Teddy Award

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Teddy Award
2002 Teddy Tempodrom-Dach.jpg
The 2002 ceremony at the Tempodrom venue
Awarded forBest LGBT-related film
CountryGermany
Presented by Berlin International Film Festival
First awarded 1987
Website www.teddyaward.tv

The Teddy Award is an international film award for films with LGBT topics, presented by an independent jury as an official award of the Berlin International Film Festival (the Berlinale). In the most part, the jury consists of organisers of gay and lesbian film festivals, who view films screened in all sections of the Berlinale; films do not have to have been part of the festival's official competition stream to be eligible for Teddy awards. Subsequently, a list of films meeting criteria for LGBT content is selected by the jury, and a 3,000-Euro Teddy is awarded to a feature film, a short film and a documentary.

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At the 66th Berlin International Film Festival in 2016, a dedicated "Teddy30" lineup of classic LGBT-related films was screened as a full program of the festival to celebrate the award's 30th anniversary.

History

The Teddy Award statue located in the Schwules Museum Teddy Award Schroeter Schwules Museum 2016.jpg
The Teddy Award statue located in the Schwules Museum

In 1987 German filmmakers Wieland Speck [1] and Manfred Salzgeber formed a jury called the International Gay & Lesbian Film Festival Association (IGLFFA) to create an award for LGBT films. It was originally named the Teddy Bear Award, in accordance with the Berlinale's main awards being named as the Golden and Silver Bear; the name was later shortened to Teddy Award, although the statuette presented to winners is still shaped like a teddy bear.

The first Teddy Award was given to Pedro Almodóvar for his film La ley del deseo , which featured Antonio Banderas.

The awards were originally founded in a gay bookshop in West Berlin, they were named after the cuddly toys which were sent as prizes to the winners. They were then upgraded to metal trophies but are still thought to be a deliberate parody of the main Berlin Film Festival’s Golden Bear trophy. [2]

1990 was the first bigger festival in the LGBT centrum SchwuZ in Berlin with around 400 guests. The evening was organized from BeV StroganoV and workers of the bookstore Eisenherz in Berlin. In 1992 the award was officially made part of the Berlin International Film Festival. In 1997 TEDDY e.V., a non-profit organisation was founded, which lobbied the award.

Categories

There are three main categories in which the award is given:

One additional film is singled out for a Jury Award. A Special Award is commonly, but not always, given to one or more individuals for a distinguished achievement in LGBT cinema, such as a career lifetime achievement as a director or performer, or for a person's role in a project of significance to the history of LGBT cinema.

The German LGBT magazine Siegessäule formerly sponsored an award which was given to a film selected by a panel of the magazine's readers. This was discontinued after 2012, but was reinstituted in 2016 under the new sponsorship of the magazine Männer ; in 2017, the award was named the Harvey in honour of Harvey Milk.

