No. of films
Golden Bear (Central Station)
The 48th annual Berlin International Film Festival was held from February 11 to 22, 1998. The festival opened with the Irish film The Boxer by Jim Sheridan. Francis Ford Coppola's The Rainmaker was selected as the closing night film. The Golden Bear was awarded to Brazilian-French film Central Station directed by Walter Salles. The retrospective dedicated to Siodmak Bros., titled Siodmak Bros. Berlin – London – Paris – Hollywood was shown at the festival.
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: