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Golden Bear

Golden Bear (Goldener Bär)
Location Berlin
Country Germany
Presented by Berlin International Film Festival
First awarded 1951

The Golden Bear (German: Goldener Bär) is the highest prize awarded for the best film at the Berlin International Film Festival. The bear is the heraldic animal of Berlin, featured on both the coat of arms and flag of Berlin.


  • Golden Bear winners (German jury) 1
  • Golden Bear winners (Audience vote) 2
  • Golden Bear winners 3
  • Golden Bear – Honorary Award 4
  • Multiple winners 5
  • See also 6
  • References 7
  • External links 8

Golden Bear winners (German jury)

The winners of the first ever Berlin International Film Festival in 1951 were determined by a German panel, and there were 5 winners of the Golden Bear, each were divided by categories and genres.
Year Film Original Title Director Country
1951 Four in a Jeep (Golden Bear Drama) Die Vier im Jeep Leopold Lindtberg  Switzerland
...Sans laisser d'adresse (Golden Bear Comedies) Jean-Paul Le Chanois  France
In Beaver Valley (Golden Bear Documentaries) James Algar  United States
Justice est faite (Golden Bear Thrillers and adventures) André Cayatte  France
Cinderella (Golden Bear Music Film) Wilfred Jackson  United States

Golden Bear winners (Audience vote)

Between 1952 and 1955, the winners of the Golden Bear were determined by the audience members.[1]
Year Film Original Title Director Country
1952 One Summer of Happiness Hon dansade en sommar Arne Mattsson  Sweden
1953 The Wages of Fear Le salaire de la peur Henri-Georges Clouzot  France/ Italy
1954 Hobson's Choice David Lean  United Kingdom
1955 The Rats Die Ratten Robert Siodmak  FRG

