News 2017

Temporada de caza by Argentinian director Natalia Garagiola wins the SIAE Audience Award

Today, Friday September 8, the Venice International Film Critics’ Week (SIC), the independent and parallel section organized by the National Union of Italian Film Critics (SNCCI) during the 74th Venice International Film Festival (30th August – 9th September, 2017), conferred the awards of its thirty-second edition.

SIAE Audience Award

Temporada de caza / Hunting Season by Natalia Garagiola (Argentina, Usa, Germany, France, Qatar)

Award realized thanks to the support of SIAE – Italian Society of Authors and Publishers and consisting of a € 5,000 prize.

Furthermore, the following prizes have been awarded:

Verona Film Club Award 

Team Hurricane by Annika Berg (Denmark)

Bestowed by a jury composed of the members of the Verona Film Club and awarded to the most innovative film in the section.

Mario Serandrei – Hotel Saturnia Award for the Best Technical Contribution

Les garçons sauvages / The Wild Boys by Bertrand Mandico (France)

Sponsored by the Hotel Saturnia in Venice and conferred by a commission of experts.

The General Delegate Giona A. Nazzaro commented: “An edition marked by women. An edition that celebrated the many diverse forms of talent and of new cinema. An edition embraced with great esteem and affection by the audience. An edition that revealed seven new filmmakers that will be talked about for years to come. This is the work and the mission of the Venice International Film Critics’ Week”.

The winner of the SIAE Audience Award, Temporada de caza, will screen at 2pm on Saturday, September 9, Sala Perla (Palazzo del Casinò).

The selection of the 32nd Venice International Film Critics’ Week is curated by the General Delegate of the Venice Critics’ Week Giona A. Nazzaro together with the members of the selection committee Luigi Abiusi, Alberto Anile, Beatrice Fiorentino and Massimo Tria and includes a selection of seven debut films in competition and two special events out of competition, all presented as world premieres.