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The winners of the 38. TEDDY AWARD

Ten days of Berlinale. Ten days full of spectacular and creative queer films and ten days of anxious waiting for the decision of this year’s jury. Once again, prizes will be awarded in the categories best feature film, best documentary/essay film, best short film and the TEDDY Jury Award, as well as the Special TEDDY AWARD for lifetime artistic achievement to outstanding personalities.

But the wait is now over. The jury of the 38th TEDDY AWARD has made its choice and selected the winners. drum roll please

The TEDDY AWARDs go to…

Best Feature Film

All Shall Be Well

Director: Ray Yeung

When her partner Pat unexpectedly dies, Angie is left to worry about the flat in which the couple lived together for over 30 years. Supported by her chosen family, Angie begins a later-life journey into emancipation.

© Katy Otto
© Katy Otto

Best documentary/ essay film

Teaches of Peaches

Directors: Judy Landkammer und Philipp Fussenegger

Seamlessly weaving together exclusive archival gems with dynamic tour footage, this documentary captures the transformative journey of Canadian Merrill Nisker into the internationally acclaimed cultural powerhouse that is Peaches.

© Katy Otto
© Katy Otto

Best Short Film


Director: Zuza Banasińska

Created from archival materials from communist Poland, the film tells the story of a multispecies matriarchal family through the eyes of a child grappling with the reproduction of ideological and representational systems.

© Katy Otto

TEDDY Jury Award


Director: Levan Akin

Lia, a retired teacher, has promised to find her long-lost niece, Tekla. Her search takes her to Istanbul where she meets Evrim, a lawyer fighting for trans rights, and Tekla starts to feel closer than ever.


Lothar Lambert

© Jan Gymbel
© Katy Otto

Congratulations to this year´s winners! Thank you to all directors, filmmakers, actors and sponsors for being part of the 38th edition of the TEDDY AWARD.

TEDDY TODAY: 23rd of February 2024

Today the 38th TEDDY AWARD takes place at the Volksbühne. Be there live via our livestream!


All Shall Be Well
23.02. / 12:00 Haus der Berliner Festspiele

An Odd Turn (Un movimiento extraño)
23.02. / 13:30 Cineplex Titania

Baldiga – Unlocked Heart (Baldiga – Entsichertes Herz)
23.02. / 10:30 Cubix 5

Between the Temples
23.02. / 10:00 Cubix 9

Cidade; Campo
23.02. / 09:45 Cubix 8

23.02. / 16:30 Kino International

Cura Sana
23.02. / 12:30 Filmtheater am Friedrichshain

Fin (Huling Palabas)
23.02. / 15:45 Cubix 8

Goodbye First Love (Jing guo)
23.02. / 21:30 HKW 2 – Safi Faye Saal

Invincible summer (Un invincible été)
23.02. / 09:30 Filmtheater am Friedrichshain

Langue Étrangère
23.02. / 21:30 Cineplex Titania

23.02. / 19:00 Zoo Palast 2

Songs of Love and Hate
23.02. / 09:30 Filmtheater am Friedrichshain

Teaches of Peaches
23.02. / 12:15 Verti Music Hall

Towards the Sun, Far From the Center (Al sol, lejos del centro)
23.02. / 21:30 HKW 2 – Safi Faye Saal

23.02. / 10:00 Zoo Palast 2

You Burn Me (Tú me abrasas)
23.02. / 16:00 Zoo Palast 2

TEDDY TODAY: 15th of February 2024

The wait is over. The 74th Berlinale is finally starting.
If you want to keep up to date with the premieres of LGBTQIA+ films, then you’ve come to the right place! Every day we will inform you about the latest films and screening times. In addition to the premieres, you will also find interesting interviews with the film makers over the next ten days.

Then all that’s left to do is buy your cinema ticket, order some popcorn and enjoy the screening!

For even more information and interviews about this year’s queer films, follow us on Instagram and Facebook.

The first interviews with the film makers are here:


Lia, a retired teacher, has promised to find her long-lost niece, Tekla. Her search takes her to Istanbul where she meets Evrim, a lawyer fighting for trans rights, and Tekla starts to feel closer than ever.

Premiere: 21:00 / Zoo Palast 1

🎥 15.02 / 21:30 Zoo Palast 2
🎥 16.02 / 12:00 Verti Music Hall
🎥 17.02 / 12:30 Cubix 9
🎥 18.02 / 10:00 Cubix 5
🎥 23.02 / 16:30 Kino International

More about the director and his film

Goodbye First Love

He pays him a visit in Frankfurt during his work trip to Europe. He talks about their time in Beijing, back in 2015. He listens, sometimes answers, unblurring those seemingly important details which do not matter any longer. Worn-out joy and fresh weariness. This might be the last time they meet.

🎥 19.02 / 21:30 Cubix 9
🎥 20.02 / 13:30 Cineplex Titania
🎥 21.02. / 15:00 Cinema Betonhalle@Silent Green

More about the director and his film!

Baldiga – Unlocked Heart

Using diary excerpts, photographs and memories from companions, the film paints the portrait of the artist Jürgen Baldiga who sensitively and authentically captured the West Berlin queer scene of the 1980s and early 1990s with his camera.

🎥 21.02 / 18:45 Haus der Berliner Festspiele
🎥 22.02 / 21:30 Cubix 8
🎥 23.02 / 10:30 Cubix 5

More about the director and his film



Directed by: Levan Akin
Sweden, Denmark, Turkey, France, Georgia, 2024, 105′

Film still Crossing © Haydar Tastan

Lia, a retired teacher, has made a promise to find out what happened to her long-lost niece, Tekla. When Lia learns from a neighbour,
Achi, that Tekla might have left their Georgian homeland and be living in Turkey, Lia and Achi set off together to find her. Arriving in
Istanbul, they discover a beautiful city full of connections and possibilities. But searching for someone who never intended to be found is harder than they expected – until they meet Evrim, a lawyer fighting for trans rights. As Lia and Achi weave their way through the city’s
backstreets, Tekla starts to feel closer than ever.
Levan Akin’s fourth feature film is filled with an impressive emotional immediacy. Two initially hesitant strangers overcome not only
ideological but also internal boundaries on their mission and join forces. The topography of the city plays just as important a role in this
ode to humanity as the array of characters that live within it.


15.02. / 21:00 Zoo Palast 1


15.02/ 21:30 Zoo Palast 2