Director Gianfranco Rosi poses with Jury President and actress Meryl Streep (R) after receiving the Golden Bear – Best Film award for the movie ‘Fuocoammare’ (Fire at Sea) during the awards ceremony at the 66th Berlinale International Film Festival in Berlin, Germany.
“Fire at Sea,” Gianfranco Rosi’s Italian documentary about the refugee crisis on the island of Lampedusa, won the 66th Berlin Film Festival’s Golden Bear for Best Film on Saturday.
Two African films awarded at Berlinale!
1.Inhebbek Hedi by Mohamed Ben Attia (Tunisia)
Best First Feature Award
Best Actor Silver Bear for Majd Mastoura.
2. The Revolution Won’t Be Televised by Rama Thiaw (Senegal),
Forum FIPRESCI Award and Caligari Film Prize Special Mention. .
A list of winners follows:
Golden Bear for Best Film
“Fire At Sea”
Director: Gianfranco Rosi
Silver Bear Grand Jury Prize
“Death in Sarajevo”
France/Bosnia and Herzegovina
Director: Danis Tanović
Silver Bear Alfred Bauer Prize for a feature film that opens new perspectives
“A Lullaby To The Sorrowful Mystery”
Director: Lav Diaz
Silver Bear for Best Director
Mia Hansen-Love, “Things To Come” (France/Germany)
Silver Bear for Best Actress
Trine Dyrholm, “The Commune” (Denmark/Sweden/Netherlands)
Silver Bear for Best Actor
Majd Mastoura, “Inhebbek Hedi” (Tunisia/Belgium/France)
Silver Bear for Best Script
Tomasz Wasilewski, “United States Of Love” (Poland)
Silver Bear for Outstanding Artistic Contribution
Mark Lee Ping-Bing, Cinematographer, “Crosscurrent” (China)
Best First Feature
Director: Mohamed Ben Attia
Golden Bear for Best Short Film
“Balada De Um Batráquio”
Director: Leonor Teles
Silver Bear Jury Prize (Short Film)
“A Man Returned”
Director: Mahdi Fleifel
Audi Short Film Award
“Jin Zhi Xia Mao”
Director: Chiang Wei Liang