66th Berlin International Film Festival

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66th Berlin International Film Festival
66BIFFPoster.jpg
Festival poster
Opening film Hail, Caesar!
Closing film Fire at Sea
Location Berlin, Germany
Founded 1951
Awards Golden Bear (Fire at Sea)
Festival date 11–21 February 2016
Website www.berlinale.de

The 66th Berlin International Film Festival was held from 11 to 21 February 2016, with American actress Meryl Streep as the President of the Jury.[1][2] The Honorary Golden Bear for lifetime achievement was presented to German cinematographer Michael Ballhaus.[3] Hail, Caesar!, directed by Joel and Ethan Coen, was selected to open the festival.[4] The Golden Bear was awarded to the Italian documentary Fire at Sea, directed by Gianfranco Rosi, which also serves as closing night film.[5][6][7]

Jury[edit]

Meryl Streep, Jury President

Main Competition[edit]

The following people were on the jury for the Berlinale Competition section:[8][9]

First Feature[edit]

The following people were on the jury for the Best First Feature Award:[10]

Short Film[edit]

The following people were on the jury for the Berlinale Shorts section:[11]

  • Sheikha Hoor Al-Qasimi, UAE curator, artist and lecturer
  • Katerina Gregos, Greek curator, writer and lecturer
  • Avi Mograbi, Israeli filmmaker, video artist and lecturer
Main Competition jury members

In competition[edit]

The following films were selected for the main competition for the Golden Bear and Silver Bear awards:[12][13][14]

English title Original title Director(s) Production country
Boris Without Béatrice Boris sans Béatrice Denis Côté Canada
Genius Michael Grandage United Kingdom, United States
Alone in Berlin Vincent Pérez Germany, France, United Kingdom
Midnight Special Jeff Nichols United States
Zero Days Alex Gibney United States
Letters from War Cartas da Guerra Ivo Ferreira Portugal
A Dragon Arrives! Ejhdeha Vared Mishavad! Mani Haghighi Iran
Fire at Sea Fuocoammare Gianfranco Rosi Italy, France
A Lullaby to the Sorrowful Mystery Hele sa Hiwagang Hapis Lav Diaz Philippines, Singapore
The Commune Kollektivet Thomas Vinterberg Denmark, Sweden, Netherlands
Things to Come L'Avenir Mia Hansen-Løve France, Germany
Being 17 Quand on a 17 ans André Téchiné France
Death in Sarajevo Mort à Sarajevo / Smrt u Sarajevu Danis Tanović France, Bosnia and Herzegovina
United States of Love Zjednoczone stany miłości Tomasz Wasilewski Poland, Sweden
24 Weeks 24 Wochen Anne Zohra Berrached Germany
Crosscurrent Chang Jiang Tu Yang Chao China
Hedi Inhebbek Hedi Mohamed Ben Attia Tunisia, Belgium, France
Soy Nero Rafi Pitts Germany, France, Mexico

Out of competition[edit]

The following films were selected to be screened out of competition:[4][14]

English title Original title Director(s) Production country
Hail, Caesar! Joel and Ethan Coen United States
Chi-Raq Spike Lee United States
News from Planet Mars Des nouvelles de la planète Mars Dominik Moll France, Belgium
The Patriarch Mahana Lee Tamahori New Zealand
Saint-Amour Benoît Delépine France, Belgium

Panorama[edit]

The following films were selected for the Panorama section:[15][16][17]

