Introduction into the Queer Movies of the Berlinale

Monday, February 02nd, 7:30 pm

SchwuZ Queer Club, Rollbergstraße 26, 12053 Berlin

For all those who would like to find out about the queer films of the 74th Berlin International Film Festival in advance, the head of the Panorama section, Michael Stütz, and program managers from the Berlinale sections will present their films in the running for the 38th TEDDY AWARD and provide initial insights into current topics and trends in queer cinema. 
The traditional kick-off event for the TEDDY AWARD is supported by the SchwuZ Queer Foundation.

Admission for a voluntary donation to the SchwuZ Queer Foundation.
The introduction will be in English. 

TEDDY Jury Reception: Moderated introduction of the TEDDY AWARD Jury 2024

Friday, February 16th, 10:30 pm

Aquarium & Südblock, Skalitzer Straße 6, 10999 Berlin

The traditional introduction to our TEDDY AWARD jury, where we learn about the work of our jury, their festivals and what a Queer Film Prize means to them.

Free entry without accreditation.

DIRECTORS EXCHANGE: (Re)claiming Power

Monday, February 19th, 2 pm - 3:30 pm

Manifesto, Alte Potsdamer Straße 7, 10785 Berlin 

Their works embolden us, their stories are wild and their characters are fiercely unstoppable. Each turning the tables of power upside down and claiming their rightful places within these universes. Lola Arias and Bruce La Bruce sit down with us and share their approach to creating the wild, the wonderful and the powerful queer characters in their film sand what these characters bring to the community.   
Moderation: Djamila Grandits
Discussion members: Lola Arias (Director, Reas, Forum), Bruce LaBruce (Director, The Visitor, Panorama), Jane Schoenbrun (Director, I Saw the TV Glow, Panorama)

Free entry without accreditation 

DIRECTORS EXCHANGE: Family Ties, the Inherited and the Chosen

Monday, February 19th, 4 pm - 5:30 pm

Manifesto, Alte Potsdamer Straße 7, 10785 Berlin 

Family can present itself in many different forms; it can mean stability, safety and love for some and for others trauma and heartbreak. Queer identifying persons sometimes have two families, the ones we grew up with and the ones we create. Directors Anthony Schatteman, Lucía G. Romero and Ray Yeung discuss their approach to family representation within the queer community and the importance of such portrayals.

Moderation: Nastaran Tajeri-Foumani
Discussion members: Lucía G. Romero (Director, Cura Sana, Generation), Anthony Schatteman (Director, Young Hearts, Generation), Ray Yeung (Director, All Shall Be Well, Panorama)

Free entry without accreditation 

TEDDY Talents Talks: What’s seen but not said?

Tuesday, Febuary 20th, 2:30 pm - 4 pm
HAU 2, Hallesches Ufer 34, 10963 Berlin

In this new instalment of the captivating talk series hosted by TEDDY AWARD and Queer Academy, a room full of visionaries explore their readings of the verbal, the visual and the hidden codes in queer cinema. 

Moderation: Djamila Grandits
Discussion members: Levan Akin (Director, Crossing, Panorama), Bishop Black (Actor, Performer, The Visitor, Panorama), Philipp Fussenegger (Director, Teaches of Peaches, Panorama), Vic Carmen Sonne (Actress, Writer)

Information regarding ticket reservations will follow.

TEDDY Talk: Queer Creations Part 2

Wednesday, Febuary 21st, 3 pm - 4:30 pm
Martin Gropius Bau Kino, Niederkirchnerstraße 7, 10963 Berlin

The Queer-Creation talks is about exploring, analysing and connecting elements, people and organisations in the queer film network. In Part 2, we continue with organisations that offer financial and training support for queer people within the film industry. From development to production and post financing, what is the missing link in this network?  

Moderation: Nastaran Tajeri-Foumani
Discussion members: Katja Briesemeister (Queerscope Short Film Fund), Cerise Howard (Pitch Pleez), Andrew Murphy (Film Finance Forum), Allegra Madsen (Frameline Completion Fund), Lilla Puskas (Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg)

For further information and access to this event, please contact qpm@berlinale.de

Queer Your Program: Speedy Film Pitches

Wednesday, February 21st, 5 pm - 6 pm 

Martin Gropius Bau Kino, Niederkirchnerstraße 7, 10963 Berlin  

Thirty filmmakers whose films are ready for distribution will present their projects in two-minute pitches to programme makers, distributors and sales agents. Join us and possibly find your next premiere film.

Moderation: Bartholomew Sammut

For further information and access to this event, please contact qpm@berlinale.de

QUEER Industry Reception

Wednesday, February 21st, 6 pm - 8:30 pm

Lichthof des Martin Gropius Bau, Niederkirchnerstraße 7, 10963 Berlin

The annual meeting of professionals from the queer film industry, from filmmakers and programmers to distributors and sales agents.

For further information and access to this event, please contact qpm@berlinale.de

Reflections: Five queer short films of the 74th Berlinale

Thursday, February 22nd , 7:30 pm
Cubix 7, Rathausstraße 1, 10178 Berlin

Sunday, February 25th, 7 pm
Kino International, Karl-Marx-Allee 33, 10178 Berlin

Moments that make us take a beat, look at ourselves and reflect on what was, what is and what could be are all explored in this collection of queer short films. Curated from films screening within Berlinale Shorts, Generation and Forum Expanded, each of these shorts all breathe moments of reflection, love and growth.