36th TEDDY AWARD Livestream

With the 36th TEDDY AWARD we want to share a rainbow of queer joy, visibility and community with you in these chaotic times and invite you to join us at the Award Ceremony of the 36th TEDDY AWARD on February 18, 2022 at VOLKSBÜHNE BERLIN to honor the best queer films of the 72nd Berlinale

The livestream will be activated here on
Feb.18, 2022 starting at 9pm CET.

36.TEDDY AWARD Ceremony Livestream
36.TEDDY AWARD Ceremony Livestream

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.

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.

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.