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Berlin Film Festival Winners

Written by: FFT Webmaster | February 17th, 2014

DiaoYinanDiao Yinan’s “Black Coal, Thin Ice” (Bai Ri Yan Huo) took home the Golden Bear  at the Berlin International Film Festival.

A jury led by James Schamus decided the prizes, giving Richard Linklater’s “Boyhood” the Silver Bear for best director, and Wes Anderson’s “The Grand Budapest Hotel” the Silver Bear Grand Jury Prize (essentially runner-up for the Golden Bear). Both American films had been seen as potential frontrunners heading into the ceremony, but “Black Coal” — one of three Chinese films in competition and also the winner tonight for best actor — surprised in the end.

Full list of winners:


Golden Bear:
Black Coal, Thin Ice (Bai Ri Yan Huo)
by Diao Yinan

Silver Bear Grand Jury Prix:
The Grand Budapest Hotel
by Wes Anderson

Silver Bear Alfred Bauer Prize:
Aimer, Boire Et Chanter
by Alain Resnais

Silver Bear for Best Director:
Richard Linklater

Silver Bear for Best Actress:
Haru Kuroki
The Little House

Silver Bear for Best Actor:
Liao Fan
Black Coal, Thin Ice

Silver Bear for Best Script:
Dietrich & Anna Brüggemann
Stations Of The Cross

Silver Bear for Outstanding Artistic Contribution:
Cinematography: Zeng Jian
Blind Massage

Golden Bear Best Short Film:
As Long As Shotguns Remain
by Caroline Poggi, Jonathan Vinel

Silver Bear Jury Prize Short Film:
by Guillaume Cailleau


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