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65th Berlin International Film Festival

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Opening film  Nobody Wants the Night
Location  Berlin, Germany
Awards  Golden Bear (Taxi)
Closing film  Taxi
Founded  1951
Hosted by  Anke Engelke
65th Berlin International Film Festival

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.

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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.

Jury

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
  • In competition

    The following films were selected for the main competition for the Golden Bear and Silver Bear awards:

    Out of competition

    The following films were selected to be screened out of competition:

    Panorama

    The following films were selected for the Panorama section:

    Berlinale Special

    The following films were selected for the Berlinale Special section:

    Berlinale Classics

    The following films were selected to be screened in the Berlinale Classics section:

    Awards

    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 Award
  • 1st Place: The Second Mother by Anna Muylaert
  • 2nd Place: Stories of Our Lives by Jim Chuchu
  • 3rd Place: Tough Love by Rosa von Praunheim
  • Generation
  • 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 Prize
  • Competition: Taxi by Jafar Panahi
  • Panorama: A Minor Leap Down by Hamed Rajabi
  • Festival appearance

    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".

    References

    65th Berlin International Film Festival Wikipedia


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