Laurie Anderson Named to Venice International Film Festival Jury

Laurie Anderson has been named to one of three international juries of the 73rd Venice International Film Festival, taking place August 31–September 10, 2016. She will join the jury for the Venezia 73 competition presided over by director Sam Mendes. Also on the jury are actresses Gemma Arterton, Nina Hoss, Chiara Mastroianni, and Zhao Wei; directors Joshua Oppenheimer and Lorenzo Vigas; and writer Giancarlo De Cataldo. Laurie Anderson’s new film, Heart of a Dog, screened in competition in Venice in 2015. The film will be shown in cinemas in Italy on September 13 and 14; details at

The jury will award the following official prizes to the feature films in competition: Golden Lion for Best Film; Silver Lion – Grand Jury Prize; Silver Lion for Best Director; Coppa Volpi for Best Actor; Coppa Volpi for Best Actress; “Marcello Mastroianni” Award for Best New Young Actor or Actress; Award for Best Screenplay; and the Special Jury Prize.

The 73rd Venice International Film Festival is led by Alberto Barbera and organized by the Biennale di Venezia chaired by Paolo Baratta. For additional details, visit




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