Gianfranco Rosi’s Golden Bear winner faced off challenges from Jeff Nichols, Mia Hansen-Love and Mohamed Ben Attia.

Berlin jury grid final

Fire At Sea, Gianfranco Rosi’s migrant crisis documentary set on the Mediterranean island of Lampedusa, has topped Screen’s final Berlin Jury Grid for 2016.

Screen’s jury of international critics were in tune with the Berlinale’s international jury, led this year by Oscar-winning actress Meryl Steep, which awarded the film with the coveted Golden Bear for Best Film.

Fire At Sea led for the majority of the festival after scoring an impressive 3.3 rating, including five maximum four-star ratings.

Second place was tied by three titles, with Mohamed Ben Attia’s Hedi, Jeff Nichols’ Midnight Special and Mia Hansen-Love’s Things To Come each clocking scores of 2.9.

Further titles to score an above-average rating were Lav Diaz’s eight-hour epic A Lullaby To The Sorrowful Mystery with 2.8 (averaged from five submitted ratings) and Alex Gibney’s cyber warfare documentary Zero Days with 2.5.

This year’s lowest scorers were Thomas Vinterberg’s The Commune and Mani Haghighi’s A Dragon Arrives! - both with 1.8 - and Vincent Perez’s Alone In Berlin, which scored 1.3.


Berlinale Competition 2016