Dutch success at Berlinale
February 21, 2016
The 66th edition of the Berlin International Film Festival has been very successful for Dutch cinema.
Fifteen films from The Netherlands were selected for the Berlinale this year.
No less then five Dutch productions and co-productions received awards during the closing weekend of the festival.
Minority co-production The Commune, directed by Thomas Vinterberg and co-produced by Topkapi Films, received the Silver Bear for Best Actress, for Trine Dyrholm's role.
Another minority co-production A Man Returned, part of the Berlinale Shorts Competition, was awarded the Silver Bear Jury Prize and is nominated for the European Film Awards 2016. The short documentary is directed by Amsterdam-based Danish/Palestinian filmmaker Mahdi Fleifel, and produced by Nakba FilmWorks (UK).
Presented in Panorama Dokumente Strike a Pose, directed by Ester Gould & Reijer Zwaan and produced by CTM Docs and The Other Room, won 2nd place Panorama Audience Award.
Young Wrestlers, the first feature length documentary by Mete Gümürhan received a Special Mention from the Generation Kplus International Jury.
The Generation Kplus Children's Jury gave a Special Mention to the short documentary Ninnoc by Niki Paddar and produced by Zuidenwind Filmproductions.
Click here for an overview of all the Dutch films at the Berlinale 2016 and the European Film Market.