The 73rd Berlin Film Festival


On Saturday evening at the Berlinale Palast, have beed announced winners at the . At this edition, the festival opened with Rebecca Miller’s latest She Came to Me, starring Peter Dinklage, Marisa Tomei, Joanna Kulig, Brian d’Arcy James, and Anne Hathaway. Actress Kristen Stewart headed the international competition jury of five women and two men. This year’s Honorary Golden Bear was handed to Steven Spielberg. ‘20,000 Species of Bees’ star Sofía Otero becomes the youngest-ever winner of Berlin’s Silver Bear for best leading performance. Berlin was the first major film festival to introduce gender-neutral acting awards. The German trans actress Thea Ehre took the Silver Bear for best supporting performance, in Christoph Hochhäusler’s transgender crime romance Till the End of the Night.

Here is the full list of winners:

Golden Bear for Best Film
On the Adamant dir. Nicolas Philibert

Silver Bear Grand Jury Prize
Afire, dir. Christian Petzold

Silver Bear Jury Prize
Bad Living, dir. João Canijo

Silver Bear for Best Director
Philippe Garrel for The Plough

Silver Bear for Best Leading Performance
Sofía Otero for 20,000 Species of Bees, dir. Estibaliz Urresola Solaguren’s

Silver Bear for Best Supporting Performance
Thea Ehre for Till the End of the Night, dir. Christoph Hochhäusler’s

Silver Bear for Best Screenplay
Music, dir. Angela Schanelec

Silver Bear for Outstanding Artistic Contribution
Cinematographer Helene Louvart for Disco Boy, dir. Giacomo Abbruzzese

Encounters Awards

Best Film

Here, dir. Bas Devos

Best Director
Tatiana Huezo for The Echo

Special Jury Award (ex aequo)
Samsara, dir. Lois Patiño/Orlando, My Political Biography, dir. Paul B. Preciado

GWFF Best First Feature Award
The Klezmer Project, dirs. Leandro Koch and Paloma Schachmann

Berlinale Documentary Award
The Echo, dir. Tatiana Huezo

Berlinale Short Film Awards

Golden Bear Best Short Film
Les chenilles, dirs. Michelle Keserwany, Noel Keserwany

Silver Bear Jury Prize
Dipped in Black, dirs. Matthew Thorne, Derik Lynch