The 75-year-old American film director Steven Spielberg adds one more to his countless awards: an honorary “Golden Bear” Berlin International Film Festival – for his life’s work. This was announced on Tuesday, November 22.
According to the Berlinale’s Artistic Directors Mariette Rissenbeek and Carlo Chatrian, Spielberg’s fast-paced career has not only captured the hearts of audiences around the world, but has also redefined filmmaking as a dream factory and filmmakers as people who can deliver important messages to people in accessible ways. The award date will be announced later. And the next, the 73rd Berlin International Film Festival will be held in 2023 – from February 16 to 26.
Spielberg is not just a director
Steven Spielberg’s work is multifaceted and includes more than 100 feature films and television series. Among them are such movie hits as “Jaws”, “Alien”, “Indiana Jones”, “List Schindler“,” Saving Private Ryan “. The director won the Oscar three times and was nominated for this award 19 times.
In March of this year, Steven Spielberg and his wife Kate Capshaw donated $1 million to five organizations helping people affected by the war in Ukraine. One of the recipients of the money is the Polish Red Cross. Known for their philanthropy, Spielberg and Capshaw made the donation through their own Hearthland Foundation, founded in 2020. At the start of the pandemic, the organization was in the business of supporting children’s education and development programs, and is now helping those on the somehow suffered during military operations on the territory of Ukraine.