Brief: Australian success at Berlinale

It has happened again. 52 Tuesdays has the Crystal Bear for the Generation 14+ category, while the short film Emo-The Musical from Neil Triffett has a special commendation.
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It has happened again. 52 Tuesdays has the Crystal Bear for the Generation 14+ category, while the short film Emo-The Musical from Neil Triffett has a special commendation.

The system is divided into International Jury and Youth Jury categories; the Australians were singled out by the youth juries. So a bunch of teenagers cast their vote for 52 Tuesdays, a picture about a bunch of teenagers confronting some tough issues. Like Mum’s gender change after the collapse of the live-in family.

Said the jury, “The situation is exceptional but familiar. This year’s winning movie is both suprising and touching. It is a movie about family and the quest for identity, and despite all the conflicts, the protagonists stay connected through their love to each other. The moving story is presented in a fascinating structure and convinces with strong characters, humour, clever ideas and sensitivity.”

Of Emo the jury said, “This year’s special mention goes to a movie that takes a look at group identity and peer pressure, with a surprising and pleasant lightness of touch. It convinced us with its firework of funny dialogues, melodies and humour, making fun of itself while never becoming ridiculous.”

In competition, the Golden Bear went to Black Coal, Thin Ice, the Chinese film from Diao Yinan. The silver was taken by The Grand Budapest Hotel to the satisfaction of Wes Anderson.

The full list is here:

COMPETITION
Golden Bear Best Film:
Black Coal, Thin Ice

Silver Bear Grand Jury Prix:
The Grand Budapest Hotel
by Wes Anderson

Silver Bear Alfred Bauer Prize:
Aimer, Boire Et Chanter
by Alain Resnais

Silver Bear for Best Director:
Richard Linklater
Boyhood

Silver Bear for Best Actress:
Haru Kuroki
The Little House

Silver Bear for Best Actor:
Liao Fan
Black Coal, Thin Ice

Silver Bear for Best Script:
Dietrich & Anna Brüggemann
Stations Of The Cross

Silver Bear for Outstanding Artistic Contribution:
Cinematography: Zeng Jian
Blind Massage

Golden Bear Best Short Film:
As Long As Shotguns Remain
by Caroline Poggi, Jonathan Vinel

Silver Bear Jury Prize Short Film:
Laborat
by Guillaume Cailleau

PANORAMA
Best First Feature:
Güeros
by Alonso Ruizpalacios

Audience Award – Fiction:
Difret
Ethiopia
by Zeresenay Berhane Mehari

2nd Place:
Hoje Eu Quero Voltar Sozinho (The Way He Looks)
Brazil
by Daniel Ribeiro

3rd Place:
Patardzlebi (Brides)
Georgia / France
by Tinatin Kajrishvili

Audience Award – Documentary:
Der Kreis (The Circle)
Switzerland
by Stefan Haupt

2nd Place:
Finding Vivian Maier
USA
by John Maloof & Charlie Siskel

3rd Place:
My Mother, A War And Me
Germany
by Tamara Trampe & Johann Feindt

GENERATION KPLUS (Children’s Jury)
Crystal Bear for the Best Film:
Killa
by Avinash Arun, India

Special Mention:
Hitono Nozomino Yorokobiyo
by Masakazu Sugita, Japan

Crystal Bear for the Best Short Film:
Sprout
by Ga-eun Yoon, Republic of Korea

Special Mention:
Sepatu Baru
by Aditya Ahmad, Indonesia

GENERATION KPLUS (International Jury)
Grand Prize:
Ciencias Naturales
by Matías Lucchesi, Argentina/France

Special Mention:
Killa
by Avinash Arun, India

Best Short Film:
Moy Lichniy Los’
by Leonid Shmelkov, Russian Federation

Special Mention:
el
by Roland Ferge, Hungary

GENERATION 14PLUS (Youth Jury)
Crystal Bear for the Best Film:
52 Tuesdays
by Sophie Hyde, Australia

Special Mention:
ärtico
by Gabri Velázquez, Spain

Crystal Bear for the Best Short Film:
Mike
by Petros Silvestros, Great Britain

Special Mention:
Emo (The Musical)
by Neil Triffett, Australia

GENERATION 14PLUS (International Jury)
Violet
by Bas Devos, Belgium / Netherlands

Special Mention:
Einstein And Einstein
by Cao Baoping, People’s Republic of China

Special Prize for the best short film:
Vetrarmorgun
by Sakaris Stórá, Faroe Islands

Special Mention:
Søn
by Kristoffer Kiørboe, Denmark

PRIZES OF THE ECUMENICAL JURY
Competition:
Stations Of The Cross
by Dietrich Brüggemann

Special Mention
’71
by Yann Demange

Panorama:
Calvary
by John Michael McDonagh

Special Mention
Triptych
by Robert Lepage, Pedro Pires

Forum:
At Home
by Athanasios Karanikolas

AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL FILM PRIZE
The Square
by Jehane Noujaim

FRENCH-GERMAN YOUTH OFFICE AWARD
Anywhere Else
by Ester Amrami

Special Mention
fog
by Nicole Vögele

PRIZE OF THE GUILD OF GERMAN ART HOUSE CINEMAS
Boyhood
by Richard Linklater

CICAE ART CINEMA AWARD
Panorama:
The Lamb
by Kutluğ Ataman

Forum:
She’s Lost Control
by Anja Marquardt

NETPAC PRIZE
A Dream Of Iron
by Kelvin Kyung Kun Park

tied with:

Non-Fiction Diary
by Jung Yoon-suk

David Tiley was the Editor of Screenhub from 2005 until he became Content Lead for Film in 2021 with a special interest in policy. He is a writer in screen media with a long career in educational programs, documentary, and government funding, with a side order in script editing. He values curiosity, humour and objectivity in support of Australian visions and the art of storytelling.