The TEDDY AWARD – the most outstanding queer film prize in the world – is a socially engaged, political honour presented to films and people who communicate queer themes on a broad social platform, thereby contributing to tolerance, acceptance, solidarity and equality in society.
During the Berlinale the award is presented in the following categories: BEST FEATURE, BEST DOCUMENTARY / ESSAY FILM and BEST SHORT FILM as well as the SPECIAL JURY AWARD. Every year films from all sections of the Berlin International Film Festival compete for the TEDDY AWARDS.
Right from its beginnings in 1987, TEDDY has been intensively engaged in encouraging the next generation of filmmakers. From 2018 this commitment will find further expression in the introduction of the newly created L‛Oréal Paris TEDDY NEWCOMER AWARD, endowed by L‛Oréal Paris. The L‛Oréal Paris TEDDY NEWCOMER AWARD is being presented to a first or second feature-length film with a queer subject matter being screened at the Berlin International Film Festival.