El rapto Daniela Goggi [es] Argentina, United States
Stolen Karan Tejpal India

Highlighted title indicates Orizzonti Extra award winner.

Venice Classics edit

Venice Classics is the section that since 2012 has presented world premiere screenings at the Venice Film Festival of a selection of the best restorations of film classics carried out over the past year by film archives, cultural institutions and production companies around the world. The section usually also presents a selection of documentaries about cinema. Director and screenwriter Andrea Pallaoro will chair a Jury of Film Students which will award the Venice Classics prizes for the respective competitions for Best Restored Film and for the Best Documentary About Cinema. The Jury chaired will be composed of 24 students, each of them recommended by professors of film studies from various Italian universities.[13] The following films were selected to the Venice Classics section:[18]

English Title Original Title Director(s) Production Country
Restored Films - Main Competition
Andrei Rublev – Director's Cut (1966) Андрей Рублёв Andrei Tarkovsky Soviet Union
Bellissima (1951) Luchino Visconti Italy
Bugis Street (1995) 妖街皇后 Yonfan Hong Kong
The Creatures (1966) Les Créatures Agnès Varda France
Days of Heaven (1978) Terrence Malick United States
Deep Crimson – Director's Cut (1996) Profundo Carmesí Arturo Ripstein Mexico, Spain, France
The Exorcist (1973) William Friedkin United States
Harmonica (1973) سازدهنی Amir Naderi Iran
The Hunt (1966) La caza Carlos Saura Spain
Jungle Holocaust (1977) Ultimo Mondo Cannibale Ruggero Deodato Italy
King & Country (1964) Joseph Losey United Kingdom
Life of a Shock Force Worker (1972) Slike iz života udarnika Bahrudin Bato Čengic Yugoslavia
Moving (1993) お引越し Shinji Sômai Japan
One from the Heart: Director's Cut (1982) Francis Ford Coppola United States
Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm (1938) Allan Dwan
Shadows of Forgotten Ancestors (1965) Тіні забутих предків Sergei Parajanov Soviet Union
There Was a Father (1942) 父ありき Yasujiro Ozu Japan
The Wayward Life (1953) La provinciale Mario Soldati Italy
The Working Girls (1974) Stephanie Rothman United States
Restored Films - Out of Competition
Portrait of Gina (1958) Orson Welles United States, Italy
Documentaries about Cinema
Bill Douglas: My Best Friend Jack Archer United Kingdom
Dario Argento: Panico Simone Scafidi
Le Film Pro-Nazi d’Hitchcock Daphné Baiwir France
Frank Capra: Mr. America Matthew Wells United Kingdom
Ken Jacobs: From Orchard Street to the Museum of Modern Art Fred Riedel United States
Landrián Ernesto Daranas Cuba, Spain
Michel Gondry: Do It Yourself François Nemeta France
Thank You Very Much Alex Bravermen United States
Un’altra Italia era possibile: il cinema di Giuseppe De Santis Stefano Della Casa Italy

Venice Immersive edit

The Venice Immersive is entirely devoted to immersive media and includes all XR means of creative expression, from 360° videos to XR works of any length, including installations and virtual worlds. The following projects were selected for the XR - Extended Reality section of La Biennale di Venezia:[14]

