ⓘ 15th Venice International Film Festival

                                     

ⓘ 15th Venice International Film Festival

The 15th Venice International Film Festival was held from 22 August to 7 September 1954. Writer Ignazio Silone was appointed as the President of the Jury. The Golden Lion was awarded to Romeo and Juliet, directed by Renato Castellani.

                                     

1. Jury

Main Competition Venezia 15

  • Mario Gromo, Italian journalist and film critic
  • Piero Regnoli, Italian screenwriter and film director
  • Filippo Sacchi, Italian journalist and film critic
  • Bengt Idestam-Almquist, Swedish screenwriter
  • Louis Chauvet, French writer and journalist
  • Ignazio Silone, Italian writer Jury President
  • Roger Manvell, British film historian
  • Carlos Fernandez Cuenca, Spanish journalist, film critic and historian
  • Pasquale Ojetti, Italian journalist and film critic
                                     

2. Awards

Official selection

The following official awards were presented at the 15th edition:

In Competition

  • Golden Lion: Romeo and Juliet by Renato Castellani
  • La Strada by Federico Fellini
  • Grand Jury Prize: Executive Suite by Robert Wise
  • Silver Lion
  • Seven Samurai by Akira Kurosawa
  • Sansho the Bailiff by Kenji Mizoguchi
  • On the Waterfront by Elia Kazan
  • Volpi Cup for Best Actor: Jean Gabin for Touchez Pas au Grisbi and The Air of Paris