The Silver Lion (or Leone d'Argento) refers to a number of awards presented at the Venice Film Festival. The prize is awarded irregularly and has gone through several changes of purpose. Until 1995, the award was infrequently given to a number of films as second prize for those nominated for the Golden Lion. At various times, the Silver Lion has also been awarded for debut films, short films, and direction.
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Since 1998, Silver Lion for Best Direction has begun to become an annual award presented for best directing achievements in a feature film at official competition section.
Silver Lion for Best Direction (1990–present)
Silver Lion prize (1953–1994)
From 1953 to 1957, the Silver Lion was awarded to a number of films nominated for the Golden Lion as a second prize. Since 1988, the Silver Lion has been given to one or more films nominated for the Golden Lion.
- 1956 – no award
- 1957 – Le Notti Bianche by Luchino Visconti
- 1988 – Landscape in the Mist by Theo Angelopoulos
- 1990 – no award
- 1993 – Kosh ba kosh by Bakhtyar Khudojnazarov
Silver Lion for Best First Work (1982)
Silver Lion for Best First Film (1983–1987)
Silver Lion for Best Screenplay (1990)
- 1990 – Sirup by Helle Ryslinge
Silver Lion for Best Short Film (1996–2007)
- 1996 – O Tamaiti by Sima Urale
- 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 Evteeva
- 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
- "Venice Film Festival 1982 (Competition) – 39ª Mostra internazionale d'arte cinematografica di Venezia". letterboxd.com. Retrieved 29 March 2018.