The Black Balloon staring Gemma Ward wins Berlin Film Festival award

Gemma Ward has been spotted around Sydney looking rather unmodel-like in a “tres dorky” outfit. rumour has it it’s because she’s due to walk down the red carpet for the Sydney premier of her first movie, The Black Balloon, on Wednesday.

The coming of age movie staring Gemma Ward, Toni Collette, Rhys Wakefield, and Luke Ford won a Crystal Bear award for best feature by the Generation14plus section’s jury of young film buffs at the recent Berlin Film Festival.

“We were especially impressed by the way in which joyous and serious moments were expertly interwoven, and also by the actors’ excellent performances,” the jury said.

“The reception we’ve had at the Berlinale (film festival) has been overwhelming and we’re really thrilled the audiences have loved the film so much,” said writer-director Elissa Down.

The Black Balloon is set to hit Australian cinemas on March 6, with a US release not yet on the cards.

Check out the movie trailer below.