Venice Film Festival 1981 (Competition) – 38ª Mostra internazionale d’arte cinematografica di Venezia

September 2 to September 12, 1981

Leone d'Oro: Die bleierne Zeit
Grand Special Jury Prize: Sogni d'oro & Eles Não Usam Black-Tie
Leone d'Argento (Best first work): Sjecas Li Se, Dolly Bell
Coppa Volpi - Best actress: Barbara Sukowa & Jutta Lampe (Die bleierne Zeit)

Italo Calvino, Presidente (Italy)
Luigi Comencini (Italy)
Manoel de Oliveira (Portugal)
Marie-Christine Barrault (France)
Peter Bogdanovich (USA)
Mohammed Lakhdar-Hamina (Algeria)
Jesus Fernandez Santos (Spain)
Sergej Solov'ëv (URSS)
Krzysztof Zanussi (Poland)

  • Marianne and Juliane
  • Sweet Dreams
  • They Don't Wear Black Tie
  • Do You Remember Dolly Bell?
  • True Confessions
  • Prince of the City
  • The Witch Hunt
  • Falling Stars
  • Cutting It Short
  • Silvestre
  • The Tyrant's Heart, or Boccaccio in Hungary
  • Beirut: The Encounter
  • Bosco d'amore
  • Kaleidoscope
  • The Games of Countess Dolingen
  • Kargus
  • Le Occasioni di Rosa
  • The Fall of Italy
  • Sweet Pea
  • Gallipoli