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 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: the past editions, around 15,500 visitors attended screenings of around 130 works, ranging from full-length feature films to documentaries and short films. 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”).
15 - 20 Oct, 2019
Kampnagel, Metropolis, Passage, 3001, B-Movie, Rote Flora
For more information, please visit the official Hamburg International Queer Film Festival website.