Hamburg International Queer Film Festival

The Hamburg International Queer Film Festival

Hamburg International Queer Film Festival

Germany’s longest-running and largest queer film festival shows anything from feel-good films to documentaries about all things queer.

Hamburg International Queer Film Festival

It's stunning that the Hamburg International Queer Film Festival has been running for 28 years. Dating back to a time when society’s attitude towards the LGBT community wasn’t nearly as friendly as it is today, the festival was able to create a name for itself. Such longevity and perseverance make the LSF (Lesbisch Schwule Filmtage) not only the longest-standing but also the largest queer film festival in Germany as well as the second largest film festival in Hamburg (behind the highly-renowned Hamburg FilmFest).

In this light, it is even more impressive that the festival is organised almost entirely by volunteers and money is mostly generated through ticket sales. And the approach proves successful:  In 2015, around 15,500 visitors attended screenings of around 130 works, ranging from full-length feature films to documentaries and short films. Over a course of six days, a total of seven different cinemas took part in the festival. From political to experimental and light-hearted, the eclectic mix of genres is united in its egalitarian approach and LGBT-friendly choice of topics. Films are usually shown in the original version with English subtitles (if indicated as “OmeU”). 

Dates:
October 17 — 22, 2017

Locations:
Kampnagel, Metropolis, Passage, 3001, B-Movie, Rote Flora, hinterconti

For more information, please visit the official Hamburg International Queer Film Festival website.

Hamburg International Queer Film Festival