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8th Berlin International Film Festival

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Location  Berlin, Germany
Festival date  27 June – 8 July 1958
Founded  1951
Website  Website
8th Berlin International Film Festival
Awards  Golden Bear (Smultronstället)

The 8th annual Berlin International Film Festival was held from 27 June – 8 July 1958. The festival was opened by Berlin's then newly elected mayor Willy Brandt. The Golden Bear was awarded to the Swedish film Smultronstället directed by Ingmar Bergman.



The following people were announced as being on the jury for the festival:

  • Frank Capra (Head of Jury)
  • J. Novais Teixeira
  • Jean Marais
  • Paul Rotha
  • L. B. Rao
  • Duilio Coletti
  • Michiko Tanaka
  • Gerhard T. Buchholz
  • Willy Haas
  • Gerhard Lamprecht
  • Leopold Reitemeister
  • Films in competition

    The following films were in competition for the Golden Bear award:


    The following prizes were awarded by the Jury:

  • Golden Bear: Smultronstället by Ingmar Bergman
  • Silver Bear for Best Director: Tadashi Imai for Jun'ai Monogatari
  • Silver Bear for Best Actress: Anna Magnani for Wild Is the Wind
  • Silver Bear for Best Actor: Sidney Poitier for The Defiant Ones
  • Silver Bear Extraordinary Prize of the Jury: Do Aankhen Barah Haath by Rajaram Vankudre Shantaram
  • FIPRESCI Award
  • Ice Cold in Alex by J. Lee Thompson and Smultronstället by Ingmar Bergman
  • OCIC Award
  • Do Aankhen Barah Haath by Rajaram Vankudre Shantaram
  • References

    8th Berlin International Film Festival Wikipedia