Loveless; Direction: Andrey Zvyagintsev (Russia); film clip: "The twelve-year old son Alexey (Matvey Novikov)" © Why Not Productions
The Rider; Direction: Chloé Zhao (USA); film clip: "Brady Jandreau (Brady Blackburn)"; © Joshua James Richards
Ava; Direction: Léa Mysius (France); film clip: "Noée Abita in its first role as thirteen-year old Ava"; © f comme film
I Am Not a Witch; Direction: Rungano Nyoni (Zambia / Wales); film clip: "Shula (Margaret Muubwa) never says these words: I Am Not a Witch."; © Clandestine Films


With the IFA, the Intercultural Film Award, which is presented during the festival AROUND THE WORLD IN 14 FILMS, the ifa (Institut für Auslandsbeziehungen) recognizes excellence in content and aesthetics in a film dealing with issues of intercultural dialogue.

Since 2006 AROUND THE WORLD IN 14 FILMS presents a selection of aesthetical highly recommended and innovative films. Prior to Berlin where they are on view for the first time, the films have been already discussed, celebrated and awarded at the leading festivals in Cannes, Locarno, Rotterdam, San Sebastián, Sundance Toronto or Venice.

IFA 2016

Laureate: "Frenzy" by Emin Alper

"Frenzy" depicts a society of mistrust, arbitrariness and social marginalisation in a state of surveillance. It is a night blue, surreal study on violence, a bad premonition of the year 2015, which has now become a reality. Emin Alper's predictive film reminds us that we shouldn't leave the victims of the State paranoia alone." (extract of the jury statement)

Jury 2016

  • Ayat Najafi, theatre and film director
  • Christiane Peitz, journalist (Der Tagesspiegel)
  • Ina Weisse, actress

IFA 2015

Laureate: "La loi du marché – Der Wert des Menschen" by Stéphane Brizé, France

Jury 2015

  • Andreas Kilb, film critic (FAZ)
  • Sibel Kekilli, actress
  • Ayat Najafi, theatre and film director

IFA 2014

Laureate: WINTERSCHLAF von Nuri Bilge Ceylan

Jury 2014

  • Sibel Kekilli, actress ("When We Leave", "Head-On", "Game of Thrones")
  • Andreas Kilb, film critic
  • Ayat Najafi, theatre and film director