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2017 films...

These films have no CGiii/IMDb entry...

There are many web series' - there are films currently playing the festival circuit - there are films available to watch on-line (highlighted) - and, there are films with little or no publicity...makes you wonder, why make them in the first place - promotion is part of the filmmaking package!

Infer what you will from this ever-changing list...some will be terrible, some will be fantastic, some will be OK...we don't know, we haven't watched them!

Do tell us...if you find a juicy peach!

Film

Director(s)

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Year

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2 Moons: The Series

?

Web series
http://dai.ly/x5leymq

2017

Wayo is a 1st year student from the Science Faculty. He chose to attend the same university as Phana, a 2nd year Medical student and Wayo’s long-time crush from high school. Based on the novel “2 Moons” by Chiffon_cake.

8:30-12:05

Nadia Gomez Kiener/ Daniela Doffo

https://youtu.be/JhR4GaswGmk

2017

4´Argentina

A Priest, A Rabbi And A Gay Atheist …

Cut!

https://youtu.be/TFzy1l_WoAs

2017

Priest Chris Schuler and Rabbi Jim Morel sat down with atheist Carlos Diller and smoked weed together. Diller grew up as a southern Baptist for the better part of his childhood before he was adopted, then as a Roman Catholic. That was until the priest denied his 14-year-old confirmation for having “gay sex acts in school.”

Agnes & Estelle

Laura Black

Webseries

https://youtu.be/nfNhc1ZWifQ

2017

11 min| USA
Following golden gals Agnes & Estelle as they navigate their way through whatever life throws at them. Buckle up and join in on their challenging, irreverent and loving journey with their quirky takes on life, liberty and the pursuit of everything.

Alabama Bound

Lara Embry & Carolyn Sherer

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2017

USA | 83m
“Why Alabama?” friends ask. “You must be crazy.” For lesbian couples living in a deeply conservative state, where same-sex families have no legal protections against discrimination, these are not unfamiliar words. When it comes to Southern hospitality, Alabama seems to have little to offer the women featured in Lara Embry and Carolyn Sherer’s stirring and empowering documentary. But that certainly doesn’t keep them from fighting relentlessly for their rights.

After Cari is denied access to her hospitalized infant son, she and her wife Kim spend just under a decade battling for her to legally become his mother. When Kinley loses custody of her son strictly because of her sexual orientation—despite his being physically abused by his stepmother while living with his father—she and her wife Autumn never lose hope of getting him back. Meanwhile, in the Alabama State House, the affable but aggressive Patricia Todd takes on the political establishment (that is, the white, heterosexual, male, conservative Christian patriarchy) as the first openly gay state representative in Alabama—and the lone legislative voice of its LGBTQ community.

While the nation has moved rapidly toward marriage equality for all, Alabama, led by fiercely religious Alabama Chief Justice Roy Moore, harks back to the Civil Rights era with its intolerant resistance to progress. But with her sharp focus on the strengths and successes of these steadfast Southern lesbians, Sherer highlights the little bit of rainbow in this deeply red state.

— JOANNE PARSONT

Alpha

Oron Golan

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2017

Israel, 4 min. Hebrew
Almog and his friends are on their way to meet Mika for a party in TLV. When Almog and Mika go for a walk alone, he sees his dad and finds out about his secret life.

Alpha Bettas

Ben Rodriguez

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2017

USA/4 min
Francisco forces his boyfriend David to sneak out with him to their vacation rental pool to have sex.

An Algorithm

MIN Mi-hong

-

2017

Korea | 40'
When putting on a play on a lesbian’s suicide attempt, Yun-jeong, an open lesbian in school who plays a leading role in the theater production accuses Ji-won of writing the play without having a better understanding of homosexuality. As such accusation hurts her feelings, Ji-won intentionally approaches Yun-jeong’s ex-girlfriend, Min-a and revises her play script that gradually begins to resemble the story of a real-life ex-lesbian couple, Yun-jeong and Min-a. At the same time, Ji-won gets carried away by her growing feelings for Min-a.

Angel

Yarin Segal

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2017

Israel, 30 min. Hebrew with English subtitles
Tal is a teenager and gay. He stands in front of the camera and lets his sister, Yarin, interview him. He tells her about his struggles to cope with their family, his friends and the small community of their town Or Yehuda, Tal wonders if he should tell his favorite grandma about his sexual preferences, afraid she might not love him anymore.

Arrival/Departure

Emily Ritchie

https://youtu.be/8sK-M9a0rBk

2017

USA | 8 min
Syd can’t grasp the fact that Mark has gone, and Mark’s mother blames him for what he cannot understand or undo. All he can do is travel back in his mind to the beginning to begin to comprehend all that has happened.
A traditional story of love and loss that unfolds in an unconventional way, both backwards and forwards, to convey the feelings of confusion, self-blame and nostalgia that those who have lost someone close to them may know all too well.

