Initially begun as a passion project among members of Berlin’s gay film industry, the XPOSED Queer Film Festival is pleased to celebrate a decade of showcasing LGBT films with its 10th film festival. XPOSED kicks off four days of queer film on May 21st in what is sure to be an unforgettable jubilee of gay themed film.
A first for this year is the festival’s new supporting program – The XPOSED Queer Short Film Fund (entries close on the 12th May). Berlin based filmmakers are invited to submit their film project ideas and earn cash endowments. Each endowment is designed to help filmmakers bring ideas to life and bring more Queer films and stories to the world.
XPOSED presents a collection of classic queer films and premieres at this year’s festival. Among the line-up is The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert, a comedic gay-themed adventure that shows what can happen when a couple of drag queens take their show on the road. On a more sombre note, director Marçal Forés brings his latest film Amor Eterno (Everlasting Love) to this year’s festival. Amor Eterno tells a brooding story of an infatuation a teenage student develops for his teacher after running into him at a local gay cruising spot.
The film Appropriate Behavior picks apart labels in modern society. The drama unfolds for a bisexual Iranian girl who is confronted by tradition as her brother is betrothed in an arranged marriage and her girlfriend pressures her to come to out to her parents.
Film Festivals Location
More than just the German capital, Berlin is an extraordinary and lively gay friendly city. LGBT travellers will find everything from museums, to culture, to a vibrant nightlife. Berlin’s gay scene has been going strong for nearly 100 years, and the modern city features a variety of gay neighbourhoods. Among the popular stops are the neighbourhoods of Schoneberg, Fuggerstrabe, and the up and coming Kreuzberg region. During the summer months, Berlin hosts plenty of gay events and festivals, including Motzstrabenfest and the Christopher Street Day celebration.
Film Festivals Hotels
Resting at the heart of Berlin is the boutique 5-star accommodation, The Mandala Hotel. Guests of The Mandala will find spacious rooms, exquisite service offerings, and a 2-Michelin starred restaurant on location.
The modern and metropolitan Hotel Indigo Berlin – Alexanderplatz presents an ideal stay in Berlin’s bustling city centre. Located near the iconic TV Tower, guests will find this hotel within walking distance of some of Berlin’s most eclectic neighbourhoods.
Travellers in search of German culture and history will love to lavish within the Hotel Adlon Kempinski Berlin. This luxury 5-star is situated near Brandenburg Gate, footsteps from Berlin’s museums and government district. The luxury spa offers the perfect place to unwind after a day of exploring.