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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.
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)
- 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 Sorín
- 1987 – Maurice by James Ivory
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
Silver Lion for Revelation (2006)
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