|Location||West Berlin, Germany|
|Awards||Golden Bear (Alphaville)|
|Festival date||25 June – 6 July 1965|
The 15th annual Berlin International Film Festival was held from 25 June to 6 July 1965. The festival started selecting the jury members on its own rather than countries sending designated representatives. The Golden Bear was awarded to the French film Alphaville directed by Jean-Luc Godard.
The following people were announced as being on the jury for the festival:
- John Gillett, film critic (United Kingdom) - Jury President
- Alexander Kluge, director, producer and writer (West Germany)
- Ely Azeredo, film critic (Brazil)
- Monique Berger, journalist and film critic (France)
- Kyushiro Kusakabe, film critic (Japan)
- Jerry Bresler, film producer (United States)
- Karena Niehoff, journalist and film critic (West Germany)
- Hansjürgen Pohland, director and producer (West Germany)
- Hans-Dieter Roos, film critic (West Germany)
Films in competition
† Winner of the main award for best film in its section
The following prizes were awarded by the Jury:
- Golden Bear: Alphaville by Jean-Luc Godard
- Silver Bear for Best Director: Satyajit Ray for Charulata
- Silver Bear for Best Actress: Madhur Jaffrey for Shakespeare Wallah
- Silver Bear for Best Actor: Lee Marvin for Cat Ballou
- Silver Bear Extraordinary Jury Prize:
- Special Mention: Walter Newman and Frank Pierson for Cat Ballou
- Youth Film Award
- Youth Film Award – Honorable Mention
- FIPRESCI Award
- FIPRESCI Award – Honorable Mention
- OCIC Award
- UNICRIT Award
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