3rd Berlin International Film Festival
|Awards||Golden Bear (Le Salaire de la peur)|
|Festival date||18–28 June 1953|
The 3rd annual Berlin International Film Festival was held from 18 June to 28 June 1953. This year's festival did not give any official jury prizes, instead awards were given by audience voting. This continued until the FIAPF granted Berlin "A-Status" in 1956.
Films in competition
|English title||Original title||Director(s)||Country|
|The Village||Sie fanden eine Heimat||Leopold Lindtberg||Switzerland / United Kingdom|
|Where Chimneys Are Seen||Entotsu no mieru basho||Heinosuke Gosho||Japan|
|The Wages of Fear||Le Salaire de la peur||Henri-Georges Clouzot||France / Italy|
|Green Magic||Magia verde||Gian Gaspare Napolitano||Italy|
|Man on a Tightrope||Elia Kazan||USA|
|The City Stands Trial||Processo alla città||Luigi Zampa||Italy|
|Ein Herz spielt falsch||Rudolf Jugert||Germany|
|Fight of the Tertia||Der Kampf der Tertia||Erik Ode||Germany|
|Mr. Hulot's Holiday||Monsieur Hulot's Holiday||Jacques Tati||France|
† Winner of the main award for best film in its section
The following prizes were awarded by audience votes:
- Golden Bear: Le Salaire de la peur by Henri-Georges Clouzot
- Silver Bear: Magia verde by Gian Gaspare Napolitano
- Bronze Berlin Bear: Sie fanden eine Heimat by Leopold Lindtberg
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