Berlinale: Honorary Golden Bear

The Honorary Golden Bear

With the Honorary Golden Bear, the Berlinale pays tribute to important figures in the world of film. The award is presented for an exceptional artistic career and is given to the guest of honour of the Homage.

Dieter Kosslick and Ken Loach at the award ceremony

The Berlinale pays tribute to British director Ken Loach and his extraordinary oeuvre with the Honorary Golden Bear. The award ceremony was accompanied by a screening of Raining Stones (1993).

“Ken Loach is one of Europe’s great directors. Over his almost 50-year career, he has shown an extraordinary degree of continuity, while remaining innovative at all times. His profound interest in people and their individual fates, as well as his critical commitment to society have found expression in a variety of cinematic approaches,” says Berlinale Director Dieter Kosslick. “We are honouring Ken Loach as a director and greatly admire him for how he reflects on social injustices with humour in his films.”

Please find more information on the film series under Homage