Silver Lion

Silver Lion

The "Leone d’Argento" ( _en. 'Silver Lion') refers to a number of awards presented at the Venice Film Festival. The Silver Lion is awarded irregularly and have gone through several changes of purpose. Until 1995, Silver Lions were infrequently awarded to a number of films as second prize for those nominated for the Golden Lion. At various times, Silver Lions have also been awarded for debut films, short films and direction.

ilver Lion prize winners


From 1953 to 1957, Silver Lions were awarded to a number of films nominated for the Golden Lion as a second prize.

* 1953
** "Little Fugitive" by Ray Ashley, Morris Engel and Ruth Orkin
** "Moulin Rouge" by John Huston
** "Sadko" by Aleksandr Ptushko
** "Thérèse Raquin" by Marcel Carné
** "Ugetsu" by Kenji Mizoguchi
** "I vitelloni" - Federico Fellini
* 1954
** "On the Waterfront" by Elia Kazan
** "Sansho the Bailiff" Kenji Mizoguchi
** "Seven Samurai" by Akira Kurosawa
** "La strada" by Federico Fellini
* 1955
** "Le amiche" by Michelangelo Antonioni
** "The Big Knife" by Robert Aldrich
** "Ciske de Rat" by Wolfgang Staudte
** "The Cricket" by Samson Samsonov
* 1956 - no award
* 1957 - "Le notti bianche" by Luchino Visconti


From 1958-1982 no Silver Lions were awarded.


From 1983-1989, a Silver Lion was awarded to the best film by a debut director.

*1983 - "Sugar Cane Alley" by Euzhan Palcy
*1984 - "Sonatine" by Micheline Lanctôt
*1985 - "Dust" by Marion Hänsel
*1986 - "A King and His Movie" by Carlos Sorin
*1987 - "Hip hip hurra!" by Kjell Grede


Since 1988, the award has been given to one or more films nominated for the Golden Lion.

*1988 - "Landscape in the Mist" by Theodoros Angelopoulos
** "Recordações da Casa Amarela" by João César Monteiro
** "Death of a Tea Master" by Kei Kumai
*1990 - no award
** "Raise the Red Lantern" by Zhang Yimou
** "The Fisher King" by Terry Gilliam
** "J'entends plus la guitare" by Philippe Garrel
** "Hotel de lux" by Dan Pita
** "Jamón, jamón" by Bigas Luna
** "Un coeur en hiver" by Claude Sautet
*1993 - "Kosh ba kosh" by Bakhtyar Khudojnazarov
**"Heavenly Creatures" by Peter Jackson
** "Little Odessa" by James Gray
** "Il Toro" by Carlo Mazzacurati
*1995-present - No award

ilver Lion for Best Screenplay

1990 - "Sirup" by Helle Ryslinge

ilver Lion for Best Short Film

*1999 - "Portrait of a Young Man Drowning" by Teboho Mahlatsi
*2000 - "A Telephone Call for Genevieve Snow" by Peter Long
*2001 - "Freunde" by Jan Krüger
*2002 - "Clown" by Irina Efteeva
*2003 - "Neft" by Murad Ibragimbekov
*2004 - "Signe d'appartenance" by Kamel Cherif
*2005 - "Xiaozhan" by Chien-ping Lin
*2006 - "Comment on freine dans une descente?" by Alix Delaporte
*2007 - "Dog Altogether" by Paddy Considine

ilver Lion for Best Direction

* 1990 Martin Scorsese for "Goodfellas"
*1991-7 - no awards
* 1998 Emir Kusturica for "Black Cat, White Cat"
* 1999-2004 - no awards
* 2005 Philippe Garrel for "Regular Lovers"
* 2006 Alain Resnais for "Coeurs"
* 2007 Brian De Palma for "Redacted"
* 2008 Aleksei German Jr. for "Paper Soldier"

ilver Lion: Revelation

* 2006 Emanuele Crialese for "Nuovomondo"



External links

* [ La Biennale di Venezia offical website]

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