In 1997, the 28-year-old Jia Zhangke won the 48th Berlin International Film Festival Youth Forum Award and the 3rd Busan International Film Festival New Wave Award for his long-form debut novel "Xiaowu".
In 2000, his feature film "The Platform" won the 57th Venice International Film Festival Asian Film Promotion Alliance Award.
In 2006, his feature film "Three Gorges Good Man" won the Golden Lion Award at the 63rd Venice International Film Festival.
In 2013, Jia Zhangke won the Best Screenplay Award at the 66th Cannes International Film Festival for his film "Days of Heaven".
In 2018, Jia Zhangke nominated the Palme d'Or at the 71st Cannes Film Festival with "Children of the Rivers and Lakes".