Alfonso Cuarón has agreed to chair the international competition jury of the 72nd Venice International Film Festival (September 2-12, 2015), which will award the Golden Lion for Best Film and other official prizes.
Oscar-winning “Gravity” played Venice as the opening film in 2013. Back in 2001 “Y tu mamà también” won the Osella Award for Best Screenplay (by Carlos and Alfonso Cuarón) and the Marcello Mastroianni Award (Gael García Bernal and Diego Luna), and “Children of Men” also played the fest in 2006, winning the Osella Award for Best Cinematography for Emmanuel Lubezki.
On September 12 the Venezia 72 International Jury of 10 will award the following prizes for the feature films running in the competitive section, Venezia 72:
− Golden Lion for Best Film
− Silver Lion for Best Director
− Grand Jury Prize
− Coppa Volpi for Best Actor
− Coppa Volpi for Best Actress
− “Marcello Mastroianni” Award for Best New Young Actor or Actress
− Award for Best Screenplay
− Special Jury Prize