03/28/2008 02:43 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Berlin Film Festival's Gay Cinema Award Turns 20...

The Berlin Film Festival's "Teddy" award for gay cinema began as a bit of a joke with a fluffy toy mailed to then little-known Spanish director Pedro Almodovar, but soon became a firm fixture.

The prize, which goes to the film in the festival line-up that does the most to further the gay cause, celebrates its 20th birthday this year.

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