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Wicked Queer Boston LGBT Film Festival

Wicked Queer Boston LGBT Film Festival

Thursday, 29 March 2018 until Sunday, 08 April 2018

Formerly known as The Boston LGBT Film Festival...

The Boston LGBT Film Festival is the largest festival of films by, for, and about the gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender community and their allies in New England. In 2011 the festival screened 120 films from 27 countries with over 4500 tickets sold. The Boston LGBT Film Festival is also one of the longest running film festivals in North America. Founded by film curator George Mansour in 1984, next year will be our 28th year in existence.

The annual Festival showcases international, US, and local film, video, and other media, with a focus on media that demonstrates the diversity and depth of our audience.

As New England’s premiere LGBT film organization, the Festival reaches out to the culturally rich and diverse communities of the region through Screenings on Tour and Festival Partnerships, in collaboration with other film festivals.

The Boston LGBT Film Festival aims to stimulate thought and encourage dialogue while offering exposure and continued presence for filmmakers, artists and community organizations.


2018 films...

A Moment In The Reeds

Bixa Travesty

En Algún Lugar

The Feels


Paternal Rites

Susanne Bartsch: On Top



Porcupine Lake

Berlin Drifters

To A More Perfect Union: US v Windsor

The Game is Up

First Timers

The Fabulous Allan Carr

White Rabbit


Mr. Gay Syria

Public Intimacy

Daddy Issues

Close Knit

Freelancers Anonymous

Die Beautiful


My Life with James Dean


Queercore: How to Punk a Revolution


Queer Lives


The Poet and the Boy

Hot to Trot

Anchor and Hope

Article 18

The Ring Thing


Latinx Shorts

The Good Friend

Cooling off after a hard day at work, Marcos confesses to Esteban that his relationship with his girlfriend doesn't excite him anymore. As the friends talk and joke around, the horseplay gives way to something deeper, and they begin to recognize new feelings for one another...but Esteban knows that a night of forbidden passion could destroy both their friendship and the company.

Directed by Erick Salas Kirchhausen 19 m Spanish Peru

Juan Gabriel is Dead

On the day famous mexican singer JUAN GABRIEL dies, best friends Beto and Daniel will redefine their friendship. Daniel imagines how his day would be if he were a girl. Maybe this way his feelings toward Beto would be seen as normal.

Directed by Tavo Ruiz 15 m Spanish Mexico

It's Not Your Fault

Eva returns to pick up her things after Julia, her former lover, abruptly decided to take her own life. Filled with rage and frustration, Eva goes through the place where she once was happy but once there she will find the real reasons behind Julias death.

Directed by Norma Velasquez 20 m Spanish Peru


Ana and Paco have been a couple for years. One day Ana goes to bed with David, a classmate of both, willing to punish Paco for asking her to open the couple. Moved by guilt, she wants to tell Paco what happened, not knowing that his boyfriend intention was to include David in the relationship.

Directed by Reynier Cepero 20 m Spanish Cuba


Produced for NOWNESS’ series DEFINE GENDER, a series exploring on how gender effects our lives. This documentary explores the world of Muxes, who are considered the country’s third gender- individuals who assigned male at birth but live lives as women, in the small town of Juchitan in Oaxaca, Mexico.

Directed by Ivan Olita 10 m Mexico

Amigas with Benefits

Amigas with Benefits is a short dramedy about an elderly bride-to-be, Lupita. She is finally living her truth and is on the verge of marrying her love, Ramona. But on their special day, an uninvited guest rudely disrupts the ceremony. It takes moral courage and a far-fetched plan for the couple to find a way back to their freedom to be happy.

Directed by Adelina Anthony 10 m English, Spanish USA

Trans Shorts 2018 - I


I came out as transgender to my parents months ago. Before talking to them I was hopeful. I was terrified, but I was hopeful. Too much hopeful.

Directed by Ben Lemaire 3 m French France


"She" follows Tanesh Nutall, a 50-year old black transgender woman from Rahway, New Jersey. In February 2016, Tanesh was confronted by a city employee for using a women's restroom in Downtown San Francisco. Throughout the film, Tanesh seeks justice and make amends with family members that were not accepting of her sexuality. Not only does "She" discuss queer people in urban spaces but one's ability to accept themselves despite the odds against them.

