Berlin International Film Festival 2021

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Carlo Chatrian and Mariette Rissenbeek

The 71st  Berlin International Film Festival (Berlinale) are due to the COVID-19 pandemic take place in two time-separated event blocks 2,021th A digital platform for the film industry (“Industry Event”) took place from March 1st to 5th. This is to be followed by a public festival (“Summer Special”) from June 9 to 20, where the films will be shown as part of the festival. The 71st edition is under the direction of Carlo Chatrian (artistic director) and Mariette Rissenbeek (management) for the second time . The program was announced between February 8th and 11th, 2021.

The Berlinale was originally supposed to take place from February 11-21, 2021. In December 2020, the postponement was announced in two parts to March and June 2021. Despite the pandemic, the festival management stuck to having the public festival held physically. It was conceived as a pure open-air event for the public. A total of 126 films are to be presented in 16 open-air cinemas. The Berlin Senate approved the public festival as a pilot project with mandatory testing.

Golden Bear 2021 winner: Radu Jude for his feature film Bad Luck Banging or Loony Porn

In the categories Competition, Encounters, Berlinale Shorts and Generation, international juries decided on the winners, who were announced during the “Industry Event”. The European co-production Bad Luck Banging or Loony Porn (original title: Babardeală cu bucluc sau porno balamuc ) by Radu Jude was awarded the main prize . The award ceremony in front of an audience will take place at the "Summer Special".


Introduction of gender-neutral actor prices

As of 2021, the awards for the best actor and the best actress ceased to exist , instead, for the first time, awards were given for the best acting performance in a leading and a supporting role. The Alfred Bauer Prize , which was suspended in the previous year, was replaced by a Silver Bear as the “Prize of the Jury”. The ProQuote Film association had criticized the introduction of gender-neutral prizes in advance as a “fig leaf for innovation”, saying that the Berlinale was far from gender equality . In the film industry, two thirds of roles are written for men, even for productions outside the mainstream . As a result, actresses are exposed to further competition in the future. Instead, the association recommended a separate prize for the best gender-sensitive representation. In fact, the two prizes awarded for the first time were intended to honor two actresses.

European Film Market

Dennis Ruh was appointed to head the European Film Market (EFM) in September 2020. As an annually changing "Country in Focus", Chile with its film industry and its filmmaking should be presented this year .

Official sections

Competition for the Golden Bear

Invited again to the competition for the Golden Bear in 2021
Director Invitations
Hong Sang-soo 5
Dominik Graf 3
Bence Fliegauf ,
Radu Jude ,
Alonso Ruizpalacios

International jury

As part of the new festival format in 2021, a new concept for the composition of the international jury was also decided. Six directors, whose feature films have been awarded the Golden Bear in the past , decided on the awards. A jury chairmanship was not planned for this year. The jury members should see the films on the screen in Berlin.

The jury members at a glance:

Rasoulof was not allowed to leave Iran and, like Lapid, took part in the presentations and jury meetings online.


The feature films competing for the Golden Bear were announced in a video by Carlo Chatrian on February 11, 2021. A total of 15 films from 16 countries entered the competition, including two feature film debuts.

