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31st TEDDY AWARD, ticket presale has begun

At the 17th of February 2017 we are going to celebrate the 31st TEDDY AWARD and the preparations are in full swing! The venue for the award ceremony and the TEDDY PARTY with live concerts and DJ-Lounge will be at the Haus der Berliner Festspiele in Schaperstraße 24, 10719 Berlin.

The artist duo cabine is responsible again for the artwork of the 31st TEDDY AWARD.

Tickets for the 31st TEDDY AWARD Ceremony and the big Backstage Party are available from now on in the Online Shop. Ticket reservation is possible via e-mail at tickets@papagena.de or on the telephone via the Ticket Hotline 030 – 4799 7447. Without booking fee the tickets are available at Prinz Eisenherz Bookshop, Motzstraße 23, 10777 Berlin.

For the special support of the Teddy e.V., we offer a limited amount of Premium Tickets. With the purchase of a Premium Ticket, you will be guest of honour in the best seating category. Furthermore, you will be invited to an exclusive pre-reception between 6.30 and 8.00 pm on the evening of the ceremony. Here you can purchase your Premium Ticket.

The award ceremony starts directly after the opening at 9pm. After the ceremony we are going to celebrate  the TEDDY Backstage PARTY  with live concerts and DJ-Lounge until dawn.

09.02.- 19.02.2017 67. Internationale Filmfestspiele Berlin

FRIDAY, Feb. 17, 2017
21:00 TEDDY AWARD Ceremony, in the Haus der Berliner Festspiele
23:00 TEDDY 31 Backstage PARTY with live concerts and DJ-Lounge

Premium Ticket cat. A incl. reception: 138,- EUR
Seat category A: 69,- EUR
Seat category B: 48,- EUR
Seat category C: 32,- EUR

Screening Lounge: 25,- EUR
Party: 15,- EUR

(All tickets include the entrance to the parties and concerts on the 17th of February in the Haus der Berliner Festspiele.)

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

The TEDDY AWARD is a non-profit event. The TEDDY AWARD finances itself only by contributions of sustaining members and patrons of the Teddy e.V., by donation of supporters, the contribution of many voluntary helpers as well as sponsors and the earnings of the award ceremony.

What a Night!

How was the TEDDY AWARD Opening Party at SchwuZ Club you ask? Why, it was grand, as expected. A celebration full of Sex, LOVE, and Rock’n’Roll. The arriving guests received a warm welcome in form of a free drink that could be won by spinning the wheel of fortune. Cheers to the colorful Teddy!


Panorama-Curator Wieland Speck joined the party and introduced to international TEDDY AWARD Jury. From Serbia and Argentina to Botswana, the jury work to get queer films the recogntition they deserve all over the world.


A special highlight was the Sissy Show presented by the one and only Pansy.   The dragqueen animated the audience and invited to sing along  (…my heart will go oooon aaaand oooon…). It was hot and steamy!



Besides all the partying, there were also real issues to adress. The infostands of Queer Amnesty Berlin, TransInterQueer e.V. and the Schwules Museum concerned trans*issues. A special focus was on the whistleblower Chelsea Manning, who has been denied the right to the hormon therapy she has been asking for in prison. The organisation Free Chelsea Manning Berlin is fighting for her and was there at the party.


The TEDDY AWARD social media campaign #shutuphaters is fighting against hate speech of any kind. At the Opening Party, there was a corner where everyone had the chance to be photographed with their personal messages to all the haters. The results can be seen on shutuphaters.org. We invite everyone to join the campaign, more people = stronger the statement!


It was a grand night with amazing people, great music and a magnificent atmosphere. Thank you and see you next friday at the  Closing Party! Until then, get some rest!