Nine prizes for Eurimages-supported films at the Venice Film Festival
The Silver Lion for best director was awarded to Shirin Neshat , who is of Iranian nationality, for “Women without Men”, a co-production between Germany, Austria and France supported by Eurimages. This film aslo received the UNICEF Prize.
“Mr Nobody” by Jaco Van Dormael received the prize for best set designer (Sylvie Olivé) with the "Osella" for Best Technical Contribution as well as the Biografilm Lancia-fiction Prize;
“Lourdes” by Jessica Hausner, of Austrian nationality, received the FIPRESCI Prize, the SIGNIS Prize, the La Navicella-Venezia Cinema Prize and the Brian Prize;
and “Metropia” by Tarik Saleh was awarded the Future Film Festival Digital Award.
A total of nine prizes in favour of European co-productions supported by the Eurimages Fund.