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The Berlin International Film Festival, also called the "Berlinale", is one of the most important film festivals in Europe and the world. It is the film festival with most visitors worldwide. It is held annually in February (in 2006 from February 9 until February 19) and has been arranged since 1951. Image File history File links Berlinale_logo_small. ... A film festival is a mostly annual festival in one or more movie theaters with a special program showcasing many films. ... World map showing Europe Europe is one of the seven continents of Earth which, in this case, is more a cultural and political distinction than a physiographic one, leading to various perspectives about Europes borders. ... 2006 (MMVI) is a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... February 9 is the 40th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar. ... February 19 is the 50th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar. ... 1951 (MCMLI) was a common year starting on Monday; see its calendar. ...


The jury always places special emphasis on representing films from all over the world, from the former Eastern Block countries as well as from Western countries. The awards are called the Golden and Silver Bears (the Bear is the symbol of Berlin). A jury is a sworn body of persons convened to render a rational, impartial verdict and a finding of fact on a legal question officially submitted to them, or to set a penalty or judgment in a jury trial of a court of law. ... Film refers to the celluloid media on which movies are printed. ... During the Cold War, the Eastern Bloc (or Soviet Bloc) comprised the following Central and Eastern European countries: Bulgaria, Romania, Hungary, East Germany, Poland, Albania (until the early 1960s, see below), the Soviet Union, and Czechoslovakia. ... For other uses, see Berlin (disambiguation). ...


The premieres are held in the "Berlinale Palast" located at Marlene-Dietrich-Platz 1. Marlene Dietrich in the 1930s Marlene Dietrich (December 27, 1901 – May 6, 1992) was a German-born actress, entertainer and singer. ...

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Categories

Silver Bears

  • Best Director
  • Best Actor
  • Best Actress
  • Best Music
  • Extraordinary achievement by a single artist
  • Grand Price of the Jury (Short film award)

Golden Bears Short subject is an American film industry term that historically has referred to any film in the format of two reels, or approximately 20 minutes running time, or less. ...

  • Best Motion Picture
  • Lifetime Achievement ("Honorary Golden Bear")

Berlinale

  • Special award for services to the Festival

List of winners

  • Berlinale Camera
  • Honorary Golden Bear

Golden Bear

Year Film Director Country
2006 Grbavica Jasmila Žbanić Bosnia and Herzegovina
2005 U-Carmen e-Khayelitsha Marc Dornford-May South Africa
2004 Head-On Fatih Akin Germany/Turkey
2003 In This World Michael Winterbottom United Kingdom
2002 Spirited Away Hayao Miyazaki Japan
Bloody Sunday Paul Greengrass UK/Ireland
2001 Intimacy Patrice Chéreau France
2000 Magnolia Paul Thomas Anderson United States
1999 The Thin Red Line Terrence Malick United States
1998 Central Station Walter Salles Brazil
1997 The People vs. Larry Flynt Miloš Forman United States
1996 Sense and Sensibility Ang Lee United States
1995 Fresh Bait Bertrand Tavernier France
1994 In the Name of the Father Jim Sheridan UK/Ireland
1993 The Women from the Lake of Scented Souls Xie Fei China
The Wedding Banquet Ang Lee Taiwan
1992 Grand Canyon Lawrence Kasdan United States
1991 La Casa del sorriso Marco Ferreri Italy
1990 Music Box Costa-Gavras United States
Larks on a String Jiri Menzel Czechoslovakia
1989 Rain Man Barry Levinson United States
1988 Red Sorghum Yimou Zhang China
1987 Tema Gleb Panfilov Soviet Union
1986 Stammheim Reinhard Hauff West Germany
1985 Die Frau und der Fremde Rainer Simon East Germany
Wetherby David Hare United Kingdom
1984 Love Streams John Cassavetes United States
1983 Ascendancy Edward Bennett United Kingdom
The Beehive Mario Camus Spain
1982 Veronika Voss Rainer Werner Fassbinder West Germany
1981 Faster, Faster Carlos Saura Spain
1980 Heartland Richard Pearce United States
Palermo or Wolfsburg Werner Schroeter West Germany
1979 David Peter Lilienthal West Germany
1978 Trout José Luis García Sánchez Spain
What Max Said Emilio Martínez Lázaro Spain
1977 Ascent Larisa Shepitko Soviet Union
1976 Buffalo Bill and the Indians, or Sitting Bull's History Lesson Robert Altman United States
1975 Adoption Márta Mészáros Hungary
1974 The Apprenticeship of Duddy Kravitz Ted Kotcheff Canada
1973 Distant Thunder Satyajit Ray India
1972 The Canterbury Tales Pier Paolo Pasolini Italy
1971 The Garden of the Finzi-Continis Vittorio De Sica Italy/W. Germany
1970 N/A N/A N/A
1969 Rani Radovi Zelimir Zilnik Yugoslavia
1968 Ole dole doff Jan Troell Sweden
1967 Le départ Jerzy Skolimowski Belgium
1966 Cul-de-sac Roman Polanski United Kingdom
1965 Alphaville Jean-Luc Godard France/Italy
1964 Susuz Yaz Ismail Metin Turkey
1963 Il Diavolo Gian Luigi Polidoro Italy
1962 A Kind of Loving John Schlesinger United Kingdom
1961 La notte Michelangelo Antonioni Italy
1960 El lazarillo de tormes César Ardavin Spain
1959 Les cousins Claude Chabrol France
1958 Smultronstället Ingmar Bergman Sweden
1957 Twelve Angry Men Sidney Lumet United States
1956 Invitation To The Dance Gene Kelly United States
1955 Die Ratten Robert Siodmak Federal Republic of Germany
1954 Hobson's Choice David Lean United Kingdom
1953 Le salaire de la peur Henri-Georges Clouzot France/Italy
1952 Hon dansade en sommar Arne Mattsson Sweden

