Berlin International Film Festival

Berlin, Germany

Notes

  • The Berlin International Film Festival is acknowledged to be an competitive film fest by the International Federation of Film Producers (FIAPF) since 1956.

Awards

ARTE International Prize

Alfred Bauer Award
  • The award is named for and given in memory of Berlin Film Festival founder Alfred Bauer.

Alfred Bauer Award - Honorable Mention

Amnesty International Film Prize

Amnesty International Film Prize - Special Mention

Audi Short Film Award

Audience Poll: Grand Bronze Plate

Audience Poll: Small Bronze Plate

Berlin Bear Jubilee Award

Berlin Today Award

Berlin Today Award - Honorable Mention

Berlinale Camera
  • Several trophies are handed out each year, mostly two or three.

Berlinale Talents Doc Station Development Grant

Best Debut Film

Best Debut Film - Honorable Mention

Best European Short Film
  • The winning film is automatically nominated for the European Short Film Award at the next European Film Awards.

Best First Feature Award

Blue Angel

Bronze Berlin Bear

Bronze Plaque

C.I.C.A.E. Award

C.I.C.A.E. Award - Honorable Mention

C.I.C.A.E. Award - Recommendation

C.I.C.A.E. Award - Special Mention

C.I.D.A.L.C. Award

C.I.D.A.L.C. Award - Honorable Mention

C.I.D.A.L.C. Award - Special Recommendation

C.I.D.A.L.C. Diploma

C.I.D.A.L.C. Ghandi Award

C.I.D.A.L.C. Silver Medal

C.I.D.A.L.C. Special Jury Prize

C.I.D.A.L.C. UNESCO Award

C.I.F.E.J. Award

C.I.F.E.J. Award - Honorable Mention

Caligari Film Award
  • The award has been inaugurated by initiative of Heiner Roß, head master of the Metropolis cinema in Hamburg, Germany.

Caligari Film Award - Special Mention

Children's Film Festival: Award of the Maria Schell Foundation
  • This award is given at the Children's Film Fest.

Children's Film Festival: Award of the Senator for Women, Youth and Family
  • This is the former main award of the Children's Film Fest.

Children's Film Festival: Best Short Film

Children's Film Festival: Best Short Film - Honorable Mention

Children's Film Festival: Honorable Mention

Cinema Fairbindet Prize

Compass-Perspektive Award

Crystal Bear
  • This award is given at the Children's Film Fest and has also been referred to as "Glass Bear" formerly in English.

Crystal Bear - Special Mention
  • This award is given at the Children's Film Fest.

DAAD Short Film Award

DIALOGUE en Perspective
  • The prize aspires to make new German cinema more accessible to young French audiences.

DIALOGUE en Perspective - Actor's Award

DIALOGUE en Perspective - Special Mention

Deutsches Kinderhilfswerk - Special Award
  • This award is given at the Children's Film Fest.

Deutsches Kinderhilfswerk - Special Mention

Deutsches Kinderhilfswerk Grand Prix
  • This award is given at the Children's Film Fest.

Dolby Atmos Policy Trailer

Dolby Sound Mark Prize

Don Quixote Award

Don Quixote Award - Special Mention

EFA Award

EFP Shooting Star

Eurimages Co-Production Development Award

Eurimages Co-Production Development Award - Special Mention

FIPRESCI Prize

FIPRESCI Prize - Honorable Mention

FIPRESCI Prize - Recommendation

FIPRESCI Prize - Special Mention

FIPRESCI Prize - Special Recommendation

Femina-Film-Prize

Femina-Film-Prize - Special Mention

Film Prize of the Robert Bosch Stiftung for International Cooperation

First Movie Award

First Movie Award - Special Mention

Forum

Generation Prize

Glasshütte Original Documentary Award

Golden Berlin Bear

Golden Berlin Bear for Best Short Film

Golden Plaque

Grand Bronze Plaque

Grand Golden Plaque

Grand Prix of the Generation 14plus International Jury

Grand Prix of the Generation Kplus International Jury

Grand Silver Plaque

Guild Film Prize

Heiner Carow Prize

Honorable Mention

Honorary Golden Berlin Bear

IWG Golden Plaque

Interfilm Award
  • Since 1992 the evangelic and catholic film (Interfilm and OCIC) juries are merged to one ecumenical jury.

Interfilm Award - Honorable Mention

Interfilm Award - One World Award

Interfilm Award - Otto Dibelius Film Award

Interfilm Award - Recommendation

Interfilm Award - Special Mention

Interfilm Award - Special Prize

Interfilm Award - Special Recommendation

Interfilm Grand Prix

Journalists' Special Award

Jury Award

Label Europa Cinemas
  • The "Label Europa Cinemas" is an intiative of the Association "Europa Cinemas" which supports European films, their distribution in Europe and raises awareness about them amongst the public and in the media. In cooperation with the Label, each year a European film in the "Semaine des Réalisateurs" at Cannes and, since 2004, during the "Venice Days" in Venice, a jury of five member cinema operators presents the award to a European film. (from the Berlinale web site, 2005)

Label Europa Cinemas - Special Mention

Made in Germany - Perspektive Fellowship Award

Manfred Salzgeber Award

Manfred Salzgeber Award - Special Mention

Mionetto Film Award

Männer Jury Award

Netpac Award

Netpac Award - Special Mention

New Talent Award

New York Film Academy Scholarship Award

OCIC Award
  • Since 1992 the evangelic and catholic film (Interfilm and OCIC) juries are merged to one ecumenical jury.