Film title
(reference title)
Director country Actor (selection) / comment
(Drift Away)
Xavier Beauvois France Jérémie Renier , Marie-Julie Maille , Victor Belmondo
Babardeală cu bucluc sau porno balamuc
(Bad Luck Banging or Loony Porn)
Radu Jew Romania, Luxembourg, Croatia, Czech Republic Katia Pascariu , Claudia Ieremia , Olimpia Mălai
Fabian or
Going to the Dogs (Fabian - Going to the Dogs)
Dominik Graf Germany Tom Schilling , Saskia Rosendahl , Albrecht Schuch
Ghasideyeh gave sefid (قصیده گاو سفید)
(Ballad of a White Cow)
Behtash Sanaeeha ,
Maryam Moghaddam
Iran, France Maryam Moghaddam, Alireza Sanifar
Gūzen to sōzō (偶然 と 想像)
(Wheel of Fortune and Fantasy)
Ryūsuke Hamaguchi Japan Kotone Furukawa , Kiyohiko Shibukawa , Fusako Urabe
Mr. Bachmann and his class
(Mr Bachmann and His Class)
Maria Speth Germany documentary
I'm your man
(I'm Your Man)
Maria Schrader Germany Maren Eggert , Dan Stevens , Sandra Hüller
Inteurodeoksyeon ( 인트로덕션 )
Hong Sang-soo South Korea Shin Seo-kho , Park Mi-so , Kim Min-hee
Memory Box (دفاتر مايا) Joana Hadjithomas ,
Khalil Joreige
France, Lebanon, Canada, Qatar Rim Turki , Manal Issa , Paloma Vauthier
Next door
(Next Door)
Daniel Brühl Germany Daniel Brühl, Peter Kurth
Una película de policías
(A Cop Movie)
Alonso Ruizpalacios Mexico Mónica Del Carmen , Raúl Briones
Petite maman Celine Sciamma France Joséphine Sanz , Gabrielle Sanz , Nina Meurisse
Rengeteg - mindenhol látlak
(Forest - I See You Everywhere)
Bence fly out Hungary Laura Podlovics , István Lénárt , Lilla Kizlinger , Zsolt Végh , László Cziffer , Juli Jakab , Ági Gubík
Természetes fény
(Natural Light)
Dénes Nagy Hungary, Latvia, France, Germany Ferenc Szabó , Tamás Garbacz , László Bajkó
What do we see when we look to the sky?
(რას ვხედავთ, როდესაც ცას ვუყურებთ?)
(Ras vkhedavt, rodesac cas vukurebt?)
Alexandre Koberidze Germany, Georgia Ani Karseladze , Giorgi Botschorishvili , Wachtang Fantschulidze

Berlinale Special Gala

In this section, films were shown that are out of competition. The official selection was announced in a video by Carlo Chatrian on February 11, 2021.

Film title
(reference title)
Director country Actor (selection) / comment
Best Sellers Lina Roessler Canada, UK Michael Caine , Aubrey Plaza
courage Aliaksei Paluyan Germany Maryna Yakubovich , Pavel Haradnizky , Denis Tarasenka
French Exit Azazel Jacobs Canada, Ireland Michelle Pfeiffer , Lucas Hedges , Valerie Mahaffey , Imogen Poots
Je suis Karl Christian Schwochow Germany, Czech Republic Luna Wedler , Jannis Niewöhner , Milan Peschel
Language Lessons Natalie Morales United States Natalie Morales, Mark Duplass , Desean Terry
limbo Cheang Soi Hong Kong, People's Republic of China Lam Ka Tung , Liu Cya , Lee Mason , Hiroyuki Ikeuchi
The Mauritanian Kevin Macdonald United Kingdom Jodie Foster , Tahar Rahim , Shailene Woodley , Benedict Cumberbatch
Per Lucio
(For Lucio)
Pietro Marcello Italy Documentary form on Lucio Dalla
Tides Tim Fehlbaum Germany, Switzerland Nora Arnezeder , Iain Glen , Sarah-Sofie Boussnina
Tina Dan Lindsay ,
TJ Martin
United States Documentary form (with Tina Turner , Angela Bassett , Oprah Winfrey , Katori Hall )
Who we were
(Who We Were)
Marc Bauder Germany Documentary form (with Alexander Gerst , Sylvia Earle , Dennis Snower , Matthieu Ricard )

Berlinale Series

Since 2015, this section has offered an exclusive first look at outstanding new series productions from all over the world. Six titles were selected in 2021, including two miniseries from Latin America for the first time and Philly DA, the first documentary series.

