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LGBT film festivals across Europe
Let me apologise in advance for spamming your reading list. I've been lazy and haven't posted my eurOut articles over here in almost two months. :/ Don't worry, I'm not going to re-post every single thing I've written since then. Aaaanyway, here's the first of three.

First published at eurOut.

This week Lists Are Hot presents a list of European LGBT film festivals sorted alphabetically by country.

image by Ryan Baxter

identities. queer film festival (Vienna, next in 2011)
Vienna's international queer film festival is independent since 2003. Before that it had been part of the VIENNALE. It is biennial and will next take place in 2011.

Brussels Lesbian and Gay Film Festival (Brussels, 2011)
This is not just a film festival, but includes panel discussions, exhibitions, music and live performances as well.

Czech Republic
Mezipatra - Czech GLBT Film Festival (Brno/Prague/Ostrava, November 2010)
Mezipatra was founded 10 years ago as "Duha nad Brnem" (Rainbow over Brno). It has since expanded and also takes place in Prague and Ostrava.

Copenhagen Gay & Lesbian Film Festival (Copenhagen, October 22 - 31, 2010)
This festival is celebrating its 25th anniversary this year. Until the new program is presented you can have a look at last years winners and read the jury's reasoning.

Paris Lesbian and Gay Film Festival (Paris, November 12 - 21, 2010)

Lesbisch Schwule Filmtage Hamburg (Hamburg, October 19 - 24, 2010)
The LSF are celebrating their 20th anniversary this year. With around 15,000 visitors each year they are now one of the biggest film festivals in Hamburg.

Verzaubert. Queer Film Weekend (München/Frankfurt/Köln/Berlin, November 2010)
Verzaubert visits four major German cities and shows a selection of queer movies.

Budapest Pride (Budapest, July 4 - 11, 2010)
Depending on when this article gets uploaded you might just catch the last couple of movies of this festival. Fingers crossed! :)

GAZE Film Festival (Dublin, July 29 - August 02, 2010)
GAZE first began in 1992, when homosexuality was still illegal in Ireland. This year GAZE is celebrating its 18th anniversary with over 52 premieres, new independent features, documentaries, shorts, award winners and experimental films.

MIX Milano (Milano)
MIX Milano is Italy's main lgbtq culture festival. You can read more about it in our previous article here.

Torino GLBT Film Festival (Torino)

Skeive Filmer (Oslo, September 24 - October 1, 2010)
Skeive Filmer is celebrating its 20th anniversary this year, with around 40 screenings of feature films and shorts.

Queer Lisboa (Lisbon, September 17 - 25, 2010)
Queer Lisboa is Lisbon's longest running film festival.

Gay Film Nights (Cluj-Napoca, October 11 - 17, 2010)
Gay Film Nights is held annually since 2004 and is organised by the Romanian LGBT organisation Be An Angel.

Ljubljana Gay and Lesbian Film Festival (Ljubljana, November 27 - December 4, 2010)
This year marks the festival's 26th anniversary.

Barcelona International Gay & Lesbian Film Festival (Barcelona, July 01 - 10, 2010)

Festival del Mar (Ibiza & Majorca, June)

LESGAICINEMAD: Madrid Gay and Lesbian Film Festival (Madrid, October 28 - November 7, 2010)
Have a look at LESGAICINEMAD's collection of trailers at their youtube channel.

Andalusian Gay and Lesbian Film Festival: alANDAlesgai (Sevilla)
alANDAlesgai has been held for the 5th time last year. Unfortunately I couldn't find any information when, or indeed if, it is going to take place in 2010 as well.

Pink Apple (Zürich/Frauenfeld, May)
Pink Apple is the largest lgbt film festival in Switzerland.

Queersicht (Bern, November 11 - 17, 2010)
Queersicht is an annual lgbt film festival and first took place in 1997. It attracts around 3000 visitors each year.

United Kingdom
GFEST - Gaywise FESTival (London, November 8 - 21, 2010)
"An annual event in November, GFEST comprises of performance events, short film screenings, visual arts exhibitions, workshops, debates parties & events."

London Lesbian & Gay Film Festival (London, March)
This year's festival is already over, but you still got a chance to see some great movies. LLGFF is on tour through the UK until the end of September.

Queer Up North (Manchester, May)
The festival for queer arts and culture in the north of the UK.

Further reading: Film Festival World.

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