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First Edition of the QueerCine International Film Festival, an Instant Hit

Past week marked the inaugural edition of the QueerCine International Film Festival, a new annual event that showcases independent queer cinema from Belgium and around the globe. The first edition proved to be very successful, unifying the love for cinema and the commitment to amplifying diverse voices.

Festival director and curator Lion Lamour comments: “It was truly inspiring to witness the substantial turnout, reaffirming the festival's significance. Encouraged by the enthusiastic response from numerous attendees, I eagerly anticipate the prospect of orchestrating a second edition. I am eager to commence the process of curating fresh additions to the lineup.”

The jury panel chose to award the following films as winners of the 2024 edition:

Best Narrative Feature Film

Easy Tiger (Belgium) by Karel Tuytschaever

Best Narrative Short Film

Our Males and Females (Jordan) by Ahmad Alyaseer

Best New Voice

I Love You Don't Leave Me (USA) by Alex Leombruno

Best Documentary Short Film

Leaving Chouchou (France) by Lucie Demange

Best Experimental Film

After Bed (United States) by TT Takemoto

Best Underground Film

A Body Like Mine (Germany) by Maja Classen & Puck

Best Super Short Film

Fragments (United Kingdom) by Mélodie Roulaud    

Best Poetry Film

Elegy (Belgium) by Jérémy Adonis

Best Dance Film

Circle (United States) by Phillip Kaminiak

Best Music Video

Bellydance Vogue (Lebanon) by Hadi Moussally

Congratulations to all participating filmmakers! QueerCine International Film Festival would like to thank Velvet Room for their amazing support in creating this first edition.



Welcome to QueerCine, the dynamic international film festival dedicated to celebrating the rich tapestry of LGBTQ+ stories from around the globe. At QueerCine, we believe that everyone is a little bit queer, and our festival provides a safe and inclusive space for audiences to revel in the diversity of human experience.

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