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Golden Bear (Taxi)
The 65th annual Berlin International Film Festival was held from 5 to 15 February 2015, with American film director Darren Aronofsky as the President of the Jury. German film director Wim Wenders was presented with the Honorary Golden Bear. The first seven films of the festival were announced on 15 December 2014. Isabel Coixet's Nobody Wants the Night was announced as the opening film.
The Iranian drama film Taxi, directed by Jafar Panahi, won the Golden Bear, which also served as the closing film of the festival.
For the first time in 2015, a "Berlin Critics' Week" ran parallel to the official festival. Similar to International Critics' Week at the Cannes festival, Berlin Critics' Week (alternatively referred to as "Critics' Week Berlin") is a sidebar run by the German Film Critics Association and screens arthouse films.
65th Berlin International Film Festival Wikipedia
The following people were on the jury for the festival:
The following people were on the jury for the Best First Feature:Fernando Eimbcke, Mexican film director
Joshua Oppenheimer, American film director
Olga Kurylenko, French actress
The following films were selected for the main competition for the Golden Bear and Silver Bear awards:
The following films were selected to be screened out of competition:
The following films were selected for the Panorama section:
The following films were selected for the Berlinale Special section:
The following films were selected to be screened in the Berlinale Classics section:
The following prizes were awarded:Golden Bear – Taxi by Jafar Panahi
Jury Grand Prix (Silver Bear) – The Club by Pablo Larraín
Alfred Bauer Prize (Silver Bear) – Ixcanul by Jayro Bustamante
Silver Bear for Best Director
Radu Jude for Aferim!
Małgorzata Szumowska for Body
Silver Bear for Best Actress – Charlotte Rampling for 45 Years
Silver Bear for Best Actor – Tom Courtenay for 45 Years
Silver Bear for Best Script – Patricio Guzmán for The Pearl Button
Silver Bear for Outstanding Artistic Contribution for Cinematography
Sturla Brandth Grøvlen for Victoria
Sergey Mikhalchuk and Evgeniy Privin for Under Electric Clouds
Best First Feature Award – 600 Miles by Gabriel Ripstein
Panoroma Audience Award1st Place: The Second Mother by Anna Muylaert
2nd Place: Stories of Our Lives by Jim Chuchu
3rd Place: Tough Love by Rosa von Praunheim
The Grand Prix, for the best feature-length film
Special Mention for the Best Feature Film by The Children's Jury for Generation Kplus
Rainbow by Nagesh Kukunoor
Teddy Award: Nasty Baby by Sebastián Silva
FIPRESCI PrizeCompetition: Taxi by Jafar Panahi
Panorama: A Minor Leap Down by Hamed Rajabi
The festival poster was designed by BOROS agency, who made the previous four posters of the festival. Festival director Dieter Kosslick described the poster as "the glamorous and suspense-packed second that precedes every cinema experience is when the curtain opens to reveal the screen. This year's poster motif aims to stir anticipation for that magical moment".