The Jury Award
Seven outstanding feature and documentary films are nominated for this year’s jury prize, worth 5,000 €. The winner will be announced before the Closing Film.
This year’s selection for the jury prize:
BREVE HISTORIA DEL PLANETA VERDE (BRIEF STORY FROM THE GREEN PLANET) (Argentinien/Brasilien/Spanien/Deutschland 2019)
ESPERO TUA (RE)VOLTA (YOUR TURN) (Brasilien 2019)
KUCUMBU TUBUH INDAHKU (MEMORIES OF MY BODY) (Indonesien 2018)
LOVE AND DEATH IN MONTMARTRE (Honkong, 2019)
LUCIÉRNAGAS (FIREFLIES) (Griechenland/Dominikanische Republik/Mexiko 2018)
SAINT FRANCES (USA 2019)
ZEN SUL GHIACCIO SOTTILE (ZEN IN THE ICE RIFT) (Italien 2018)
The Audience Awards
We are a community festival – which, amongst other things, means that you, the viewers, have a big say in who wins the awards.
With the URSULA, you can award the filmmakers of thebest gender-bender, lesbian and gay short film with 1,000 Euros. The GLOBOLA goes to your favourite feature film and the DOKULA to your favourite documentary. Each come with a prize of 1,000 Euros. The last of our audience awards, the MADE IN GERMANY, is for the best German short film in the young talents competition.
Our gratitude goes to Hamburg Pride e.V for making the GLOBOLA possible, to Boutique Bizarre for the URSULA GENDER-BENDER category, to Junges Hotel for the URSULA GAY category and to synthese Unternehmensentwicklung for the URSULA LESBIAN category.
Each year a three-member jury decides which of the jury films selected from the programme group of the Film Festival should receive the 5,000 Euro Jury award. The Film Festival tries to ensure that the jury is as diverse as possible. Generally, the director of the film which won the Jury Award in the previous year, a person from another international queer film festival and a film-critic and/or academic from Germany are invited to participate.
This year’s jury members are:
DANIEL NOLASCO (Brazil)
MEL PRITCHARD (Australia)
ZOYA (Berlin, Germany)
Our film for the Iris Prize
The Hamburg International Queer Film Festival is a partner of the Iris Prize in Cardiff (UK). Every year we nominate a film for this competition for lesbian-gay-transgender short films and the winner receives the fabulous amount of 25,000 pounds Sterling!
QueerScope Debut Film award
The chosen winner of the QUEERSCOPE DEBUT FILM AWARD 2019 is THE GARDEN LEFT BEHIND which will be screenedafter the closing night ceremony, where all awards are announced. QueerScope is a union of independent German queer film festivals that yearly honours a debut feature film