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The Other Database...

We do strive to include every film that has been screened at the LGBT film festivals around the world.

Life does become a little more difficult when they [the films] don’t have an IMDb entry...therefore, they end up here...films in dire need of publicity/promotion/marketing...

2016 - UPDATED: 10 September 2018

 

#Femmemagic

Crystal Barajas Barr; Antoinette Myers; Lindsay Rodriguez

2016

USA / 4 mins
A lovely introverted mermaid needs #femmemagic to come to her rescue.

#LGBTsuperheroes

Mike Buonaiuto

2016

USA
Iceman, Mystique, Catwoman & many others are LGBT in the comic books but appear as straight on screen.  It's time all superheroes were accurately portrayed.
Trailer... https://youtu.be/g-EAVmV7Y-E  

#TwinkDreams

Finn Peaks

2016

UK / 5 mins
A twink undresses, masturbates and shares his deep longing for a Daddy in form of a narrated BDSM role play fantasy. #twinkdreams is an intimate account of gay desire from a transgender perspective.

(Special) Friend

Emilio J. López

2016

Spain / 7 minutes, 30 seconds
Pedro has fallen in love with his invisible friend, his mother seems not to accept it

2 Pairs Of Shoes / 2 Paar Shuh'

Stefanie Spachmann

2016

Germany / 9 mins
Two Hamburg women and their different ways to express their love.

A Beginner’s Guide to Growing Up Queer and Invisible

Debasmita Das

2016

USA / 3 mins
The Beginner’s Guide to Growing Up Queer and Invisible is an animated comic series that attempts to delve into the experience of a young queer girl growing up in a predominantly heterosexual world in which any alternate sexual or romantic preference is neither found in the society nor represented in the media available to her. I have used the form of an animated comic because straight privilege plays out in the most regular aspects of our lives, one of them being the media, we are surrounded by and I have tried to bring out the difficulties of growing up queer by unpacking the differences in everyday or commonplace situations for someone who is queer versus someone who is not. The media shapes our understanding of the world and most often reflects the hetero-normativity of society. And when it does so, it creates an invisibility of sexual and romantic minorities. This animation seeks to understand how this reality affects a queer child's understanding of the world and herself.
Watch... https://youtu.be/qDyB76i9Jdw  

A Day in the Life of Pencilman

Francisco Figueroa

2016

It’s all mysterious misadventure in A Day in the Life of Pencilman.

A Fome Secreta

Katyucha de Oliveira; Yuri Félix

2016

10 mins

A Little Drama

Brandon Shenk

2016

USA / 5 min
Faithfulness and HIV status tested.

A Moment

Gabi Ncube

2016

USA / 9 mins
Sparks fly between two women on the bus who find themselves beguiled by each other, but unable to find the courage to communicate. Will they get over their shyness and break the ice before their time on the bus inevitably expires, and becomes a missed connection? 
Watch... https://youtu.be/JOWSo6frm44  

A Rite of Passage

Marjorie Newman

2016

USA / 3 mins
The Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence invite you to a special gathering at the beach.
Watch... https://vimeo.com/167484948  

A Rose / Una Rosa

C.R. Dois

2016

China / 8 mins
This short adaptation of Romeo and Juliet, seeks to look at Shakespeare again by putting the construction of gender in tension. Mia questions 'being a woman' as a category, while Petia simply wants to love Mia.

A Thousand Likes

Wilson Alvarenga

2016

Slovenia / 8 mins

A Time For Us

Rain Cuaca

2016

Indonesia | 14 mins
A couple who are not all that they seem to be.

À Vancouver

Vincent Chevalier

2016

Canada / 35 mins
À Vancouver is an experimental video essay staged within the genre of a father-son road trip movie. Blending documentary and fiction and switching between English and French subtitles, the video examines and expands upon parallel events in their lives, wherein each traveled across Canada to Vancouver and had formative (homo)sexual experiences at separate moments in time: the father as an 18-year-old traveling in the mid-60s and the son (filmmaker, Vincent Chevalier) as a young teen and then adult in the mid-90s and 2000s. Ultimately, À Vancouver explores individual and cultural histories as a story of what will have been.
Trailer... https://vimeo.com/180327089

Ab Ovo

Luca Ferri

2016

Italy / 24'
In un paradiso desertico e ostile, tra montagne di sabbia e solitari cammelli in perpetuo cammino, si rinnovano la vita ed una promessa d'amore all'ombra di un albero solitario. Adamo ed Eva hanno ancora una possibilità. L'ultima occasione per guarire e generare una nuova genìa di esseri umani più dignitosi. Nove piani sequenza in super 8 colore in cui abbiamo preso Adamo ed Eva e gli abbiamo fatto rifare tutto, daccapo.
Trailer… https://vimeo.com/195432772

ABC of Travel

Signe Baumane

2016

USA / 1’07

Several same-letter families travel to the San Francisco Airport for a reunion.

Abid

Fachri Al Jupri

2016

Indonesia / 20 mins
Farhan, a young introvert guy who has been struggling with his sexuality and spirituality, had crush on his new neighbor who made him question about being what he wants and what his God wants.
Watch... https://www.viddsee.com/video/abid/j2mey?locale=en

Action Potential

Jacob Love

2016

UK / 12 mins
A hypnotic evocation of chemsex – on two screens.
Watch... https://youtu.be/MLYLxw_2azc  

Ainda Não Lhe Fiz uma Canção

Henrique Arruda

2016

Brazil / 16 mins
Greg e Alessandro estão no quarto, se olhando. O sentimento de culpa e nostalgia daquele momento até pode marcar para sempre a vida dos dois, mas é apenas uma passagem para permitir que o amor caminhe livremente entre eles.
Trailer... https://youtu.be/iND_V2GZ0Rk  

Alexis

Tamara Cáceres

2016

18’
Alexis es un niño de 7 años. Va en kinder y le gusta mucho disfrazarse, especialmente de superhéroes como Spider Man y Iron Man. Le encanta jugar con sus amigas y amigos y parece ser un niño feliz. Alexis es un niño transgénero que empezó su transición de Celeste a Alexis en el año 2015. El documental nos muestra la vida de Alexis, su familia y la transición hacia la identidad de género que él siente le corresponde.

All About Love

Tejashri Joshi

2016

India/ 15 mins

Alsace Carcione – “Lord Help Me”

Alsace Carcione

2016

USA / 4′ / Music Video
Watch... https://youtu.be/jPGGm-V7qlM

America/America

Jonathan Caouette

2016

USA / 5 mins

An Apprenticeship in Queer I Believe It Was

Nina Wakeford

2016

UK / 10 mins
Live performance, with digital and 16mm footage, exploring lesbian community love on Greenham Common.

And Who Are You? / Y Tu…Quién Eres?

Alexis Mendoza Q

2016

Peru / 15 mins
Cristofer is a gay teen who has decided to have his first sexual experience at age 16. He choose a person for whom he feels a strong attraction but everything does not go as he expected!!!
Watch... https://youtu.be/5ZTEuWZXDmE

Andrea Landman

Manuel Yasir Baldoceda Cerdan

2016

Perú /  8’
Andrea Landman es el nombre de la belleza y el arrepentimiento, un personaje con muchos secretos que la destruyen por dentro y fuera.

Angela

Sean Horlor & Steve Adams

2016

Canada / 12 min
This short documentary explores a week in the life of Angela, also known as Easy Break Oven, a roller derby athlete, transgender rights activist and local role model in Alberta, Canada. As she prepares for the first derby match of the season, she begins to see her teammates and her life in a new light.

Angel's Premonition / Slutnja angela

Branislav Princip

2017

Serbia / 26 mins
Documentary is dedicated to the memory of Dejan Nebrigić, a Serbian peace activist and the first openly gay man in Serbia. He was also a writer, a poet and a theatre critic. He was a co-founder of the first gay and lesbian oganization Aradija in Serbia. Nebrigić was killed in 1999 on his 29th birthday by his ex-boyfriend.

Annemarie

Suzanne Vega

2016

Watch...https://youtu.be/yq1cdePr3Hc

Antes da Encanteria

Jorge Polo; Lívia de Paiva

2016

Brazil / 21 mins
Um magote de viada truando no meio do mundo. Desde 2013, o coletivo Chá das Cinco realiza atividades culturais diversas em Icó, interior do Ceará. Engolidas pelo que fizeram, devoram caminhos rumo à Lua. 
Watch... https://vimeo.com/165251649  

Antonette

Darren Heroux, Ian Barbour

2016

Canada / 47 min
This documentary captures the spirit and life story of local trans elder and poet Antonette Rea—in all of its humour, pain, and passion. Antonette culminates in the production of Miss Understood, the interdisciplinary performance showcased at PuSh Festival last year based on Rea’s poetry. At times harrowing, but ultimately hopeful...
Watch...https://vimeo.com/170964986

Any Other Day

Tejashri Joshi

2016

India / 15 mins

Appmor

Nektium Sandoval; Jorge Sandoval

2016

Spain / 10 mins
Los estereotipos en el mundo gay ; todos los gays sólo buscamos sexo? Todos queremos enamorarnos? Cuál es la mejor forma de encontrar al amor? Antes de ver el corto de Jorge Sandoval Ruíz, 'Appmor' , respondan esas preguntas. Luego vean lo que sucede en la historia y LA onda final decidan el rumbo de sus vidas.
Watch... https://youtu.be/jzyKwvMkJxE  

Approach/Withdraw

Ker Wallwork, Juliet Jacques

2016

UK  / 10'
A meditation on the biology of sex and gender. Getting up close and personal with the hormones that make us and change us from the cellular level to the experiential.

Arreta

Raquel Marques; Maria Zafra

2016

Spain / 60 mins / Documentary
There are changes to our bodies that we desire and have control over; while there are others that come suddenly, unexpectedly, and even brutally. They remind us that life is not always ours to control. After surviving breast cancer, Ainhoa takes a decision to reconstruct her body with a tattoo. A process through which she seeks to empower herself in her new trans body. Arreta focuses on the body and the changes it goes through, where illness and death are another part of life. “Arreta means attention and awareness”, says Ainhoa. Attention to what? Perhaps that life will never stop surprising us with the most seemingly trivial of things…the passing of time.
Trailer... https://vimeo.com/177984780  

Artur

Daniel Filipe

2016

Brazil / 15 mins
De dentro da piscina, Artur olha para Marquinhos.

As a Rabbit / Na králíka

Kateřina Turečková

2016

 

Así es como te dejo 

Sebastián Mejía

2016

Colombia / 15’

Atmosphere - The Show

Elisabeth Marek

2016

Austria / 17mins
Khusen khaydarov worked as a tailor and designer in his native Tajikistan. He had to flee with his partner Komil -  an activist in the LGBT community - due to persecution and discrimination. Once in Vienna, they find themselves confronted by racism, xenophobia and anti-refugee sentiments in the media, and decide to change something negative into a thing of high fashion and creativity.

Aurora

Chiara Corvari; Dafne Di Vaia

2016

Italy / 7 mins
Aurora does not like pink wallpaper and dancing. She likes listening to rock music, running around on the skateboard and play soccer. His grandmother, a rebellious biker, is her myth and Lucky Lizard her best friend. She decides to escape from home, but Lucky will find her.

Aussi fort qu'une bête, aussi libre qu'un dieu

Julie Sando

2016

Suiza / 21´
Su belleza es inamculada y corre peligro en manos de bestias para quien la diferencia es intolerable. Clío, Sísifo y Janus en una lucha mitológica.

Avalilekkulla Dooram

P Abhijith

2016

India / 15 mins
Trailer... https://youtu.be/PwbVwow_cm0  

Bare Naked

Rob Easton

2016

Canada / 5 mins / Web Series
In Episode 1 of Daily Xtra’s new series Bare Naked, four guys talk about what it was like to take off their clothes for the first time on camera. They were part of Egale’s new m.bodiment campaign that aims to open up a conversation about gay, bi, trans and queer men's body image.
Watch... https://vimeo.com/159232136  

Be Brave

Josh Chang

2016

Taiwan / 4 mins
Watch... https://vimeo.com/181332212  

Be Yourself

Thitipan Raksasat

2016

Thailand / 9 mins
Promotional film on Bangkok Gay Club.
Watch... https://youtu.be/YTyLPfTL4us

Beauty and the Beast

Bev Zalcock; Sara Chambers

2016

UK / 7 mins
These two veterans of DIY film making are back again this year with a queer version of Beauty and the Beast. Using early silent cinema techniques, Barrelstout re-work this traditional story with their usual humour and DIY approach. But has the princess really learnt that beauty lies within?

Because I Am

Lawrence Zidyana

2016

Zimbabwe, UK / 6 mins
A short film about being a lesbian in homophobic Zimbabwe. Based on a poem by Tinashe Wakapila. Featuring a cast of six women, five of whom are LGBT asylum claimants in U.K.
Watch… https://youtu.be/N62SQ8mvIfU

Being

Park Si-Woo

2016

South Korea / 17 mins

Belleza

David Moreno

2016

Cuba /  11’
Dos muchachas se reencuentran cada año en la ciudad de Gibara para vivir un eterno romance. Se aventuran a recorrer las mismas calles y lugares, compartiendo sentimientos e intimidades, con el afán de hallar la dicha de que nada ha cambiado entre ellas. Simulan o no. que el tiempo se detiene y se entregan sin medida, haciendo espacio a la libertad y el amor.

