Awards for 2012

Golden Berlin Bear

WINNER

IN-COMPETITION





Just the Wind: Benedek Fliegauf (as Bence Fliegauf)












Best Short Film

WINNER

IN-COMPETITION


























Silver Berlin Bear

Best Actor

WINNER

Best Actress

WINNER

Best Director

WINNER

Best Screenplay

WINNER

Best Short Film

WINNER

Jury Prize - Short Film

WINNER

Gurêto rabitto: Atsushi Wada
This dreamlike film uses a unique, surreal language to tickle our unconscious while showing us the confusion of the modern world in animated form. Using a delicate hand drawn style, Atsushi Wada decodes reality with absurd sequences of characters caught in time.

Outstanding Artistic Achievement

WINNER

White Deer Plain: Lutz Reitemeier
For the photography

Jury Grand Prix

WINNER

Special Award

WINNER

Silver Berlin Bear - Honorable Mention

Best Short Film

WINNER

Honorary Golden Berlin Bear

WINNER

Berlinale Camera

WINNERS



Best Debut Film

IN-COMPETITION

First Movie Award

Generation Kplus

WINNER

Forum

IN-COMPETITION

First Movie Award - Special Mention

Forum

WINNER

Crystal Bear

Generation Kplus - Best Film

WINNER

Arcadia: Olivia Silver
A family realises that it cannot just run away from its problems. We were deeply touched by the authentic story and the natural actors. A long journey and a moving film in all respects!

Generation 14plus - Best Film

WINNER

Night of Silence: Reis Çelik
We were deeply touched by the brilliant actors in this year's winning film. They let us take part in the feelings of two people who are imprisoned by family traditions which do not leave them any space for their own decision making and needs. We were especially impressed by the film's setting - a room where the drama unfolds. Just as for the couple, it is impossible for the audience to leave it.

Generation 14plus - Best Short Film

WINNER

Meathead: Sam Holst
The film shows us, just in a few minutes, the radical path from childhood to adulthood. Using authentic images the film portrays the rituals of a closed community which you cannot escape from. The film exemplifies peer pressure and social pressure which can be found in all societies. For us, it has all the qualities necessary for a great short film.

IN-COMPETITION


Levis hest: Torfinn Iversen (director) (Original Film (production company))

Generation Kplus - Best Short Film

WINNER

Julian: Matthew Moore
A sophisticated film which accompanies a misunderstood boy on his way to popularity with wit and lightness of touch. The fantastic actor displays his phenomenal talent in portraying the smart protagonist - and surprises us in the process. Really great cinema!

IN-COMPETITION


Generation 14plus - Best Feature Film

IN-COMPETITION

Una noche: Lucy Mulloy (director)

Crystal Bear - Special Mention

Generation Kplus - Best Film

WINNER

Generation 14plus - Best Film

WINNER

The Crown Jewels: Ella Lemhagen
Friendship, love, family, the divide between poor and rich, disabilities and sickness were only a few of the themes flowing effortlessly into one another in this complex and many-layered film. The fairytale style does not in any way detract from the dramatic sequence of events. The great acting brought forth the entire spectrum of emotions, from which the audience had no escape. This film touched us deeply. A real masterpiece!

Generation 14plus - Best Short Film

WINNER

663114: Isamu Hirabayashi
Visuals and sound melded together flawlessly to create a philosophical and layered masterpiece. The director conveys his message, beyond all conventions. Through a simple metaphor he portrays the survival of a culture, even in the face of catastrophe.

Generation Kplus - Best Short Film

WINNER

Bino: Billie Pleffer
Without words, we are told the story of a lonely boy who risks his very life in search of friendship. It was the eyes of the lead actor in particular that we found so fascinating.

Deutsches Kinderhilfswerk Grand Prix

Best Feature Film

WINNER

Kauwboy: Boudewijn Koole
Through a distinctly intimate style we are sucked into and moved by a young boys struggle for finding his way out of almost unbearable grief. Beautiful cinematic moments, a little black bird and blue bubble gum are the ingredients that make this a truly original film. A story about love, and the dark and light moments of a father and a son.