English Title Original Title Director(s) Production Country
In Competition
Body of Mine Cameron Kostopoulos United States
Chen Xiang VR Liu Yuejun, Wu Nanni, Shi Tao, Xu Jingqiu China
Comfortless Gina Kim South Korea, United States
Complex 7 Fins United States
Emperor Empereur Marion Burguer, Ilan Cohen France, Germany
Finally Me Finalmente Eu Marcio Sal Brazil
Floating with Spirits Juanita Onzaga Belgium, Luxembourg, Netherlands
Flow Adriaan Lokman Netherlands, France
Frequency 周波数 Ellie Omiya Japan
Gargolye Doyle Ethan Shaftel United States, Argentina, Austria
Home Temsuyanger Longkumer United Kingdom
Horse Canyon Nprowler Canada
The Imaginary Friend Steye Hallema Netherlands, Belgium, France
Jim Henson's the Storyteller: The Seven Ravens Paul Raphaël, Félix Lajeunesse Canada, United States
Letters from Drancy Darren Emerson United States, United Kingdom
My Name is O90 Siyeon Kim South Korea
Oneroom-Babel Sanghee Lee
Pepitos: The Beak Saga Ruxandra Gabriela Popescu United Kingdom, United States
Perennials Zoe Roellin United States
Populate Peupler Maya Mouawad, Cyril Laurier France, Lebanon
Remember this Place: 31°20’46’’N 34°46’46’’E Patricia Echeverria Liras Palestine, Qatar, Spain
Sen Keisuke Itoh Japan
Shadowtime Sister Sylvester, Deniz Tortum Netherlands, United States, Turkey
Songs for a Passerby Celine Daemen Netherlands
Spots of Light Adam Weingrod Israel, Canada
Tulpamancer Marc da Costa, Matthew Niederhauser United States
Upwind Aufwind Florian Siebert Germany
Wallace & Gromit in the Grand Getaway Finbar Hawkins, Bram Ttwheam, Lawrence Benett France, United Kingdom
Best of Immersive - Out of Competition
Another Fisherman's Tale Alexis Moroz, Balthazar Auxietre France
Consensus Gentium Karen Palmer United Kingdom, United States
David Attenbourough's Conquest of the Skies Lewis Ball
The First Ingredient: Tales From Soda Island – CH. 7 Simone Fougnier United States
Forager WIinslow Porter, Elie Zananiri
Gaudi, the Atelier of the Divine Gaudi, l'atelier du divin Stéphane Landowski, Gaël Cabouat France, Japan
Over the Rainbow Craig Quintero Taiwan
Pixel Ripped 1978 Ana Ribeiro United States
Space Explorers: Blue Marble – Orbit 1 Paul Raphaël, Félix Lajeunesse Canada
The Utility Room Lionel Marsden United Kingdom
Biennale College Cinema VR - Out of Competition
First Day Valeriy Korshunov Ukraine
Human Violins - Prelude Ioana Mischie Romania, France
Origen Emilia Sánchez Chiquetti Brazil
Queer Utopia: Act I Cruising Lui Avallos Portugal, Brazil
Tales of the March Stefano Casertano Germany, Italy
A Vocal Landscape Omid Zarei, Anne Jeppesen Denmark, United States

Highlighted title indicates Venice Immersive Grand Prize award winner.

Final Cut in Venice edit

Final Cut in Venice is the festival program that has been providing since 2013 support in the completion of films from African and Middle East countries. The following seven work-in-progress films have been selected for the 11th edition of Final Cut in Venice:[19]

English Title Original Title Director(s) Production Country
Allah is Not Obliged Allah n'est pas obligé Zaven Najjar France, Luxembourg, Belgium, Saudi Arabia, Canada, Slovakia, United States
Carissa Jason Jacobs and Devon Delmar South Africa
Happy Holidays Scandar Copti Palestine, Germany, France, Qatar, Italy
Life Is a Railroad La Vie est un chemin de fer Kevin Mavakala, Manassé Kashala, Tousmy Kilo, Isaac Sahani Democratic Republic of Congo, France, Germany
Sudan, When Poems Fall Apart Soudan retiens les chants qui s'effondrent Hind Meddeb France, Tunisia
She Was Not Alone Hussein Al-Asadi Iraq, Saudi Arabia
Zion Music Rama Thiaw Senegal, Ivory Coast, Germany

Independent sections edit

Venice International Critics’ Week (38. Settimana Internazionale della Critica) edit

The titles in competition will compete for the €5,000 Grand Prize and the €3,000 Audience Award. The selection committee is led by delegate general Beatrice Fiorentino with members including Enrico Azzano, Chiara Borroni, Ilaria Feole, and Federico Pedroni. The following films were selected to the International Critics’ Week sections:[20][21]

English title Original title Director(s) Production country
In competition
About Last Year Dunja Lavecchia, Beatrice Surano, Morena Terranova Italy
Hoard Luna Carmoon United Kingdom
Life Is Not a Competition, But I'm Winning Julia Fuhr Mann [de] Germany
Love Is a Gun 愛是一把槍 Lee Hong-chi Hong Kong, Taiwan
Malqueridas Tana Gilbert Chile, Germany
Sky Peals Moin Hussain United Kingdom
The Vourdalak Le Vourdalak Adrien Beau France
Special Screenings
God Is a Woman (opening film) Dieu est une femme Andres Peyrot France, Switzerland, Panama
Vermin (closing film) Vermines Sébastien Vaniček France
Passione critica Simone Isola, Franco Montini, Patrizia Pistagnesi Italy
SIC@SIC Short Italian Cinema
De l'amour perdu Lorenzo Quagliozzi Italy
Foto di gruppo Tommaso Frangini
It Isn't So Fabrizio Paterniti Martello
La linea del terminatore Gabriele Biasi
Las memorias perdidas de los árboles Antonio La Camera Italy, Spain
Pinoquo Federico Demattè Italy
We Should All Be Futurists Angela Norelli
SIC@SIC Short Italian Cinema - Special Screenings
Incontro di notte (opening short film) Liliana Cavani Italy
Tilipirche (closing short film) Francesco Piras

