Festival 2021 Awards Filmmaker Awards 2021 Volta Award We are honoured to award Colin Firth with a Volta Award for his contribution to the world of film. The Academy Award-winning actor is a veteran of film, television and theatre, with an impressive body of work spanning over three decades. He has appeared in three films that have won the academy award for best picture: The King’s Speech, Shakespeare in Love and The English Patient. Colin’s performance as King George VI in The King’s Speech earned him an Academy Award as well as a Golden Globe Award, Screen Actors Guild Award, British Independent Film Award, Critics’ Choice Award and his second Consecutive Bafta Award in 2011. Colin also won the Bafta Award in 2010 and the Volpi Cup for Best Actor at the 2009 Venice Film Festival for his performance in Tom Ford’s A Single Man. His others film credits include the Oscar-nominated Girl with a Pearl Earring; Bridget Jones; Tinker Tailor Solider Spy; Mamma Mia; When Did You Last See Your Father?; Easy virtue; Michael Winterbottom's Genova; The Importance of Being Ernest; Circle of Friends and the Festival’s Opening Night Gala Supernova.