Film title
(reference title)
Creator / director country Actor (selection) Channel format
Entre hombres
(Amongst Men)
Pablo Fendrik Argentina Gabriel Goity , Nicolás Furtado , Diego Velázquez , Diego Cremonesi , Claudio Rissi HBO 4 episodes of 60 'each
Me and the Others
(Me and the Others)
David Schalko Austria Germany Tom Schilling , Lars Eidinger , Katharina Schüttler , Sophie Rois , Mavie Hörbiger , Martin Wuttke Sky 6 episodes of 40 'each
It's a sin Russell T Davies (Creator),
Peter Hoar (Director)
United Kingdom Olly Alexander , Neil Patrick Harris , Stephen Fry , Keeley Hawes , Nathaniel Curtis , Lydia West , Callum Scott Howells , Omari Douglas Channel 4 , HBO Max , All3Media International 5 episodes of 48 'each
Os últimos dias de Gilda
(The Last Days of Gilda)
Gustavo Pizzi Brazil Karine Teles , Julia Stockler , Antonio Saboia , Ana Carbatti , Lucas Gouvêa Canal Brasil 4 episodes of 30 '
Philly DA Ted Passon , Yoni Brook , Nicole Salazar (Creator),
Ted Passon, Yoni Brook (Director)
United States Documentary form about Larry Krasner 8 episodes of 54 'each
(Snow Angels)
Mette Heeno (Creator),
Anna Zackrisson (Director)
Sweden, Denmark Josefin Asplund , Eva Melander , Maria Rossing , Ardalan Esmaili , Cecilia Nilsson SVG , DR 6 episodes of 58 'each


The competition section Encounters (German: “Encounters”) is intended to present “aesthetically and formally unusual works by independent filmmakers”. The program was announced on February 10, 2021. 12 feature, documentary and experimental films from 16 countries were shown as world or international premieres with a running time of 60 minutes or more. A three-person jury decided on awards for the best film, the best director and a special prize from the jury. The winners were honored with gold bear plaques.

The jury members at a glance:

Film title
(reference title)
Director country Actor (selection) / comment
As I want Samaher Alqadi Egypt, France, Norway, Palestine Documentary form
Azor Andreas Fontana Switzerland, France, Argentina Fabrizio Rongione , Stéphanie Cléau
The Beta Test
(Beta test)
Jim Cummings ,
PJ McCabe
USA, UK Jim Cummings, Virginia Newcomb , PJ McCabe
Bloodsuckers Julian Radlmaier Germany Alexandre Koberidze , Lilith Stangenberg , Alexander Herbst , Corinna Harfouch
Hygiène sociale
(social hygiene)
Denis Côté Canada Maxim Gaudette , Larissa Corriveau , Eleonore Loiselle
The girl and the spider Ramon Zürcher Switzerland Henriette Confurius , Liliane Amuat , Ursina Lardi
Mantagheye payani
(District Terminal)
Bardia Yadegari ,
Ehsan Mirhosseini
Iran, Germany Bardia Yadegari, Farideh Azadi , Ali Hemmati
Moon, 66 Questions Jacqueline Lentzou Greece, France Sofia Kokkali , Lazaros Georgakopoulos
Alice Diop France Documentary form
Rock bottom riser Fern Silva United States Experimental film
The Scary of Sixty-First Dasha Nekrasova United States Betsey Brown , Madeline Quinn , Dasha Nekrasova
Lê Bảo Vietnam, Singapore, France, Thailand, Germany, Taiwan Olegunleko Ezekiel Gbenga , Thi Minh Nga Khuong , Thi Dung Le


The Panorama section showed a selection of documentaries and feature films. The program was announced on February 10, 2021.