Beneath His Lies

Marcus Harper

2016

USA / 6 mins
A guy and his roommate are having an affair, but one has a girlfriend who doesn’t know.
Watch... https://youtu.be/BLoEPabAO_M  

Bi-Sided

Rob Van Der Haak

2016

The Netherlands / 16 mins
Two opposites cross paths and in their own way, try to achieve pure happiness.
Watch... https://youtu.be/WYZ-UIK1tLU

Black Hole

Erich Dzbl

2016

Mexico / 19 mins

BLMTO: Black Pride

Michael Toledano

2016

Canada / 4 mins
Black Lives Matter – Toronto activists stage a sit in at the 2016 Toronto Pride Parade to demand an end to anti-Blackness in addition to a list of specific changes at the Pride Toronto organization.
Watch... https://youtu.be/w9UhcQ3tcyI

Borderhole

Amber Bemak & Nadia Granados

2016

Mexico / 14 min
In a mythical border area between Colombia and the US, the relationship between North and South America is investigated.

Born Again

Tzipi Baider

2016

Israel / 65 mins
Last March, while Amir Guttman Fryszer is in the midst of rehearsals for the High Five Band reunion, he feels unwell. After a month of medical examinations, he receives the worst news of all: he has lymphatic cancer and his chances of recovery are slim. A week before Amir is scheduled for bone-marrow transplant he receives a response from a pathology expert in the US saying they did not recognize cancer. His life is turned over again and Amir embarks on a new journey to discover the truth - does he indeed have cancer?

Braw Butches

Lisa Plourde

2016

UK
Where are all the butches? What portrayals of lesbianism are acceptable and who is erased? Tender, funny, and thought-provoking, Gender Troubles: The Butches explores these questions through a series of interviews and testimonials with butch-identifying women, looking at the strange dichotomy of being both hypervisible in everyday life and invisible when it comes to media representation. Director Lisa Plourde’s documentary shows us there’s a lot more to butch identity than plaid shirts and tool belts.

Break the Chains

Carly Davis

2016

USA / 6 mins
The project features a local event called Break the Chains, which provides a safe space for Boston’s Queer Community to meet each month for an all-ages, all-gender dance party.
Watch... https://vimeo.com/164744780  

Broken Arms / Loz Brazos Rotos

Marco Berger

2016

Argentina / 16 mins
A social worker provides a bath to a young patient with the broken arms.  A dramatic erotic tension is established, but it is not clear whether it is floating between the two characters, or it simply exists in the mind of the spectators…

Brown Queers

Michelle Williams Gamaker

2016

USA
A docufiction that follows the lives of three individuals who identify as queer. The work details their feelings and personal expressions as they navigate home and professional lives, and the establishment of non-binary self-definition without apology.
Trailer... https://vimeo.com/187251451   

Bus Stop Beauty

Eric Brunt

2016

Canada / 3 mins
A young man falls head over heels, but when the girl of his dreams turns out not to be what she seems, he learns to let go of preconceived notions surrounding love.
Watch... https://vimeo.com/131027736  

Buying Dick

D'Lo

2016

USA / 7 mins
A couple discusses whether buying a new dick is more than just buying a new dick.

By the Bi

Nate Caywood; Mike Garcia

2016

USA
This is a web series about my experience being bisexual. While I do not speak for the whole community, I do feel like we're underrepresented in the world. I hope you enjoy my satirical take on what it's like inside the mind of a bi guy.
Trailer... https://youtu.be/djOKSLD2gpw

C.R.E.A.M.P.I.E.

Ines Kramarić, Julia Jarque

2016

Germany / 9 mins

Caged Animal

Sam Van Pykeren

2016

USA / 4 mins
A piece that brings together multiple experiences into one story. Inspired by my friend’s and my own experiences.
Watch... https://vimeo.com/196787895Watch... https://vimeo.com/196787895

Cakes Da Killa – “New Phone Who Dis?”

Ben Clarkson

2016

USA / 4′ / Music Video
Watch... https://youtu.be/U3ElynnrCxk

Calabash and Durian

Jiahui Zheng

2016

Singapore / 20 mins
It consists of 3 parts in different time and space, in both fantasy and reality. The first part is a painting-inspired British Victoria period piece about a musician family dealing with a dark homosexual secret in 1840s England, that will be dubbed by Singaporean accented English and it was shot on the red epic camera. The second part is a surreal part shot on Super 8mm film and green screen/special effects technologies about an imaginative female calabash fruit shockingly giving birth to a durian. The third part is a realistic yet fantasy inspired part in Singapore about a girl wanting to play the violin but restricted by the social environment, that will be shot with an iphone in Singapore.

Call and Response

Anand Jay Kalra

2016

USA / 4 mins
The film presents voices from interviews 5 transgender men alongside a voicemail from a grandmother discovered after she passed away. Positioning the interviews as a reply to the bewilderment of the voicemail, Call and Response challenges trans men to carry old-school integrity through a brave new world. Watch... https://vimeo.com/180851843  

Can We Date?

Nathan Chambers; Elizabeth McGinley

2016

Canada / 11 mins
A documentary on how college/university students in Toronto currently think about and respond to same sexual exploration and relationships.  Watch... https://youtu.be/nw0bNkL6w9c

Carla and Hayfa

Love Intersections

2016

Canada / 9 min
Through an intimate and touching lens of looking at the relationship between a mother and her queer daughter, “Carla & Hayfa” investigates the impact of historical trauma on communities of refugees and their queer family members.
Watch...https://youtu.be/LkOBjQl9bnU

Carol

Krissy Mahan

2016

USA / 6'
This Carol parody is a simple yet spectacular class analysis of the desire in Todd Haynes' already iconic Carol, using DIY techniques and Fisher Price toys to recreate the modern queer classic.

Catalina

Yahaira Carrillo; Nula Farah

2016

Catalina cherishes her past as she gets ready to face a new day.

Charlie

Lynnly Benson

2016

UK / 1 mins
This is a profile of Charlie Craggs, the founder of Nail Transphobia, a wonderful form of ‘fabulous activism’ that has Charlie travelling to events with her nail bar to spread sparkle and tackle transphobic attitudes.

Chasing Love

Chris Valente

2016

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Check Out

Sarah Santamaria-Mertens

2016

France / 5 mins
Lucy and Josephine have been together for a long time. To keep their love intact, they have their own special strategy.

Children, Madonna and Child, Death and Transfiguration

Ricardo Vieira

2016

Portugal / 8´52
Robert Tucker runs through the three first short films directed by Terence Davies. From childhood to old age, the trilogy presents a character through formal, narrative and aesthetic recurrences. This video-essay presents the films in a tripartite screen, organizing and putting in dialogue these same recurrences.
Trailer… https://youtu.be/7pbSDuLBLms

Chimera

Laura Mitchell; Coral Short

2016

Canada / 5 mins
These slow moving fantastical creatures give us a glimpse into another world, a new angle of perception and fresh possibilities. Are they apparitions? Hallucinations? Monsters?
Watch... https://vimeo.com/155257050  

Chutes

Gustavo Vinagre

2016

Trailer... https://vimeo.com/165607011  

Clarisse Tout Simplement

Charlotte Font; Alexis Bregeon; Ludivine Petit

2016

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Claudia

Marta  Mancusi; Anna Trento

2016

Italy / 7 mins
Retrato de Claudia Rodríguez, activista trans chilena, en Santiago en 2015.

Coheed and Cambria – Island

Anderson Wright

2016

USA / 5 mins
Watch... https://youtu.be/_ED4GBcPI9s

Colourmakers

Carlos Azcuaga

2016

Mexico / 9 mins
In a gray world where communities shut themselves in from diversity by building stone walls, a tireless girl fights for color, reaching out to stray outsiders to ultimately bring down the walls by way of empathy and compassion.
Trailer... https://vimeo.com/158092568  

Come Over

Jamal Jordan

2016

USA / 20 mins
Two guys meet for a quickie that stays with them forever?

Coming Out

Vijay Patel

2016

UK / 2 mins
Vijay Patel’s short-short is made of a series of thematic contrasts – the event of coming out to one’s parents, the almost mundane conversation that followed. This mix of the vulnerability and the strange inane tension we have towards the families we grow up with becomes a soundtrack to an explicit, matter-of-fact, personal sex scene.
Trailer... https://vimeo.com/175960887  

Coming Out of Space

Francy Fabritz

2016

Germany / 16 min.
Two lesbian women from out of space collide on earth. In super-slow-motion they fall on each other and start exploring their new body feeling on earth: weightlessness wanes, gravity starts – a playful encounter with lesbian sex.

Coming Up for Air

Jonathan Caouette

2016

3 mins / Music Video
Watch... https://youtu.be/S64TDcLqzjM  

Comment on peut supposer que Dieu était bien intentionné, malgré les avalanches, les moustaches et les petits tracas du quotidiens

Dauverné Marie

 

2016

Canada / 6’
Watch...https://vimeo.com/127991687

Confessions of a Breastimator

Jisu Kim

2016

USA / 4 mins
“Confessions of a Breastimator,” is a story of a breast aficionado who reflects back on her life as an animator, confessing her long-time passion for cartoons and animating double D’s.
Watch... https://vimeo.com/channels/muse/197843140  

Conmigo

Fernandez Arredondo

2016

USA / 4 mins
Breaking the trance of gender roles and revealing yourself is sacred in Conmigo.

Consequence

Peter Michael

2016

Australia / 19 mins
When Ty makes the biggest mistake of his life will it be possible to fix it? Or will he be forced to finally accept the Consequence of his action. Watch... https://youtu.be/FTvKgpdTtXM  

Contagious / Smittsam

Jenny Larsson

2016

14min
Watch...https://vimeo.com/159358762

Counter Charge

Alex Hovet

2016

USA | 13:00
In the 1989 adult-oriented computer series, Leisure Suit Larry wanders the jungle of a colonized village searching for love, which he finds, after a multitude of failed romantic interactions, with Passionate Patti, a perfect and unattainable woman. In an act of cathexis, Larry's energies concentrate on Patti in a complex of libido, love, and gender expression that leads Larry/Patti on an investigation of duality. bell hooks' meditations on love attempt to guide them, but are rejected and re-purposed by the game's instinct. Blocked by his own ego and the constructs of the game in which he wanders, Larry's desires are continually repressed.
Watch… https://vimeo.com/145794196

Cuando sea grande

Brunella Bertocchi Ramírez

2016

Perú / 4’
Ariel, un niño soñador, visualiza cómo desea su vida en un futuro. Lista desde sus deseos fantasiosos hasta la mención de un plan de vida con otra persona. Hacia el final, nos revela que la persona con la que busca compartir esto es otro niño: Diego.

David está morto

Ed Pereira; Guilherme Macedo

2016

Brazil / 4 mins
David está dentro de mim, está por toda parte. Mas David está morto.

Decisiones

Rut Angielina G. Fuentes

2016

Spain / 1’ 45’’

Dessous de Table

Daphnée Perrain

2016

Belgium / 6 mins
Toute chamboulée, une table qui n’a pas perdu sa langue
devient le témoin de la vie animée de la Maison Arc En Ciel.

Diario Blu(E)

Titta Cosetta Raccagni

2016

Italy / 28’
Sono gli Anni ’90: la Guerra del Golfo, l’imporsi sulla scena politica italiana della Lega Nord, la scomparsa del Pci, le (dis)avventure dell’Inter. Intanto per radio passa “Smells Like Teen Spirit” dei Nirvana. Ma se si è adolescenti tutto è tangenziale rispetto al reale cuore delle cose, capire chi si è e diventarlo. Una trasformazione che coincide con i primi innamoramenti, difficili e disperati soprattutto per chi sente la propria diversità. Diario sentimentale di un coming out e di una faticosa scoperta di sé.
Trailer...https://vimeo.com/169244207

Dirty, Sexy Comics

Robert Chandler

2016

USA
They're not just comics. They're not just porn. They are our desires. Our struggles. Our stories. The men who have created gay erotic comic book stories have been turning on readers and documenting gay history in a way no one else has by created time capsules of desire. These are the unsung heroes of the gay community: creative, determined and unapologetic. And they were REALLY good at what they did. They knew how to turn their audience on. They knew how to be gay. And they fucking knew how to WRITE and DRAW! Dirty Sexy Comics tells the story of these hot comics, the brave men who made them, and the history of a struggling but tenacious community.

Discolocos

David Dávila Herrera

2016

México / 101´
El movimiento high energy en México es vistado sin prejuicio alguno a través de sus lugares y protagonistas. El icono Pascal Languirard es uno de ellos.

Divisible Lines

Zachariah Barghouti; Alina Bee

2016

USA / 8 mins
Three queerdos pay homage to their stories across Divisible Lines in the shadow of family & freedom, land & war, loss & resiliency.

Doors / Darwaaze

Aaditya Joshi

2016

India
Based on a story in Marathi written by Joshi, it is about a Maharashtrian couple who befriends two men living next door and discovers that they are homosexual.

