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
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
  • 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 :)

  • Myat Noe

    Great one from Balkan! Cheers and keep up the good work that you are doing!

    December 2018
    Response from festival:

    Thank you :)

  • Richard E Haywood

    I would love to go to the festival

    December 2018
  • 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 :)