Queer Film by Edition Salzgeber (350 posters)

Openly gay, Manfred Salzgeber was an important LGBT activist in Germany.
He was one of the identification and founding figures of the German gay movement of the 20th century. Together with Wieland Speck, he was a champion of gay and lesbian film art and was instrumental in coining this term. Discovered by Rosa von Praunheim, he starred in his 1970 film “Not the Homosexual is perverse, but the Society in which he lives”, which triggered a new political gay movement. In 1970 Salzgeber was involved in founding the International Forum for Young Films, which at the time was intended as a counter-festival to the Berlinale.
 In 1985, Salzgeber founded the film distribution company Edition Salzgeber, with which he devoted himself to a wide range of films that larger distribution companies hardly take into account. One focus was on the AIDS issue. In 1987 he founded the Teddy Award in Berlin which is the oldest international award for LGBT films. Salzgeber became an internationally important promotor of films and filmmakers in the gay and lesbian genre, which have since become classics.
He died in 1994 as a result of AIDS.