Dopamina

Junior Cândido

2016

Brazil
Com o coração em chamas, eu procuro por você essa noite.
Trailer... https://vimeo.com/185428585

Drag King Problems

Sally Paskins

2016

UK / 3 mins
Hilariously funny sketch about the problems Drag Kings Suffer.
Watch... https://youtu.be/EaSprjURCsU  

dragThequeen

Emilio González

2016

México / 11 mins
Every weekend the center of Mexico City becomes an unparalleled circuit party, the party can start anywhere but always ends here. Sexual diversity here, is the reason for celebration and worship. The “Drag Queens” lead the celebration from the bar, superior and colossal, almost divine. Three characters (Ikki Love, Drag Moon and Luna Lansman) explain the de nition of “Drag Queen” while using their own face as canvas, canvas of their character: the woman which they’ll become all night.
Trailer… https://youtu.be/aEW9t-0lnT8

Dressed As Girl

Anna Mae Gordon

2016

USA / 21 mins
Rejected by popular girls and bullied by teachers, Fern and Katrina receive a sign that guide them to a whole new kind of sisterhood in this wacky farce.

Drugs for Unicorns

Jaq Nguyen Victor

2016

One very sick unicorn is desperate for help. Has this magical creature caught the flu, a transphobic virus, or just an advanced case of neoliberal capitalism? Follow their journey to health… for it involves glitter and glee. Watch... https://vimeo.com/179263263  

Eclipse

Viet Le

2016

Filmed in Hanoi on the fortieth anniversary of the military engagements in Southeast Asia (2015), thinking about still-present pasts, the ghosts of history and modernity.
Watch...https://vimeo.com/159464930

Ecos

Ariel Luque; Damián Lomba

2016

Argentina / 30 mins
Watch... https://youtu.be/RlRgwKcwILs  

Edney

João Roberto Cintra

2016

Brazil / 15’32”
Edney vive sozinho, num apartamento pequeno e trabalha lavando pratos. À noite, ele é só Ney: se veste como Ney Matogrosso e se entrega à nostalgia de músicas que contam sua história. Até um rapaz entrar em seu mundo e revirar sua cabeça. Suas duas vidas se misturam: lembranças e o presente, dia e noite, tentando viver e entender esse amor. 
Trailer... https://youtu.be/wdOALlh1wfA

Eggism

Coco Schwarz & Alina Mann

2016

Switzerland, 5min
Body becomes a canvas for sensual nevertheless abstract drawing with ink and egg inspired by the “story of the eye” from Georges Bataille. Analog synthesizer music composed by Coco Schwarz leads the overall sensory experience.

Eila

Cecilie Krebs Nørgaard

2016

Denmark / 13 mins
This portrait of Eila, an 85 year old transgender lesbian, shows that it's never too late to become and be ourselves. 
Trailer... https://youtu.be/pO9qtN_kw78  

El Camino de la Pólvora

Andrés Martinoli

2016

Chile / 15 mins

El Leche

Felipe Arredondo

2016

Chile / 26 mins
Trailer... https://vimeo.com/158577688  

El Río Interior

Lorena Ciro

2016

Colombia / 13 mins
Trailer... https://vimeo.com/173523305  

Ella’s Men

Oren Adaf

2016

Israel, 19 min
This film moves between autobiography and fiction and male and female. Ella awaits her lover, nurses him, and dances for him.

Embrace / Yakap

Margo Manolo

2016

Philippines | 13'
Alee learns that the truth is loudest in the silence when an unexpected encounter alters her plan of coming out to her conservative mother.
Watch… https://youtu.be/6zsYSQhrQoE

Empoderadxs

Femimantis

2016

Argentina

Entre os Ombros

Carolina Castilho

2016

Spain / 20 mins
Dani é uma adolescente intersexual que sofre pressão de sua mãe para realizar a cirurgia de redesignação sexual.

Escape

Vincent Keith

2016

5 mins
Watch... https://vimeo.com/164409140  

Eternal Sky

 ?

2016

Japan|20min|Japanese
Kaoru and Rina, third-year high school students and drama club members, are secret lovers. Kaoru, who had played the leading role many times before, couldn’t win the lead of the graduation show. Instead, it was Rina who was chosen for the role. From that day on, they start drifting apart.
Trailer...https://youtu.be/72lVL_GJ4tE

Eudy Simelane: A Life Cut Short / Eudy Simelane: Una Vida Truncada

Fanney Tsimong

2016

South Korea / 18 mins
A pesar de ser una estrella nacional de fútbol en su país, South Africa, Eudy Simelane siempre vivió expuesta al peligro por su activismo por los derechos LGBT. Su terrible asesinato, crimen de odio, llevó a algunas comunidades religiosas a movilizar a sus miembros contra ese odio homofóbico. Sus padres, creyentes, con ayuda de su pastor, son actualmente defensores de la igualdad y la inclusión social de las personas LGBT en su país. Mientras, continúa hasta hoy la violencia ejercida contra las lesbianas y gays negros.
Watch... https://youtu.be/j2VL7EyGjZc  

Evaporación

Indra Villaseñor

2016

Mexico / 5 mins
Dos amigas visitan un baño de vapor. La atmósfera acalorada y la belleza del desnudo femenino provocarán un ligero despertar lésbico.

Every Yogurt Has Its Time

Marty Krzywonos

2016

USA / 4 mins
Argue over the missing yogurt in the refrigerator. Things start to snowball to an embarrassing conclusion.
Trailer... https://vimeo.com/167302428

Everything / Všechno  

Šimon Holý

2016

 

Everything is Allowed / Vale tudo 

Eduardo Wahraftig

2016

Brasil  /  4’
Una colección de historias de amor cortas, todo tipo de amor.
Watch...https://vimeo.com/175234448

Exchange / Austausch

Lukas Schöffel

2016

Austria / 25 mins
Finn, a Norwegian exchange student, ends up with a Tyrolean family. Soon his unconventional looks and his friendship with his host brother Christian threaten the value system of the host family.

Eye Touch Myself

Lynnly Benson

2016

UK / 1 mins
The Vagina: desired, lusted for and often eluded to – and yet, when it is shown, considered indecent. Lynnly Benson explores the conflicting and contradictory messages associated with the imagery of female anatomy through this moving image art piece.
Watch... https://vimeo.com/157057280  

Faded

Arthur Tan Jun Yi

2016

Malaysia / 5 mins
Will you leave me for the sake of your mother’s pain
Watch... https://youtu.be/VCDCGzG1CMY  

Faggot Girl Gets Busy in the Bathroom

Krissy Mahan

2016

USA / 4 mins
Faggot Girl Gets Busy in the Bathroom, our fearless hero/ine demonstrates why public bathrooms are a crucial frontier in the fight for equality (and can also be great spots to hook up in, too).

Falling for You

Lion Hart

2016

USA / 4 mins / Music Video
Watch... https://vimeo.com/177073464

Familiar Memories 

Pol Merchan

2016

Germany / 3 min
Based on a flea market find of Super 8 family archives. A father is placed at the center of the image, staging himself in front of the camera as a smug tyrant. A voiceover recontextualises the images by telling a story of what is not visible.

Familiar Strangers

Eric Peter

2016

Philippines / 13 mins
Thinking about the divinity which trans women and -men in many different cultures worldwide once had, Ram says everyone needs to reclaim that very divinity right here and now to empower themselves and progress.
Watch... https://vimeo.com/154869879

Family Builders at 40

QWOCMAP productions

2016

USA / 10 mins
Family Builders is a heart-warming documentary that celebrates the important magic of loving families for children and youth in foster care.

Family Dinner

Zachary Lambe

2016

USA / 5 mins
This dramatic experimental narrative is about a family sitting down for dinner. It depicts the importance of not only eating dinner together, but also talking and listening.
Watch... https://vimeo.com/173535548  

Fanatic Love

Tingjun Du

2016

China / 59 mins
Watch... https://youtu.be/Hck4x__ZxmY  

Fanstasme

Thomas Bussion

2016

France / 4’
A shopping spree with big rewards

Fantasma Cidade Fantasma

Pedro B. e Amanda Devulsky

2016

Brazil / 14′
O barulho do estacionamento 11 ecoa pelo parque no centro da cidade. É bom poder contar com você.

Fantasy Freakouts

Natalie Arias

2016

USA / 4 mins
In a flash, a bisexual Chicana navigates Fantasy Freakouts with friends, family, and potential lovers.

Faux Solo

Nancy Lee

2016

Canada / 4 min
Empty space, a human body, and 8 articles of clothing. FAUX SOLO explores the dialogue and collaboration made between the body, sound, clothing and space. Each article of clothing dictates the next move into the unknown space, becoming acquainted with the space with each accumulated piece. The sounds emphasize the impact of the colliding costumes and contrasts to the space surrounding it. It attempts to accent the feel of each moment, while supporting the shape of the entire piece as a whole. Simultaneously, the body is on view yet it is also the tool for manipulating the clothing and environment - the subjective/objective, personal/public is continually emphasized and revealed.
Watch...https://youtu.be/Hby418Qv18g

Feeling a Little Blue

David Cuní; Raül Rodríguez

2016

Spain
En nuestra relación con los demás se encuentra el germen de la transformación de nosotros mismos. Los sentimientos que van aflorando con cada nuevo contacto definen un nuevo yo. Una exploración romántica de las relaciones a través de la video danza y dos jóvenes bailarines.  Trailer... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KD68F7sqWH4  

Fifteen Again

Jordy Estrada

2016

USA / 5 mins / Music Video
Watch... https://vimeo.com/154839004  

Fight for Rainbow

Tanuj J. Narula

2016

Australia / 20 mins

Final Act

Juan Pablo Henao Sossa

2016

16 mins
Abril visits his father and what he learns moves him to write a play: Final Act, which, among other things, explores the border between life and art. One of our Festival's least 'linear' stories, this film has some images that will haunt you.

Flotsam

Sam Frederich

2016

USA / 12 mins
A little girl ekes out an existence on a wrecked aircraft carrier as she drifts alone through a flooded earth. That is, until she is visited by a mysterious, ethereal girl who walks on water.
Watch... https://vimeo.com/157536931  

Fluid

Whei Zhou

2016

14m
An experimental film in which a bisexual woman from China explores her identity.

For Us / Voor Ons

Vangelis Sopamena

2016

The Netherlands / 14 mins / Music Video
Artistic music video regarding vulnerability within intimate relationships Watch... https://youtu.be/qI44g3fvbfM  

Fragments of a Roundtable: Pink Life discusses archiving (yuvarlak masa fragmanları: pembe hayat arşiv tartışıyor) 

Esra Ozban

2016

Turkey / 5' 
How do we archive when our lives must remain hidden? How do we archive when our past is a secret? This short DIY doc from the trans movement in Turkey is packed with powerful questions.

Free Gender

Emma Appel

2016

USA / 19 mins
In a world where gender is seen as one of two options, Tish, Jacob and Vuk push boundaries and expectations. Intimate interviews explore and illuminate the diverse gender spectrum.
Watch... https://vimeo.com/167015097  

From This Day Forward...

GayMedWed

2016

Italy / 5 mins

Fuck the Facism

Jorge Benavides

2016

Germany
This activist porn focuses on racism, tyranny and genocide with the help from strap-ons and floggers.

Funny Boys

Marina Bertino

2016

Italy / 25 mins

Gayish

Kenan Hunter

2016

6 mins
On a quest to discover her sexuality, a young girl creates a scheme that will allow her to experiment, and hopefully, reveal her sexuality. The film follows her journey from her apartment to a community pool, where there, she takes a leap of faith that nearly takes her life.
Watch... https://vimeo.com/197293308

Gayted Community

Yaelle Botser

2016

Israel / 9 mins
Two couples battling to get their foot in the door of a gorgeous A-list villa in a gated community, as they are challenged by an eccentric real estate agent to prove who is more culturally diverse.

Genderwonderland

Michelle Biolley

2016

Switzerland / 62 mins / Documentary
Trailer... https://vimeo.com/163948732  

Generation Divide II

Marc Adelman

2016

USA / 1 mins
More politics and canned laughter.
Watch... https://vimeo.com/184416528  

Get Ready!

Muriel Alves

2016

 

Brasil / 15 mins
The story of the first class of a pre-university course aimed at transvestites and transsexuals, told through high heels, hairpieces, pens, notebooks, prejudices and dreams.

