1959 year

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President of jury:
Sergei Gerasimov, director (USSR)

 

Jury:
Antonin Brousil, theorist of cinema and teacher (Czechoslovakia)
Emma Vaananen, actress (Finland)
Thorold Dickinson, director (Great Britain)
Christian-Jaque, director (France)
Kalman Nadasdi, director (Hungary)
Hans Rodenberg, professor of High Cinema School in Berlin (East Germany)
Bimal Roy, director (India)
Henry Storck, director and producer (Belgium)
Jerzy Toeplitz, historian of cinema (Poland)
Kiyohiko Ushihara, director (Japan)
Zhang Junxiang, screenwriter and director (China)
Sergei Yutkevicn, director (USSR)

 

Grand prix:
Sudba cheloveka / Destiny of a man (USSR, dir. Sergei Bondarchuk)

 

Golden medals:
Wir wunderkinder / Aren't we wonderful? (West Germany, dir. Kurt Hoffmann)
And the day came (Pakistan- Great Britain, dir. Ajaj Kardar)
Utek ze stinu/ Escape from the shadows (Czechoslovakia, dir. Jiri Sequens)

 

Silver medals:
Actors Wienczyslaw Glinski, Bronislaw Pawlik and Aleksander Sewruk (Orzel / The eagle, Poland)
Actress Pureviin Tsevelsuren (Ardyn elch / Messenger of the people, Mongolia)
Director of photography 0 Un Thak (Chunhyangdyun / Legend of Chunhyang, North Korea)
Composer Ustad Vilayat Khan (Jalsaghar / The Music Room, India)
Director Lewis Gilbert for the work with young actors (A Cry from the Streets, Great Britain)
New story of the old soldier (China, dir. Chen Fu)

 

Diplomas:
Unforgettable trail (Japan, dir. Koji Shima)
Director Jean Valere (La sentence / The verdict, France)

 

Competition program:
I MIFF (3-17 August 1959)


Utek ze stinu/ Escape from the shadows (Czechoslovakia, dir. Jiri Sequens)
Tegnap/ Yesterday (Hungary, dir. Marton Keleti)
Liman tashrouk al chams / For whom the sun rises (Lebanon, dir. Joseph Fahdi)
The diary of Anne Frank (USA, dir. George Stevens)
India (Italy- France, dir. Roberto Rossellini)
Punainen viiva / Red line (Finland, dir. Matti Kassila)
Das haut einen seemann doch nicht um / This won't keep a sailor down (West Germany-Denmark, dir. Arthur Maria Rabenalt)
Jalsaghar / The Music Room (India, dir. Satyajit Ray)
Wir wunderkinder / Aren't we wonderful? (West Germany, dir. Kurt Hoffmann)
Mingea /The ball (Romania, dir. Andrei Blaier, Sinisa Ivetici)
Chung mot dong song / On the side of one river (Vietnam, dir. Nguyen Hong Ngi, Pham Hieu Zan)
Hubb lel-abad / Forever yours (Egypt, dir. Youssef Chahine)
And the day came (Pakistan- Great Britain, dir. Ajaj Kardar)
Hambre nuestra de cada dia (Mexico, dir. Rogelio Gonzalez)
Unforgettable trail (Japan, dir. Koji Shima)
Die unvollkommene ehe (Austria, dir. Robert Adolph Stemmle)
New story of the old soldier (Cnina, dir. Shen Fu)
Cara de fogo (Brazil, dir. Galileu Garcia)
Orzel/ The eagle {Poland, dir. Leonard Buczkowski)
Das lied der matrosen / Sailor's song (East Germany, dir. Kurt Maetzig, Gunter Reisch)
Sommarnoje sokes / Summer place wanted (Sweden, dir. Hasse Ekman)
Ardyn elch / Messenger of the people (Mongolia, dir. Dejidiin Jigjid)
La sentence / The verdict (France, dir. Jean Valere)
Said Effendi (Iraq, dir. Kameran Husni)
Chunhyangdyun/ Legend of Chunhyang (North Korea, dir. Yun Ryon Gyu)
Kroz granje nebo / The sky through the trees (Yugoslavia, dir. Stole Yankovic)
A Cry from the Streets (Great Britain, dir. Lewis Gilbert)
Sudba cheloveka / Destiny of a man (USSR, dir. Sergei Bondarchuk)
Tana (Albania, dir. Kristaq Dhamo)
Fanfare (Netherlands, dir. Bert Haanstra)