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The th XPOSED International Queer Film Festival Berlin

New festival dates: August 11-15, 2021
Deadline for Queer Short Film Fund Submissions: July 16th

Dear visitor,

Thank you for coming here! Our website is currently under construction, but we’ll be back in early July with a redesigned website and the announcement of the 2021 festival program.

But here’s the most important information on what’s to come:

The 15th edition of the XPOSED Queer Film Festival Berlin will take place from August 11-15th, 2021.

The festival will return to its home, the beloved Moviemento Kino, as well as WOLF Kino. For 2021 the XPOSED locations will further expand: parts of the program are planned to be shown at IL Kino, Atelier Gardens Open Air Cinema @ BUFA, Open Air Kino Mitte and Freiluftkinos Kreuzberg and Rehberge. The online program will happen in partnership with the Salzgeber Club.

The special 15th edition of XPOSED has been in the making since autumn of 2019. It will show a record number of short films, plus a deep dive into the festival’s love for the archive, celebrating some important works in queer film history. The festival will also integrate an online program that will not only consist of film screenings, but panels, workshops and filmmaker interaction. It will also be the last edition for Bartholomew Sammut as the festival director. After 15 years, the founder of XPOSED has decided to hand the festival directorship over to Merle Groneweg, who already acted as co-director since 2018.

To stay updated on further news, follow our social media channels on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter.

For general inquiries, send us an email to info(a)xposedfilmfestival.com or press(a)xposedfilmfestival.com.


7th QUEER SHORT FILM FUND: Deadline for submissions on July 16th

With the QUEER SHORT FILM FUND the festival wants to support queer filmmaking. The current pandemic shows once more the importance of visibility of our community. Due to the postponement of the festival dates, the deadline for submissions will be pushed to the 16th of July! So there is still plenty of time to work on proposals.

The fund is awarded a cash prize of 1,500€, a voucher for filming equipment worth 2,000€, provided by 25p* cine support and two days of Grading – including Conforming – with additional creation of a DCP & Web Screener worth 3,000€, provided by Planemo Film as well as a voucher for the use of one of the dubbing studios in the amount of 2000€ from BUFA. In addition, the fund is accompanied by a mentoring programme: An industry expert advises the winner in five sessions from script development to the production phase and post-production.


  • The Applicant must be the copyright holder of the project.
  • The Applicant must have made at least 1 short film to be eligible.
  • The Applicant must live in Germany.
  • Student projects are eligible, as long as they retain the rights of the film.
  • Projects must be no longer than 10 minutes in duration.
  • Projects can be in any film/video/other format.

Submissions – 5pm – July 16, 2021
Semi Finalist Pre Selection Notification – July 26, 2021
Semi Finalist Public Pitching Session – August 14, 2021
Winner Announcement – August 15, 2021


(please include a link to download all materials underneath your Project Synopsis)

  • a one pager – that should include, title, synopsis, project length, contact details and short biography of the director and key creatives.
  • a script – created in final draft format, delivered in pdf format.
  • a visual document – delivered as a pdf document.
  • a budget – delivered in either excel or pdf.
  • a page of links – to directors and or key creatives past work.
  • all materials must be provided or translated into German or English.

All Applications must be emailed directly to – filmfund(at)xposedfilmfestival.com


Support the festival – become a XPOSED member!

As of 2020, XPOSED became a non-profit organization. The festival is now looking for new members! With 30€ per year you can support queer film and the festival. If you are interested in becoming a member, please send as a message to info(a)xposedfilmfestival.com


Our partners

XPOSED would like to thank all of their Partners, who without their help, this festival would not be possible!



Our Cooperation Partners