Call for entries

Here you can register your film for the 72nd Berlinale. Invited films with queer content will then enter the race for the TEDDY. Please note the submission deadlines and the regulations.

Deadline:
Feature-lenght films: Nov. 03, 2021
Short Films: Nov. 17, 2021
Series: Nov 24, 2021

In order to submit a film to the Berlinale, you must send the film and the completed film entry form to the festival within the submission deadline. In any case, please read the general submission conditions and the further instructions for film submission.

In conversation with Jenni Olson

For those who want to learn more about our great Special TEDDY award winner JENNI OLSON we have recorded a conversation between her and SHARI FRILOT, Senior programmer at Sundance Film Festival, which is now available on our Vimeo Channel.

SHARI FRILOT in Conversation with JENNI OLSON 

JENNI OLSON, film curator, archivist, filmmaker, writer and LGBT film historian was awarded the Special TEDDY AWARD 2021 at the 71st Berlinale for her decades of bridge-building work with which she has made queer film history visible and tangible. Jenni Olson’s enthusiasm for the medium of film manifests itself in innumerable ways. She always finds the right instrument with which to put her curiosity and fascination into practice. She fights for the preservation and distribution of cinematic legacies and orphaned film copies, promotes emerging talents and has created her own cinematic oeuvre. She draws on a queer film network she herself has strengthened and expanded over the decades with her collaborations and influence. Jenni Olson embodies, lives and creates queer film culture.

About SHARI FRILOT,
senior programmer at Sundance Film Festival, joined the programming team in 1998 and currently focuses on American and World Cinema dramatic features, as well as films that experiment and push the boundaries of conventional storytelling. She is also the curator and driving creative force behind New Frontier at Sundance, a program highlighting work that expands cinema culture through the convergence of film, art and new media technology. As Co-Director of Programming for Outfest from 1998-2001, she founded the Platinum section, which introduced cinematic installation and performance to the festival. From 1993-1996, Frilot served as Festival Director of MIX: The New York Experimental Lesbian & Gay Film Festival. During that time, she also co-founded the first gay Latin American film festivals, MIX BRASIL and MIX MÉXICO. Shari is a filmmaker and recipient of multiple grants from institutions including the Ford Foundation and the Rockefeller Media Arts Foundation. She is a graduate of Harvard/Radcliffe & the Whitney Museum Independent Study Program.

TEDDY TODAY: Saturday, June 19

THE SCARY OF SIXTY-FIRST, Director: Dasha Nekrasova, USA, 2020
PREMIERE, 22:15 ARTE Sommerkino Kulturforum

The 35th TEDDY AWARD ceremony might have officially ended yesterday but we’ve still got a few tricks left up our sleeves… Director Dasha Nekrasova joined our studio today, together with actress & writer Madeline Quinn and actress Betsey Brown, to discuss her feature debut THE SCARY OF SIXTY-FIRST. Consistently irreverent in tone, and reaching its peak during a memorable, psychedelic nocturnal trek to Epstein’s New York residence, the film exacts ruthless, mocking revenge on the perpetrator, while also taking us on a brilliant romp back through the history of film and the media.

Today’s ReScreenings:

MIGUEL’S WAR, Director: Eliane Raheb, Lebanon / Germany / Spain, 2021
21:45h, Freiluftkino Pompeji

MISHEHU YOHAV MISHEHU, Director: Hadas Ben Aroya, Israel, 2021
21:45h, Freiluftkino vom Filmrauschpalast

TEDDY TODAY: Friday, June 18

We’re starting the tenth day of the Berlinale Summer Special with endless energy and positive vibes as a much-awaited day has finally arrived!! The 35th TEDDY AWARD CEREMONY is happening TODAY, the 18th of June 2021, at 7 PM!! This year, due to pandemic restrictions, the ceremony will be streamed live as an online event from our TEDDY studio. Catch our amazing jury – Esma Akyel, Samuel Girma and Sylvie Cachin – in action as they award the best LGBTQ*-related films of the year! Access the link below to attend:

Don’t miss the TEDDY AWARD Ceremony im livestream at
19h live at teddyaward.tv/live