6th Berlin International Film Festival

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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 was previously only reserved for Cannes and Venice.[2] The awards for the first time, were given by an international jury.[1][3]

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6th Berlin International Film Festival
Festival poster
LocationWest Berlin, Germany
AwardsGolden Bear (Invitation to the Dance)
Festival date22 June–3 July 1956
Berlin International Film Festival chronology

The Golden Bear was awarded to Invitation to the Dance directed by Gene Kelly.[4] However, this decision by the jury was widely criticized as the film was considered "too shallow" for a Golden Bear. The favourite among many critics was the Finnish entry Tuntematon sotilas by Edvin Laine, which was an anti-war film without any illusions based on a novel by Väinö Linna.[1][3]