Getting Things Straight

Wesley Sijbers

2016

The Netherlands / 14 mins
Julian is in a perfectly happy relationship with Remy, convinced that he is gay but then when he goes to a party and meets a girl things start to change for him. A film about discovering sexuality and finding your own way in life.
Watch... https://vimeo.com/203888541  

Glacier

Jonathan Caouette

2016

USA / 8 mins / Music Video
Taken from the album Pale Green Ghosts available now via Bella Union…John Grant - Glacier 
Watch... https://youtu.be/K3BzvWPYo94   

Golden Tuna - Montréal Sessions 

Jenny Cartwright

2016

Canada / 10 mins
After leaving Berlin, French multidisciplinary artist Golden Tuna surfs Montreal's cold and dark wave to find inspiration.
Trailer... https://vimeo.com/195818158  

Greysexual

Fiona Nicholson

2016

UK / 11 mins
Shannon is a pansexual asexual, and feels like a needle in a haystack. In this film we see her meet other asexual people to understand how people live life on the ace spectrum – and to find a sense of belonging and acceptance within herself.
Watch... https://youtu.be/S2dZlh6zSOI  

Guitar Idol

Kolmel W Love

2016

USA / 4 mins
This truly queer experimental short invites you to play Guitar Hero, in a vintage and sexier way. #rockoutwithyourcockout

Hanna & the Keta-Boys

Theo Meow

2016

USA
A teenage gang on a secret mission: they have to prevent their very own leader from destroying the whole of humankind with poisoned asparagus. Be prepared for sex, drugs and DIY jetpacks!
Trailer... https://vimeo.com/181998398  

He’s My God, Too

Ze’vik Gordetsky; Assi Azar

2016

Israel / 60 mins / Documentary
Assi Azar, who married his partner this last summer in Barcelona, is out to examine the possibility of bridging the gaps and tension between same-sex relationships and Judaism. Could Jewish symbols be a part of the wedding? What occurred when Assi confronted Benzi Gopshtein, the leader of the right-wing extremist group LAHAVA?
Trailer... https://youtu.be/K3_JnElVAFw  

Hers is Still a Dank Cave: Crawling Toward a Queer Horizon

Allyson Mitchell; Deirdre Logue

2016

Canada / 25 mins

Hijos del peligro

Roberto Doveris

2016

4’
Roberto Doveris es reconocido por haber dirigido “Las plantas” -estrenada en la sección Generation +14 del Festival de Cine de Berlín, donde recibió el premio a Mejor Película-, y realiza este videoclip para el cantautor chileno (Me llamo) Sebastián.

Him

Ferran Navarro-Beltran

2016

Spain / 3 mins
Max, a deaf 12-year-old, becomes infatuated with his big sister’s boyfriend during a weekend retreat.

Historical Erasure as Violence

Hope Dector and Dean Spade

2016

USA, 4:27
A faux queen talks about how to take up space in the drag scene as a femme.
Trailer... https://vimeo.com/144135575

Hoje A Mangueira Entra

Ângelo Lima

2016

8 mins

Holy Covenant

Nikos Bibizas

2016

Greece / 8 mins

Homoamak

Ainhoa Artetxe

2016

Spain / 7 mins
In a world of deep-rooted homosexual traditions, twenty-year-old Xabi returns home after his studies period in Brazil. At dinner, Xabi will confess to his two mothers that he is in love… with a girl.

Honest Conversations: Fathers and Their Gay Children

Dream Machine Creative

2016

USA / 3 mins
Watch... https://vimeo.com/133076778   

Honey, Wine and Kettle

Jaedyn Starr

2016

Canada / 3 mins
A humorous, abstract take on physical intimacy.

Honor

Mateusz Zeglinski

2016

Poland / 13 mins
Inspiracja do stworzenia tego filmu bylo opowiadanie Marka Hlaski „Miesiac Matki Boskiej”. Glównym bohaterem filmu jest nacjonalista, który nie zgadza sie na odmiennosci, jakie wedlug niego zaprzeczaja jego idealom. Film zostal zrealizowany na Akademii Sztuki w Szczecinie na Wydziale Malarstwa i Nowych Mediów w Pracowni Filmu Eksperymentalnego pod opieka dr hab. Huberta Czerepoka i mgr Roberta Mleczki.
Trailer... https://youtu.be/j6U7qfKQ0s0  

Household

Guo Tao

2016

China / 28 mins
A gay couple Han Xu and Zhang Pin, find an abandoned child and decide to raise him. As the child grows up, they face difficulties due to the household registration system. A prostitute Xiao Lin is willing to help by marrying one of them. But the son finds out they are not his birth parents…

How Far Along

Chris Villareal

2016

USA / 2 mins
As soon as Finn has the answers to your transgender dating questions, you’ll be the first to know.

Human Voice / Umana Voce

Alessandro Sena

2016

Italy / 9 mins
Watch... https://vimeo.com/198371369  

I Am a Weapon

Sage Yockelson

2016

Part narrative, part documentary, part experimental collage, I Am A Weapon is both a documentation of the feelings of isolation that plague young transgender and non-binary people and an urgent reminder that we are the ones who keep each other alive.

I Am Going to Make a Lesbian Porn

Da Jing

2016

China / 28 mins
A docudramatic film explores the female same-sex eroticism through a series of interviews and staged dramatic scenarios.

I Am Not a Label

Sunkee Angel

2016

5 mins / Music Video
Transgender artist Sunkee Angel comes out in this video telling a true story of struggles with being HIV positive and struggles of dealing with a religious family who condemned her coming out as a trans woman and pressured her not to disclose her true identity  
Watch... https://vimeo.com/187763988  

I Don’t Believe in That

Byron Karabatsos

2016

9 mins
A comedy about compromise

I Grow More Fearless Each Time I Make It Home Unscathed

Jespa Jacob Smith

2016

Canada / 3mins

I Have a Penis

Flora Bradwell

2016

UK / 3 mins
This anarchic video sees artist alter-ego diva disco band Bella & The Lordwarfs explore the domination of the male voice in everyday life. Crude humour, charming animation and shameless music video rip offs combine to prove that feminism is in no way a PC affair.

I Lesb You 

Patricia Albornoz Ramírez

2016

Chile / 17 mins

I Promise

Paige McCay

2016

USA / 4 minutes, 30 seconds,
Two friends discuss life, love and the pursuit of a brighter tomorrow.
Watch...https://vimeo.com/194060934

I Still Bleed Inside / Ainda Sangro Pordentro

Carlos Segundo

2016

Brazil / 24 mins
Tem dor que dói no corpo que não tem olho que enxergue. O filme mostra uma história que tenta representar mulheres discriminadas por serem vítimas de violência sexual. Dora is a cashier at the supermarket apparently leading a normal life. But there are some pains that ache in her body - scars from suffered sexual violence - and no eyes can see them.
Trailer... https://youtu.be/2_t01S60MNo  

I’m New Here

Tokini Fubara

2016

Canada / 9 mins
I’m New Here is a seriated animated documentary featuring queer African newcomers to Winnipeg, Canada. Their profiles and experiences of being black, queer and African in Canada is captured in gorgeous style in this oral project.

Id#3: Burlesque Dancer

Emília Ondriašová; Adriana Pirošková

2016

Slovakia / 3 mins
Even after establishing the first Slovak school of Burlesque, and having given confidence to dozens of students, she still finds it hard to come to terms with what truly defines her.
Watch... https://youtu.be/Jfkaexj1YRY  

Id#4: DJ

Emília Ondriašová

2016

Slovakia / 8 mins
ID#4 is one of the most popular Eastern-European DJs. A talented man, but also a very gifted woman - Matia/'B-Complexka' just wants to make music. And, from time to time, she really does not mind posing in a wedding dress with a vagina sign on. 
Watch... https://youtu.be/ZChUY7AwZps   

ID#5: winemaker, musician, farmer

Emília Ondriašová

2016

Slovakia / 8 mins
An intimate confession of a farmer woman who really doesn’t like sharing her story.

If I say I am, then I really am

Truus Kaspers, Sander Houwen

2016

The Netherlands
Directed by a mother and son team this documentary is a nostalgic and insightful journey of six pairs of queer sons and their mothers. They sit across the kitchen table and talk candidly about their coming-out.

If this is confusing

Anakin Tora

2016

Sweden | 2’
A homage to shape shifting. An ode to not knowing. A love song for me and me and me, and you too!

Igor 2000

Diana Frenkel

2016

Israel / 14 mins
Igor (17) is an active member of many LGBT dating websites. For the past years he has been meeting older men for one night stands. Will he find love?
Watch... https://youtu.be/5fsNfbO-P3s  

Ile, O Curta

Vanessa Coscia

2016

13 mins

Illusion

Zheng Yuanzhi

2016

Hong Kong / 3 mins
A girl is attracted by a senior student in her freshman year in college, and starts to make a move on her. However, the seemingly peaceful relationship is changing unexpectedly.

Immoral Behavior

Steven Vasquez

2016

USA / 42 mins
Peter is a young behavioral scientist in search of a missing teenager. The clue to his whereabouts may be hidden in hours of classified video tapes. These tapes contain young men forced to strip naked and perform sexual acts and were once the property of a deviant psychiatrist who used them as blackmail. Peter has a dark side of his own and soon finds himself using the Doctors methods to obtain what he most desires: his straight roommate Todd.

Impuesto de Salida

Jorge Medranda Jordan

2016

Ecuador / 10 mins
Ambientado en el año 1986 y con la fila del impuesto de salida del aeropuerto de Quito como telón de fondo, Jorge conoce a un colombiano con el que comenzará una relación marcada por el contexto social y familiar marcadamente heterosexual.

In Love As In Live / Canto Alla Vita

Turi Finocchiaro

2016

Belgium / 60 mins / Documentary
Raymond and Raymond love each other. When one of them, already HIV positive for the past 27 years, gets cancer, their struggle becomes a joint one. Expressing their love to their friends, they try to shape a new life, full of the unknown. 
Watch... https://vimeo.com/channels/850433/144537833  

In the Dark / Ilunpetan

Koldo Carranza

2016

Spain / 5 mins
In the dark of her room Lea masturbates thinking of one girl. When this girl asks her for a date, Lea will have to decide if she would let her feelings come to light.
Trailer... https://youtu.be/gg0TQq_PPg4  

In the Woods

Grace Martin

2016

USA | 9:09
After the death of their only parent, Michael struggles to be the sole guardian and emotional support system for his younger sister, Cassie, as she deals with her depression.

Indian Summer

Diana Fraser; Sam Dunnewold

2016

USA / 9 mins
A 20-something leaves her girlfriend at home to catch up with an old college friend, and during their night on the town sparks fly.

Inexistentes

Manuel Martínez Gómez

2016

Spain / 15 mins
Sua mãe pensa que Raúl não é deste planeta. Talvez ela esteja certa.  Trailer... https://vimeo.com/170653211   

Ingrid

Maick Hannder

2016

Brazil /7 mins
An intimate portrait of a body.
Trailer... https://vimeo.com/157796111  

Internal Aspect

Zoey Vero

2016

USA / 10 mins
Watch... https://vimeo.com/180441392  

Íris

Warley José de Souza

2016

7 mins

Island / L’île

Eric Lam

2016

China / 33 mins
A desert island, a house and a couple. When an “intruder” visits, rifts appear in an originally calm marriage. However, all this is only a script.

It’s Stonewall in my Navel

Laurel Beckman

2016

USA
Watch...https://vimeo.com/188598472

Jemima to Jeremy

Tamara Whyte (Warrgamay)

2016

Australia / 15 min
Through his journey to his gender identity and exploring his Aboriginal heritage, Jeremy Andersen tells his story.

Jessica

Erika Daniela Lozano

2016

México / 8´
Jessica es una mujer joven, trans, feminista, defensora de los derechos humanos. En este documental su madre y ella narran cómo han vivido y luchado por una transición digna.
Watch… https://vimeo.com/221949974

Jimmy Does Dating

Gein Wong

2016

Canada / 6 mins
A comedy series about queer and trans dating and Jimmy’s adventures obsessing over crushes, Valentine Day mishaps, and navigating dating cis men.

Jon Campbell – In My Dreams

 ?

2016

Germany / 4 min
Watch...https://youtu.be/HOwPvJw9FxI

Jonas Banhado Em Sangue

Mateus Bandeira

2016

Brazil / 18 mins

Jorkes - Thank You

Simon Reichel

2016

11 mins / Music Video
Watch... https://vimeo.com/176914865  

Juliette

Lora D'Addazio

2016

Belgium / 6 mins
Juliette is a shy young girl who is terrified, travelling in a car with two crazy girls who do not pay attention to the road. She has a sense of foreboding.

Junius Frey – “Love Is Love”

Chris Jacobs

2016

USA /  4′ / Music Video
Watch... https://youtu.be/T3ax8oLokXI

Just a Few Things

Maxwell Harvey-Sampson

2016

USA / 5 mins
In this experimental documentary, Internet tropes from the daily life of gay youth combine onscreen for a thought provoking exploration of identity as it is represented online, in relationships and independently. Watch... https://vimeo.com/140062937    

Just Be Gentle

Bo Chen Li

2016

Taiwan / 30mins
In his dying breath, a boy looks back into his memories, reliving the relationships he had with two men.
Trailer...https://youtu.be/MhpN6r-Rj9U

Just Harry

Andrea Fraser

2016

Australia /15 min

Just Harry is a documentary that tells the stories of pride and courage beneath the scars of pain and discrimination in experiences of community and city life.

Kaleb

Alberto Juárez; Omar Flores Sarabia

2016

Spain / 22 mins
A hustler meets a client in a hotel room but he realizes that the young man needs much more than sex. 
Trailer... https://vimeo.com/96475567  

Kenommie Dearest

William Stancil

2016

USA / 3 mins
Kenommie Dearest is deep within his lonely fantasy world, although he is not alone at all.

