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TEDDY Diversity Talks 2017

About a month ago another Berlinale finished after 10 days of premieres, discussions and networking. Besides moving our Queer Academy/Programmers Meeting to the Martin-Gropius-Bau, we also initiated the TEDDY Diversity Talks. After last year’s Academy Summit, we decided to continue those talks but in a different, more intimate format where filmmakers could go into depth discussing certain topics circling Queer Cinema.

We are very happy to share all four talks with you today. Please make sure to view the talks, especially if you did not get a chance to attend in person a few weeks ago. It would be great if you could share the links also within your community,our goal is to reach as many interested people as possible, to keep the discussions flowing. We will be back with more Diversity Talks and are looking forward to welcome you back in Berlin.

Michael Stuetz
Berlinale Panorama

This years TEDDY Diversity Talks were supported by L´Oréal Paris @ the 67th Berlin International Film Festival. Thanks a lot to the wonderful team of L´Oréal Paris and the BRLO Brwhouse for hosting us.

SILENCE/VIOLENCE.
Independent queer narratives and The United States of Oppression

TRAVIS MATHEWS director “DISCREET” (In Their Room, I Want Your Love, Interior: Leather Bar) and first-time filmmaker YANCE FORD, director “STRONG ISLAND” talk about their films Discreet and Strong Island, and discuss the levels of queer and racist oppression that has been going on in the USA for decades and how it has affected their works. Talking about the closeted spaces of Texas, the alt-right movement, everyda racism and the segregationist population of Long Island, both filmmakers discuss how political circumstances have impacted their feature films.

Talk with Travis Mathews and Yance Ford, photo: Beata Siewicz
Talk with Travis Mathews and Yance Ford, photo: Beata Siiewicz

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QUEER FOR THE KIDS
The potential of non-normative children and youth in cinema

The Kids are alright: When it comes to questioning existing concepts of gender, sexuality and humanity at an early age, Berlinale Generation is always a cinematic shoulder to lean on: Filmmakers NEIL TRIFFETT, director “EMO THE MUSICAL” and LIA HIETALA, director “MY GAY SISTER” (MIN HOMOSYSTER) both presented films about queer youth this year and provided cinematic alternatives to heteronormativity. Be it the Emo, the gay Highschool boy, the bi-curious child or her lesbian sister- both films showed their young audiences that boxes and categories are something to leave behind.

Talk with Neil Triffett and Lia Hietala, photo: BeataSiewicz
Talk with Neil Triffett and Lia Hietala, photo: BeataSiewicz

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QUEER HISTORIOGRAPHY
Our history books are exclusively heterosexual

Filmmakers ANDREA WEISS, director “BONES OF CONTENTION” and JOCHEN HICK, director “MY WONDERFUL WEST-BERLIN” discuss in this talk how queer historiography can influence the identification process of children and young adults; the importance of accessible queer archives as well as the difficulties filmmakers can face during the process of research.

Talk with Andrea Weiss and Jochen Hick, photo: Beata Siewicz
Talk with Andrea Weiss and Jochen Hick, photo: Beata Siewicz

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IN THE FLESH.
The other body in queer cinema

Cult filmmaker SHU LEA CHEANG director “FLUIDØ”, (I.K.U.) and first-time director EDUARDO CASANOVA, director “SKINS” (PIELES) both premiered at Berlinale Panorama with films that question the logics and semantics of bodies as we know them. Where Cheang follows the thread of the cyborg cosmos she has invented in her cinematic and video work, Casanova takes the idea of the freak, developed on his earlier works, to a new level and composes and opera of otherness. The two filmmakers discuss their ideas and sometimes controversial concepts with great openness.

Talk with Shu Lea Cheang and Eduardo Casanova, photo: Beata Siewicz
Talk with Shu Lea Cheang and Eduardo Casanova, photo: Beata Siewicz



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Hope to see you 2018.

This years Diversity talks were supported by L´Oréal Paris @ the 67th Berlin International Film Festival. Thanks a lot to the wonderful team of L´Oréal Paris and the BRLO Brwhouse for hosting us.

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Day 10: Destroy what destroys you

What a beautiful night my friends! What a spectacular Award Ceremony! Conchita Wurst was there, Udo Kier and even Andrea Nahles (even if she doesn´t really fit into this list). The TEDDY trophies were given away and we all danced till our toes were bleeding.

So maybe we should do something calm today… how about going to the movies? Maybe something to sharpen our political awareness. How about “Mein wunderbares West-Berlin” by Jochen Hick? In this documentary, Jochen Hick revives memories of the time of political struggles. His film tells us, among other things, about the movement “Homosexuelle Aktion West-Berlin”, which was founded in 1971 and stood up for the exclusion of §175. Jochen Hick takes us back to the time when Berlin was a magical and a very political place. Legends say, by the way, that the “HAW” was founded at the Berlin Film Festival right after the screening of Rosa von Praunheims film “It Is Not the Homosexual Who Is Perverse, But the Society in Which He Lives “. So maybe you are going to find out about this political movement right after this screening. Who knows…

Below you´ll find the programme for today

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Day 8: Anticipation and Diversity Talks

Hello, dear film lovers! I hope you had a great time on the Berlinale so far; met interesting people, watched inspiring movies and drank a lot of coffee. The preparations for tomorrows Award Ceremony are in full swing and we are full of anticipation.

Today we will have our great Diversity Talks again, which you shouldn´t miss! Today at 11am we will have a talk with filmmakers Neil Triffet and Lia Hietala about the subject “Queer for the Kids”, whose movies “EMO The Musical” and “Mon Homosytser” are on this years queer list. At 2pm we´re going to have a discussion about “Queer Historiography” with filmmakers Andrea Weiss (“Bones of Contention”) and Jochen Hick (“Mein wunderbares West-Berlin”).

Where? At BRLO Brwhouse at U-Bhf-Gleisdreieck, Schöneberger Straße 16. Guys, it´s going to be very interesting, come around! Below you´ll find the queer programme for today. Continue reading Day 8: Anticipation and Diversity Talks

TEDDY Diversity Talks presented by L´Oréal Paris @ BRLO Brwhouse

TEDDY Diversity Talks presented by L´Oréal Paris
@ BRLO Brwhouse
Date February 15th & 16th, 2017
Location: U-Bhf-Gleisdreieck
Schöneberger Straße 16, 10623 Berlin

Free Admission

Moderation: Toby Ashraf

February 15th 2017

1.00 pm
IN THE FLESH.
The other body in queer cinema

Participants: Shu Lea Cheang (FLUIDØ)
Eduardo Casanova (Pieles)
Moderation: Toby Ashraf

3.00 pm
SILENCE/VIOLENCE.
Independent queer narratives and The United States of Oppression

Participants: Yance Ford (Strong Island)
Travis Mathews (Discreet)
Moderation: Toby Ashraf

 

February 16th 2017

11.00 am
QUEER FOR THE KIDS
The potential of non-normative children and youth in cinema

Participants: Neil Triffett (Emo the Musical)
Lia Hiatala (Min Homosyster)
Moderation: Toby Ashraf
2.00 pm
QUEER HISTORIOGRAPHY

Our history books are exclusively heterosexual

Participants: Andrea Weiss (Bones of Contention)
Jochen Hick (Mein wunderbares West-Berlin)
Moderation: Tbc

TEDDY Diversity-Talks @L´Oreal Lounge
TEDDY Diversity-Talks @L´Oreal Lounge