English title Original title Director(s) Production country
I, Olga Hepnarová Já, Olga Hepnarová Tomáš Weinreb, Petr Kazda Czech Republic, Poland, Slovakia, France
Junction 48 Udi Aloni Israel, Germany, United States
The First, the Last Les Premiers, les Derniers Bouli Lanners France, Belgium
Maggie's Plan Rebecca Miller United States
Nakom Kelly Daniela Norris, T. W. Pittman Ghana, United States
Remainder Omer Fast United Kingdom, Germany
On the Other Side S one strane Zrinko Ogresta Croatia, Serbia
Starve Your Dog Hicham Lasri Morocco
Sand Storm Sufat Chol Elite Zexer Israel
Paris 05:59 Théo et Hugo dans le même bateau Olivier Ducastel, Jacques Martineau France
The Ones Below David Farr United Kingdom
War on Everyone John Michael McDonagh United Kingdom
Aloys Tobias Nölle Switzerland, France
The Tenth Man El rey del Once Daniel Burman Argentina
Goat Andrew Neel United States
Fukushima, mon Amour Grüße aus Fukushima Doris Dörrie Germany
Indignation James Schamus United States
Jonathan Piotr J. Lewandowski Germany
Tomcat Kater Händl Klaus Austria
The Black Frost La helada negra Maximiliano Schonfeld Argentina
Lantouri Reza Dormishian Iran
Little Men Ira Sachs United States
The Wounded Angel Ranenyy Angel Emir Baigazin Kazakhstan, France, Germany
While the Women Are Sleeping Wayne Wang Japan
Time Was Endless Antes o tempo não acabava Sérgio Andrade, Fábio Baldo Brazil, Germany
All of a Sudden Auf Einmal Aslı Özge Germany, Netherlands, France
Much Ado About Nothing Aquí no ha pasado nada Alejandro Fernández Almendras Chile, United States, France
The Bacchus Lady Jug-yeo-ju-neun Yeo-ja E J-yong South Korea
Road to Istanbul La Route d'Istanbul Rachid Bouchareb Algeria, France, Belgium
Don't Call Me Son Mãe só há uma Anna Muylaert Brazil
You'll Never Be Alone Nunca vas a estar solo Álex Anwandter Chile
Dog Days San Fu Tian Jordan Schiele Hong Kong, China
Shelley Ali Abbasi Denmark, Sweden
Shepherds and Butchers Oliver Schmitz South Africa, United States, Germany

Panorama Dokumente[edit]

The following films were selected for the Panorama Dokumente section:[15][16][17]

English title Original title Director(s) Production country
Don't Blink – Robert Frank Laura Israel United States, France
Hotel Dallas Livia Ungur, Sherng-Lee Huang Romania, United States
The GDR Complex Der Ost-Komplex Jochen Hick Germany
Mapplethorpe: Look at the Pictures Fenton Bailey, Randy Barbato United States, Germany
Mariupolis Mantas Kvedaravicius Lithuania, Germany, France, Ukraine
Uncle Howard Aaron Brookner United Kingdom, United States
Brothers of the Night Brüder der Nacht Patric Chiha Austria
Curumim Marcos Prado Brazil
Europe, She Loves Jan Gassmann Switzerland, Germany
Inside the Chinese Closet Sophia Luvarà Netherlands
Kiki Sara Jordenö Sweden, United States
Strike a Pose Ester Gould, Reijer Zwaan Netherlands
The Lovers and the Despot Rob Cannan, Ross Adam United Kingdom
Weekends Lee Dong-ha South Korea
Who's Gonna Love Me Now? Tomer Heymann, Barak Heymann Israel, United Kingdom
My Land Wu Tu Fan Jian China
Zona Norte Monika Treut Germany

Teddy30[edit]

The following films were selected to be screened as part of Teddy Award's 30th anniversary celebration:[15]

English title Original title Director(s) Production country
1 Berlin Harlem Lothar Lambert, Wolfram Zobus West Germany
Different from the Others Anders als die Andern Richard Oswald Germany
Before Stonewall Greta Schiller, Robert Rosenberg United States
The Enchantment of the Blue Sailors Die Betörung der Blauen Matrosen Ulrike Ottinger West Germany
The Meadow of Things Die Wiese der Sachen Heinz Emigholz West Germany
Gendernauts - A Journey Through Shifting Identities Gendernauts - Eine Reise durch die Geschlechter Monika Treut Germany
I Shot Andy Warhol Mary Harron United States
I, You, He, She Je, tu, il, elle Chantal Akerman France, Belgium
Looking for Langston Isaac Julien United Kingdom
Hide and Seek Machboim Dan Wolman Israel
Marble Ass Želimir Žilnik Federal Republic of Yugoslavia
Nitrate Kisses Barbara Hammer United States
The Watermelon Woman Cheryl Dunye United States
Tongues Untied Marlon Riggs United States
A Whole Night Toute une nuit Chantal Akerman France, Belgium
In a Glass Cage Tras el cristal Agustí Villaronga Spain

