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Saturday, February 20, 2010

60th Berlinale Award Winners


Here are the winners.

PRIZES OF THE INTERNATIONAL JURY

Golden Bear for Best Film: Bal (Honey), Semih Kaplanoglu, Turkey and Germany, 2009 (Bravo!!!)(Watch trailer @ Movie On Companion)

Silver Bear for The Jury Grand Prix: Eu cand vreau sa fluier, fluier (If I Want to Whistle, I Whistle), Florin Serban, Romania and Sweden, 2009 (Watch trailer @ Movie On Companion)

Silver Bear for Best Director: Roman Polanski for The Ghost Writer, France, Germany, and UK, 2009 (Watch trailer @ Movie On Companion)

Best First Film: Sebbe, Babak Najafi, Sweden, 2010 (from Generation Section) (Watch trailer @ Movie On Companion)

Silver Bear for Best Actress: Shinobu Terajima in Caterpillar, Koji Wakamatsu, Japan, 2010 (Watch trailer @ Movie On Companion)
Silver Bear for Best Actor (tie): Grigori Dobrygin and Sergei Puskepalis in Kak ya provel etim letom (How I Ended This Summer), Alexei Popogrebsky, Russia, 2010 (Watch trailer here)

Silver Bear for an Outstanding Artistic Achievement in the Category Camera: Pavel Kostomarov, for Kak ya provel etim letom (How I Ended This Summer), Alexei Popogrebsky, Russia, 2010

Silver Bear for Best Script: Wang Quan’an and Na Jin for Tuan Yuan (Apart Together), , China, 2009 (Watch trailer @ Movie On Companion)

Alfred Bauer Prize: Eu cand vreau sa fluier, fluier (If I Want to Whistle, I Whistle), Florin Serban, Romania and Sweden, 2009

The International Jury
Werner Herzog, Director, Germany
Francesca Comencini, Director, Italy
Nuruddin Farah, Writer, Somalia
Cornelia Froboess, Actress, Germany
José Maria Morales, Producer, Spain
Yu Nan, Actress, China
Renée Zellweger, Actress, USA

To read the winners at the official site go here.

PRIZES OF THE INDEPENDET JURIES

FIPRESCI Awards
Competition: En Familie (A Family), Pernille Fischer Christesen, Denmark, 2010
Panorama: Parêdo (Parade), Isao Yukisada, Japan, 2009
Forum: El Vuelco del Cangrejo (Crab Trap), Oscar Ruíz Navia, Colombia and France, 2009

NETPAC Prize: Yi yè Tái bei ( Au revoir Taipei), Arvin Chen, USA and Taiwan, 2010

Ecumenical Jury
Competition: Bal (Honey), Semith Kaplanoglu, Turkey, 2010 (Must be seen for me as is the last of the trilogy)
Panorama: Kawasakiho ruze (Kawasaki's Rose), Jan Hrebejk, Czech Republic, 2009
Forum: Aisheen (Still Alive in Gaza), Nicolas Wadimoff, Qatar and Switzerland, 2010

Prize of the Guild of German Art House Cinemas: Shahada, Burhan Qurbani, Germany, 2010

Confédération Internationale des Cinémas d’Art et d’Essai (CICAE) Prize
Panorama: Kawasakiho ruze (Kawasaki's Rose), Jan Hrebejk, Czech Republic, 2009
Forum: Winter's Bone, Debra Granik, USA, 2010

Label Europa Cinemas Award: Die Fremde (When We Leave), Feo Aladag, Germany, 2010

Dialogue en Perspective: Lebendkontrolle (Outside), Florian Schewe, Germany, 2010

Caligari Film Prize: La bocca del lupo (Mouth of the Wolf),Pietro Marcello, Italy, 2009

Peace Film Award: Son Of Babylon, Mohamed Al-Daradji, Iraq, UK, France, Netherlands, UAE, Egypt and Palestine, 2009

Amnesty International Film Prize: (tie)
Son Of Babylon, Mohamed Al-Daradji, Iraq, UK, France, Netherlands, UAE, Egypt and Palestine, 2009
Waste Land, Lucy Walker, João Jardim, and Karen Harley, Brazil and UK, 2009

Panorama Audience Award: Waste Land, Lucy Walker, João Jardim, and Karen Harley, Brazil and UK, 2009
The Berliner Morgenpost Readers' Award: En ganske snill mann (A Somewhat Gentle Man), Hans Petter Moland, Norway, 2010 (with Stellan Skarsgård)
The ELSE Siegessäule Readers' Choice Award: Postcard to Daddy, Michael Stock, Germany, 2010
The "Tagesspiegel" Readers' Jury: Winter's Bone, Debra Granik, USA, 2010

Berlinale Talent Campus: Bryn Chainey for Jonah and the Vicarious Nature of Homesickness, Germany, 2010
Score Competition: Camilo Sanabria, Composer, Colombia

To check what each of the above Independent Juries Awards is all about please go here.

GENERATION SECTION

Generation Kplus Children's Jury
Crystal Bear for Best Film: Shui Yuet Sun Tau (aka Sui yuet san tau -Echoes of the Rainbow), Alex Law, Hong Kong, 2010
Special Mention: This Way Of Life, Lotte Svendsen, Denmark, 2010

Generation Kplus International Jury
Grand Prix of the Deutsche Kinderhilfswerk for the Best Feature Film: Boy, Taika Waititi, New Zealand, 2010
Special Mention: Yeo-haeng-ja (A Brand New Life), Ounie Lecomte, France and South Korea, 2009

Generation 14plus Youth Jury
Crystal Bear for Best Film: Neukölln Unlimited, Agostino Imondi and Dietmar Ratsch, Germany, 2010
Special Mention: Dooman River, Zhang Lu, France, South Korea and China, 2009

To read jury statements and learn about awards for Short Films please go here.

SHORT FILMS

Golden Bear for Best Short Film: Händelse Vid Bank (Incident by a Bank), Ruben Östlund, Sweden, 2009
Silver Bear: Hayerida, Shai Miedzinski, Israel

DAAD scholarship: Adrian Sitaru for Colivia, Romania
European Film Academy Short Film: Venus vs Me, Natalie Teirlinck, Belgium

To read jury statements please go here.

I have the impression that there are many women directors with honors from the independent juries which is just great!

So the fest is over and for me came and went too fast. Let's hope that next year we will be surprised with many movies, just as it happened this year with winners that definitively are must be seen for me, even if they were not honored, but they did. Great!

Danke schön Berlinale.

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