Even as the world seems to be paused until further notice, the Teddy Award keeps on thriving! No stubborn pandemic can stop the 35th edition of the Teddy Award from spreading the same joyful energy with our LGBTQ+ community and beyond.
The festival will be split into two parts this year: In the first phase of the 71st Berlinale – March 01-05 2021 – daily live studio talks, discussions, panels and interviews on current films as well as hot topics and developments in the queer media industry are being streamed via the TEDDY AWARD online platforms. The TEDDY AWARD film market events Queer Academy Summit, Programmers Meeting and Queer Connection will be taking place online as well, connecting queer filmmakers everywhere as well as we can.
All this will be accessible for the general public as well as industry professionals, parallel to the European Film Market.


The second phase will take place from June 9-20 – live on location in Berlin, in cinemas and open air, together with our beloved audience. The TEDDY AWARD will be present with news coverage and interviews on the queer films of the Berlinale. As a highlight, we will celebrate queer cinema with you during the 35th TEDDY AWARD GALA, of course keeping to the necessary hygienic measures. Our summer activities will be streamed live as well and designed in such a way that would also be feasible as online events.

No matter what the world may look like: With the 35th TEDDY AWARD, we want to share a ray of queer joy, visibility and community with you in these chaotic times.

>> As always, all information updates can be found here in the TEDDY blog.