Winners

Pedro Almodovar won Best Feature Film at the inaugural ceremony in 1987 for Law of Desire. Pedro Almodovar 1988.jpg
Pedro Almodóvar won Best Feature Film at the inaugural ceremony in 1987 for Law of Desire .
Two short films directed by Gus Van Sant, My New Friend and Five Ways to Kill Yourself, won the first Best Short Film award in 1987. Gus Van Sant-1352.jpg
Two short films directed by Gus Van Sant, My New Friend and Five Ways to Kill Yourself, won the first Best Short Film award in 1987.
Derek Jarman won four times during his lifetime, including the Best Feature Film winners The Last of England (1987) and Wittgenstein (1993). A Special Award in honor of his legacy was given in 2008. Derek Jarman (cropped).jpg
Derek Jarman won four times during his lifetime, including the Best Feature Film winners The Last of England (1987) and Wittgenstein (1993). A Special Award in honor of his legacy was given in 2008.
Tilda Swinton received the Jury Award in 1988. Starring in many films directed by Jarman, she was one of the 2008 Special Award recipients in honor his legacy. Tilda Swinton (Berlin Film Festival 2008).jpg
Tilda Swinton received the Jury Award in 1988. Starring in many films directed by Jarman, she was one of the 2008 Special Award recipients in honor his legacy.
Canadian director John Greyson has won five times, including two in the Best Documentary/Essay Film categories for Urinal (1989) and Fig Trees (2009). John Greyson - 01.jpg
Canadian director John Greyson has won five times, including two in the Best Documentary/Essay Film categories for Urinal (1989) and Fig Trees (2009).
Rosa von Praunheim won the Jury Award for Silence = Death in 1990 and was honored with the Special Award in 2014. MJK 16033 Rosa von Praunheim (Berlinale 2018) crop.jpg
Rosa von Praunheim won the Jury Award for Silence = Death in 1990 and was honored with the Special Award in 2014.
Directed by Tom Kalin, Swoon won the first Audience Award in 1992. Tom Kalin by David Shankbone.jpg
Directed by Tom Kalin, Swoon won the first Audience Award in 1992.
Rob Epstein and Jeffrey Friedman have won twice in the Best Documentary Film category for their collaboration on The Celluloid Closet (1996) and Paragraph 175 (2000). Jeffrey Friedman and Rob Epstein.jpg
Rob Epstein and Jeffrey Friedman have won twice in the Best Documentary Film category for their collaboration on The Celluloid Closet (1996) and Paragraph 175 (2000).
Romy Haag, the first individual Special Award winner in 1997. Romy Haag.jpg
Romy Haag, the first individual Special Award winner in 1997.
Three of Barbara Hammer films have won in the Best Short Film category: A Horse Is Not a Metaphor in 2009, Generations and Maya Deren's Sink in 2011. ArtAndFeminismNYC-Barbara Hammer.jpg
Three of Barbara Hammer films have won in the Best Short Film category: A Horse Is Not a Metaphor in 2009, Generations and Maya Deren's Sink in 2011.
Malgorzata Szumowska's In the Name Of won Best Feature Film and Reader Award in 2013 GoEast 2014 Malgorzata Szumowska 4 (cropped).jpg
Małgorzata Szumowska's In the Name Of won Best Feature Film and Reader Award in 2013
Ayat Najafi, co-director of Football Under Cover, won Best Documentary Film and Audience Award in 2008 AyatNajafi (cropped).jpg
Ayat Najafi, co-director of Football Under Cover , won Best Documentary Film and Audience Award in 2008
Isaac Julien won Best Feature Film for Looking for Langston in 1989, and a Special Award in honor of Jarman in 2008 Isaac Julien.jpg
Isaac Julien won Best Feature Film for Looking for Langston in 1989, and a Special Award in honor of Jarman in 2008
Constantine Giannaris won Best Short Film for Trojans (1990) and Caught Looking (1992) C. Giannaris.jpg
Constantine Giannaris won Best Short Film for Trojans (1990) and Caught Looking (1992)
Sebastien Lifshitz won Best Feature Film for Wild Side (2004), and Best Documentary Film for Bambi (2013) Sebastien Lifschitz (2020).jpg
Sébastien Lifshitz won Best Feature Film for Wild Side (2004), and Best Documentary Film for Bambi (2013)
Monika Treut won the 1999 Jury Award for Gendernauts: A Journey Through Shifting Identities, and the 2017 Special Award Monika Treut 2009.jpg
