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And the Award Goes To ...
by Becky Tan

Best film (Golden Bear): U-Carmen eKhayelitsha
Runner up (Silver Bear): Kong Que (Peacock)
Best Director: Marc Rothemund for Sophie Scholl, The Final Days
Best Actress: Julia Jentsch in Sophie Scholl, The Final Days
Best Actor: Lou Taylor Pucci in Thumbsucker

Best Film Music: Alexandre Desplat for The Beat that My Heart Skipped

Outstanding Artistic Contribution: Tsai Ming Liang for The Wayward Cloud
Best Children’s Film: Bluebird
Deutsches Kinderhilfswerk Prize: The Italian
Crystal Bear for Best Youth Film: Innocent Voices

Peace Film Award: Turtles Can Fly
World Catholic Association for Communication and the International Interchurch Film Organization Prize: Sophie Scholl, The Final Days
The Alfred Bauer Prize in honor of the founder of the Berlinale: The Wayward Cloud

AGICOA (international non-governmental organization which defends film copyrights and oversees the payments of royalties) Blue Angel Award: Paradise Now
Amnesty International Film Prize: Paradise Now
New York Film Academy scholarship went to George Ovashvili for Zgvis Donidan
FIPRESCI International Film Critics Prize: The Wayward Cloud
The Guild of German Art House Cinemas Prize: Asylum

The Audience Award for best film in the Panorama category: Live and Become

The Teddy Award for best gay/lesbian film: A Year Without Love and the best gay documentary: Katzenball