Kill the Gay / Tue Cet Homosexuel

Wan Qing

2016

China / 8 mins
One person: Qiu Bai, a lesbian. Two space-times: dream and reality. Two story lines in the dream: Qiu Bai read out some homophobic sentences from Chinese textbooks in public; Qiu Bai is having sex with another lesbian.

Kittens

Zhanna Ozirna

2016

Ukraine / 8 mins
Two girls in a Lviv apartment start a casual conversation about their common future. In the midst of the traditional Ukrainian life remnants the usual dreams about future stumble upon the unbreakable social norms and customs. The things that are private for most people the others have to fight for against the society. Surrounded by regular scenery while dealing with the usual household tasks, the sincere conversation turns into a global question: can we afford the freedom at least in our private lives without having to substitute it with pets? Trailer... https://vimeo.com/185949380  

Kurneqîz

Suat Usta; Göhan Yalçinkaya; Rosida Koyuncu

2016

Turkey / 10 mins
This is the first LGBTQ movie in Kurd language. 17 year old Kerim is Kurdish, orphaned and trans.
Trailer... https://vimeo.com/166204537  

L’autre Côté

Isabelle Bourgueil

2016

France / 33 mins

La Luna aún nos acompaña

Alonso Silva Montero

2016

Perú / 6’
Lucho acompaña a su muy cercano amigo, Marco, quién se encuentra gravemente enfermo. Ambos tratan de disfrutar los últimos días que les queda juntos.

La verdad sobre Ángela   

Manuel Yuta Nagahama Aranda Martínez

2016

Spain /23’
La conversación, entre dos viejos amigos, desvelará secretos que son incapaces de pronunciar.

Labelle

Isabel Nobre

2016

Brazil / 15 mins
In a world where people are divided, arbitrarily, between the categories women and men, there are people who, even with inquisitive looks and symbolic or physical violence, subvert this standard and live their lives without forcing to come in this very narrow standard . One of this people is Labelle, a black transvestite who feels the imposition of rule in the skin, because she does not fit it. In this short, She shows us how life can be light, fun and beautiful, despite the adversities.
Watch... https://vimeo.com/151464645   

Lady Porn  

Zoe D'Amaro

2016

9mins
Lady Porn is a journey into the intriguing world of feminist pornography, through the personal and artistic experience of director Jennifer Lyon Bell. The film explores Jennifer’s ideological and creative approach, as well as the empowering impact of her work on female audience.

Laem

Vito Gennaro Giacalone

2016

LAEM est juste un instant, un moment bien précis, une prise de conscience, un point d'où on ne revient pas en arrière.

Laika

Nicolay Bergløff

2016

Norway / 3 mins / Music Video
Music video directed by Nicolay Bergløff for the queer group The Hungry Hearts Performance Band.

Laissez-moi danser

Valérie Leroy

2016

France / 17’
Mylène, 55 ans, est femme de ménage sur un ferry. Ce soir ses collègues lui ont organisé une fête surprise pour son anniversaire. Mais sur l’enveloppe qu’on lui tend, il y a l’ancien prénom de Mylène, son prénom d’homme, son ancienne vie..

Les Papillons Gris

Anne Ballon

2016

Belgium / 16'50

Sue is raised by her 12 year older sister Lily. In a city full of color and a life with ups and downs, the two search for a way to give each other freedom but nevertheless care and suppor for each other. When Lily falls in love with Basil, Sue is feeling forgotten and alone.

Letters to Eros

Herbert Fieni

2016

 

Brasil / 30 mins
The documentary is a search for clothing materials from the clubber and crossdresser scene of the 90s in Vitoria. Cartographing in first people the affective becoming that these images-recording trigger in the processuality of assembly of the film, the author turns into object, being immersed in a constant flow of images, grouped under the impulse of Eros to create meetings and relationships between men.

LGBT

CupcakKe

2016

USA /  3 min.
CupcakKe is rollin’ with the LGBT, ’cause fashion-wise they don’t play, and when they step out, they gonna slay.
Watch...https://youtu.be/hu_XwnAiMXg

LGBTI Know

Annabelle Dunbabin; Alysha Eibl; Anne Keng

2016

Australia / 9 mins
To every individual who identifies as LGBTI, we acknowledge your fight past and present, and we hope that one day equality is no longer a discussion but a full and realised reality. You are all worthy and wonderful individuals who enrich this world every single day.
Watch... https://youtu.be/HNaANAAs_ns  

Life is a Drag Show

Samantha Sullivan

2016

USA / 5 mins
This short, fast, upbeat, and enjoyable documentary allows us to peep into the world of Joshua Grannell as Peaches Christ, and the world of theater he has created.

Like a Riot

Krissy Mahan

2016

USA / 2 mins
Krissy Mahan is back again this year with this wonderful short in which puppet Sophie Mayer hangs out with Campbell X’s puppet self. The two super heroes embark on a campaign to deal with the white, male overkill prevalent in the film industry. And what better way to incite a riot to the soundtrack of London-based punk band Big Joanie?

Locked Out

Paul Vanderburgt

2016

Canada / 4 mins
Jack Swift is a twenty-seven year old widower who lost the love of his life in a car accident the night before their wedding. After months of grieving, Jack struggles to gather enough courage to leave his apartment and go on a date. Leading up to the date reminisces about his past love while changing his clothes as well as his mind. After many attempts, Jack finally takes a hesitant step outside. But when he tries to retreat back into his apartment he discovers he is locked out. Out of excuses, he takes a leap of faith and ventures out into the unknown.

Long-Term Survivor

José Luis Cortés

2016

Puerto Rico / 6 min
In ‘Long Term Survivor’ filmmaker Jose Luis Cortes has imagined a tale of condoms that were never used! It is told by Ivan Terrible – standing naked and fully painted in black and white – while watching his reflection in a broken mirror. Ivan’s tale is in fact his confession of choices made and roads not taken! A confession that unfolds in three parts as he remembers a time in his life before AIDS had a name, to the present time in which he shares the fate of “Patient Zero”. Redemption is not in the cards as Ivan reflects on the price he has paid for love!
Pieza performática documental en la que Iván el Terrible explora los inicios de la pandemia del sida a principios de los años ochenta. Long Term Survivor es un relato de condones que nunca fueron usados y sus consecuencias.
Watch… https://youtu.be/rwAK83O6sGY 

Lost / Perdu

Anthony Koh

2016

Taiwan / 18 mins
One day, Kelvin realizes he can’t recover from a cold, which immediately reminds him of his risky sexual behavior with George.

Love & the Beauty of Us Meeting Here

Renee Vaughan Sutherland

2016

UK / 17 mins
How do the movies – and Julia Roberts, in particular – teach us to love?

Love at First Night

?

2016

USA / Web Series
Jayden & Spencer walks us through how they met. They fall in love after a hook up but Jayden has a secret that could change everything.
Watch... https://youtu.be/Bz6CgOPFIVA

Love Me, Want Me, Rent Me

Andy Boyce

2016

USA / 6 mins
A look at one man's powerful story of why he does sex work.

Luz

Sergy Moreno

2016

Spain / 15 mins
Lucía es una chica de treinta y pocos años, sentada en el sofá de una cafetería frente a una de las decisiones más duras que ha tomado en su vida. Reconocer lo que sucede en su relación o callar y seguir como si nada. Lleva semanas sin saber qué hacer. Necesita contarlo todo. La llamada de teléfono de su pareja es el detonante perfecto para explotar.

Ma Chérie

Sunny Mind Production

2016

France / 6 mins
“Ma Chérie” is a short film depicting moments in the life of a trans woman seen through the eyes of a straight, cisgender man. He speaks to the audience about his transgender girlfriend, providing a glimpse into their relationship. In the film, I play the role of the transgender girlfriend. It was a penetrating experience for me, especially since I am myself a straight transgender woman. The film reveals a tender male gaze directed at transgender womanhood, much like that of the men who have loved me, the men who love me. Yet, I know too well that this male gaze is often laden with anguish and grief, brutal violence and murder, rejection and humiliation; from the cisgender male aggressor towards his transgender female victim. Sadly, in the regime of fragile masculinity, with every man there are misgivings. Is he ashamed of being seen with me? Does his attraction to me trigger insecurities about his manhood? I see those who are ashamed, and I sense those who are insecure. They do not see, perhaps, that they dehumanize me. They exorcise my soul and expose me to violence and desecration.
Watch... https://vimeo.com/175291328  

Mademoiselle do Rap

Raphael Gustavo da Silva

2016

Brazil / 20 mins
O filme conta um pouco da vida, trajetória e luta conta o preconceito de Lulu Monamour, que se auto-intitula o primeiro cantor de rap assumidamente homossexual no Brasil.
Trailer... https://vimeo.com/199582742

Magik & Gabriella

Nathalie Therriault

2016

Canada / 5 mins
Sex, drugs and hip hop fuel this short about a passionate love affair between a drug dealer woman and her lover.
Watch... https://vimeo.com/189883875  

Mama Dragons: A Great Big Story 

Andria May-Corsini & Adam Wolffbrand

2016

USA / 13 min

Mamãe, Papai, Preciso Dizer Algo

Paul Muresan

2016

Romania / 5 mins
A pressão de ter que contar aos seus pais quem você é.

Marathon Gay Sex For Manly Men

Johnny Chiba

2016

USA / 3 mins
Music Video for TFG the band. Contrary to the song title, "Marathon Gay Sex For Manly Men", there is no actual gay sex in this TFG music video, other than some risqué lyrical content. Stop Motion Animation assistance c/o comix artist Mike Diana. Warning: this video is not safe for work,home or kids!
Watch... https://vimeo.com/187697614

Marie, je te vois

Carol Fernandes

2016

Brasil / 3’37
Marie se prépare pour aller en soirée, c’est le moment pour se livrer et évoquer son identité de femme queer. « Marie, je te vois » est le premier court métrage d’une série de portraits qui explorent les thèmes de l’identité et du genre.
Watch...https://vimeo.com/228167556

Más Amor Por Favor

Adalí Torres

2016

Perú / 23 mins
Amador explora su identidad a través de un viaje con el que busca desafiar la definición de género. Teme mutar y convertirse en hombre o mujer. El filme es un recorrido por su ciudad, la familia, los pelos, su cuerpo y sus miedos. Una cabrita limeña que interactúa con los miedos de todos nosotros.
Watch… https://youtu.be/Wwnjarm4WXk

Mass: C19h28o2

Sam Hendi; David Goldenberg

2016

UK / 14 mins
c19h28o2 is a chemical substance produced in the body that causes men to develop the physical features that are typical of males. MASS: C19H28O2 explores the connections between men through body language. It portrays attraction distilled into its most basic essence. The staging is bare by design. The viewer can apply different backdrops to the characters and scenarios based on their own personal experience. The characters represent various demographics of the bear community. Watch... https://youtu.be/fyL8U7zc7DI  

Master Mind Electric

Simon Matthew

2016

Norway / 3 mins / Music Video
Music video directed by Simon Matthew for the queer group The Hungry Hearts Performance Band.  
Watch... https://youtu.be/zCbpppHOC2w  

Matchsticks

Michal Janicki

2016

USA / 6 mins
The final moments of three LGBT icons – a suicidal bride to be, a muse dying of AIDS, and a political activist being assassinated.
Trailer... https://vimeo.com/170051562  

Máximo

Sebastián Castillo

2016

Chile / 7 mins
Máximo en busca de oportunidades llega a Chile como muchos otros de sus compatriotas. Distintos caminos toma al tratar de integrarse a nuestra sociedad, pero quien es verdaderamente hace que el retorno an Argentina este cada vez mas presente.

Me Gustas Tú

Dew Kim; Luciano Zubillaga

2016

UK

Memories of Maurice

Stephen Miller

2016

A fond(ish) rememberance of the late Maurice Dobson, a gay sweet shop owner from Barnsley.

Menthol

Umar Raza Khan

2016

India / 14 mins
A Silent gay relationship.What happen when they meet on their special ceremony?
Trailer... https://youtu.be/G5JVB_7t5CM   

Metamorphose

Didyer Zarate

2016

UK | 2’
London fashion designer Erum Khan has designed an exquisite new nonbinary look for this video.
Watch...https://youtu.be/yDdQl8--5WI

Mirando por el espejo

Alexandra Vázquez

2016

Paraguay / 9’
El taxista Ramón busca a su hijo desaparecido en las calles de Asunción. Durante su búsqueda, un chico aborda su taxi y cuando se da cuenta de que es gay se niega a llevarlo. Ramón expulsa al chico pero una llamada de su esposa le hace reflexionar sobre su actitud.

Mixed Salad / Salada Mista

Estevan de la Fuente

2016
From 2015!

Brazil / 4 mins
It comes in all sizes, all shapes, all colors, for all tastes. It’s a feast, nobody leaves with hunger.