Artykuł Osiemnasty

Bartosz Staszewski

https://youtu.be/Qs570dW2gig

 

2017

Tytuł pełnometrażowego dokumentu nawiązuje do art. 18 Konstytucji RP, zgodnie z którym ochronie podlega małżeństwo jako związek kobiety i mężczyzny, co dla wielu przeciwników nowych regulacji jest równoznaczne z brakiem możliwości jakiegokolwiek uregulowania kwestii związków osób tej samej płci.
75′, Polska, dokument

Awful Gays

Mark Keane

Web series

https://vimeo.com/216051265

2017

USA
Maurice and Kenny accuse a young, happy, newly-engaged couple of being threatened by their relationship…

Baunilha

Leo Tabone

-

2017

18´ (PE)

Because Of Love

Nathaniel Walters

-

2017

UK-Italy / 90’

Before You Was Darkness

Michael (Mish) Rozanov

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2017

Israel, 6 min
Workers at a factory, reduced to automatic work, wake up when one of them imagines a magical dancer moving freely in the halls of the factory. As passion and color take over, the oppressed are liberated through movement and music. A narrative music video for the song "Before You was Darkness" by The Orvim Ensemble.

Being Myself

Roni Zidon

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2017

Israel, 6 Min
Michael, a genderqueer artist, explores how to express their inner-self, when it doesn't match the outer one. "Being Myself" deals with trans and queer self-expression and simple humanity

Born to Love You

Antone Martinez & Bambi Turner

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2017

USA | 4m
In the music video for L|M|T’s Born to Love You, directors antone + bambi explore themes of conflict, connection, and memory through modern dance choreographed by Shaunna Vella. When opposites attract, the results can be explosive.

Butt Muscle

Matt Lambert

https://vimeo.com/200916466

2017

BUTT MUSCLE, the 9th instalment of the CHRISTEENE Video collection, is the first single off the highly anticipated second wave of CHRISTEENE.

Call Me A Ghost

Noel Alejandro

https://vimeo.com/203164153

 

2017

Spain, 18 min
About a young man who seems to have it all: he’s talented, intelligent and attractive. Still, something feels permanently out of place, and he falls into commanding sadness. He can feel the desolation taking over when he receives a visit from a curious supernatural presence. Feeling strangely attracted to it, and with nothing to lose, he welcomes the ghost into his life. Could pleasure become a weapon in fighting deep solitude? Is there a place for desire in sadness? 

Cantando en las azoteas

Enric Ribes

-

2017

Spain, 5´
This is a tribute to an artist - considered the last drag queen in the final days of Barcelona’s “Barrio Chino” red light district – who continues to take to the stage every night at the age of 90. As his beloved poet Federico García Lorca wrote, in verse: The ladybirds of the South sing on the roofs! Gilda Love will also continue to do so.

Ce Que Je Pense

Kevin Capelle

-

2017

4 min
Atmospheric images accompanied by excerpts from «Solitude» by Guy de Maupassant (1884) – a melancholy study about loneliness inside and outside a gay relationship.

Chambers

Yaniv Eyal

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2017

Israel, 16 min
Amos, a troubled homosexual, goes down to the well, close to where he lives, just to walk through different chambers which illustrate his fears based on his sexual identity.

Cheers and Queers

Isabella Richter de Medeiros

https://theaudienceawards.com/films/cheers-and-queers-129875

2017

Sasha Kar is a cheerleader at a small town high school in Anywhere, USA. When she is partnered up for a history project with pink-haired out-and-proud queer Ty Folk and they begin to form a friendship, Sasha becomes insecure in everything she thought was true about herself.

Coming Out

Jon Chan

https://youtu.be/AV6jixzFDck

2017

Two best friends, Lukas and Chris, have trouble expressing, their feelings about each other. Shut in by their insecurities, they both seek advice from the person they'd least expect.

Dear Freddy

Rubi Gat

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2017

Israel, 74 min
Freddy Hirsch was a proud homosexual Jew.
He ran a daycare center for 600 kids in Auschwitz. Freddy was admired by his kids and fought to his last breath to maintain their human dignity. His death on the eve of a revolt he led remained a mystery this film resolves.
The testimonies of the children that were under Freddy's care and worshiped his strength tell us a tale not told by the books of history of a gay hero we never knew of.

Different For Girls

Campbell X

Web series

https://youtu.be/D-ZwRyIagiA

2017

UK / 57min
A 12-part web series based on Jacquie Lawrence’s indie hit novel of the same name. And from its explosive opening, it’s clear we’re in for a wild ride.

Ding Dongs

Joseph Baken

Web series

https://youtu.be/RTXuC0OvQs8

2017

USA | 15 min
The adventures of two young missionaries of the church of Jesus Christ of Later Days Saints in the jungle of …Los Angeles.

