REEL PRIDE exists to celebrate queer media arts and to contribute to community vitality by programming materials that focus on issues of importance to Winnipeg’s queer community. We promote queer media arts to foster dialogue on issues of importance to our community in a public, accessible and safe space, as well as celebrating queer artists and stories both locally and from around the world.
Dir. by Océan and Cyprien Vial, 86 min, comedy, 2017, France, French with English Subtitles
Claude falls in love with Cécile. She is convinced that she is the woman of her life unlike her mother who knows the tumultuous sentimental life of her daughter.
Reel Pride is excited to once again be hosting the 15th Annual Canadian LGBTTQ* Short Film Competition. The competition features short films that have a lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, two-spirit, and/or queer aspect to them. This expression can come in many formats ranging from theme or content to the background of the filmmaker.
Dir. Andrew Fleming
91 mins, Comedy-Drama, 2018, USA, English
“Paul Rudd and Steve Coogan star as Paul and Erasmus, a bickering gay couple whose life is turned inside out when a ten-year-old boy shows up at their door claiming to be Erasmus’ grandson. Neither Paul, nor Erasmus, are ready to give up their extravagant lifestyles to be parents, but maybe this little kid has a thing or two to teach them about the value of family.”
Curated by Adrienne Huard
73 min, Indigenous Shorts, Canada, English
Kinship and Closeness is a Two-Spirit program of short films that encourages viewers to redefine borders within relationships.
Dir. Gabriel Silverman and Fiona Dawson
93 min, Documentary, 2018, USA, English
TransMilitary chronicles the lives of four individuals defending their country’s freedom while fighting for their own.
Dir. Mikko Makela
107 min, Drama, 2017, Finland, English
A Moment In The Reeds is an intimate drama about the chance encounter of two men by the Finnish Lakeside.
Dir. Ondi Timoner
102 min, Biography/Drama, 2018, USA, English
A look at the life of photographer Robert Mapplethorpe from his rise to fame in the 1970s to his untimely death in 1989.
Dir. Wanuri Kahiu
83 min, Drama, 2018, Kenya, English/Swahili
"Good Kenyan girls become good Kenyan wives," but Kena and Ziki long for something more. When love blossoms between them, the two girls will be forced to choose between happiness and safety.
Dir. Laura Marie Wayne
76 min, Documentary, 2018, Canada, English
While walking on the street one night in small town Canada, Scott Jones, a gay musician, is attacked and paralyzed from the waist down; what follows is a brave and fragile journey of healing and the transformation of a young man's life.
Dir. Del Shores
109 mins, Comedy, 2017, USA, English
Tired of the religious zealotry and anti-gay bigotry in their Texas Town, sisters Latrel, LaVonda and Aunt Sissy decide to protest an "Anti-Equality Rally" which aims to forbid any same sex weddings in their county.
Dir. Eisha Majara
95 min, Comedy/Drama, 2018, Canada, English
A dramatic comedy about a transitioning woman who discovers that she's the father of a 14 year old boy.
Dir. Marcelo B. Stam
90 min, Romance, 2018, Argentina, Spanish with English Subtitles
Nacho is an accountant, an average guy. At a party he meets Ana, a recently divorced and self-confident young woman. Then they meet Sebastien, who starts flirting with both of them.