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April Events...

  • Ambulante Film Festival
  • Bendigo Queer Film Festival
  • BFI Flare
  • Coventry LGBTQ Film Festival
  • East End Film Festival
  • Fajr International Film Festival
  • GLAAD Media Awards
  • Hot Docs
  • Internationales Frauenfilmfestival
  • Malmö Queer Filmfestival
  • Minneapolis-St. Paul International Film Festival
  • Newport Beach Film Festival
  • Outshine Film Festival: Miami
  • Queer Hippo
  • RiverRun International Film Festival
  • The Batty Mama
  • Tribeca Film Festival
  • USA Film Festival
  • WorldFest-Houston International Film Festival
  • Zinentiendo Muestra de Cine LGTBQI
Pink Apple

Pink Apple

Wednesday, 02 May 2018 until Sunday, 13 May 2018

Zürich: 2 -10 May 2018
Frauenfeld: 11 -13 May 2018


The Gay and Lesbian Film Festival Pink Apple was founded in 1997 by a small group of film enthusiasts in Frauenfeld in the Canton of Thurgau. Thurgau, nicknamed the Swiss «Apple Canton», was the reason for its naming. Initially its aim was to promote the emancipation and acceptance of homosexuality in the provinces on the basis of a cultural activity. The festival was first held in 1998, showing ten films to a large crowd in the tiny Cinema Luna in Frauenfeld.

Pink Apple landed in Zurich in the wake of the lesbian and gay Eurogames held there in the year 2000. The programme – with seven performances of seven films in the Arthouse Movie Cinema – was very successful right from the start. Since then the festival has been growing continuously, and its focal point now lies in the big city, thanks to the great public encouragement and increasing demand for an annual gay and lesbian film programme.


 

2018 films...

A Moment in the Reeds - Mikko Tapio Makela · FIN/GB 2017 · FIN/d · 107 min

After Louie - Vincent Gagliostro · USA 2017 · E · 100 min

Escaping from Home - Bin Chen · D 2017 · D/E/ARAB/d · 57 min •  Documentary

Battle of the Sexes - Jonathan Dayton, Valerie Faris · USA 2017 · E/d · 122 min

Beach Rats - Eliza Hittman · USA 2017 · E/d · 95 min

Below Her Mouth - April Mullen · CAN 2016 · E/d · 88 min

Boys don't cry - Kimberly Peirce · USA 1999 · E/d/f · 118 min

Can't stop the music - Nancy Walker · USA 1980 · E/d · 119 min

Carol - Todd Haynes · GB/USA 2015 · E/d/f · 118 min

Chavela - Catherine Gund, Daresha Kyi · USA 2017 · E/d · 90 min - Documentary

Diane has the right shape - Fabien Gorgeart · F 2017 · F/e · 87 min

Draussen in meinem Kopf - Eibe Maleen Krebs · D 2018 · D · 99 min

Embrasse-moi Océane - rosemarie, Cyprien Val · F 2017 · F/d · 86 min

Extra Terrestres - Carla Cavina · PRI 2016 · SPAN · 113 min

Far from heaven - Todd Haynes · USA/F 2002 · E/d/f · 107 min

Frida - Julie Taymor · USA/CAN/MEX 2002 · E/d · 118 min

Féminin/Féminin - Chloé Robichaud · CAN 2014 · F/e · 93 min

Gaycation – India - Ellen Page (Host), Ian Daniel (Host) · USA 2016 · E · 45 min

Gaycation: Orlando – Ukraine - Ellen Page (Host) · USA 2016 · E · 45 min

Go fish Rose Troche · USA 1994 · E · 83 min

Hedwig and the Angry Inch - John Cameron Mitchell · USA 2001 · E/D/d/f · 95 min


Hello Stranger - 80 min - Short films

Dag vreemde man - Hello, Stranger

Anthony Schatteman · B 2017 · Fläm/e · 19 min

Arthur's a single dad. Can he combine the care of his 7-year-old son Max and his secret life as a drag queen?

Mir selbst so fremd

Jannik Gensler · D 2017 · D/e · 12 min

Ben satisfies his longing for closeness and love with strange men and sex dates. But every time he feels empty. How can he break that circle?

Petit ami

Anthony Schatteman · B 2017 · Fläm/e · 14 min

On Christmas Eve Jasper meets the older and mysterious Vincent. In the Rendezvous Hotel "Petit ami" he discovers the secret that surrounds the man.

Calamity

Séverine De Streyker, Maxime Feyers · B 2017 · F/e · 22 min

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

Top 10 Places to Visit in São Paulo

Akira Kamiki · BRA 2018 · Port/e · 13 min

On a Sunday two photographers meet in São Paulo. As they try to connect with the city, they slowly fall in love.


I shot Andy Warhol - Mary Harron · USA/GB 1996 · E/d/f · 103 min

Infamous - Douglas McGrath · USA 2006 · E/d · 113 min


It's All About Love - 78 min - Short films

Two Fish

Antoine Dupont-Guerra · USA 2017 · E · 10 min

Max spends the summer at the pool of the abandoned campus site. When his best friend Taylor returns from Europe, their friendship takes a new turn.

