Brian Award

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The Brian Award (in Italian: Premio Brian ) is the trophy awarded from 2006 to “A film that highlights and enhances the values of rationality, respect for human rights, democracy, pluralism, promotion of individuality, freedom of conscience, expression and research, the principle of equal opportunities in public institutions for all citizens, without the frequent distinctions based on sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, religious or philosophical” among those presented during the Venice International Film Festival.

History[edit]

The "Brian Award" was inspired by the name of the Monty Python's satire movie Life of Brian. The prize consists of a golden globe with glass balls inside, a work of the Italian artist-jeweler Giovanni Corvaja.[1] The award was established by the Italian Union of Rationalist Atheists and Agnostics[2][3] (Member of the IHEU, the International Humanist and Ethical Union (IHEU) and European Humanist Federation (EHF) (in which UAAR represents Italy).

Award[edit]

Year Winner Director Country
2006
Azuloscurocasinegro Daniel Sánchez Arévalo  Spain
2007
Sympathy for the Lobster Sabina Guzzanti  Italy
2008
Khastegi Bahman Motamedian  Iran
2009
Lourdes Jessica Hausner  Austria
2010
Lost Kisses Roberta Torre  Italy
2011
The Ides of March George Clooney  United States
2012
Bella addormentata Marco Bellocchio  Italy
2013
Philomena Stephen Frears  United Kingdom
2014
The Farewell Party Tal Granit
Sharon Maymon
 Israel
2015
Spotlight Tom McCarthy  United States
2016
Worldly Girl Marco Danieli  Italy

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