About the Humen Festival

The Humen Festival started in 2016 as a film week at the Művész Cinema, which aimed to showcase works that had not been screened before in Hungarian theaters. Our aim was to bring Hungarian society closer to the LGBTQ community with these LGBTQ-themed films and to form a kind of bridge between them.

From this initiative, it has now become an LGBTQ cultural festival that includes a variety of theatrical and contemporary dance performances, among other things. Starting last year, the Humen Festival has been presenting its own art exhibitions, which continue to focus on social acceptance.

This year, our self-organised photo exhibition explores Budapest’s LGBTQ nightlife from the 1980s to 2010. In addition to Budapest’s famous bars and nightclubs, the exhibition will also showcase the iconic figures who have been key figures in the capital’s gay nightlife over these 30 years.