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6th Berlin International Film Festival

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6th Berlin International Film Festival
6th Berlin International Film Festival poster.jpg
Festival poster
Location Berlin, Germany
Founded 1951
Awards Golden Bear (Invitation to the Dance)
Festival date 22 June–3 July 1956
Website Website

The 6th annual Berlin International Film Festival was held from 22 June to 3 July 1956.[1] The FIAPF granted the festival the "A status" during this year,[1] which previously only reserved for Cannes and Venice.[2] The awards for the first time, were given by an international jury.[1][3]

Golden Bear was awarded to Invitation to the Dance directed by Gene Kelly.[4] However the decision by the Marcel Carné-led jury to award the Golden Bear to Gene Kelly was widely criticized.[1][3]


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:[6]

English title Original title Director(s) Country
...erwachsen sein dagegen sehr Wolf Hart Germany
Autumn Leaves Autumn Leaves Robert Aldrich USA
The Legend of the White Serpent Byaku fujin no yoren Shirō Toyoda Japan
Donatella Mario Monicelli Italy
The Road of Life El camino de la vida Alfonso Corona Blake Mexico
Ernst Reuter Wolfgang Kiepenheuer Germany
Hitit günesi Turkey
Invitation to the Dance Invitation to the Dance Gene Kelly USA
No Place for Wild Animals Kein Platz für wilde Tiere Bernhard Grzimek, Michael Grzimek Germany
La Sorcière André Michel France
Le sabotier du Val de Loire Jacques Demy France
Les très riches heures de l'Afrique romaine Jean Lehérissey France
Men Against the Arctic Men Against the Arctic Winston Hibler USA
Uncle Hyacynth Mi tío Jacinto Ladislao Vajda Spain / Italy
Pane, amore e... Dino Risi Italy
Paris la nuit Jacques Baratier France
Rythmetic Rythmetic Norman McLaren Canada
Richard III Richard III Laurence Olivier United Kingdom
Spring Comes to Kashmir Ravi Prakash India
The African Lion The African Lion James Algar USA
The Long Arm The Long Arm Charles Frend United Kingdom
The Long Journey The Long Journey
Trapeze Trapeze Carol Reed USA
Before Sundown Vor Sonnenuntergang Gottfried Reinhardt Germany
Zauber der Natur Richard Mostler Germany


Gene Kelly, winner of the Golden Bear at the event.
Gene Kelly, winner of the Golden Bear at the event.
Winner of the main award for best film in its section


The following prizes were awarded by the Jury:[4]


  1. ^ a b c d "6th Berlin International Film Festival". Retrieved 25 December 2009.
  2. ^ "2nd Berlin International Film Festival". Retrieved 22 December 2009.
  3. ^ a b "Berlinale beginnings". Retrieved 12 June 2014.
  4. ^ a b "PRIZES & HONOURS 1956". Archived from the original on 15 October 2013. Retrieved 7 June 2014.
  5. ^ "JURIES 1956". Archived from the original on 23 October 2013. Retrieved 7 June 2014.
  6. ^ "PROGRAMME 1956". Archived from the original on 9 November 2013. Retrieved 7 June 2014.

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