Directed by Anthonia Onyejekwe 15 m English USA

In My Mother's Closet

'In My Mother's Closet' explores the intersections of being brown, trans, and a woman. Through song, Adri reconciles the struggle of wanting to belt out her truth while not wanting to risk her relationship with her religious mother. With the support of her best friend, she perseveres.

Directed by Carolyn Wu & Adri Almeida 13 m English Canada


A mother meets her son's girlfriend for the first time. She loses control...

Directed by Maxime Feyers & Séverine De Streyker 20 m French Belgium


A transwoman navigates life despite having a pesky neighborhood teenage boy in love with her, an insincere married lover, and a family that demands financial support.

Directed by Kase Pena & Marlene Forte 15 m Spanish USA

The Real Thing

A soldier returns home to meet his daughter, who transitioned while he was on tour.

Directed by Brandon Kelley 7 m English USA


Umbrella tells the story of four transgender individuals across America who are fighting for rights and representation in a challenging and changing world. From serving their country’s military to building successful businesses and advocating for policy advancements, we see first hand their struggles for identity, validity and equality.

Directed by Rhys Ernst 16 m English USA


Alexe is a young trans woman, and Carl a gay man. Best friends since forever, an evening spent together destabilizes Alexe, when both decide to have sex together for the first time.

Directed by Marc-Antoine Lemire 23 m French Canada

Coming of Age Shorts

Wild Beasts

In the middle of the winter in Northern-Norway and surrounded by a wild group of kids, a young boy’s impulses are affected by his attraction to his best friend.

Directed by Sverre Kvamme 10 m Norwegian Norway


Darren is determined to find a connection, no matter how many people he has to go through. Explore the day in the life of a queer, polyamorous relationship, in all it's awkward beauty.

Directed by Tony Clemente Jr 5 m English USA


I came out as transgender to my parents months ago. Before talking to them I was hopeful. I was terrified, but I was hopeful. Too much hopeful.

Directed by Ben Lemaire 3 m French France

Pop Rox

Jesse, an Iranian-American teenage girl, decides to tell her best friend, Roxanne, that she's in love with her.

Directed by Nate Trinrud 12 m English USA

Bo and Mei

A young Chinese immigrant stands up against the prejudices experiences externally and within their home.

Directed by Camille Nock 15 m English United Kingdom


Rejected for being FEMME, Carson journeys toward self-acceptance by way of a manic existential crisis and a drag queen fairy godmother.

Directed by Alden Peters 18 m English USA

Violet and June

Violet & June is a short film about falling in love, the terror of being alive in a cold heartless universe, and butts.

Directed by Linnea Ritland 7 m English Canada


When Jace’s cousin, Dakota, visits for the weekend, Jace is more than a little annoyed. If his group of roughhousing friends discover that Dakota is transgender, the damage to Jace's reputation would be irreparable. When Dakota's transgender identity is finally revealed, Jace is confronted with a decision: betray his cousin or stand up to his friends and lose face in this small community.

Directed by Brian MacNeel 17 m English USA


One Boy, One Girl and her Stepbrother. A date goes wrong. This movie was made for the entrance examination at the Film Academy Baden - Württemberg. The examination was to create a movie under the topic "sexual determination" in only 72 hours time.

Directed by Arkadij Khaet 5 m German Germany

Louder Than Words

A budding romance blooms when a deaf dancer meets a talented musician.

Directed by Julio Dowansingh 17 m English USA

Experimental Shorts

Odysseus and the Oceanic Feeling

A queer contemporary reimagining of the Odyssey. Odysseus wracked with guilt for the loss of his crew returns home in search of a lost love.

Dakota Nanton

Directed by Dakota Nanton 26 m English USA

Feelin' Myself

Realism and representation are strained with rapid cutting and colored ink.

Directed by Edward Perkins 3 m USA

Mary Magdalene

Mary Magdalene is a construct of personal, mythological and political projections of the fluid identity of the individual. This digital representation fragments, and layers the profile that is representative of multiple gender identities.

Directed by Lynne Sachs 5 m English USA

from this side of space to the other side of the signal

Computer generated bodies and body parts glistening with video material generated via this system perform actions that queer the line between digital, physical and analog, homoeroticism and violence––entangled in a fragmented high-modernist grid.

Directed by Benjamin Rosenthal 10 m English USA

The Somnambulist

Dreams of the past become tangible as a man revisits the passions of his youth.

