By Indiewire | Indiewire February 16, 2006 at 10:52AM
The Berlin International Film Festival announced today that for the first time, its awards ceremony will broadcast live on European TV on the 3sat network. The festival had earlier announced that, also for the first time, competition winners would not be revealed before the ceremony. The festival will present the Golden Bear and Silver Bear awards, the Alfred Bauer Prize, to a film that "opens up new perspectives in the field of cinematic art," and the new First Feature Award for best directorial debut. The ceremony, which will be held Saturday, February 18, at 7 p.m., will also stream live on the Internet at www.berlinale.de.