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All Films & Screenings 2021

The time has come: the program for the TEDDY Screenings 2021 is fixed! During the Berlinale Summer Special, from June 09 – June 20, 21, the screenings of the films nominated for the TEDDY AWARD will take place in different open air cinemas. The screening dates and cinema addresses can be found under the respective film descriptions.

An overview about the TEDDY AWARD 2021 film selection you can find on our website.





Live Stream TEDDY AWARD Ceremony

Don’t miss the live stream of the 34th TEDDY AWARD Ceremony. The Live Transmission is starting on Feb. 28, from 8pm-11pm

Here’s the link to watch the event live.

Also please check our Facebook live stream

The 34th TEDDY AWARD takes place within the framework of the Berlin International Film Festival from February 20, 2020 – March 1, 2020 and is awarded in the categories Best Feature Film, Best Documentary Film, Best Short Film, Jury Award and the TEDDY Readers Award.

The award ceremony and the glittering TEDDY After Show & Backstage PARTY is taking place on Feb. 28, 2020 at Volksbühne Berlin.


Deadline for receipt of entry forms and films (Festival film submissions)
Feature-length films: Short films: November 08, 2019 November 15, 2019
A film entry is only possible with a personal account and using the online registration form

In order to submit a film to the Berlinale you have to send the film and the completed film entry form to the festival before the given deadline. In any case, we ask you to carefully read the Festival’s General Guidelines for Submission and Participation as well as the “How to Berlinale” short guide to film submission.

Special TEDDY AWARD goes to Falk Richter

This year’s Special TEDDY AWARD goes to the director and playwright Falk Richter.

“For the emancipatory work of the performing arts, Falk Richter’s theatre has produced the most convincing contemporary works. The combination of aesthetic and analytical communication, with the prominent inclusion of works by video artists such as Chris Kondek, Michel Auder and Björn Melhus, also contributes to the inspiration of current film-making.The TEDDY Foundation awards the Special TEDDY AWARD to Falk Richter as an activist from whom we hope to receive lasting impulses for the future of queer and cosmopolitan cinema”. Wieland Speck Chairman of the TEDDY Foundation 

Falk Richter (*1969) is one of the most important contemporary theatre directors and playwrighters. His plays are all highly topical and are performed in more than 35 languages worldwide. For over two decades his texts have been staged on the most renowned international and national stages, such as the Festival d’Avignon, Toneelgroep Amsterdam, Burgtheater Vienna, Théâtre National de Bruxelles, Königliches Dramaten Stockholm, Melbourne Theatre Compagny, Schauspielhaus Zürich, Salzburger  Festspiele, Théatre National Strasbourg, Deutsches Schauspielhaus Hamburg, Schaubühne Berlin, Maxim Gorki Theater and the Ruhrtriennale.

His most famous and successful texts include “Gott ist ein DJ”, “Electronic City”, “Unter Eis”, “TRUST”, “FEAR” and “Je suis Fassbinder”. With the production “Am Königsweg” (2017) by Elfriede Jelinek, Falk Richter and the Deutsches Schauspielhaus Hamburg were invited to the Berlin  Theatertreffen, the most important contemporary meeting of theatres in the German-speaking world.

The specialist journal “Theater heute” voted Falk Richter “Director of the Year” in 2018. At the beginning of 2019, Falk Richter received the highest French cultural award from the French government and was named Chevalier de l’Ordre des Arts et des Lettres.