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
2021 - Path of a ghost by Namo Safideen
2020 - Fabiu by Stefan Langthaler
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
  • Lam Can-zhao

    An awesome festival that my team and I were privileged to be a part of!

    June 2022
  • Gisela Chicolino

    A festival of this topic is really a necessary one. Please keep working on generating this exquisite programming for the audiences.

    March 2022
  • Benjamin Bonnet

    awesome fim festival ! congrats and see you next year

    January 2022
    Response from festival:

    thank you :)


    The support and love that I got from this festival was truly great.
    Winning the Best International Short Film with Path Of A Ghost will never be forgotten. Professional crew and good communcation. I recommend this festival to all the filmmakers out there.

    December 2021
    Response from festival:

    Thank you :)

  • I am honored to be selected for such a famous film festival.

    December 2021
    Response from festival:

    Thank you :)