Tuesday, September 29, 2009

VENICE: Palazzo Grassi - 4th GUCCI GROUP AWARD 2009

VENICE: PALAZZO GRASSI – 4th GUCCI GROUP AWARD 2009.  In its fourth edition, The Gucci Group Award ceremony took place during the Venice Film Festival at Palazzo Grassi.The Gucci Group Award is bestowed to an internationally-acclaimed artist who has made a remarkable contribution to a film in any capacity, as a director, actor, screenwriter, set designer, or costume designer. This years nominees were: Yann Arthus-Bertrand, photographer, for the direction of Home, Mark Boal, journalist, for writing The Hurt Locker, Shirin Neshat, photographer and video artist, for the direction of Women Without Men and Pipilotti Rist, video artist, for the direction of Pepperminta
The winner Mark Boal receives his award from Patricia Clarkson, as Gucci Group’s president and CEO, Robert Polet looks on.

Members of the Jury.  The members of the 2009 Gucci Group Award Selection Committee were: director, actress, screenwriter, Zoe Cassavetes, internationally acclaimed photographer, Mario Testino, actress, Patricia Clarkson pose with Gucci Group president and CEO, Robert Polet. The other members of the jury were:  international editor and opinion leader, Ingrid Sischy and Marco Müller, director of the Venice International Film Festival.

 Lawyer, Fabio Moretti and jewelry designer, Antonia Miletto.

Palazzo Grassi’s P.R. Paola Manfredi.

Palazzo Grassi’s head of development, Ashok Adiceam and his wife.

The Venice Experience’s, Marco Loredan and Emanuela Luca Dazio.

Roberto de Feo, Federico Corra, Cristina Beltrami, Bianca Arrivabene Valenti Gonzaga, Elisabetta Collodo and Maria Novella Benzoni.

Movie make-up artist, Mina Ghoraishi and painter designer, Shahram Karimi.

The Bauer’s Francesca Bortolotto Possati with her son, fashion designer, Alessandro  and daughter, Olimpia.

Singer songwriter, Sofia Taliani stands, cheek to cheek with her next door neighbour on the Giudecca, the actor, Ulrich Tukur depicted in Piotr Uklanski’s Dancing Nazis.

Artist, Lucy Carroll chats with designer, Sigrid de Montrond.

Jewelry designer, Servane Giol in a Gucci blouse, the bracelet is one of her own designs.

The Prince and the Paperazzi.   Omnipresent, Carlo Giovanelli posses with Canio, Daniele, Max and Vittorio.

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