Moje Jest Inne

Antoni Palka

2016

Poland / 47 mins / Documentary
Zbiorowym bohaterem filmu sa rodzice i rodziny gejów i lesbijek. Sluchamy wieloglosu, z którego wylania sie szok i przerazenie w chwili, kiedy matka lub ojciec dowiaduja sie o homoseksualnej orientacji dziecka. Z uplywem czasu, kosztem ogromnych zmagan, postawy rodziców ewoluuja. Relacje ulegaja przewartosciowaniu, cierpienie zdaje sie miec inne zródlo niz psychoseksualna orientacja dziecka. Tytulowe „Moje jest inne” zostaje opatrzone gorzkim znakiem zapytania. Smiale rozwiazania w warstwie formalnej podkreslaja poczucie osaczenia i wyizolowania. Z przejmujacej narracji wylania sie przemiana w postrzeganiu homoseksualnosci, jaka dokonala sie w polskiej swiadomosci zbiorowej na przestrzeni ostatnich kilku dekad.
Watch... https://youtu.be/6BTOeZ42BBg   

MTFTM

Philip Shafer/Godmother

2016

Germany / 4’
A little music clip by Godmother.
Watch… https://youtu.be/amqfRXhuGb4

My Child is Gay, I am Happy

Sopan Muller

2016

India / 38 mins
MY CHILD IS GAY & I AM HAPPY, is a touching yet uplifting, 30 min documentary. The film is a series of interviews of some remarkable parents whose children represent the LGBT community. It shows their journey from being unsuspecting and often unaccepting parents, to becoming caring, supportive they are today. It is an important film, which gives the viewer a peak into the lives of the LGBT community, in the conservative society like India, where homosexuality continues to be a crime. 
Trailer... https://youtu.be/aNPIOj7ubPM  

My Femme is a Reflection

Jai Lei Yee

2016

3:43

My Grindr Story

Didac Perez-Lopez

2016

Spain / 6 mins
Le réalisateur, adepte du site de rencontre, voulait faire un comparatif, en parallèle, du vécu ressenti de leur histoire, par ses amants et par lui-même. Mais un seul a accepté de se prêter au jeu. Etonnant

My Mom is Worried Sick

Neelu Bhuman

2016

India / 6 mins
A sassy comedy exploring the prismatic mystery of bodies, senses and difference.

My Name is Sheriff Now

Teboho Edkins

2016

South Africa / 35 mins
“My name is Sheriff now”, he says, “if you want me to come home and visit my home village you have to learn to call me by my name.” Through his film and personal narration, Sheriff talks to his audiences about gender identity and the frustration of being born the ‘wrong’ sex.  His spectators react with surprise and curiosity, but also offer remarkable warmth, love and acceptance that ultimately encourage him to make his choice.

My Own Wings

Katia Repina & Carla Moral

2016

US/ Spain/ Ukraine, 8min
My Own Wings is a transmedia project that aims to explore the intersex identity thought stories of intersex people in USA, Spain and Ukraine. Originally the term “hermaphrodite” was used to describe the phenomena, but it has since been substituted with intersex because it was seen as offensive. Intersex people are not born with “both” sexes but born with a variation from the standard of what is socially accepted as a male or female body.
Trailer… https://vimeo.com/240038009

My Shoreline

Aimee Louw

2016

Canada / 5 mins
Attempting to reach the Saint Laurence River boardwalk in Montreal proves to be an impossible task for Aimee. The everyday trials of a disabled queer.
Watch... https://youtu.be/c-cWMkGNpC8  

My Sister’s Girlfriend

Shanice Gauci

2016

Malta / 6 mins
A brilliantly crafted and concise family drama that challenges a mother’s stereotyping of her daughters – one feminine, the other a short haired football player who’s been hanging out with a certain friend more and more…
Watch... https://vimeo.com/157785890  

Nails

Jack J Faulkner

2016

UK / 3 min
An animation about a boy who paints his nails at school for his own pleasure.
Trailer... https://vimeo.com/190592774

Narciso

Tom-Lee Ziegelman

2016

Israel / 9 mins
A young Danish woman is teaching her foreign lover various words in her native tongue. However, when her foreign partner goes shopping one day she quickly realises that the true translation of these phrases are a far cry from her lover’s explanations.

Ne t’en Vas Pas

Jessica Han

2016

Canada / 4 mins
A loving tribute to the filmmaker’s father as she struggles with the mysterious circumstances surrounding his death.

Nightwalkers

Jason Bradbury

2016

UK / 4 mins
Nightwalkers, a fashion film created exclusively for King Kong, Jason Bradbury captures the nocturnal pursuits of a sinister trio—members of a shadowy overclass for whom nighttime provides cover for bloodthirsty exploits. Styled by our Fashion Editor, Davey Sutton and stalked by Gary Card’s ghoulishly human sculptures, eerie counterparts to these strange figures.
Watch... https://youtu.be/IzOS0L3bdL8  

Niolam Ja Se Kochaneczke

Katarzyna Perlak

2016

2 mins
Eastern European folk traditions given a queer and feminist twist. Watch... https://vimeo.com/180615135  

Nite Gloop

Nathan Hill

2016

USA / 4 mins

No es Homosexual Simplemente el Homófilo sino el Cegado por el Falo Perdido

Equipo Palomar

2016

28 mins
Trailer... https://vimeo.com/170429906   

No, Así No

Juan Santini

2016

Colombia / 6 mins
Watch... https://youtu.be/i4asywRKpgg  

Nos(otrxs)

Matias Ferreyra

2016

Argentina / 21 min

Not a Minute More

Amir Stolar

2016

Israel / 45 mins
Director Amir Stolar tries to recall the event of the day when his father abandoned him and fled the country, some 12 years ago. His digging into this old wound blends with the inter-continental relationship he has with Victor, his Swedish partner.  Gradually, things turn into a bureaucratic struggle intended to get Amir's father to attend the wedding of his eldest son, Roni. Not a Minse More is the honest, uncensored depiction of one average Israeli family's attempt to confront a complex, arduous reality and to overcome it, making a better future for itself in the process.
Trailer... https://vimeo.com/168765761  

Not Right

Rotem Plitman

2016

Israel / 7 mins
Maya doesn’t want to be treated as a girl anymore. Her parents ignore her request and make her wear overly girly clothes. Maya’s teacher decides to take matters into her own hands.
Watch... https://youtu.be/NzV55Gu9LUQ  

Not Yet Over  / Nichts Ist Erledigt

Kornelia Kugler; Hanna Bergfors

2016

Germany / 63 mins / Documentary
“Not Yet Over” positions current feminism in its relation to medical and social reproduction. Four women are set on stage: the one wants an abortion, the next, artificial insemination, the other wants to earn money as a surrogate mother. The fourth woman, a self-named “techno feminist” propagates the benefit of medical reproduction. Which side are we on? The case is clear: the economical question has to be addressed from a feminist point of view.
Trailer... https://vimeo.com/174099785  

O que Seria Deste Mundo sem Paixão?

Luis Carlos Lacerda

2016

Brazil / 72’
Trailer… https://youtu.be/bQi3en3MlhI

Ocorridos do dia 13

Estevan de la Fuente; Débora Zanatta

2016

Brazil / 19 mins

October 1984

Arthur Johnson Weiss

2016

USA / 3 mins
Watch... https://vimeo.com/173721604  

On N’est Pas des Boeufs

Marguerite Dupré

2016

France / 4 mins
Watch... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oV4tlo3KhJA  

One Summer's Day / Yom Ehad Bakaeitz

Maayan Abadi Grebler

2016

Israel / 9 mins
17-year-old Zohar, meets her good friend Noam at an isolated waterfall, their usual spot, for the last time before Noam is about to run away from home. The closer they are to saying goodbye, Zohar refuses to come to terms with the situation and tries to stay close to her.

Orchestra Binária – Galileu

Mateus Capelo

2016

Brasil / 4 mins
ÉssePê, Brasília, Locarno, PopPorn e o bonequinho da faixa de segurança. Os skatistas na Roosevelt, as folhas, a pizza, a prisão coercitiva e o Baiano. A chuva, o farol, o sono, Scovino e o Hudinilson. FILE, SP na Rua, André Medeiros e o céu. Um diário para um canção. Uma narrativa ao nível da memória.
Watch... https://youtu.be/tmI2KXhuttw

Other Skin / La Piel Ajena

Arturo Castelán

2016

 

Otra Vez... No!

Alexis Mendoza Q

2016

Peru / 7 mins
Stephano a 16-year-old goes through stormy times of trouble forever remembering his past, although there were moments of happiness with his friends and his family … But then there is always something that happened 6 years ago …
Watch... https://youtu.be/LogGDPnqxrg  

Our Immortal Day / Nuestro Día Inmortal

Jordi Estrada

2016

Spain, 2 min
Watch… https://vimeo.com/182748484

Our Own Private Soho

Calin B.

2016

Romania / 12 mins
The stories of four unusual teenagers. What’s up with kids nowadays?

Out & About

Koen Suidgeest

2016

Kenya / 30 mins
Parents of members of the LGBT community unwillingly find themselves in the closet once their son or daughter tells them they are gay. At some point, they too have to come out to the world around them. Yet in many countries, being open about their children is out of the question due to enormous social stigmas or anti-gay laws. Parents in particular find themselves stuck between society’s need to conformity and boundless love for their sons and daughters.
Trailer... https://vimeo.com/190752587  

Out of Breath

Shaul Melamed

2016

Israel / 12 mins
A film studies student wants to direct his own memorial movie. Not satisfied with the results he decides to confront an old secret and interviews his 3th grade classmate with whom he had an affair while visiting his grandmother in the kibbutz. During the interview for his own memorial movie he finds out that experience shaped the man that now stands in front of him and that he is now openly gay.

Out of Place

Lydia Han

2016

China / 44 mins / Documentary
Out of Place follows Hong Kong native Bobbie Huthart, who has lived a life as a successful businessman, playboy and father, as she travels to Thailand for sex-reassignment surgery and transitions to life as a woman. Intertwined with Bobbie’s journey is the story of Mr. C, a young trans man from Guizhou bringing China’s first transgender labour discrimination case to court. The film juxtaposes Bobbie and Mr. C’s divergent challenges and victories, and delves into the experiences of transgender people in Mainland China, Hong Kong, and Thailand.

Outlawed Vineyards

Joaquín Fernand

2016

19 mins
La estrecha relación que mantiene un profesor con una alumna lo conducirá a un descubrimiento no esperado donde no sólo aprenderá más sobre los demás sino también sobre sí mismo.
Trailer... https://youtu.be/lV3BCkkJKY4  

Outspoken

Michelangelo Reyes

2016

USA / 36 mins
A topical talk show, starring 4 gay men in their 20’s, that focuses on LGBT issues as well as their own personal stories, struggles, and experiences. These boys have a lot to say, and aren’t afraid to share. From life in Los Angeles, to sex and dating, and even pop culture and politics, no topic is off limits when you are OUTspoken.
Watch... https://youtu.be/FRUuyAjgUAY  

Paradise Lost + David’s Sling

Dew Kim; Luciano Zubillaga

2016

UK

Pare-Choc

Elsa Aloisio

2016

France / 12 min
Serti d’images d’une beauté rare, le poème amoureux qui est le corps central du film, nous plonge dans une superbe réflexion sur l’amour, ses violences, ses chamboulements.
Trailer...https://youtu.be/OyfA0z0VRz0

Parts and the Whole

Ricky Lee

2016

Experimental short about the body, daily doldrums, fantasy and the deep sea.

Passive Aggressive

Yair Peri

2016

Israel / 8 mins
The insecure Amitai finally gets invited to the appartment of the desirable Aitan. But when Aitan reveals his special secret to Amitai, the tabels turn and the dominant becomes the submissive.

Perdón

Ricardo Silva

2016

México / 11’
Daniel se casa con la mujer indicada pero no con el amor de su vida. Un acontecimiento inesperado revela su verdadero amor.

Perfect Neighborhood

Bouquet Napussorn

2016

USA / 8 mins
A party of high school friends takes a weird turn when a “phantom” seems to appear in the house.  
Watch... https://vimeo.com/163873367  

Performing My Real Truth

Anna Swanson

2016

USA / 13 min.
This film will make three statements. Two of them might be true, and one of them might not be.

Perlenmeere

Katrina Daschner

2016

Austria / 9 mins

Petite Mort

Antoine Bieber

2016

France / 4’
Trailer...https://vimeo.com/174676028  

Pieces

Calliope Lunn

2016

UK / 11 mins
A study in connection, love and loneliness that explores the blurred realities that occur when our hearts are broken. This film features stirring performances from Travis Alabanza and Julian Silverman. Watch... https://youtu.be/8R0fuYH3M-0  

Pink

Dan Davis

2016

3 mins

Pipe Dreamer

Izzy Bautista

2016

Denmark / 9 mins
A foreign student in Copenhagen has a profound encounter with a drag queen that changes him, but it may have all just been a dream.

Pirate Smooch

Tobi Trebeljahr

2016

Germany / 2 mins
A ferocious battle rages between the two pirate ships, yet love can be found as well.
Trailer... https://youtu.be/ph1CMRs2V4w  

Playground

Racheli Ben Zaken

2016

Israel / 4 mins
Stop-Motion animation. At one side, a straight couple sits on a bench, next to them is a baby cart. At the other side sits on a bench a gay couple with a baby cart. Which family is better?

