"The Canyons," which is written by Bret Easton Ellis and is a depiction of wayward young Hollywood, was crowdfunded into production by Kickstarter campaign. Be sure to read this fascinating, in-depth New York Times profile on Lohan's casting in the film.
The Schrader-headed jury will award Best Film and other official prizes in the Orizzonti section, which features an international competition of a maximum of 20 feature-length films, with special attention to debut films by young talent who are not yet firmly established. The prizes awarded are:
The Venice International Film Festival runs from August 28 through September 7, 2013.