Selected German Film Festivals

Hamburg International Queer Film Festival

Lesbisch-Schwule Filmtage Hamburg
c/o Querbild e.V.
Schanzenstr. 45
20357 Hamburg
phone +49-40-3 48 06 70
fax +49-40-34 05 22

Organization and Programming
Festival Team

Year of Foundation 1990

Event Date from 19 October 2021 till 24 October 2021

Event Date

in Hamburg, Germany

International Competition

Sections International Short Film, Feature-Length Film and Documentary Film Competition, Made in Germany Short Film Competition

Category Documentary, Feature, Short

Terms of Entry no restrictions regarding length, Hamburg premiere; short film: 30 min. or less, not older than 3 years, previous participation in other festivals possible

Genre LGBT

Subtitles English subtitles necessary

Format 16 mm, 35 mm, DCP, Digital File, HD QuickTime

Registration Deadline 18 July 2021

Fees none

Attendance Figures 15,500

Participants of the Film Industry about 120 festival scouts, video distributors and representatives of non-profit organizations

Prizes/Awards JURY AWARD BEST FEATURE (Euro 5,000)

Ursula - Best Lesbian Short (Euro 1,000)
Ursula - Best Gay Short (Euro 1,000)
Ursula - Best Gender Bender Short (Euro 1,000)
Dokula (Best Documentary Feature, Euro 1,000)
Globola (Best Fiction Feature, Euro 1,000)
"Made in Germany" - Best German Short

Number of Films Shown about 50 feature length films and 70 short films

Media Coverage about 10 international and 100 national journalists (focus: gay and lesbian press)

Evaluation This audience event, presenting an extensive number of films with a LGBTIQ context, is meeting with broad interest on the part of the press and industry. A great number of German premieres use Hamburg as a launching point to find their way into other German festivals with a similar focus. The festival actively assists in the search for German distributors. Panel discussions and several meeting points for guests of the festival. The festival is the oldest of its kind in Germany.

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