Monika Treut won the 1999 Jury Award for Gendernauts: A Journey Through Shifting Identities , and the 2017 Special Award
Table key
Double-dagger-14-plain.pngIndicates Best Feature Film winners
Dagger-14-plain.pngIndicates individual winners
List of films, with original titles, directors, and production countries
YearCategoryEnglish film titleOriginal film titleDirector(s) or recipient(s)P.C.Ref.
1987 (37th)Best Feature Film Law of Desire Double-dagger-14-plain.pngLa ley del deseoDouble-dagger-14-plain.png Pedro Almodóvar Spain [3]
Best Short FilmMy New Friend Gus Van Sant United States
Five Ways to Kill Yourself
1988 (38th)Best Feature Film The Last of England Double-dagger-14-plain.png Derek Jarman United Kingdom [4]
Best Documentary FilmRights And Reactions: Lesbian & Gay Rights On TrialPhil Zwickler and Jane LippmanUnited States
Best Essay FilmThe Meadow of ThingsDie Wiese der Sachen Heinz Emigholz Germany
Best Short FilmAlfalfa Richard Kwietniowski United Kingdom
Reader Award The Last of England Derek Jarman United Kingdom
Jury Award Tilda Swinton [AR 1] Dagger-14-plain.png
1989 (39th)Best Feature Film Looking for Langston Double-dagger-14-plain.png Isaac Julien United Kingdom [7]
Fun Down There Double-dagger-14-plain.pngRoger StiglianoUnited States
Best Documentary FilmTiny & Ruby: Hell Divin' Women Greta Schiller and Andrea Weiss United States
Best Essay Film Urinal John Greyson Canada
1990 (40th)Best Feature Film Coming Out Double-dagger-14-plain.png Heiner Carow East Germany [8]
Best Documentary Film Tongues Untied Marlon T. Riggs United States
Best Short FilmTrojansTrojaner Constantine Giannaris United Kingdom
Greece
Jury Award Silence = Death Schweigen = Tod Rosa von Praunheim Germany
1991 (41st)Best Feature Film Poison Double-dagger-14-plain.png Todd Haynes United States [9]
Best Documentary Film Paris Is Burning Jennie Livingston United States
Best Short FilmRelax Chris Newby United Kingdom
Jury Award The Making of Monsters John Greyson Canada
Special AwardForbidden LoveZapovezená láskaVladislav KvasničkaCzech Republic
1992 (42nd)Best Feature Film Together Alone Double-dagger-14-plain.png P. J. Castellaneta United States [10]
Best Documentary FilmVoices from the FrontDavid Meieran, Robyn Hut and Sandra ElgearUnited States
Best Short FilmCaught Looking Constantine Giannaris United Kingdom
Jury Award Edward II Derek Jarman United Kingdom
Audience Award Swoon Tom Kalin United States
1993 (43rd)Best Feature Film Wittgenstein Double-dagger-14-plain.png Derek Jarman United Kingdom [11]
Best Documentary FilmSilverlake LifeTom Joslin and Peter FriedmanUnited States
Best Short FilmP(l)ain Truth Ilppo Pohjola Finland
Audience AwardSex is... Marc Huestis United States
1994 (44th)Best Feature Film Go Fish Double-dagger-14-plain.png Rose Troche United States [12]
Best Documentary Film Coming Out Under Fire Arthur Dong United States
Best Short FilmCarmelita Tropicana: Your Kunst Is Your Waffen Ela Troyano United States
Jury AwardRemembrance of Things Fast John Maybury United Kingdom
Reader AwardHeavy BlowHoang A. DuongUnited States
Audience Award Strawberry and Chocolate Fresa y chocolate Tomás Gutiérrez Alea and Juan Carlos Tabío Cuba
Mexico
1995 (45th)Best Feature Film The Last Supper Double-dagger-14-plain.pngCynthia RobertsCanada [13]
Best Documentary Film Complaints of a Dutiful Daughter Deborah Hoffmann United States
Best Short Film Trevor Peggy Rajski United States
Jury Award Marble Ass Дупе од мрамора Želimir Žilnik Serbia
Reader AwardBallot Measure 9Heather Lyn MacdonaldUnited States
Audience Award Priest Antonia Bird United Kingdom
1996 (46th)Best Feature Film The Watermelon Woman Double-dagger-14-plain.png Cheryl Dunye United States [14]
Best Documentary Film The Celluloid Closet Rob Epstein and Jeffrey Friedman United States
Best Essay FilmI'll Be Your Mirror Nan Goldin and Edmund CoulthardUnited Kingdom
Best Short FilmUnbound Claudia Morgado Escanilla Canada
Alkali, Iowa Mark Christopher United States
Jury AwardJerry Tartaglia and Plaster Foundation [AR 2] Dagger-14-plain.png
Reader AwardParis Was a Woman Greta Schiller United Kingdom
United States
