In an emotional farewell, Kosslick received a standing ovation at the start of the ceremony, held at the Berlinale Palast. The awards ceremony marked the end of Dieter Kosslick's career as Berlinale director.
Silver Bear Alfred Bauer Prize: Nora Fingscheidt's "System Crasher"
“We think about those who can't be here tonight. Bruno Ganz is in the sky over Berlin,” said host Anke Engelke in a nod to one of Ganz’s most beloved films, “Wings of Desire.” Wim Wenders’ 1987 classic is known in German as "Der Himmel über Berlin,” or “The Sky Over Berlin.”
Israeli director Nadav Lapid's “Synonyms," about a young Israeli man in Paris who has turned his back on his native country, won the Golden Bear at this year’s Berlinale on Saturday.
Kosslick then introduced the Berlinale’s new co-chiefs, Mariette Rissenbeek and Carlo Chatrian, who officially take the helm in June.
Silver Bear for Best Director: Angela Schanelec, "I Was at Home, But"
The Silver Bear Grand Jury Prize went to François Ozon's French drama "By the Grace of God,” a fact-based account of the Catholic Church sexual abuse scandal behind the ongoing trial of Philippe Barbarin, the archbishop of Lyon.
Best First Feature: "Oray," Mehmet Akif Büyükatalay
Suhaib Gasmelbari took the Berlinale Glashütte Original – Documentary Award for "Talking About Trees,” which chronicles the efforts of a group of film enthusiasts to revive an old cinema in Sudan.
In his review in Variety, Jay Weissberg wrote that the film takes “a Kalashnikov to the nation’s military culture and its carefully nurtured persecution complex.”
The Silver Bear for Outstanding Artistic Contribution went to Danish cinematographer Rasmus Videbæk for his work on Hans Petter Moland’s Scandinavian title "Out Stealing Horses.”
See the full list of winners below.
The six-person festival jury, headed by French actress Juliette Binoche, awarded the best actor and actress Silver Bears to the stars of Wang Xiaoshuai’s Chinese drama "So Long, My Son,” Wang Jingchun and Yong Mei, respectively.
Accepting the award, Lapid said “Synonyms," which stars Tom Mercier, would likely be considered “scandalous” in Israel and France – the pic skewers stereotypes from both nations – but added that it was ultimately a celebration.
Maurizio Braucci, Claudio Giovannesi and Roberto Saviano won best screenplay for their examination of troubled youth in “Piranhas.”
Thanking the Berlinale for selecting his film, Ozon said he did not know whether addressing child sexual abuse in film could really make a difference, but added that it was certainly worth the effort.
Golden Bear for Best Film: "Synonyms," Nadav Lapid
Silver Bear for Best Actor: Wang Jingchun, "So Long, My Son"
Golden Bear for Best Short Film: "Umbra," Florian Fischer and Johannes Krell
Saturday’s ceremony began just hours after the first news reports of the death of Swiss actor Bruno Ganz, who was commemorated at the ceremony.
In another win for a German film, the Silver Bear Alfred Bauer Prize went to Nora Fingscheidt's "System Crasher,” about a disturbed young girl who yearns to be with her mother as she falls through Germany’s child welfare system.
Berlinale Glashütte Original – Documentary Prize: "Talking About Trees," Suhaib Gasmelbari
With approximately half a million admissions and more than 300,000 tickets sold, the Berlinale is one of the largest publicly attended film festivals in the world. Some 400 films unspooled in all of the festival’s various sections this year.
This year’s festival was marred by the cancellation of Zhang Yimou’s “One Second,” a drama set during China’s Cultural Revolution, due to a “technical reasons,” which reduced the number of competition titles to 16.
Audi Short Film Award: "Rise," Bárbara Wagner and Benjamin de Burca” />
German filmmaker Angela Schanelec won best director for her drama about a troubled family, ”I Was at Home, But.”
Mehmet Akif Büyükatalay won Best First Feature for “Oray,” a German film about a young Muslim man in Cologne struggling with religion and marriage.
Silver Bear for Best Actress: Yong Mei, "So Long, My Son"
Speaking for the jury, Binoche expressed regret at not being able to see the it, adding, “We hope to see the film soon in cinemas.”
Silver Bear for Best Screenplay: "Piranhas," Maurizio Braucci, Claudio Giovannesi and Roberto Saviano
Silver Bear Grand Jury Prize: "By the Grace of God," François Ozon
Receiving the Silver Bear, Giovannesi, who also directed, dedicated the award to the young people of Naples and to Italy, saying he hoped that “art, culture and eduction will once again become a priority in the country.”
Silver Bear for Short Film Jury Prize: "Blue Boy," Manuel Abramovich
Silver Bear for Outstanding Artistic Contribution, Costume or Set Design: "Out Stealing Horses," Rasmus Videbæk

[Jimin] Nuneul gamgo ajik yeogi seo isseo
Samakgwa bada gaunde gireul ilhgoseo
Yeojeonhi hemaego isseo eodiro gaya halji Yeah
[Jungkook] Irido manheul jul mollasseo
Gaji mothan gildo gal su eoptneun gildo
I never felt this way before eoreuni doeryeoneunji

[V] Nan neomu eoryeoun geol i giri matneunji
[Jin] Jeongmal neomu honranseureo Never leave me alone
[Jimin] Geuraedo mitgo isseo mitgiji anhjiman
[Jungkook] Gireul ilhneundan geon geu gireul chatneun bangbeop

[Jungkook] Lost my way
[Jimin] Swil sae eopsi morachineun geochin bibaram soge
[Jungkook] Lost my way
[V] Chulguragon eoptneun bokjaphan sesang soge
[Jungkook] Lost my way
[Jimin] Lost my way sueopsi hemaedo nan naui gireul mideobollae

[Jungkook] Lost my way
[Jin] Found my way
[V] Lost my way
[Jimin] Found my way

[Jin] Eodiro ganeun gaemireul bon jeok isseo
Dan han beone gireul chajneun beobi eopseo
[Jimin] Sueopsi budijhimyeo gieoganeun
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[Jungkook] You know

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Nan mideo urin baro gago isseo
[Jungkook] Eonjenga uriga chatge doemyeon
Bunmyeong han beone jibeuro wa gaemicheoreom

[V] Ajigeun eoryeoun geol i giri matneunji
[Jin] Jeongmal neomu honranseureo Don’t you leave me alone
[Jungkook] Geuraedo mitgo sipeo mitgiji anhjiman
[Jimin] Gireul ilhneundan geon geu gireul chatneun bangbeop

[Jimin] Lost my way
[Jungkook] Swil sae eopsi morachineun geochin bibaram soge
[Jimin] Lost my way
[Jin] Chulguragon eoptneun bokjaphan sesang soge
[Jimin] Lost my way
[Jungkook] Lost my way
Sueopsi hemaedo nan naui gireul mideobollae

[V] So Long giyak eoptneun huimangiyeo ijen annyeong
[Jungkook] So Long jom neuryeodo nae ballo geotgesseo
[Jimin] I giri bunmyeong naui girinikka
[Jin] Doragado eonjenga daheul tenikka
[Jungkook] I never I will never
I will never lose my dream

[Jungkook] Lost my way
[Jimin] Swil sae eopsi morachineun geochin bibaram soge
[Jungkook] Lost my way
[V] Chulguragon eoptneun bokjaphan sesang soge
[Jungkook] Lost my way
[Jimin] Lost my way sueopsi hemaedo nan naui gireul mideobollae

[Jungkook] Lost my way
[Jin] Found my way
[V] Lost my way
[Jimin] Found my way