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9th Venice International Film Festival (1941)

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"9th" (void) Venice International Film Festival
LocationVenice, Italy
Festival date30 August – 14 September 1941

The "9th" annual (void) Venice International Film Festival was held from 30 August to 14 September 1941. Together with the 1940 and 1942 it is 'considered void- as if they did not happen', as the events were carried out in places far away from the Lido, and very few countries participated due to World War II, with an absolute monopoly of institutions and directors that were members of the fascist Rome-Berlin axis. Additionally, a strong fascist political meddling from the Italian fascist government under Benito Mussolini had led to Italy experiencing a period of cultural depression oppressed by fascist propaganda.[1][2]


  • Giuseppe Volpi di Misurata (Presidente), Italy
  • Olaf Andersson (Sweden)
  • László (IV) Balogh (Hungary)
  • Dahl (Finland)
  • Derichsweiler (Bohemia)
  • Jeager (Norway)
  • Eitel Monaco (Italy)
  • Naef (Switzerland)
  • Mihai Puscariu (Romania)
  • Soriano (Spain)
  • Jan Van der Hayden (Belgium)
  • Van der Vegte (Netherlands)
  • Wilhelm (Danmark)


In Competition

English title Original title Director(s) Production country
Honeysuckle Madreselva Luis César Amadori Argentina
Closed Door Puerta cerrada John Alton, Luis Saslavsky Argentina
N/A Lettre de Anverse (short film) Jan Vanderheyden Belgium
Nocturnal Butterfly Noční motýl František Čáp Czechoslovakia


The following awards were given at the festival:[4]

  • Coppa della Biennale
    • Zavaros éjszaka (1940)
  • Coppa Mussolini per il miglior film straniero
  • Coppa Mussolini per il miglior film italiano
  • Coppa della Biennale
    • I mariti - Tempesta d'amore (1941)
  • Coppa della Biennale
  • Coppa della Biennale
    • Die mißbrauchten Liebesbriefe (1940)
  • Coppa Volpi per la migliore interpretazione femminile
  • Coppa Volpi per la migliore interpretazione maschile
  • Medaglia d'oro della Biennale per la migliore regia
  • Medaglia d'oro
    • I Pini di Roma
  • Targa di segnalazione
  • Targa di segnalazione


  1. ^ "The 1940s". Retrieved October 8, 2013.
  2. ^ "The 30s". Retrieved October 11, 2013.
  3. ^ "ASAC Dati: Giurie". Retrieved 2014-09-30.
  4. ^ "ASAC Dati: Premi". Retrieved 2014-09-30.
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