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66th Berlin International Film Festival

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Opening film  Hail, Caesar!
Location  Berlin, Germany
Festival date  11–21 February 2016
Closing film  Fire at Sea
Founded  1951
66th Berlin International Film Festival
Awards  Golden Bear (Fire at Sea)

The 66th Berlin International Film Festival was held from 11 February to 21 February 2016, with American actress Meryl Streep as the President of the Jury. The Honorary Golden Bear for lifetime achievement was presented to German cinematographer Michael Ballhaus. Hail, Caesar!, directed by Joel and Ethan Coen, was selected to open the festival. The Golden Bear was awarded to the Italian documentary Fire at Sea, directed by Gianfranco Rosi, which also serves as closing night film.

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Main Competition

The following people were on the jury for the Berlinale Competition section:

First Feature

The following people were on the jury for the Best First Feature Award:

  • Michel Franco, Mexican film director and producer
  • Enrico Lo Verso, Italian actor
  • Ursula Meier, French-Swiss film director
  • Short Film

    The following people were on the jury for the Berlinale Shorts section:

  • Sheikha Hoor Al-Qasimi, UAE curator, artist and lecturer
  • Katerina Gregos, Greek curator, writer and lecturer
  • Avi Mograbi, Israeli filmmaker, video artist and lecturer
  • 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:

    Panorama Dokumente

    The following films were selected for the Panorama Dokumente section:

    Teddy30

    The following films were selected to be screened as part of Teddy Award's 30th anniversary celebration:

    Berlinale Special

    The following films were selected for the Berlinale Special section:

    Awards

    The following prizes were awarded:

  • Golden Bear – Fire at Sea by Gianfranco Rosi
  • Honorary Golden Bear – Michael Ballhaus
  • Jury Grand Prix (Silver Bear) – Death in Sarajevo by Danis Tanović
  • Alfred Bauer Prize (Silver Bear) – A Lullaby to the Sorrowful Mystery by Lav Diaz
  • Silver Bear for Best Director – Mia Hansen-Løve for Things to Come
  • Silver Bear for Best Actress – Trine Dyrholm for The Commune
  • Silver Bear for Best Actor – Majd Mastoura for Hedi
  • Silver Bear for Best Script – Tomasz Wasilewski for United States of Love
  • Silver Bear for Outstanding Artistic Contribution for Cinematography – Mark Lee Ping Bin for Crosscurrent
  • Best First Feature Award – Mohamed Ben Attia for Hedi
  • Panoroma Audience Award
  • 1st Place: Junction 48 by Udi Aloni
  • 2nd Place: Greetings from Fukushima by Doris Dörrie
  • 3rd Place: Shepherds and Butchers by Oliver Schmitz
  • Panoroma Audience Award - Panorama Dokumente
  • 1st Place: Who's Gonna Love Me Now? by Tomer and Barak Heymann
  • 2nd Place: Strike a Pose by Reijer Zwaan and Ester Gold
  • 3rd Place: Weekends by Lee Dong-ha
  • Golden Bear For Best Short Film – Batrachian's Ballad by Leonor Teles
  • Silver Bear Jury Prize (short film) – A Man Returned by Mahdi Fleifel
  • Audi Short Film Award – Anchorage Prohibited by Chiang Wei Liang
  • Teddy Award
  • Best Feature Film: Tomcat by Händl Klaus
  • Best Documentary/Essay Film: Kiki by Sara Jordenö
  • Best Short Film: Moms On Fire by Joanna Rytel
  • Special Jury Award: You'll Never Be Alone by Alex Anwandter
  • Special Teddy Award: Christine Vachon
  • Teddy Audience Award: Paris 05:59 by Jacques Martineau and Olivier Ducastel
  • Männer Magazine Readers' Jury Award: Don't Call Me Son by Anna Muylaert
  • FIPRESCI Prize
  • Competition: Death in Sarajevo by Danis Tanović
  • Panorama: Aloys by Tobias Nölle
  • Forum: The Revolution Won't Be Televised by Rama Thiaw
  • Prize of the Ecumenical Jury
  • Competition: Fire at Sea by Gianfranco Rosi
  • Panorama: The First, the Last by Bouli Lanners
  • Forum:
  • Barakah Meets Barakah by Mahmoud Sabbagh
  • Those Who Jump by Abou Bakar Sidibé, Estephan Wagner and Moritz Sieber
  • Europa Cinemas Label – The First, the Last by Bouli Lanners
  • Arte International Prize – Alvaro Brechner for Memories from the Cell
  • Eurimages Co-production Development Award – Cinéma De facto and Proton Cinema for Blind Willow, Sleeping Woman
  • References

    66th Berlin International Film Festival Wikipedia


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