Silver Lion

The Silver Lion is one of the highest awards given out at the Venice Film Festival since the lagoon film review was born in 1932. Its importance is second only to the Golden Lion.

There are two distinguished awards known as Silver Lion, the Special Jury Award and the Special Director’s Award.

Special Jury Award

The "Special Jury Award - Silver Lion" is, after the "Golden Lion", the second most important award given out at the Venice Film Festival. This award acknowledges a film that impressed the members of the jury even though it...

Special Director's Award

The "Special Director's Award - Silver Lion" represents the highest award given at the Venice Film Festival exclusively to the director of a film. Unlike the "Golden Lion", which awards a film as a whole, this prize...