As the Venice Film Festival kicked off Wednesday in Venice, Italy, the juries will decide the destinies of this year's crop of film contenders. Two Chinese films will screen at this year's festival. Chinese writer-director Pema Tseden's Jinpa will screen Orizzonti (Horizons) in the competition category while director Zhang Yimou's Ying (Shadow) will screen in the Out of Competition category.
Venice has always been the land of fortune where Chinese directors, actors and movies have won numerous awards. The People's Daily has produced a short feature of award-winning movies.
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1989 A city of sadness Golden Lion Award (Directed bv Hou Hsiao-hsien)
1991 Raise the red lantern Silver Lion Award (Directed by Zhang Yimou)
1992 The Story of Qiuju Golden Lion Award & Volpi Cup for Best Actress: Gong Li (Directed by Zhang Yimou)
1994 Vive L'Amour Golden Lion Award (Directed by Tsai Ming-liang)
1994 In the heat of the sun Volpi Cup for Best Actor: Xia Yu(Directed by Jiang Wen)
1999 Not one less Golden Lion Award (Directed by Zhang Yimou)
2005 Brokeback mountain Golden Lion Award (Directed by Ang Lee)
2006 Still life Golden Lion Award (Directed by Jia Zhangke)
2007 Lust caution Golden Lion Award (Directed by Ang Lee)
2011 People mountain people sea Silver Lion Award (Directed by Cai Shangjun)
2011 A simple life Volpi Cup for Best Actress :Deanie Ip (Directed by Ann Hui)