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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.

The TEDDY AWARDs go to…

Best Feature Film

All Shall Be Well

Director: Ray Yeung

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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.

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Best documentary/ essay film

Teaches of Peaches

Directors: Judy Landkammer und Philipp Fussenegger

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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.

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Best Short Film


Director: Zuza Banasińska

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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.

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TEDDY Jury Award


Director: Levan Akin

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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

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