Golden Bear winners

In 1956, the FIAPF (Fédération Internationale des Associations de Producteurs de Films) formally accredited the festival, and since then the Golden Bear has been awarded by an international jury.[1]
Year Film Original Title Director Country
1956 Invitation to the Dance Gene Kelly  United States
1957 12 Angry Men Sidney Lumet  United States
1958 Wild Strawberries Smultronstället Ingmar Bergman  Sweden
1959 The Cousins Les cousins Claude Chabrol  France
1960 El Lazarillo de Tormes César Fernández Ardavín  Spain
1961 The Night La notte Michelangelo Antonioni  Italy/ France
1962 A Kind of Loving John Schlesinger  United Kingdom
1963 The Devil Il diavolo Gian Luigi Polidoro  Italy
Bushido: The Cruel Code of the Samurai Bushidô zankoku monogatari Tadashi Imai  Japan
1964 Dry Summer Susuz yaz Metin Erksan  Turkey
1965 Alphaville Alphaville, une étrange aventure de Lemmy Caution Jean-Luc Godard  France/ Italy
1966 Cul-de-Sac Roman Polanski  United Kingdom
1967 The Departure Le départ Jerzy Skolimowski  Belgium
1968 Who Saw Him Die? Ole dole doff Jan Troell  Sweden
1969 Early Works Rani radovi Želimir Žilnik  SFR Yugoslavia
1970 No winner
1971 The Garden of the Finzi-Continis Il giardino dei Finzi Contini Vittorio De Sica  Italy/ West Germany
1972 The Canterbury Tales I racconti di Canterbury Pier Paolo Pasolini  Italy
1973 Distant Thunder Ashani Sanket Satyajit Ray  India/ Bangladesh
1974 The Apprenticeship of Duddy Kravitz Ted Kotcheff  Canada
1975 Adoption Örökbefogadás Márta Mészáros  Hungary
1976 Buffalo Bill and the Indians, or Sitting Bull's History Lesson Robert Altman  United States
1977 The Ascent Voskhozhdeniye Larisa Shepitko  Soviet Union
1978 Las truchas José Luis García Sánchez  Spain
Ascensor Tomás Muñoz  Spain
What Max Said Las palabras de Max Emilio Martínez Lázaro  Spain
1979 David Peter Lilienthal  West Germany
1980 Heartland Richard Pearce  United States
Palermo or Wolfsburg Palermo oder Wolfsburg Werner Schroeter  West Germany
1981 Hurry, Hurry! Deprisa, deprisa Carlos Saura  Spain (with  France)
1982 Veronika Voss Die Sehnsucht der Veronika Voss Rainer Werner Fassbinder  West Germany
1983 Ascendancy Edward Bennett  United Kingdom
The Beehive La colmena Mario Camus  Spain
1984 Love Streams John Cassavetes  United States
1985 The Woman and the Stranger Die Frau und der Fremde Rainer Simon  East Germany
Wetherby David Hare  United Kingdom
1986 Stammheim Stammheim - Die Baader-Meinhof-Gruppe vor Gericht Reinhard Hauff  West Germany
1987 The Theme Tema Gleb Panfilov  Soviet Union
1988 Red Sorghum Hong gao liang Zhang Yimou  China
1989 Rain Man Barry Levinson  United States
1990 Music Box Costa-Gavras  United States
Larks on a String Skřivánci na niti Jiří Menzel  Czechoslovakia
1991 The House of Smiles La casa del sorriso Marco Ferreri  Italy
1992 Grand Canyon Lawrence Kasdan  United States
1993 Woman Sesame Oil Maker Xiang hun nu Xie Fei  China
The Wedding Banquet Xi yan Ang Lee  Taiwan/ United States
1994 In the Name of the Father Jim Sheridan  Ireland/ United Kingdom
1995 The Bait L'appât Bertrand Tavernier  France
1996 Sense and Sensibility Ang Lee  United States/ United Kingdom
1997 The People vs. Larry Flynt Miloš Forman  United States
1998 Central Station Central do Brasil Walter Salles  Brazil
1999 The Thin Red Line Terrence Malick  United States
2000 Magnolia Paul Thomas Anderson  United States
2001 Intimacy Patrice Chéreau  United Kingdom (with  France,  Germany,  Spain)
2002 Spirited Away Sen to Chihiro no kamikakushi Hayao Miyazaki  Japan
Bloody Sunday Paul Greengrass  United Kingdom/ Ireland
2003 In This World Michael Winterbottom  United Kingdom
2004 Head-On Gegen die Wand Fatih Akin  Germany/ Turkey
2005 U-Carmen U-Carmen eKhayelitsha Mark Dornford-May  South Africa
2006 Grbavica Jasmila Žbanić  Bosnia and Herzegovina (with  Austria,  Germany,  Croatia)
2007 Tuya's Marriage Tuya de hun shi Wang Quan'an  China
2008 Elite Squad Tropa de Elite José Padilha  Brazil
2009 The Milk of Sorrow La teta asustada Claudia Llosa  Peru
2010 Honey Bal Semih Kaplanoğlu  Turkey
2011 A Separation Jodaeiye Nader az Simin Asghar Farhadi  Iran
2012 Caesar Must Die Cesare deve morire Paolo and Vittorio Taviani  Italy
2013 Child's Pose Pozitia copilului Călin Peter Netzer  Romania
2014 Black Coal, Thin Ice Bai ri yan huo Diao Yinan  China

Golden Bear – Honorary Award

Year Winner(s)
1982 James Stewart
1988 Alec Guinness
1989 Dustin Hoffman
1990 Oliver Stone
1993 Gregory Peck and Billy Wilder
1994 Sophia Loren
1995 Alain Delon
1996 Elia Kazan and Jack Lemmon
1997 Kim Novak
1998 Catherine Deneuve
1999 Shirley MacLaine
2000 Jeanne Moreau
2001 Kirk Douglas
2002 Robert Altman and Claudia Cardinale
2003 Anouk Aimée
2004 Fernando Solanas
2005 Im Kwon-taek and Fernando Fernán Gómez
2006 Andrzej Wajda and Ian McKellen
2007 Arthur Penn
2008 Francesco Rosi
2009 Maurice Jarre
2010 Wolfgang Kohlhaase and Hanna Schygulla
2011 Armin Mueller-Stahl
2012 Meryl Streep
2013 Claude Lanzmann[2]
2014 Ken Loach[3]
2015 Wim Wenders[4]

Multiple winners

See also


  1. ^ a b
  2. ^ "Claude Lanzmann to receive Berlin’s Honorary Golden Bear". screendaily. Retrieved 2012-12-13. 
  3. ^ "Homage and Honorary Golden Bear for Ken Loach". Retrieved 12 December 2013. 
  4. ^ "Homage 2015 and Honorary Golden Bear for Wim Wenders". Retrieved 5 October 2014. 

External links

  • Berlinale website
  • IMDb
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