1997 (47th)Best Feature Film All Over Me Double-dagger-14-plain.pngAlex SichelUnited States [15]
Best Essay FilmMurder and Murder Yvonne Rainer United States
Best Short FilmHeroines of LoveHeldinnen der LiebeNathalie Percillier and Lily BesillyGermany
Special Award Romy Haag Dagger-14-plain.png
Reader Award All Over Me Alex SichelUnited States
1998 (48th)Best Feature Film Hold You Tight Double-dagger-14-plain.png Stanley Kwan Hong Kong [16]
Best Documentary Film The Brandon Teena Story Susan Muska and Gréta OlafsdóttirUnited States
Best Short FilmPeppermillsIsabel HegnerUnited States
Switzerland
Jury Award The Man in Her Life Ang Lalaki sa Buhay ni SelyaCarlos Siguion-ReynaPhilippines
Reader Award The Brandon Teena Story Susan Muska and Gréta OlafsdóttirUnited States
Special Award Richard O'Brien Dagger-14-plain.png
Special Mention Uncut John Greyson Canada
1999 (49th)Best Feature Film Show Me Love Double-dagger-14-plain.pngFucking ÅmålDouble-dagger-14-plain.png Lukas Moodysson Sweden [17]
Best Documentary FilmThe Man Who Drove With Mandela Greta Schiller United Kingdom
Netherlands
Best Short FilmLiu Awaiting SpringAndrew SooAustralia
Jury Award Aimée & Jaguar [AR 3] Max Färberböck Germany
Lola and Billy the Kid [AR 3] Lola und Bilidikid Kutluğ Ataman
Gendernauts: A Journey Through Shifting Identities [AR 3] Gendernauts Monika Treut
Piglets [AR 3] FerkelLuc Feit
NY'NY 'n Why Not [AR 3] Michael Brynntrup
Reader Award Trick Jim Fall United States
2000 (50th)Best Feature Film Water Drops on Burning Rocks Double-dagger-14-plain.pngGouttes d'eau sur pierres brûlantesDouble-dagger-14-plain.png François Ozon France [18]
Best Documentary Film Paragraph 175 Rob Epstein and Jeffrey Friedman United States
Best Short FilmSticky DoughHartes BrotNathalie PercillierGermany
Jury Award Funny Felix Drôle de Félix Olivier Ducastel and Jacques Martineau France
ChrissyJacqui NorthAustralia
Reader Award Funny Felix Drôle de Félix Olivier Ducastel and Jacques Martineau France
2001 (51st)Best Feature Film Hedwig and the Angry Inch Double-dagger-14-plain.png John Cameron Mitchell United States [19]
Best Documentary Film Trembling Before G-d Sandi Simcha DuBowski United States
Best Short FilmErè Mèla MèlaDaniel WirothFrance
Luxembourg
Jury Award Forbidden Fruit Sue Maluwa-Bruce and Beate KunathGermany
Zimbabwe
Reader Award The Iron Ladies Sa tree lexYongyoot ThongkongtoonThailand
Special Award Moritz de Hadeln [AR 4] Dagger-14-plain.png
Special MentionChop Suey [AR 5] Bruce Weber United States
The Iron Ladies [AR 5] Sa tree lexYongyoot ThongkongtoonThailand
2002 (52nd)Best Feature Film Walking on Water Double-dagger-14-plain.png Tony Ayres Australia [20]
Best Documentary Film All About My Father Alt om min Far Even Benestad Norway
Denmark
Best Short FilmCelebration Daniel Stedman United States
Jury AwardJust a WomanJuste une femme Mitra Farahani France
Iran
Reader Award Walking on Water Walking on Water Tony Ayres Australia
2003 (53rd)Best Feature Film A Thousand Clouds of Peace Double-dagger-14-plain.pngMil nubes de paz cercan el cielo, amor, jamás acabarás de ser amorDouble-dagger-14-plain.png Julián Hernández Mexico [21]
Best Documentary Film Talk Straight: The World of Rural Queers Ich kenn keinen – Allein unter Heteros Jochen Hick Germany
Best Short FilmPrecious MomentsFremragende TimerLars Krutzkoff and Jan DalchowNorway
Reader Award The Event Thom Fitzgerald Canada
Special Award F. W. Murnau Dagger-14-plain.png
2004 (54th)Best Feature Film Wild Side Double-dagger-14-plain.png Sébastien Lifshitz France [22]
Best Documentary Film The Nomi Song Andrew Horn Germany
Best Short FilmWith What Shall I Wash It?Con qué la lavaré?Maria TrénorSpain
Reader Award D.E.B.S. Angela Robinson United States
Special AwardEdition Salzgeber [AR 6] Dagger-14-plain.png
2005 (55th)Best Feature Film A Year Without Love [ON 1] Double-dagger-14-plain.pngUn año sin amorDouble-dagger-14-plain.png Anahí Berneri Argentina [24]
Best Documentary FilmFeline Masquerade [ON 2] KatzenballVeronika MinderSwitzerland
Best Short FilmThe Intervention [ON 3] Jay Duplass United States
Reader Award Transamerica Duncan Tucker United States
