Apart from fulfilling its socio-political function, Pink Apple also focuses on events in a film-historical and/or film-aesthetical context. The fringe programme consists of numerous Q&As, panels, lectures, public viewings and, occasionally, exhibitions and masterclasses. Since 2015 Pink Apple has presented a Festival Award for special merits in gay and lesbian filmmaking.

Festival Award
Short Film Award
ZKB Audience Award Best Feature Film
ZKB Audience Award Best Documentary


a) Films must have a gay, lesbian, bisexual or transgender content
b) Films must have been produced not more than 1 year ago (2020 / 2021)
c) Films must not exceed a running time of 30 minutes
d) Priority for entry will be given to films premiering in Switzerland at the festival

See more at https://pinkapple.ch/site/festival/458/Pink_Apple_Kurzfilmpreis