Dress To Express

Stone May  

https://vimeo.com/203419136

2017

6 minutes
The story of a young boy’s progressive journey experiencing gender dysphoria under the influence of a transphobic father.

Duas Vezes Senzala

Gustavo Pozzatti

-

2017

Brazil | 25´
Meu documentário sobre LGBT's negros e suas vivências já tem data de estreia, pra quem mora em Goiânia é só colar no DIGO hein, pra quem não mora aqui em breve ele será lançado na internet. Curta a página do doc e acompanhe

Entercourse

?

Web series

https://youtu.be/gHZ0eM1t930

2017

Rocky’s (Elijah Black) porn-watching habit is causing a strain on his relationship with his boyfriend Miles (Jerome Parker). Miles’ co-worker Drew (David Hall) attempts to help the couple maintain their relationship but his method may actually only lead to their demise.  

Etxera Bidean

Xabier Madariaga

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2017

Basque Country / 40’ documental
Urko y Xabier van en busca de sus hijos a Utah (EE.UU.). Allí nacerán Lea y Jon por gestación subrogada. En Estados Unidos, la familia vive su peculiar parto, con Saedee, biberones, y mucho papeleo de por medio. La pareja ha querido documentar su experiencia para que lejos de los prejuicios, sus hijos sepan cómo vinieron al mundo.

Evil Alan

Jonathan Hammond

-

2017

USA | 10 min

Alan has a Grindr date who is not from his town. Or dimension.

Fak Yaass

Matthew McLaughlin

https://vimeo.com/206126066

2017

How horrible can it be for Nico, a gay party boy from a Greek family, to return to his suburban town and take care of his homophobic Grandfather.

First Date

Mike Winsten

https://vimeo.com/206360532

2017

USA, , 6 min short

Two guys in a first date.  Same shit, different day!

For Life

Leon Livshitz

-

2017

Israel, 10 min. Hebrew
Looking for an engagement ring alongside her fiancé, Yasmin encounters her mythological ex-boyfriend.

Foxy Five TV

Jabu Nadia Newman

https://youtu.be/K2enfCkOh4o

2017

South Africa

 

From Pulse To Pride

Alison Tate 

https://youtu.be/Ya9wXRq8uqA

2017

USA | 7 minutes
Carrie Wade, a queer woman with cerebral palsy, takes the risk to attend LA Pride hours after the Orlando Pulse shooting.

Genderid

Ashley Park & Leio Kirtley

https://vimeo.com/202116721

2017

Sweden | 1 min
Abstract metaphors tell a story about gender in a non-traditional perspective in this animated short.

Genderless in Japan

?

https://vimeo.com/198869113

2017

USA, 6 min short documentary by New York Times
Toman Sasaki is among a new wave of young Japanese men bending gender norms. “Regardless of sex, we believe we can live however we like,” he said.

Going Viral

?

https://vimeo.com/213269084

2017

USA, 6 min short film
He’s got the gift that keeps on giving!

Grounded

Ayala Shiftan & Andreas Flack

-

2017

Israel, , 4 min.
Emma lost all hope of finding love, until she finds a perfect but unusual relationship. It quickly soars but life tears them apart and she's left alone on the ground again. She learns that's where she belongs, and finds an even more unusual new love.

Harding & His Camera

Rob Eagle

https://vimeo.com/208819829

2017

United Kingdom/Palestine/Israel, 9´
An ambiguous 'love story' documentary told through the 1930s archive of a British archaeologist who took a camera on his digs in the British Mandate for Palestine and fell in love with his Bedouin assistant.

Headspace

Jake Graf

https://vimeo.com/203887555

2017

Headspace offers an as yet unseen insight into the every day transgender experience, and will hopefully promote much needed acceptance and understanding.'

Helium

Daniel McIntyre

-

2017

Canada / 4min
Balloons and bodies. The process of inflation.

Het Zaad En De 11 Eitjes

Julia von Graevenitz

https://youtu.be/eDMg28my61g

2017

Netherlands, 64 min
A young Dutch gay couple dreams of having children. They can adopt or have a child with the help of a single mother or lesbian couple. But just as any heterosexual family, they want to have children of their own and have a ‘real’ family. Fortunately a niece offers to be the surrogate to carry their child, but not of her own ovum. The dads to be only need an egg and a clinic to achieve the fertilization. What follows is a harrowing account of the long road between hopes and disappointments.

HIStory

?

Web series

https://youtu.be/D9MRcHcLZVg

2017

Taiwan / 12 episodes
This series is a compilation of three BL stories with 4 episodes each.

