Berlinale: Press Releases

Press Releases 2008


Feb 15, 2008:
Berlinale 2008: Crystal Bears in the Generation14plus

The members of the Youth Jury in the Generation 14plus

Roman Akbar

Zadora Enste

Hans Hirsch

Nora Kubach

Zoe Martin

Linda Moog

Lavan Vasuthevan

give the following awards:

The Crystal Bear for the best feature-length film goes to

The Black Balloon by Elissa Down (Australia)

We were very moved by the close to life story portraying the everyday life of an extraordinary family in this film. We were especially impressed by the way in which joyous and serious moments were expertly interwoven, and also by the actors’ excellent performances.

The Crystal Bear for the best short film goes to

Café com Leite by Daniel Ribeiro (Brasil)

This year’s best short film impressed us with its portrayal of a different kind of patchwork family, with its three likable characters who, despite their heavy loss, don’t lose their warm-heartedness.

A special mention goes to

Sita sings the Blues by Nina Paley (USA)

Certain stories can be re-told forever, even over thousands of years. This innovative and unique film has impressed us with its boundless creativity and irresistible charm.

A special mention goes to

Take 3 by Roseanne Liang (New Zealand)

The three charismatic actresses and the fresh and wacky approach communicated with great ease by this film inspired us immensely.

Press Office

February 15, 2008