Sunday, May 16

Venice – Silver Lion – Best Director

Click through each award to see the full list of nominees and winners!

2019 Venice Film Festival – Silver Lion – Best Director

About Endlessness Roy Andersson

About Endlessness

Roy Andersson

2018 Venice Film Festival – Silver Lion – Best Director

The Sisters Brothers Jacques Audiard

The Sisters Brothers

Jacques Audiard

2017 Venice Film Festival – Silver Lion – Best Director

Custody Xavier Legrand

Custody

Xavier Legrand

2016 Venice Film Festival – Silver Lion – Best Director

Paradise Andrey Konchalovskiy

Paradise

Andrey Konchalovskiy

2016 Venice Film Festival – Silver Lion – Best Director

The Untamed Amat Escalante

The Untamed

Amat Escalante

2015 Venice Film Festival – Silver Lion – Best Director

The Clan Pablo Trapero

The Clan

Pablo Trapero

2014 Venice Film Festival – Silver Lion – Best Director

The Postman's White Nights Andrey Konchalovskiy

The Postman’s White Nights

Andrey Konchalovskiy

2013 Venice Film Festival – Silver Lion – Best Director

Miss Violence Alexandros Avranas

Miss Violence

Alexandros Avranas

2012 Venice Film Festival – Silver Lion – Best Director

The Master Paul Thomas Anderson

The Master

Paul Thomas Anderson

2011 Venice Film Festival – Silver Lion – Best Director

People Mountain People Sea Shangjun Cai

People Mountain People Sea

Shangjun Cai

2010 Venice Film Festival – Silver Lion – Best Director

The Last Circus Álex de la Iglesia

The Last Circus

Álex de la Iglesia

2009 Venice Film Festival – Silver Lion – Best Director

Women Without Men Shirin Neshat

Women Without Men

Shirin Neshat

2008 Venice Film Festival – Silver Lion – Best Director

Paper Soldier Aleksey German Jr.

Paper Soldier

Aleksey German Jr.

2007 Venice Film Festival – Silver Lion – Best Director

Redacted Brian De Palma

Redacted

Brian De Palma

2006 Venice Film Festival – Silver Lion – Best Director

Private Fears In Public Places (Coeurs) Alain Resnais

Private Fears In Public Places (Coeurs)

