A Jury, consisting of at least three international personalities is appointed by the Festival Director to award the Best First Feature Award, endowed with € 50,000, founded by GWFF (Gesellschaft zur Wahrnehmung von Film- und Fernsehrechten mbH). This award is not specified by section. See also the guidelines for the award (62 KB).
Besides the official juries the following juries award prizes at the Berlin International Film Festival:
The prize of the Churches of the Ecumenical Jury is awarded to a film in Competition, in the Panorama and in the Forum.
The FIPRESCI-Jury awards its prizes to a film in Competition, in the Panorama and in the Forum.
The Jury of the Guild of German Art House Cinemas awards its prize to a film in Competition.
The Reader’s Prize of the daily Berliner Morgenpost is awarded to a film in Competition.
The C.I.C.A.E. Jury awards its prizes to a film in the Panorama and in the Forum.
The Panorama Audience Award presented by the magazine Tip and by Radio Eins is awarded to both a documentary and a feature film in the Panorama.
The Label Europa Cinemas presents an award to a European film in the Panorama.
The Amnesty International Film Prize is awarded to a film from either Competition, Panorama or Forum sections, that tackles the topic of human rights.
The Peace Film Prize is awarded to a film in either the Competition, the Panorama, the Forum or Generation.
The Reader’s Prize of the daily newspaper Tagesspiegel is awarded to a film in the Forum.
The Teddy – Queer Film Award is not specified by section and awarded each to a feature film, a documentary film and a short film from the Berlinale programme.
The Reader’s Prize of the magazine Siegessäule is awarded to a gay/lesbian film of either the Competition, the Panorama or the Forum.
The Caligari Film Prize is awarded to a film in the Forum.
The NETPAC Prize is awarded to an Asian film in the Forum.
The German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) awards the Cinema fairbindet Prize to a film from the Competition, Panorama, Forum or Generation section, that encourages, in an outstanding way, the current dialogue about North-South relations.
The DEFA Foundation awards the Heiner Carow Prize, endowed with 5.000 Euro, to a German documentary, feature film or essay film within the Panorama section.