Feature films

Film title
(reference title)
Director country Actor (selection)
Censor Prano Bailey-Bond United Kingdom Niamh Algar , Michael Smiley , Nicholas Burns , Vincent Franklin , Sophia La Porta
Death of a Virgin, and the Sin of Not Living George Peter Barbari Lebanon Etienne Assal , Adnan Khabbaz , Jean Paul Frangieh , Elias Saad , Feyrouz Abi Hassan , Souraya Baghdadi
Henrika Kull Germany Katharina Behrens , Adam Hoya , Nele Kayenberg , Jean-Luc Bubert
Milica Tomović Serbia Dubravka Kovjanić , Stefan Trifunović , Katarina Dimić , Anja Đorđević
The human factor Ronny Trocker Germany, Italy, Denmark Mark Waschke , Sabine Timoteo , Jule Hermann , Wanja Valentin Kube
Mishehu Yohav Mishehu
(All Eyes Off Me)
Hadas ben Aroya Israel Elisheva Weil , Yoav Hait , Leib Lev Levin , Hadar Katz
Le monde après nous
(The World After Us)
Louda Ben Salah-Cazanas France Aurélien Gabrielli , Louise Chevillotte , Saadia Bentaïeb , Jacques Nolot
Night Raiders Danis Goulet Canada, New Zealand Elle-Máijá Tailfeathers , Brooklyn Letexier-Hart , Alex Tarrant , Amanda Plummer
Okul Tıraşı
(Brother's Keeper)
Ferit Karahan Turkey, Romania Samet Yıldız , Ekin Koç , Mahir İpek , Melih Selçuk , Cansu Fırıncı , Nurullah Alaca
Souad Ayten Amin Egypt, Tunisia, Germany Bassant Ahmed , Basmala Elghaiesh , Hussein Ghanem
Ted K Tony Stone United States Sharlto Copley
Théo et les métamorphoses
(Theo and the Metamorphosis)
Damien Odoul France Théo Kermel , Pierre Meunier , Élia Sulem , Louise Morin , Ayumi Roux
The world will be different
Anne Zohra Berrached Germany, France Canan Kir , Roger Azar , Jana Julia Roth , Ceci Chuh , Nicolas Chaoui , Özay Fecht
Yuko No Tenbi
(A Balance)
Yujiro Harumoto Japan Kumi Takiuchi , Ken Mitsuishi , Masahiro Umeda, Yuumi Kawai


Film title (reference title) Director country
Dirty Feathers Carlos Alfonso Corral USA, Mexico
Genderation Monika Treut Germany
Miguel's War Eliane Raheb Lebanon, Germany, Spain
North By Current Angelo Madsen Minax United States
A Última Floresta
(The Last Forest)
Luiz Bolognesi Brazil

Berlinale shorts

In the Berlinale Shorts series , feature, documentary, experimental and animated films with a maximum length of 30 minutes (including credits) were shown. International contributions were not allowed to be shown outside of their country of origin before the Berlinale was shown.

In addition to the Golden Bear for the best short film and the Silver Bear, the jury also nominated a nomination for the European Short Film Award and the Audi Short Film Award.

The entries for the short film competition - 20 films from 16 countries - were announced on February 9, 2021.

The jury members at a glance:

Film title (reference title) Director country Actor / Note Length
(in min.)
Al motociclista no le cabe la felicidad en el traje
(Motorcyclist's Happiness Won't Fit Into His Suit)
Gabriel Herrera Mexico David Illiescas , Ángel Morales , Lisandro Robles , Ulises Robles , Estefanía Guerrero , Joel Ramirez 10 '
Les Attendants
(The Men Who Wait)
Truong Minh Quý France, Singapore Gérard Thomas , Jean-François Geneste , Souleymane Sanogo 15 '
Blastogenesis X Conrad Veit ,
Charlotte Maria Kätzl
Germany Charlotte Maria Kätzl, Conrad Veit, Juraj Černák 27 '
Your street Güzin Kar Switzerland Sibylle Berg 7 '
Easter eggs Nicolas Keppens Belgium, France, the Netherlands 15 '
The glitter in Barbie blood Ulu Braun Germany Gina-Lisa Maiwald , Mietze Maiwald , Dietlind Sommer , Milan Braun 27 '
International Dawn Chorus Day John Greyson Canada Shady Habash , Sarah Hegazi 15 '
A Love Song in Spanish Ana Elena Tejera France, Panama Yolanda Mathieu , Candido Ríos 24 '
Luz de Presença
(A Present Light)
Diogo Costa Amarante Portugal Diana Neves Silva , João Castro , Gustavo Sumpta , Luís Miguel Cintra , Fernando Soares 19 '
More happiness Livia Huang United States Tina Wonglu , Joyce Keokham , Rui Ying Lu 13 '
Nanu Tudor
(My Uncle Tudor)
Olga Lucovnicova Belgium, Portugal, Hungary Documentary form 20 '
One Hundred Steps Bárbara Wagner
Benjamin de Burca
France, Germany Eabha Bourke , Mona Boutchebak , Malachy Bourke , Bob Quinn , Hakim Hamadouche 29 '
One Thousand and One Attempts to Be an Ocean Émilie Vandenameele France Artus Antonini , Mathilde Le Borgne , Arthur Velten , Lucie Vincentelli 11 '
Strange Object Miranda Pennell United Kingdom 15 '
Wadim na progulke
(Vadim on a Walk)
Sascha Swirski Russia 8th'
Edgar Jorge Baralt United States Edgar Jorge Baralt, Christina C Nguyen 11 '
Xia Wu Guo Qu Le Yi Ban
(Day Is Done)
Zhang Dalei People's Republic of China Kong Weiyi , Zhang Chen , Guo Yanyun , Zhao Hua , Hao Mengfu , Li Xuejian 24 '
Zonder sea Meltse Van Coillie Belgium Lucie Wyns , Jeroom Smeyers , Lone Genar , Eva Binon , Patrick Vervueren 14 '


The forum's selection of films was announced on February 9, 2021.

Film title
(reference title)
Director country Actor / Note
À pas aveugles
(From Where They Stood)
Christophe Cognet France, Germany Christophe Cognet
Presumption Chris Wright ,
Stefan Kolbe
Germany Nadia Ihjelj , Josephine Hock
Dotsch rybaka
(Tzarevna Scaling)
Juldus Bachtiosina Russia Alina Korol , Viktorija Lisovskaya , Valentina Jasen
Manque La Banca Argentina, Brazil José Alejandro Colin , Segundo Botti , Shaman Herreran
The First 54 Years - An Abbreviated Manual for Military Occupation Avi Mograbi France, Finland, Israel, Germany Avi Mograbi
Garderie nocturne
(Night Nursery)
Moumouni Sanou Burkina Faso, France, Germany
The inheritance Ephraim Asili United States Eric Lockley , Nozipho McClean , Chris Jarrell
Jai jumlong
(Come Here)
Anocha Suwichakornpong Thailand Apinya Sakuljaroensuk , Waywiree Ittianunkul , Sirat Intarachote
Juste un mouvement
(Just a Movement)
Vincent Meessen Belgium, France Dialo Blondin Diop , Ousman Blondin Diop , Marie-Thérèse Diedhiou
Mbah Jhiwo
(Mbah Jhiwo / Ancient Soul)
Alvaro Gurrea Spain Yono Aris Munandar , Sayu Kholif , Musaena'h
No táxi do Jack
(Jack's Ride)
Susana Nobre Portugal Amindo Martins Rato , Maria Carvalho , Joaquim Verissimoh
Qué será del verano
(What Will Summer Bring)
Ignacio Ceroi Argentina Ignacio Ceroi, Mariana Martinelli , Charles Louvet
A River Runs, Turns, Erases, Replaces Shengze Zhu United States
Sichuan hao nuren
(The Good Woman of Sichuan)
Sabrina Zhao Canada Weihang He , Ruobing Zhao
Ste. Anne Rhayne Vermette Canada Isabelle d'Eschambault , Jack Theis , Valerie Marion
Taming the Garden Salome Jashi Switzerland, Germany, Georgia
La veduta luminosa
(The Luminous View)
Fabrizio Ferraro Italy, Spain Alessandro Carlini , Catarina Wallenstein , Freddy Paul Grunert


The Generation section showed suitable international film productions for children and young people. The film selection was announced on February 8, 2021.

