Nocturnal Animals Wins Silver Lion At Venice Film Festival

Nocturnal Animals wins the Grand Jury Prize at the 2016 Venice Film Festival! Congratulations to the entire team, and all the other winners!

The Venice Film Festival, founded in 1932,  is the oldest film festival in the world, and often regarded as one of the “Big Three” film festivals along with the Berlin International Film Festival and the Cannes Film Festival. Each year, a jury selected of established filmmakers, this year led by Sam Mendes, review and award the festivals’ top prizes, including the Grand Jury Prize. Upon accepting the prize, Tom Ford thanked the festival in Italian, saying “Italy is truly a second home for me.”

Nocturnal Animals is scheduled to be released on November 18, 2016.


Golden Lion:
The Woman Who Left, Lav Diaz

Grand Jury Prize:
Nocturnal Animals, dir: Tom Ford

Silver Lion, Best Director:
Amat Escalante, La Region Salvaje
Andrei Konchalovsky, Paradise

Volpi Cup, Best Actress:
Emma Stone, La La Land

Volpi Cup, Best Actor:
Oscar Martinez, El Ciudadano Ilustre

Best Screenplay:
Noah Oppenheim, Jackie

Special Jury Prize:
The Bad Batch, dir: Ana Lily Amirpour

Marcello Mastroianni Award for for Best New Young Actor or Actress:
Paula Beer, Frantz

Best Film:
Liberami, dir: Federica Di Giacomo

Best Director:
Fien Troch, Home

Special Jury Prize:
Big Big World, dir: Reha Erdem

Best Actress:
Ruth Diaz, The Fury Of A Patient Man

Best Actor:
Nuno Lopes, Sao Jorge

Best Screenplay:
Wang Bing, Bitter Money

Best Short Film:
La Voz Perdida, dir: Marcelo Martinessi

Lion of the Future – “Luigi De Laurentiis” Venice Award for a Debut Film:
The Last Of Us, dir: Ala Eddine Slim

Best Restoration:
Break-Up – The Man With The Balloons, dir: Marco Ferreri

Best Documentary on Cinema:
Le Concours, dir: Claire Simon

September 2016