International queer film festival Merlinka is organized every year from 2009 in Belgrade Serbia. For seven days we screen short, documentary and featured LGBT-themed films.
Only gay, lesbian, bisexual, trangender, transsexual-themed films.

Dorothy's slipper award for the best short queer film
2019 - Dante vs. Mohammed Ali by Marc Wagenaar
2018 - Whole, directed by Slava Doytcheva
2017 - The Fish Curry, directed by Abhishek Verma
2016 - Dove, directed by Konstantinos Chaliasas
2015 - 09:55-11:05, Ingrid Ekman, Bergsgatan 4B, directed by Cristine Berglund, Sophie Vukovic
2014 - I call it love, directed by Elsy Hajjar; Through The Mirror, directed by Breech Asher Harani
2013 - Camionero, directed by Sebastián Miló
2012 - I’ve Only Just Begun, directed by E.
2011 - Frischluft Therapie, directed by Christoph Scheermann
2010 - Tools 4 Fools, directed by Kate A. Brandt


Overall Rating
  • It has been an honor to participate in this great Festival, which has been held for so many years !!! We are very grateful and proud to be part of your story !!! Ahead!!!

    February 2020
    Response from festival:

    Thank you, dear Miguel :)

  • Anthony Newen

    Predrag, the festival organizer is insanely good. He’s extremely communicative and answers all questions I had. The festival was a great way for me to make friends as we had some downtime to explore the city of Belgrade Serbia, and Merlinka curates very good films.

    December 2019
    Response from festival:

    Thank you for coming to Belgrade, and we hope to see more films from you in the future...

  • Dazhi Huang

    Best festival experience I ever had so far, the communication was fast and on point, and the curation of the films are top notch!

    December 2019
    Response from festival:

    Thank you for coming to Belgrade.
    Hope to see more films from you in the future that we can screen.

  • Aleksandar Arsovski

    Consistently solid festival. Good networking opportunities with other filmmakers as well.

    December 2019
    Response from festival:

    Thank you for visiting our festival :)

  • Maša Zia Lenárdič

    Most amazing film festival we have been to! Excellent organisation, most kind, efficient and clear communication. Was an honour to have our film screened at Merlinka and we overall enjoyed the entire film festival program. Staff is incredibly nice, the venue is great and all in all we had the most unforgettable time.

    January 2019
    Response from festival:

    Kisses from Belgrade :)