HIV Po Polsku

Frank Myonk

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2017

Poland | 70
Pomimo zwiększającej się z roku na rok świadomości społecznej Polaków, zagadnienie chorób przenoszonych drogą płciową (STD) – a w tym HIV/AIDS – pozostaje tematem tabu, tematem zastępczym, wreszcie tematem przemilczanym. W ten sposób liczba osób narażonych na transmisję wirusa rośnie. Milczenie nie jest bowiem rozwiązaniem. Historia pokazana w filmie toczy się wokół obecności HIV/AIDS w naszym kraju. Pyta o tolerancję i społeczne nastawienie wobec tego zagadnienia, o otwartość i w końcu o lęk, którego ofiarami padają nie tylko osoby żyjące z wirusem, ale także te, które funkcjonują w bańce niewiedzy lub ignorancji, które mówią: „Mnie to przecież nie dotyczy”.

I Got You

Jeff Rivera

https://theaudienceawards.com/films/use-this-episode-4-award-winning-web-series-4-thinbars-w-music-152623

2017

Jake and his best friend Alberto are victims of a gay bashing. Life couldn't get any worse when their bully pays them a visit in the hospital.

I’m Alex / Soy Alex

Itzuri Sánchez, Joss Manz

https://vimeo.com/188756903

2017

Spain / 15’
'Soy Álex' tells the story of a young Spanish transgender man through candid vlogs about testosterone, dating, mastectomies and more.

Il Lato Inaccettabile Della Libertà 1-3

Canecapovolto

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2017

Italy / 16’
Ognuno ha per forza qualcosa da nascondere. Chi odia ha paura e, quindi desidera. Inoltre, bisogna assolutamente creare una situazione per la quale nessuno è responsabile.
Tre cortometraggi prodotti nell'arco di 3 anni riflettono sul Queer come strategia di abbandono della Realtà.

In The Mirror

?

-

2017

Narrative portrayal of a trans woman, Joëlle, whose son in search of his father suddenly turns up in NY just when her life is in full reconstruction after transitioning.

Incomplete

Hilow

-

2017

UK / 6min
The tale of a senior trans man and the Opening Doors befriending network.

Kim… But Inside In The Dark I’m Aching To Be Free

Magdalena Wieczorek

-

2017

Poland | 10 min
Historia Kim Lee pokazuje, że nie ma jednego przepisu na szczęście i każdy człowiek powinien sam ustalać jego reguły.

Knock Knock

Moses Tulasi

-

2017

India / 30 mins

Laughter

Maayan Segman

-

2017

Israel, 8 min.
Danny is a medical clown dealing with taking care of Ben, a young boy getting ready for open heart surgery. With Ben entering surgery Danny returns home and the lack of information about Ben's condition drives her crazy. Her girlfriend, Nadia, tries to help her pass the hours until they receive news from the hospital.

Lessons for Polygamists

b.h. Yael

-

2017

14:29 | Canada
Every teenager knows better than the adults in their lives. This beautifully animated short is a story of growing up in a polygamous household, encapsulated into six lessons.

Let Love Heal

?

https://youtu.be/tZ4D3w8yhPc

2017

Hoang (Tuan Anh) est un jeune homme qui aime la liberté, cependant sa mère voulant qu'il se conforme aux normes de la sociétés, celui-ci préfère quitter le domicile familial. Il commence alors à vivre avec son compagnon, Luc (Ngo Kinh Lam).
Par la suite, dû à un accident de voiture, Hoang finit paraplégique. Comment le jeune homme et ses proches vont-t'ils faire face à sa nouvelle situation?

Like the First Time

Yennifer Uribe Alzate

https://vimeo.com/201457616

2017

Colombia | 24min
The days of Rosa pass in tranquility together with her husband and her son. But something in her is not good. One day Rosa decides to get her nails done in her neighbor Dalia´s beauty salon, and a friendship flourishes between them. One night both women end up sleeping together. After this experience Rosa gives her everyday life a new meaning.

Little Whore / Lilla Hora

Palle Linqvist

-

2017

Sweden, 11 min
A young man wants to try something new with his girlfriend.

Lives: Visible

Michelle Citron

https://youtu.be/u_FeCK4fizE

2017

USA / 35’
Snapshots are the way we write our autobiography. Now we all take selfies, but Norma and Virginia used a Brownie camera to tell the story of their community holiday feasts in rented halls, a faithful group of friends serially switching partners, and lesbians holding hands in the crowded parks of Chicago. 

Los Ojos Llorosos

Cristian Pellegrini

-

2017

Argentina, 105 min
A fascinating look into the underbelly of an Argentinian province town, this drama follows a young journalist and his struggles with addiction and boyfriends, while many people around him feel he should really be focusing on stabilizing his life and starting antiretroviral medication.

Love Complex The Series

?

Web series
http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x5g4ayf_engsub-bl-love-complex-ep-1-full_tv

2017

Pete, a photographer, decides to move in to the Love Complex condo after being heartbroken by his boyfriend Ton. He becomes roommates with Sean, an old friend from high school who doesn’t know Pete is gay.

