indieWIRE ALERT: Hayao Miyazaki and Paul Greengrass share Top Prize in Berlin; Other Prizes Also Awarded
by Eugene Hernandez/indieWIRE
(indieWIRE: 02.17.02) -- The Golden Berlin Bear, the top prize at the Berlin
International Film Festival, was shared by two films this year, Hayao
Miyazaki's "Sen to Chihiro No Kamikakushi" (Spirited Away) and Paul
Greengrass' "Bloody Sunday."
The Silver Berlin Bear, the jury's grand prize, was presented to Andreas
Dresen for "Halbe Treppe" (Grill Point). Silver Bears were also awarded to:
Otar Iosseliani for Best Director for "Lundi Matin" (Monday Morning), Halle Berry for Best Actress for "Monster's Ball," Jacques Gamblin for Best Actor for "Laisser-Passer" (Safe Conduct), the ensemble actresses of "8 Femmes" (Fanny Ardant, Emmanuelle Beart, Danielle Darrieux, Catherine Denueve,
Isabelle Huppert, Virginie Ledoyen, Firmine Richard, and Ludivine Sagnier)
for individual artistic contribution, and Antoine Duhamel for best film
music for "Laisser-Passer" (Safe Conduct).
The Golden Berlin Bear, for best short film, went to Martin Jones for "At
Dawning" and the Silver Berlin Bear jury prize was awarded to Jens Jonsson's
for "Bror Min" (Brother of Mine).
The winner of the Premiere First Movie Award, the festival's inaugural prize
honoring a director's first film, went to Ivan Sen for "Beneath Clouds",
with special mentions awarded to Moises Kaufman for "The Laramie Project" and Liu Hao for "Chen Mo He Meiting" (Chen Mo Meiting).
In the Panorama section, the Audience Prize was presented last night to
Andre Heller and Othmar Schmiderer's "Im Toten Winkel. Hitler's Sekretarin"
(Blind Spot. Hitler's Secretary).
The 16th Teddy Awards ceremony, held Saturday night, honored Tony Ayres'
"Walking on Water" with the award for best feature film -- the movie also
won the reader's prize of the Siegessaule, Berlin's queer magazine. The
Teddy for best documentary went to Even Benestad for "Alt Om Min Far" (All About My Father) and the Teddy for best short film went to Daniel Stedman for "Celebration."
[A report from the final weekend of the Berlinale will be published in the
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