The Berlin International Film Festival unveiled an unusual jury format for this year’s unusual edition, with six former Golden Bear winners (the festival’s top prize) meeting at the event of March to decide on its prices.
As previously announced, the festival takes place in two stages, an ‘industry event’ from March 1-5 which will include the European Film Market as well as the presentation of the festival’s program of the event to industry delegates. . This will be followed by an audience-focused festival from June 9-20.
The jury will meet in Berlin for the first event in March and view the films from the Competition program on the big screen, with the prizes announced that week. The plan is for a physical ceremony to follow in June where the winners can be honored.
The six jury members are below. No president has been appointed this year.
- Mohammad Rasoulof (Iran)
Director of the award-winning Golden Bear No harm done, 2020
- Nadav lapid (Israel)
Director of the award-winning Golden Bear Synonyms, 2019
- Adina pintilie (Romania)
Director of the award-winning Golden Bear Do not touch me, 2018
- Ildikó Enyedi (Hungary)
Director of the award-winning Golden Bear On body and soul, 2017
- Gianfranco Rosi (Italy)
Director of the award-winning Golden Bear Fire at sea, 2016
- Jasmila Žbanić (Bosnia Herzegovina)
Director of the award-winning Golden Bear Grbavica, 2006
The Berlinale selections will be published on the following dates:
- February 8, 2021: Retrospective and generation
February 9, 2021: Berlinale Short Films, Forum and Forum expanded
February 10, 2021: Meetings, Panorama and Perspektive Deutsches Kino
February 11, 2021: Berlinale Competition and Special