Special Jury Prize (Venice Film Festival)

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The Special Jury Prize is an award given at the Venice Film Festival. It is awarded to one or two films per year and is considered less prestigious than the main award, the Golden Lion.

Award Winners[edit]

Year Film Director Nationality
1951 A Streetcar Named Desire Elia Kazan  United States
1952 Mandy Alexander Mackendrick  United Kingdom
1953 No Award Given N/A N/A
1954 Executive Suite * Robert Wise  United States
1955-1957 No Awards Given N/A N/A
1958 The Lovers Louis Malle  France
La Sfida Francesco Rosi  Italy
1959 The Magician Ingmar Bergman  Sweden
1960 Rocco and His Brothers Luchino Visconti  Italy
1961 Peace to Him Who Enters Aleksandr Alov  Soviet Union
Vladimir Naumov
1962 Vivre sa Vie Jean-Luc Godard  France
1963 The Fire Within Louis Malle  France
Introduction to Life Igor Talankin  Soviet Union
1964 The Gospel According to St. Matthew Pier Paolo Pasolini  Italy
Hamlet Grigori Kozintsev  Soviet Union
1965 Simon of the Desert Luis Buñuel  Mexico
I Am Twenty Marlen Khutsiev  Soviet Union
Modiga Mindre Män Leif Krantz  Sweden
1966 Chappaqua Conrad Rooks  United States
Yesterday Girl Alexander Kluge  West Germany
1967 China is Near Marco Bellocchio  Italy
La Chinoise Jean-Luc Godard  France
1968 Our Lady of the Turks Carmelo Bene  Italy
Le Socrate Robert Lapoujade  France
1969-1980 No Awards Given N/A N/A
1981 Sogni d’Oro Nanni Moretti  Italy
Eles Não Usam Black Tie Leon Hirszman  Brazil
1982 Imperativ Krzysztof Zanussi  Poland
1983 Biguefarre Georges Rouquier  France
1984 Le Favoris de la Lune Otar Iosseliani  Georgia
1985 Tangos. El Exilio de Gardel Fernando E. Solanas  Argentina
1986 Cuzaja, Belaja i Rjaboj Sergei Solowjov  Soviet Union
Storia d'Amore Francesco Maselli  Italy
1987 Hip hip hurra! Kjell Grede  Sweden
1988 Camp de Thiaroye Sembène Ousmane  Senegal
Thierno Faty Sow
1989 Et la Lumière Fut Otar Iosseliani  Georgia
1990 An Angel at My Table Jane Campion  New Zealand
1991 A Divina Comédia Manoel de Oliveira  Portugal
1992 Morte di un Matematico Napoletano Mario Martone  Italy
1993 Bad Boy Bubby Rolf De Heer  Netherlands
1994 Natural Born Killers Oliver Stone  United States
1995 A Comédia de Deus João César Monteiro  Portugal
L'Uomo delle Stelle Giuseppe Tornatore  Italy
1996 Brigands Otar Iosseliani  Georgia
1997 Ovosodo Paolo Virzì  Italy
1998 Terminus Paradis Lucian Pintilie  Romania
1999 The Wind Will Carry Us Abbas Kiarostami  Iran
2000 Before Night Falls Julian Schnabel  United States
2001 Dog Days Ulrich Seidl  Austria
2002 House of Fools Andrei Konchalovsky  Russia
2003 The Kite Randa Chahal  Lebanon
2004 The Sea Inside Alejandro Amenábar  Spain
2005 Mary Abel Ferrara  United States
2006 Daratt Mahamat Saleh Haroun  Chad
2007 I'm Not There Todd Haynes  United States
The Secret of the Grain Abdellatif Kechiche  France
2008 Teza Haile Gerima  Ethiopia
2009 Soul Kitchen Fatih Akın  Germany
2010 Essential Killing Jerzy Skolimowski  Poland
2011 Terraferma Emanuele Crialese  Italy
2012 Paradise: Faith Ulrich Seidl  Austria
2013 The Police Officer's Wife Philip Gröning  Germany
  • Special Award was given to the main ensemble cast of the film.

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