Hayaletler / Ghosts takes top prize at the 35. Venice Critics’ Week


The Venice International Film Critics’ Week, the independent and parallel section organized by the National Union of Italian Film Critics (SNCCI) during the 77th Venice International Film Festival (2nd – 12th September, 2020), conferred the awards of its thirty-fifth edition.

35. Venice International Film Critics’ Week

Grand Prize Venice International Film Critics’ Week
offered by Comune di Taranto:
Hayaletler / Ghosts by Azra Deniz Okyay
Jury members: Wendy Mitchell, Eugenio Renzi and Jay Weissberg.

Verona Film Club Award
to the most innovative film in competition:
Pohani Dorogy / Bad Roads by Natalya Vorozhbit 
Jury members: Michele Bellantuono, Margherita Brendolan, Simone Coghi, Matteo Filice and Elisa Liotta.

Mario Serandrei – Hotel Saturnia Award for Best Technical Contribution
Topside by Celine Held and Logan George
Jury members: Marianna Cappi, Adriano De Grandis and Francesco Di Pace.

SIC@SIC Short Italian Cinema at Settimana Internazionale della Critica

Best Short Film
J’ador by Simone Bozzelli

Best Director
Le mosche / The Flies by Edgardo Pistone

Best Artistic Contribution
Gas station by Olga Torrico

Jury members: Nicola Giuliano, Donatella Palermo and Giovanni Pompili.