56th Berlin International Film Festival
|Opening film||Snow Cake|
|Closing film||Pat Garrett and Billy the Kid|
|Awards||Golden Bear (Grbavica: The Land of My Dreams)|
|No. of films||360 films|
|Festival date||9–19 February 2006|
The 56th Berlin International Film Festival was held from 9 to 19 February 2006. The festival opened with Snow Cake by Marc Evans. Digitally restored version of Sam Peckinpah's 1972 film Pat Garrett and Billy the Kid served as the closing film. British actress Charlotte Rampling was selected as the head of the jury. The Golden Bear was awarded to Grbavica: The Land of My Dreams directed by Jasmila Žbanić.
The retrospective was dedicated to the film actresses of 1950s, titled Dream Girls. Film Stars in the 1950s was shown at the festival. More than 186,000 tickets were sold at the festival with visitors from 120 countries, including 3,800 journalists, attended the festival.
The following people were announced as being on the jury for the festival:
- Charlotte Rampling: UK (Head of Jury)
- Matthew Barney: USA
- Yash Chopra: India
- Marleen Gorris: Netherlands
- Janusz Kamiński: Poland
- Lee Young-ae: Korea
- Armin Mueller-Stahl: Germany
- Fred Roos: USA
- Jung-Wan Oh: South Korea
- Mariela Besuievski: Spain
- Florian Gallenberger: Germany
|English title||Original title||Director(s)||Country|
|A Prairie Home Companion||A Prairie Home Companion||Robert Altman||USA|
|The Free Will||Der freie Wille||Matthias Glasner||Germany|
|The Minder||El custodio||Rodrigo Moreno||Argentina, France, Germany|
|A Soap||En Soap||Pernille Fischer Christensen||Denmark, Sweden|
|Find Me Guilty||Find Me Guilty||Sidney Lumet||USA|
|Grbavica: The Land of My Dreams||Grbavica||Jasmila Zbanic||Austria, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Germany|
|Invisible Waves||คำพิพากษาของมหาสมุทร||Pen-Ek Ratanaruang||Netherlands, Thailand, Hong Kong|
|Isabella||伊莎貝拉||Pang Ho-cheung||Hong Kong, China|
|Comedy of Power||L'ivresse du pouvoir||Claude Chabrol||France, Germany|
|Romanzo Criminale||Michele Placido||Italy, UK, France|
|Slumming||Slumming||Michael Glawogger||Austria, Switzerland|
|Snow Cake||Snow Cake||Marc Evans||UK, Canada|
|The Road to Guantanamo||The Road to Guantanamo||Michael Winterbottom, Mat Whitecross||UK|
|It's Winter||Zemestan||Rafi Pitts||Iran|
† 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.
- Golden Berlin Bear:
- Silver Berlin Bear:
- Best Film Music - Isabella by Peter Kam
- Best Actor - Moritz Bleibtreu for The Elementary Particles
- Best Actress - Sandra Hüller for Requiem
- Best Director - Michael Winterbottom & Mat Whitecross for The Road to Guantanamo
- Best Short Film - Penpusher by Guillaume Martinez
- Outstanding Artistic Contribution - Jürgen Vogel for The Free Will
- Jury Grand Prix - En soap by Pernille Fischer Christensen
- Honorable Mention:
- Honorary Golden Berlin Bear:
- Berlinale Camera:
- Best Debut Film:
- Panorama Audience Award:
- Crystal Bear:
- Crystal Bear - Special Mention:
- Deutsches Kinderhilfswerk Grand Prix:
- Deutsches Kinderhilfswerk - Special Award:
- Deutsches Kinderhilfswerk - Special Mention:
- Teddy Jury Award:
- FIPRSECI Prize:
- Prize of the Ecumenical Jury:
- C.I.C.A.E. Award:
- Netpac Award:
- Prix UIP Berlin:
- Alfred Bauer Prize:
- Label Europa Cinemas:
- Caligari Film Award:
- DIALOGUE en Perspective:
- DIALOGUE en Perspective - Special Mention:
- Talent Movie of the Week:
- Berlin Today Award:
- Score Competition:
- Manfred Salzgeber Award:
- Panorama Short Film Award:
- DAAD Short Film Award:
- Peace Film Award:
- Amnesty International Film Prize:
- Wolfgang Staudte Award:
- Prize of the Guild of German Art House Cinemas:
- Reader Jury of the "Berliner Morgenpost":
- Reader Jury of the "Berliner Zeitung":
- Reader Jury of the "Siegessäule":
- "PROGRAMME 2006". berlinale.de. Archived from the original on 2 August 2014. Retrieved 10 June 2014.
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- "Arts, Briefly". Retrieved 10 June 2014.
- "BERLINALE FINALE: PAT GARRETT & BILLY THE KID: SPECIAL EDITION". berlinale.de. Archived from the original on 8 September 2014. Retrieved 10 June 2014.
- "Charlotte Rampling to be jury president at Berlinale 2006". Retrieved 10 June 2014.
- "PRIZES & HONOURS 2006". berlinale.de. Archived from the original on 15 October 2013. Retrieved 10 June 2014.
- "RETROSPECTIVE". Retrieved 28 August 2014.
- "THE 56TH BERLIN INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL COMES TO A SUCCESSFUL CLOSE". berlinale.de. Archived from the original on 8 September 2014. Retrieved 10 June 2014.
- "JURIES 2006". berlinale.de. Archived from the original on 23 October 2013. Retrieved 10 June 2014.
- "Awards and Announcements" (PDF). berlinale.de. Archived (PDF) from the original on 8 September 2014. Retrieved 10 June 2014.