HELLAS FILMBOX BERLIN is a Greek film festival established in 2015 to highlight the current, highly artistic Greek film scene and present it to a German audience.
This year’s is the 5th Edition of the Hellas Filmbox Film Festival in Babylon, Berlin and we thought some of these events might be of our readers’ interest.

Gender matters (?) – Open Discussion, Fri, 17.01. 2020, 17:00, Hall 2

On Friday, 17 January 2020 at 17.00 at Babylon, Hellas Filmbox Berlin will host an Open Discussion with the title “Gender Matters (?)”. To date, the panelists will be Maria “Cyber” Katsikadakou, activist, director and Director of the LGBTQI film festival Outview in AthensNatalie MacMahon, curator, actress/director Founder of the Female Filmmakers Film Festival Berlin and Lara Celenza, director/screenwriter co-Founder of Female Filmmakers Film Festival Berlin. The subject matter revolves around the gender equality at workplace and specifically in film business and Media.

This is a free admission event but the seats are limited.

IRVING PARK by Panayotis Evangelidis, Sat, 18.01.2020, 21:30, Hall 1

Greece 2019, 117 min, Greek with English subtitles
Irving Park is the story of four gay men in their 60s, living together in Chicago and exploring an unconventional lifestyle of master/slave relationships.

The film is followed by a discussion after in the Oval (same location as the film).

Short Film before:
SO QUIET THE PERFORMATIVITY OF A PUSSY by Maria Katsikadakou a.k.a Maria Cyber 
Greece / Norway 2018, 8 min, no language


Hellas Filmbox Berlin Full Program



The queer.de Readers Jury 2020

As in the previous year queer.de is again media partner of the TEDDY AWARD and awards the prize of the queer readers. In the selection of the jury for the TEDDY Readers’ Award 2020 we attached particular importance to the fact that it is as diverse as our community. The five-member team consists of (top from left) Robert Moussa, Amanda Halbrock, Detlef Stoffel, (bottom from left) Joyce Newrzella and Fabian Schäfer.

It is Robert Moussa‘s first time as a jury member. The Berlin-based filmmaker is the founder and director of Soura Film Fest, the first queer film festival for the Middle East and North Africa. “My great passion for queer cinema can be a good addition to the jury,” the 33-year-old wrote in his application. “I look forward to meeting like-minded people from the film industry and establishing contacts that could also be useful for the Soura Film Fest”.

Continue reading The queer.de Readers Jury 2020


Deadline for receipt of entry forms and films (Festival film submissions)
Feature-length films: Short films: November 08, 2019 November 15, 2019
A film entry is only possible with a personal account and using the online registration form

In order to submit a film to the Berlinale you have to send the film and the completed film entry form to the festival before the given deadline. In any case, we ask you to carefully read the Festival’s General Guidelines for Submission and Participation as well as the “How to Berlinale” short guide to film submission.