Der Teddy Award, His character is the most important and largest queer film award is undoubtedly in its importance, especially when it comes to films from around the world, that achieved with such attention Award.
Unfortunately it was in the past often, Teddy had the ceremony length and often much “Jabbering”. This year was different. Der Teddy Award 2013 was different. Big emotions, Goose bumps and still important words.
It began with the Berlin music group Laing and the victory columns Else Award for a film, the film clip I have said little. As with a good show. A beginning, had the potential to increase. And it was increased.
Klaus Wowereit – Patron of the Teddy – was called to the stage and who was expecting a bored speech at any event Berlinale, was disabused. It was the best speech, I have heard of Mr. Wowereit yet. In addition to the self-evident truths to Teddy he spoke to the struggle, consisting still, He addressed, as countries in dealing with queer lifestyles setbacks make and addressed explicitly Russia and renamed it with the following words: “With the law be legally discriminated against homosexuals in Russia – That's a shame, you must appoint Sun”. He spoke to France, that have adopted same-sex marriage, mentioned the importance of teddy bears and other Gayprides. Man merkte, it is with your heart into. One can think about Klaus Wowereit, was man will, The speech was great.
For me the highlight was the cinematic Special Teddy Award, was mitvergeben of the HIV help Berlin and went to a great project in South Africa. “Steps for the Future”. about 50 short films about people living with HIV with and without AIDS, on their everyday, about their lives and their Lebensmus, The sink is not particularly. You are in South Africa brought in the most remote places and shown. No movie is needed. The technique is brought and the movies, and so also the discussion.
In the excerpt we saw a school class, the two people do not get AIDS, However, the HIV virus which contributed discussed and there certainly reached a lot of acceptance.. And if the reaction of a woman suffering from AIDS is, which is experiencing, that their baby is completely healthy, not close goes, which can have no heart. Poignant. This teddy is the project right. May he help him. Steps for the Future – a great project and great Annabelle Mandeng introduced.
And since we were in Africa the next Musikact fit perfectly. Imany. Completely unknown to me until now, The singer seduced me with her music and her singing completely. Now it may be a cliché, herauszukramen at an African singer immediately named Tracy Chapman. But I have many plates of you and I like them a lot – and “AND” Imany reminded me with her singing at the young Tracy Chapman. Only that Imany still has a better voice and it also looks insanely great. The feeling, if she is singing but the same touching. It comes soon on tour and I'll have to go.
A great speech, a great film project and a great singer. Here I would be able to walk home happy.
The films nominated in the category of feature film touched me, not all three, me during all three films in the category “Documentation” for more enthusiastic.
A lawyer, entering Cameroon for homosexuals, where even an SMS with a vow of love already be available for several years in jail.
Exposed, a documentary about the still living underground burlesque scene in New York with a lot of make-up, freaky people and obviously a lot of fun, of me a little bit of gender einnerte X but just as Burlesque. I absolutely must see the movie.. just how and where?
Simple is the winner Bambi!, is shown tomorrow at Kino International and the life of a French transsexual shows, went their way in a world long past. Great old recordings, apparently a great movie… I'll look tomorrow.
Although I would prefer to have seen a longer excerpt from Exposed, but I'm already out yet
For television, was then probably the biggest moment of the evening of the performance by Rufus Wainwright. The first song I've been thinking “Since I was more enchanted Imany” but as soon as he Hildegard Knef “For me heck rain Red roses” in German - tried to sing – and that should not be a satire of the song, I had to confess. Honestly intentioned applause and not only, because the singer was known. That was great cinema. At least half the room sang along softly to himself the song and felt. I have at least.
A fitting conclusion to the best Teddy Awards, Since I know the Teddy. And no matter, with whom I talked about it afterwards, All were inspired by this evening.
Leiser is kaputtgegagen me my camera – therefore I do not have a picture of the ceremony