Directed by Duane Michals 8 m English USA

The Green Wardrobe

A hybrid of psychodrama and essay film that considers a series of recurring dreams that feature a book titled The Green Wardrobe. Through various attempts at trying to figure out what type of significance a book that only exists in my dream might have for me, as well as its potential to be exploited as a starting point for a personal mythology, ideas are formed then fall apart, revealing more of the same thing that is somehow completely different.

Directed by Frankie Symonds 44 m English USA

Women's Shorts

Life After

While packing up her daughter's apartment, a single mother discovers startling details about her only child, which challenge her ability to process a recent loss.

Directed by Ria Tobaccowala 13 m English USA

The Two of Us

Amanda (Zoey Moses) and Sophia (Marlies Bell) have been consummating their love in an isolated cabin in the desert for quite some time, but Sophia’s desire to announce their relationship to the world and Amanda’s fear of coming out has left them at a crossroads.

Directed by Franck Tabouring 18 m English USA

an (un)natural birth

A short, deeply personal documentary in which filmmaker Laura Kingwell explores her anxieties about becoming a parent as she and her partner Mairi search online for a sperm donor.

Directed by Laura Kingwell 16 m English United Kingdom


For several years now Marguerite, a diabetic woman in her seventies, has been getting daily visits from Rachel, her home health nurse. Discovering Rachel’s homosexuality plunges Marguerite into her own unacknowledged desires and unfulfilled longing.

Directed by Marianne Farley 20 m French Canada

The Girl in the Green Dress

A surreal drama set in the conservative world of America's 1950s housewives, exploring themes of modern feminism and sexual liberation. Contemporary dance is intertwined with narrative, blurring the lines between reality and fantasy in the vein of The Stepford Wives and Mulholland Drive

Directed by Johanna Goldstein 15 m English USA


Two bridesmaids form an unlikely connection over their bizarre sexual awakenings.

Directed by Varun Saranga 8 m English Canada

Apart From Everything

After a two-year absence and a recent stint in rehab, Fran (Emmy-winner Tatiana Maslany, 'Orphan Black') returns to face the emotional fallout of her disappearance and make amends with the girlfriend (Tattiawna Jones, 'The Handmaid's Tale') she left behind.

Directed by Ben Lewis 19 m English Canada

Men's Shorts 2018

Vertical Lines

Dave and Andrew reach a new level of closeness in their relationship when they share their personal experiences with self-harm.

Directed by Kyle Reaume 15 m English Canada

Cupid Prefers a Sniper's Rifle

A romantic comedy-crime film hybrid about two hitmen that are hired to kill each other, and fall in love in the process.

Directed by Inbar Marmelshtein 11 m Hebrew Israel

Foreign Lovers

A lonely New Yorker serendipitously meets a mysterious Foreigner and sparks ignite. A meditation on love and life in the digital age.

Directed by Timothy Ryan Hickernell 19 m English USA


The last chapter of a short film trilogy. The growing desire between Sandro and Maicon.

Directed by Daniel Nolasco 18 m Portugese Brazil

The Quiet Room

When Michael's attempt at suicide awakens a psych ward demon, he must stop her before she kills everyone in the hospital he connects with.

Directed by Sam Wineman 27 m English USA

THE SHIT! (An Opera)

Frankie, a colorful homosexual male in 2017, is inspired to bottom after taking the biggest shit of his life. Broken up into several acts, this 'Top-Only' Diva will do whatever it takes to become a power bottom.

Directed by Kevin Rios 7 m English USA

Just Past Noon on a Tuesday

Just Past Noon on a Tuesday is about two strangers who visit the penthouse of a recently deceased lover, only to find themselves learning more about each other.

Directed by Travis Mathews 22 m Portugese Brazil

International Shorts


Maude and Clothilde have been together for several years, but no longer look at each other. Maude suddenly loses her hearing. Cut off from the world, she tries to get closer to Clothilde who constantly avoids her. It's a journey towards the other, an unreciprocated gaze.

Directed by Margot Gallimard 31 m French France


Jungho's mom comes up to Seoul and visits Jungho's place in a sudden and Jungho is not comfortable with her suddeb visit.

Directed by Seung Yeob Lee 20 m Korean South Korea

Astri and Tambulah

Astri is a 16-year old transwoman in a relationship with 17-year old Tambulah. Although it’s an unusual sight at the community where they live, nobody bothers them.

Subsisting on the coins people throw at them when they perform their traditional dance at the sea, everything is perfect except that Sama Badjao traditions and a pact made long ago require Astri to marry a woman she hardly knows.

Directed by Xeph Suarez 19 m Philippines

Silvia in the Waves

Noa and Mireille commit to the painful responsibility of organizing the obsequies for Jean, beloved husband and father identifying as a woman during the last months of her life. The vigil brings a clothing decision that threatens the complicity of the mother and son duo.

Directed by Giovana Olmos 13 m French Canada


A teenage girl, Sarah, returns to her father’s apartment earlier than expected, only to come face-to-face with his hired escort. In the moments that follow, distrust and prejudice give way to understanding, and maybe even friendship.

Directed by Ellie Rogers 16 m English United Kingdom

For Life

Looking for an engagement ring alongside her fiancé, Yasmin encounters her mythological ex-boyfriend.

Directed by Leon Livshitz 10 m Hebrew Israel

International Webseries ⚢

Starting From Now

The brainchild of award winning AFTRS graduate Julie Kalceff, Starting From Now (SFN) explores the lives of four inner-Sydney lesbians as they struggle to work out who they are, find a place where they belong, and maybe even find someone to love along the way.

Directed by Julie Kalceff English Australia

Notas Aparte

Sara, an apathetic teenager, will get art history tutoring from Helena. What neither of them know is that simple art lessons will become a more personal journey for Sara to accept herself.

Spanish Spain

Different For Girls

DIFFERENT FOR GIRLS is a web drama series but you can rest assured that no lesbian will be killed or harmed during it's making. Not unless one of them dies from too much love, lust and laughter.

English United Kingdom

The Other Love Story

The 'other' love story is a journey of 2 young girls who fall in love and they act on it without thinking twice There is a lot of stigma associated with such a relationship, but inside the heart, only love endures.



LSB The series is an Italian webseries. The show depicts a group of lesbians living in Roma. We follow the daily life of roommates and friends who try to come to terms with society, prejudice and sometimes with doubt about their identity.

Italian Italy

That's My DJ

Each Season follows a different character within the electronic music scene in Toronto. From heartbeat to heartbreak, chasing dreams and chasing highs, it's an unapologetic look at music, cliques and artists all trying to find their place within the new order of rave in each webisode.

English Canada

Shorts Spotlight: Brasil 🇧🇷

Top 10 Places to Visit in São Paulo

The very best places to visit, takes photos and fall in love in São Paulo!

Directed by Akira Kamiki 14 m Portugese Brazil


Dandara Zainabo has a scar around her belly button from eating bricks as a young child. Today, she is a 19 year old trans activist living on the streets of Rio de Janeiro. This experimental portraiture seeks to preserve the spirit of this mighty woman as both powerful and precarious.

Directed by Adam Golub 9 m Portugese Brazil

The Daytime Doorman

After exchanging glances between “good mornings” and “good afternoons”, Marcelo realizes it’s time to try to go further with Márcio, the doorman in his building. Two worlds will collide through these men’s bodies.

Directed by Fábio Leal 25 m Portugese Brazil

Leaking Blue

A mother looks for her son in a hospital bed, which seems to be located at Praça da Sé, where the ground zero and Catedral da Sé are placed, where many of the homeless live, where many people pass by, including tourists. In the hospital bed, she finds her daughter instead. Among shores and tides, images from the present mingle with the past – blue leaks from the core.

Directed by Julia Alquéres 16 m Portugese Brazil


Favela resident Ursinho, an overweight mixed race 30 year old introvert, fantasizes about his dream Adonis: one of Copacabana’s high end male prostitutes.

Directed by Stephane Olijnyk 45 m Portugese Brazil

Trans Shorts 2018 - II

Pink Tiffany

Though a legal recognition of a third gender ranks Nepal as a leader in transgender rights, the reality of transforming from son to daughter is fraught with obstacles. Despite this, Meghna Lama has a dauntless attitude and spirited laugh - both a powerful reminder of not only what it is to be transgender in Nepal, but ultimately, what it is to be human.

Directed by Sophie Pegrum 45 m Nepalese Nepal

I Am They

I Am They is a feature length documentary that explores non binary trans issues from the personal perspective of Fox and Owl Fisher, non binary trans activists from the UK. In the film they explore issues and challenges faced by non binary trans people, such as legal recognition, language, health care and social acceptance. Despite the film being educational and exploring social issues, it is also a love story of two people from totally different backgrounds finding each other.

Directed by Fox Fisher 52 m English United Kingdom


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