5th Berlin International Film Festival
|Awards||Golden Bear (Die Ratten)|
|Festival date||24 June–5 July 1955|
The 5th annual Berlin International Film Festival was held from 24 June to 5 July 1955. 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. The Golden Bear was awarded to Die Ratten by audience vote.
Films in competition
|English title||Original title||Director(s)||Country|
|Carmen Jones||Carmen Jones||Otto Preminger||USA|
|Lost Continent||Continente perduto||Enrico Gras, Giorgio Moser||Italy|
|Die Ratten||Die Ratten||Robert Siodmak||Germany|
|In the Shadow of the Karakoram||Im Schatten des Karakorum||Eugen Schuhmacher||Germany|
|Miracle of Marcelino||Marcelino pan y Vino||Ladislao Vajda||Spain|
|The Vanishing Prairie||The Vanishing Prairie||James Algar||USA|
|Zimmerleute des Waldes||Heinz Sielmann||Germany|
† Winner of the main award for best film in its section
The following prizes were awarded by audience votes:
- Golden Bear: Die Ratten by Robert Siodmak
- Silver Bear: Marcelino pan y Vino by Ladislao Vajda
- Bronze Berlin Bear: Carmen Jones by Otto Preminger
- Big Gold Medal (Documentaries and Culture Films): The Vanishing Prairie by James Algar
- Big Silver Medal (Documentaries and Culture Films): Continente perduto by Enrico Gras, Giorgio Moser
- Big Bronze Medal (Documentaries and Culture Films): Im Schatten des Karakorum by Eugen Schuhmacher
- Small Gold Medal (Short Film): Zimmerleute des Waldes by Heinz Sielmann
- Small Silver Medal (Short Film): Siam by Ralph Wright
- Small Bronze Medal (Short Film): Pantomimes by Paul Paviot
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