Winners 2020

These are the winners of the 9th edition of the festival:

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


UFERFRAUEN – LESBISCHES L(I)EBEN IN DER DDR
Barbara Wallbraun, Germany 2019

Although homosexuality was no longer a punishable offence in the GDR as early as 1968, this by no means meant that the state really accepted this deviation from the socialist norm biography with its small families consisting of father, mother and child.

The director lets 6 protagonists tell their story, with the curious turns and their very personal self-liberation in an open and honest way and with refreshing ease.


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The Audience Award for the most popular short film in the queer category goes to:


GOD’S DAUGHTER DANCES
Sungin Byun, South Korea 2020

A Korean film from 2020 by Sungbin Byun, which tells the story of Shin-mi, a trans dancer. One day she sets off for her military service exam after receiving a call from the Military Manpower Administration.


This time, two lesbian-themed short films have received an exact same audience rating and share the award:


TOUCHING AN ELEPHANT
Lara Milena Brose, Germany 2019
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REVOLVO

Francy Fabritz, Germany 2019

Francy Fabritz is the director of this German film in which two women kidnap a dubious right-wing politician. The director says of her film: In REVOLVO, it is especially important to me that two women over 50 oppose the current shift to the right in society. Women who are usually denied adventure, fun and above all criminal energy.

The Audience Award for the most popular short film in the gay category goes to:


RUSHES – IN DEN BINSEN
Clara Zoe My-Linh von Arnim, Austria 2019

This Austrian film by student Clara Zoe My-Linh von Arnim is set in the Bavarian Forest. The hungover Christoph sits next to his mother on a high seat. He wants to finally come out today, but this doesn’t seem to be the best time. Everything goes wrong, and as if that were not enough, his friend comes along. A calm story with a funny break.


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The jury, consisting of Chrissy Grundl, Frances Hill and Ralph Kinkel, awards the main prize 2020 to:


REVOLVO
Francy Fabritz, Germany 2019


Francy Fabritz is the director of this German film in which two women kidnap a dubious right-wing politician. The director says of her film: In REVOLVO, it is especially important to me that two women over 50 oppose the current shift to the right in society. Women who are usually denied adventure, fun and above all criminal energy.

The jury gives an honorable mention to:


TOUCHING AN ELEPHANT
Lara Milena Brose, Germany 2019

Ritah fled to Germany to escape anti-lesbian violence and persecution in Uganda. But the authorities make her life difficult.



MALL
Jerry Hoffmann, Germany 2019

The introverted Didi is visitng a megastore with his male-dominated family. When the family wants to leave the store, the alarm goes off!