44th Berlin International Film Festival

The 44th annual Berlin International Film Festival was held from 10 to 21 February 1994.[2] The Golden Bear was awarded to British-Irish film In the Name of the Father directed by Jim Sheridan.[3] The retrospective dedicated to Austrian director, actor and producer Erich von Stroheim was shown at the festival.[4]

44th Berlin International Film Festival
Festival poster
LocationBerlin, Germany
AwardsGolden Bear (In the Name of the Father)
No. of films300 films[1]
Festival date1021 February 1994


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 and Silver Bear awards:[1]

English title Original title Director(s) Country
On the Far Side of the Tunnel Al otro lado del túnel Jaime de Armiñán Spain
Back to Square One Alles auf Anfang Reinhard Münster Germany
The Blue One Der Blaue Lienhard Wawrzyn Germany
Dear Goddamned Friends Cari fottutissimi amici Mario Monicelli Italy
Shelter of the Wings Charachar Buddhadeb Dasgupta India
The Window Over the Way Los de enfrente Jesús Garay France, Spain
Exile Exile Paul Cox Australia
Fearless Fearless Peter Weir USA
Strawberry and Chocolate Fresa y chocolate Tomás Gutiérrez Alea, Juan Carlos Tabío Cuba, Mexico, Spain
Law of Courage Il giudice ragazzino Alessandro Di Robilant Italy
The Year of the Dog God sobaki Semyon Aranovich France, Russia
Sparkling Fox Wu Ziniu Hong Kong, China
Hwa-Om-Kyung Jang Sun-woo South Korea
In the Name of the Father In the Name of the Father Jim Sheridan UK, Ireland
Ladybird, Ladybird Ladybird, Ladybird Ken Loach UK
Foetus A magzat Márta Mészáros Hungary, Poland
Something Fishy Pas très catholique Tonie Marshall France
Philadelphia Philadelphia Jonathan Demme USA
Smoking/No Smoking Alain Resnais France
The Third Bank of the River A Terceira Margem do Rio Nelson Pereira dos Santos France, Brazil
Three Colors: White Krzysztof Kieślowski France, Poland, Switzerland


Winner of the main award for best film in its section


The following prizes were awarded by the Jury:[3]


  1. "PROGRAMME 1994". berlinale.de. Archived from the original on 4 January 2014. Retrieved 9 June 2014.
  2. "44th Berlin International Film Festival". berlinale.de. Retrieved 8 June 2011.
  3. "PRIZES & HONOURS 1994". berlinale.de. Archived from the original on 1 May 2014. Retrieved 9 June 2014.
  4. "RETROSPECTIVE". Archived from the original on 4 March 2017. Retrieved 28 August 2014.
  5. "JURIES 1994". berlinale.de. Archived from the original on 15 October 2013. Retrieved 9 June 2014.
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