VENICE, ITALY, SEPTEMBER 8TH – CLOSING AWARD CEREMONY
GOLDEN LION -The Golden Lion Award — went to Pieta (South Korea) On Saturday the film’s South Korean director, Kim Ki-duk broke into song when he accepted the coveted award for best movie for his dark and violent picture about a loan shark.
SILVER LION – went to Paul Thomas Anderson’s The Master. The drama which follows Philip Seymour Hoffman as a character based on Scientology founder L. Ron Hubbard.
Other winners include:
SPECIAL JURY PRIZE
Ulrich Seidl for Paradies: Glaube (Austria)
BEST FIRST FEATURE
Kuf (Mold) (Turkey)
Hadas Yaron for Fill the Void (Israel)
Joaquin Phoenix and Philip Seymour Hoffman for The Master (United States)
Apres Mai (France)
E Stato Il Figlio (It Was the Son)
Actor Philip Seymour Hoffman wins the Coppa Volpi award for best actor in ‘The Master’ and receives a Jaeger-LeCoultre watch on stage during the Award Ceremony at the 69th Venice Film Festival at the Palazzo del Cinema on September 8, 2012 in Venice, Italy.
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SEPTEMBER 4th –
(L-R) Italian actress Cristiana Capotondi, actor Clive Owen and actress Freida Pinto wearing a Jaeger-LeCoultre watches attend a gala dinner hosted by Jaeger-LeCoultre celebrating The Rendez-Vous Collection at Giustinian Palace in Venice during the 69th Venice Film Festival on September 4, 2012 in Venice, Italy. (Photo by Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images for Jaeger-LeCoultre)
Paul Thomas Anderson’s much speculated “The Master,” his first movie since the Oscar winning “There Will Be Blood,” has set the Venice Film Festival all abuzz. The film, about a self-appointed prophet who starts a church, is touching a nerve.
SEPTEMBER 2nd – MICHAEL FASSBENDER ANNOUNCES YOUTUBES GLOBAL WINNER
Michael Fassbender announces winner of YouTube’s global film festival is Spanish Director David Victori has won the inaugural edition of YouTube’s Your Film Festival for his short movie ‘The Guilt.’ The winner was announced Sunday on the sidelines of the Venice Film Festival after selection by a jury that included director Ridley Scott and actor Michael Fassbender. Victori, whose movie focuses on a man obsessed with revenge after his wife’s murder, will receive $500,000 for his next project, with Scott and Fassbender acting as executive producers _ giving the filmmaker key insider guidance.
YouTube viewers chose the 10 finalists, who traveled to Venice for the final selection, after viewing the films on YouTube’s channel http://www.YouTube.com/yourfilmfestival. The narrative-driven submissions could be no longer than 15 minutes in length.
SEPTEMBER 2nd – PIERCE BROSNAN AND “LOVE IS ALL YOU NEED” CAST
SEPTEMBER 1st – ‘CHERCHEZ HORTENSE’ DINNER
AUGUST 31st – SPIKE LEE
VENICE, ITALY – AUGUST 31: Director Spike Lee (R) receives his Jaeger Le Coultre Glory To The Filmmaker Award and Jaeger Le Coultre watch on stage from Director of the Venice Film Festival Alberto Barbera at the ‘Jaeger-LeCoultre Glory To The Filmmaker 2012 Award’ Honors Spike Lee Award Ceremony during The 69th Venice Film Festival on August 31, 2012 in Venice, Italy. Spike Lee presented Michael Jackson documentary Bad 25, which is about the making of Jackson’s album “Bad” (Photo by Ian Gavan/Getty Images for Jaeger-LeCoultre)
AUGUST 30th – CARS AND STARS
Actress Kate Hudson and Zac Efron attend the Lancia Cafe ‘The Reluctant Fundamestalist’ Cocktail (Photo by Tullio M. Puglia/Getty Images for Lancia)
AUGUST 29TH – A ROSE FOR EMERGENCY
On the occasion of the 69th Venice Film Festival, Jaeger-LeCoultre is pursuing its partnership with Emergency, a humanitarian organisation established in 1994 to help the victims of civil wars and poverty, by supporting maternity hospital opened by Emergency at Anabah in Afghanistan, a country where the health of mothers and their children is an urgent daily concern. In support of this important project, celebrities joining the humanitarian action will walk the red carpet in Venice holding a rose and wearing the watch that symbolises this operation.
WINNERS OF THE VENICE FILM FESTIVAL GOLDEN LION SINCE 1990
1990 Rosenkrantz And Guildenstern Are Dead – Tom Stoppard
1991 Urga (Close to Eden) – Nikita Mikhalhov
1992 Qui Ju da guansi (Qiu Ju Goes to Court) – Zhang Yimou
1993 Short Cuts – Robert Altman
1993 Trois couleurs: Bleu (Three Colors: Blue) – Krzysztof Kieslowski
1994 Alqing Wansui (Vive L’Amour) – Tsai Ming-Liang
1994 Pred dozhdot (Before the Rain) – Milcho Manchewski
1995 Xich-lo (Cyclo) – Tran Anh Hung
1996 Michael Collins – Neil Jordan
1997 Hana-bi (Fireworks) – Takeshi Kitano
1998 Così ridevano (The Way We Laughed) – Gianni Amelio
1999 Yi ge dou bu neng shao (Not One Less) – Zhang Yimou
2000 Dayereh (The Circle) – Jafar Panahi
2001 Monsoon Wedding – Mira Nair
2002 The Magdalene Sisters – Peter Mullan
2003 Vozvrashcheniye (The Return) – Andrey Zvyaguintsev
2004 Vera Drake – Mike Leigh
2005 Brokeback Mountain – Ang Lee
2006 Still Life(Sanxia haoren) – Jia Zhang-ke
2007 Lussuria – Seduzione e tradimento (Se, jie) – Ang Lee
2008 The Wrestler – Darren Aronofsky
2009 Lebanon – Samuel Maoz
2010 Somewhere – Sofia Coppola
2011 Faust – Alexandr Sokurov