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Programmme Guide 2015 Online!


The programme guide of the 2015 TEDDY AWARD is now avaialble for download. You will find all important informations about your favorite teddy bear here.  Furthermore, you will find detailed background informations and we will tell you the highlights of the 2015 TEDDY cermony on 13th of february 2015.

You will find the download of the 2015 TEDDY programme guide here


Udo Kier – A perfect piece of art

Madonna once called him a meanman. He plays his characters without any inhibition and a lot of passion. He is completely absorbed in his roles. Udo Kier, who never visited a classic drama school and is living in Palm Springs today, can look back on a 50 years career. We honor the man who phones his dogs, when he is travellling, with this year’s Special TEDDY AWARD.

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Hollywood’s homophobic side

How intolerant is Hollywood towards gay and transsexual people? A survey* among thousands of Hollywood actors followed this question. The result shows a doleful picture of the dream factory.


Discrimination and homophobic comments are almost on the agenda in Hollywood. A survey from the University of Los Angeles shows that more than half of the LG actors already have heard anti-gay comments. 53% of LGBT respondents believe that directors and producers are biased against
LGBT performers. The big challenge with the role search, the fear of a career crease and a prejudiced role picture turn many actor’s coming out into a difficult undertaking in Hollywood.

However, the survey shows a positive development too.

53 percent of lesbian and gay actors come out to their fellow actors. The majority generally supports LGBT people playing heterosexual and non-transgender roles. For example, 80% of respondents agreed that transgender women should be considered for roles written for women and that transgender men should be considered for roles written for men. Although the most actors are open-minded towards their LGBT fellow actors, especially the dream factory’s persons in response are those who aren’t always tolerant towards gay and transsexual people.

* M.V. Lee Badgett, Jody L. Herman: ‘Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity Diversity in Entertainment: Experiences and Perspectives of SAG-AFTRA’


Siesta for a start

The Teddy found himself between the years after all the family dinners with a serious case of siesta urgency. Only to start the first day of the new year with a hangover, oh, what do I say, Hangover III.

Cameron Diaz GIF

But now he is on the jump and ready to start into the film festival with refilled energy reserves! And energy it will need, also in this year. Because once again more than 40 movies with queer content will be screened at the Berlinale while several cultural events take place – and for sure the best parties of the festival cannot be left out! All information about the movies, the parties and the fiestas will be found on the Teddy homepage, while on this blog recent news and the TEDDY-Today pages will be published.

We wish all of you a lot of fun on our webpages and hope that siesta and hangover will be overcome until the start of the festival!

The Teddy is back! First news

We just started preparing the 29th TEDDY AWARD – The Queer Film Award at the 65th Berlin International Film Festival (05-15th Feb. 2015).

Just like in the years before, also the 29th TEDDY AWARD opens its family album and reminds us of outstanding queer characters. Homage will be paid to director Rainer Werner Fassbinder. This year’s artwork shows our queer icon Rainer Werner Fassbinder  drawn by Rinaldo Hopf on a poster designed by cabine.


The advance ticket sale has begun. The tickets for the 29th TEDDY AWARD Ceremony are available from now on. The awards will be given away during the 65. Berlin International Film Festival on Friday, 13th February 2015. The location of the festive awarding will be in 2015 again the Komische Oper Berlin.

At the festive TEDDY AWARD Ceremony with more than 2000 guests from the fields of art, culture, economy and politics, the TEDDY AWARD will be awarded in the categories: Best Feature Film, Best Documentary/Essay Film and Best Short Film. Also in this year, movies from all sections of the Berlinale compete for the awards. The Special TEDDY AWARD for artistic life achievements is given to outstanding personalities.

Besides of the award winners of the evening, a high class artistic stage programme will await the audience. Among many others, the Orchestra of the Komische Oper, actress and diseuse Ingrid Caven  and the Austrian electro-pop group pop:sch will perform on the TEDDY stage. Your host for the evening will be Jochen Schropp.

05-15th Feb. 2015                  65. International Film Festival Berlin

FRIDAY Feb. 06, 2015

FRIDAY Feb. 13, 2015
21:00 TEDDY AWARD Ceremony, Komische Oper Berlin
23:00 TEDDY AWARD Closing Party @ SchwuZ

Ticket-Hotline: +49 (0)30 – 4799 7474

Tickets for the TEDDY AWARD Ceremony are available from now on in the online shop at www.teddyaward.tv. Ticket reservation is possible via e-mail: tickets@papagena.de or via the Ticket Hotline 030 – 4799 7474 and at the Ticket Office of the Komische Oper Berlin. Without booking fee the tickets are available in Prinz Eisenherz Bookshop, Motzstraße 23, 10777 Berlin.

TEDDY Supporter Ticket A incl. TEDDY Reception: 136,- EUR
Seat category A: 68,- EUR
Seat category B: 57,- EUR
Seat category C: 42,- EUR

TICKET HOTLINE & INFO phone: +49-(0)30-4799 7474