dpi2548A Shower of Awards for Tomcat 

“March winds, April showers” – awards! In addition to the Thomas-Pluch-Script-Award for Händl Klaus and the award for best actor in a leading role for Philipp Hochmairs (Andreas) at the  Diagonale, TOMCAT is honoured by a special mention by the jury at the Bolzano Film Festival.


hochmair_madigrasTOMCAT is touring Australia

In February and March TOMCAT will be screened at no less than three Australian Film Festivals. Commencing at Mardi Gras in Sydney, TOMCAT travels on to Brisbane Queer Film Festival and finally to Melbourne Queer Film Festival.


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The festivals are continuing! Our TOMCAT will be much seen untill the end of January: 13 festivals in 10 countries! At the Queersicht LGBTI-Filmfestival Bern, the Queer-Streifen Filmfestival Regensburg and at the exground filmfest. We continue at the Mezipatra Queer Film Festival, the Festival LGBT Filma and at the Human Rights Film Festival. It also screens at the Thessaloniki International Film Festival, the Chéries-Chéris, the Festival Mix Brasil and the Taiwan International Queer Film Festival.


10860930_1038252926232050_8433753309464834185_oCATCHING “MICE” IN WINTER

Beside screenings at the Morelia Film Festival in Mexico, at the Molodist KIFF in the Ukraine und at the Queer Filmfest Weiterstadt in Germany, TOMCAT won the award for “Best Script” at the LesGaiCineMad in Madrid.


Austrian Premiere of TOMCAT at the VIENNALE

On Nov. 1st main actors Lukas Turtur und Philipp Hochmair together with director Händl Klaus and cinematographer Gerald Kerkletz had the honour to introduce the first Austrian screening of TOMCAT in the sold out Gartenbaukino. In the course of the national film release on Nov. 4th there will be a cinema release tour accompanied by the director Händl Klaus: Nov. 3rd Moviemento Linz, Nov. 4th Leokino Innsbruck, Nov. 5th Das Kino Salzburg, Nov. 12th Gartenbaukino Vienna, Nov 13th Rechbauerkino Graz and Nov. 15th Volkskino Klagenfurt. In Germany the film wll be in cinemas from Nov. 24th.

kiss and tellAutumn may come, AND so may OUR TOMCAT!

None less then 17 festivals in Skandinavia, Germany, Asia, the United States and Latin-America will TOMCAT visit in autumn: Bergen Internasjonale Filmfestival, Reeling Festival in Chicago, Cinema Queer International Film Festival in Stockholm,  Out On Film in Atlanta/Georgia, Reykjavik International Film Festival, TempaBay International Gay and Lesbian Film Festival, MIX Copenhagen, Pride Pictures in Karlsruhe, Festival do Rio, MiFo LGBT  Film Festival in Fort Lauderdale,
QueerFilm Festival
Bremen, Filmfest homochromfestival rio in Cologne, das Eau Queer in Wisconsin, das Perlen Queer Film Festival Hannover, lesbisch schwule filmtage hamburg,  das Los Angeles WORLD INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL und Seoul PRIDE Film Festival.



FIRETOMCAT continues it’s Festival tour in the Late Summer

The festival journey continues. Towards the ending of Summer TOMCAT makes stops at Espoo Cine (19.08-28.08), Oslo Fusion (05.09-11.09), Llamale H – Festival Internacional de Cine sobre Diversidad Sexual y de Género del Uruguay (5.09-15.09), Helsinki International Film Festival (15.09-25.09)  and Queer Lisboa (16.09-24.09) where one will be able to have a look at the Film.


FIRETOMCAT is visting Barcelona

Watch TOMCAT on the 2nd and 9th of July in the French Institute at the LGBT Film Festival FIRE!! in Barcelona!




Händl Klaus’ TOMCAT receives an honorable mention at the Tel Aviv International LGBT Film Festival 2016!



13221642_1386512664696309_5994104434290488605_nFestival Screenings in June

TOMCAT has not yet finished it’s wild journey around the world. It is the opening movie of the Gay and Lesbian Film Festivals in Bangkok , following up the kreives LGBT Festival in Vilnius and the Frameline 40 in San Francisco.


27_AUFF_afis_50x70_WEB-211x300Festival Screenings in May

This time TOMCAT travels on to Schwule Filmwoche (27.04-04.05.) in Freiburg, the Ankara International Film Festival, (28.04.-08.05.) the Turin Gay & Lesbian Film Festival (04.-09.05.)and the Queer Film Festival in Nürnberg (19.-22.05).  Last station for this month is the Tel Aviv International LGBT Film Festival (29.05-07.06.).


hongkong_young cinema competitionJury Prize “Young Cinema Competition”

The 40th International Hong Kong Film Festival honoured KATER with another prize.
The aim with the Young Cinema Competition was to champion bold visions in filmmaking, which present a window on the world through the perspective of a strong and original voice.
“The Jury Prize, awarded to a film brimming with ambition in its account of the precariousness of human relationships, both in life and work goes to Tomcat, directed by Händl Klaus.“

UnbenanntFestival Screenings in April

TOMCAT is moving on. From Hong Kong International Filmfestival, over the Munich Queer Film Festival and Istanbul Film Festival to the LGBT Festival in Warsaw.



TEDDY Award „Best feature film“

TOMCAT has won the TEDDY AWARD for Best Feature Film 2016. The prize honors productions in the program of the International Filmfestival Berlin with LGBT topics, this year celebrating its 30th anniversary.
Statement of the Jury:

Featuring a standout performance by a cat, KATER (TOMCAT)
uses its furry star to expose the violence lurking under the surface of Teddy_thumba seemingly idyllic life.
Surprisingly not a lesbian film, the story portrays a genuine and sensitive love between men rarely depicted on screen. Writer/director Händl Klaus and his team bring together masterful editing, beautiful cinematography, and great performances from the human cast to create an atmosphere of suspense. The result is a gripping, puzzling, and thought-provoking film that will stick with you long after you leave the cinema.


TOMCAT at the International Filmfestival Berlin 2016

TOMCAT celebrates its world premiere on Saturday, Feb. 13th 2016, in the “Panorama Special” section at the 66th International Filmfestival Berlin.