|Festival date||30 August – 9 September 2000|
The 57th annual Venice International Film Festival was held between 30 August to 9 September 2000. The Golden Lion was awarded to Dayereh directed by Jafar Panahi.
The following people comprised the 2000 jury:
|English title||Original title||Director(s)||Production country|
|Before Night Falls||Julian Schnabel||United States|
|The Circle||Dayereh||Jafar Panahi||Iran, Italy, Switzerland|
|Comedy of Innocence||Comédie de l'innocence||Raoul Ruiz||France|
|Denti (en. "Teeth")||Gabriele Salvatores||Italy|
|Dr. T & the Women||Robert Altman||United States, Germany|
|Durian Durian||Liulian piao piao||Fruit Chan||Hong Kong|
|O Fantasma (eng.: "The Phantom", "The Ghost")||João Pedro Rodrigues||Portugal|
|Freedom||Laisvė||Sharunas Bartas||Lithuania, France, Portugal|
|The Goddess of 1967||Clara Law||Australia|
|Holy Tongue||La lingua del santo||Carlo Mazzacurati||Italy|
|The Isle||Seom||Ki-duk Kim||South Korea|
|Johnny the Partisan||Il partigiano Johnny||Guido Chiesa||Italy|
|Liam||Stephen Frears||USA, UK, Germany, Italy, France|
|The Man Who Cried||Sally Potter||United Kingdom, France|
|One Hundred Steps||I cento passi||Marco Tullio Giordana||Italy|
|Our Lady of the Assassins||La virgen de los sicarios||Barbet Schroeder||Colombia, Spain, France|
|To Matthieu||Selon Matthieu||Xavier Beauvois||France|
|Uttara (en. "The Wrestlers")||Buddhadev Dasgupta||India|
|Word and Utopia||Palavra e Utopia||Manoel de Oliveira||Portugal|
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