8th Filmfest homochrom
16-21/10/2018, Cologne
23-28/10/2018, Dortmund

☆ many premieres
☆ international film guests
☆ audience awards "Chromie"
☆ German subtitling
☆ completely in cinema format DCP since 2014
☆ might not take place, if funding doesn't get better

Filmfest homochrom in Cologne and Dortmund is one of the younger of about 24 LGBTIQ (lesbian, gay, bi, trans*, intersex, queer) film festivals in Germany. But it grew quickly since its formation in 2011, and in its fifth year it became the second-largest and -influencial. It takes place in one of Europe’s biggest metropolitan areas, Rhine-Ruhr – Cologne being Germany’s gay capital with 10% LGBTIQ inhabitants, and Dortmund being a football and former steel and beer city. We are giving our best to establish an outstanding programme. That’s why we are looking for outstanding films – premieres preferred.

After years of establishing the festival under precarious conditions, the future of homochrom depends on higher funding and livable wages. In the end the decisions of the cultural offices of Cologne and Dortmund, the state North Rhine-Westfalia as well as the state’s film fund Film- und Medienstiftung NRW will tell, if LGBT (film) culture is wanted and appreciated in Germany’s most populous stated – after all, there aren’t so many other cultural LGBT projects receiving funding or support in NRW.

audience award "Chromie" for a) feature-length fiction, b) feature-length documentary, and c) short films in three competitive programmes (lesbian, gay, and trans*-queer)

Films must have a clear LGBTIQ (lesbian, gay, bi, trans*, intersex, queer) content, and not be older than two years (2016-2018). With your submission you guarantee that all rights for festival exhibition are cleared. All genres, lengths or styles are welcome – premieres preferred.

Filmfest homochrom prefers films which aren't available on the internet in full length.

Filmfest homochrom does pay reasonable screening fees for feature-length films and invites as many filmmakers as possible.

Films which are neither German nor English-speaking must have German or English subtitles. For the screenings we will translate or create German subtitles. It is highly appreciated, if you have subtitle/CC files (SRT etc. with time-codes) or a transcript at hand.

Because we cannot guarantee that the 8th Filmfest homochrom will really take place, there is no submission fee. Extended deadline only after e-mail request.

For further information on submissions see www.homochrom.de/filmfest-2018

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    Erick s. kirchhausen

    I loved the good communication that the festival had with me <3 <3 <3
    It was a great honor to has been selected with my short film :)

    November 2017
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    Response from festival:

    Thank you, Erick. It was our honour to have your sizzling film.

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    Ra-ey Saleh

    Great festival and communication.

    Ra-ey

    November 2017
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    Lucas Santa Ana

    Great Experience. I wish I could have come to the festival.

    December 2016
  • So proud to be selected by such an awesome film festival. Was regularly in touch with Martin who was the perfect host and organiser. Fully recommend Homochrom to all filmmakers! Thank you Martin!

    November 2016
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    Response from festival:

    Thank you, Reg. It was a pleasure to have your film.

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    Lindy Boustedt

    What an honor to have our film included in homochrom! Martin runs a top-notch fest and we had a wonderful time attending. The crowd at our screening was healthy and we had a fantastic Q&A discussion after the film was finished. We highly recommend this festival!

    November 2016
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    Response from festival:

    It was wonderful that you attended the festival and thereby made it so much better.