As an award, a glass bear is given to a film and a documentary by a children's jury (eleven Berlin children aged 11 to 14 years) and a youth jury (seven young people between 14 and 18 years of age). In addition, there is an international Generation Kplus jury that awards cash prizes for the best feature-length and short film donated by the German Children's Fund . Another international jury, on behalf of the Federal Agency for Civic Education , awards a grand prize for the best feature film and a special prize for the best short film.

An overview of the members of the international jury who announced their winners on March 4th:

The Generation Children's Jury and the Youth Jury as well as the independent Jury AG Kino Gilde 14plus, which was newly introduced in 2020, will award their prizes as part of the Summer Special.

Generation Kplus

Film title
(reference title)
Director country annotation
Beans Tracey Deer Canada Kiawentiio , Rainbow Dickerson , Violah Beauvais , Paulina Alexis
(First Snow)
Hamy Ramezan Finland Aran-Sina Keshvari , Shahab Hosseini , Shabnam Ghorbani , Kimiya Eskandari
Han Nan Xia Ri
(summer fluff)
Han Shuai People's Republic of China Gong Beibi , Huang Tian , Zhang Xinyuan , Yan Xingyue
Jong chak yeok
(To the end of the world)
Kwon Min-pyo
Seo Hansol
South Korea Seol Si-yeon , Bae Yeon-woo , Park So-jung , Han Song-hee
Last Days at Sea
(Last Days At Sea)
Venice Atienza Philippines, Taiwan Documentary form
Mission Ulja Funk Barbara Kronenberg Germany, Luxembourg, Poland Romy Lou Janinhoff , Jonas Oeßel , Hildegard Schroedter , Luc Feit
Nelly Rapp - Monster Agent
(Nelly Rapp - Monster Agentin)
Amanda Adolfsson Sweden Matilda Gross , Lily Wahlsteen , Marianne Mörck , Johan Rheborg
Una escuela en Cerro Hueso
(A school in Cerro Hueso)
Betania Cappato Argentina Mara Orderi , Pablo Seijo , Clementina Folmer , Irene Zequin

Generation 14plus

Film title
(reference title)
Director country annotation
Cryptozoo Dash Shaw United States Animation film
Fighter Jéro Yun South Korea Lim Seong-mi , Baek Seo-bin , Oh Kwang-rok , Lee Seung-yeon
From the Wild Sea Robin Petré Denmark Documentary form
La Mif
(The Fam)
Fred Baillif Switzerland Claudia Grob , Anaïs Uldry , Kassia Da Costa , Joyce Esther Ndayisenga , Charlie Areddy , Amélie Tonsi , Amandine Golay , Sara Tulu
Ninja baby Yngvild Sve Flikke Norway Kristine Kujath Thorp , Arthur Berning , Nader Khademi , Tora Dietrichson
Stop Zemlia Kateryna Gornostai Ukraine Maria Fedorchenko , Arsenii Markov , Yana Isaienko , Oleksandr Ivanov
(The White Fortress)
Igor Drljača Canada, Bosnia and Herzegovina Pavle Čemerikić , Sumeja Dardagan , Jasmin Geljo , Kerim Čutuna

Perspective German cinema

The Perspective German Cinema section, created at the suggestion of Dieter Kosslick in 2002, presents both short and long feature, documentary and experimental films by young German filmmakers with a minimum length of 20 minutes. It is aimed at talented directors who are at the beginning of their careers. Previous participation of the entries at a film festival was not an exclusion criterion.

The entries include the Kompass-Perspektive-Preis (endowed with 5,000 euros), the “Kompagnon” sponsorship award (grant of 5,000 euros / 2,500 euros for short films) and the Heiner Carow Prize .

