XPOSED Queer Film Festival Berlin · 16th Edition · May 26th - 29th, 2022
THE LOLLY AWARDS
In 2011, XPOSED introduced its friendly competitive side with the Lolly Awards! The awards were born out of an all too passionate night of love between a Lola and a Teddy Award, bringing together the extraordinary in queer experimental filmmaking. We know that competition is not nice, and often debate whether to keep the awards. Here are three reasons for doing so: awards give visibility to filmmakers and their films, thus ultimately supporting queer voices in film distribution. Each Lolly Award comes with a €250 cash prize, which is our small financial contribution to future filmmaking. And by inviting a film jury, we create the space and experience for queer cinephiles to intensely discuss films over four days.
The three Lolly Awards for Short Film and the winner of the 8th Queer Short Film Fund will be presented by our XPOSED 2022 jury at Moviemento on Sunday, May 29th, at 8pm. The XPOSED team will announce the winners of the XPOSED Audience Award for Feature-Length Film and the XPOSED Audience Award for Short Film.
Our 2022 Lolly Award Jury
Born in 1998, Kareem Baholzer grew up in the Breisgau region in Southern Germany. Over the years, not only his passion for film, music and the possibilities of the virtual increased; but also the urge to deal with media from a queer and power-critical perspective. He began with writing about films for an online magazine and deepened his understanding of cinema by watching, reading, discussing, writing, organizing and working in and around the industry, e.g. as a part of the Panorama selection committee of the Berlinale. Since then he has realized various projects as a curator, author and filmmaker in Berlin. He is currently working on his first fictional short film.
Dan Dansen is fascinated by the fact that everyday moments reveal the contradictions of our lives – if we look closely. They are a Berlin-based non-binary filmmaker and artist working with experiments, documentary and fiction. They are also a dedicated gardener, love thinking outside of the box and are devoted to integrate joy as a political strategy. They work on queer issues, analysis of society and utopian perspectives. Their films have been screened on festivals worldwide, in Venezuela, Australia, Russia, Bangladesh, Mexico, Korea, Japan and the USA amongst others. Their latest feature Crisis is always premiered at Hof International Film Festival and has been nominated for the New German Cinema Award. This year they are working on their first solo-performance.
Dan draws artistic inspiration from encounters with film and art that is experimental in form and content, reaches deeply and queers our perspectives.
Antke A. Engel is a philosopher (Dr. phil., Potsdam University 2001) and director of the Institute for Queer Theory in Berlin, working in the fields of queer theory, poststructuralist philosophy, and visual cultural studies. A guest professorship in Gender and Queer Studies at the distant learning university FernUniversität in Hagen (2019-2022) provided them with the chance of producing three open access introductory videos to queer theory: BODIES, FIGURATIONS, WORLDS (Engel and Filmfetch, Hagen 2021: https://genderbites.fernuni-hagen.de/queer-theory-videos/). Engel held international fellowships and guest professorships at TU Darmstadt, ASH Berlin, and the Universities of Vienna and Hamburg. They co-edited Hegemony and Heteronormativity (2011) and Global Justice and Desire: Queering Economy (2015), and published numerous essays and the monographs: Wider die Eindeutigkeit (2002) and Bilder von Sexualität and Ökonomie (2009).
Djamila Grandits is a Vienna based curator, film programmer and cultural worker. As part of CineCollective she’s responsible fo the artistic direction and management of Kaleidoskop Film und Freiluft am Karlsplatz. Currently she is part of the selection committees of DOK Leipzig, frameout – digital summer screenings, sixpackfilm and tricky women | tricky realities. Member of the non-fiction commission of Zürcher Filmstiftung. Former artistic director of this human world – International Human Rights Film Festival. Works as moderator and host of various panels, events and interviews. Djamila cares about entanglements and the exploration of collective spaces. She is inquisitive about the intersection and deconstruction of theoretical concepts, artistic-, political- as well as activist forms and expressions.
Please see below for a list of past LOLLY AWARD winners
2021 Surpreme Lolly Award: INTERNATIONAL DAWN CHORUS DAY by John Greyson
Political Lolly Award: QUEBRAMAR (BREAKWATER) by Cris Lyra
Experimental Lolly Award: BARBÈS by Randa Maroufi 2019
Best XPOSED Short Film was awarded to: SOMETHING SAID from Jay Bernard
The Audience Choice Lolly Award for the best Short Film was awarded to: MARGUERITE by Marianne Farley
The Audience Choice Feature Film Lolly Award went to: THE SIGN FOR LOVE by El-Ad Cohen and Iris Ben Moshe
Best XPOSED Short Film was awarded to: MY OWN WINGS from Katia Repina & Carla Moral & LATIFÚNDIO from Érica Sarmet
Best GERMAN Short Film was awarded to: RIOT NOT DIET from Julia Fuhr Mann
The Audience Choice Lolly Award for the best Short Film was awarded to: EVERYTHING THAT I’M NOT by Roman Manfredi
Best XPOSED Short Film was awarded to: THE FOX EXPLOITS THE TIGERS MIGHT from Lucky Kuswandi
Best GERMAN Short Film was awarded to: BOY from Yalda Afsah
The Audience Choice Lolly Award for the best Short Film was awarded to: BOY from Yalda Afsah
Best XPOSED Short Film was awarded to: AMERICAN REFLEXXX from Alli Coates
Best GERMAN Short Film was awarded to: HEIMAT XXX from Sebastian Dominic Auer
The Audience Choice Lolly Award for the best Short Film was awarded to: GOSPEL OF ANASYRMA von Elene Naveriani
Best XPOSED Short Film was awarded to: SHYNESS IS NICE from Anna Helme
Best GERMAN Short Film was awarded to: PLEASE RELAX NOW from Vika Kirchenbauer
Best INTERNATIONAL Short Film was awarded to: HOLE from Martin Edralin
The Audience Choice Lolly Award for the best Short Film was awarded to: HOLE by Martin Edralin and Fahrt zur Hölle by Henning Beckhoff
Best XPLICIT Short Film was awarded to: WANT SOME ORANGES from Goodyn Green
Best XPOSED Short Film was awarded to: UNDRESS ME from Victor Lindgren
Best GERMAN Short Film was awarded to: OFF WHITE TULIPS from Aykan Safoglu
Best INTERNATIONAL Short Film was awarded to HATCH from Christoph Kuschnig
Best XPOSED Short Film was awarded to: ES HAT MICH SEHR GEFREUT from Mara Mattuschka
Best GERMAN Short Film was awarded to: IT’S CONSUMING ME from Kai Staenicke
Best INTERNATIONAL Short Film was awarded to GINGERS from Antonio da Silva
Best XPOSED Short Film was awarded to: THROUGH THE WINDOW from Chen Shumowitz
Best GERMAN Short Film was awarded to: ZUCHT UND ORDNUNG from Jan Soldat
Best INTERNATIONAL Short Film was awarded to: THE BURIED from Jonathan Pope Evans
Best XPOSED Short Film was awarded to: MURO by Juanma Carrillo
Best GERMAN Short Film was awarded to: MANN MIT BART from Maria Pavlidou
Best INTERNATIONAL Short Film was awarded to: STEAM from Eldar Rappaport
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