Berlin International Film Festival 2007
The Children's Film Festival was given a new name for its 30th anniversary and will run under the title “Generation” in future.
The film director Arthur Penn received the Honorary Golden Bear for his life's work on February 15, 2007 and was also honored with a homage. With films such as Bonnie and Clyde (1967), the 84-year-old American is one of the most important representatives of " New Hollywood ".
The festival achieved new visitor record numbers. More than 19,000 accredited people from 127 countries took part in the festival. There were around 4,000 journalists from all over the world among those accredited. The films were seen by 430,000 viewers, including 220,000 movie tickets sold to the non-accredited audience. The Cubix cinema at Alexanderplatz was added as a new venue for the Panorama and Forum sections.
The following films were shown in the official competition this year :
* = Opening film
The jury president was the American director and screenwriter Paul Schrader . Other members were the actors Hiam Abbass , Mario Adorf , Willem Dafoe and Gael García Bernal , the Chinese film producer Nansun Shi and the Danish film editor Molly Malene Stensgaard .
- Golden Bear (Best Film): Tuya's Wedding
- Silver Bear (Grand Jury Prize): The other
- Silver Bear (best director): Joseph Cedar ( Beaufort )
- Silver Bear (best actress): Nina Hoss in Yella
- Silver Bear (best actor): Julio Chávez in The Other
- Silver Bear (outstanding artistic achievement): Acting ensemble of the film The Good Shepherd
- Silver Bear (best score): Hallam Foe - This Is My Story
- Alfred Bauer Prize : I'm a Cyborg, But That's OK by Park Chan-wook
- FIPRESCI Prize : Obsluhoval jsem anglického krále (German: “I served the English king”) by Jiří Menzel
- Ecumenical Jury Prize : Tuya's Wedding
- Prize of the Guild of German Art Theaters : Hallam Foe
Short film competition
- Golden Bear: Raak by Hanro Smitsman (Netherlands)
- Silver Bear: Decroche by Manuel Schapira (France) and Mei by Arvin Chen (USA / Taiwan)
- Prix UIP: Rotten Apple by Ralitza Petrova (Great Britain)
- DAAD Short Film Award: Annem Sinema Ögreniyor by Nesimi Yetik (Turkey)
International short film jury
The following films were presented in the Panorama section: The Home Song Stories by Tony Ayres , Away From Her by Sarah Polley with Julie Christie , Poor Boy's Game by Clement Virgo with Danny Glover , Invisibles - documentary by Isabel Coixet and Wim Wenders, among others , Strange Culture ( Fremdkulturen ) by Lynn Hershman Leeson with Tilda Swinton , also with Swinton the documentary Look into my eyes, Little one about the history of queer cinema, Blindsight documentary about the blind school in Tibet by Sabriye Tenberken , Ferien '91 by Thomas Arslan with Angela Winkler , Deux jours à Paris by and with Julie Delpy , El Camino de los Ingleses by Antonio Banderas .
- Audience Award: This year's audience award in the Panorama section went to the documentary Blindsight by Lucy Walker.
- Ecumenical Jury Prize: Luo Ye Gui Gen (Getting Home) - Director: Zhang Yang
- FIPRESCI Prize : Takva - Godfear - Director: Özer Kiziltan
- CICAE Prize: The Bubble - Director: Eytan Fox
- Caligari Film Prize : The Austrian Anja Salomonowitz won the Caligari Film Prize of the “International Forum of New Films - Berlinale 2007” for the film It happened shortly before .
- Prize of the ecumenical jury: Chrigu von Jan Gassmann and Christian Ziörjen
- FIPRESCI Prize : Hounds of Ann-Kristin Reyels
- Prize of the CICAE: Heimatklänge von Stefan Schwietert
The retrospective was entitled “City Girls. Images of Women in Silent Film "and dealt with the new image of women in the early 20th century silent film . A total of 30 films on this topic were shown within the program. Another retrospective dealt with the Magnum photo agency , which celebrated its 60th birthday in 2007. Under the retrospective title “Magnum in Motion”, documentaries and reports on the work of Magnum's photographers or shot by the agency's photographers were shown. The period of the films spanned from 1938 to 2007. The oldest contribution was the film L'Espagne Vivra by Magnum founder Henri Cartier-Bresson .
The Children's Film Festival took place for the 30th time this year and was given a new name with “Generation”. There are two areas of the Generation section: Generation Kplus (children's films) and Generation Plus 14 (youth films). In both areas, a jury for children and young people will award the Transparent Bear as the main prize.
Generation Plus 14
- Glass bar: The boarding school of Songyos Sugmakanan (Thailand)
Prizes of honor
Honorary Golden Bear
- Arthur Penn , American director
- Clint Eastwood , American actor and director
- Gianni Minà , Italian television journalist and documentary filmmaker
- Márta Mészáros , Hungarian film director
- Dorothea Moritz and Ron Holloway , journalists
- official website of the Berlinale
- Press review of the Berlinale 2007 on film-zeit.de
- Reporting by Thomas Groh / filmtagebuch.blogger.de
- Reporting by the film critics from epdFilm
- Overview of reporting from perlentaucher.de
- the 57th Berlinale on Polaronline
- Film in the nationwide program “Über / Macht” 2009 by Aktion Mensch / Die Gesellschafter
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