Ha'rav - The rabbi

Uriya Hertz · ISR 2016 · Hebr/e · 19 min

A confession from his favorite student shakes the familiar and safe world of popular Rabbi Michael.

Le convive

Hakim Mastour · CH 2017 · Arab/e · 19 min

Sofiane is visiting his home in Tunisia and is supposed to marry Halima. When his boyfriend Fouad shows up unexpectedly, everything threatens to be revealed...

Adult

Jamieson Pearce · AUS 2017 · E · 10 min

Having enable a loss that now torments her, a woman goes to an adult store in search of redemption.

The World is Round so that nobody can hide in the corners – Part II : The Kiss

Leandro Goddinho · D 2017 · 5 min

A performance exploring the romance and terror of a simple kiss.

Malik

Nathan Carli · F 2018 · F/e · 15 min

Malik decides to escape with his boyfriend from his ghetto. Walid, his big brother, wants to dissuade him. It comes to the hunt ...


Kids - Larry Clark · USA 1995 · E/d · 91 min

Kill your darlings - John Krokidas · USA 2013 · E/d · 104 min

Stage-Fright / G&T - Anna F. Kohlschütter · D 2017 · D · 60 min

Love, Simon - Greg Berlanti · USA 2018 · E/d · 110 min

Ma vie avec James Dean - Dominique Choisy · F 2018 · F/d · 108 min

Mixed Messages - Kanchi Wichmann · D 2017 · D/E/d · 74 min


Mixed Sweets - 79 min - Short films

Queere Tiere

Ana Angel · D 2017 · D/e · 3 min ·

Gay giraffes, promiscuous bonobos and lesbian albatrosses: The rapper sookee shows that being queer is anything but unnatural.

Superheroes

Voker Petters · D 2017 · D · 16 min

Phil is bullied because he is too small for his age. When Phil unexpectedly receives support from lesbian girl Jo, they become friends.

Chasing Unicorns

Ella Lentini · USA 2017 · E · 4 min

Blacked out from a brutal fall while skating, Jo dreams up a world of color, where she meets a unicorn who helps her believe in magic again.

One Night Only

Sam Langshaw · AUS 2016 · E · 10 min

Tyler and Erica put on make-up for their first night in Sidney. Their outfit does not like everyone. Especially Theo, Tyler's Grindr-Date, is not impressed ...

Waffles

Foster Wilson · USA 2016 · E · 4 min

The morning after a casual one-nighter with an older woman, Gina scrolls through her Facebook feed, only to discover that the person beside her is the epitome of everything she loathes.

Scheideweg

Arkadij Khaet · D 2017 · D · 4 min

One Boy, One Girl and her Stepbrother. A date goes wrong.

Broad Strokes

Phillip Vernon · USA 2017 · E · 17 min

Annie and Austin say goodbye to the New Year at a New Year's party. Both are lonely and frustrated and hope for a new start.

Happy

Laura Dudgeon · AUS 2016 · E · 12 min

A sexually inexperienced and lonely young woman downloads a dating app on her birthday and seeks out a casual encounter with another woman.

Turn it Around

Niels Bourgonje · NL 2017 · Niederl/e · 9 min

At a party, 15-year-old Bram falls in love with a buddy's cousin. If he wants to confess his love, he has to come out in front of his friends.


Mr. Gay Syria - Ayse Toprak · TUR/F/D 2017 · ARAB/E/TÜRK/D/d · 84 min - Documentary

My days of mercy - Tali Shalom Ezer · GB/USA 2017 · E/d · 103 min

Nadie nos mira - Julia Solomonoff · ARG/COL/BRA/USA 2017 · SPAN/E/d · 102 min

Nina - Olga Chajdas · POL 2017 · POLN · 130 min


Now and Then - 85 min - Short films

Secession

Yifan Sun · POL 2015 · Poln/d/e · 14 min

An ex-couple spend the day together before one moves away for good.

Mai

Marta González · E 2017 · Span/d · 7 min

Three old ladies spend every afternoon sitting on a bench, next to the main street of their village. The arrival of two mysterious girls turns into their main topic of discussion.
Nominated for the Pink Apple Short Film Award

Szép alak - Beautiful Figure

Hajni Kis · HUN 2016 · Ungar/d/e · 16 min

A high-school cleaning lady falls in love with one of the students in the school. Her love is impossible from the beginning, but she still decides to show her feelings.

Aridai

Igor Luna · E 2017 · Span/d · 8 min

«I wouldn’t have expected that you that you were tailor-made to my bathtub.»

Noora

Tommy Naess · N 2017 · Norw/e/d · 20 min

Noora is raised in a strict religious sect on the west coast of Norway. When she falls in love with Siv, she upsets her family's plans to marry her to a much older man.
Nominated for the Pink Apple Short Film Award

Prudence

Angela Jude · USA 2017 · E/d · 9 min

A dishonourably discharged World War II nurse, stricken by grief and crippling dementia, seeks out her beloved to dance with one last time.
Nominated for the Pink Apple Short Film Award

Out Again

Robin Cloud · USA 2016 · E/d · 11 min

Cat visits her parents for the weekend and is confronted with her mother's inability to remember one key detail.


