List of Berlin International Film Festival Winners (Golden Bears)

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The Berlin International Film Festival, also called the Berlinale, is one of the world's leading film festivals and most reputable media events held in Berlin, Germany. Founded in 1951, the festival has been celebrated annually iBerlin International Film Festivaln February since 1978. With 230,000 tickets sold and over 430,000 admissions it is considered the largest publicly-attended film festival worldwide. Up to 400 films are shown in several sections, representing a comprehensive array of the cinematic world. Around twenty films competing for the awards called the Golden and Silver Bears. Since 2001 the director of the festival has been Dieter Kosslick.

The European Film Market (EFM), a film trade fair held simultaneously to the Berlinale, is a major industry meeting for the international film circuit once a year. The trade fair serves distributers, filmbuyers, producers, financiers and co-production agents. The Berlinale Talent Campus, a week long series of lectures and workshops, gathers young filmmakers from around the globe. It partners with the festival itself and is considered to be a forum for upcoming artists.

The festival, the EFM and other satellite events are attended by more than 20,000 professionals from over 120 countries. Around 4200 journalists are responsible for the media exposure in more than 100 countries. At high-profile feature film premieres, movie stars and celebrities are present at the red carpet. The Berlinale has established a cosmopolitan character integrating art, glamour, commerce and a global media attention. The 59th Berlin International Film Festival will be held 05 to 15 February 2009.

List of Winners

Year Film Director Country of origin
1952 Hon dansade en sommar Arne Mattsson Sweden
1953 The Wages of Fear Henri-Georges Clouzot France/Italy
1954 Hobson's Choice David Lean United Kingdom
1955 Die Ratten Robert Siodmak Federal Republic of Germany
1956 Invitation To The Dance Gene Kelly United States
1957 12 Angry Men Sidney Lumet United States
1958 Wild Strawberries Ingmar Bergman Sweden
1959 Les Cousins Claude Chabrol France
1960 El Lazarillo de Tormes C?sar Ardavin Spain
1961 La notte Michelangelo Antonioni Italy/France
1962 A Kind of Loving John Schlesinger United Kingdom
1963 Il Diavolo Gian Luigi Polidoro Italy
1964 Susuz Yaz Ismail Metin Karabey Turkey
1965 Alphaville Jean-Luc Godard France/Italy
1966 Cul-de-Sac Roman Polanski United Kingdom
1967 Le d?part Jerzy Skolimowski Belgium
1968 Ole dole doff Jan Troell Sweden
1969 Rani Radovi ?elimir ?ilnik Yugoslavia
1970 N/A N/A N/A
1971 The Garden of the Finzi-Continis Vittorio De Sica Italy/W. Germany
1972 The Canterbury Tales Pier Paolo Pasolini Italy
1973 Distant Thunder Satyajit Ray India
1974 The Apprenticeship of Duddy Kravitz Ted Kotcheff Canada
1975 Adoption M?rta M?sz?ros Hungary
1976 Buffalo Bill and the Indians, or Sitting Bull's History Lesson Robert Altman United States
1977 The Ascent Larisa Shepitko Soviet Union
1978 Las Truchas Jos? Luis Garc?a S?nchez Spain
Ascensor Tomas Munoz Spain
La Palabras de Max Emilio Mart?nez L?zaro Spain
1979 David Peter Lilienthal West Germany
1980 Heartland Richard Pearce United States
Palermo or Wolfsburg Werner Schroeter West Germany
1981 Deprisa, Deprisa Carlos Saura Spain ( with France)
1982 Veronika Voss Rainer Werner Fassbinder West Germany
1983 Ascendancy Edward Bennett United Kingdom
The Beehive Mario Camus Spain
1984 Love Streams John Cassavetes United States
1985 Die Frau und der Fremde Rainer Simon East Germany
Wetherby David Hare United Kingdom
1986 Stammheim Reinhard Hauff West Germany
1987 The Theme Gleb Panfilov Soviet Union
1988 Red Sorghum Zhang Yimou China
1989 Rain Man Barry Levinson United States
1990 Music Box Costa-Gavras United States
Larks on a String Jiri Menzel Czechoslovakia
1991 La Casa del sorriso Marco Ferreri Italy
1992 Grand Canyon Lawrence Kasdan United States
1993 Woman Sesame Oil Maker Xie Fei China
The Wedding Banquet Ang Lee Taiwan/United States
1994 In the Name of the Father Jim Sheridan UK/Ireland
1995 L'App?t Bertrand Tavernier France
1996 Sense and Sensibility Ang Lee United States/United Kingdom
1997 The People vs. Larry Flynt Milo? Forman United States
1998 Central Station Walter Salles Brazil ( with France)
1999 The Thin Red Line Terrence Malick United States
2000 Magnolia Paul Thomas Anderson United States
2001 Intimacy Patrice Ch?reau UK ( with France, Germany, Spain)
2002 Spirited Away Hayao Miyazaki Japan
Bloody Sunday Paul Greengrass UK/Ireland
2003 In This World Michael Winterbottom United Kingdom
2004 Head-On Fatih Akin Germany/Turkey
2005 U-Carmen e-Khayelitsha Mark Dornford-May South Africa
2006 Grbavica Jasmila ?banic Bosnia and Herzegovina (with Austria, Germany, Croatia)
2007 Tuya's Marriage Wang Quan'an China
2008 Tropa de Elite (Elite Squad) Jos? Padilha Brazil


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