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During these uncertain times, the 36th TEDDY AWARD invites you to enjoy a sheer rainbow of queer community, pleasure and visibility. We’re inviting you to celebrate the best queer movies of the 72nd Berlinale at the 36th TEDDY AWARD ceremony, taking place at the VOLKSBÜHNE BERLIN on February 18, 2022.

Due to the ongoing pandemic, the TEDDY AWARDS – one of the most prestigious awards of the Berlin International Film Festival – once again will not happen as the glamorous event you’ve gotten used to. There will not be 1500 guests from media, politics and society. To us, the safety of our guests, film teams and co-workers is of the utmost importance, which means that this year’s award show only allowing members of the TEDDY AWARD foundation and the nominated film teams to be present at the show at the Volksbühne.

For all those who cannot be present at the Volksbühne, we will broadcast the award ceremony live, the livestream will be activated here on 18.02.22 at 9pm. 

The TEDDY AWARD will also accompany the 72nd Berlinale on the TEDDY AWARD platforms with talks, discussions, panels and interviews on current queer films and the most burning issues and developments in the queer media industry. The TEDDY AWARD film market events Queer Industry Reception and Speedy Film Pitches will take place online in the form of interacting and networking queer media professionals. The TEDDY AWARD online platforms will be accessible to anyone who’s interested and will once again enable an international discourse.

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.