The Berlinale was first held in 1951, and since 1978 has been held every February. More than 200000 tickets are sold and around 400000 admissions it is the biggest publicly-attended film festival worldwide. Since 2001 the director of the festival has been Dieter Kosslick.
The European Film Market (EFM), a film trade fair, is held at the same time as the Berlinale. It is also one of the most important events for the international film industry.
An international jury makes sure films from all over the world are chosen for the Berlinale.
Around twenty films competing for the awards called the Golden and Silver Bears.
The 61st Berlin International Film Festival will be held 10 to 20 February 2011.
- Golden Bear
- Lifetime Achievement ("Honorary Golden Bear")
- Best Director
- Best Actor
- Best Actress
- Best Music
- Extraordinary achievement by a single artist
- Grand Prize of the Jury (Short film award)
- Panorama Publikumspreis, the Audience Award
- Berlinale Camera, a special award for services to the Festival
- A Crystal Bear for the Best Film in the 14plus Competition
- Teddy Award
Silver Bear-Best DirectorEdit
Silver Bear-Best ActorEdit
Silver Bear-Best ActressEdit
- Official website
- Berlinale at the Internet Movie Database
- Berlin Life: An introduction to the Berlin Film Festival
- Review of the 2006 Berlin Film Festival
- Signandsight about the director Dieter Kosslick
- Lathrios Film Festival Database - the Lathrios listing for the Berlin International Film Festival including a film list and analysis for the event.