Playing Straight

Gary Bennett

2016

USA / 4 mins
Jacob and Sam are two typical bros; video games, gym buds, one words conversations. When they encounter two male characters hugging in a video game, Jake tries to broach an uncomfortable subject. How do you know that you're straight unless you try something gay? Although Sam tries to play it off and play through the level, Jake is insistent and seemingly coming to a bro-crisis. Sam decides to take aggressive action - with his lips.

Plethora

Annique Delphine

2016

 

Poly Amour 

Kiana Kalantar-Hormozi

2016

7 mins
How capable are we to love boundlessly? This film explores polyamory, deconstructing conventional stereotypes of the romantic relationship structure.
Watch...https://vimeo.com/193408442

Por No

Andrés Rangel

2016

Costa Rica / 3 mins
'Por no' is an experimental short film that strives to problematize sexual miscommunication, which derives from the universal topic of sex, being treated as something that needs to be spoken about eloquently, because when one doesn't speak about doubts, concerns, propositions, suggestions, ideas, fantasies and desires... It simply creates a taboo which will continue to grow, stemming from sexism and ignorance. 'Por no' is an aesthetic and conceptual experience, supported by aspects from Postporn and NeoCamp philosophies, and attempts to incite to a more creative (auto)exploration, and to better orgasms.
Watch... https://vimeo.com/156430969  

Presenting Shree

Neha Karode

2016

Representing the transgender community and providing them equal opportunity meant everything to Mitr Trust in Delhi, who launched the country’s first-ever transgender modelling agency. At this time, four mass communication students of Jamia Millia Islamia, namely Faisal Alam, Minal Kumar, Neha Karode, Shyamolee MN and Ritwija Mukherjee, had embarked on their final year project and were toying with the idea of making a documentary on transgender models.This is when they met Shree Nagar, a transgender model, who gave them their time and insights for their work.  ‘Presenting Shree’, the documentary follows Shree, showing different aspects of their life within society.

Primadonna

Daniele Gangemi, Clelia Scimone, Ludovico serra, Veronica Vescio

2016

Italy / 25′
Marco, artista savonese, come un Virgilio dantesco ci prende per mano e ci guida nel mondo delle drag queen assumendo di volta in volta punti di vista differenti. Uno sguardo sincero e chiaro che ci trasporta all’interno di tre diverse storie, di tre vissuti lontani tra loro ma che nascondono un filo conduttore: quello del travestimento, filo comune dell’intero documentario.
Trailer...https://vimeo.com/201113465

Primavera de Fernanda

Débora Zanatta, Estevan de la Fuente

2016

Brasil / 19 mins
Uma mudança de estação na vida de Fernanda.

Principes una Historia de Amor

Joey Graceffa

2016

5 mins
Porque no todo principe busca una princesa 
Watch... https://youtu.be/5SZt0UgEPpA

Protagoniste

Morena Sarzo

2016

Italy / 5 mins
Two female souls, a woman and a transsexual, talk about the discrimination they have to face in our society.
Watch... https://vimeo.com/164838204  

Pull 

Eleanor Capaldi

2016

5 mins
Pull explores what happens when two people are inexorably drawn to one another.

Puppets for the State

Jeffrey Moore

2016

USA / 10 mins
Pat and Jesse, the puppet stars of a NC morning children’s show decide to go out on the town and blow off some steam.

Pussy Vortex

Angel Favorite

2016

USA / 5 min.
Get on your knees, get between the sheets, and you’ll be caught in the vortex too.
Watch...https://youtu.be/yHqHejoaUyA

Put Me in a Spell

Jordi Estrada

2016

USA
Watch... https://youtu.be/xr30vTIH7gU  

Putta

Lílian de Alcántara

2016

Brazil / 28 mins
Trailer... https://youtu.be/XYaWdxabjU0  

Q is for Queer

Emily Benington

2016

UK / 6 mins
This film was the result of a DIY project shot on phones and webcams, compiling a series of intimate, reflective and thoughtful interpretations on what Queer means to the participants and why it works with their identity. Personal and political in turn, it’s a film that inspires much thinking afterwards. 
Watch... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x1TljqPnKaU  

Quan La Llum S’apaga

Marina Castillón; Marc Vendrell

2016

Spain / 6 mins
Clara y Marian viven los últimos instantes de su relación. Ven como su luz se está apagando.

Quase ontem

João Niella

2016

Brazil

Que no muera el sexo bajo los puentes

Arde Pandora

2016

Argentina
Trailer... https://vimeo.com/207698490

Que Siga La Cumbia

Candy Guinea

2016

USA / 8 mins
Queer and trans people sanctify public space amidst gentrification in Que Siga La Cumbia.

Questa È La Mia Storia

Caterina Caso

2016

Italy / 5 mins
Tutti siamo schiavi di un qualcosa a questo mondo, questo video fa riflettere su quanto è importante far uscire la vera persona che siamo senza doverci vergognare di nessun pregiudizio. La bellezza sta in te e nella persona che diventerai.  We are all slaves to in this world. This video makes us think about what is important to bring out the real person we are, not being ashamed of prejudices. Beauty is in you and you will not only find it, you will become it.

Quién soy? Quién eres?

Juan Ramirez

2016

Colombia / 4 mins
Cortometraje independiente inspirado en la filosofía de la búsqueda espiritual de encontrarse a sí mismo
Watch... https://youtu.be/2G9ST0WeHcQ  

Quiteria

Márcio Câmara

2016

Brazil / 15 mins
Lavar, engomar e passar. Cantar, se encantar e gozar
Trailer... https://vimeo.com/164932845  

Rabbit Hole: Stupid Ass Witch

Kevin Rios; Andrew J. Hebert

2016

USA / 6 mins
Star-crossed lovers Brad and Cutter get lost in the woods while high.

Racks

Sara Bozakov

2016

Israel / 11 mins
Jonathan performs at night as Dixie. Tonight he decides to go out to the streets dressed as a woman.

Rainbow Day Camp

Horacio Marquinez

2016

USA / 31 mins
Thousands of young people are pushing the boundaries of gender. In 2015, a summer camp was created in the Bay Area to provide a safe and fun place to express their identity.
Trailer...https://vimeo.com/161830685

Rainbow Folk Home

?

2016

Poland / 26 min
The film explores the issue of gay and lesbian rights in a conservative society, while providing a glimpse into the complex identity struggles involved in the process of “coming out”. A number of young people recount different experiences of “coming out” to family and friends in the very dynamic Polish context, where homophobia is intertwined with signs of a growing social acceptance. The struggle for equal rights continues as young gays and lesbians face personal challenges in their pursuit of happiness and authenticity.

Red

David Koren

2016

Israel | 11 min
A glance into the lives of two young female artists who live together in Jaffa.
Watch...https://vimeo.com/154998478

Red

Yuchao Feng

2016

USA / 4 mins, Chinese
A teen finds comfort, freedom, and affirmation in dressing in “women’s clothing,” until they see their father on the street.

Red Flags

David Burrowes

2016

Australia | 8 min
Red Flags is a short film that follows a gay and a lesbian couple as they fall in love and although both relationships seem beautiful at the start there are some warning signs should not be ignored.
Abuse is abuse in any relationship, the warning signs are there.
Watch...https://youtu.be/wnogs40A7nA

Red Leaf / Hoja Colorada

Kai Tillman

2016

Cuba / 7'
A boy who lives happily among friends and family in a small Cuban town creates a secret world to innocently explore his developing identity.

Regreso a Coronel Vallejos

Carlos Castro

2016

Argentina / 72 mins

Repeindre le Monde

Youssef Gebran

2016

France / 43'

Respecter la roue

Melissa Mollen Dupuis

2016

5min

Revolution (Le Coup)

Jacky Nassour

2016

Lebanon / 11 min.
Two girls from different backgrounds find one another and express their similarities in a rather strange way.
Watch...https://vimeo.com/183613455

Right of Passage

Emma Wheeler

2016

UK / 14:35
Right of Passage is a personal look at three LGBT refugees resettling in Germany: Ibrahim, Hamid, and Ali. As they share details of the struggles they have faced, both in their countries of origin and now in Germany, we learn about the extraordinary circumstances behind why they decided to seek asylum and what their future holds for them.
Trailer...https://youtu.be/qY2VzVK7ulM

Rilan – “Blindfolds Feat. Naz Tokio”

Rilan

2016

USA / 3′ / Music Video
Watch... https://youtu.be/4bLl5fTSctk

Rivals

Alexander Lony

2016

Germany / 4 mins
Mandame and Monsieur are back. The RIVALS are courting and quarreling.
Trailer… https://vimeo.com/185769292

Rock and Riot

Chelsey Furedi

2016

New Zealand / 3 mins
Watch...https://youtu.be/8l8xbqvFPYI

Roofie  

Cristiano Sousa

2016

Brasil / 5’
Un hombre es atraído a una trampa con un cóctel que promete una  buena noche de cenicienta.
Trailer...https://vimeo.com/191030482

Rosababy – “eHeritage”

Alexander Nader

2016

USA / 2′
Watch... https://youtu.be/fUYCP64dtC4

Rosen Marching for Abolition / Rosen en Marche pour L'abolition

Catherine Tissier

2016

France / 86 mins
Rosen Hicher likes to call herself a prostitution survivor. At age 58, she set out to expose the violence and humiliation suffered by women living in fear and darkness. In September and October 2014, she walked across France to raise awareness about her battle: passing the law that reinforces the fight against the prostitutional system. My camera and I walked side by side with her. On April 6th, 2016, the law was voted in, but Rozenn continues to fight. For Rozen, this battle is a path towards resiliance. Can she erase 22 years of "sexual slavery"?

S.T.A.R.

Rhys Ernst

2016

USA / 5 min
A delicately woven archival portrait of trans activists Marsha P. Johnson and Sylvia Rivera.

Sacred Water / L’Eau Sacrée

Olivier Jourdain

2016

Guided by Vestine, an extravagant star of radio nights, the film discovers rwandan sexuality in search of the water that gushes out the female body and reveals with humor and spontaneity the mystery of female ejaculation. Sacred Water confronts the western viewer with its own intimacy and immerses you into a modern Rwanda rediscovering its heritage in the most secret way: female pleasure.
Trailer… https://youtu.be/VGJecGxmVxg

Salome 

Benny Rios Arenas y Marlo Barbaran

2016

Perú / 13’
Dos hermanos se enamoran a primera vista de la nueva vecina del barrio, ambos la cortejan y terminan en una aventura donde no todo es lo que parece.

Same But Different

Louise Leitch

2016

New Zealand / 3'32
Best mates must re-calibrate their friendship when one transitions from a man to a woman.
Watch... https://vimeo.com/176234363

San Berillo Web Serie Doc

Maria Arena

2016

Italy / 12’ / Episodio 3 / Luci Rosse
Trailer...https://youtu.be/IbFF8dbHc8U

Sandclock

Deepak Miglani

2016

India / 25 mins
Trailer...https://youtu.be/KpbvmlShw7U

Sarà Tutta Una Depravazione – Hommage À Dominot

Daniel Kuhn e Enrico Salvatori

2016

Italy / 15’
The life of Anthony Iacono, better known as Dominot, through video materials, pictures and unpublished testimonies.

Saturn Rising 'Down'

Raphael Chatelain

2016

USA / 3 mins / Music Video
Saturn Rising’s music video for the club banger DOWN, shows the inherent power dynamics at play in sexual encounters where closeted white men fetishize black male bodies behind closed doors.

Scattered Thoughts of a Young Sex Worker

Menelas Siafakas

2016

Greece | 14 min
The issue of sex work is one that provokes a lot of emotion and controversy. In this documentary by Menelas we hear the views and opinions of a young gay sex worker in Athens today.
Watch...https://vimeo.com/161544823

Scent of an Orchid

Rosa Fong

2016

U.K. / 21 mins /Documentary
Scent of an Orchid is an exploration of gender and sexuality seen through the life.
Trailer...https://youtu.be/6yhF-zRCmzA

Schrankschwestern

Aziza Aba Butain

2016

USA / 3 mins

Sea of Love

JJ Levine

2016

Canada | 3’ |English
This work is about radically reimagining parenthood and alternative queer family structures and embracing the tension that exists when seemingly banal gestures are enacted by non-traditional bodies. It’s about my relationship to the photographic medium and its capacity to commemorate the people that I love.

Semiotics of Sab

Tina Takemoto

2016

USA / 6 mins
How is it that we know who we are? This experimental film essay explores the poetics of identity through an oblique portrait of gay Japanese American actor, Sab Shimono. For more than five decades, Shimono has performed on stage and screen in more than 150 roles as warlords, bus boys, and businessmen. Recalling early structuralist works by Hollis Frampton and Martha Rosler, SEMIOTICS OF SAB displays the grammatology of queer Asian American masculinity through conflicting lexicons of race, representation, and selfhood.

Seres

Mariana Palacios

2016

Sweden
In the midst of a dance that sounds and a music that moves, the earth trembles between manifestation and concealment, between search and encounter. Synthesis of time, cycles that extend, stripping themselves in a curved space line. The lull and the response of an inner forest that is declared in the chant, in the body, in its own return.
Trailer...https://vimeo.com/170494281

She Ain't Heavy, She's My Brother

Yihwen Chen

2016

A Malay trans man celebrates his 21st birthday. In a Muslim country where being transgender is outlawed, he only has the unconditional love and support of the women in his family.

