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Filmspotting Lothar Lambert “Fräulein Berlin”

Lothar Lambert celebrates his 80th birthday in July. In 1982, the Toronto Festival dedicated a retrospective to him, who had become known as an underground filmmaker in the 1970s. He used the invitation to shoot his next film during the trip – improvised as usual, with the simplest of means and a resulting rough aesthetic as well as a (partly self-ironic) mixture of reality and fiction: his regular leading actress at the time, Ulrike S., played a woman who struggles with the fact that she is mainly known for her revealing appearances with a West Berlin underground filmmaker and receives no other role offers. So she tries her luck in Toronto and New York.
Current events such as the short-term ban on the screening of the Lambert film 1 Berlin-Harlem in Toronto were incorporated into FRÄULEIN BERLIN. And various fellow directors agreed to appear in front of the camera: from Norman Jewison to Bette Gordon and Jim Jarmusch to Helke Sander. The film had its world premiere at the 1984 Berlinale (Jan Gympel).

Fräulein Berlin will be screened on July 29, 2024 at 07pm at Arsenal 1, followed by a film discussion with Lothar Lambert, moderated by Jan Gympel.

  • Regie: Lothar Lambert
  • BRD / 1983 91 Min. / 16 mm / OF mit Ulrike S., Alan Rosenthal, Hans-Dieter Frankenberg
  • KinoArsenal 1
  • Tickets

LoLa DaBei – The great Lothar Lambert/Dagmar Beiersdorf retrospective

LoLa DaBei – A summer of queer West Berlin underground cinema starts on July 07, 2024.
ACUDkino, BrotfabrikKino, Bundesplatz-Kino and Klick will be showing 30 films in 35 screenings from July 7 to September 1, 2024, with a focus on the seventies, eighties and nineties. Each film will be accompanied by an introduction and/or a discussion.

The small cinema museum at Schönleinstraße 33 in Kreuzberg also offers the opportunity to view its collection (which focuses on Lambert films) and to meet Lothar Lambert on four Saturdays, supplemented by a surprise program.

Download the flyer with all the information.


The weekend of July 20/21 marks the 30th anniversary of the Lesbian and Gay City Festival at Nollendorfplatz.

You can find us at Eisenacher Straße 118, come by and visit us at the TEDDY stand, daily from 11am. We look forward to seeing you!

Lesbisch-schwules Stadtfest Berlin
Lesbisch-schwules Stadtfest Berlin

Programme Press Conference 

The Programme Press Conference for the 74th Berlin International Film Festival with an outlook on the festival and the presentation of the Competition and Encounters film selection will be held on January 22, 2024, at 11 am at Haus der Kulturen der Welt. (Access only with personal invitation)

Livestream: The Press Conference will be available to watch live from 11 am (CET) on and YouTube.

Introduction to the queer Films of the Berlinale

For all those who would like to find out about the queer films of the 74th Berlin International Film Festival in advance, the head of the Panorama section, Michael Stütz, and program managers from the Berlinale sections will present their films in the running for the 38th TEDDY AWARD and provide initial insights into current topics and trends in queer cinema. 
 The traditional kick-off event for the TEDDY AWARD is supported by the SchwuZ Queer Foundation. 

SchwuZ Queer Club 
Rollbergstraße 26 
12053 Berlin

02.02.2024, admission 7pm, start 8pm 

Admission for a voluntary donation to the SchwuZ Queer Foundation.

The introduction will be in English.

Tickets for the TEDDY AWARD ceremony at the VOLKSBÜHNE BERLIN on 23.02.2024 are now available in the Volksbühne webshop at or by calling the ticket hotline 030-240 65-777.  

The TEDDY AWARD ceremony on 23.02.2024 at the VOLKSBÜHNE BERLIN begins at 20:30. The glittering TEDDY After Show PARTY & LOUNGE with 2 dance floors, 2 lounges and DJs starts at 23:00!

Introduction to the queer films of the Berlinale
Introduction to the queer films of the Berlinale