6th Berlin International Film Festival

The 6th annual Berlin International Film Festival was held from 22 June to 3 July 1956.[1] The FIAPF granted the festival the "A status" during this year,[1] which was previously only reserved for Cannes and Venice.[2] The awards for the first time, were given by an international jury.[1][3]

6th Berlin International Film Festival
6th Berlin International Film Festival poster.jpg
Festival poster
LocationWest Berlin, Germany
Founded1951
AwardsGolden Bear (Invitation to the Dance)
Festival date22 June–3 July 1956
WebsiteWebsite
Berlin International Film Festival chronology

The Golden Bear was awarded to Invitation to the Dance directed by Gene Kelly.[4] However, this decision by the jury was widely criticized as the fil was considered "too shallow" for a Golden Bear. The favourite among many critics was the Finnish entry Tuntematon sotilas by Edvin Laine, which was an anti-war film without any illusions based on a novel by Väinö Linna.[1][3]

JuryEdit

The following people were announced as being on the jury for the festival:[5]

International feature film jury

International documentary and short jury

Films in competitionEdit

The following films were in competition for the Golden Bear awards:[6]

Feature film
English title Original title Director(s) Country
Autumn Leaves Robert Aldrich USA
The Legend of the White Serpent 白夫人の妖恋 Byaku fujin no yoren Shirō Toyoda Japan
Donatella Mario Monicelli Italy
The Road of Life El camino de la vida Alfonso Corona Blake Mexico
Kispus Erik Balling Denmark
Invitation to the Dance Gene Kelly USA
The Sorceress La Sorcière André Michel France, Sweden
Uncle Hyacynth Mi tío Jacinto Ladislao Vajda Spain, Italy
Scandal in Sorrento Pane, amore e... Dino Risi Italy
Richard III Laurence Olivier United Kingdom
The Unknown Soldier Tuntematon sotilas Edvin Laine Finland
The Long Arm Charles Frend United Kingdom
Trapeze Carol Reed USA
Before Sundown Vor Sonnenuntergang Gottfried Reinhardt West Germany
Documentary and short film
English title Original title Director(s) Country
...erwachsen sein dagegen sehr Wolf Hart West Germany
Ernst Reuter Wolfgang Kiepenheuer West Germany
Hitit güneşi Sabahattin Eyüboğlu Turkey
The Long Journey Geoffrey Collings USA
No Place for Wild Animals Kein Platz für wilde Tiere Bernhard Grzimek and Michael Grzimek West Germany
The African Lion James Algar USA
Paris la nuit Jacques Baratier and Jean Valère France
Rythmetic Norman McLaren and Evelyn Lambart Canada
Le Sabotier du Val de Loire Jacques Demy France
Spring Comes to Kashmir Ravi Prakash India
Les Très riches heures de l'Afrique romaine Jean Lehérissey France
Men Against the Arctic Winston Hibler USA
Zauber der Natur Richard Mostler West Germany

KeyEdit

 
Gene Kelly, winner of the Golden Bear at the event.
Winner of the main award for best film in its section

AwardsEdit

The following prizes were awarded by the Jury:[4]

International jury awards

Documentaries and short films jury awards

Independent jury awards

Audience vote

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c d "6th Berlin International Film Festival". berlinale.de. Retrieved 25 December 2009.
  2. ^ "2nd Berlin International Film Festival". berlinale.de. Retrieved 22 December 2009.
  3. ^ a b "Berlinale beginnings". Retrieved 12 June 2014.
  4. ^ a b "PRIZES & HONOURS 1956". berlinale.de. Archived from the original on 15 October 2013. Retrieved 7 June 2014.
  5. ^ "JURIES 1956". berlinale.de. Archived from the original on 23 October 2013. Retrieved 7 June 2014.
  6. ^ "PROGRAMME 1956". berlinale.de. Archived from the original on 9 November 2013. Retrieved 7 June 2014.

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