German filmmaker and jury president Werner Herzog together with his fellow jury members, Italian director and writer Francesca Comencini, Somali writer Nuruddin Farah, German actress Connie Froboess, Spanish producer José Maria Morales, Chinese actress Yu Nan and American actress Renée Zellweger awarded the following films:
The Golden Bear for the best film, went to HONEY (Bal, 2010) by Turkish filmmaker Semih Kaplanoglu. The Jury Grand Prix, a Silver Bear, was awarded to Rumanian director Florin Serban for his first feature IF I WANT TO WHISTLE, I WHISTLE (Eu cand vreau sa fluier, fluier, 2009), also winning the Alfred Bauer Prize, an award for a particularly innovative work.
Roman Polanski received the Silver Bear for best director for his latest feature THE GHOST WIRTER (2009). Japanese actress Shinobu Terajima was awarded with the Silver Bear for Best Actress for her performance in the Japanese competition entry CATERPILLAR (2010) by Koji Wakamatsu.
HOW I ENDED THIS SUMMER (Kak ya provel etim letom, 2010) by Russian filmmaker Alexei Popogrebsky received two Silver Bears; one for best Cinematography by Pavel Kostomarov, and the second Silver Bear went to both actors Grigori Dobrygin and Sergei Puskepalis ex aequo for best male performances. And finally, scriptwriters Wang Quan’an and Na Jin were awarded the Silver Bear for best script for APART TOGETHER (Tuan Yuan, 2009) by Chinese filmmaker Wang Quan’an.
Iranian-born, Swedish director Babak
Najafi received the Best First Feature Award 2010.
Please visit Berlinale site for a complete listing of all Berlinale winners, official as well as independent and audience awards.