Young Cinema Award

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The Young Cinema Award (Italian: Premio Arca Cinema Giovani) is a film award given at the Venice Film Festival. The motto of the award is "Spirit of time: a look to the present".[1] The jury consists of one hundred 18- to 25-year-olds from different countries, such as France, Canada, Poland, Hungary, and Italy. The 2016 edition gathered French, Tunisian, and Italian young people.


The award does not have the same categories every year. The following categories are listed below:

Best Italian Film
Best Digital Film

Best International Film[edit]

Year Winner Director(s) Country
2004 Mar adentro Alejandro Amenábar Spain
2005 The Constant Gardener Fernando Meirelles United Kingdom
2006 Black Book Paul Verhoeven Netherlands
2007 La Graine et le Mulet Abdellatif Kechiche France / Tunisia
2008 The Hurt Locker Kathryn Bigelow United States
2009 Soul Kitchen Fatih Akin Germany
2010 Balada Triste de Trompeta Álex de la Iglesia Spain
2011 Shame Steve McQueen United Kingdom
2012 La Cinquième Saison Peter Brosens and Jessica Woodworth Belgium
2013 Miss Violence Alexandros Avranas Greece
2014 Loin des hommes David Oelhoffen France
2015 Frenzy Emin Alper Turkey
2016 Arrival Denis Villeneuve United States
2017 Foxtrot Samuel Maoz Israel
2018 Werk ohne Autor Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck Germany
2019 Ema Pablo Larraín Chile


  1. ^ "Venice Film Festival: Overview". Internet Movie Database. September 1–11, 2010. Retrieved December 5, 2006.