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Bertrand Tavernier (b. ... 1994 (MCMXCIV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated like the International Year of the Family and the International Year of the Sport and the Olympic Ideal. // Events January Bill Clinton January 1 : North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) goes into effect. ... In the Name of the Father is a 1993 film directed by Jim Sheridan which tells the story of a man, falsely convicted of the Provisional IRAs Guildford pub bombing, who tries to prevent his father from being involved in the accusation. ... Jim Sheridan (born February 6, 1949) is a film director who was born in Dublin, Ireland, and educated by the Irish Christian Brothers. ... 1993 (MCMXCIII) was a common year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar and marked the Beginning of the International Decade to Combat Racism and Racial Discrimination (1993-2003). ... The Wedding Banquet (Chinese: 喜宴; pinyin: ; Wade-Giles: Hsi yen), released in 1993, is a motion picture about a Chinese-American homosexual who marries a woman to placate his parents and get her a green card. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... 1992 (MCMXCII) was a leap year starting on Wednesday. ... Grand Canyon is an ensemble drama directed and co-written by Lawrence Kasdan, advertised as The Big Chill for the 90s, in reference to one of Kasdans earlier successes. ... Lawrence Kasdan (born 14 January 1949) is an Jewish-American movie producer, director and screenwriter. ... 1991 (MCMXCI) was a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Marco Ferreri was an Italian film director, actor and screen writer (May 11, 1928 in Milan - May 9, 1997 in Paris). ... This article is about the year. ... Music Box is a 1989 movie which tells the story of an attorney who defends her father on charges of war crimes. ... Constantinos Gavras (born February 12, 1933, Loutra-Iraias, Greece), better known as Costa-Gavras, is a Greek-French filmmaker best known for films with overt political themes. ... Jiří Menzel (born February 23rd, 1938), is a Czech film director, theatre director, actor and scriptwriter. ... 1989 (MCMLXXXIX) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Rain Man is a 1988 film which tells the story of a selfish yuppie who discovers that his father has left all of his estate to the autistic brother he never knew he had. ... Barry Levinson Barry Levinson (born April 6, 1942 in Baltimore, Maryland) is a Jewish-American screenwriter, film director, actor, and producer of film and television. ... 1988 (MCMLXXXVIII) was a leap year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Red Sorghum (紅高梁, Pinyin: Hong gao liang) is a 1987 Chinese film, the first to be directed by Zhang Yimou, based off a novel by Mo Yan. ... Zhāng Yìmóu (张艺谋 Traditional Chinese: 張藝謀) (born November 14, 1950) is a Chinese filmmaker and cinematographer who made his directorial debut in 1987 with the film Red Sorghum. ... 1987 (MCMLXXXVII) was a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Tema, population 209,000 (2005), is a city on the Atlantic Ocean coast, east of the capital city of Accra, in the region of Greater Accra, in Ghana, West Africa. ... 1986 (MCMLXXXVI) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Reinhard Hauff (born 23 May 1939) is a German film director. ... This article is about the year. ... GDR redirects here. ... David Hare (born June 5, 1947) is an English dramatist and director. ... 1984 (MCMLXXXIV) was a leap year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Love Streams is John Cassavetess eleventh film, based off of the play by Ted Allen. ... John Cassavetes John Nicholas Cassavetes (December 9, 1929 - February 3, 1989) was a Greek American actor, screenwriter, and director. ... 1983 (MCMLXXXIII) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... // Background Ascendancy is a 4X science fiction turn-based strategy computer game for DOS. It was released in 1995 by The Logic Factory. ... 1982 (MCMLXXXII) was a common year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Veronika Voss (German title: Die Sehnsucht der Veronika Voss) is a 1982 film directed by Rainer Werner Fassbinder. ... Fassbinder 1977 Rainer Werner Fassbinder (May 31, 1945 – June 10, 1982), German movie director and actor, was one of the most important representatives of the New German Cinema. ... 1981 (MCMLXXXI) was a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Carlos Saura (born 4 January 1932, Atarés, Huesca) is a Spanish film director. ... 1980 (MCMLXXX) was a leap year starting on Tuesday. ... Heartland is a most often a geopolitical term, often used to refer to a central area of Eurasia that is remote and inaccessible from the periphery. ... Richard Pearce (born January 25, 1943 in San Diego, California) is an American film director and producer. ... Werner Schroeter (born April 7, 1945 in Georgenthal, Thuringia) is a German film director, considered, together with Rainer Werner Fassbinder, one of the most important of his country in the post-war period. ... This page refers to the year 1979. ... 1978 (MCMLXXVIII) was a common year starting on Sunday (the link is to a full 1978 calendar). ... Emilio Martínez-Lázaro is a Spanish film director famous for such films as The Other Side of the Bed and His Masters Voice. ... For the album by Ash, see 1977 (album). ... Larisa Shepitko (b Ukraine 1939 d 1979) was a Russian film director. ... 1976 (MCMLXXVI) was a leap year starting on Thursday (the link is to a full 1976 calendar). ... Buffalo Bill and the Indians, or Sitting Bulls History Lesson is a 1976 film directed by Robert Altman and starring Paul Newman as Buffalo Bill. ... Filmmaker Robert Altman on the set of The Gingerbread Man. ... 1975 (MCMLXXV) was a common year starting on Wednesday (the link is to a full 1975 calendar). ... Márta Mészáros (born September 19, 1931 in Kispest, Hungary) is a Hungarian film director. ... 1974 (MCMLXXIV) was a common year starting on Tuesday (the link is to a full 1974 calendar). ... The Apprenticeship of Duddy Kravitz is a 1974 motion picture comedy/drama based upon the 1959 novel by Canadian author Mordecai Richler. ... Ted Kotcheff (sometimes credited as William Kotcheff or William T. Kotcheff; born April 7, 1931 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada) is a Canadian film and television director, who is well known for his work on several high-profile British television productions and as a director of films such as First Blood. ... 1973 (MCMLXXIII) was a common year starting on Monday. ... Distant Thunder is a 1988 American drama film, directed by Rick Rosenthal and starring John Lithgow and Ralph Macchio. ... (Bangla:সত্যজিৎ রায়) (May 2, 1921 - April 23, 1992) was an Indian film director, regarded as one of the greatest auteurs of twentieth century cinema for his subtle, austere and lyrical style of film-making. ... 1972 (MCMLXXII) was a leap year starting on Saturday (the link is to a full 1972 calendar). ... I racconti di Canterbury is a 1972 Italian film directed by Pier Paolo Pasolini and is based on the novel The Canterbury Tales by Geoffrey Chaucer. ... 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West Germany was the informal but almost universally used name for the Federal Republic of Germany from 1949 until 1990, during which years the Federal Republic did not yet include East Germany. ... 1970 (MCMLXX) was a common year starting on Thursday (the link is to a full 1970 calendar). ... 1969 (MCMLXIX) was a common year starting on Wednesday (the link is to a full 1969 calendar). ... Yugoslavia (Jugoslavija in all south Slavic languages, Југославија in Serbian and Macedonian Cyrillic) is a term used for three separate but successive political entities that existed during most of the 20th century on the Balkan Peninsula in Europe. ... 