It's a feat to be proud of that the Hamburg International Queer Film Festival has been running for nearly three decades. The festival has seen attitudes towards the LGBTQI communities in Hamburg evolve greatly in that time, all the while creating a name for itself as the longest running and largest queer film festival in all of German - not to mention the second largest film festival in Hamburg (after the renowned Hamburg FilmFest).
In this light, it is even more impressive that the festival is funded through ticket sales and organised almost entirely by volunteers. This approach has proved successful: every year, the festival attracts approximately 15,500 visitors to 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 LGBTQI-friendly choice of topics. Films are shown in the original version with English subtitles (if indicated as “OmeU”).
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For more information, please visit the official Hamburg International Queer Film Festival website.