The palmares of the 69th BERLINALE


PRIZES OF THE INTERNATIONAL JURY

Members of the Jury: Juliette Binoche (Jury President), Justin Chang, Sandra Hüller, Sebastián Lelio, Rajendra Roy and Trudie Styler


GOLDEN BEAR FOR BEST FILM (awarded to the film’s producers) Synonymes Synonyms

Synonymes by Nadav Lapid


SILVER BEAR GRAND JURY PRIZE

Grâce à Dieu By the Grace of God Gelobt sei Gott by François Ozon


SILVER BEAR ALFRED BAUER PRIZE for a feature film that opens new perspectives

Systemsprenger System Crasher by Nora Fingscheidt


SILVER BEAR FOR BEST DIRECTOR

Angela Schanelec for Ich war zuhause, aber (I Was at Home, But)


SILVER BEAR FOR BEST ACTRESS

Yong Mei in Di jiu tian chang (So Long, My Son) by Wang Xiaoshuai


SILVER BEAR FOR BEST ACTOR

Wang Jingchun in Di jiu tian chang (So Long, My Son) by Wang Xiaoshuai


SILVER BEAR FOR BEST SCREENPLAY

Maurizio Braucci, Claudio Giovannesi and Roberto Saviano for La paranza dei bambini (Piranhas) by Claudio Giovannesi


SILVER BEAR FOR OUTSTANDING ARTISTIC CONTRIBUTION

Rasmus Videbæk for the cinematography in Ut og stjæle hester (Out Stealing Horses/Pferde stehlen) by Hans Petter Moland

The Berlinale awards !

Members of the Jury: Tom Tykwer (Jury President), Cécile de France, Chema Prado, Adele Romanski,
Ryūichi Sakamoto and Stephanie Zacharek

GOLDEN BEAR FOR BEST FILM (awarded to the film’s producer)

Touch Me Not
by Adina Pintilie

SILVER BEAR GRAND JURY PRIZE

Twarz
Mug
by Małgorzata Szumowska

Małgorzata Szumowska Silver Bear (Jury Price)

SILVER BEAR ALFRED BAUER PRIZE for a feature film that opens new perspectives

Las herederas
The Heiresses
by Marcelo Martinessi

SILVER BEAR FOR BEST DIRECTOR

Wes Anderson for Isle of Dogs (Isle of Dogs — Ataris Reise)

SILVER BEAR FOR BEST ACTRESS

Ana Brun in Las herederas (The Heiresses) by Marcelo Martinessi

Ana Brun – silver bear best actress

SILVER BEAR FOR BEST ACTOR

Anthony Bajon in La prière (The Prayer) by Cédric Kahn

SILVER BEAR FOR BEST SCREENPLAY

Manuel Alcalá and Alonso Ruizpalacios for
Museo (Museum) by Alonso Ruizpalacios

SILVER BEAR FOR OUTSTANDING ARTISTIC CONTRIBUTION

Elena Okopnaya for costume and production design in
Dovlatov by Alexey German Jr.

GWFF BEST FIRST FEATURE AWARD

Members of the Jury: Jonas Carpignano, Călin Peter Netzer and Noa Regev

GWFF BEST FIRST FEATURE AWARD endowed with € 50,000, funded by GWFF

Touch Me Not
by Adina Pintilie

SPECIAL MENTION

An Elephant Sitting Still
by Hu Bo

 

#Berlinale crystal bears goes to Les rois Mongols from Luc Picard

BERLINALE 2018: CRYSTAL BEARS AND DEUTSCHES KINDERHILFSWERK (THE CHILDREN’S CHARITY OF GERMANY) AWARDS IN GENERATION KPLUS

The members of the Children’s Jury in Generation Kplus – Laslo Baudouin, Luise Babette Dahns, Christian Fock, Nele Heinig, Julina Matilde Jung, Namiko Kammin, Jonas Kurth, Theresa Sagebiel, Jonas Schuster, Jonas Volkers, Ella Widmoser – give the following awards:

Crystal Bear for the Best Film:

Les rois mongols (Cross My Heart)
By Luc Picard, Canada
We are particularly fond of this film because we were able to immerse ourselves deeply in the story and the actors enabled us to empathize with their characters. The story of the four children was full of humour in spite of the seriousness of their situation, owing primarily to the siblings’ love for one another. However, we don’t want to neglect to mention the technical aspects of the film, as the music was very beautiful and fitting and we really enjoyed the camerawork.

