|Closing film Bossa Nova|
No. of films 240 films
|Location Berlin, Germany|
Awards Golden Bear (Magnolia)
|Opening film The Million Dollar Hotel|
The 50th annual Berlin International Film Festival was held from February 9 to 20, 2000. The festival opened with The Million Dollar Hotel by Wim Wenders. Bossa Nova by Bruno Barreto, screened out of competition was the closing film of the festival. The Golden Bear was awarded to American film Magnolia directed by Paul Thomas Anderson.
The retrospective titled Artificial People and dedicated to artificial beings and machines in the films was shown at the festival, screening films like Der Golem and The Terminator. On its 50th anniversary the premieres of the films in competition at the festival moved from Zoo Palast to Theater am Potsdamer Platz located at Potsdamer Platz.
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: