|Opening film Ginger and Fred|
Festival date 14–25 February 1986
|Location Berlin, Germany|
No. of films 313 films
|Awards Golden Bear (Stammheim)|
The 36th annual Berlin International Film Festival was held 14–25 February 1986. The festival opened with Ginger and Fred by Federico Fellini, which played out of competition at the festival. The Golden Bear was awarded to German film Stammheim directed by Reinhard Hauff.
The retrospective dedicated to German actress and film producer Henny Porten was shown at the festival. Claude Lanzmann'a 9 hour long documentary film Shoah about holocaust was screened at International Forum of New Cinema.
The following people were announced as being on the jury for the festival:
Films in competition
The following films were in competition for the Golden Bear and Silver Bear awards:
The following prizes were awarded by the Jury: