Out Film CT is a nonprofit cultural organization dedicated to presenting outstanding LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender) cinema throughout the year, culminating in the nine-day Connecticut LGBT Film Festival. Connecticut's longest-running film festival holds a special place in our state’s cultural landscape, bringing the community together to introduce, celebrate and rediscover the ideas and values that make the LGBT community unique.
Lily - Directed by Graham Cantwell, 2016, Ireland, 21 min
Lily is a girl with a secret who gains the strength to become the woman she knows she’s meant to be.
My Piece of Happiness - Directed by Coen Haver, 2016, Netherlands, 6 min, In Dutch with English subtitles
Two women have secretly been in love for years. Now, the time has come to tell their families..
Pool (Piscina) - Directed by Leandro Goddinho, 2016, Brazil, 30 min, In Portuguese with English subtitles
When Claudia decides to investigate her grandmother’s past, she approaches Marlene, an old German lady who lives in Brazil and keeps her memories inside a pool without water.
Crush - Directed by Rosie Westhoff, 2016, UK, 8 min
One day, while waiting for the train to school, Ella sees Jamie. For the days to follow she can’t get her out of her head.
Encuentro - Directed by Florencia Manovil, 2016, USA, 16 min, In English and Spanish with English subtitles
Claudia’s night out with friends is disrupted by an encounter with the captivating Isabel, a reporter from South America. Claudia dumps her friends to share a beer with her new friend.
Beautiful Figure (Szép Alak) - Directed by Hajni Kis, 2016, Hungary, 17 min, In Hungarian with English subtitles
A high-school cleaning lady falls achingly in love with a female student in this Student Academy Awards-nominated Hungarian short film.
Vámonos - Directed by Marvin Lemus, 2015, USA, 12 min
Mac is a young butch Latina. When she dies, her girlfriend Hope must overcome both personal grief and homophobic hostilities from Mac’s family in order to respectfully send Mac off into the after-life as she would have wanted.
Happy F-ing Valentines Day - Directed by Jeremy Dehn, 2016, USA, 14 min
It’s Valentine’s Day, that special holiday for hearts, flowers and chocolates. So how can trying to do something so good turn out so f-ing wrong?
The Night Cleaner - Directed by Blair Fukumura, 2017, Canada, 6 min
Travis works the night shift as a housekeeper in a gay bathhouse. Love is a messy business, so be sure to wear your gloves for this untouchable, animated adventure!
The Glory Hole Directed by Daniel Maggio, 2014, USA, 4 min
What could be more heartwarming than this old-fashioned love story of how Jeff and Cosgrove met 22 years ago at a San Francisco “bookstore?”
About a Father - Directed by Roman Nemec, 2016, Czech Republic, 30 min, In Czech with English subtitles
Sixty-year old Jindřich is waiting for a heart transplant. His wife is very protective and wants an absolutely peaceful life for him without any stress or upset, but their son David visits for a holiday – and he is not alone.
The Tiger’s Fight - Directed by Denisse Quintero, 2016, Mexico, 16 min, In Spanish with English subtitles
After a year of drought, best friends Nicolas and Pablo prepare for “The Tigers’ Fight”, a traditional ritual in which the village men fight each other to imitate thunder and foster the rain. As part of the ritual, some of the tigers also deliver commitment flowers to a girl as a sign of love. Nicolas wants to offer flowers to a special someone, but it’s not a girl.
Hi, It’s Your Mother - Directed by Daniel Sterlin-Altman, 2016, Canada, 5 min
This animated tragicomedy points out the absurdities of family life, as a peeved mother and her queer son navigate life’s challenges in 1980s California suburbia. The moral of the story: don’t talk on the phone while slicing carrots.
Bearable - Directed by David James Holloway, 2016, UK, 4 min
What if your tribe within the gay community defined you? What if you lived with a real bear?
**Spoilers** - Directed by Brendon McDonall, 2016, Australia/UK, 22 min
Leon and Felix are strangers on a plane who find they have an uncommon connection. They just might be perfect for one another, but first they have to resist playing out their entire future in their heads.
Breakfast - Directed by Tyler Byrnes, 2016, USA, 10 min
When a well-meaning young man pressures his anorexia-suffering boyfriend to eat breakfast, the couple is thrust into an otherworld where the men’s anxieties and frustrations are made horrifyingly real.
Tonight It’s You - Directed by Dominic Haxton, 2016, USA, 17 min
CJ ventures out for a late night hook up when things take a dark turn, leading him into something much more sinister than he could ever imagine.
Spark (Vonk) - Directed by Edgar Kapp & Kuba Szutkowski, 2015, Netherlands, 8 min, In Dutch with English subtitles
Lost and without any charge left on his phone, a mild-mannered cake delivery man gets more than directions and battery power at a husky mechanic’s garage.