Magnanimous

Sam Hendi & David Goldenberg

https://vimeo.com/203595265

2017

USA, 14 min
“Magnanimous” tells a beguilingly abstract story set in a dreamlike world where time is frozen. We meet a young man and delve into his deepest psychological nuances, including his sexual fantasies and his perception of his own masculinity. The films studies the connections and physical attraction between men through body language.

Manchester Queens

Jack Weir

https://vimeo.com/205917555

2017

A short documentary about the Manchester drag scene.

Me Become Us

Moran Shina

-

2017

Israel, 3 min, Hebrew
A short animtaion documentary about love, adoption and parenthood. The story of two gay parents' adoption process as told by one of the fathers.

More Love. Less prepackaged bullshit.

Neelu Bhuman

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2017

USA | 1 min
Created as part of the 2017 Outfest Fusion One Minute Movie Competition, this short is an invocation calling in Assata Shakur, Chuck D, and Angela Davis.

Myami

Dmitry Zhitov

https://youtu.be/42n_I4dugw4

2017

USA, 24 mins
MYami tells the story of three very distinct artists who use the city as a source of inspiration for their artwork.

Nature Boys

Andreas Boschmann

-

2017

Germany
Three guys are running through a forest in Berlin.

No Spice, No Rice

?

https://youtu.be/HqoyW-fGuuE

2017

USA, 6 min short documentary
The short-form version of a documentary about sexual racism and eroticism in the gay community. Long form coming in summer 2017.

Not A Horror Story

?

https://youtu.be/8_OHpXPu3QQ

2017

Corey Knott's guest starring role on, Not A Horror Story The Short Film picks up with Ian getting settled into the house for special male witches. Once he meets the house Superior, the history of his 'kind' is revealed. See what happens when these five young witches explore this untrusting world together.

Obstar (Ou O Garoto Que Nada Viveu)

Felipe Freitas

-

2017

One Of You

Nir Arad

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2017

Israel, 9 min
Rotem Lutsky 16-year-old girl, just wants to be in a body she likes. She wants her classmates not to treat her as a mystery or an alien.
The film follows Rotem in school, and in her journey of Coming Out of the closet as transgender.

One Way Street

Andrea Meyerson

-

2017

USA, 14 mins
What happens when your desire drives you in the wrong direction? Revved up by passion and ignoring all the signs, three people set out to fulfill their fantasies. Fasten your seat belts, this journey may end up on a very bumpy ONE WAY STREET!

Other Boys NYC

Abdool Corlette

https://youtu.be/m7mchJHaR7k

2017

USA; 7 min. 
Meet Devin Norelle and hear zis unique coming out story and the social implications of being an androgynous trans person of color living in New York City.

Out Again

Madeline McCray

https://vimeo.com/217073606

2017

USA, 10 min
A mother affected by Alzheimer’s disease doesn’t remember that her daughter is a lesbian.

Oxygen

Jacob Edward

https://youtu.be/GQ4jWpwsQcc

2017

UK, 12 min
Oxygen touches on the subject of homeless LGBT youth.

Poker Gayme

Edward Vera

https://youtu.be/Fw9lK9o19t0

2017

What appears to be a regular poker night ends up being a reveal of John's deepest secrets. But his friends' reactions are what troubles him the most.

Proyección “Despedida #1”

David Pallás

-

2017

Spain/10’

QTPOC Crush 

Jaq Nguyen Victor

https://vimeo.com/182178243

2017

USA; 5 min. 

A crush confession and first date proposal from one queer trans person of color to another highlight the public expression of interracial love and longing.

Queer Kingdom

?

https://vimeo.com/209017114

2017

Short documentary exploring the experiences of LGBT+ people living in Fife, Scotland.

LGBT+ people who live outside our diverse and multicultural cities can be challenging. Many LGBT+ people experience isolation and discrimination in rural communities. “Queer Kingdom” examines the experiences of people from Fife and looks at the work now underway to support people in their communities and to create safe spaces to be confident and valued. The film is a moving and poignant reflection of life which is replicated in many rural areas in Scotland.

Queer Tango Goes To Russia

Alexandr Vinogradov

https://player.vimeo.com/video/165349450

2017

The documentary is about the unique and passionate world of queer tango. The story will follow festivals’ preparation in St.Petersburg, focusing on the culmination of the event and its outcome in the wider political and social context. Each queer tango character presented in the film has a personal reason to make this journey and a story to tell.

Raatoke Hamsafar

Aakanksha Saggherr Loadhii

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2017

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Self Service

Ran Ezra

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2017

Israel, 5 min
Yael is wandering, searching for a safe place, a home, inside urban Tel-Aviv, that can be so cold sometimes. So she walks. Until she reaches a self service laundry place, with hope to find a sanctuary and some human warmth.

Sex X Friend?

Katsuhide Yamago

https://youtu.be/E2TG4-qS08A

2017

Japan | 10 min
As Yuto was helpless and extremely lonely, sex was his remedy and his way of finding peace of mind. He is headed to his sex partner’s house today. They are more than friends, but not lovers.

