60th Berlin International Film Festival

60th Berlin International Film Festival

The Berlinale Palast
Opening film Apart Together
Closing film About Her Brother
Location Berlin, Germany
Founded 1951
Awards Golden Bear (Bal)
Hosted by Anke Engelke
Number of films 310 films
Festival date 11–21 February 2010
Website Website

The 60th annual Berlin International Film Festival was held from 11–21 February 2010, with Werner Herzog as President of the Jury.[1][2][3] The opening film of the festival was Chinese director Wang Quan'an's romantic drama Apart Together, in competition, while the closing film is Japanese director Yoji Yamada's About Her Brother, which was screened out of competition.[4][5] The Golden Bear went to Turkish film Bal directed by Semih Kaplanoğlu. A new record attendance was established with 282,000 sold tickets, according to the organizers. A complete restored version of Fritz Lang's Metropolis was also shown at the festival.[6]


Werner Herzog, Jury President

The following people were announced as being on the jury for the festival:[7]

In competition

Countries in competition (incl. co-production countries)

The following films were selected in competition for the Golden Bear and Silver Bear awards:[8]

Title Director Country
Apart Together Wang Quan'an  China
Bal Semih Kaplanoğlu  Turkey
Caterpillar Kōji Wakamatsu  Japan
Der Räuber Benjamin Heisenberg  Germany
En Familie Pernille Fischer Christensen  Denmark
En ganske snill mann Hans Petter Moland  Norway
Eu când vreau să fluier, fluier Florin Șerban  Romania
Greenberg Noah Baumbach  United States
Howl Rob Epstein and Jeffrey Friedman  United States
Kak ya provyol etim letom Alexei Popogrebski  Russia
Jud Süss - Film ohne Gewissen Oskar Roehler  Austria and  Germany
Mammuth Benoît Delépine and Gustave de Kervern  France
Na putu Jasmila Žbanić  Bosnia and Herzegovina,  Austria,  Germany and  Croatia
Rompecabezas Natalia Smirnoff  Argentina and  France
San qiang pai an jing qi Zhang Yimou  China
Shahada Burhan Qurbani  Germany
Shekarchi Rafi Pitts  Iran and  Germany
Submarino Thomas Vinterberg  Denmark
The Ghost Writer Roman Polanski  France,  Germany and  United Kingdom
The Killer Inside Me Michael Winterbottom  United States

Out of competition

The following films made their international debut by screening out of competition at the festival:[8]

Title Director Country
About Her Brother Yoji Yamada  Japan
Exit Through the Gift Shop Banksy  United Kingdom
My Name Is Khan Karan Johar  India
Please Give Nicole Holofcener  United States
Portrait of the Fighter as a Young Man Constantin Popescu  Romania
The Kids are All Right Lisa Cholodenko  United States
Shutter Island Martin Scorsese  United States


Winner of the main award for best film in its section
The opening and closing films are screened during the opening and closing ceremonies respectively.


Semih Kaplanoğlu, winner of the Golden Bear at the festival

The following prizes were awarded by the Jury:[9]

Golden Bear for Best Film - Bal by Semih Kaplanoğlu

Silver Bears:

Honorary Golden Bear

Crystal Bear in the Generation Kplus (Feature Length Film)

Crystal Bear in the Generation14plus (Feature Length Film)

The Berlinale Camera


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  2. "Werner Herzog to head Berlin film festival jury". thelocal.de. Archived from the original on 20 November 2009. Retrieved 2009-12-22.
  3. "Werner Herzog is to head the Berlin Film Festival jury". bbc news. 2009-11-20. Archived from the original on 23 November 2009. Retrieved 2009-12-22.
  4. "With Chinese Opener, Berlin Comes "Together" for 60th Fest". Retrieved 10 June 2014.
  5. "Berlin Fest Reveals Full Competition Slate for 60th Anniversary". Retrieved 10 June 2014.
  6. "Polanski's Ghost, Scorsese's Island to Debut at Berlin Festival". Bloomberg.com. 7 February 2010. Retrieved 6 March 2010.
  7. "JURIES 2010". berlinale.de. Archived from the original on 21 October 2013. Retrieved 10 June 2014.
  8. 1 2 "PROGRAMME 2010". berlinale.de. Archived from the original on 9 November 2013. Retrieved 10 June 2014.
  9. "PRIZES & HONOURS 2010". berlinale.de. Archived from the original on 15 October 2013. Retrieved 10 June 2014.

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