Friday, February 18, 2011
The prize for Best Feature went to the Argentinian film Ausente (Absent) by Marco Berger about a student taking advantage of a teacher's position. The Documentary award went to Marie Losier's exploration of a pansexual couple The Ballad of Genesis and Lady Jaye. Céline Sciamma's Tomboy which tells of ten-year-old girl passing herself off as a male won the Teddy Jury award.
Special Teddy Awards were given to the Sout-African entertainer and HIV/AIDS activist Pieter-Dirk Uys for his commitment especially in the educational advertising about HIV/AIDS in South-African schools, and to New German Cinema director and screenwriter Werner Schroeter.
The Teddy jury at the Berlinale 2011 consisted of Marcus Hu (jury president), Beth Sá Freire, Jin Park, Kriengsak Silakong, Andrejs Visockis, Istvan Szebesi, Jason Barker, Mara Fortes and Sarah Neal.
Complete list of winners for the 25th Teddy Awards
Best Feature Film
by Marco Berger
Teddy Jury Award
by Céline Sciamma
Best Documentary Film
The Ballad of Genesis and Lady Jaye
by Marie Losier
Best Short Film (tie)
by Barbara Hammer and Gina Carducci
Maya Deren's Sink
by Barbara Hammer
Special Teddy Awards
South African drag performer and HIV/AIDS activist Pieter-Dirk Uys and recently deceased New German Cinema director Werner Schroeter