Sifilis

David González

https://youtu.be/iJAbILWgy9M

2017

Spain / 29 mins
Alex es un adolescente gay que tras mantener relaciones con diversos hombres sin protección es diagnosticado de sífilis. 

Silent

Paul Baker

https://vimeo.com/208208022

2017

Two men share a bed and life before dealing with the real world.

Silenzi E Parole

Peter Marcias

https://youtu.be/iGv4fj4jOp4

2017

Italy / 86’
Silenzi e parole analizza con il confronto due realtà: la Quaresima dei Frati Cappuccini e la Queeresima dell'Associazione Arc. Da una parte i riti cristiani seguiti da un pubblico numeroso e devoto, dall'altra giovani e non giovani che cercano di portare avanti con passione un'idea di civiltà. Sullo stesso piano sono uomini e donne dell'Italia moderna, individui qualunque che attraverso un impegno concreto cambiano qualcosa in meglio della nostra nazione, l'Italia.

Slam Dance 

?

Web series

https://youtu.be/tgnlVFi2DyI

2017

?

So Long Suburbia

Samuel Shanahoy

https://vimeo.com/195164161

2017

Canada | 65 min
One sleepless night as Sadie is surfing the web her suspicions that her and her bestie since the 7th grade are growing apart are confirmed, when she discovers that he has unfollowed her on Instagram. Over the winter Sadie becomes a social recluse, going to Normy Suburbs Public High by day, working at the Bogus Burger Barn by night, reading zines alone in her bedroom and day dreaming while wandering the streets of suburbia. On her 17th birthday her mother gifts her a 3 zone one year transit pass telling her to “go out and explore, discover new things and have adventures close to home.” Downtown Sadie is randomly befriended by Miami, a self identified teeny bopper who is the first out trans girl to attend North Shore Private Girls College. Miami introduces Sadie to her token straight, musical theatre loving BFF Cynthia, her angsty emo boyfriend Zeke, and the rest of her clique: Ellen, an astrology loving lesbian and Jersey, a twinky bisexual highschool drop out. Sadie quickly starts to hang out with them all on the regular, but has she really found a place where she belongs? Or will old insecurities, crushes and drama get in the way?

Spectrums

Zohar Melinek Ezra & Afek Testa Launer

Web series

https://vimeo.com/216827739

2017

Israel, 75 min, Hebrew
"Spectrums" is a new Israeli docu-series that follows the social and spiritual world of 10 members of the transgender community in Israel. The series presents a current view of the Israeli society in its many hues. Every episode follows a single character bearing his and hers world in a empowering, revealing way, with no compromises. Every character brings to light another aspect of the issue at hand and breaks every stereotype about gender and the transexual experience. Their stories are unavoidably the story of the periphery of Israel in 2017.

Strangelove

Jorge Xolalpa Jr.

Web series

https://youtu.be/sQq0z17GmNA

2017

Where we meet Richard and Justin. A very complicated yet passionate duo.

Stung

Seamus O’Dare

https://youtu.be/nNn10KCm6qs

2017

UK, 10 min
Angus is sleeping with every man in a 5 mile radius to try and find “the one”… There is only one guy left on his list, but will he find love or will love have a sting in it’s tail?

Tailor

Cali do Anjos

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2017

9´47
Tailor is a comic book journalist , activist , trans , lesbian, non- binary genderqueer and devotes his life to give voice to other trans and opressed people.

Talk It Out: No More Gay Shame

Vince Pellegrino

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2017

Brings light to stories about growing up LGBTQ.

Temporary Shelters / Tempshelters

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https://vimeo.com/216626868

2017

This short film follows Maiko, a genderqueer Chicanx activist, who navigates his gender identity through three spaces: his family home in Pomona, CA, where he feels loved, but constricted at times, the queer community in Tucson AZ, where he feels free to explore his identity, and a migrant camp on the AZ/MX border where he works with the nonprofit organization No Mas Muertes to help people survive the perilous desert border crossing. The film operates like a triptych offering three intimate portraits of one person navigating three distinct spaces, all while simultaneously reconciling gender expression and Chicanx identity.

That Creature Is Me

Or Yahel

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2017

Israel, 15 min
Adam (18) is "the man of the house", considering and supportive to his recently divorced mother, and knows that Roey, his younger brother (7), imitates almost everything he does. But when he dares to expose his sexual identity to his mother, he is afraid of losing his place and importance in his home.

The 38-Year-Old Virgin

Skyler Braeden Fox

https://vimeo.com/209060854

 

2017

Germany, 30 min

The 3rd Try

Alfonso Rodriguez

https://youtu.be/KZ82nvHWi80

2017

An emotionally unstable lesbian couple tries to find solace after experiencing a traumatic loss.

