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TEDDY AWARD Ceremony

For all of you who couldn’t attend the award ceremony, whose livestreams were lagging, or who just want to rewatch their favourite moments: Here’s the complete TEDDY award show on YouTube!

And here are some individual time stamps:

THE TEDDY AWARD WINNERS 2020

This is the moment you’ve all been waiting for! The jury has chosen this year’s TEDDY Award winners! We’re so excited to announce the freshly selected award winning films:

Best FEATURE Film

Nominees:
– Shirley, dir. Josephine Decker
– Futur Drei, dir. Faraz Shariat
– The Twentieth Century, dir. Matthew Rankin

Winner:
Futur Drei, dir. Faraz Shariat
 
You can read more about the movie on the TEDDY blog and below you can watch our interview with Fariaz Shariat:

Best DOCUMENTARY

Nominees:
– Petite fille, dir. Sébastien Lifshitz
– Si c’était de l’amour, dir. Patric Chiha
– La casa dell’amore, dir. Luca Ferri

Winner:
Si c’était de l’amour, dir. Patric Chiha

You can read more about the movie on the TEDDY blog and below you can watch our interview with Patric Chiha:

Best SHORT Film

Nominees:
– Extractions, dir. Thirza Cuthand
– Untitled Sequence of Gaps, dir. Vika Kirchenbauer
– Genius Loci, dir. Adrien Merigeau
– Playback. Ensayo de una despedida, dir. Agustina Comedi

Winner:
Playback. Ensayo de una despedida, dir. Agustina Comedi

You can read more about the movie on the TEDDY blog and below you can watch our interview with Agustina Comedi:

Jury Award

Winner:
Rizi, von Tsai Ming-Liang

You can read more about the movie on our blog and watch the trailer here:

Readers’ Award

Winner:
Futur Drei, dir. Faraz Shariat

ACTIVIST Award

Winner:
Welcome to Chechnya, dir. David France

You can read more about the movie on the TEDDY blog and below you can watch our interview with David France:

Congratulations to all the winners and nominees! Thank you for making movies! :)

TEDDY TODAY: Monday the 24th of February 2020

Here we are again, on the fifth day of the 70th Berlinale. Today we are welcoming 9 more films ready to be screened! Check them all out below:

Scroll down to the bottom of the page to find the list of films that will be re-screened today, the 24th of February.

SHIRLEY
CinemaxX 7 – 12:00

Directed by: Josephine Decker
Short Description: Two imposing personalities are at the centre of this intensely atmospheric drama: horror writer Shirley Jackson and her husband Stanley Hyman, a literary critic and college professor. When young graduate student Fred Nemser and his pregnant wife Rose move in with the Hymans in the autumn of 1964, they soon find themselves under the magnetic spell of their brilliant and proudly unconventional hosts.

PLAYBACK. ENSAYO DE UNA DESPEDIDA
CinemaxX 3 – 16:30

Playback. Ensayo de una despedida © Agustina Comedi

Directed by: Agustina Comedi
Short Description: Argentina in the late 1980s: Catholic, conservative and shaped by a military dictatorship. “La Delpi”, the sole survivor of a group of transgender women and drag queens, talks about how their shows in basement theatres galvanised the community and helped them in their struggle against AIDS and police violence. How they healed their wounds with lipstick, playback performances and improvised
stage outfits.

DISPATCHES FROM ELSEWHERE
Zoo Palast 2 – 17:00

Jason Segel as Peter, Eve Lindley as Simone – Dispatches from Elsewhere _ Season 1, Episode 2 – Photo Credit: Zach Dilgard/AMC

Directed by: Jason Segel (Ep. 1) and Wendey Stanzler (Ep. 2)
Short Description: A chain of strange coincidences leads computer scientist Peter to the mysterious Jejune Institute. Its charismatic director Octavio promises Peter a way out of the invisibility and quiet desperation of his everyday life, offering him instead the gateway to a life full of magic, beauty and “divine nonchalance”. Peter plays along. But is this really a game? Is it an alternative reality? Or a conspiracy making a bid for social control? Together with Simone, Janice and Fredwynn, Peter tries to decipher the signs and symbols and to get to the bottom of the institute’s secrets.

SCHWESTERLEIN
Berlinale Palast – 18:15

Directed by: Véronique Reymond
Short Description: Lisa has given up her ambitions as a playwright in Berlin and moved to Switzerland with her children and husband, who runs an international school there. When her twin brother Sven, a star actor at Berlin’s Schaubühne theatre, falls ill with leukaemia, Lisa returns to the German capital. His hopes of getting back on the stage give Sven the strength he needs to fight the disease. But when his condition deteriorates and his mother, also an actor, proves unreliable, Lisa takes the reins and whisks her brother back to Switzerland.

BLOODY NOSE, EMPTY POCKETS
CinemaxX 3 – 19:00

Directed by: Bill Ross
Short Description: In this film, one can find the protagonists in the shadow of the glitzy world of Las Vegas, in a bar called Roaring 20s, which is on the brink of closure. Always observing, but nonetheless, in the thick of it, they accompany the last 24 hours in and around the bar, enabling the viewer to immerse themselves in a microcosm that might well be found in many places in the world but that nobody likes to look at too closely.

EXTRACTIONS
Cubix 5 – 20:30

Extractions © Thirza Cuthand

Directed by: Thirza Cuthand
Short Description: Extractions parallels resource extraction with the booming child apprehension industry. As the filmmaker reviews how these industries have affected her, she reflects on having her own eggs retrieved and frozen to make an Indigenous baby.

HAMA’AZIN
Cubix 5 – 20:30

HaMa'azin © Shiri Kuban

Directed by: Omer Sterenberg
Short Description: He is young and works for Israeli military intelligence. On headphones, he listens in on the conversations of Palestinians. The phonecalls of one gay couple, in particular, begin to fascinate him more and more. Privy to the complicated relationship between the two as it unfolds, he doesn’t know whether and, if so, in what way he should follow his feelings. For here, too, the private is political, and the most intimate things of all can lead to disaster.

BUSHIDO ZANKOKU MONOGATARI
CinemaxX 8 – 21:30

Directed by: Tadashi Imai
Short Description: The attempted suicide of his fiancée prompts a Japanese salary-man to read his family chronicles and look back at the life of his ancestors. They were samurai, the military nobility caste who carried out acts of violence at the behest of feudal lords, but suffered even more so under their cruelty, often forced into ritual suicide (seppuku). The women were under constant threat of kidnapping and rape, and the men subjected to arbitrary disfigurement and homosexual slavery.

INFLORESCENCE
Cubix 9 – 21:30

Directed by: Nicolaas Schmidt
Short Description: Autumn again on planet Earth. Eternally united, a couple of pink rose petals endure the slings and arrows of a heavy thunderstorm. A romantic-conceptualist bedtime story of resistance and redundancy, or the awkward ambivalence of truth, dream, life and love.