27.10.2021: Award Ceremony

On 2021, October 27 at 20 pm the gay short films will be screened one last time – last chance!
Because directly after the short films, at about 21:30, the award ceremony for the jury and audience awards will take place! The jury prize will be awarded to a short film from one of the three categories, in addition there will be a doped short film prize and an undoped long film prize per category.

As the finale of the QUEER-strips, you can watch the winning film of the jury award again afterwards.

Tickets for the gay short films are available on the Kinos im Andreasstadel page.

23.10.2021: Flimmerkasten-Fete (Party)

Flimmerkasten-Fete goes Kinokneipe!

You must have missed it, and we did too: this year, the Flimmerkasten-Fete is back!

It will take place from 22:30 in the Kinokneipe (behind the Ostentorkino screen) – after the award ceremony of the debut film award and the Q+A with Francy Fabritz.
The music will be provided by
DJ Moxy+Flake (queerbeats, electro-vibes, classics, riotpop)

Please note that the event is 3G+ restricted, so have proof of vaccination or a recent PCR test and your ID ready.

Free entry!

23.10.2021: Debut Film Award Ceremony: NICO

The self-confident German-Persian Nico (Sara Fazilat) enjoys the summer with her best friend Rosa (Javeh Asefdjah) and enjoys the lightness of Berlin’s (night) life, until a racist attack tears them out of their carefree everyday life. Traumatized by the crime, the geriatric nurse decides never to be a victim again. She begins to train with karate world champion Andy (Andreas Marquardt). Through martial arts, Nico channels her anger, and yet for the people around her she is no longer the longer the same. More and more she loses the connection to her previous life and the people who were important to her. And even when Nico gets to know Ronny (Sara Klimoska), she no longer knows that the two have met before. Nico and Ronny grow closer until Nico’s memory suddenly returns.

The Max Ophüls Award-winning, Eline Gehring’s first feature sheds light on the situation with an “immediate,
often documentary-like atmosphere” (Saarbrücker Zeitung) the emotional consequences of a completely senseless,
racist act of violence.

NICO will be shown at the Ostentorkino on Saturday, October 23, at 20 pm. There will be a champagne reception at 7:30 pm. More infos and tickets at the Ostentorkino website.

Cinematographer Francy Fabritz will be at the screening and answer your questions at a Q&A afterwards.

21.10.2021: Opening of the festival with KAPANA

“You don’t talk much,” George (Adriano Visagie) addresses the handsome stranger in the bar, who gives him meaningful looks. “And you talk too much,” counters Simeon (Simon Hanga). For him, the encounter is a one-time thing, no one should know about it. The very next day, they meet again at a Kapana stand (Kapana is a Namibian grilled meat specialty) – in public, where Simeon can’t ignore George so easily. Because to make matters worse, the latter has not forgotten Simeon so easily …

With KAPANA the QUEER-Streifen are starting officially: We are pleased to have the film’s director, Philippe Talavera, present to watch with you and answer your questions after the film.

On Thursday, October 21, at 20:00 in the Kinos im Andreasstadel – more info about the cinema visit and tickets can be found here.

Warm-Up Film: The Rocky Horror Picture Show

Don’t dream it, watch it! And we give you the opportunity to do so. But one thing has to be an … ticipated: Please leave the guns silent and the water guns at home. Also lighters etc. are not allowed in the lab (cinema hall … ?). You don’t want to be any worry!

The cult film runs on Wednesday, Oct. 13, at 8 p.m. at the Kinos im Andreasstadel – more info on the current rules for visiting the cinema and tickets here.

Warm-Up Films: Best of Short Films

We present you an entertaining selection of the best short films of the last years. In short: A diversified program
to get you in the mood for what you can expect at the short film competition of the QUEER-Streifen Film Festival.

The films run on Wednesday, Oct. 6, at 8 p.m. at the Kinos im Andreasstadel.

Warm-Up Film: QUEEN OF AMSTERDAM (Chez Nous)

Chez Nous is a place where everything is possible. It is a refuge for people who the owner of a neighboring restaurant calls “weirdos”. The meager business is supported by a by a small but loyal clientele, who enjoy the pleasant atmosphere, the friendliness of the long-time owner Adje and the nightly drag shows. For the performer Bertie, the barmaid Babette, the lawyer Peter-Jan, and the regulars Gijs and Rachid, it’s more than just a pub – it’s their home. Unfortunately, the future of the pub is far from certain, as it is threatened with closure due to financial looms. A coming-out story, a family reunion and a David vs. Goliath battle on several fronts, health problems, marital disharmony and transience – all this awaits us. And if that’s not enough, there’s a young romance, a turf war and a clash of culture and class in more ways than one, a heist that alludes to “Mission: Impossible,” the Amsterdam CSD and a message of acceptance and understanding.

The film runs Wednesday, Sept. 29, at 8 p.m. at the Kinos im Andreasstadel – more info on the current rules for visiting the cinema and tickets here.

Last Queer Film Night (Queerfilmnacht)

Queer Film Night may have sweetened the time in recent months when you couldn’t curl up in your theater seats. Today it enters its final round with the film “Beyto“.

Beyto is an awesome swimmer and cool dude. But when the young Swiss with Turkish roots falls in love with his attractive coach Mike, his ideal world is shaken up. To preserve tradition and honor, Beyto’s parents see only one way out: their son must marry a woman as soon as possible!

For more info and tickets or to stream, go to https://www.queerfilmnacht.de/.

Queerfilmnacht goes online

The Kinos im Andreasstadel usually show at least one queer film every month at the Queerfilmnacht (queer film night). Since the cinemas have to remain closed at the moment, the Queerfilmnacht moves from the movie theater to your screen at home online – with two films per month!

In January, MOFFIE by Oliver Hermanus, which had been shown in the QUEER-Streifen festival program in autumn 2020, will be available at the Queerfilmnacht. The film tells the story of the soldier Nicholas, who serves in the South African army in times of apartheid. The mood is harsh, and his homosexuality must remain secret because any form of weakness is not tolerated and brutally sanctioned. Despite these circumstances, he falls in love with a fellow soldier. If you missed the film at the festival, you can now catch up at home.
Not shown at the 2020 festival, but nevertheless worth seeing is SISTER MY SISTER by Nancy Meckler. In 1933, the sisters Christine and Lea work as servants for a very strict Madame. The mood is turning around as the sisters become more and more distracted from their work, culminating in a morbid climax …

More information at the Kinos im Andreasstadel and at Queerfilmnacht.de.