Awards in the Encounters section

The directors Anders Edström and C.W. Winter. Their film The Works and Days (of Tayoko Shiojiri in the Shiotani Basin) was awarded Best Film in 2020.

This 2020 anniversary celebrating the 70th edition of the Berlinale sees the birth of the new competitive Encounters section. A three-person jury will present the following prizes for the section:

  • Award for Best Film
  • Award for Best Director
  • Special Jury Award

The prizes will be presented during the official Award Ceremony in the Berlinale Palast on the penultimate day of the festival. Each winner will receive a golden bear plaque as their trophy.

Appointed by the Artistic Director, the jury will include directors, actors and producers as well as writers and artists.