Berlin International Film Festival 1958
Willy Brandt opened the festival for the first time as the new Governing Mayor of Berlin . In his opening speech, Brandt praised the diversity of international film, whose art of representation is hardly less different than the language and customs of the peoples. At the end of the festival, the critics not only praised the diversity, but above all the large number of exceptionally good films that made the eighth edition of the festival one of the most successful.
This year the following films faced the judgment of the international jury in the competition:
This year the American director Frank Capra was the jury president. He presided over the following jury: Gerhard T. Buchholz (Germany), Duilio Coletti (Italy), Willy Haas (Germany), Gerhard Lamprecht (Germany), Jean Marais (France), LB Rao (India), Leopold Reidemeister (Germany), Paul Rotha (Great Britain), Michi Tanaka (Japan), J. Novais Teixeira (Brazil).
- Golden Bear : Wild strawberries
- Silver bears :
- Golden Bear for a Documentary : Perri by N. Paul Kenworthy Jr. and Ralph Wright
- Silver Bear for a documentary: Dream Street of the World by Hans Domnick
Other award winners
- Youth Film Prize: The Devil's Pass (documentary film) by Jacques Dupont and Pierre Schoendoerffer
- FIPRESCI Prize : Ice cold in Alexandria - firestorm over Africa and wild strawberries
- 50 Years of the Berlinale - International Film Festival 1951–2000 by Wolfgang Jacobsen