The TEDDY Talks 2022

All TEDDY TALKS will be streamed live via teddyaward.tv/live.
Missed an event? No worries: All talks and panels will also be linked and uploaded on Vimeo after the event.

TIMETABLE

Friday 11th Feb 2022 

18.00  a TEDDY Jury Reception
The traditional introduction to our TEDDY AWARD Jury as Online talk
Zsombor Bobák in conversation with this year’s TEDDY jury members Robert MoussaJoanna OstrowskaFaridah Gbadamosi & Pepe Ruiloba about their festivals, the TEDDY jury’s work and what a Queer Film Prize means to them.

Saturday 12th Feb 2022 

16.00  TEDDY Talk: The TEDDY Winners Path through a Pandemic 
Samuel Girma in conversation with Eliane Raheb & John Greyson  
A conversation between the winners of the past TEDDY AWARDS and how winning the TEDDY AWARD during the pandemic influenced their films path, plus what that path looked like during the second year of this ongoing pandemic. After the first online edition of the TEDDY, film programmer Samuel Girma will talk through what challenges and surprises confronted these filmmakers and their award winning films over the course of their festival tour.  

Sunday 13th Feb 2022 

16.00  TEDDY Talk: Evolving Experimentation  
Toby Ashraf in conversation with Liz RosenfeldMohammad Shawky Hassan & Gustavo Vinagre 
For filmmakers who challenge the norm, not just in story, but also in form; we speak with three filmmakers whose works will be presented within Forum and Forum Expanded on the importance of experimentation within Queer Cinema. From the development process to story dictating the form or vice versa. Moreover, the struggles involved in evolving this art form in storytelling.  

18.00  DIRECTORS EXCHANGE: Motivations  
Nastaran Tajeri-Foumani in conversation with Idan Haguel, Alli Haapasalo & Antonio Marziale 
Three directors whose works screen within the 72nd Edition of the Berlinale meet and discuss the different motivations behind their respective films. From development through to post production, what role can hot topic issues play in a storyline and a characters motivation? How difficult is it to create complex characters within a socially critical work? 

Monday 14th Feb 2022 

18.00  Queer Your Program: Online Speedy Film Pitches
Moderator: Bartholomew Sammut 
Around 25 Filmmakers whose films are ready for distribution will present their projects within two-minute pitches to programmers, distributors and sales agents. Join in to find potentially your next opening night film. 
Only for registered professionals. Please register here.

20.00  Queer Industry Reception goes Online 
Moderator: Bartholomew Sammut 
Introduction: Michael Stütz 
The annual gathering of industry professionals from the Queer Film Industry, from filmmakers to programmers, to distributors and sales agents. What normally happens in person with a wine in hand and scribbled nametags on shirts, will happen once more online. We shall continue to come together as a community, connect and network, chat about the year we had, the films we look forward to and also to have a little drink and some much needed time together.  
Only for registered professionals. Please register here.

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