The Golden Bear (German: Goldener Bär) is the highest prize awarded for the best film at the Berlin International Film Festival. The bear is the heraldic animal of Berlin, featured on both the coat of arms and flag of Berlin. The winners of the first Berlin International Film Festival in 1951 were determined by a West German panel, and there were five winners of the Golden Bear, divided by categories and genres. Between 1952 and 1955, the winners of the Golden Bear were determined by the audience members. In 1956, the FIAPF (Fédération Internationale des Associations de Producteurs de Films) formally accredited the festival, and since then the Golden Bear has been awarded by an international jury.
|Golden Bear (Goldener Bär)|
|Presented by||Berlin International Film Festival|
|Currently held by||Synonyms (2019)|
- Ang Lee (Taiwan) (1993; 1996)
Golden Bear – Honorary Award
|1993||Gregory Peck and Billy Wilder|
|1996||Elia Kazan and Jack Lemmon|
|2002||Robert Altman and Claudia Cardinale|
|2005||Im Kwon-taek and Fernando Fernán Gómez|
|2006||Andrzej Wajda and Ian McKellen|
|2010||Wolfgang Kohlhaase and Hanna Schygulla|
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