Jane Campion, Martin McDonagh, Laura Poitras together with Damien Chazelle in the jury of the Venice Film Festival

Jane Campion, Martin McDonagh, Laura Poitras together with Damien Chazelle in the jury of the Venice Film Festival

A judging panel of award-winning all-star filmmakers is lined up to judge the titles in competition at the 80th Venice Film Festival. Academy Award and Palme d’Or winner Jane Campion, Academy Award winner Martin McDonagh and Venice Academy Award and Golden Lion winner Laura Poitras will join Jury President Damien Chazelle on the Venice 2023 international judging panel.

Also on this year’s jury judging the Golden and Silver Lion winners will be acclaimed French director Mia Hansen-Løve, Palestinian actor Saleh Bakri, Argentine director Santiago Miter and Chinese actress Shu Qi.

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Most of the jury has a history with Venice. Chazelle debuted La La Land AND First man competing at the Lido. Poitras’ latest film, the documentary All the beauty and bloodshed, won the Golden Lion last year. of Campion The power of the dog was winner of the Silver Lion in 2021. McDonagh’s The Banshees of Inisherin, a 2022 Venice competition title, won the Best Actor award for star Colin Farrell. of Mithras Argentina, 1985 premiered at the Venice competition last year, where it won the Fipresci international critics’ prize. Mainetti’s second feature film, Goes crazyit was a contest in 2021, the same year as Bakri Lebanonby director Mounia Akl, debuted at the Lido.

Venice has also unveiled the jury of the Orizzonti section of the festival. Italian director Jonas Carpignano (Mediterranean) will go up. the presidency of the Orizzonti jury together with the Tunisian director Kaouther Ben Hania (Four daughters), French director and screenwriter Jean-Paul Salomé (Mother Weed), American filmmaker and artist Kahlil Joseph, and British festival director and programmer Tricia Tuttle.

Acclaimed French director Alice Diop (Saint-Omer) will lead the jury of the Luigi De Laurentiis Venice Prize for the best first work at the 2023 festival, judging this year’s first works together with the Moroccan director Faouzi Bensaïdi (WWW – What a beautiful world), the Argentinian director Laura Citarella (Ostend), Italian director Andrea De Sica (Netflix’s Child), and American director Chloe Domont (Correctness).

The 80th Venice Film Festival takes place from August 30 to September 30. 9. By Luca Guadagnino Challengersa tennis drama ménage à trois starring Zendaya, Josh O’Connor and Mike Faist, will open the 2023 Venice Film Festival. The full festival lineup will be announced on July 25.