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
  • Moscow 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
Outshine Film Festival: Miami

Outshine Film Festival: Miami

Friday, 20 April 2018 until Sunday, 29 April 2018

The Fort Lauderdale Gay & Lesbian Film Festival, is a critically acclaimed event based in Fort Lauderdale and screens films and videos in locations throughout Broward county.

MiFo is committed to its mission: To inspire, entertain and educate the public, encourage a sense of community through international and culturally diverse film, video and other media that offer historical and contemporary perspectives on the gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender experience.


2018 films...


Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy, LGBTQ, Science Fiction

Voluptuous outer space agent Barbarella (Jane Fonda) travels to another galaxy in search...

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My Big Gay Italian Wedding (Puoi Baciare Lo Sposo)

Genre: Comedy, Gay, Romance

Antonio and Paolo live happily together in Berlin and are finally getting married. They decide to celebrate in the small village in Italy where Antonio grew up. While his mother immediately...

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Quiet Heroes

Genre: Documentary, Gay, Historical, Political

In Salt Lake City, the religious monoculture severely complicated the AIDS crisis. Patients received no support from and were even exiled from the political, religious, and medical communities. Mormon culture encouraged...

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The Test of Love (L'Épreuve D'Amour)

Genre: Drama, LGBTQ, Romance

Paul is a man uncomfortable in his own skin. His 20-year marriage to Marielle is put to the test when she catches him in women’s clothes, and he can no longer live the lie. Paul attempts suicide, making Marielle...

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Where We All Are – Shorts

Getting Started
Director: Andrea Meyerson
Runtime: 23 Minutes
USA, 2018

After meeting online, Tori and Joy finally have their first date. Chemistry ensues immediately, but will their mutual attraction be enough to overcome some of the challenges presented? As they explore the potential of what could be, the two women’s vulnerabilities and strengths are revealed. Getting Started will open up your mind and your heart as we witness Tori navigate through some unfamiliar territory.

Juan Gabriel is Dead
Director: Tavo Ruiz
Runtime: 15 minutes
In Spanish with English subtitles

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.

The Ace
Director: Guillermo Ortiz Pichardo
Runtime: 16 minutes

After being diagnosed HIV positive, a young high school teacher must confront a concerned parent to maintain his dignity and find acceptance within himself and from those around him.


Genre: Drama, Romance, Trans

Early Landry (John Carroll Lynch) is a kind and decent man. Grief-stricken over the recent death of his wife, Early moves from Mississippi to Los Angeles and into a run-down apartment complex in Hollywood. He is loved by all his neighbors, especially...

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My Best Friend (Mi Mejor Amigo)

Genre: Drama, Gay, Slice of Life

Lorenzo lives in the quiet Patagonia of Argentina. He is a quiet teenager, intelligent, a good student, curious, and more skilled in music and literature than sports. Lorenzo’s father decides the family will temporarily...

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Kiss Me (Embrasse Moi)

Genre: Comedy, Drama, Lesbian, Romance

Océanerosemarie is full of life, and of friends but mainly of ex-girlfriends, 76 to be exact…but who’s counting! Things change when she meets Cécile, the this-time-it’s-for-real woman of her dreams!...

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Genre: Drama, Gay

Mario has fallen in love for the first time. Yet his new love is Leon, the team’s new striker, who could pose a threat to Mario’s chances of advancing his soccer career. Before long, their relationship is discovered...

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Genre: Documentary, Historical, LGBTQ

Queerama is a film created from the treasure trove of the BFI archive. The story traverses a century of gay experiences, encompassing persecution and prosecution, injustice, love & desire, identity, secrets, forbidden...

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To a More Perfect Union: US vs. Windsor

Genre: Documentary, Historical, LGBTQ, Political

To A More Perfect Union: U.S. v Windsor tells a story of love, marriage and a fight for equality. The film chronicles unlikely heroes -- octogenarian Edie Windsor and her attorney, Roberta Kaplan, on their quest for justice. Beyond the story of...

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Genre: Documentary, Trans

From self-proclaimed white trash kid to decorated U.S. Marine to bodybuilder to world record powerlifter, Matt Kroczaleski faces his most challenging feat of strength yet: becoming a woman. In the summer of 2015, Matt...

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Scotty and the Secret History of Hollywood

Genre: Documentary, Gay, Historical

A deliciously scandalous story of Scotty Bowers, a handsome exMarine who landed in Hollywood after the Second World War and became confidante, aide de camp and lover to many of Hollywood’s greatest stars. In the 1940s and '50s, he ran a gas station...

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Where the Ladies Are (Ladies Shorts)

Whether thinking back to your first love (how sweet), your recent break-up (not that sweet) or the love that may never be, these shorts are sure to make you feel something.

Asia LeMasters, 16 minutes, USA

Erin’s Guide To Kissing Girls
Julianna Notten, 15 minutes, Canada

Sam Griffith, 10 minutes, USA

I Like Girls (J'aime les filles)
Diane Obomsawin, 8 minutes, Canada, In French with English subtitles

Pin Up
Liz Lachman, 20 minutes, USA

For Nona Anna
Luis De Filippis, 13 minutes, Canada, In Italian and English with English subtitles

Getting Started
Andrea Meyerson, 23 minutes, USAMore Info / View Trailer

Alaska Is a Drag

Genre: Drama, Gay

Tough, but diva fabulous, Leo is an aspiring drag superstar stuck working in a fish cannery in Alaska. He and his twin sister are trapped in the monotony of fist fights and fish guts and spend their days figuring out how to escape to a better place. Out...