Office Killer - Cindy Sherman · USA 1997 · E/d/f · 90 min

Pihalla - Nils-Erik Ekblom · FIN 2017 · FIN/d · 96 min

Poison - Todd Haynes · USA 1991 · E/d · 83 min

Postcards from London - Steve McLean · GB 2018 · E · 88 min

Princess Cyd - Stephen Cone · USA 2017 · E/d · 86 min

Professor Marston and the Wonder Women - Angela Robinson · USA 2017 · E/d · 108 min

Puoi baciare lo sposo - Alessandro Genovesi · I 2018 · I/e · 89 min


Queer Music - 79 min - Short films

Sookee

Von Seepferdchen und Schränken

Kerstin Polte · D 2018 · D · 30 min · Director's Cut

Together with...

Matilda – Apologize

Alvin Stantos, Magnus Borka, Sony Music Entertainment · N 2016 · 4 min

Tami T – Eat Me When I Bleed

Julia Thelin · D 2016 · 4 min

Mona – Kiss Like a Woman

Johnathan Crocker, Worldsound · USA 2018 · 4 min

BETS – Jenny

Andrew Brooke, Best Records LLC · USA 2015 · 4 min

Horse – So, Kiss Me

Horse McDonald · GB 2015 · 3 min

Brandi Carlile – The Joke

Canny Clinch, ATO Records · USA 2018 · 5 min

Elektra – Se Pensar feat. LAN

Bruno Trinidade · BRA 2017 · 4 min

BIFE – El piropo

WCU Villanueva · ARG 2016 · 2 min

Baby In Vain – Low Life

Rasmus K. Petersen, Partisan Records · DK 2017 · 4 min

Greg Holden – Boys in the Street #Pride

Louisa Bertman · USA 2016 · 5 min

Sylvan Esso – Slack Jaw

Saskia Kivilo · USA 2017 · 3 min

Wyvern Lingo – I Love You Sadie

Louise Gaffney, Thanks Evolving Music Company & Sony / ATV · IRL 2017 · 3 min

Chocolate Remix – Como me gusta a mi

Emanuel Nem · ARG 2018 · 4 min


Riot - Jeffrey Walker · AUS 2017 · E · 95 min

Saturday Church - Damon Cardasis · USA 2017 · E · 82 min

Savage Grace - Tom Kalin · F/E/USA 2007 · E/d/f · 97 min

Soldiers. Story from Ferentari - Ivana Mladenovic · ROM/SRB/B 2017 · RUMÄN/d · 119 min

Starting From... Now! - Julie Kalceff · AUS 2015 · E · 91 min - Fiction • Webseries

Sueño en otro idiomaErnesto Contreras · MEX/NL 2016 · SPAN/e · 101 min

That's My DJ - D.W. Waterson · CAN 2016 · E · 39 min - Fiction • Web Series

The Cakemaker - Ofir Raul Graizer · ISR/D 2017 · E/D/HEBR/d · 105 min

The Constitution - Rajko Grlic · KRO/CZE/MAZ/SVN 2016 · KROAT/e · 93 min

The Fabulous Allan Carr - Jeffrey Schwarz · USA 2017 · E · 90 min

The Happy Prince - Rupert Everett · D/B/I 2017 · E/F/I/d · 105 min

The Marriage - Blerta Zeqiri · KOS/ALB 2017 · ALBAN/e · 96 min

The Ring Thing - William C. Sullivan · USA 2017 · E · 106 min

The Sign for Love - Elad Cohen, Iris Ben Moshe · ISR 2017 · HEBR/e · 75 min

Tinta Bruta - Filipe Matzembacher, Màrcio Reolon · BRA 2018 · BRASIL/e · 118 min

Tom of Finland - Dome Karukoski · FIN/DK/S/USA/D 2016 · E/FIN/D/d · 116 min


Us dä Region - 68 min - Short films

Alien

Julian Quentin · CH 2017 · 3 min

A story of liberation between self-destruction and self-realization.

Diversity Exists

Claudia Bach · CH 2018 · Schweizerd · 29 min

16-year-old Orlando is found unconscious in the schoolhouse toilet. Since he came out shortly before, a homophobic act is suspected behind it...

Huere müehsam

Anja Habermehl · CH 2013 · Schweizerd/e · 15 min

A young callboy visits a customer with muscle atrophy. He soon realizes that this job is more challenging than he ever imagined.

Die Liebe des Matrosen - Sailors Love

Ida Schmieder · CH 2018 · Schweizerd · 21 min

L. doesn't feel comfortable at all. After a huge fight with his mother he leaves home for an evening that changes his life for ever.


Venus - Eisha Marjara · CAN 2017 · E · 95 min

True Friends - Florian Forsch · D/A 2018 · D/e · 44 min

Yours in Sisterhood - Irene Lusztig · USA 2018 · E/d · 101 min


 

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