Special Mention:

Supa Modo 
By Likarion Wainaina, Germany / Kenya
This film tells the story of a mortally ill girl in a touching and gripping manner. Featuring convincing performances and a varied backdrop, the film shows the resourcefulness of the girl and the humanity and strong willpower of the entire village in their efforts to make the last months of her life something special.

Crystal Bear for the Best Short Film:

A Field Guide to Being a 12-Year-Old-Girl
By Tilda Cobham-Hervey, Australia
In an unusual and creative manner, we gain insight into a complex species – one whose diversity not only girls can identify with. With a great deal of humour, the documentary demonstrates one thing above all: girls can accomplish anything they set their minds to!

Special Mention:

Snijeg za Vodu (Snow for Water)
By Christopher Villiers, Bosnia and Herzegovina / United Kingdom
Two siblings whisk us away to a world full of fear and desolation and manage to bring it closer to us, not without a bit of hope. In this inhumane situation, the film teaches us what humanity means. The memory of this war should remain in people’s minds forever.

The members of the Generation Kplus International Jury – Amanda Duthie, Sanna Lenken, Carla Simón – give the following awards:

The Grand Prix of the Generation Kplus International Jury for the Best Film, endowed with 7,500 euro by the Deutsches Kinderhilfswerk (The Children’s Charity of Germany):

Sekala Niskala (The Seen and Unseen)
By Kamila Andini, Indonesia / Netherlands / Australia / Qatar
The Grand Prix of the Generation Kplus International Jury for the Best Film goes to a director who has a particular cinematic vision. A poetic tale of life in balance and out of balance. It conveys the soulful journey through sorrow, rage and acceptance. It touched us all through its unique universe. It is a film that embraces risk, authenticity and the mystical in a finely tuned filmic dance.

Special Mention:

Allons enfants (Cléo & Paul)
By Stéphane Demoustier, France
For Special Mention we acknowledge a film that portrayed a realistic situation that we can all relate to. The feeling of dread is met with a feeling of wonder and freedom in an urban wilderness. The small stars of this film deliver tender performances beyond their years.

The Special Prize of the Generation Kplus International Jury for the Best Short Film, endowed with € 2,500 by the Deutsches Kinderhilfswerk (The Children’s Charity of Germany):

Jaalgedi (A Curious Girl)
By Rajesh Prasad Khatri, Nepal
As a jury it was pleasing to come to a unanimous decision quite quickly – because this film stood out to us all. A visually stunning and authentic work that explores a girl’s life of work and play. This film stood out in this very strong Generation landscape for this exploration of responsibility. It is an exploration of where a child lives in a family, a village and on top of the world. From the cloudy heights of Nepal comes a short masterpiece from a first time director.

Special Mention:

Cena d’aragoste (Lobster Dinner)
By Gregorio Franchetti, USA / Italy
In acknowledgement of a filmmaker who has great respect in creating complex characters in a delicate manner. Here is a director whose next work we are excited to see as he develops his craft from film school to feature film.

#Berlin2018, Black47 our slideshow of the press conference

#Black47,  slideshow of the press conference here at the Berlinale 2018, with Lance Daly, Sarah Greene, Hugo Weaving, James Frecheville, Stephen Rea, Freddie FOx, Barry Keoghan, Jim Broadbent, and Moe Dunford.

Robert Pattinson and Mia Wasikowska at the Berlinale2018 for Damsel

Robert Pattinson and Mia Wasikowska at the Berlinale2018 for Damsel. Here is our slideshow of the press conference.

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