Venice International Film Festival: Cate Blanchett to lead Jury of 77th Film Festival

Friday, January 10th: Actor and producer Cate Blanchett will be the President of the International Jury of the Competition at the 77th Venice International Film Festival (September 2 – 12, 2020).

The decision was made by the Board of Directors of the Biennale di Venezia chaired by Paolo Baratta, upon the recommendation of the Director of the Venice Film Festival, Alberto Barbera. Blanchett is an internationally acclaimed and award-winning actress, producer, humanitarian, and dedicated member of the arts community; on the occasion Blanchett remarked “Venice is one of the most atmospheric film festivals in the world – a celebration of the provocative and inspirational medium that is cinema in all its forms. It is a privilege and a pleasure to be this year’s jury president.”

Blanchett will lead seven other judges in assigning the following awards on the final night (September 12, 2020) of the upcoming 77th Venice Film Festival:

· Golden Lion for Best Film

· Silver Lion – Grand Jury Prize

· Silver Lion – Award for Best Director

· Coppa Volpi for Best Actor

· Coppa Volpi for Best Actress

· Award for Best Screenplay

· Special Jury Prize

· Marcello Mastroianni Award for Best New Young Actor or Actress


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