The Berlinale's youth jury in the Generation 14plus section have given their Crystal Bear for best feature to Elissa Down's The Black Balloon from Australia.

The jury said: 'We were very moved by the close to life story portraying the everyday life of an extraordinary family in this film. We were especially impressed by the way in which joyous and serious moments were expertly interwoven, and also by the actors' excellent performances.'

The youth jury was comprised of Roman Akbar, Zadora Enste, Hans Hirsch, Nora Kubach, Zoe Martin, Linda Moog and Lavan Vasutheva.

The Crystal Bear for best short went to Cafe com Leite by Daniel Ribeiro from Brazil. The jury said: 'This year's best short film impressed us with its portrayal of a different kind of patchwork family, with its three likable characters who, despite their heavy loss, don't lose their warm-heartedness.'

Special mentions went to Nina Paley's Sita Sings The Blues from the US and Take 3 by Roseanne Liang from New Zealand.