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.

Wim Wenders

On February 12, 2015, German director Wim Wenders was awarded the Honorary Golden Bear for his lifetime achievement (watch the video). The award ceremony in the Berlinale Palast included a screening of Der amerikanische Freund (The American Friend, 1977).

“In dedicating the Homage to Wim Wenders, we honour one of the most noted contemporary auteurs. His cross-genre and multifaceted work as a filmmaker, photographer and author has shaped our living memory of cinema, and continues to inspire other filmmakers,” says Berlinale Director Dieter Kosslick.

Please find more information on the film series under Homage