About the Festival
QUEER Film Fest Weiterstadt takes place annually at the municipal movie theater of the city of Weiterstadt (Kommunales Kino Weiterstadt). The theater is quite small (73 seats), but it offers best viewing quality with wide screen, latest digital technology and sound system.
In 2017 the 21. edition of the festival will take place October 25 to November 08.
Our aim is to give a platform to films that do not promote heteronormative ways as the only valid choice. While the number of films was rather limited at the beginning, LGBTQ* filmmaking has grown over the years, and from the many short and feature films produced world-wide each year, which deal with lesbian, gay, bisexual, transsexual, transgender or queer topics, we provide an international selection which hopefully encourages the dialogue about acceptance and equal rights, points out injustices and discriminations, still existing in Germany and around the globe—but above all we love to celebrate great films with you!
The QUEER Film Fest program will be published beginning of October 2017. A lot of films are in original language with German subtitles and until now, there has always been a little choice of English language films.
During non-festival times, the regular program of the „Kommunales Kino Weiterstadt“ sometimes offers queer films. It is always worth checking the program under:
Submissions for 2017 are closed. Submissions for the 22nd QUEER Filmfest Weiterstadt 2018 will be accepted starting December 2017.
Eligibility, rules and regulations for 2017 can be found following the link below. They will most likely not change for 2018 submissions.
are at 5,00 € (full price) or 4,00 € (reduced rate).
or via office phone
+ 49 6150 12185
Kommunales Kino Weiterstadt
From Darmstadt, several bus lines run from Luisenplatz or Hauptbahnhof. The bus stop in Weiterstadt is called „Wilhelm Leuschner Platz“. If you walk a little bit up against arriving direction and across the parking place of the city council, you see the 80s brick building which hosts the movie theater in the basement.
If you do not like the bus, there is a train running from Darmstadt, Mainz or Wiesbaden, which stops at Weiterstadt. Walking from the train station to the movie theater takes about 10 minutes.
You can find bus and train information under: www.rmv.de