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76th Venice International Film Festival Awards

76th Venice International Film Festival was, held at Venice Lido in Venice, Italy from 28 August 7 September 2019. The Festival was organised by La Biennale di Venezia and is officially recognised by FIAPF or the International Federation of Film Producers Association.

Venice International Film Festival

The award was founded in 1932.

Objective: To raise awareness and promote international cinema in all its forms as art, entertainment and as an industry, in a spirit of freedom and dialogue.

The Film Festival also organises retrospectives and tributes to major figures as a contribution towards a better understanding of history of cinema.

Venice International Film Festival 2019: It is the 76th edition of the world’s oldest film festival. Venezia 76 Jury is chaired by Lucrecia Martel, film director, Argentina.

List of Winners at 76th Venice Film Festival Awards

  • GOLDEN LION for Best Film to: ‘Joker’ directed by Todd Phillips
  • SILVER LION- Grand Jury Prize to: ‘An Officer and a Spy’ by Roman Polanski
  • SILVER LION- Award For Best Director to: Roy Andersson for ‘About Endlessness’
  • VOLPI CUP For Best Actress: Ariane Ascaride in ‘Gloria Mundi’ (a French domestic drama)
  • VOLPI CUP For Best Actor: Luca Marinelli in ‘Martin Eden’
  • BEST SCREENPLAY Award to: ‘No. 7 Cherry Lane’, written and directed by Yonfan
  • SPECIAL JURY PRIZE to: ‘The Mafia Is No Longer What It Used to Be’, directed by Franco Maresco
  • MARCELLO MASTROIANNI AWARD FOR YOUNG ACTOR to: ‘Toby Wallace in Babyteeth’, directed by Shannon Murphy

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George Clooney marries his lady love

George Clooney considered to be the most eligible bachelor in Hollywood has married his British Lady love Amal Alamuddin, a British human rights attorney. They tied the knot in a private ceremony at Venice. The wedding has been much awaited in the international media circles since a long time. The venue came naturally to Clooney who has been frequently visiting the place on film festivals and also owns a villa north of Milan. The paparazzi have been gathering at Venice to get the best glimpses of the much awaited nuptials. The couple was last pictured together as bachelors cruising the sun-bathed waters of Venice ahead of their wedding.

The wedding took place in a star-studded bash at the Aman Canal Grande Venice resort which is housed in Palazzo Papadopoli. Clooney who had arrived at a motorboat to the bash at the resort was seen sipping champagne with his friends to celebrate the great moment of his life. The stars who had adorned the occasion were Cindy Crawford, Bill Murray, Matt Damon and Bono.

George Clooney is one of the most popular faces of Hollywood and a very responsible actor. He has also two Oscars to his name. The actor has also shown considerable compassion for human rights causes especially in Darfur crisis in Sudan. The couple had met on related work assignments as Lebanese-born Amal has dealt with some really high-profile cases. She has served as defending lawyer for Julian Assange of Wikileaks and former Ukraine Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko.
The wedding which was long awaited by the star-watchers made a great flutter on the social media as well.

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