2006 (56th)Best Feature Film The Blossoming of Maximo Oliveros [ON 4] Double-dagger-14-plain.pngAng Pagdadalaga ni Maximo OliverosDouble-dagger-14-plain.png Auraeus Solito Philippines [25]
Best Documentary Film Beyond Hatred [ON 5] Au-delà de la haineOlivier MeyrouFrance
Best Short FilmThe Day I Died [ON 6] El día que morí Maryam Keshavarz Argentina
United States
Jury AwardCombatPatrick CarpentierBelgium
Reader Award Paper Dolls Bubot Niyar Tomer Heymann Israel
Switzerland
2007 (57th)Best Feature Film Spider Lilies [ON 7] Double-dagger-14-plain.pngCi-QingDouble-dagger-14-plain.png Zero Chou Taiwan [26]
Best Documentary FilmA Walk Into the Sea: Danny Williams and the Warhol Factory [ON 8] Esther B. RobinsonUnited States
Audience Award Notes on a Scandal [ON 9] Richard Eyre United States
United Kingdom
Reader Award The Bubble Eytan Fox Israel
Social SpotsSecurity Camera [AR 7] ÜberwachungskameraMANEO Stop Violence Against Gays ProjectGermany
Love Hurts [AR 7]
Special Award Helmut Berger Dagger-14-plain.png
Special Mention La León [AR 8] Santiago Otheguy Argentina
France
2008 (58th)Best Feature Film The Amazing Truth About Queen Raquela Double-dagger-14-plain.pngDie reine Wahrheit über Queen RaquelaDouble-dagger-14-plain.png Olaf de Fleur Iceland [27]
Best Documentary Film Football Under Cover David Assman and Ayat Najafi Germany
Audience Award
Best Short Film Felipe Sholl Brazil
Jury Award Be Like Others Tanaz Eshaghian United States
Canada
Iran
Reader Award
Special AwardHans Stempel and Martin Ripkens [AR 9] Dagger-14-plain.png
Keith Collins , Simon Fisher Turner, Isaac Julien, James Mackay and Tilda Swinton [AR 9] Dagger-14-plain.png
2009 (59th)Best Feature Film Raging Sun, Raging Sky [ON 10] Double-dagger-14-plain.pngRabioso sol, rabioso cieloDouble-dagger-14-plain.png Julián Hernández Mexico [28]
Best Documentary/Essay Film Fig Trees [ON 11] John Greyson Canada
Best Short FilmA Horse Is Not a Metaphor [ON 12] Barbara Hammer United States
Reader Award City of Borders Yun SuhUnited States
Special Award Joe Dallesandro [AR 10] Dagger-14-plain.png
John Hurt [AR 10] Dagger-14-plain.png
2010 (60th)Best Feature Film The Kids Are All Right [ON 13] Double-dagger-14-plain.png Lisa Cholodenko United States
France
[29]
Best Documentary/Essay Film The Mouth of the Wolf [ON 14] La bocca del lupo Pietro Marcello Italy
Best Short FilmThe Feast of Stephen [ON 15] James Franco United States
Jury Award Open Jake Yuzna United States
Reader AwardPostcard to DaddyMichael StockGermany
Special Award Werner Schroeter [AR 11] Dagger-14-plain.png
2011 (61st)Best Feature Film Absent Double-dagger-14-plain.pngAusenteDouble-dagger-14-plain.png Marco Berger Argentina [30]
Best Documentary/Essay Film The Ballad of Genesis and Lady Jaye Marie Losier United States
France
Best Short FilmGenerations Barbara Hammer and Gina CarducciUnited States
Maya Deren's Sink Barbara Hammer United States
Jury Award Tomboy Céline Sciamma France
Reader AwardHarvestStadt Land FlussBenjamin CantuGermany
Special Award Pieter-Dirk Uys [AR 12] Dagger-14-plain.png
2012 (62nd)Best Feature Film Keep the Lights On Double-dagger-14-plain.png Ira Sachs United States [31]
Best Documentary Film Call Me Kuchu Malika Zouhali-Worrall and Katherine Fairfax Wright United States
Best Short FilmLoxoro Claudia Llosa Spain
Peru
Argentina
United States
Jury AwardJaurès Vincent Dieutre France
Reader Award The Parade Parade Srđan Dragojević Flag of Serbia.svg SER
Croatia
Macedonia
Slovenia
Special Award Ulrike Ottinger [AR 13] Dagger-14-plain.png
Mario Montez [AR 13] Dagger-14-plain.png
2013 (63rd)Best Feature Film In the Name of Double-dagger-14-plain.pngW imię...Double-dagger-14-plain.png Małgorzata Szumowska Poland [32]
Best Documentary Film Bambi Sébastien Lifshitz France
Best Short FilmUndress MeTa av migVictor LindgrenSweden
Jury Award Concussion Stacie Passon United States
Reader Award In the Name of W imię... Małgorzata Szumowska Poland
Special AwardSTEPS for the Future [AR 14] Dagger-14-plain.png
2014 (64th)Best Feature Film The Way He Looks Double-dagger-14-plain.pngHoje eu quero voltar sozinhoDouble-dagger-14-plain.png Daniel Ribeiro Brazil [33]
Best Documentary Film The Circle Der KreisStefan HauptSwitzerland