The film selection was announced on February 10, 2021. Three documentaries and three feature films were selected from 225 submitted films.

Film title
(reference title)
Director country annotation
To keep moving Salar Ghazi Germany Documentary form
Instructions for survival Yana Ugrekhelidze Germany Documentary form
Jesus Egon Christ David Vajda ,
Saša Vajda
Germany Paul Arámbula , Sascha Alexander Geršak , Roxanna Stewens , Benjamin Stein , Zora Schemm , Angelo Martone
The seed Mia Maariel Meyer Germany Hanno Koffler , Dora Zygouri , Robert Stadlober , Anna Blomeier , Andreas Döhler , Lilith Julie Johna
When a farm goes aflame Jide Tom Akinleminu Germany Documentary form
Wood and Water Jonas Bak Germany, France Anke Bak , Ricky Yeung , Alexandra Batten , Patrick Lo , Theresa Bak


In mid-October 2020, the title of the retrospective was announced with No Angels - Mae West, Rosalind Russell & Carole Lombard . In 2021, the comedic work of the three American actresses Mae West (1893–1980), Rosalind Russell (1907–1976) and Carole Lombard (1908–1942) will be the focus with a film program of around 30 films. In addition to a German-English publication of the same name, the retrospective is to be supplemented with events in the Deutsche Kinemathek .

The program was announced on February 8, 2021. Only US productions are shown.

Film title
(reference title)
Director year actor
Belle of the Nineties Leo McCarey 1934 Mae West , Roger Pryor , Johnny Mack Brown , John Miljan
Design for Scandal
(Revenge is sweet)
Norman Taurog 1941 Rosalind Russell , Walter Pidgeon , Edward Arnold , Lee Bowman
Every day's a holiday A. Edward Sutherland 1938 Mae West , Edmund Lowe , Charles Butterworth , Charles Winninger
Four's a Crowd
(Love four)
Michael Curtiz 1938 Errol Flynn , Olivia de Havilland , Rosalind Russell , Patric Knowles
Go West Young Man
(In the West)
Henry Hathaway 1936 Mae West , Warren William , Randolph Scott , Alice Brady
Goin 'to town Alexander Hall 1935 Mae West , Paul Cavanagh , Gilbert Emery , Marjorie Gateson
Hands Across the Table
(Love in no time)
Mitchell Leisen 1935 Carole Lombard , Fred MacMurray , Ralph Bellamy , Astrid Allwyn
Hired Wife William A. Seiter 1940 Rosalind Russell , Brian Aherne , Virginia Bruce , Robert Benchley
His Girl Friday
(His girl for special occasions)
Howard Hawks 1940 Cary Grant , Rosalind Russell , Ralph Bellamy , Gene Lockhart
no angel
Wesley Ruggles 1933 Mae West , Cary Grant , Gregory Ratoff , Edward Arnold
Klondike Annie Raoul Walsh 1936 Mae West , Victor McLaglen , Phillip Reed , Helen Jerome Eddy
Lady by Choice David Burton 1934 Carole Lombard , May Robson , Roger Pryor , Walter Connolly
My Little Chickadee
(My Little Chickadee)
Edward F. Cline 1940 Mae West , WC Fields , Joseph Calleia , Dick Foran
My Man Godfrey
(My husband Godfrey)
Gregory La Cava 1936 William Powell , Carole Lombard , Alice Brady , Gail Patrick
Mr. & Mrs. Smith
(Mr. and Mrs. Smith)
Alfred Hitchcock 1941 Carole Lombard , Robert Montgomery , Gene Raymond , Jack Carson
My Sister Eileen
(My Sister Ellen)
Alexander Hall 1942 Rosalind Russell , Brian Aherne , Janet Blair , George Tobias
Night after night Archie Mayo 1932 George Raft , Constance Cummings , Wynne Gibson , Mae West
No Man of Her Own Wesley Ruggles 1932 Clark Gable , Carole Lombard , Dorothy Mackaill , Grant Mitchell
Nothing Sacred
(Nothing Sacred)
William A. Wellman 1937 Carole Lombard , Frederic March , Charles Winniger , Walter Connolly
She Done Him Wrong
(You did it wrong)
Lowell Sherman 1933 Mae West , Cary Grant , Owen Moore , Gilbert Roland
Take a Letter, Darling
(darling, for dictation)
Mitchell Leisen 1942 Rosalind Russell , Fred MacMurray , Macdonald Carey , Constance Moore
This Thing Called Love Alexander Hall 1941 Rosalind Russell , Melvyn Douglas , Binnie Barnes , Allyn Joslyn
To Be or Not to Be
(To be or not)
Ernst Lubitsch 1942 Carole Lombard , Jack Benny , Robert Stack , Felix Bressart
True Confession
(A murder dizziness)
Wesley Ruggles 1937 Carole Lombard , Fred MacMurray , John Barrymore , Una Merkel
Twentieth Century
(Napoleon from Broadway)
Howard Hawks 1934 John Barrymore , Carole Lombard , Walter Connolly , Roscoe Karns
What a woman!
(A woman succeeds)
Irving Cummings 1943 Rosalind Russell , Brian Aherne , Willard Parker , Alan Dinehart
The Women
(The Women)
George Cukor 1939 Norma Shearer , Joan Crawford , Rosalind Russell , Mary Boland

