Still Life (Sanxia Haoren) byChinese film-maker Jia Zhangkewon the Golden Lion for best film at the 63rd Venice Film Festival.

The film had been thesurprise inclusion in Venice'scompetition, only announced earlier this week. Still Life is about how ordinary villagers' lives will be impactedby the Three Gorges Dam project.

The festival's Silver Lionfor best director went to Alain Resnais' Private Fears InPublic Places.

The Silver Lion Revelationwent to Emanuele Crialesefor Golden Door (Nuovomondo).

Helen Mirrenwon best actress for her role as Queen Elizabeth in Stephen Frears'critically acclaimed The Queen.

Ben Affleck won the bestactor award for his role in Allen Coulter's Hollywoodland.

The special jury prize wentto Daratt by Mahamat-Saleh Haroun.

The Marcello Mastroianni Award for Best Young Actor went to Islid Le Besco from Benoit Jacquot's L'intouchable.

Best technical contribution wentto Emmanuel Lubezki, director of photography forAlfonso Cuaron's ChildrenOf Men.

Best Screenplay went toPeter Morgan for The Queen.

The Special Lion went toJean-Marie Straub and Daniele Huilletfor "innovation in the language of cinema."

Other winners are:

Horizons prize: Mabei shang de fating by Liu Jie
Horizons doc prize: When the Levees Broke: A Requiem in Four Acts by Spike Lee
Lion Of The Future: Khadak by Peter Brosens and Jessica Woodworth
Best Short: Comment on freine dans une descente' by Alix Delaporte
Prix UIP for European short: The Making of Parts by Daniel Elliott
Special Mention for short: Adults Only by Yeo Joon Han