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 12th QUEER-Streifen festival in October 2023, 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 for shot films, free submission for students (please apply for submission code via mail or submit a copy of your student card)

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: 2021, 2022, 2023.
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. There is no submission fee. However, these films are not part of the international short film competition.

It is not possible to refund submission fees!

Overall Rating
  • Cailleah Scott-Grimes

    Great festival! Was not able to attend in person, but communication was clear and friendly. Fantastic program. Would love to join again.

    November 2022
    Response from festival:

    Thank you for your review, Cailleah. Hope to see more of your work.

  • Was a pleasure to be part of this edition, with my short EL SECRETO DE SORAYA.
    Great comunication with Michel and Josef.
    Really nice festival! Thank you guys!
    Hope to be part once again!


    November 2022
    Response from festival:

    Thank you. Looking forward to your next work.

  • Patricia Kelly

    What a wonderful festival to be part of. They were very welcoming and attentive hosts and we really enjoyed our film's screening in the cosy Regensburg cinema. We absolutely recommend submitting to this festival and attending in person, if possible. A lovely experience.

    November 2022
    Response from festival:

    Thank you for joining us during the festival. We are looking forward to your next submissions, Patricia.

  • Stefan Langthaler

    Wonderful festival! Superbly organised, beautifully programmed and a super friendly team! We won the Gay Shorts Audience Award with FABIU and BOOM AND BLOOM and will hopefully be back again soon! Thank you so much for having us!

    October 2022
    Response from festival:

    Thank you, Stefan. Looking forward to your next submission. Congratulations with the audience award.

  • Anthony Pieck

    Everything went flawless! From the submission till the award ceremony; it was perfect.
    Especially their communication to us deserves a praise, they were always kind and showed so much respect.
    Hopefully I can attend the festival for their next edition!

    October 2022
    Response from festival:

    Thank you for the positive review, Anthony, and congratulations with your audience reward.