The winner at Venice Critics Week was French entry The Apprentice
by Samuel Collardey.

That jury is composed of three international critics, and the winning film gets a prize of nearly $5,000 (Euros 3,000).

This year the Critics Week section also took the Lion of the Future award - as previously reported, Pranzo di Ferragosto won the $100,000 award for director Gianni Di Gregorio and producer Matteo Garrone.

Pranzo, sold by Fandango Portobello’s Janine Gold, also took the Arca Cinemagiovani Award for Best Italian Film, the Francesco Pasinetti Award for Best Film and the Isvema Award for Best First or Second Film. Gold said a number of deals were in play for the title.