PALMARES 2015, VENICE DAYS - GIORNATE DEGLI AUTORI
VENICE DAYS AWARD
The Official Jury of Venice Days, headed by Laurent Cantet, has given the Venice Days Award among the films of the Official Selection to:
Australia, Canada - World Sales: Pyramide International
The jury was composed by the participants to the program 28 Times Cinema of the European Parliament.
Here the motivation of the jury:
"The Jury appreciated the accomplished execution, the originality of the depiction of the ordinary life and a very confident mise en scène. The strong performance of the actors, combined with all these elements, created a strong empathy with characters who at first might seem unlikable."
The award includes a cash prize of €20,000, to be equally split between the filmmaker and the film's international distributor who agrees to use the sum received to promote the winning film internationally.
BNL PEOPLE'S CHOICE AWARD
Promoted by BNL Gruppo BNP Paribas
France, Tunisia, Belgium, UAE - World Sales: Doc & Film International
LABEL EUROPA CINEMAS
À peine j'ouvre les yeux - As I Open My Eyes
by Leyla Bouzid
has won the Europa Cinemas Label as Best European Film in the Giornate degli Autori/Venice Days. Award is given by a jury of four exhibitors from the network. 2015 marks the twelfth time the Label has been awarded in Venice.
In receiving the Label, the film will benefit from promotional support from Europa Cinemas and better exhibition thanks to a financial incentive for network cinemas to include it in their programme schedule.
The jury issued the following statement:
"Leyla Bouzid has made a fresh and insightful feature debut set in her native Tunisia. It is refreshing to see the Arab middle class portrayed in a film that concentrates on the relationship between a daughter - a rebellious young singer in a political rock band - and her mother in the period immediately before the Arab spring. The excellent character development avoids stereotypes, and the director's visual approach is strong. At a time when we in Europe are so aware of the refugee crisis, this film brings a sense of optimism and potential for progress for this area of the world."
The winning film was decided by a jury of four network exhibitors:
Nancy J Garceau, Spain
Nico Marzano, UK
Krijn Meerburg, The Netherlands
Renate Wur, Austria
PRIZE "LAGUNA SUD"
The Jury composed by five citizens of Chioggia and Pellestrina - Giorgia Boscolo Meneguolo, Graziella Boscolo Todaro, Giovanni Scarpa, Paola Stefani, Alessandro Tiozzo - has given the following prizes to the films of the Official Selection:
Best Italian Discovery
Below, you may view the Final meeting of the Jury of 28 Times Cinema to vote the winner of the Venice Days Award 2015