Neue Deutsche Wochenschau 72/1951 12.06.1951


1 Berlin: International Film Festival event in the Waldbühne, total. Actor go on the Kurfürstendamm. Curt Oertel, starting, in conversation with Curzio Malaperte. Dorothea Wieck in an interview with Rudolfo Löwenthal. France Roche, France. Rosauro Revueltas / Mexico. The Federal Film Festival Prize in the Titania Palace. Lil Dagover film award. Erich Kästner receives award for "Lottie".
(33 m) 02 trier: archaeological excavation in Trier. A coin with the image of Kaiser Neros. Vase from the 3rd century. Cup. Bronze statuettes. Mercury, from the 2nd century. Nymph, citizens, mosaic carpet.
(29 m) 03. London: State visit of King Haakon of Norway gun salutes on the banks of the River Thames. The Norwegian Royal yacht arrives. Entry at Tower Bridge. Queen Elisabeth and Princess Margaret, half-close. Haakon leaves ship and is welcomed by Queen Elisabeth with cheek kiss. Princess Margaret welcomes Haakon. Ride the horse-drawn carriage through the city.
(26 m) 04. London: King parade Princess Elisabeth rides to the parade and decreases the King parade on horseback. Bearskin caps and mounted units parading.
(25 m) 05. Berlin: British parade parade of the British army of occupation on the Olympic course. Russian soldiers as a spectator.
(14 m) 06. Arabs in Israel folk festival of the Arabs in Israel. Arabs in parade with Israeli flags.
(17 m) 07. Berlin: Cloudburst flooded streets. Cars drive through water, people wading through water. Tram travels through water.
(15 m) 08 Baden-Baden: children Spring Festival procession of children. Elephant flowers. Children costumes.
(24 m) 9 New Jersey: artist at jumping in the flames artist jumps from high stake in burning petrol barrel. (Reverse copying and again jump).
(15 m) 10 Hamburg: Olympic preparations of the police in the modern pentathlon selection course of the police. Fencing, pistol shooting, 4000 m cross country, swimming and riding.
(30 m) 11. Ebstorf: motorcycle - ash track racing race of motorcycle riders on the cinder track with dirt fountains. Viewers keep up coats. Fall. Winner Hermann Gunzenhauser receives wreath.
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Dagover, Lil ; Elizabeth von England ; Elisabeth II. von England ; Haakon von Norwegen ; Kästner, Erich ; Löwenthal, Rudolfo ; Malaparte, Curzio ; Margaret von England ; Oertel, Curt ; Revueltas, Rosaura ; Roche, France ; Wieck, Dorothea ; Gunzenhauser, Hermann


Trier ; New Jersey ; Berlin ; Baden-Baden ; London ; Hamburg ; Paris ; Israel ; Indianapolis ; Ebstorf


Sachindex Wochenschauen ; Children ; festivals ; filmmaking ; motor sports ; Parades ; Police ; Rain ; Reviews ; Shipping ; Sports details, fouls ; Spoprt-Ehrungen ; sports audience, sports spectator ; 99.412 Deutsche week show GmbH: State visits (outside) ; Kissing, kissing scenes ; Modern pentathlon ; festivals ; Archaeology ; Architecture ; Crew ; Sports honors ; 14 find book new German newsreel slow motion


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Neue Deutsche Wochenschau 72/1951

Die Zeit unter der Lupe (Other title)

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Title beginning Berlin Film Festival camera: Obeng excavations at Trier camera: reason King Haakon in England origin: Pathe news King parade in England origin: Pathe News English parade in Berlin camera: Obeng Arabs and Jews in Israel origin: Tele News flood Avenue, the Federal camera: Obeng children Frühlingsfest in Baden-Baden camera: strong jump in the fire origin: Metro Olympic preparations in Hamburg police at the Pentathlon camera: Stoll ash track race in Ebstorf camera: Final strong, brand

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70th Anniversary of the first Berlin International Film Festival (June 6, 1951 – June 18, 1951)

The first Berlin International Film Festival, the Berlinale, takes place in June 1951. The festival goes back to an initiative of the film officer of the military government of the United States, Oscar Martay. The idea behind such a festival was to set a sign of cultural reconstruction after the war.

The publicist and film historian Alfred Bauer is appointed director of the festival. Bauer had worked as a consultant in the Reichsfilmkammer in the 1940s and had advised the British military government on film matters after the end of the war.

The first Berlinale opens on June 6 with Alfred Hitchcock's "Rebecca" at the Titania-Palast. In the following 12 days, 34 feature films and 80 documentaries from 20 countries are screened—the public interest is enormous. Since most of the city's big movie theatres are destroyed, the organizers choose the 25,000-seat Waldbühne as a venue.

The Berlin Bear has been Berlinale’s trophy  since the first edition, based on a design by sculptor Renée Sintenis. 1951 was the only year in which the bear was awarded in several categories. The big winner was Walt Disney's "Cinderella," not only was it awarded a top prize by the jury, but it was also named the first audience favourite.

Against the backdrop of the emerging Cold War, the Berlinale is also a reaction to the World Youth Festival in East Berlin, which is to take place the same the summer, and is intended to serve as a "window of the free world". Since films from socialist countries are categorically excluded, the Festival of People's Democratic Film is scheduled a week later in the Soviet sector, featuring primarily productions from the Eastern Bloc.

In 1978 the film festival was moved to the month of February. Due to the pandemic this year’s Berlinale will partly take place in June again, with open-air screenings for the public.

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