Regensburg is a truly modern city with a surprisingly vibrant variety of film festivals (e.g. the International Short Film Week, the HARD:LINE Festival, Transit Filmfest, CinEScultura or the Stummfilmwoche).
During the 11th QUEER-Streifen festival in October 2022, 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.
The audience decides which films get the audience award for best gay, lesbian and queer short film.
The festival is non-profit and non-commercial.
To allow the festival to bring the vivid diversity of LGBTQ films to the silver screen, we would like to encourage you to submit your work.
QUEER-Streifen is member of QueerScope, the organisation of independent German queer film festivals.

QUEER-Streifen Short Film Jury 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 LGBTI* (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!

Short films should be under 30 minutes.

Non German and non English language films need to include German or English subtitles (preferably burned in).

Year of production: 2020, 2021, 2022.
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.


Features and documentaries over 30 minutes are also accepted and viewed. However, they are not part of the international short film competition.

Overall Rating
  • Alexandre de Villeneuve

    Great LGBT festival with artistic and sensitive approach

    November 2021
    Response from festival:

    Thank you, Alexandre, for your review.

  • Thank you Querer-Streifen Regensburg for this very special German Premiere of my little film "The Rendez-Vous". The communication was very prompt and friendly. Hope to see you soon!

    March 2021
    Response from festival:

    Thank you for your feedback, Mo.

  • Liang Zhao

    Though I was not able to travel to attend the film festival, the communication has been great and fast from the staff. My team and I were very happy to have our short film included into QUEER- Streifen Regensburg. Wish the best for the next year's event!

    November 2019
    Response from festival:

    Thank you for your reaction. We are hoping to see more of your work in the future.

  • Tyler Pierreson

    Honoured to be a part of this wonderful event. x

    November 2019
    Response from festival:

    Thank you!

  • April Kelley

    A wonderful festival we've been lucky to be a part of twice. Thank you for your continued support!

    November 2019
    Response from festival:

    And we've been lucky to have you submit your work. Please continue to do so.