The 490th Incarnation

MaDame Düx

https://vimeo.com/193856503

2017

USA, 2016, 19 min
Silent film set to the music and poetry of Queer artist, MaDame Düx.  The MC is re-writing the journey of four Queer characters on a vintage Underwood typewriter. Each Character, seems destined to a miserable life in black & white until the MC intervenes. The MC reroutes their destiny’s, releasing them from their pain, shame and unhappiness. Finally they are able to forgive themselves and in that moment they are freed from their colorless lives and instantly transported to a brilliant harlequin streaked, Queer jubilee hosted by our MC, played by the artist MaDame Düx. We journey with each Character as their story is rewritten.

The Big Deal

Armand de Saint-Salvy

https://youtu.be/v3RuNsDMa8M

2017

"Mum, dad, I have something to tell you..."

The Cassette

Rachel Katz & Matt Overstreet  

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2017

5 minutes
A man's faith in his relationship is tested when he discovers an eerie message from...himself?

The Clarinets / Shehenaiiya

Debadrita Bose

https://youtu.be/wf7oOzSH0A8

 

2017

23mins / India / Bengali
A young man from the suburbs comes to the city for some shopping. He misses the last train to home and roams about. Suddenly he meets another man, who offers refuge for the night.

The Cost Of Change

Tristan Reginato

https://vimeo.com/212599947

2017

The Cost of Change is a short about Yuri (Gabriel Sommer) and his journey taking Gendora, an underground medication that alters your sexuality to your liking. In the process of becoming a heterosexual man, Yuri sleeps with Gwen (India Menuez) while his true feelings are for Rachel, his best friend (Heather Schwalb). Yuri then finds out about the side effects of the medication and has to choose whether to live a life untrue to himself and suffer or accept himself for being queer.

The F Word

Nicole Opper

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2017

USA | 60m
Oakland couple Kristan and Nicole are ready to move beyond casual neighborhood baby-watching and make the leap into the world of parenthood. To expand their family, they’re venturing into the complicated system of foster-to-adopt care, and with this heartfelt and humorous documentary web series, they invite us to join them on the journey.

It’s immediately apparent that Kristan and Nicole are a loving, thoughtful, and grounded couple, aware of the challenges of fostering and adoption as well as their own desires and fears. And while there’s clearly a demand for foster families (of the roughly half-million youths in the United States’ foster care system, nearly 112,000 are waiting for adoption), it’s not as simple as need plus opportunity. The bar is set very high for prospective parents, so with their trusty dog Rocky looking on apprehensively (often from beneath the couch) they embark on childproofing their apartment, meeting with social workers, and checking off the numerous other requirements of foster care eligibility. And then, they wait.

That it can take months or years for a child to be placed with such a qualified couple is just one of the revelations of this thought-provoking, funny, and emotional series. Kristan and Nicole are open and candid with the camera throughout the rollercoaster process of approvals and potential matches, and as the project’s director, Nicole Opper (the Emmy-nominated filmmaker behind Off and Running, Frameline33, and Mezzo, Frameline40) mixes animation with interviews to craft a refreshingly grounded and moving series.

— LAURA HENNEMAN

The Fish Curry  / Maacher Jhol

Abhishek Verma

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2017

12mins / India / Hindi
A young man, Lalit, 28, decides to come out to his parents about his own sexuality and his love engagement with his boyfriend cum flatmate, Ashutosh. He plans to cook exotic Bengal style fish curry, maacher jhol. The dish is his father’s favourite. To maintain precision about the process and ingredients, he refers to the radio cook show

The Hutong Vibe

FAN Popo

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2017

China | 18'
The Hutong Vibe is the first feminist queer pornography film made in Mainland China.
Two women met in a Hutong b&b in Beijing. One of them presents herself as unfriendly and bashful while the other is bold and flirty. What would happen when they become more and more involved?

The Inherent Traits Of Connor James

Alyssa Pankiw

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2017

This dark dramedy follows a happily-married lesbian couple (Lea and Court) and their three-year-old son on a trip back to Lea’s hometown, for her best friend Connor’s funeral. The grieving family then finds out that Lea’s little boy is biologically related to their dead son.

The Last Letter

Moriah Doepken and Joevahnta Usugan-Weddington

https://vimeo.com/214901051

2017

In the aftermath of a broken friendship, Simon writes one last letter in an attempt to move on from his good friend Isaac.

The Migrant Mixtape

Eli Jean Tahchi

https://vimeo.com/201071672

2017

22:00 | Canada
Arab LGBT individuals send Helem Montreal the Migrant Mixtape, a series of recorded letters. They are asking for support to seek asylum in Canada in order to escape persecution and homophobic violence in their country of origin. One of them, Adib Mardini, having managed to become a refugee in Canada, tells us about the process that changed his life.

