International queer filma festival Merlinka (13)


11 Dec 2020
Call for entries

01 Sep 2021
Festival closed

18 Oct 2021
Notification date

09 Dec 2021
12 Dec 2021


Dom omladine Beograda, Makedonska 22/4,  11000, Beograd, Srbija, Serbia

Festival description
Short film festival
Feature film festival

Festival requirements
 Film festival
 Music Video
 Any Genre
 Has submission fees
 International Festival
 Physical Location
 January 2019
 Production countries: Any
 Shooting countries: Any
 Director nationalities: Any
 Debut Films 
 School projects 
 Short Films 
 Feature Films 
 Any language
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Festival start: 09 December 2021      Festival end: 12 December 2021

International queer film festival Merlinka is organized every year from 2009 in Belgrade Serbia. For five days we screen short, documentary and featured LGBT-themed films.

Only gay, lesbian, bisexual, trangender, transsexual-themed films.

Award for the best short film.

The 13th International queer film festival “Merlinka” will be taking place from 9-12 December 2021 in Main Hall of Dom omladine Beograda (Youth Center of Belgrade) – Belgrade, Serbia.

The main competition program of the festival will present only short queer films from all over the world produced in 2019 and 2021 (with possible exceptions). The films will be competing for Dorothy’s Slipper Award and money prize of 1000$. The festival’s main program will be accompanied by three side programs: Queer documentaries, Queer Featured films and Retrospective. The main focus of this year’s festival will be the force that motivates LGBT people to continuously work on improving lives of other LGBT people through politics, activism, art, media…, but this is not mandatory for official selection.

We invite film authors, as well as film arts students, to submit their films. The content of films submitted should be compatible with the festival’s framework (must be LGBTIQ-themed). Submission deadline is September 1, 2021. The application form is attached

Merlinka is non-profit festival and is organized by Gay Lesbian Info Centre (GLIC) in cooperation with Belgrade Youth Center.



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