58th Berlin International Film Festival

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58th Berlin International Film Festival
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Festival poster
Opening film Shine a Light
Closing film Be Kind Rewind
Location Berlin, Germany
Founded 1951
Awards Golden Bear (Tropa de Elite)
Festival date 7–17 February 2008
Website

The 58th annual Berlin International Film Festival was held from February 7 to February 17, 2008.[1] The festival opened with Martin Scorsese's documentary film Shine a Light.[2] Be Kind Rewind by Michel Gondry served as the closing film.[3] Greek-French filmmaker Costa Gavras, was selected to serve as the Jury President at the festival.[4]

The Golden Bear was awarded to Brazilian film Tropa de Elite directed by José Padilha.[5] The retrospective dedicated to Spanish film-maker Luis Buñuel was shown at the festival.[6]

Jury[edit]

Costa Gavras, Jury President

The following people were announced as being on the jury for the festival:[7]

In competition[edit]

The following films were in competition for the Golden Bear and Silver Bear awards:[8]

Awards[edit]

José Padilha, winner of the Golden Bear at the festival

The following prizes were awarded by the Jury:[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "58TH BERLIN INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL FEBRUARY 7 - 17, 2008". berlinale.de. Archived from the original on 10 June 2014. Retrieved 10 June 2014. 
  2. ^ "Scorsese's "Shine A Light" to Open the 58th Berlinale". indiewire. Retrieved 10 June 2014. 
  3. ^ "THE 58TH BERLIN INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL COMES TO A SUCCESSFUL CLOSE: MUSIC, STARS AND GRAND EMOTIONS". berlinale.de. Archived from the original on 10 June 2014. Retrieved 10 June 2014. 
  4. ^ "BERLINALE 2008: OSCAR WINNER COSTA-GAVRAS TO BE JURY PRESIDENT". berlinale.de. Archived from the original on 10 June 2014. Retrieved 10 June 2014. 
  5. ^ a b "PRIZES & HONOURS 2008". berlinale.de. Archived from the original on 10 June 2014. Retrieved 10 June 2014. 
  6. ^ "RETROSPECTIVE". Retrieved 28 August 2014. 
  7. ^ "JURIES 2008". berlinale.de. Archived from the original on 10 June 2014. Retrieved 10 June 2014. 
  8. ^ "PROGRAMME 2008". berlinale.de. Archived from the original on 10 June 2014. Retrieved 10 June 2014. 

External links[edit]

Media related to 2008 Berlin Film Festival at Wikimedia Commons