30th Berlin International Film Festival

The 30th annual Berlin International Film Festival was held from 18–29 February 1980.[1] The Golden Bear was awarded to the American film Heartland directed by Richard Pearce and German film Palermo oder Wolfsburg directed by Werner Schroeter.[2]

30th Berlin International Film Festival
Festival poster
LocationWest Berlin, Germany
AwardsGolden Bear (Heartland, Palermo oder Wolfsburg)
Festival date18–29 February 1980

The retrospective dedicated to American film-maker Billy Wilder was shown at the festival.[3] Moritz de Hadeln became the director of the festival and increased the efforts in expansion of Berlin film market.[4]


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

Films in competition

The following films were in competition for the Golden Bear award:

English title Original title Director(s) Country
Bizalom István Szabó Hungary
Seeking Asylum Chiedo asilo Marco Ferreri Italy
Der Preis fürs Überleben Hans Noever Germany
Germany, Pale Mother Deutschland bleiche Mutter Helma Sanders-Brahms Germany
The Orchestra Conductor Dyrygent Andrzej Wajda Poland
The Enemy Düşman Zeki Ökten, Yılmaz Güney Turkey
The Crime of Cuenca El crimen de Cuenca Pilar Miró Spain
Heartland Heartland Richard Pearce USA
The Raven's Dance Korpinpolska Markku Lehmuskallio Finland
Death Watch La Mort en direct Bertrand Tavernier France
The Widow of Montiel La Viuda de Montiel Miguel Littín Chile
Le Voyage en douce Michel Deville France
Good Riddance Les Bons débarras Francis Mankiewicz Canada
Marigolds in August Marigolds in August Ross Devenish South Africa
Marmalade Revolution Marmeladupproret Erland Josephson Sweden
Moscow Does Not Believe in Tears Moskva slezam ne verit Vladimir Menshov Soviet Union
Palermo or Wolfsburg Palermo oder Wolfsburg Werner Schroeter Germany
Rude Boy Rude Boy Jack Hazan, David Mingay United Kingdom
Solo Sunny Konrad Wolf, Wolfgang Kohlhaase East Germany
Transit Transit Daniel Wachsmann Israel


Winner of the main award for best film in its section


The following prizes were awarded by the Jury:[2]


  1. "30th Berlin International Film Festival". berlinale.de. Archived from the original on 26 August 2010. Retrieved 15 August 2010.
  2. "PRIZES & HONOURS 1980". berlinale.de. Archived from the original on 15 October 2013. Retrieved 8 June 2014.
  3. "RETROSPECTIVE". Archived from the original on 4 March 2017. Retrieved 8 June 2014.
  4. "Berlinale beginnings". Retrieved 1 September 2014.
  5. "JURIES 1980". berlinale.de. Archived from the original on 29 April 2014. Retrieved 8 June 2014.
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