Best Short FilmMondial 2010Roy DibLebanon
Jury Award Pierrot Lunaire Bruce LaBruce Germany
Canada
Reader Award 52 Tuesdays Sophie Hyde Australia
Special Award Rosa von Praunheim [AR 15] Dagger-14-plain.png
Elfi Mikesch [AR 15] Dagger-14-plain.png
David Kato Vision and Voice AwardSou Sotheavy [AR 16] Dagger-14-plain.png
2015 (65th)Best Feature Film Nasty Baby Double-dagger-14-plain.png Sebastián Silva United States
Chile
France
[34]
Best Documentary/Essay FilmThe New ManEl hombre nuevoAldo GarayUruguay
Chile
Best Short Film Saint Christopher San CristóbalOmar Zúñiga HidalgoChile
Jury Award Stories of Our Lives Jim Chuchu Kenya
Reader Award Thanatos, Drunk Zuì Shēng Mèng Sǐ Chang Tso-chi Taiwan
Special Award Udo Kier [AR 17] Dagger-14-plain.png
David Kato Vision & Voice AwardMartha Tholanah [AR 18] Dagger-14-plain.png
2016 (66th)Best Feature Film Tomcat Double-dagger-14-plain.pngKaterDouble-dagger-14-plain.png Händl Klaus Austria [35]
Best Documentary Film Kiki Sara JordenöSweden
United States
Best Short FilmMoms on FireJoanna RytelSweden
Jury Award You'll Never Be Alone Nunca vas a estar solo Álex Anwandter Chile
Audience Award Paris 05:59: Théo & Hugo Théo et Hugo dans le même bateau Olivier Ducastel and Jacques Martineau France
Reader Award Don't Call Me Son Mãe só há uma Anna Muylaert Brazil
Special Award Christine Vachon [AR 19] Dagger-14-plain.png
2017 (67th)Best Feature Film A Fantastic Woman Double-dagger-14-plain.pngUna mujer fantásticaDouble-dagger-14-plain.png Sebastián Lelio Chile [36]
Best Documentary Film Small Talk Cidade PequenaHui-chen HuangTaiwan
Best Short FilmMy Gay SisterMin HomosysterLia HietalaSweden
Norway
Jury Award Close-Knit Karera ga Honki de Amu toki wa Naoko Ogigami Japan
Reader Award God's Own Country Francis Lee United Kingdom
Special Award Monika Treut [AR 20] Dagger-14-plain.png
2018 (68th)Best Feature Film Hard Paint [ON 16] Double-dagger-14-plain.pngTinta BrutaDouble-dagger-14-plain.png Filipe Matzembacher and Marcio ReolonBrazil [37]
Best Documentary/Essay Film Tranny Fag [ON 17] Bixa TravestyClaudia Priscilla and Kiko GoifmanBrazil
Best Short FilmThree Centimetres [ON 18] Lara ZeidanUnited Kingdom
Jury Award Obscuro Barroco Evangelia KraniotiFrance
Greece
Newcomer Award Retablo Alvaro Delgado-AparicioPeru
Germany
Norway
Reader Award The Heiresses Las herederas Marcelo Martinessi Paraguay
2019 (69th)Best Feature Film Brief Story from the Green Planet [ON 19] Double-dagger-14-plain.pngBreve historia del planeta verdeDouble-dagger-14-plain.png Santiago Loza Argentina
Germany
Brazil
Spain
[38]
Best Documentary/Essay Film Lemebel [ON 20] Joanna Reposi GaribaldiChile
Colombia
Best Short FilmEntropia [ON 21] Flóra Anna BudaHungary
Jury Award A Dog Barking at the Moon Xiang ZiChina
Spain
Reader Award Brief Story from the Green Planet Breve historia del planeta verde Santiago Loza Argentina
Germany
Brazil
Spain
Special Award Falk Richter [AR 21] Dagger-14-plain.png
2020 (70th)Best Feature Film No Hard Feelings [ON 22] Double-dagger-14-plain.pngFutur DreiDouble-dagger-14-plain.pngFaraz ShariatGermany [39]
Best Documentary/Essay Film If It Were Love [ON 23] Si c'était de l'amour Patric Chiha France
Best Short FilmPlayback [ON 24] Playback. Ensayo de una despedidaAgustina ComediArgentina
Jury Award Days Rizi Tsai Ming-liang Taiwan
Reader Award No Hard Feelings Futur DreiFaraz ShariatGermany
Activist Award Welcome to Chechnya David Isteev, Olga Baranova and Maxim Lapunov [AR 22] Dagger-14-plain.png
2021 (71st)Best Feature Length Film Miguel's War [ON 25] Double-dagger-14-plain.png Eliane Raheb Lebanon
Germany
Spain
[40]
Best Short Film International Dawn Chorus Day [ON 26] John Greyson Canada
Jury Award Instructions for Survival Yana UgrekhelidzeGermany
Special Award Jenni Olson [AR 23] Dagger-14-plain.png
2022 (72nd)Best Feature Film Three Tidy Tigers Tied a Tie Tighter [ON 27] Double-dagger-14-plain.pngTrês tigres tristesDouble-dagger-14-plain.pngGustavo VinagreBrazil [41]
Best Documentary FilmAlis [ON 28] Clare WeiskopfColombia
Chile
Romania
Best Short FilmExalted Mars [ON 29] Mars ExaltéJean-Sébastien ChauvinFrance
Jury AwardNelly & NadineMagnus GerttenSweden

