Regensburg may be just a small city on the banks of the Danube, but it offers a surprisingly vibrant variety of film festivals (e.g. the International Short Film Week).
During the 8th QUEER-STREIFEN festival from October 17th to 23rd 2019, we want to continue our well received programme of LGBTQ films from around the world. The award for the best short film will be decided by a jury of three. Since 2016 there are three audience awards for one gay, one lesbian and one queer short film. The festival is non-profit and non-commercial. It is organized by the “Arbeitskreis Film Regensburg e.V.“. To allow the festival to bring the vivid diversity of LGBTQ short films to the silver screen, we would like to encourage you to submit your films.

QUEER-Streifen Short Film Award, 500 €
QUEER-Streifen Gay Short Film Audience Award, 200 €
QUEER-Streifen Lesbian Short Film Audience Award, 200 €
QUEER-Streifen Queer Short Film Audience Award, 200 €

QUEER-Streifen Feature and Documentary Audience Award

Clear LGBT (lesbian, gay, bi, trans, inter*) content
5 $ submission fee, free submission for students (please apply for submission code via mail)
It is not possible to refund submission fees!
All genres are welcome.
Non German and non English language films need to include German or English subtitles (preferably burned in).
Maximum length for the short film competition: 3 - 30 minutes

Year of production: 2017, 2018, 2019
The rights for any kind of music used in the film must be cleared by the submittter and belong to the responsibility of the submitter.

Selected film specifications:
no technical leader or tail.
first frame = film start.
last frame = end of film.

2K DCP 24FPS or 25FPS as specified by the DCI. 4K will be reduced to 2K in projection.

HD-File (720p24, 720p25, 1080p24, 1080p25). Codec: ProRes, h.264. Container: .mov, ,mp4.
Please keep subtitles extra as .srt.

Overall Rating
  • Laurie Mannessier

    Unfortunately I wasn't able to attend the festival, but they've been really kind with us and the communication was good. I wish they would have gave us some feedback after the screening, but totally understand they're busy with the festival. I'm really glad and proud our film went into this festival.

    March 2018
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    Response from festival:

    Thank you for your candid feedback, Laurie.

  • Great festival which supports the new voices of indie filmmaking. It was a huge honour to got a special mention for my short film 'Mum, I'm back' (Greece) . Wish you the best for the upcoming festivals!!

    November 2017
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    Response from festival:

    Hello Dimitris, thank you very much for your review. Wish you all the best with "Mum, I'm back" and your next projects.

  • Ferran Navarro-Beltrán

    It was an honor to take part of the festival!

    November 2016