Berlinale

Berlinale
Internationale Filmfestspiele Berlin
Potsdamer Straße 5
10785
Berlin, Germany

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2019,
Thu 7th Feb to Sun 17th Feb
Submission deadline: Wed 31st Oct 18

2018, Finished
Thu 15th Feb to Sun 25th Feb

Festival Overview

Every year, for two weeks in February, the International Film Festival turns Berlin into a hotspot for cineastes and cinephiles from around the world. The festival programme consists of the Competition (in which some films are also presented out of competition), the Berlinale Special, Berlinale Shorts, the sections Panorama, Forum, Generation, Perspektive Deutsches Kino, Retrospective, Homage, and a mutable number of special presentations as well as the European Film Market.

Awards

PRIZES OF THE INTERNATIONAL JURY
The International Jury is obliged to award the following prizes to films participating in the International Competition:
* Golden Bear for Best Film (for the producer)
* Silver Bear Grand Jury Prize
* Silver Bear Alfred Bauer Prize
* Silver Bear for Best Director
* Silver Bear for Best Actress
* Silver Bear for Best Actor
* Silver Bear for Best Script
* Silver Bear for Outstanding Artistic Contribution

PRIZES OF THE INTERNATIONAL SHORT FILM JURY
The International Short Film Jury will award the Golden and the Silver Bear, and the Audi Short Film Award (endowed with € 20,000, enabled by Audi). The International Jury will also nominate a short film for the European Film Awards in the category Best Short Film (Berlin Short Film Nominee for the European Film Awards - European Film Academy Short Film).

AWARDS AND JURIES IN THE GENERATION SECTION
In this section the jury members are no older than those of the audience. Eleven children and seven teens award the best films with Crystal Bears. Special Mentions are given for outstanding achievements. Two international juries present further prizes in the Generation Kplus and Generation 14plus competition.

BEST FIRST FEATURE AWARD
The Berlinale has been even more committed to supporting the next generation of film makers since 2006, when it introduced the Best First Feature Award. The award is endowed with 50,000 Euros, funded by GWFF (Gesellschaft zur Wahrnehmung von Film- und Fernsehrecht), a society dedicated to safeguarding film and television rights. Debut feature films from the sections Competition, Panorama, Forum, Generation or Perspektive Deutsches Kino compete for the award.

GLASHÜTTE ORIGINAL DOCUMENTARY AWARD
This prize for the best documentary film is endowed with € 50,000, funded by Glashütte Original.

PRIZES OF THE INDEPENDENT JURIES
A jury is considered independent when its members are not selected by the Berlinale. A number of independent juries award prizes at the Berlinale. The high level of quality and diversity of the films are an invitation for critical examination and discerning judgment that opens up new directions. Accordingly the independent juries award their prizes along different criteria, in accordance to the special intention linked to each award.
Please see all Prizes of Indenpendent Juries:
https://www.berlinale.de/en/das_festival/preise_und_juries/preise_unabh_ngigen_jurys/index.html

Genres

Action Adaptation Adventure Advertising Animation Art-house Asian Black Black Comedy Bollywood Bollywood Children Comedy Crime Documentary Drama Experimental Fantasy Foreign Language French Gay and Lesbian Historical Horror Independent Jewish Music Video Musical National Reality Religious Romance Science Fiction Short Silent Sport Student Thriller TV War Western Women

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