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TEDDY AWARD goes Paris

In 2017 TEDDY goes Paris again. At Luminor Hotel de Ville in Paris we´ll show some films out of this years TEDDY program. The films will be presented by Wieland Speck, Curator Berlinale Panorama and Michael Stütz, Berlinale Panorama, coordinator TEDDY AWARD. Screening tickets you can purchase  online and the location of the cinema you´ll find here.  All details also on the facebook event page.
Enjoy Paris.

Friday April 28, 2017
20h – GOD’s OWN COUNTRY by Francis Lee, 104 min.

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Filmstill “God´s Own Country”

Saturday April 29, 2017
15hCLOSE KNIT by Naoko Ogigamii, 127 min.

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Flmstill “Close Nit”

17h30
MIN HOMOSYSTER by Lia Hietala ,15 min.

Filmstill "Min Homosyster"-© New Stories AB min
Filmstill “Min Homosyster”-© New Stories AB min

SMALL TALK by Hui-Chen Huang, 88 min

Filmstill "Smal Talk"
Filmstill “Smal Talk”

20h
CEUX QUI FONT LES RÉVOLUTIONS À MOITIÉ N’ONT FAIT QUE SE CREUSER UN TOMBEAU by Mathieu Denis et Simon Lavoie,  183 min.

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Filmstil “CEUX QUI FONT LES RÉVOLUTIONS À MOITIÉ N’ONT FAIT QUE SE CREUSER UN TOMBEAU “

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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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