Giornate degli Autori edit

The line-up spans 10 films in competition, seven special events, eight titles in "Venice Nights" as well as a special day-long event devoted Vallée and the cinema of Québec. The following films were selected to the Giornate degli Autori sections:[22]

English Title Original Title Director(s) Production Country
In Competition
Backstage Afef Ben Mahmoud [fr], Khalil Benkirane Morocco, Tunisia, Belgium, France, Qatar, Norway, Saudi Arabia
Foremost by Night Sobre todo de noche Víctor Iriarte Spain, Portugal, France
Following the Sound 彼方のうた Kyoshi Sugita [ja] Japan
Humanist Vampire Seeking Consenting Suicidal Person Vampire humaniste cherche suicidaire consentant Ariane Louis-Seize Canada
Milk Melk Stefanie Kolk Netherlands
Oceans Are the Real Continents Los océanos son los verdaderos continentes Tommaso Santambrogio Italy, Cuba
Photophobia Ivan Ostrochovský [fr], Pavol Pekarčík Slovakia, Czech Republic, Ukraine
Sidonie in Japan Sidonie au Japon Élise Girard [fr] France, Germany, Japan, Switzerland
Snow in Midsummer 五月雪 Chong Keat Aun Malaysia, Taiwan, Singapore
The Summer with Carmen Το Καλοκαίρι της Κάρμεν Zacharias Mavroeidis Greece
Through the Night Quitter la nuit Delphine Girard Belgium, Canada, France
Out of Competition
Coup! (closing film) Austin Stark, Joseph Schuman United States
Special Events
21 Days Until the End of the World Teona Strugar Mitevska [fr] North Macedonia
Bye Bye Tiberias Lina Soualem [fr] France, Palestine, Belgium, Qatar
L'Expérience Zola Gianluca Matarrese France, Italy
The Outpost L'avamposto Edoardo Morabito Italy, Brazil
The Sun Will Rise آفتاب می‌شود Ayat Najafi Iran, France
This Is How a Child Becomes a Poet Céline Sciamma Italy, France
Miu Miu Women's Tales
#25 Eye Two Times Mouth Lila Avilés Mexico
#26 Stane Antoneta Alamat Kusijanović [fr] Croatia
Venice Nights
Casablanca Adriano Valerio France, Italy
Flesh and Bronze Semidei Fabio Mollo [it], Alessandra Cataleta Italy
Fragments of a Life Loved Frammenti di un percorso amoroso Chloé Barreau
The Invention of Snow L'invenzione della neve Vittorio Moroni
Le Mie Poesie Non Cambieranno Il Mondo Annalena Benini and Francesco Piccolo
With the Grace of a God Con la grazia di un Dio Alessandro Roja
Venice Nights - Special Screening
Nina of the Wolves Nina dei lupi Antonio Pisu [it] Italy
Venice Nights - Dialogues With Auteurs
Parola ai giovani Angelo Bozzolini Italy
Il popolo delle donne Yuri Ancarani [it]
The Writer in the Trees Italo Calvino, lo scrittore sugli alberi Duccio Chiarini [it] Italy, France
Venice Nights - Tribute to Jean-Marc Vallée in collaboration with SODEC and the Delegation of Quebec in Rome
C.R.A.Z.Y. (2005) Jean-Marc Vallée Canada

Official Awards edit

The following official awards were presented at the 80th Edition:[23]

Main Competition (Venezia 80) edit

Golden Lion for Lifetime Achievement edit

Horizons (Orizzonti) edit

Horizons Extra (Orizzonti Extra) edit

Lion of the Future edit

  • Luigi De Laurentis Award for a Debut Film: Love Is a Gun by Lee Hong-chi

Venice Classics edit

  • Best Documentary on Cinema: Thank You Very Much by Alex Bravermen
  • Best Restored Film: Moving by Shinji Sômai

Venice Immersive edit

  • Grand Prize: Songs for a Passerby by Celine Daemen
  • Special Jury Prize: Flow by Adriaan Lokman
  • Achievement Prize: Emperor by Marion Burguer, Ilan Cohen