Deutsches Kinderhilfswerk - Special Award

Best Short Film

WINNER

Bino: Billie Pleffer
Our winning film is an extremely cinematic portait of otherworldly boys. We loved the film's rebelliousness, its beautiful compositions, its lack of dialogue, its world of isolated youth - tense, imaginative and full of risk.

Deutsches Kinderhilfswerk - Special Mention

Best Short Film

WINNER

L: Thais Fujinaga
Our Special Mention goes to a film about young people not comfortable in their own bodies. We loved the way the theme emerges visually, not through dialogue, and the bold way in which the kids hurt each other. The film is funny and true about youth, and features a great romantic moment when toes seem to kiss each other.

Best Feature Film

WINNER

Gattu: Rajan Khosa
We felt the potential for life's wonders could be seen in every child's eye; and in particular, the boundless ingenuity of the young rascal was utterly compelling. Along with the heavenly dueling spectacle throughout, this combination created a humorous, energetic and joyous ride. We award this film for capturing the ironies, the complexities and the vitality of India.

Teddy

Best Short Film

WINNER

IN-COMPETITION

Best Documentary Film

WINNER

Best Feature Film

WINNER

IN-COMPETITION

Una noche: Lucy Mulloy (director)

Special Teddy

WINNERS


Teddy Jury Award

WINNER

FIPRESCI Prize

Competition

WINNER

Panorama

WINNER

Forum

WINNER

Prize of the Ecumenical Jury

Competition

WINNER

Panorama

WINNER

Forum

WINNER

Prize of the Ecumenical Jury - Special Mention

Competition

WINNER

War Witch: Kim Nguyen
The horror of a young girl's life when taken from her village by rebels to be trained as a child soldier is depicted through scenes of Congo warfare, softened by the sweet innocence of a youthful love. Komona, the girl and war witch, escapes this existence to provide a message of redeeming hope.

Panorama

WINNER

C.I.C.A.E. Award

Panorama

WINNER

Death for Sale: Faouzi Bensaïdi
for its respectful and original reflection of the genre film noir; for its tragic and emotional power; for its force as a document of the impasse of a certain youth at the moment of the breakout of the Arab spring; for his aesthetic ambition and his attitude as cineast.

Forum

WINNER

Our Homeland: Yong-hi Yang
The film's many deeply affecting scenes and strong cast serve to successfully explore a particular chapter in contemporary North Korean history. Thanks to the nuanced characters, the viewer comes to understand the devastating effects that politics and ideology can have on the individual. The jury therefore highly recommends this movie to the CICAE cinemas.

Netpac Award

WINNER

Prix UIP Berlin (European Short Film)

WINNER

Two Ships: Justine Triet
An attempt to tell the story of two solitary figures trying to find a moment of lightness amidst the constantly interrupting weight of reality around them. Using documentary-like techniques the director brings us so close to the characters that we believe they are real.

Alfred Bauer Award

WINNER

Label Europa Cinemas

WINNERS


Dollhouse: Kirsten Sheridan
Special Mention

Caligari Film Award

WINNER

Caligari Film Award - Special Mention

WINNERS



DIALOGUE en Perspective

WINNER

This Ain't California: Marten Persiel
Because of its visual strength and the stylistic confidence of its editing. With gripping dynamics, it mixes personal history with the collective memory of the German Democratic Republic. We've rarely been so splendidly manipulated.

Berlin Today Award

WINNER

Berlin Today Award - Honorable Mention

WINNER

Score Competition

WINNER

Christoph Fleischmann

DAAD Short Film Award

WINNER

The Man That Got Away: Trevor Anderson
This eccentric film employs outstanding music and choreography to create a hilarious, personal narrative full of emotion.

Peace Film Award

WINNER

Amnesty International Film Prize

WINNER

Prize of the Guild of German Art House Cinemas

WINNER

Reader Jury of the "Berliner Morgenpost"

WINNER

Reader Jury of the "Tagesspiegel"

WINNER

Reader Jury of the "Siegessäule"

WINNER

Cinema Fairbindet Prize

WINNER

IN-COMPETITION

Una noche: Lucy Mulloy (director)

EFP Shooting Star

WINNERS

Riz Ahmed
United Kingdom.



Max Hubacher
Switzerland.



Adèle Haenel
France.



Ana Ularu
Romania.

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