July Events...

  • Bucheon International Fantastic Film Festival
  • CinemaQ Film Festival
  • Comic-Con International: San Diego
  • Contrast Film Festival
  • Damn These Heels
  • El Festival Cine Gay-Lésbico en La Palma
  • GLITTER! Oklahoma's LGBT Film Festival
  • Houston Qfest
  • Korea Queer Film Festival
  • LGBT Toronto Film Festival
  • LGBTQ History Student Filmmaker Competition
  • LiberCine
  • Los Angeles Diversity Film Festival
  • Motovun Film Festival
  • National Queer Arts Festival
  • Outfest - L.A.
  • PriFest
  • Reel Desires
  • The Palace International Film Festival
Contrast Film Festival

Contrast Film Festival

Friday, 20 July 2018 until Sunday, 22 July 2018

CONTRAST Film Festival is 3 days of film & events focused on presenting diverse, divergent, and subversive identities and perspectives through unique and forward thinking filmmaking. With a focus on experimental, genre, music video, and modern narrative filmmaking, CONTRAST truly is ‘strikingly different’. Coming to the Austin Film Society Cinema in May 2018.

All works entered must be created with female identifying, queer/lgbtq, or persons of color in key creative roles (director, writer, producer) and/or contain themes relevant to those communities. We accept narrative, experimental, music video, and genre works.


2018 films...


Dir. Leilah Weinraub. USA. 2018. 1hr22min

SHAKEDOWN chronicles explicit performances in an underground lesbian club in Los Angeles from 2002-2015. The story functions as a legend where money is both myth and material.  

Happy Birthday, Marsha! 

Dir. Reina Gossett & Sasha Wortzel. USA. 2017. 

The story of extraordinary transgender rights activists, pioneers, and friends, Marsha P. Johnson and Sylvia Rivera, in the hours before the Stonewall riots. ​Trailer

The Misandrists

Dir. Bruce LaBruce. Germany. 2017. 1hr31min

A member of a radical terrorist group known as the Female Liberation Army takes pity on an injured male leftist. She soon hides him in a basement -- just one of many secrets that threatens the organization's mission from within. Trailer

Lucid Noon, Sunset Blush

Dir. Alli Logout. USA. 2015. 32min

17-year-old bb gay Micha has just moved into The Palace - a basement full of queer femme Dominatrix, lovers and misfits. They are beautiful, carefree and as young as the night.

High Fantasy

Dir. Jenna Bass. South Africa. 2017. 1hr36min

A group of young friends on a camping trip, deep in the South African countryside wake up to discover they have all swapped bodies. Trailer


Dir. Viva Ruiz. Germany. 2016. 20min

Narcissister Organ Player

Dir. Narcissister. USA. 2018. 1hr32min

Performance artist Narcissister attempts to demonstrate how her family history impacted her life and propelled her to create the performance persona of Narcissister.

All the Beautiful Girls - Dir. Amanda Justice. 2018. 5min

​1st Day & Next Minute - Dir. Sara Koppel. 2017. 3min


Dir. Michael Curtiz. USA. 1933. 1hr.

Alison Drake, the tough-minded executive of an automobile factory, succeeds in the man's world of business until she meets an independent design engineer.

Three Examples of Myself as Queen - Dir. Anna Biller. Poland. 1994. 26min. 

​A Visit from the Incubus - Dir. Anna Biller. USA. 2001. 26min. 

Fairy Ballet - Dir. Anna Biller. USA. 1998. 11min.  

Snowy Bing Bongs

Dir. Alex Huston Fischer & Rachel Wolther - USA. 2017. 40min. 

Produced by Daniels. Trailer


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