The Natural Choice

Anna Pozdniakov

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2017

Israel, 10 min. Hebrew
After seeing Sean, Guy remembers their life together and how they had to separate because of a “cure” that was supposed to turn the whole gay community into a heterosexual one.

The Son I Never Had 

Pidgeon Pagonis

https://youtu.be/i-qyd2EH7jM

2017

‘My entire life I was lied to, and made to lie. At 19 I discovered I was born intersex’. A deeply personal and harrowing video diary.

The Storm / La Tempête

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https://youtu.be/xK4w0N5WwE4

2017

Léo, 18, fantasizes about someone he has never met: his local weather forecaster. One night, he meets Luca, and he is attracted to him because of his physical resemblance with the object of his desire. They find themselves trapped by their emotions and give reign to their passions through the night and into the morning hours.

The Trans Sex Workers Of Istanbul

Andy Hayward

https://vimeo.com/218782830

2017

U.K./Turkey, 22 min. Turkish
The number of transphobia-related murders in Turkey is among the highest in the world. The sex workers of Istanbul allow us to intimately explore their lives and experiences against this difficult backdrop.

The Twist Party

Animan

https://vimeo.com/209090717

2017

You have most probably heard of the artistic work and lifes of Tom of Finland or James Bidgood (Pink Narcissus)   They have produced amazing artwork from their homes in complete anonymity.  Animan in the next great gay artist who produces animated gay porno from his home.  No one knows who is the man behind these amazing cartoons. Yet thousands of people from all over the world are now his fans and are enjoying these bright and colorful erotic adventures.  I am sure you will enjoy them as well!

The Wedding

Javier Perez and Victor Borbolla

https://vimeo.com/199488303

2017

Javier Perez and Victor Borbolla both sat at the same lunch table in high school. In October, they got married in New York.

There’s No Exit In Taxi

KIM Hye-jin

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2017

Korea | 11'
A lesbian couple Yoo-jin and Do-hee get on a seemingly strange taxi.

Thirst For Love

Niko Noir

Web series

https://vimeo.com/213784089

2017

The intention of THIRST FOR LOVE, a short documentary series, is to educate people about the Iranian LGBTQ community in Los Angeles. Each episode reveals an individual's inspiring personal story. These films aspire to stimulate dialogue and challenge preconceptions around the Iranian LGBTQ community.

In this episode we meet Matthew Nuriel an Iranian comedian in LA. Matthew is a true role model for his activism in the LGBTQ community and because he is breaking the mold as an Iranian entertainer. Matthew is one of the first known Iranian comedians to openly dress in drag.

Those People / Esa Gente

Stephanie N. Stoddard Cortes

https://vimeo.com/199508270

2017

Puerto Rico, 5 mins

Upon The Shadow

Nada Mezni Hafaiedh

https://vimeo.com/200560412

2017

Tunisia, Arabic, 80 min
We discover the mysterious side of Amina Sboui (former Femen) and her daily life. Her friends of the LGBT community, who live at her home, have been rejected by their families and the society. Through out Amina, we dive into their stories: Sandra (transvestite), Ramy (gay), Ayoub (gay), Atef (gay and transvestite). Many unexpected events keep coming and caught live…

Valentine’s Day

Bella Giancotta

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2017

Canada
Short and sweet, Valentine’s Day captures the process of getting ready for an exciting night through documenting a rarely-seen yet somewhat common ritual.

Vanilla

Junting ZHOU

https://vimeo.com/200907403

2017

China, 7 min
Lost in communication…

White Machine 

Ted Kwo

https://vimeo.com/217350095

2017

United States | 3 min
This is a paper cutout stop motion animation. Both abstract and meditative this non-narrative short experimental film subtly expresses themes of colonialism, identity, and technological advancement.

Wir Können Alle Nur Gewinnen

Adrian Hoffmann, Sebastian Schmöller

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2017

Deutschland   ǀ 38 min
Seit 1996 beschäftigen sich Menschen in Freiburg damit, wie diese Vorteile und Diskriminierungen abgebaut werden können. Wie kann es gelingen mit Menschen darüber ins Gespräch zu kommen?

Witches / Brujas

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https://vimeo.com/211749157

2017

You may have heard of BRUJAS before — the group of young activists in New York holding their own in the male-dominated skateparks spread through the city. But pinning BRUJAS as just a rare, female skate gang would be cursory at best.

BRUJAS defines itself as “an urban, free-form, creative and autonomous organization that seeks to build radical political coalition through youth culture. The group expresses community through skateboarding, art and political organizing.”

You

Felipe Cabral

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2017

Brazil, 19 min
In this touching documentary, a girl tries to understand the death of her best friend, who was a victim of homophobia.

Your Time Will Come

Gabe Braden

https://youtu.be/Zu6JwjvIbew

2017

A short film depicting a gay couple's daily experience showing affection towards each other. Featuring the talents of Perry Holmes and Kimo Fredikersen.