1968 (MCMLXVIII) was a leap year starting on Monday (the link is to a full 1968 calendar). ... Jan Troell (born July 23, 1931 in Limhamn outside Malmö, SkÃ¥ne län, Sweden) is a Swedish film director. ... 1967 (MCMLXVII) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar (the link is to a full 1967 calendar). ... Jerzy Skolimowski (b. ... 1966 (MCMLXVI) was a common year starting on Saturday (the link is to a full 1966 calendar). ... For the musical group, see Cul de Sac (group). ... Roman PolaÅ„ski at Cannes with Adrien Brody, 2002 Roman PolaÅ„ski (born August 18, 1933) is a Franco-Polish film director and actor. ... 1965 (MCMLXV) was a common year starting on Friday (the link is to a full 1965 calendar). ... Alphaville is: A German music trio. ... Jean-Luc Godard. ... 1964 (MCMLXIV) was a leap year starting on Wednesday (the link is to a full 1964 calendar). ... 1963 (MCMLXIII) was a common year starting on Tuesday (the link is to a full 1963 calendar). ... 1962 (MCMLXII) was a common year starting on Monday (the link is to a full 1962 calendar). ... John Richard Schlesinger (February 16, 1926–July 25, 2003) was a British film director. ... 1961 (MCMLXI) was a common year starting on Sunday (the link is to a full 1961 calendar). ... Michelangelo Antonioni (born September 29, 1912, Ferrara, Emilia Romagna) is an Italian film director whose films are widely considered as some of the most influential in film aesthetic. ... 1960 (MCMLX) was a leap year starting on Friday (the link is to a full 1960 calendar). ... 1959 (MCMLIX) was a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Claude Chabrol (born June 24, 1930) is a French movie director and has become well-known in the 40 years since his first film, Le Beau Serge, for his chilling tales of murder, including Le Boucher. ... 1958 (MCMLVIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... ... Ingmar Bergman (pronounced in Swedish, IPA notation) (born July 14, 1918 as Ernst Ingmar Bergman) is a Swedish stage and film director who is one of the key film auteurs of the second half of the twentieth century. ... 1957 (MCMLVII) was a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 12 Angry Men is a 1957 film which tells the story of one lone juror who holds out against the other eleven members of the jury because he is not convinced that the defendant is guilty. ... Portrait of Sidney Lumet, May 7, 1939. ... 1956 (MCMLVI) was a leap year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Eugene Curran Kelly (August 23, 1912 – February 2, 1996), better known as Gene Kelly, was born and raised in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. ... 1955 (MCMLV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Robert Siodmak (August 8, 1900 - March 10, 1973) was a film director born in Memphis, Tennessee (sometimes his birthplace is stated as Dresden, Germany). ... 1954 (MCMLIV) was a common year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar. ... In colloquial English, a Hobsons choice is an apparently free choice that is really no choice at all. ... David Lean Sir David Lean (March 25, 1908 – April 16, 1991) was a British film director, best remembered for big-screen epics such as Lawrence of Arabia, The Bridge on the River Kwai and Doctor Zhivago . ... 1953 (MCMLIII) was a common year starting on Thursday (link is to a full 1953 calendar). ... Henri-Georges Clouzot (November 20, 1904 - January 12, 1977) was a French film director, screenwriter and producer. ... 1952 (MCMLII) was a Leap year starting on Tuesday (link will take you to calendar). ... Arne Mattsson (2 December 1919 - 28 June 1995) was a Swedish film director, born in Uppsala. ...

See also

Academy Award The Academy Awards, popularly known as the Oscars, are the most prominent film awards in the United States and most watched awards ceremony in the world. ... Detail from the memorial plaque on the Marlene Dietrich house in the Rote Insel area of Schöneberg This list is incomplete; you can help by expanding it. ...

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