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
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
  • K. Kypers

    I was honored to be a part of a festival as lovely as the Merlinka festival. Although I was unable to attend in person, it was exciting to be able to follow the festival on social media--even though I wasn't there I managed to gain networking connections through Twitter and Instagram. Festival organizers were a pleasure to communicate with to answer any questions I had and they even emailed me a PDF of the festival program. I hope I can attend in person in the future!

    February 2018
    Response from festival:

    Thank you :)

  • Erik Lemke

    I very much recommend the Merlinka Festival! I couldn't be there but had a special wish they fulfilled. They help the films. That's a nice idealistic approach that I value.

    December 2017
    Response from festival:

    Thank you, dear Erik :)

  • Karni Haneman

    A fantastic festival! I had the honor to participate and enjoyed every minute of it. Great film selection, great communication and organization, and all in a beautiful and friendly city.

    December 2017
    Response from festival:

    Dear Karni,
    It was a honor to screen your film, and we hope we will have the opportunity to screen many, many of your films in the future. Thank you.

  • Konstantinos Chaliasas

    One of the greatest Lgbt festivals worldwide. An excelent organization with a very humane approach and with a wonderful atmoshere.

    January 2017
  • Natalia Bougadellis

    I saw photos from the event. I really wish I could have made it!

    January 2017
    Response from festival:

    Dear Natalia,
    I hope in near future you will visit our festival :)