Parties and Events 2016

Parties - Special Events

Let’s get to the part where the festival gets truly festive: we have FIVE parties for you this year! Their organisers are not only supporting the festival financially, but also provide great bonding opportunities for its guests. Music, dancing, the best kissers in town! Why are you even still reading? Get bonding! Very many thanks to the party organisers!

Saturday, 8th October 2016
SPECIAL Fun Club# The LSF Solidarity Party #

for GAY GIRLS & THEIR GAY BOYS AND IN-BI://(QUEENS) from 11:30 pm in Knust, Neuer Kamp 32

DJ Berry E. with a whole lot of RnB, Pop & Club sounds

Saturday, 15th October 2016

from 10 pm in Fundbureau, Stresemannstr. 114

DJs: Luka Skywalker, ESSHAR, Didine van der Platenvlotbrug, Julie Wood, Simone

Friday, 21st October 2016

from 11 pm in Uebel & Gefährlich (Turmzimmer), Feldstr. 66

Residents: The Alphabet Pony & Johannes D. Täufer

Saturday, 22nd October 2016
from 11 pm in Nachtasyl in Thalia Theatre, Alstertor

Saturday, 29th October 2016
from 11 pm in Komet (Keller), Erichstr. 11

feat. Kevin Clash – Head Honcho of Records Shoreditch (London)

Guest Programmes

My german boyfriendBE/LONGING Diasporic Queer Lenses in Canada

Seven short films from the archive of the Queer Media Database Canada-Quebec that reveal the intricate desires and expreiences of the queer diaspora. Curator Tom Waugh and the filmmakers Michelle Mohabeer and Wayne Young will be present at the screening.

B-Movie, Saturday 22nd October, 5:30 pm


Made in Pakistan

Jury member Saadat Munir presents a selection of Pakistani queer shorts. A discussion will be held after the screening about the programme and the AKS festival in Copenhagen that he curates. The discussion will be in English.

B-Movie, Saturday 22nd October, 8:15 pm

Special - Shifts In Queer Living: the NEST Arts Collective
Special - Shifts in queer living

A culture of oppression and silence is not only African. Struggles for visibility, self- representation and liberation are daily practice in Hamburg, too. In Kenya the visual representation of queers by queers started a decade ago and the NEST Arts Collective, a creative and productive collaboration of artists, made a huge contribution to the exploring, re-imaging and visualizing of queer identities. The film clips are examples of diverse queer futures.
After the screening, Njoki Ngumi and Sybille Bauriedl will be discussing with the audience some of the apparent shifts in queer living in Nairobi, also in relation to Hamburg. The discussion will be held in English – German interpreting is possible.
Njoki Ngumi is a member of this year’s jury, and of the NEST Arts Collective. The collective’s film “ Stories of Our Lives” won the LSF JURY PRIZE in 2015. She’s also an avid Twitter user – say hi to her at @njokingumi! Sybille Bauriedl has been involved in feminist and queer activism in Hamburg for many years. She works as a social scientist researching queerness and African futures with a focus on Kenya.

B-Movie, Friday 21st October, 8.15 pm

Ausstellung Queer Video Art Exhibition

Queer Video Art Exhibition —MATERIAL, GRRRL!

Free Entry

This year, in cooperation with the gallery hinterconti e.V., we’re showing three video works outside of the cinemas.

“Cool For You” is a music/performance project by the Berlin artist Vika Kirchenbauer. Through a thermal imaging camera we see two sensually entwined bodies. The vivid sound makes this an intimate and privileged experience for the whole body.

Like many of his works (including this year’s festival trailer), “Famous Diamonds” was hand-made by the Canadian video artist Daniel McIntyre. Colours painted on to celluloid, shades and tints added by hand and then developed – McIntyre’s works carry a very unique signature.

Daniel McIntyre will be present at the opening.

Allyson Mitchell & Deirdre Logue show an everyday feminist utopia in “Hers is still a dank cave…” with green screen, knitwear and cats: “The new world is not a distant, sparkling planet … it is in the here and now.”

hinterconti e.V., Marktstr. 40A, 20357 Hamburg

Opening: Thursday 20th October, 4 pm


Opening hours:

Thursday 20th October, 4.00 –8.00 pm

Friday 21st October, 2.00–11.00 pm (Bar from 8 pm)

Saturday 22nd October, 2.00 – 8.00 pm

Sunday 23rd October, 2.00 – 6.00 pm

Die Woche Danach (The Week After)

That merciless return to Heteronorm City after the festival sucks! So come and get your booster here! A couple of days to recover: sleep in, do the laundry, eat, and then get back into the cinema! On 28th and 29th October we’re recapping all the highlights. Which ones? Stay on the lookout! The titles will be announced during the festival week and posted on

Passage 2, Friday 28th October, 7 + 21:15 pm
Passage 2, Saturday 29th October, 7 + 21:15 pm

Nachbeben (Aftershock) – a small Short Film Festival!

To go out with a bang, we'd like to thank our valiant helpers: without you, the festival is nothing! That's why we'd like to invite them (and everyone else who’s interested) after the festival, and after the week after, to the Aftershock: a fab silver screen selection and 2016’s last hang-out at the Metropolis Bar. Don’t miss it!

Metropolis, Saturday 5th November, 9.15 pm
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