The winners in 2022 have been announced!

These are the winners of the 11th edition of the QUEER-STREIFEN festival Regensburg:

Most popular feature film

The non-monetary Audience Award for the best feature film goes to:

Audience Award Best Feature Film QUEER-Streifen Regensburg 2022

by Wes Hurley, USA, 2021

Early on, little Potato realizes that he is different. He doesn’t like naked women in magazines at all, and the communist system of his home country Vladivostok is not his cup of tea either. Because the single mother Lena, with her morally difficult job as a gulag doctor, also sees no future in the country, a decision is made: off to the USA, the land of unimagined possibilities! But even there, many things are not as they seem.
With a lot of love for the production and even more love for his characters, director Wes Hurley, who himself emigrated from Russia to the USA at the age of 16, tells of dreams, hopes and the desire for self-realization. In this sometimes thoughtful, sometimes cynical, but always highly entertaining film, even the Mother of God herself gets to belt out a few lines!

Sparkasse Regensburg
Awards sponsored by

Audience Awards at € 200 per short film programme:

Audience Award Queer Short Film QUEER-Streifen Regensburg 2022

Anthony Pieck, Belgium, 2022

What Sid has done is so intolerable to his father that he asks Sid to have his last name changed to spare the family further disgrace. But what does the accused say to this?

Audience Award Lesbian Short Film QUEER-Streifen Regensburg 2022

Charlotte Kennett, USA, 2022

Contrary to what most people think, 99% of all “psychopaths” are not serial killers. Andra tries to form a relationship with Sadie, two women who couldn’t be more different.

Audience Award Gay Short Film QUEER-Streifen Regensburg 2022

NEUZEIT (Boom and Bloom)
Stefan Langthaler, Austria, 2022

Sweeping up the pieces of a failed relationship with a talkative but not exactly sensitive father on an Alpine hike? A tightrope act at dizzy heights!


Praxiszentrum Alte Mälzerei
Award sponsored by

QUEER-STREIFEN Jury Award (500 €):

The jury, consisting of Francy Fabritz, Kristóf Gellén and Pedro Álvarez Olañeta, awards the main prize 2022 to:

Bartosz Brzezinski, Poland, 2021

Statement of the jury:

A film that, through its style and use of many metaphors and symbols, manages to captivate the viewer from the very first second. The acting of the young actors makes us understand what it is like to grow up in dusty binary structures and to want to discover and live a different sexuality and love than the one recognised as “right” by the Eastern patriarchy. Away from it all, when our protagonists, imitating the liberating cry of the wolves, experience a little bit of freedom, one feels the hunch and possibility of freedom and discovery. All the more painful – also thanks to excellent writing and camerawork – is the end, which almost silently brings one back to reality and repeatedly asks the question: does it have to be like this? So lonely? So painful? So absolutely incomprehensible?

The Jury Prize of 500€ for the Best Short Film of the 11. QUEER-Streifen Film Festival Regensburg goes to THE HOWLING by Bartosz Brzezinski.

Special mention

Special Mention QUEER-Streifen Regensburg 2022

Thibault Bru, Frankreich, 2021

PÉRIPHERIE is a perfect example of how well a short film can address controversial and poorly represented topics and people in just a few minutes. Age, pregnancy in old age, career as a woman, BPOC women in the workplace, the desire to have children and same-sex parenthood. In the smallest space in a car, the film concisely tells a relationship, a difficult situation and the power of communication. And all this with perfect craftsmanship.

PÉRIPHERIE by Thibault Bru receives a special mention from the jury.

Festival 2022 – Programme

The QUEER-Streifen Regensburg will take place from

October 20 to 26, 2022

in the Kinos im Andreasstadel.

The programme is now set! You can find it in the short version at Festival where you will also find the program booklet in German. If you are already curious about the selection of long or short films, you can look them up at feature films as well as gay, lesbian and queer short films.

We are looking forward to seeing you!

The winners in 2021 have been announced!

These are the winners of the 10th edition of the QUEER-STREIFEN festival Regensburg:

Most popular feature film

The non-monetary Audience Award for the best feature film goes to:

by Sebastian Meise, Austria/Germany, 2021

Sparkasse Regensburg
Awards sponsored by

Audience Awards at € 200 per short film programme:

Roberto Pérez Toledo, Spain, 2020


Lou-Brice Léonard, France, 2020


Stefan Langthaler, Austria, 2020


Praxiszentrum Alte Mälzerei
Award sponsored by

QUEER-STREIFEN Jury Award (500 €):

The jury, consisting of Jens Holzhäuser, Heinrich Horwitz and Insa Wiese, awards the main prize 2021 to:

Roberto Pérez Toledo, Spain, 2020

Statement of the jury:

BEFORE THE ERUPTION is the story of a circle of friends that has been closely connected from childhood to young adulthood. Despite their different ways of life, they maintain their connection, homogeneity and familiarity through regular, joint vacations. This time they reconnect on a volcanic island and find that the landscape of their friendship, through a seemingly unpredictable eruption, has also begun to change or even be recreated. This is how a member of the small group describes the transformation of Em. From the perspective of the reporter and the other friends, Em is not involved as a young man for the first time, but as a person in transition. A volcanic eruption is not understood as destructive, but as a formative and enriching force of nature, which produces new landscapes, as well as changes and enriches existing ones.
The jury pays tribute to the loving and empowering approach to the topic, which gives the audience the opportunity to perceive a person in transition not as an isolated peculiarity, but as a powerful, self-confident and equal part of the whole. For us, the film is an amazing example of how to deal with queer issues in an empowering, encouraging and connecting way without polarizing and problematizing. Roberto Pérez Toledo manages to make the self-confident and empowered position of Em as tangible as that of his friends. This also succeeds because the reporting friend ultimately gives Em sovereignty over the own history of change. In an almost poetic way, the changing person and their environment form a self-evident unity that celebrates its cohesion and its own changeability. Thus, the film succeeds in balancing the sensitivity and uncertainty of coming-out and the promise of a changing, inclusive, colorful and queer world.

The decision in favour of BEFORE THE ERUPTION is also intended to point out that trans persons and their process of transition are still stigmatized to varying degrees and excluded from society. This also applies to the field of art and culture. Yet art in particular has the ability to broaden or change perspectives and to question and influence social norms. For this purpose, it is important that more people are involved and promoted in the art and cultural sector who are queer, disabled or not in compliance with other current social norms. The fact that these groups are exploited and kept away from crucial positions is still a problem and cannot be accepted.
The jury’s prize of 500€ for the best short film of the 10. QUEER-Streifen Film Festival Regensburg goes to ANTES DE LA ERUPCIÓN by Roberto Peréz Toledo, Spain

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.