'Black Swan' vying for Venice's Queer Lion

Aronofsky film is one of seven nominated; prize due Sept. 10

Darren Aronofsky's highly touted thriller "Black Swan" will be among the seven films vying for this year's Queer Lion collateral prize at the 67th Venice Film Festival.

This is the fourth year that the Venice festival will host the Queer Lion competition, which selects a winner from among the films in the main Venice competition lineup, or in any of the main sidebars, or out of competition that deal with "homosexual themes or queer interests." A three-member jury will select the winner.

In addition to "Black Swan," Venice's opening film this year, candidates for the prize are love triangle story "Drei" from Tom Tykwer; Francois Ozon's camp drama "Potiche"; Antony Cordier's "Happy Few"; "En el Futuro" from Mauro Andrizzi; Matteo Botrugno and Daniele Coluccini's "Et in Terra Pax"; and Daniele Segre's "Lisetta Carmi, un'animo in Cammino," which explores the world of transvestites in Genoa.

The prize will be announced Sept. 10 at the Venice Days headquarters in the Lido, followed by an open party.

The Venice Film Festival this year takes place Sept. 1-11.