OCIC Award - Honorable Mention

OCIC Award - Recommendation

OCIC Award - Special Mention

OCIC Award - Special Recommendation

OCIC Promotional Award

OCIC Promotional Award - Honorable Mention

Otto Domnick Film Award

Panorama Audience Award
  • The statuette had been designed by Berlin sculptor Hubertus Brand.

Panorama Award of the New York Film Academy

Panorama Award of the New York Film Academy - Special Mention

Panorama Short Film Award

Panorama Short Film Award - Special Mention

Panorama Special Jury Short Film Award

Peace Film Award
  • The statuette has been designed by Berlin artist Otmar Alt.

Peace Film Award - Honorable Mention

Perspektive Award

Pierrot Award for Best European First Work

Planet Documentary Film Award

Prix Berlin (EFA European Short Film)

Prix UIP Berlin (European Short Film)
  • The winning film is automatically nominated for the European Short Film Award at the next European Film Awards.

Prize of the Ecumenical Jury
  • Since 1992 the evangelic and catholic film (Interfilm and OCIC) juries are merged to one ecumenical jury.

Prize of the Ecumenical Jury - Special Mention

Prize of the Guild of German Art House Cinemas

Prize of the Senator for People's Education
  • Predecessor to the Youth Film Award.

Reader Jury of the "Berliner Morgenpost"

Reader Jury of the "Berliner Zeitung"

Reader Jury of the "Berliner Zeitung" - Special Mention

Reader Jury of the "Siegessäule"

Reader Jury of the "Tagesspiegel"

Reader Jury of the "Zitty"

Score Competition
  • The Volkswagen Score Competition for sound designers and composers has been inaugurated in 2004 and is part of the Berlinale Talent Campus' The Sound and Music section.

Silver Berlin Bear
  • The Silver Berlin Bear is given in several categories including the 'Special Prize of the Jury', which can be considered 'second best movie'.

Silver Berlin Bear - Honorable Mention

Silver Plaque

Small Bronze Plaque

Small Golden Plaque

Small Silver Plaque

Special Mention

Special Mention of the Generation 14plus International Jury

Special Mention of the Generation Kplus International Jury

Special Prize of the City of Berlin

Special Prize of the City of Berlin - Honorary Diploma

Special Prize of the Ecumenical Jury

Special Prize of the Generation 14plus International Jury

Special Prize of the Generation Kplus International Jury

Special Prize of the Senate of Berlin

Special Recognition

Special Teddy

Talent Movie of the Week

Teddy
  • The Teddy is officially recognized as festival award since 1992. In its early years only films from the Panorama section were considered for the award.
  • The Teddy is the only world-wide gay/lesbian film award at one of the main international film festivals.
  • The Teddy statuette has been designed by comic strip artist 'Ralf König'.

Teddy - Special Mention

Teddy Audience Award

Teddy Jury Award

Think:Film Award

Think:Film Award - Special Mention

UNICEF Award

UNICEF Award - Honorable Mention

UNICRIT Award

UNICRIT Award - Honorable Mention

UNICRIT Special Award

UNICRIT Statuette

VFF Talent Highlight Pitch Award

Wolfgang Staudte Award

Wolfgang Staudte Award - Special Mention

Youth Film Award

Youth Film Award - Honorable Mention

Historical Timeline


1952
  • The festival's competition films are judged by the festival's audience.

1953
  • The festival's competition films are judged by the festival's audience.

1954
  • The festival's competition films are judged by the festival's audience.

1955
  • The festival's competition films are judged by the festival's audience.

1956
  • The festival's competition films are judged by a professional jury as well as by the festival's audience.

1970
  • The jury does not award a movie.
  • The jury does not honor a movie due to the premature ending of the festival.
  • After the resignation of the international jury an independent group of film critics from Belgium, Denmark, Netherlands and Switzerland formed to hand out this award.
  • Its controversial plot and the selection of the movie O.K. (1970) for the competition of the festival is causing such a tohubohu between filmmakers and festival officials that the festival directors offer their resignation and the festival breaks down before it ends. On 5 July 1970, two days before the official ending of the festival, the international jury resigns. Only some minor awards are handed out.

2004
  • An additional award for the best short film is introduced this year.

2006
  • Over 19,000 ballots are collected.

2008
  • An online audience poll for the best peace film 2008 is being held. It is open to all films, not just festival screenings. However a Berlinale film wins the poll: Football Under Cover (2008).

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