TEDDY AWARD 2018 – The winner is: BIXA TRAVESTY
The 32. TEDDY AWARD in the category Best Documentary goes to BIXA TRAVESTY by Claudia Priscilla and Kiko Goifman.
“Bixa Travesty” (Tranny Fag) is a feature-length documentary picturing a Brazilian transsexual singer called Linn da Quebrada.Coming from a very poor region of São Paulo, she faces many prejudices, also for being black. Her funk music sounds like a “gun” against machismo. With a really strong and daring presence on stage, she constantly seeks to discuss and fight paradigms and stereotypes.
The TEDDY AWARD – the most outstanding queer film prize in the world – is a socially engaged, political honour presented to films and people who communicate queer themes on a broad social platform, thereby contributing to tolerance, acceptance, solidarity and equality in society. (Berlinale)
Jury statement: BIXA TRAVESTY “introduces us to an outstanding woman. Her curiosity and many different ways of expressing herself are more than inspiring. She is a performer, a good friend, a musician, a family person, an artist. With the beauty of the sounds, the aesthetic of the images, the film takes us on her journey of self determination between fantasy and selfcare. The TEDDY AWARD for best documentary film 2018 goes to Bixa Travesty by Claudia Priscilla and Kiko Goifmann and of course to the protagonist of the film Linn da Quebrada.”