Venice 2008

Golden Lion: The Wrestler by Darren Aronofsky
Silver Lion for Best Director: Aleksei German for Bumazhnyy soldat (Paper Soldier)
Special Jury Prize: Teza by Haile Gerima
Volpi Cup for Best Actor: Silvio Orlando for Giovanna’s Father
Volpi Cup for Best Actress: Dominique Blanc for The Other One
Marcello Mastroianni Award (for the best emerging actor or actress): Jennifer Lawrence for The Burning Plain
Golden Osella for Best Cinematography: Alisher Khamidhodjaev and Maxim Drozdov for Bumazhnyy soldat
Golden Osella for Best Screenplay: Haile Gerima for Teza
Special Lion for Overall Work: Werner Schroeter

Selection:

Achilles and the Tortoise
Birdwatchers
The Hurt Locker
Inju: The Beast in the Shadow
Inland
Jerichow
Milk
A Perfect Day
Plastic City
Ponyo
Rachel Getting Married
The Seed of Discord
The Sky Crawlers
This Night
Vegas: Based on a True Story