Last year we started a new event series in Berlin called TQU-Tresen. In these events we bring together different queer perspectives through different media and performances. The first 5 events had a big turnout and were extremely lovely.

In November 2018 we hosted our first SHORT FILM NIGHT featuring four fantastic films exploring queerness in Jordan, France, Ghana and Germany. The films told different stories about masculinity, femininity, family relations, art and activism and they left the audience very impressed.

This year we would like to host four more nights of short films. Again we would like to group the films so that they juxtapose different experiences of queerness. We like raising questions and starting a good debate much more than giving answers!

Every experience and approach is valid and we can’t wait to see your submissions. We’re open to all genres and topics, but films should be in English or have English subtitles.

Selected films will be shown at one of our upcoming events in Berlin, Germany and at the Whose Museum in Malmö, Sweden this year.

TQU only accepts submissions of short films at the moment.
You may submit films regardless of prior screening status or year of completion.

Once a film has been accepted to be screened at an upcoming event it can no longer be withdrawn.

The filmmaker grants permission to TQU to screen the film at the advertised event as well as future TQU events (unless indicated otherwise in a cover letter with the submission form).
The filmmaker agrees that TQU can use up to 5 stills from the movie for promotional purposes or can provide their own promotional pictures.

Overall Rating
  • Richard E Haywood

    I loved being apart of this festival.

    December 2019
  • Great communication, wonderful support. Top!

    December 2019
  • Myat Noe

    Very first film festival to showcase my film.

    December 2019
  • Marco Antonio Alves

    Even being on different continents, the attention and affection for our receptivity were unmatched. A festival that I can only classify with special.

    December 2019
  • Thank you for having us in your festival!

    December 2019