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Variety, Golden Globe Awards Announce Party at Venice Film Festival

Variety and the Golden Globe Awards continue their tradition of festival events with an exclusive invite-only party celebrating Italian cinema and talent attending the Venice Film Festival. The event will take place on Aug. 31 at the Excelsior Hotel. The party will be presented by Iervolino & Lady Bacardi Entertainment.

Actor-writer-producer Lukas Gage and actor Chase Stokes will receive Breakthrough Actor awards at the party; director Alice Diop will receive a Breakthrough Director award for serving as chair of the international jury for the “Luigi De Laurentiis” (Venice Award for a Debut Film); director Pablo Larrain will receive a Venice Visionary Award for his work co-writing and directing “El Conde,” premiering at Venice; Jack Huston will receive a Breakthrough Director award for his directorial debut premiering at Venice “Day of the Fight,” which Huston also wrote and produced and stars Michael Pitt; acclaimed director Saverio Costanzo will receive the Italian Excellence award for his work on “My Brilliant Friend” and “Finalmente l’alba,” premiering in Competition at the Venice Film Festival. Italian producers Andrea Iervolino and Monika Bacardi will receive the Breakthrough Producers award for their support of the Italian filmmaking community.

“Offering our readers comprehensive coverage of the dealmaking at film festivals has always been one of Variety’s greatest strengths,” says Variety co-editor-in-chief Ramin Setoodeh. “At Cannes this year, we partnered with the Golden Globes to start a new tradition. We look forward to honoring these breakout actors and storytellers at the Venice Film Festival, and to shine a spotlight on some of the exciting discoveries at the official start of awards season.”

“The Golden Globes have been a cornerstone of the Venice Film Festival, and we are thrilled to partner with Variety in showcasing the extraordinary talent that comes out of this historic festival,” said Helen Hoehne, President of the Golden Globes. “The Globes have always held a special place for those unique and remarkable international talents and introducing them to the world.”

“We are glad to promote and enhance great Italian cinema at the Venice Film Festival,” said Andrea Iervolino and Monika Bacardi. “We at ILBE have always been committed to telling the story of Italian excellence and bringing it to the world. We did it with Lamborghini, we will do it with Maserati, and I am very proud of the role of Monika, myself and the ILBE group in helping to realise ‘Ferrari’.

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