Venice Film Festival 2017 Awards Announced! ‘The Shape of Water’ Takes the Golden Lion

Guillermo Del Toro’s The Shape of Water took out top honours last night at the Venice Film Festival awards. Warwick Thornton’s Sweet Country picked up a Special Jury Prize. Charotte Rampling nabbed Best Actress for Hannah and Kamel El Basha took Best Actor for The Insult.


Golden Lion For Best Film
The Shape Of Water (USA), Guillermo del Toro

Silver Lion – Grand Jury Prize
Foxtrot (Israel-Germany-France-Switzerland), Samuel Maoz

Silver Lion – Award For Best Director
Xavier Legrand, Custody (France)

Coppa Volpi For Best Actress
Charlotte Rampling, Hannah (Italy-Belgium-France)

Coppa Volpi For Best Actor
Kamel El Basha, The Insult (Lebanon-France)

Award For Best Screenplay
Martin McDonagh Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri (UK)

Special Jury Prize
Sweet Country (Australia), Warwick Thornton

Marcello Mastroianni Award for Best Young Actor or Actress
Charlie Plummer, Lean On Pete (UK)

Lion Of The Future “Luigi De Laurentiis” Venice Award For A Debut Film
Custody, Xavier Legrand


Best Film
Nico, 1988 (Italy-Belgium), Susanna Nicchiarelli

Best Director
Vahid Jalilvand, No Date, No Signature (Iran)

Special Horizons Jury Prize
Caniba (France-USA), Véréna Paravel and Lucien Castaing-Taylor

Best Actress
Lyna Khoudri, Les Bienheureux (France- Belgium-Qatar)

Best Actor
Navid Mohammadzadeh, No Date, No Signature

Best Screenplay
Dominique Welinski and René Ballesteros, Oblivion Verses (France-Germany-Netherlands-Chile)

Best Short
Gros Chagrin (France), Céline Devaux
Gros Chagrin is the Venice Short Film Nomination for the European Film Awards 2017.


Best VR Award
Arden’s Wake (Expanded, USA), Eugene YK Chung

Best VR Experience Award (For Interactive Content)
La Camera Insabbiata (USA-Taiwan), Laurie Anderson and Hsin-Chien Huang

Best VR Story Award (For Linear Content)
Bloodless (South Korea-USA), Gina Kim


Venice Classics Award For Best Documentary On Cinema
The Prince And The Dybbuk (Poland-Germany), Elwira Niewiera and Piotr Rosołowski

Venice Classics Award For Best Restored Film
Come And See (USSR, 1985), Elem Klimov

Golden Lion For Lifetime Achievement 2017
Jane Fonda, Robert Redford

Jaeger-Lecoultre Glory To The Filmmker Award 2017
Stephen Frears