Final Cut in Venice edit

  • Carissa by Jason Jacobs, Devon Delmar[24]
  • “Coup de cœur de la Cinémathèque Afrique” award: Carissa by Jason Jacobs, Devon Delmar
  • El Gouna Film Festival award: Sudan, When Poems Fall Apart by Hind Meddeb
  • Eye on Films award: She Was Not Alone by Hussein Al-Asadi
  • Festival International du Film d’Amiens award: She Was Not Alone by Hussein Al-Asadi
  • Festival International de Films de Fribourg award: Carissa by Jason Jacobs, Devon Delmar
  • MAD Solutions award: Sudan, When Poems Fall Apart by Hind Meddeb
  • Organisation Internationale de la Francophonie (OIF – ACP – EU) post-production award: Life is A Railroad by Kevin Mavakala, Manassé Kashala, Isaac Sahani, Tousmy Kilo
  • Oticons award: She Was Not Alone by Hussein Al-Asadi
  • Music Supervision Oticons award: Life is A Railroad by Kevin Mavakala, Manassé Kashala, Isaac Sahani, Tousmy Kilo
  • Rai Cinema award: Sudan, When Poems Fall Apart by Hind Meddeb
  • Red Sea Fund of the Red Sea International Film Festival award: Sudan, When Poems Fall Apart by Hind Meddeb
  • Sub-Ti Ltd award: She Was Not Alone by Hussein Al-Asadi
  • Sub-Ti Access Srl award: She Was Not Alone by Hussein Al-Asadi
  • TitraFilm award: Sudan, When Poems Fall Apart by Hind Meddeb

Independent Sections Awards edit

The following collateral awards were conferred to films of the autonomous sections:[25][26]

Venice International Critics' Week edit

  • Grand Prize: Malqueridas by Tana Gilbert
  • The Film Club Audience award: Hoard by Luna Carmoon
  • Verona Film Club Award: Hoard by Luna Carmoon
  • Mario Serandrei: Malqueridas by Tana Gilbert
  • Best Short Film: Las Memorias Perdidas de los Arboles by Antonio La Camera
  • Best Director: La linea del terminatore by Gabriele Biasi
  • Best Technical Contribution: Malqueridas by Tana Gilbert

Giornate degli Autori edit

Independent Awards edit

Queer Lion edit

ARCA CinemaGiovani Award edit

Authors Under 40 Award edit

Brain Award edit

Casa Wabi - Mantarraya Award edit

  • To the winner of the Lion of the Future Award

CICT - UNESCO Enrico Fulchignoni Award edit

Cinema & Arts Award edit

Premio CinemaSarà edit

Civitas Award edit

Edipo Re Award edit

Premio Fondazione Fai Persona Lavoro Ambiente edit

Fanheart3 Award edit

FEDIC Award edit

  • Io capitano by Matteo Garrone
    • Special Mention for Best Film: Anna by Marco Amenta
    • Special Mention for Best Short Film: We Should All Be Futurists by Angela Norelli
    • Jury Special Prize: Passione Critica by Simone Isola, Franco Montini, Patrizia Pistagnesi

FIPRESCI Awards edit

Francesco Pasinetti Award edit

Green Drop Award edit

ImpACT Award edit

Lanterna Magica Award edit

Leoncino d'Oro Award edit

Lizzani Award edit

  • Nowhere by Simone Massi

NUOVOIMAIE Talent Awards edit

  • Best New Young Actor: Gianmarco Franchini for Adagio
  • Best New Young Actress: Sara Ciocca for Nina of the Wolves

La Pellicola d'Oro Award edit

  • Best Production Director: Claudia Cravotta for Io capitano
  • Best Camera Operator: Massimiliano Kuveiller for Finally Dawn
  • Best Set Designer: Simona Balducci for Comandante

SIGNIS Award edit

"Sorriso Diverso Venezia Award" XI Edition edit

Premio Soundtrack Stars Award edit

UNIMED Award edit

Controversy edit

During the Festival, casting director of Io capitano, Henri-Didier Njikam, was denied an entry visa by the Italian Embassy in Rabat, Morocco, because there were no guarantees that he would leave Italian territory once he entered. In an interview with The Hollywood Reporter Roma, Njikam said the fact was perceived as "an act of racism" as "the embassy justified the refusal by claiming that there were no guarantees that I would leave Italian territory once I entered, in Venice. They basically treated me as a migrant, as if I wanted to take advantage of the situation to escape. But I have a job, a professional card from the Moroccan Film Center. And, frankly, if I wanted to work in Europe, I would have already done so," and that the entity "did not look at my resume or my documents, only the color of my skin. [...] This problem exists only with the Italian embassy in Morocco, because my colleagues from Ghana and the Ivory Coast were able to leave. If I had been white, I don't think I would have been treated this way."[27]

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