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Funny Story

Genre: Drama, Lesbian

Funny Story is a tragicomedy you didn’t see coming! After years of being a neglectful father, a womanizing TV star unknowingly crashes his estranged daughter's same-sex destination wedding. This delightfully...

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We Are Thr3e (Somos Tr3s)

Genre: Bi, Drama, LGBTQ, Romance

Nacho is an average guy. At a party he meets Ana, a recently divorced, self-confident young woman. Then they meet the charismatic bartender Sebastian, who starts flirting with both. Despite their doubts, Nacho and...

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A Moment in the Reeds

Genre: Drama, Gay, Romance

Having moved to Paris for university, Leevi returns to his native Finland for the summer to help his estranged father renovate the family lake house. Tareq, a recent asylum seeker from Syria, has been hired to help. When...

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Dear Mom (Querida Mamae)

Genre: Drama, Lesbian, Slice of Life

Dear Mom centers on the conflictive relationship between Heloisa, a recently divorced doctor, and her mother Ruth. Heloisa blames Ruth for her bad relationship with her own daughter, her failed marriage, and even...

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In Between Seasons

Genre: Drama, Gay

A woman is bringing up her high school son alone. While she has established a close bond with her son, she did not know he is gay and only finds out after he is seriously injured in a car accident. She takes out her...

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Where the Men Are (Men's Shorts)

Here are some of the most interesting, engaging and award winning shorts from across the land.

Alden Peters, 17 minutes, USA

Welby Ings, 15 minutes, New Zeland

Dylan Dylan
Silvain Coisne, 16 minutes, France
In French with English subtitles

Elwood Takes A Lover
John Palmer, 16 minutes, USA

The Things You Think I’m Thinking
Sherren Lee, 14 minutes, Canada

For The Good Times
Andres Daniel Sainz, 30 minutes, Spain, In Spanish with English subtitles

My Life With James Dean (Ma Vie Avec James Dean)

Genre: Drama, Gay, Lesbian, Slice of Life

Moving. Demanding. Unclassifiable. Rare. These are the words given to the gay film that Director Géraud Champreux is invited to present in a sleepy seaside town, but those same words also describe this irresistibly...

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Daddy Issues

Genre: Drama, Lesbian, Romance

Maya, a talented, queer artist, is desperate to attend art school in Italy but lacks the funds to do so. Instead, she spends her days escaping into her drawings and social media, where she pines over the enigmatic Jasmine....

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Wounded By the Wind (Las Heridas del Viento)

Genre: Drama, Gay

His father’s death forces David to take charge of his legacy. As he begins to clear out the years of accumulated possessions, he finds among the belongings something unexpected: letters of love to another man. Baffled...

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From Boys 2 Men and Back Again (Men’s Shorts)

Young and old and everything in between are the people and places that make up these beautiful, thought-provoking and funny compilation of shorts.

An Instant (un Instante)
Adrià Guxens, 20 minutes, Spain
In Spanish with English subtitles

Chintis Lundgren, Croatia, 13 minutes, In English

The Rabbi
Uriya Hertz, 20 minutes, Israel
In Hebrew with English subtitles

Teenage Threesome (Scheideweg)
Arkadij Khaet, 4 minutes, Germany
In German with English subtitles

Life In Color
Bishal Dutta, 21 minutes, USA

The Whole World (EL MUNDO ENTERO)
Julián Quintanilla, 30 minutes, Spain
In Spanish with English subtitles

The Marriage (Martesa)

Genre: Drama, Gay

In a rare gay-themed film from Kosovo, Anita and Bekim are adding the final touches to their big wedding day which is only two weeks away. Despite expecting news about Anita's parents,...

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Cherry Grove Stories

Genre: Documentary, Gay, Historical

In an era when it was illegal for two men to hold hands in public, the pristine beachfront hamlet of Cherry Grove on Fire Island, N.Y. was a safe haven for gays who were often targeted for arrest and prosecution. Through interviews with residents and...

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Genre: Drama, Gay

Fifteen year old Shay is struggling with adolescence and sexuality. He is constantly terrorized by a gang of bullies in a posh boarding school where children follow age-old rituals and codes bound by years of hierarchy. Shay...

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Antonio Lopez 1970: Sex, Fashion & Disco

Genre: Bi, Documentary, Gay, Historical

Fashion illustrator Antonio Lopez breathed an alluring wind of change in the NYC and Paris fashion scenes in the 1970s. Lopez took the rather sedate world of fashion illustration by storm, creating colorful pictures...

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Genre: Drama, Lesbian

When a grandmother's (Piper Laurie) secret past collides with her granddaughter's (Emily Baldoni) secret future and her daughter's (Brooke Adams) angry present, can the love of three generations be enough to accept decades...