Alain Resnais

2005 Venice Film Festival – Silver Lion – Best Director

Regular Lovers Philippe Garrel

Regular Lovers

Philippe Garrel

2004 Venice Film Festival – Silver Lion – Best Director

3-Iron Ki-duk Kim

3-Iron

Ki-duk Kim

2003 Venice Film Festival – Silver Lion – Best Director

The Blind Swordsman: Zatoichi Takeshi Kitano

The Blind Swordsman: Zatoichi

Takeshi Kitano

2002 Venice Film Festival – Silver Lion – Best Director

Oasis Chang-dong Lee

Oasis

Chang-dong Lee

2001 Venice Film Festival – Silver Lion – Best Director

Secret Ballot Babak Payami

Secret Ballot

Babak Payami

2000 Venice Film Festival – Silver Lion – Best Director

The Wrestlers Buddhadev Dasgupta

The Wrestlers

Buddhadev Dasgupta

1999 Venice Film Festival – Silver Lion – Best Director

Seventeen Years Yuan Zhang

Seventeen Years

Yuan Zhang

1998 Venice Film Festival – Silver Lion – Best Director

Black Cat, White Cat Emir Kusturica

Black Cat, White Cat

Emir Kusturica

1994 Venice Film Festival – Silver Lion – Best Director

Heavenly Creatures Peter Jackson

Heavenly Creatures

Peter Jackson

1994 Venice Film Festival – Silver Lion – Best Director

Little Odessa James Gray

Little Odessa

James Gray

1994 Venice Film Festival – Silver Lion – Best Director

The Bull Carlo Mazzacurati

The Bull

Carlo Mazzacurati

1993 Venice Film Festival – Silver Lion – Best Director

Kosh ba kosh Bakhtyar Khudojnazarov

Kosh ba kosh

Bakhtyar Khudojnazarov

1992 Venice Film Festival – Silver Lion – Best Director

Hotel de lux Dan Pita

Hotel de lux

Dan Pita

1992 Venice Film Festival – Silver Lion – Best Director

Jamón, Jamón Bigas Luna

Jamón, Jamón

Bigas Luna

1992 Venice Film Festival – Silver Lion – Best Director

Un coeur en hiver Claude Sautet

Un coeur en hiver

Claude Sautet

1991 Venice Film Festival – Silver Lion – Best Director

J'entends plus la guitare Philippe Garrel

J’entends plus la guitare

Philippe Garrel

1991 Venice Film Festival – Silver Lion – Best Director

Raise the Red Lantern Yimou Zhang

Raise the Red Lantern

Yimou Zhang

1991 Venice Film Festival – Silver Lion – Best Director

The Fisher King Terry Gilliam

The Fisher King

Terry Gilliam

1990 Venice Film Festival – Silver Lion – Best Director

Goodfellas Martin Scorsese

Goodfellas

Martin Scorsese

1989 Venice Film Festival – Silver Lion – Best Director

Death of a Tea Master Kei Kumai

Death of a Tea Master

Kei Kumai

1989 Venice Film Festival – Silver Lion – Best Director

Recollections of the Yellow House João César Monteiro

Recollections of the Yellow House

João César Monteiro

1988 Venice Film Festival – Silver Lion – Best Director

Landscape in the Mist Theodoros Angelopoulos

Landscape in the Mist

Theodoros Angelopoulos

1987 Venice Film Festival – Silver Lion – Best Director

Long Live the Lady! Ermanno Olmi

Long Live the Lady!

Ermanno Olmi

1987 Venice Film Festival – Silver Lion – Best Director

Maurice James Ivory

Maurice

James Ivory

1957 Venice Film Festival – Silver Lion – Best Director

Le notti bianche Luchino Visconti

Le notti bianche

Luchino Visconti

1955 Venice Film Festival – Silver Lion – Best Director

Ciske de Rat Wolfgang Staudte

Ciske de Rat

Wolfgang Staudte

1955 Venice Film Festival – Silver Lion – Best Director

Le amiche Michelangelo Antonioni

Le amiche

Michelangelo Antonioni

1955 Venice Film Festival – Silver Lion – Best Director

The Big Knife Robert Aldrich

The Big Knife

Robert Aldrich

1955 Venice Film Festival – Silver Lion – Best Director

The Grasshopper Samson Samsonov

The Grasshopper

Samson Samsonov

1954 Venice Film Festival – Silver Lion – Best Director

La strada Federico Fellini

La strada

Federico Fellini

1954 Venice Film Festival – Silver Lion – Best Director

On the Waterfront Elia Kazan

On the Waterfront

Elia Kazan

1954 Venice Film Festival – Silver Lion – Best Director

Sansho the Bailiff Kenji Mizoguchi

Sansho the Bailiff

Kenji Mizoguchi

1954 Venice Film Festival – Silver Lion – Best Director

Seven Samurai Akira Kurosawa

Seven Samurai

Akira Kurosawa

1953 Venice Film Festival – Silver Lion – Best Director

I vitelloni Federico Fellini

I vitelloni

Federico Fellini

1953 Venice Film Festival – Silver Lion – Best Director

Little Fugitive Ray Ashley

Little Fugitive

Ray Ashley

1953 Venice Film Festival – Silver Lion – Best Director

Moulin Rouge John Huston

Moulin Rouge

John Huston

1953 Venice Film Festival – Silver Lion – Best Director

Sadko Aleksandr Ptushko

Sadko

Aleksandr Ptushko

1953 Venice Film Festival – Silver Lion – Best Director

The Adultress Marcel Carné

The Adultress

Marcel Carné

1953 Venice Film Festival – Silver Lion – Best Director

Ugetsu Kenji Mizoguchi

Ugetsu

Kenji Mizoguchi