Notes

Award reasonale

  1. Swinton received the 1988 Jury Award for her performance in The Last of England, her venture into experimental films and dedication to LGBT-related films. [5] [6]
  2. Tartaglia and the Plaster Foundation received the 1996 Special Jury Prize for the preservation of the celluloid works of Jack Smith, a pioneer of queer underground cinema. The award was given to celebrate Teddy Award's 10th year anniversary. [14]
  3. 1 2 3 4 5 The 1999 Jury Award was given to all five German LGBT-related films in the competition due to their exceptional quality and diversity: Aimée & Jaguar, Lola and Billy the Kid, Gendernauts: A Journey Through Shifting Identities, Piglets, NY'NY 'n Why Not. Speck accepted this award on the films' behalf. [17]
  4. de Hadeln received the 2001 Special Award for his relentless support of LGBT-related films, and for acknowledging Teddy Award as an official award of the Berlinale in 1992. [19]
  5. 1 2 The 2001 Jury made Special Mention of two films: Chop Suey for its daring exploration and Weber's unique vision as a photographer; and The Iron Ladies for its engaging true-life story of a gay and transexual volleyball team. [19]
  6. The 2004 Special Award was given to Edition Salzgeber, a German-based film distributor, for its outstanding LGBT-related work and its founder Manfred Salzgeber (1943–1994). [22] [23]
  7. 1 2 The 2007 Jury did not select a finalist for Best Short Film due to the lack of LGBT representation in the submissions. Instead, the Jury recognized Security Camera and Love Hurts, two public service announcements about mutual respect, in the Social Spots category. These announcements were produced by the MANEO Stop Violence Against Gays Project. [26]
  8. La León received the 2007 Special Mention for its outstanding cinematography in portraying an isolated existence in Argentina. [26]
  9. 1 2 At the 2008 ceremony, two Special Awards were given: one for Stempel and Ripkens for their career achievements as film critics and filmmakers; one for Collins, Turner, Julien, Mackay and Swinton for looking after the heritage of British filmmaker Derek Jarman. [27]
  10. 1 2 At the 2009 ceremony, two Special Awards were given: one to Dallesandro for his career achievements as an underground actor, and Hurt for his acting performance in An Englishman In New York . [28]
  11. Schroeter received the 2010 Special Award for his outstanding work as an opera director, one of the leading filmmakers of the New German Cinema movement, and his influence on gay culture. [28]
  12. Uys received the 2011 Special Award for his commitment to AIDS education in South Africa and his stage alter ego Evita Bezuidenhoud. [30]
  13. 1 2 At the 2012 ceremony, two Special Awards were given: one to Ottinger for her exceptional contribution to the German cinema, and Montez for his theatre work and collaboration with directors Jack Smith, Andy Warhol, and Ron Rice. [30]
  14. STEPS for the Future, a South African film project, received the Special Award for its commitment to HIV education. [32]
  15. 1 2 At the 2014 ceremony, two Special Awards were given: one to Praunheim for his emotional and socially conscious films, and Mikesch for her challenging work as an photographer, filmmaker and camerawomen. [33]
  16. Cambodian transgender activist Sou Sotheavy received the 2014 David Kato Vision and Voice Award for her effort to establish a national network of organizations to support the LGBT community in her native country. [33]
  17. Kier received the 2015 Special Award for setting the standard for nonstereotypical male characters and his exceptional filmography. [34]
  18. HIV-positive activist Tholanah received the 2015 David Kato Vision & Voice Award for her support to the LGBTI community in Zimbabwe. [34]
  19. Vachon received the 2016 Special Award for creating Killer Films, a film production company, and her LGBT-related work as a film producer. [35]
  20. Treut received the 2017 Special Award for her contribution to independent filmmaking, as one of the pioneers of the New Queer Cinema. [36]
  21. Richter received the 2019 Special Award for his outstanding work as a theatre director and an activist, as well as his influence to the queer and cosmopolitan cinema. [38]
  22. Isteev, Baranova, and Lapunov received the Activist Award for their efforts to fight for human rights during the anti-gay purges in Chechnya, detailed in David France's Welcome to Chechnya. [38]
  23. Olson received the 2021 Special Award for her achievements in filmmaking, film preservation, and her influence in queer film culture. [40]

