February 2009, berlinale forum

Short Film Teddy for "A Horse is not a Metaphor"

Barbara Hammer's short film A Horse is not a Metaphor from the Forum expanded program has won the 3000 Euro Teddy Short Film prize.

The jury on Hammer's film:
"A highly intimate visual essay on surviving ovarian cancer. The film continues her ongoing interest in the body and sexuality and reveals the changes that hope and healing can bring about in all of us."

The jury was composed of: Cosimo Santoro (Turino GL Festivall), Emina Trumic (Queer Sarajevo Festivall), Justine Barda (Seattle International Film Festival ), Kyle Stephan (British Film Institute), Manny de Guerre (Side by Side Festival St. Petersburg), Mercedes Martín Llamale (Uruguay International Film Festival about Sexual and Gender Diversity), Rudi Fürstberger (Verzaubert Filmfestival) and Stephen Kent Jusick (Mix Festival New York).

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