Kiki Wins Teddy Award For Best Documentary In Berlin

Following a positive reception to its premiere at the Sundance Film Festival last month, the Swedish documentary Kiki has gone on to win Best Documentary in the prestigious Teddy Awards at the Berlin Film Festival.

25 years on since Paris Is Burning won the Teddy for Best Documentary in 1991, Kiki takes the audience back to the New York ballroom scene where Voguing competitions take place, and offers the protagonists a chance to talk about their politics, experiences and aspirations.

The jury wrote: “Through their intense performances these young people of colour demonstrate that gender is a broad spectrum and that it is important in life to reinvent themselves.”

The Teddy Awards celebrates its 30th anniversary this year. The first awards were handed out to Pedro Almodovar for his feature film Law of Desire, and to Gus van Sant for his short film Five Ways to Kill Yourself and My New Friend.