Other nominees

  1. Other nominees for the 2005 Best Feature Film were: Crustacés & Coquillages (directed by Olivier Ducastel and Jacques Martineau), and Transamerica (directed by Duncan Tucker). [24]
  2. Other nominees for the 2005 Best Documentary Film were: Based on a True Story (directed by Walter Stokman), and George Michael: A Different Story (directed by Southan Morris). [24]
  3. Other nominees for the 2005 Best Short Film were: Hoi Maya (directed by Claudia Lorenz), and Transient (directed by Craig Boreham). [24]
  4. Other nominees for the 2006 Best Feature Film were: Breakfast on Pluto (directed by Neil Jordan), and Love Sick (directed by Tudor Giurgiu). [25]
  5. Other nominees for the 2006 Best Documentary Film were: Reporter Zero (directed by Carrie Lozano), and Tintenfischalarm (directed by Elisabeth Scharang). [25]
  6. Other nominees for the 2006 Best Short Film were: Group of Seven Inches (directed by Kent Monkman and Gisèle Gordon), and Summer (directed by Hong Khaou). [25]
  7. Other nominees for the 2007 Best Feature Film were: No Regret (directed by Lee-Song Hee-il), and Itty Bitty Titty Committee (directed by Jamie Babbit). [26]
  8. Other nominees for the 2007 Best Documentary Film were: Here's Looking at You, Boy (directed by André Schäfer), and This Filthy World (directed by Jeff Garlin). [26]
  9. More than 4,500 viewers voted for the 2007 Audience Award. Ranking in second and third were Like a Virgin (directed by Lee Hae-jun and Lee Hae-young), and Antônia (directed by Tata Amaral), respectively. [26]
  10. Other nominees for the 2009 Best Feature Film were: The Fish Child (directed by Lucía Puenzo), and Soundless Wind Chime (directed by Kit Hung). [28]
  11. Other nominees for the 2009 Best Documentary Film were: City of Borders (directed by Yun Suh), and Queer Sarajevo Festival 2008 (directed by Masa Hilcisin and Cazim Dervisevic). [28]
  12. Other nominees for the 2009 Best Short Film were: The Casuarina Cove (directed by Boo Junfeng), and Contre-jour (directed by Christoph Girardet and Matthias Müller). [28]
  13. Other nominees for the 2010 Best Feature Film were: Howl (directed by Rob Epstein and Jeffrey Friedman), and Loose Cannons (directed by Ferzan Özpetek). [29]
  14. Other nominees for the 2010 Best Documentary Film were: I Shot My Love (directed by Tomer Heymann), and Postcard to Daddy (directed by Michael Stock). [29]
  15. Other nominees for the 2010 Best Short Film were: Covered (directed by John Greyson), and Franswa Sharl (directed by Hannah Hilliard). [29]
  16. Other nominees for the 2018 Best Feature Film were: The Heiresses (directed by Marcelo Martinessi), and Touch Me Not (directed by Adina Pintilie). [37]
  17. Other nominees for the 2018 Best Documentary/Essay Film were: Yours in Sisterhood (directed by Irene Lusztig), and Shakedown (directed by Leilah Weinraub). [37]
  18. Other nominees for the 2018 Best Short Film were: T.R.A.P (directed by Manque La Banca), and Dressed for Pleasure (directed by Marie de Maricourt). [37]
  19. Other nominees for the 2019 Best Feature Film were: Greta (directed by Armando Praça), and The Ground Beneath My Feet (directed by Marie Kreutzer). [38]
  20. Other nominees for the 2019 Best Documentary/Essay Film were: Searching Eva (directed by Pia Hellenthal), and Self-Portrait in 23 Rounds: A Chapter in David Wojnarowicz’s Life (directed by Marion Scemama). [38]
  21. Other nominees for the 2019 Best Short Film were: Mr. Mare (directed by Luca Tóth), and Parsi (directed by Eduardo Williams and Mariano Blatt). [38]
  22. Other nominees for the 2020 Best Feature Film were: The Twentieth Century (directed by Matthew Rankin), and Shirley (directed by Josephine Decker). [39]
  23. Other nominees for the 2020 Best Documentary Film were: Little Girl (directed by Sébastien Lifshitz), and La casa dell'amore (directed by Luca Ferri). [39]
  24. Other nominees for the 2020 Best Short Film were: Genius Loci (directed by Adrien Mérigue), Extractions (directed by Thirza Cuthand), and Untitled Sequence of Gaps (directed by Vika Kirchenbauer). [39]
  25. Other nominees for the 2021 Best Feature Length Film were: Bliss (directed by Henrika Kull), Wheel of Fortune and Fantasy (directed by Ryusuke Hamaguchi), The Girl and the Spider (directed by Ramon Zürcher and Silvan Zürcher), Moon, 66 Questions (directed by Jacqueline Lentzou), The Scary of Sixty-First (directed by Dasha Nekrasova), Ski (directed by Manque La Banca), Genderation (directed by Monika Treut), Instructions for Survival (directed by Yana Ugrekhelidze), North by Current (directed by Angelo Madsen Minax). [40]
  26. Other nominees for the 2021 Best Short Film were: BlastogeneseX (directed by Conrad Veit & Charlotte Maria Kätzl), Les Attendants (directed by Trương Minh Quý), Luz de Presença (directed by Di Diogo Costa Amarante), More Happiness (directed by Livia Huang). [40]
  27. Other nominees for the 2022 Best Feature Film were: Girl Picture by Alli Haapasalo, and Bastaalak sa'at by Mohammad Shawky Hassan. [41]
  28. Other nominees for the 2022 Best Documentary Film were: Into My Name by Nicolò Bassetti, and Nelly & Nadine by Magnus Gertten. [41]
  29. Other nominees for the 2022 Best Short Film were: Starfuckers by Antonio Marziale, and West by God by Scott Lazer. [41]

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