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23rd TEDDY Awards 2009 – The Winners are...

The TEDDY Jury nominated the following films for the Best Feature Film:- The Fish Child (El niño pez) by Lucía Puenzo- Raging Sun, Raging Sky (Rabioso sol, rabioso cielo) by Julián Hernández- Soundless Wind Chime (Wu Sheng Feng Ling) by Kit Hung The TEDDY for the Best Feature Filmendowed with 3,000- €, donated by Pro-Fun Media and the Teddy Foundationgoes to  Raging Sun, Raging Sky (Rabioso sol, rabioso cielo) by Julián Hernández Jury statement:We award the Teddy for best feature to the Mexican film Raging Sun, Raging Sky for its masterful cinematography and its visionary use of color and sound - for its explorations of love, desire and sexuality within the framework of ancient mythology, juxtaposed with modern urbanity. Wir vergeben den Teddy für den besten Spielfilm an den mexikanischen Film Raging Sun, Raging Sky für die meisterhafte Kameraarbeit und die visionäre Farb- und Tongestaltung sowie für die gelungene Auseinandersetzung mit den Themen Liebe, Begehren und Sexualität. Gekonnt wurde dabei der antike mythologische Rahmen mit moderner Urbanität in Kontrast gesetzt.   

Director Rie Rasmussen (Human Zoo) hugging the Teddy.  

The TEDDY Jury nominated the following films for the Best Documentary/Essay Film:- City Of Borders by Yun Suh- Fig Trees by John Greyson- Queer Sarajevo Festival 2008 by Masa Hilcisin, Cazim Dervisevic The TEDDY foar the Best Documentary Filmendowed with 3,000- €, donated by elledorado e.V.goes to Fig Trees by John Greyson Jury statement:With his familiar cheeky style, Greyson’s operatic tour de force smashes conventional barriers of form and genre to reinvent the documentary. Integrating personal histories with an indictment of governments and pharmaceutical companies, Fig Trees colorfully expands the conversation about AIDS and AIDS activism from local struggles to global collaboration.  Mit seinem gewohnt frechen Stil überschreitet John Greysons opernhafte Tour de Force die Grenzen von Form und Genre und erfindet so den Dokumentarfilm neu. Durch die  Verbindung von persönlichen Geschichten mit der Anklage gegen Regierungen und Pharmakonzerne erweitert Fig Trees anschaulich die Diskussion über AIDS und AIDS-Aktivismus weg von lokalen Kämpfen hin zu globaler Zusammenarbeit.    The TEDDY Jury nominated the following films for the Best Short Film:- The Casuarina Cove (Tanjong Rhu) by Junfeng Boo- contre – jour by Christoph Girardet and Matthias Müller- A Horse Is Not A Metaphor by Barbara Hammer The TEDDY for the Best Short Filmendowed with 3,000- €, donated by the Teddy Foundation goes to A Horse Is Not A Metaphor by Barbara Hammer Jury statement:The Teddy Award fort he best short film goes to Barbara Hammer`s A Horse Is Not A Metaphor. An intimate visual essay about her journey to survive ovarian cancer - the film continues her ongoing investigation of the body and sexuality as well as the transformational possibilities of hope and healing within us all.  Der Teddy für den besten Kurzfilm geht an Barbara Hammers A Horse Is Not A Metaphor. Ein sehr intimes visuelles Essay über ihren Weg, den Eierstock-Krebs zu überleben. Der Film setzt ihre anhaltende Beschäftigung mit dem Körper und der Sexualität fort und verdeutlicht, welche Veränderungen Hoffnung und Heilung in uns allen bewirken können.   This Year the Teddy Foundation awards two SPECIAL TEDDIES:  The TEDDY Foundation awards  JOE DALLESANDRO with a SPECIAL TEDDY for his achievements as underground film star, gay icon and actor. Für seine Verdienste als „Underground“-Filmstar, queeres Idol und Schauspieler.  

The TEDDY Foundation awards  JOHN HURT with a SPECIAL TEDDY  for his outstanding acting performance in An Englishman In New York.Für seine außergewöhnliche schauspielerische Leistung in An Englishman In New York.

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