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Misty Eyes (Los Ojos Llorosos)

Genre: Drama, Gay

Alice is diagnosed with AIDS and the confusion as he starts his treatment is overwhelming. Making it more difficult is his addiction to cocaine plus his inscrutable character sink him deeper into depression. He desperately...

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Your Will Be Done (So Auf Erden)

Genre: Drama, Gay

Johannes and Lydia run an evangelical parish near Stuttgart. He's the charismatic preacher, and she writes the sermons. While he recruits donors for a church expansion, she handles the planning. In doing God’s work,...

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Postcards From London

Genre: Drama, Gay

Buff and beautiful teenager Jim (Harris Dickinson, Beach Rats) moves from the London suburbs to Soho where he falls in with a gang of unusual high-class male escorts – The Raconteurs – who specialize in...

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Genre: Drama, Lesbian

Sebastián Lelio’s (A Fantastic Woman) mesmerizing and intimate film follows Ronit (Rachel Weisz), a New York Photographer, who returns home to mourn her father’s death in the community that shunned her decades earlier for an attraction to...

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Hard Paint (Tinta Bruta)

Genre: Drama, Gay

Hiding behind colors, a fluorescent soul comes to life. While facing criminal charges, Pedro must grapple with his sister’s sudden decision to move away and leave him behind. Alone in the darkness of his bedroom...

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Last Days in Havana

Genre: Drama, Gay

A tragicomedy that tackles the subject of friendship in a city on the verge of substantial change. Two mid-forties friends are neighbors: Miguel is a dishwasher who dreams of settling in New York waiting for a visa that never seems to arrive, and Diego...

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Beyond the Opposite Sex

Genre: Documentary, Free, LGBTQ, Trans

Beyond the Opposite Sex is the follow-up documentary to Showtime’s 2004 The Opposite Sex: Jaime’s Story and The Opposite Sex: Rene’s Story. Learn how the lives...

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Next Generation Artists - Young Arts Shorts



Director: Ruby Drake, 7 mins

Demon Pills
Director: Kira Bursky, 7 mins

Director: Lauryn Henry, 5 mins

Director: Matthew Nadel, 4 mins


Variations On Breathing

Director: Jean Carlo Ramirez, 4 mins

Directors: Denzel Boyd, Tyler Rabinowitz, and Joseph Webb, 8 mins

Director: Dan Frantz, 7 mins

Solid, Darkness, Light
Director: Kayla Briet, 5 mins

To and From
Director: Kira Bursky, 6 mins


Genre: Documentary, Gay

Alexander McQueen’s rags-to-riches story is a modern-day fairy tale. An unremarkable working-class boy, he harnessed his demons to become a global fashion brand and one of the most iconic artists of the century. How...

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Still Waiting in the Wings

Genre: Comedy, Gay

Still Waiting in The Wings follows the trials and triumphs of actors waiting tables in Times Square. While dreaming of the Broadway stage, the reality of slinging hash under fluorescent lights mixes sweet aspirations with bitter drama. There's...

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Anchor & Hope

Genre: Comedy, Lesbian, Romance

Eva and Kat enjoy a carefree existence on their houseboat on a London canal. Yet after the death of their pet, Eva's dream of becoming a mother is reignited. Kat just wants to get a new cat. Yet when Kat's best friend,...

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Genre: Drama, Gay

Inspired by the award-winning short of the same name, 1985 follows Adrian (Cory Michael Smith, Gotham), a closeted young man returning to his Texas hometown for Christmas...

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Freelancers Anonymous

Genre: Comedy, Lesbian

A quick-paced comedy featuring a group of women who come together to launch a tech start-up. Billie, on impulse, quits her soul-sucking office job and is left to figure out “now what?” She meets a ragtag group of women also...

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From Bagdhad To The Bay

Genre: Documentary, Gay, Historical, Political

Ghazwan Alshari had his dream job translating for the U.S. forces in Iraq. But his dream turned into a nightmare when accused of being a double agent. With his and his family’s life in jeopardy, Ghazwan fled Iraq and...

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Genre: Comedy, Drama, Trans

Sid’s East Indian parents have been putting enormous pressure on Sid to marry a nice Indian girl and raise a family. That certainly doesn’t seem to be in the cards given Sid is transitioning into a woman. Sid’s life is turned upside down when she...

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Every Act of Life

Genre: Documentary, Gay, Historical, LGBTQ

The story of the groundbreaking life and work of 4-time Tony-winning playwright Terrence McNally: a personal journey through 5-decades of the American theatre, the struggle for LGBT rights, triumph over addiction, the...

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Hearts Beat Loud

Genre: Comedy, Drama, Lesbian

Single dad Frank (Nick Offerman) prepares to send his hard-working lesbian daughter Sam off to college . Hoping to stay connected with his daughter through their shared love of music, he urges her to turn their weekly “jam sesh” into an actual band...

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Something Like That (Alguma Coisa Assim)

Genre: Comedy, Drama, LGBTQ, Slice of Life

Caio and Mari are two young adults whose relationship is beyond any definition. Throughout 10 years, the plot transits among 3 striking moments in which their desires are in conflict and their relationship is put...

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