Mussolini Cup


The Mussolini Cup, was an award created in 1934, until 1942, awarded to the best film within the Venice International Film Festival. Italian was given for best film and for best foreign film, and is not of the oldest awards after the Oscar. Among the many film awards, was one of the most prestigious, due to the fact that the exhibition Venice International Film Festival, was among the most important events, together with that of the Oscars, until World War II, when they were created the Festival of Cannes and Berlin Film Festival. The Mussolini Cup, named after the then Prime Minister, Benito Mussolini, to pay homage to him, and by 1940, many international critics, accused the fascist regime, to give the Cup to foreign films exclusively products from Germany. After 1943, 1944 and 1945, not in, the Cup was abolished. Today it is considered the forerunner of the Golden Lion.





Teresa Confalonieri, best foreign film, by Guido Brignone, Kingdom of Italy,



Man of Aran (Man of Aran), best foreign film, Robert Flaherty, 1934, United Kingdom


Casta diva, best Italian movies, by Carmine Gallone, Kingdom of Italy, 1935


Anna Karenina, best foreign film, Clarence Brown, United States, 1935


Lo squadrone biancoby Augusto Genina, Italian, best film, Kingdom of Italy,



The Emperor of California, best foreign film, Luis Trenker, Germany, 1936


Scipio Africanus, best Italian movies, by Carmine Gallone, Kingdom of Italy, 1937


A book of dance (Un carnet de bal), best foreign film, by Julien Duvivier, France, 1937


Luciano Serra pilotaby Goffredo Alessandrini, Italian, best film, Kingdom of Italy, 1938


Olympia, best foreign film, Leni Riefenstahl, Germany, 1938


Abuna Messias, Goffredo Alessandrini, Kingdom of Italy .1939


The siege of the Alcazar, best Italian movies, by Augusto Genina, Kingdom of Italy


1940 Der Postmeister, best foreign film, das Mädchen, Germany, 1940


The Iron Crown, best Italian film, directed by Alessandro Blasetti


The Kingdom of Italy, 1941 Ohm Kruger, best foreign film, Hans Steinhoff


Germany, 1941


Benghazi, Italian film, by Augusto Genina


The Kingdom of Italy, 1942


The great King, best foreign film, Veit Harlan, Germany, 1942