PHOTOS: Michael Stipe, Rufus Wainwright, John Cameron Mitchell At The Berlin Film Festival

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: The 63rd annual Berlin Film Festival wrapped up over the weekend, with a host of queer talents having attended its scores of screenings and parties, including Michael Stipe, director Travis Mathews, Rufus Wainwright and Jörn Weisbrodt, and director John Cameron Mitchell, who imported his West Village dance party Mattachine to the European party capital.

The week’s climax came with Friday’s Teddy Awards, honoring the best of the film fest’s LGBT offerings. After appearing during the awards ceremony, Berlin’s out mayor Klaus Wowereit stayed on for the first of the Teddy’s two raucous after parties at the huge Station club.

Photos: Dan Allen


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  German actor Hanno Koffler and director Stephan Lecant after a screening of the gay-cop love story Freier Fall (Free Fall).

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Director Travis Mathews (right) fields questions after a screening of Interior. Leather Bar.


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John Cameron Mitchell spins at the first European edition of his New York party, Mattachine

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Paul Dawson spins at Mattachine


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Michael Stipe

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Naked Opera star Marc Rollinger and director Angela Christlieb

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Actors Yi Yi-kyung and Won Tae-hee of the South Korean film Baek Ya (White Night)

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American directors Deb Tullmann and Shaun Kadlec (center and right) of the Cameroon documentary Born This Way

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Rufus Wainwright and husband Jörn Weisbrodt

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Lose Your Head actor Fernando Tielve

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Teddy Award winners Sébastien Lifshitz, Malgoska Szumowska and Stacie Passon

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Special Teddy Award winners Elaine Maane and Don Edkins with Berlinale Panaroma section director Wieland Speck

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Polish director Malgoska Szumowska (center) with actors Mateusz Kosciukiewicz and Andrzej Chyra of the Teddy-winning film W Imie… (In the Name of)

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Swedish director Victor Lindgren and actress Jana Bringlöv Ekspong of the Teddy winning short, “Ta av mig” (“Undress Me”)

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Berlin mayor Klaus Wowereit at the Teddy Awards after party