MIX COPENHAGEN LGBTQIA+ Film Festival started in 1986 and is now the leading LGBTQIA+ film festival in the Nordics.

We show the best in contemporary LGBTQ+ cinema that push and challenge societal notions and conceptions of gender and sexuality. Our focus is not only to bring the best queer cinema to Copenhagen, but also to provide a platform for community.

Our award for Best Feature, Best Documentary and Best Short Film is named after the Danish transgender artist Lili Elbe, who became the first person to undergo gender affirming surgery in 1930. She was married to accomplished artist Gerda Wegener. They moved to Paris in 1912 to live openly as lesbians.

The films in competition are nominated by our Programming team and the winners are selected by the International Jury.

We only screen films that center LGBTQIA+ stories, people and/or themes. We do not accept films with transgender characters portrayed by cisgender actors. Furthermore, for the 39th edition of MIX CPH, we only screen films from 2023 and 2024.

Overall Rating
  • Julieta Tetelbaum

    So happy to have been part of this film festival! Thank you for screening JOY!

    January 2024
  • Thanks! Beautiful festival for indie animation.

    November 2022