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The 13th XPOSED International Queer Film Festival Berlin
24th - 27th May

9:30pm: THE 9th LOLLY AWARDS

SUNDAY 12/05/19, 21:30 Moviemento

In its 9th Year, the LOLLY AWARDS will be presented  in the Moviemento Lounge in the following categories:

  • Best XPOSED Short Film
  • The Audience Choice Lolly Award for the BEST Short Film
  • The Audience Choice Lolly Award for the BEST Feature Film

The Jury will also announce which project wins the 5th Queer Short Film Fund!


Elaine Abili

Elaine is a creative curator, writer and project manager who has worked in a diverse range of industries from Fashion, PR, Finance and Charities. As an avid traveller who has lived in 5 continents, she always feel inspired by cultural connections and preserving memories. Her current interest and project is digital storytelling, documentaries and bring awareness to displaced narratives to wider audiences.

Sebastian Markt

Cinema and festival worker. Sebastian studied history and philosophy in Vienna and Berlin. Programme coordination for Berlinale Generation, co-curator “Dokfilmwoche Beriln”. Film critic, amongst others for Sissy, Perlentaucher and Indiekino; film talk moderations; freelance work for cinemas in Berlin (Sputnik Kino, fsk Kino).

Simon*e J. Paetau

Simon*e J. Paetau’s artistic projects are located between film and performance, dealing with postcolonial subjects and kuir (queer) cultures. Paetau’s works have been featured at Festival de Cannes, Documenta 14, MoMA, Studio R, Maxim Gorki Theatre, Ballhaus Naunynstrasse, among others. In 2018 Simon*e was awarded for Best Director at the Int. Cartagena Film Festival, Colombia for their first feature film “The Whisper of the Jaguar”.

Skadi Loist

Dr. Skadi Loist is a visiting professor for production cultures in audio-visual media industries at the Film University Babelsberg KONRAD WOLF and leads the research project “Film circulation in the international festival network” (BMBF 2017-2020). Skadi researches and teaches fair working conditions, gender equity and diversity in screen industries, film festivals and queer cinema. She has served as board member for the Hamburg Queer Film Festival and QueerScope – Association of independent queer film festivals in Germany.