Berlinale Special[edit]

The following films were selected for the Berlinale Special section:[12]

English title Original title Director(s) Production country
A Serious Game Den allvarsamma leken Pernilla August Sweden, Denmark, Norway
Miles Ahead Don Cheadle United States
A Quiet Passion Terence Davies United Kingdom, Belgium
National Bird Sonia Kennebeck United States
Creepy Kiyoshi Kurosawa Japan
The Seasons in Quincy: Four Portraits of John Berger Colin MacCabe, Christopher Roth, Bartek Dziadosz, Tilda Swinton United Kingdom
Where to Invade Next Michael Moore United States
The Music of Strangers: Yo-Yo Ma and the Silk Road Ensemble Morgan Neville United States

Awards[edit]

The Golden Bear of 2016 was awarded to Fire at Sea by Italian director Gianfranco Rosi.

The following prizes were awarded:[3][5][6][18][19][20][21]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Prizes of the International Jury". Berlinale. Retrieved 20 December 2015. 
  2. ^ "Meryl Streep gets Berlin's vote as president of film festival jury". The Guardian. Retrieved 20 December 2015. 
  3. ^ a b "Homage 2016 And Honorary Golden Bear For Michael Ballhaus". Berlinale. Retrieved 20 December 2015. 
  4. ^ a b "Hail, Caesar! directed by Joel and Ethan Coen, to open the 66th Berlinale". Berlinale. Retrieved 20 December 2015. 
  5. ^ a b "Prizes of the International Jury". Berlinale. Retrieved 20 February 2016. 
  6. ^ a b "Berlin: 'Fire at Sea' Wins Golden Bear for Best Film". Variety. Retrieved 20 February 2016. 
  7. ^ "Berlin film festival: Fire at Sea wins Golden Bear". BBC News. Retrieved 21 February 2016. 
  8. ^ "Berlinale 2015: International Jury". Berlinale. Retrieved 27 January 2015. 
  9. ^ "International Jury". Berlinale. Retrieved 2 February 2016. 
  10. ^ "Best First Feature Award, endowed with € 50,000, funded by GWFF". Berlinale. Retrieved 2 February 2016. 
  11. ^ "Prizes of the International Short Film Jury". Berlinale. Retrieved 20 December 2015. 
  12. ^ a b "Berlinale 2016: First Films for Competition and Berlinale Special". Berlinale. Retrieved 20 December 2015. 
  13. ^ "Jan 11, 2016: Berlinale Competition 2016: Another nine films selected". Berlinale. Retrieved 11 January 2016. 
  14. ^ a b "Jan 20, 2016: Berlinale Competition Complete". Berlinale. Retrieved 21 January 2016. 
  15. ^ a b c "Berlinale 2016: Panorama Celebrates Teddy Award's 30th Anniversary and Announces First Titles in Programme". Berlinale. Retrieved 20 December 2015. 
  16. ^ a b "Berlinale 2016: Panorama Special Opening Films, Christine Vachon to Receive Special Teddy Award and Films from Germany, Austria and Switzerland". Berlinale. Retrieved 17 January 2016. 
  17. ^ a b "Berlinale 2016: Panorama 2016 Complete". Berlinale. Retrieved 23 January 2016. 
  18. ^ "Berlinale 2016: The Panorama Audience Awards go to Junction 48 and Who's Gonna Love Me Now?". Berlinale. 
  19. ^ "The Awards Of The 66th Berlin International Film Festival" (PDF). Berlinale. 
  20. ^ "Tunisia, the only Arab country listed in Berlinale 2016 official competition - Film - Arts & Culture - Ahram Online". english.ahram.org.eg. Retrieved 20 December 2017. 
  21. ^ Vivarelli, Nick (4 July 2017). "Tunisia's Mohamed Ben Attia to Direct New ISIS-Themed Drama (EXCLUSIVE)". Variety. Retrieved 20 December 2017. 

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