Welcome to the new website of QUEER-Streifen Regensburg.
The 10th QUEER-STREIFEN Film Festival Regensburg takes place from October 21st to 27th 2021 at the Kinos im Andreasstadel. We are looking forward to seeing you!
Unbelievable, but queer… we’ve been around for 10 years now! And that’s why we are planning some jubilee events to come along with this year’s film festival. Stay curious about it! (So are we!)
- Winning film BEFORE THE ERUPTION: Greeting message from the director
The director of the short film BEFORE THE ERUPTION (Antes de la Erupción), Roberto Pérez Toledo, sent us a message of greeting. His film won both the Audience Award Queer Short Film and the Jury Award Best Short Film. Even though the Jury Award unfortunately did not make it to Spain in one piece, he was very happy to receive it.
- 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:
GROSSE FREIHEIT (Great Freedom)
by Sebastian Meise, Austria/Germany, 2021
Audience Awards at € 200 per short film programme:
BEFORE THE ERUPTION
Roberto Pérez Toledo, Spain, 2020
Lou-Brice Léonard, France, 2020
Stefan Langthaler, Austria, 2020
QUEER-STREIFEN Jury Award (500 €):
The jury, consisting of Jens Holzhäuser, Heinrich Horwitz and Insa Wiese, awards the main prize 2021 to:
BEFORE THE ERUPTION
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.Please note that the event is 3G+ restricted, so have proof of vaccination or a recent PCR test and your ID ready.
The music will be provided by
DJ Moxy+Flake (queerbeats, electro-vibes, classics, riotpop)
- 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.