Our film awards have taken a break in recent years.
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.
The Audience Awards
have been supported for years by Hamburg Pride e.V for the prize money for GLOBOLA, Boutique Bizarre for the prize money for URSULA GENDER BENDER, Junges Hotel for the prize money for URSULA SCHWULA and synthese Unternehmensentwicklung for URSULA LESBISCH. We look forward to seeing you again next year!
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 QueerScope Prize is jointly awarded by 22 German QueerScope festivals to the best queer debut film. QueerScope is a union of independent German queer film festivals that yearly honours a debut feature film
You can find out which films were chosen in recent years on the QueerScope page.