62nd Venice International Film Festival

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The 62nd Venice International Film Festival opened on August 31, 2005 with Tsui Hark's Seven Swords and closed on September 10, 2005 with a screening of Peter Ho-sun Chan's musical Perhaps Love. The lineups were announced by the festival director Marco Müller on July 28, 2005 in Rome. The digital films can compete in all categories for the first time of the festival history.

Asian filmmaking confirms its vitality, and with this year's most important works demonstrates that it has once again been capable of challenging the most intelligent spectacular effects from Hollywood. This inaugural event of the 62nd Festival will thus acquire the value of a special tribute to filmmaking from the Far East, which has been cause for such enthusiasm in Western film and culture.

Hayao Miyazaki, Japanese animated filmmaker and Stefania Sandrelli, Italian actress were awarded the Golden Lion for Lifetime Achievement.[1][2]


In competition[edit]


This jury will assign the Horizons (Orizzonti) Prize and the Horizons (Orizzonti) Doc Prize for the best documentary, in each case to single winners.

Corto Cortissimo[edit]

This jury will assign the Leone Citröen - Corto Cortissimo for best short, the UIP Prize for best European short and a Special Mention.

Luigi De Laurentiis Award[edit]

A contest that examines all feature-length films that are first works present in the various sections of the 62nd Film Festival. This jury will assign the Lion of the Future - Luigi De Laurentiis prize for best first work (Leone del Futuro - Premio Venezia Opera Prima Luigi De Laurentiis) to a single winner, as well as Euro 100,000 put forward by Filmauro and 20,000 metres of film stock offered by Kodak.

Main sections[edit]

In competition[edit]

Competitive section of films running for the Golden Lion. An international competition comprising a maximum of 20 feature films in 35mm and digital HD format.

Out of competition[edit]

Non-competitive section of highly spectacular films. Works by directors already established in past editions of the Festival, and films deemed appropriate for a midnight screening.

Special event[edit]

Hayao Miyazaki, Japanese animated filmmaker – Golden Lion for Lifetime Achievement


A section aiming to provide a picture of the new trends in cinema. Documentaries are now included in this section, in order to render the programme more legible and avoid any confusion between different rich and complex sections.

Out of competition[edit]

Special Event[edit]

Corto Cortissimo[edit]

An international competition of short films in 35mm, whose length does not exceed 30 minutes.

In competition[edit]

Out of competition[edit]

Special events[edit]

Crossings (Incroci)

Between Europe and Middle East

  • Quelques miettes pour les oiseaux by Nassim Amaouche (Belgium/France/Jordan) 27'
  • De quelle couleur sont les murs de votre maison? by Timon Koulmasis (France) 18'
  • Diaspora by Ula Tabari (France/Belgium/Palestine) 16'

Schools of cinema

Centro Sperimentale di Cinematografia - Scuola Nazionale di Cinema

London Film School


Venezia 62[edit]

Giovanna Mezzogiorno, winner of Volpi Cup Best Actress at 62nd Venice International Film Festival
  • Golden Lion for Best Film: Brokeback Mountain by Ang Lee
  • Silver Lion for Best Director: Les Amants Réguliers by Philippe Garrel
  • Jury Special Prize: Mary by Abel Ferrara
  • Coppa Volpi for Best Actor: David Strathairn in Good Night, and Good Luck by George Clooney
  • Coppa Volpi for Best Actress: Giovanna Mezzogiorno in La bestia nel cuore by Cristina Comencini
  • Osella for an Outstanding Technical Contribution: William Lubtchansky for the photography in Les Amants Réguliers
  • Osella for Best Screenplay: George Clooney and Grant Heslov for Good Night, and Good Luck
  • "Marcello Mastroianni" Award for Best Young Actor or Actress: Ménothy Cesar in Vers le sud
  • Special Lion for her work as a whole: Isabelle Huppert


  • Horizons Prize: East of Paradise by Lech Kowalski
  • Horizons Documentary Prize: Pervye na lune (The First On The Moon) by Aleksey Fedortchenko

"Luigi De Laurentiis" Award for a First Feature[edit]

Corto Cortissimo[edit]

  • Citroen Short Super-Short Lion for Best Short Film: Xiaozhan (Small Station) by Lin Chien-ping
    • Special Mention: Layla Afel by Leon Prudovsky
  • UIP Prize for Best European Short Film: Butterflies by Max Jacoby

Retrospective sections[edit]

The Secret History of Asian Cinema[edit]

"The Secret History of Chinese Cinema" is a retrospective section on Chinese film (1934 to 1990).

"The Secret History of Japanese Cinema" is a retrospective section on Japanese film (1926 to 1978).

The Secret History of Italian Cinema/2[edit]

a retrospective section on Italian film (1946 to 1976).

Casanova on the screen

Homage to Fulvio Lucisano

Pier Paolo Pasolini (1922–1975)

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "VENICE 2005 – THE 62nd MOSTRA DEL CINEMA". Retrieved October 6, 2013. 
  2. ^ "The 2000′s". Retrieved October 8, 2013. 
  3. ^ "Juries for the 2000′s". Retrieved October 8, 2013. 

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