Berlin International Film Festival 1980
The 1980 Berlin International Film Festival took place from February 18 to February 29 this year. It was the first Berlinale to be directed by the new director Moritz de Hadeln . De Hadeln appointed Manfred Salzgeber to head the information show, which was supposed to give an overview of the international cinema scene. Five years later, Salzgeber turned it into today's Panorama section.
The following films were shown in the official competition in 1980:
This year's jury president was the Swedish actress Ingrid Thulin . She presided over the following jury: Betsy Blair (Great Britain), Mathieu Carrière (Germany), Alberto Isaac (Mexico), Peter Kern (Germany), Károly Makk (Hungary), Alexander Mitta (USSR), Alexandre Trauner (France) and Angel Wagenstein (Bulgaria).
- Golden Bear : Heartland and Palermo or Wolfsburg
- Silver bears :
- FIPRESCI Prize (competition): Solo Sunny by Konrad Wolf
- FIPRESCI Prize (Forum): Years of Hunger in a Rich Country by Jutta Brückner and On Company Business by Allan Francovich
- Interfilm Award - Otto Dibelius Prize (competition): Heartland by Richard Pearce and Marigolds in August by Ross Devenish
- Interfilm Award - Otto Dibelius Prize (Forum): The film amateur by Krzysztof Kieślowski
- Berliner Morgenpost reader award : Solo Sunny by Konrad Wolf