Deadline for receipt of entry forms and films (Festival film submissions)
Feature-length films: Short films: November 08, 2019 November 15, 2019
A film entry is only possible with a personal account and using the online registration form

In order to submit a film to the Berlinale you have to send the film and the completed film entry form to the festival before the given deadline. In any case, we ask you to carefully read the Festival’s General Guidelines for Submission and Participation as well as the “How to Berlinale” short guide to film submission.


And the winner is…
The TEDDY AWARD Winners 2019 are in!

Best Feature Film

Breve historia del planeta verde (Brief Story from the Green Planet) by Santiago Loza

Jury Statement:
The TEDDY AWARD 2019 for Best Fiction Film goes to a film that goes beyond genre limitations. Centered on friendships, loyalty, and acceptance, that so many of us find in our communities. It’s a charming and refreshing tale of a band of outsiders and is infused with the heart and the warmth that will carry us through times of internal division and outside pressure and that is so much needed today.

Best Documentary Film

Lemebel by Joanna Reposi Garibaldi

Jury Statement:
This film gives life to an artist that survived and resist the repressive dictatorship and spoke for the rights of not just queer, but all minorities attacked and silenced in his country. It brings out the importance of resistance during this time where we see voices across the globe being muted. This film is also creative in the use of the archival footage and proximity of the director to achieve an intimate portrayal of a persona that the world need to recognize.

Best Short Film

Entropia by Flóra Anna Buda

Jury Statement:
Surreal, hypnotic and fresh; this is a fun short that explores sexuality and queer relationships. Part of a new wave that draws from science fiction and traditional Hungarian animation, the winner of the TEDDY short film prize is ENTROPIA.

TEDDY Jury Award

A Dog Barking at the Moon by Xiang Zi

Jury Statement:
We are happy to award the special jury prize to a film in which form and content work on many levels to tell a complex and contemporary family story. We were impressed with the performances; the assured yet inquisitive script; confident, non-linear relating of the past and present; and the careful blending of the psychological and the political.
Created under intense political scrutiny, yet with the creative nous to avoid censorship, the winner of the special jury prize 2019 is A DOG BARKING AT THE MOON.

TEDDY Readers’ Award Powered by Queer.de

Breve historia del planeta verde (Brief Story from the Green Planet) by Santiago Loza

Jury Statement:
BREVE HISTORIA DEL PLANETA VERDE is young, freshening, creative cinema far away from the conventions of a genre or narrative. The film deals uses a slight portion of humour to deal with topics such as queer friendship, solidarity and acceptance. Queerness is displayed entirely natural and not – which is still common today – only full of problems. The alien works as a multilayered and very queer being and as such contains a strong and powerful symbolism. “I know they exist but I have never seen one” says one person about the alien – a sentence very often said about queer people. All that makes BREVE HISTORIA DEL PLANETA VERDE a queer movie of high importance for the community itself but also for the whole society. We want to watch more such movies!

Special TEDDY Award

The Special TEDDY Award this year goes to Falk Richter.

TEDDY TODAY: Sunday 17th February

Someone once asked, what’s so good about a goodbye? And today, as the Teddy team is saying it on the last day of Berlinale, we can whole-heartedly say that it’s a good goodbye because we’re grateful to have had the chance to experience this wonderful event with all of you Teddy fans, helping us in contributing for more tolerance acceptance, solidarity and equality in society. And besides, this goodbye is not forever! We’ll see each other again next year, right?
But since we still have a whole day to indulge films, let’s just save our farewells after we watch some more movies, don’t you agree? So, here are the rescreens for today, make sure you use your time wisely, IT’S THE LAST DAY!


Driveways – 10:00 CinemaxX 3
Heute oder Morgen – 12:00 Colosseum 1
Der Boden Unter den Füßen – 13:30 Haus der Berliner Festspiele 
Beol-Sae – 16:00 HKW
Blue Boy – 16:00 International
Blue Diary – 16:00 International
Das Geräusch Rascher Erlösung – 16:00 International 
Entropia – 16:00 International, 21:30 Odeon
Four Quartets – 16:00 International 
Héctor – 16:00 International
Jean Genet is Dead – 16:00 International 
Vivir en Junio con la Lengua Afuera – 16:00 International 
A Dog Barking at the Moon – 17:00 CineStar 3
Knives and Skin – 17:00 CinemaxX 1
Lidérc Úr – 17:00 Colosseum 1
Normal – 17:00 CineStar 7 
Searching Eva– 17:30 Cubix 7
Monstri – 19:15 CineStar 8 
Elisa y Marcela – 21:20 Berlinale Palast
Female Misbehavior – 21:30 Zeughauskino
Zärtlichkeiten – 21:30 Zeughauskino
Greta – 22:00 CineStar 3
Kislota – 22:30 Cubix 7
Synonymes – 22:30 International

TEDDY TODAY: Saturday 16th February

We’re almost at the end of the Berlinale and if you’re sad because you missed out on yesterday’s fun, don’t be! We will be posting everything very soon. You can watch the live broadcast recordings on YouTube and Facebook and you can also see the pictures on our social media! and for you who were there, hope you had a good time, we told you it would’ve been awesome!
Anyway, enough about yesterday, today we still have movie screenings all around Berlin. Just go through the list and see which ones are not yet stroked out out of your to watch list, and find when and where to watch them. Have fun! 


Elisa y Marcela – 09:30 Zoo Palast 1 
Espero la Tua (Re)volta – 10:00 CinemaxX 1
A Rosa Azul de Novalis – 11:30 CineStar 8
Yulia & Juliet – 12:00 CinemaxX 3
Beol-Sae – 12:30 CinemaxX 1
Four Quartets – 15:00 CinemaxX 3
Entropia – 16:00 CinemaxX 5
Blue Boy – 17:00 Colosseum 1 
Kislota – 17:00 CineStar 3
To Thávma Tis Thálassas Ton Sargassón – 17:00 Cubix 9
Lemebel – 17:30 Cubix 7 
Temblores – 19:00 Zoo Palast 1 
Mother, I Am Suffocating. This is My Last Film About You – 19:15 CineStar 8
Greta – 19:30 CineStar 3
Max – 19:30 Kino Arsenal 2 
Split – William to Chrysis; Portrait of a Drag Queen – 19:30 Kino Arsenal 2 
Bulbul Can Sing – 20:15 Cubix 8
So Pretty – 21:30 Kino Arsenal 1
Les Nuits Fauves – 21:45 CinemaxX 8 
Breve Historia del Planeta Verde – 22:00 CineStar 3
Los Miembros de la Familia – 22:30 CinemaxX 7 
Searching Eva – 22:30 CineStar 7