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The 71st  Berlinale International Film Festival will be held March 1–5 (market) & June 9–20, 2021.
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VIDEO: Announcement of the Jury Decisions: Berlinale Shorts & Generation


The Awards of Berlinale Shorts


The International Short Film Jury of Berlinale Shorts has decided upon the following awards: Golden Bear for Best Short Film for Nanu Tudor (My Uncle Tudor) by Olga Lucovnicova; Silver Bear Jury Prize (Short Film) for Xia Wu Guo Qu Le Yi Ban (Day Is Done) by Zhang Dalei; Berlin Short Film Candidate for the European Film Awards for Easter Eggs by Nicolas Keppens. See the detailed awards and jury statements.

Golden Bear for Best Short Film

Nanu Tudor (My Uncle Tudor)
by Olga Lucovnicova
Documentary form / Belgium, Portugal, Hungary

Jury statement:
“In Nanu Tudor (My Uncle Tudor), Olga Lucovnicova leads us through the complexity of unraveling a childhood trauma. While intimate details gradually introduce us to a seemingly idyllic world of innocent nostalgia, her conversation with her Uncle Tudor builds up to expose her childhood horror and his unrepentant denial. Lucovnicova’s subtle cinematic gaze circles around her family members with precision. Her personal courage combined with cinematic mastery create a film that is both powerful and emotionally layered.”

Silver Bear Jury Prize (Short Film)

Xia Wu Guo Qu Le Yi Ban (Day Is Done)
by Zhang Dalei
Fiction / People’s Republic of China

Jury statement:
“A family visit turns into a slow-paced loving farewell between a grandfather and his grandson. The intricately woven family dynamics and superb acting immerse us in a genuine moment in their lives. The superbly crafted mise-en-scène feels natural and unobtrusive. In Xia Wu Guo Qu Le Yi Ban (Day Is Done), Zhang Dalei’s rich cinematic language builds a sensitive family portrait that transcends the duration of the short form.”

Berlin Short Film Candidate for the European Film Awards

Easter Eggs
by Nicolas Keppens
Animation / Belgium, France, Netherlands

The awarding of prizes to a documentary, a fiction film and an animation reflects the breadth of the Berlinale Shorts’ film selection.


Generation Kplus and 14plus: The Awards of the International Jury


The Generation International Jury has decided upon the following awards: Grand Prix for the Best Film in the Generation Kplus competition for Han Nan Xia Ri (Summer Blur) by Han Shuai and a Special Mention for Una escuela en Cerro Hueso (A school in Cerro Hueso) by Betania Cappato; Grand Prix for the Best Film in the Generation 14plus competition for La Mif (The Fam) by Fred Baillif and a Special Mention for Cryptozoo by Dash Shaw. See the detailed awards and jury statements.


Grand Prix for the Best Film in the Kplus competition

endowed with 7,500 Euros by the Deutsche Kinderhilfswerk (German Children’s Fund)

Han Nan Xia Ri (Summer Blur)
by Han Shuai
People’s Republic of China

Jury statement:
“This film convinces with its energetic strong visual power and its outstanding combination of all levels of filmmaking. Thereby it creates a summer fairy tale that dances on the edge of a nightmare. In every second, one could sense the heat, the thick air and the pressure that is on the main character. The focus is always on the children’s feelings, perspective and perception, which gives the possibility to share the pain of finding ourselves and our way.”

Special Mention in the Kplus competition

Una escuela en Cerro Hueso (A School in Cerro Hueso)
by Betania Cappato

Jury statement:
“With beautiful, heart-warming and strong cinematic vision, the spectator gets invited to a hypnotic and spiritual journey. An intimate and personal film that leaves space and creates space, searches for the similarities, not the differences, looks openly into the world and thus enables a sensitive, hopeful vision of solidarity.”

Grand Prix for the Best Film in the 14plus competition

endowed with 7,500 Euros by the Bundeszentrale für politische Bildung (Federal Agency for Civic Education)

La Mif (The Fam)
by Fred Baillif

Jury statement:
“Like a rushing, energetic, pulsing heartbeat, this film pushes its characters and viewers in brutal honesty through different stories and incidents. Carried by captivating and strong acting performances it never loses its balance between power and vulnerability. The film pulls you in, never let’s go and hits straight to the heart.”

Special Mention in the 14plus competition

by Dash Shaw

Jury statement:
“Portraying sensitive characters in a beautiful and brutal dystopian world, the film gives a ray of hope while it raises big questions. This outstanding artwork naturally handles topics like sex, gender, war, society and relationships. A stepping stone to question society and to never forget to use our imagination for new perspectives. A mind-blowing, disturbing, and visionary trip.”

“Stunned and amazed we discovered many different parts of the world and were invited to numerous beautiful, exciting and thrilling homes and realities. The films touched us deeply. Gratefully we experienced this beautiful mirror of society and we are thankful to all the brave filmmakers who hitchhiked us sharing their extraordinary visions,” so the three jurors.

The Crystal Bears awarded by the official Berlinale Generation Children’s Jury and the Youth Jury will be announced in an award ceremony during the Berlinale Summer Special in June. The independent Jury AG Kino Gilde 14plus which focuses on the Generation 14plus selection will also announce their award during the Summer Special.



Check the video presentations of the decisions of the International Short Film Jury and the International Jury of Generation.

The International Short Film Jury:

Sebastian Urzendowsky (actor, Germany)

Christine A. Maier (cinematographer, Austria)

Basim Magdy (artist, Egypt)


The Generation International Jury:

Jella Haase (actor, Germany)

Mees Peijnenburg (director, Netherlands)

Melanie Waelde (director and screenwriter, Germany)




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