LGBT themed Short Film Contest

Edition 2018

'Holebikort', the biggest queer shorts competition is back.

Participating at Holebikort for this edition is no longer possible.
Registration was closed on 31 July 2018.

From the entries, a professional jury selects the nominees to be screened at the Holebikort evening during the film festival. From these, the audience chooses the winner of Holebikort 2018.
This prize is 2000 €.

In order to support lesbian visibility, lesbian association Labyrint and the Holebihuis Vlaams-Brabant donate 1.000 € to the best lesbian short film in competition.
This prize will be festively awarded during the opening night.

Edition 2017

160 short films coming out of 38 countries competed in the 8th edition of Holebikort (Argentina, Aruba, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Colombia, Cote d'Ivoire, Denmark, Ecuador, Egypt, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, India, Indonesia, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Luxembourg, Malta, Mexico, Peru, Russia, Slovakia, South Africa, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Turkey, Ukraine, United Kingdom, United States, Venezuela).

A professional jury selected five finalists that were shown at the opening night of the Holebifilmfestival:

  • Mukwano, Cecilie McNair, Denmark - 2016
  • Please Hold, Jerell Rosales, USA - 2016
  • More Than God, Kev Cahill, Ireland - 2015
  • Calamity, Maxime Feyers & Séverine De Streyker , Belgium - 2017
  • Curmudgeons, Danny DeVito, USA - 2016

At the opening night of the Holebifilmfestival the audience has chosen the Winner of Holebikort 2017:

Calamity by  Maxime Feyers & Séverine De Streyker

The jury praises the art of the filmmakers to portray a mother who slowly evolves from prejudice to a state of self-questioning. All this at the confrontation with a transgender daughter in law. The slowness of the film fits perfectly with this profound evolution, while the magic realism of music and humor softens the pain of the characters.  This is a small masterpiece that crawls under your skin, that makes you speechless

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