THE LOLLY AWARDS

In 2011, the festival 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.

In its 10th year, the Lolly Awards will be presented by a jury in the following categories:

The Experimental Lolly Award

The Political Lolly Award

and

The Supreme Lolly Award

Each award comes with a passionately created trophy and a cash prize of 250€.

The Lolly Awards Ceremony will take place at Moviemento on Sunday, August 15th at 8pm. The jury will also be announcing the winner of the 7th Queer Short Film Fund.

After the screening of the Closing Night Shorts on Sunday, August 15th at 8:45pm, the programming team will be announcing the winners of the Audience Choice Lolly Awards for one feature-length film and one short film.


Our 2021 Lolly Award Jury

Banafshe Hourmazdi

Banafshe Hourmazdi was born in 1990 in the Ruhr area and lives in Berlin. In 2008/09 she performed at Ruhrtriennale and at the Berlin Theatertreffen in Eine Kirche der Angst vor dem Fremden in mir, directed by Christoph Schlingensief. From 2009 to 2012 she studied acting at the Akademie für Darstellende Kunst Baden-Württemberg, followed by a Master’s degree in acting at the Zurich University of the Arts (2012-2015). In 2013 she founded the theatre collective “Technocandy”. Hourmazdi made guest appearances with several plays at the “Körber Studio Junge Regie” as well as at the “Fast Forward Festival” at the Staatstheater Braunschweig. In 2015, she won the Newcomer Prize of the City of Vienna with “Technocandy” for her production Nase läuft at Theater Drachengasse. She has also appeared on stage at the Lucerne Theatre, the Münchner Kammerspiele, Ballhaus Nauynstraße and the Sophiensaele, among others.

She played a leading role in the web comedy series Der Wedding kommt (2016). Hourmazdi played her first leading role in cinema in Futur Drei (2019). For this role, Hourmazdi received the Götz George Young Talent Award at the 2019 First Steps Awards, along with her co-stars Benjamin Radjaipour and Eidin Seyed Jalali. In 2021 she was selected as a Berlinale Talent and plays the lead role in the new ZDFneo series Loving Her (directed by Leonie Krippendorff).

Jan Künemund

Jan Künemund is a media scholar, film journalist and curator (Berlin). He was born in Schwerte and studied Literature, Sociology and Luinguistics in Bochum. 2006-2015 text, press and public relations work at the film distributor Edition Salzgeber in Berlin. Editor of the queer cinema mag SISSY. SInce 2015 research and teaching at the University of Hildesheim. Freelance film journalist, co-author of the feature film „Lichtes Meer“ (2015), script consultant, member of the selection committee of the Duisburger Filmwoche and consultant for the Berlinale Forum.

 

 

 

Tonina Matamalas

Tonina has a Background in Visual Arts specialized in Video and Documentary. She works in the field of visual communication and art direction for animated-documentaries and was the recipient of the 5th Queer Short Film Fund. She takes part in trans-feminist/queer collectives in Mallorca and Berlin, therefore most of her projects are related to her activism, with special interest in collaborative video-making. She finds experimental filmmaking, animation and storytelling powerful tools to create new possibilities and narratives for survival within the chaos now and into the future

 

Robert Moussa

Robert Moussa is the founder and director of Soura Film Festival, a berlin-based queer film festival that sheds light on cinematic talents from the South-West Asia and North Africa (SWANA) region.

 

 

 

 


Please see below for a list of past LOLLY AWARD winners

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

2018
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

2017
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

2016
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

2015
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

2014
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

2013
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

2012
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

2011
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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