Award winners

The juries announced the winners on March 4th and 5th, 2021 respectively. The official award ceremony for the competition, Berlinale Shorts, Encounters and the winning films of the Berlinale Documentary Film Prize and the GWFF Prize for Best First Feature are to take place during the public festival on June 13, 2021 in the open-air venue on Museum Island.

International competition


Documentary Award

  • Best Documentary: Nous - Director: Alice Diop
  • Honorable Mention: The First 54 Years - An Abbreviated Manual for Military Occupation - Directed by Avi Mograbi

Berlinale shorts


Children's and youth juries

International jury:

  • Kplus
  • Grand Prize for Best Film: Han Nan Xia Ri - Director: Han Shuai
  • Honorable Mention: Una escuela en Cerro Hueso - Director: Betania Cappato
  • 14plus:
  • Best Feature Film: La Mif - Director: Fred Baillif
  • Honorable Mention: Cryptozoo - Directed by Dash Shaw

Independent juries

  • GWFF Best First Feature Award:

Berlinale Co-Production Market

  • ARTEKino International Prize: Who Killed Narciso - Director: Marcelo Martinessi
  • Eurimages Co-Production Development Award: The Oblivion Theory - Director: Annemarie Jacir
  • VFF Talent Highlight Award: Tropical Gothic - Director: Isabel Sandoval

Web links

Commons : Berlin International Film Festival 2021  - Collection of images, videos and audio files

Individual evidence

  1. a b c d Golden Bear winners form the international jury of the 71st Berlinale . In: (accessed on February 1, 2021).
  2. Opening of the Berlinale Summer Special . In:, June 8, 2021 (accessed June 10, 2021).
  3. Berlinale 2021: The festival takes place physically / gender-neutral acting awards . In:, August 24, 2020 (accessed November 24, 2020).
  4. ^ "Pro Quote Film" criticizes gender-neutral Berlinale prizes . In:, August 25, 2020 (accessed November 24, 2020).
  5. Dennis Ruh will be the new EFM Director / First outlook for the EFM 2021 . In:, September 7, 2020 (accessed November 24, 2020).
  6. Berlinale 2020: Chile will be "Country in Focus" at the EFM . In:, May 14, 2020 (accessed November 24, 2020).
  7. Christiane Peitz: Interview with director Mohammad Rasoulof “Saying no has great beauty” . In:, February 28, 2021 (accessed March 1, 2021).
  8. Andreas Busche: Children in power . In:, March 4, 2021 (accessed March 5, 2021).
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