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The Berlin International Film Festival announced the 2021 International Jury, Encounters Jury, International Short Film Jury and Generation Jury. International juries will decide on the prizes for the competition Berlinale Shorts, Encounters and Generation during the Industry Event (March 1 to 5, 2021). The winners will be announced on March 4 (Berlinale Shorts, Generation) and March 5 (competition, Encounters). The award ceremony of the 71st Berlinale will take place in the presence of the audience at the Summer Special in June.

International Jury

International Jury of the 71st Berlinale (from t. l. to b. l. clockwise): Adina Pintilie, Nadav Lapid, Mohammad Rasoulof, Jasmila Žbanić, Gianfranco Rosi, Ildikó Enyedi.
International Jury of the 71st Berlinale (from t. l. to b. l. clockwise): Adina Pintilie, Nadav Lapid, Mohammad Rasoulof, Jasmila Žbanić, Gianfranco Rosi, Ildikó Enyedi. © Photo: see single portrait

The directors of six Golden Bear winning films will decide on the prizes in the competition at the 71st Berlinale. The members of the International Jury are: Ildikó Enyedi (Hungary), Nadav Lapid (Israel), Adina Pintilie (Romania), Mohammad Rasoulof (Iran), Gianfranco Rosi (Italy) and Jasmila Žbanić (Bosnia and Herzegovina).

International Short Film Jury

Internationale Kurzfilmjury 2021 (f.l.t.r.) Sebastian Urzendowsky © Puria Safary, Christine A. Maier © Clarissa Thieme, Basim Magdy © Danielle Küchler Flores
Internationale Short Film Jury 2021 of the 71st Berlinale (f.l.t.r.) Sebastian Urzendowsky © Puria Safary, Christine A. Maier © Clarissa Thieme, Basim Magdy © Danielle Küchler Flores

The international jury of the Berlinale Shorts consists of three members: the artist Basim Magdy (Egypt), the camerawoman Christine A. Maier (Austria) and the actor Sebastian Urzendowsky (Germany).

Encounters Jury

Encounters Jury 2021 (f.l.t.r.) Florence Almozini © Getty, Diedrich Diederichsen © Claudia Rohrauer / Akademie der bildenden Künste Wien, Cecilia Barrionuevo © Prensa INCAA
Encounters Jury 2021 of the 71st Berlinale (f.l.t.r.) Florence Almozini © Getty, Diedrich Diederichsen © Claudia Rohrauer / Akademie der bildenden Künste Wien, Cecilia Barrionuevo © Prensa INCAA

A three-person jury will select the winners for the award for Best Film, Best Director and the Special Jury Prize – programmer Florence Almozini (France), artistic director Cecilia Barrionuevo (Argentina), and editor and publisher Diedrich Diederichsen (Germany).

Generation Jury

Generation Jury 2021 (v.l.n.r.) Jella Haase © Peter Hartwig, Mees Peijnenburg © Caecilia Rasch, Melanie Waelde © Jan Mayntz
Generation Jury 2021 (v.l.n.r.) Jella Haase © Peter Hartwig, Mees Peijnenburg © Caecilia Rasch, Melanie Waelde © Jan Mayntz

The international jury of the 44th generation consists of three people. Together they will view the 15 films in the cinema and decide on the prizes in the two competitions Kplus and 14plus in March – actress Jella Haase (Germany), director Mees Peijnenburg (Netherlands)as well as director and screenwriter Melanie Waelde (Germany).

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