40 YEARS OF QUEER PROGRAMMING
the second panel of Queer Academy Summit 2019
In the 70’s, film became a major force for uniting the fight for emancipation throughout western countries. Cinemas became an important site of communication. From 1980 onwards, with the founding of Panorama, the TEDDY Award and the QUEER ACADEMY, we created a place of action and reflection to further develop queer emancipation overall – alongside geopolitical, feminist, anti-racist and inclusive themes. Queer film festivals worldwide shared this approach. To strengthen these developments, and to confront today’s reactionary wave, is the ultimate motivation for this panel. We want to ask what these developments mean for the LGBTQI* movements of various cultural and geographical backgrounds, and for the world in general, and how we can best continue the movement.
Wieland Speck, TEDDY steering committee/Berlinale Panorama Curator 1992-2017
John Greyson, director/TEDDY AWARD recipient 1989 and 1991
Sandra Hezinová, Mezipatra Queer Film Festival/Karlovy Vary International Film Festival
Andrea Kuhn, Nuremberg International Human Rights Film Festival
Kevin Mwachiro, Out Film Festival
Greta Schiller, director/TEDDY AWARD recipient 1989 and 1999
The Queer Academy Summit 2019 is supported by Bundeszentrale für politische Bildung, TEDDY AWARD and European Film Market @ the 69th Berlin International Film Festival.