1st Berlin International Film Festival
|Awards||Golden Bear (Die Vier im Jeep, ...Sans laisser d'adresse, In Beaver Valley, Justice est faite and Cinderella)|
|Festival date||6–17 June 1951|
The 1st annual Berlin International Film Festival was held from 6 to 17 June 1951. The opening film was Alfred Hitchcock's Rebecca. At this very first Berlin Festival, the Golden Bear award was introduced, and it was awarded to the best film in each of five categories: drama, comedy, crime or adventure, music film, and documentary. This system disappeared already the following year, partly because films that year were voted on by the audience.
The following people were announced as being on the jury for the festival:
- Johannes Betzel
- Emil Dovifat
- Werner Eisbrenner
- Günther Geisler
- Walter Karsch
- Frau Lucht-Perske
- Fritz Podehl
- Tatjana Sais
- Ludwig Trautmann
Films in competition
† Winner of the main award for best film in its section The opening and closing films are screened during the opening and closing ceremonies respectively.
The following prizes were awarded by the Jury:
- Golden Bear
- Die Vier im Jeep by Leopold Lindtberg - Golden Bear for Best Drama
- ...Sans laisser d'adresse by Jean-Paul Le Chanois - Golden Bear for Best Comedy
- In Beaver Valley by James Algar - Golden Bear for Best Documentary
- Justice est faite by André Cayatte - Golden Bear for Best Crime or Adventure Film
- Cinderella by Wilfred Jackson - Golden Bear for Best Music Film
- Silver Bear
- Bronze Bear
- Golden Medal
- Kleine Nachtgespenster - Golden Medal for Best Culture Films and Documentaries
- Der Film entdeckte Kunstwerke indianischer Vorzeit - Golden Medal for Best Arts and Science Film
- The Story of Time - Golden Medal for Best Advertising Film
- Silver Medal
- Bronze Medal
- Audience Award
- Special Prize of the city of Berlin
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