Pro Tools
•Register a festival or a film
Submit film to festivals Promote for free or with Promo Packages

FILMFESTIVALS | 24/7 world wide coverage

Welcome !

Enjoy the best of both worlds: Film & Festival News, exploring the best of the film festivals community.  

Launched in 1995, relentlessly connecting films to festivals, documenting and promoting festivals worldwide.

Working on an upgrade soon.

For collaboration, editorial contributions, or publicity, please send us an email here

User login


RSS Feeds 

Martin Scorsese Masterclass in Cannes services and offers



The 73rd Berlin International Film Festival will take place from Thu, Feb 16, 2023 - Sun, Feb 26, 2023
Our team of festival ambassadors and reporters brings you the dailies from the Berlin Film Festival and European Film Market and keep an eye on past editions archives. WATCH OUR VIDEO COVERAGE TRAILERS INTERVIEWS AND AMBIANCE   PHOTOS

#berlinale I Berlinale 2021Berlinale 2020Berlinale 2019 I  Berlinale 2018Berlinale 2017 coverage I Berlinale  2016 I Berlinale 2015 I  Berlinale 2014 I 


Side by Side LGBT International Film Fest receives prize from the Teddy Award Foundation during Berlinale


Side by Side LGBT International Film Festival receives prize from the Teddy Award Foundation at this years 60th Berlin International Film Festival.   

The Teddy Award Foundation has awarded Russia's first annual Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) film festival Side by Side a monetary prize of 2000 Euros. The prize was awarded on the opening evening of the 24th Teddy Award by Klaus Mabel Aschenneller director of the Teddy Award Foundation in recognition of Side by Side's valuable work fighting for LGBT rights in Russia.


 "It is a great honour to receive such a prize from the Teddy Award," said festival founder Manny de Guerre who picked up the prize in Berlin. "The money will be put towards developing the Side by Side Film Festival in Saint Petersburg and in regions across the Russian Federation. We remain committed and will continue to bring LGBT films to the Russian audience, initiating issues and rights concerning sexual minorities. This is highly important as LGBT issues remain a taboo and the media continues to shy away from any serious discussion."


The Teddy Award, since its beginning in 1987 by German filmmakers Wieland Speck and Manfred Salzgeber, places heavy emphasis on its socio-political role, serving as an important means through which LGBT people can gain voice, expression and representation of their lives. The success of the Teddy Award, which is (and continues to be so) a formidable force in the LGBT emancipation movement (not only at home, but abroad) is evident. In Germany today homosexual and transgendered people are accepted members of society, living open lives, enjoying rights and the protection of the law. MEIN NAME IST MENSCH or MY NAME IS HUMAN BEING, the slogan for this year's Teddy Award, is especially apt for those countries, Russia among them, where hate towards sexual minority groups is openly expressed and even encouraged.


Already it is the fifth day of the Berlinale and Side by Side organizer Gulya Sultanova has the difficult task, along with seven other LGBT film festival organizers to chose the films worthy of the 24th Teddy Award for feature, documentary and short. She commented: "It is an honourable and responsible task to judge the films that are shown at the Berlinale. This year there are 26 films alone in the Teddy Award competition among them a Russian film "Jolly Fellows", which opened the "Panorama" section at the Berlinale. I am really enjoying being here and discussing the films with other festival organizers from around the world."


On Friday, 19th February 2010 the winners will be announced.


Teddy Award Programme:


Teddy Award Jury:,


Daily Teddy Award news and events:

User images

About Berlin

Chatelin Bruno

Berlin 2019: The dailies from the Berlin Film Festival brought to you by our team of festival ambassadors. Vanessa McMahon, Alex Deleon, Laurie Gordon, Lindsay Bellinger and Bruno Chatelin...
Ambiance, film reviews, trailers and podcasts, EFM insider information, and much more.
Feel free to leave us your comments and share the blogs with more fans from the festivals scene.




View my profile
Send me a message