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

Overall Rating
  • Solaris Pictures

    What an amazing festival it was to attend and participate with our film EVENING SHADOWS in 2018. The festival director and team are so committed in ensuring a great showcase for your film. It was indeed a pleasure to have our film screen there.
    Check out all our 17 awards & 67 film festival screenings at https://bit.ly/32myl1K

    July 2019
  • While we were unable to attend, the communication was fantastic and our film and team were always treated with the utmost respect. This is a great festival that invests a lot in the films it selects. Highly recommended!

    November 2018
  • Mridul George

    The communication part is top notch ! After getting selected,they did an intense follow up to make sure that everything is in place.

    May 2018
  • 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
    Response from festival:

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

  • Ra-ey Saleh

    Great festival and communication.


    November 2017