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For the 30th birthday, TEDDY is getting a retroperspective in the context of Berlinale. A view of the ultimate shining stars from the history of queer cinema will be shown on the Berlin International Film Fest. Movies like “Different From The Others” by Richard Oswald or modern classics like “Watermelon Woman” by Cheryl Dunye.

Here you can find the list of all movies. And as soon as the screening times are official, you can find it here! Continue reading TEDDY 30 – RETRO

30 years of TEDDY!

Cheers movie lovers,

TEDDY becomes 30…..and looks back to a past full of funny, tragic, embarassing, happy and moving moments. Short facts: the first TEDDY got awarded in 1987 by Wieland Speck, director of Panorama nowadays. Back then, he sent a plush-teddy from the departement store to the first award winners Gus van Sant and Pedro Almodóvar, who received the prize by post and with great pleasure.

Attention for queer movies and visibility of queer life was lacking and founding an award seemed a good way to get some.

In the beginning the jury was the audience; everyone who has watched each single movie was enabled to vote. The professional jury was founded in 1997 and ARTE started broadcasting the award show in 2006.

In the mid 90’s TEDDY AWARD officially got acknowleged as a prize of the Berlinale. So a lot has happened in all these years and according to the 30th Birthday we take a look back, but also face the presence and the future of TEDDY. We talk to TEDDY AWARD winners, friends and supporters in interviews and panel discussions….and especially we are looking forward to the birthday party, where we will be ready to rumble with you. Like the kids in Moonrise Kingdom (except the beach is missing)

Interview with TEDDY AWARD WINNER Daniel Ribeiro

We did an Skype-Interview with Daniel Ribeiro, who won an TEDDY for his film “The Way He Looks” in 2014. He is talking about the current situation of minorities in Brazil, how the TEDDY helped his film, queer film productions in Brazil, how movies can change the way people think and why the TEDDY should remain at least for the next 90 years….oh and he is sending birthday wishes… check it out!!

30th TEDDY AWARD, ticket presale has begun

The TEDDY AWARDs will be awarded during the 66. Berlin International Film Festival on Friday, 19th of February 2016. The location of the festive awarding in 2016 will be the STATION Berlin. More than 2000 guests from art, culture, economy and politics will attend the TEDDY AWARD Ceremony. Afterwards, we will celebrate the TEDDY’s 30th birthday with concerts and DJ lounges.
Tickets for the 30. TEDDY AWARD Ceremony and the big Birthday Party in the STATION Berlin are available from now on in the Online Shop at www.teddyaward.tv. Ticket reservation is possible via e-mail at tickets@papagena.de or on the telephone via the Ticket Hotline 030 – 4799 7447. Without booking fee the tickets are available at Prinz Eisenherz Bookshop, Motzstraße 23, 10777 Berlin.

For the special support of the Teddy e.V., we offer a limited amount of Premium Tickets. With the purchase of a Premium Ticket, you will be guest of honour in the best seating category. Furthermore, you will be invited to an exclusive pre-reception between 6.30 and 8.00 pm on the evening of the ceremony. Here you can purchase your Premium Ticket.

After the festive award the Big Birthday Party will take place in the same location. With live bands and DJ grandmasters, we will celebrety until dawn since you are turning 30 only once. Tickets only for this grand party can be purchased here.

66. Berlin International Film Festival, Feb. 11-21,, 2016,

FRIDAY Feb. 13, 2016
09.00 pm TEDDY AWARD Ceremony @ STATION Berlin
11.00 pm TEDDY 30 Birthday PARTY


Premium Ticket cat. A incl. reception: 136,- EUR
Seat category A: 68,- EUR
Seat category B: 57,- EUR
Seat category C: 42,- EUR

(All tickets include the entrance to the parties and concerts on the 19th of February in the STATION Berlin.)

TICKET HOTLINE & INFO phone: +49-(0)30-4799 7474
Online Shop
E-mail: tickets@papagena.de

The TEDDY AWARD is a non-profit event. The TEDDY AWARD finances itself only by contributions of sustaining members and patrons of the Teddy e.V., by donation of supporters, the contribution of many voluntary helpers as well as sponsors and the earnings of the award ceremony.