She Did It For Me

Sabaa Zareena

2016

USA / 3 mins
Illusions, intentions and unspoken needs bubble up through She Did It For Me.
Watch...https://vimeo.com/228014025

Should Abbey Kill Cain

Kyaka Wilson Kaggwa

2016

Uganda / 30mins
Abbey a Celebrated Businessman and a heir to late Adam's Properties adopted Enoch from the streets of Kampala and Introduced him to his blood brother Cain who shares the same sexual orientation. Lamech a family friend and a Christian man couldn't tolerate Enock and Cain’s sexuality, he outs them to the Local Community for Judgment.
Trailer...https://youtu.be/2cSwEOSHPas

Si Marseille Est Un Estron

Marc-Antoine Serra

2016

France / 15’
« Si Marseille est un étron », produit par Lionel Soukaz repose sur le poème balistique de Liliane Giraudon. Marseille en est non pas le décor mais l’héroïne. Des corps énigmatiques et pourtant ordinaires traversent le cœur de la ville sans nom. Tentative onirique de l’identité sexuelle d’une ville? Un chant d’amour trans-versal redouble l’énigme.

Silêncios

Caio Casagrande

2016

Brazil / 7’
“Until the age of three, I could not talk. I had a tongue-tie. After it got loose, some words kept stuck in my throat.”
Trailer...https://vimeo.com/225323675

Skin

Paul Harnett

2016

It takes a look at the inner and outer representation we have of ourselves, and how these can sometimes be conflicting. This piece also addresses gender identity, but can be applied to anyone who feels differently on the inside to how they are perceived externally.
Watch...https://vimeo.com/171307491

So Long! / A Bientôt!

Da Jing

2016

China / 25 min
The main character, Ran Ran, is just about to leave Beijing. With only ten days left, how will she decide to spend the rest of his time?

Soap Box

Nizan Shani

2016

Israel / 4 min. Hebrew
A teenager takes a look at our reality and wonders how is it that we stand by and do nothing as so much social injustice happens before our eyes. He calls us to wake up.

Soapcunt

Finn Peaks

2016

Germany / 01.44
This strangely mesmerising little film inspired by the changing anatomy of a trans woman lover takes a humorous approach to trans feminine, lesbian and queer sexuality and explores this subject in a simple and direct way.

Solidão

Edu Lima

2016

Brazil / 12´36

Solitude, Darkness, Light

Kayla Briet

2016

USA / 5 mins
In a blend of abstraction and realism, "Solitude, Darkness, Light" explores the confluence of place, time, people and emotions. Contrasting worlds of the future and the past and the still and the moving take the viewer across time in search of a new perspective on the present, as experienced through the lenses of sounds, animation and imagery.
Watch... https://vimeo.com/188713890

Som Fiskar

Robin Krey Andersson

2016

Sweden / 7 min
It is hard when your first love moves away. Som Fiskar is a lovely story about the difficulties of first love.
Watch...https://vimeo.com/129224295

Something Something: Home

Marlene Denningmann

2016

Germany / 5’
Trailer...https://youtu.be/DjE3IbWSq7w

Soulmates The Series

?

2016

A boy has to choose between two wooers: a ghost and a human.
Trailer...https://youtu.be/pIpGtEOckUY

Souls

Katie McCullough

2016

UK / 8min
When Barrie goes to scatter his husband’s ashes at their favourite mountain peak, he is confronted with the sight of a man about to jump to his death from the cliff edge.

Spectrum London

Campbell X

Jon Maguire

Tim Porter

2016

UK / 90 min.
Hailing from the vibrant, bustling, and gritty streets of London, this web series gives a rare and intimate glimpse into the daily trials and tribulations of those living under the LGBTQ umbrella.  Following the lives, loves, and lusts of its diverse cast, Spectrum London will take you on a thrilling and often heartbreaking rollercoaster ride, the likes of which we’ve rarely seen.

Spill

Four Chambers

2016

UK / 10 Min

Short film about three women and a sheet. 
Trailer… https://vimeo.com/197544790

SSTM REL0AD by A.K.A

Max Rocha

2016

Brazil | 1’|No dialogue
A fashion film about an entire range of beautiful genderless clothing from Brazil.
Watch...https://vimeo.com/168940335

Starring Jane

Brendan McCann

2016

USA / 6 mins
A young drag queen with a background in performance tackles the social repercussions of being transgendered.

Starting From Now

Julie Kalceff

2016

Australia / 7 mins
Starting From ... Now! is an online drama that explores the lives of four inner-Sydney lesbians as they struggle to work out who they are, find a place where they belong, and maybe even find someone to love along the way.
Watch... https://vimeo.com/141139194

Stella

Eylissia Winn

2016

UK / 10 mins

Still Burning

Nick Rowley

2016

UK, France / 9min
A young migrant from Guadeloupe on the French vogue scene cares for his younger brother who is getting ready for his first ball.
Watch...https://vimeo.com/204745973

Stop the Wind from Blowing

Eduardo Sosa Soria

2016

France / 10 Min.
- I was there, Louise, I could have helped you!
- No, you couldn't. When one jumps off the sixth floor, it's not a cry for help.

Stuart Timmons' City of West Hollywood LGBTQ History Mobile Tour

Jason Jenn

2016

16 mins
Jason Jenn and a spirited crew of over a dozen costumed performers complete the Stuart Timmons historic tour of West Hollywood, and they created this entertaining -- and educational -- film as a way to share it with everyone in town.
Trailer...https://youtu.be/p9r4wGcwjnY 

Stupefied

Alba Roland Mejia

2016

5 mins
My film uses the conventions of a horror film to show the deep fear and darkness that comes along with sleep paralysis. With a cast of unique individuals I plan on taking the audience on a suspenseful trip through Enoch’s dream. This cast will help my film give the audience a unique experience. Dark shadows and dim lighting give off the feeling of deep and endless solitude. Feelings of helplessness, and loss of control overcome the main character as she is in the grasp of the entity, Nommo.
Trailer... https://youtu.be/-lse3-jb1r8

Submerged / Sumergido

Isaac Flores

2016

Venezuela | 14 mins
Se recomienda escuchar el cortometraje con un sistema de audio que tenga Subwoofer, o con audífonos; para poder disfrutar los sonidos de baja frecuencia del corto.
Watch...https://youtu.be/-TibvPklty8

Sudor

Omar Zuniga Hidalgo

2016

Chile
Based on the novel with the same title by Alberto Fuguet, “Sudor” tells the story of a writer and describes the relations in the universe of literature, press and publications.
Trailer...https://vimeo.com/192994946

Sunday

Danilo Curro

2016

Italy / 23’
Fasasi Sunday lascia la sua casa, la Nigeria, perché non è più possibile per lui, come per molti altri, restarci.

Sunday

Jacob Hylton

2016

Cole, a young gay man with strong faith and a close relationship with God, suddenly finds himself at a personal crossroads when he falls in love with Zack whom he fears may not accept his spirituality.
Watch... https://vimeo.com/194239040

Superhomosexuals

Dew Kim & Luciano Zubillaga

2016

Argentina, Uruguay / 14 mins
Cyberspace grows without limits, yet mental time is not infinite. Webcam star Alan do Oro opens up a world to come, where flesh, sexuality and intimacy meet the immense possibilities of cybernetics and the posthuman. Sensuality is in slowness, and the space of information is too extensive and fast to elaborate upon it intensively and deeply. At the point of intersection between electronic science fiction and organic cybertime lies the fundamental matter of contemporary porn.

Swap

?

2016

China

Sweet Night

Jessie Short

2016

Canada / 6 mins
Andy is a young Métis woman living in a big city. When a friend invites Andy to accompany her to a large city park where she introduces Andy to sweet grass, it sparks a night of surprising exploration and self-discovery, ultimately reconnecting Andy with her Indigenous roots.

Swing Maniacs Genova

Max Pitruzzella and Thomas Blacharz

2016

Watch...https://youtu.be/2h6OBEExq0k

Swing Set

Heather Hutton

2016

9 mins
Swing Set is an unrequited love story about a struggling artist and her wealthy ex-girlfriend who try to rekindle their failed relationship, but they can’t due to a power struggle over socioeconomic differences.
Trailer...https://vimeo.com/182498502

Swirl

Ryan Logan

2016

USA / 7 mins
SWIRL is the story of a boy's first crush told through dance, exploring the journey your mind takes the first time you touch someone you love.

Takae, the Forest of Life

 ?

2016

Watch...https://youtu.be/Vun5jCn1DBw

Take Me to Church

Dew Kim & Luciano Zubillaga

2016

UK / 8 mins
In Take Me to Church, electronic cyberspace connects a sadomasochist experience with Christian practice: a man exploring voluntary kidnapping becomes confused between fear and sexual pleasure. He realizes that his sexual desire is a kind of death and the ceremony is sacred. For George Bataille, religious sensibility always links desire closely with terror, intense pleasure and anguish. We see an energy in the story which, when harnessed to a devotion to something or someone, gives the devotee, the submissive, the masochist, the martyr, an ability to do something special, to step outside the limitations of the human.
Watch...https://vimeo.com/167665099

Talk it Out: No More Gay Shame

Vince Pellegrino

2016

USA / Documentary
Brings light to stories about growing up LGBTQ.

Talking Too Loud

Abel Rubinstein

2016

Music Video
Watch...https://youtu.be/yRvJtkr37zA

Tango

 

?

2016

France / 4 mins
One night in Paris, I saw those two women dancing a tango. Music by Kovacs

Taz’s Story

Headspace / String Theory /  Elle Marsh

2016

Australia / 4 min
Taz Clay speaks about his experience growing up. Taz shares his struggles with drugs and alcohol, grief and identity, and how he came out the other side with a new outlook on life.

Tell Me Why You Obsess Me / Dis moi pourquoi tu m'obsèdes

Naima Chebahi

2016

France / 3 minutes 28 seconds |Music Video|
Man, woman; black, white; straight, gay... We are all the same constantly fighting between our dark side and the light in us

Telton 7

Glen Fellman

2016

USA / 12 min
Watch... https://vimeo.com/177735107

TGF: Marathon Gay Sex For Manly Men

Johnny Chiba

2016

USA / 3 mins
Kneepad Nikki, Doc Octocock and Joe Testículo created TFG’s self titled album during the summer of 2015. Dicks were sucked, bagels were eaten and hits were created. The lead single, ‘Marathon Gay Sex For Manly Men’ was recorded first; followed by 9 other homoerotic hymns. Joe explains, ‘I saw potential audiences for TFG that Nikki was unable to see; queercore, grindcore, electronic music, even Howard Stern fans. I also pointed out the similarities between TFG and the movie Bruno, which made millions of dollars for its studio and star. We’re not aiming that high; but the money coming in from downloads and streaming should cover our lube and condom bills for the year.’
Watch… https://youtu.be/0GZd5sYhEmw

Thank You

Noel Alejandro

2016

Trailer...https://vimeo.com/164550642

The 100 Blows

Gabrielle Lenhard

2016

USA / 3 Min

How to give a perfect blow job? 

The Bench

Harrison J. Bahe

2016

USA / 8 mins
The Bench follows the rise and fall of a modern day relationship across a span of one year.
Watch... https://youtu.be/kccTRp4h-AQ

The Boy Who Was Born A Girl

?

2016

16-year-old Jon is a typical teenage boy in all respects except one: he was born a girl. Suffering from gender dysphoria, 'The Boy Who Was Born A Girl' follows Jon's journey as he decides to make a dramatic change into transitioning from a girl into a boy.
Watch...https://youtu.be/SLINZ5iA8nY

The Cable Guy

Noel Alejandro

2016

Spain / 16 min
Produced and shot in Barcelona, the film has 16 minutes of incredibly hot sex, flowering from the most deep desires. The silence, tension and the stunning close ups are printmarks of the director’s effervescent work.
Trailer...https://vimeo.com/176732272

The Call of the Void

Four Chambers

2016

UK / 14 Min
Watching someone you love have sex with someone else: Security, uncertainty, love, sex. 

The Closet

Zameer Kamble

2016

 

The Confession

Hsuan-Chi Kuo

2016

25min

The Crash Pad Behind The Scenes: Viceroy & Munnin 

Shine Louise Houston

2016

USA; 8 min. 
Get a behind-the-scenes peek of trans couple Viceroy and Munnin chatting post-scene at the Crash Pad. Their silliness and clear affection for each other will leave you smiling just as much as the scene will leave you feeling steamy!

The Cutting Room

Chad Hylton

2016

USA / 7 mins
“Cutting room” explores the difference between movie love and the reality of love.
Watch... https://youtu.be/0cCZGSDXKBA

The Daughter I Never Had

Tommy Cowell

2016

UK / 5 min
A lady meets a charming drag queen on Canal Street in Manchester and she complains about age and stuff…sometimes it is not a bad idea to talk to “strangers”.
Watch...https://vimeo.com/175435974

The Driver

Matthew Baren

2016

China | 18 mins
A woman sets out one night from her home in the city on an erratic and ill-fated journey to the seaside, engaging in a series of violent confrontations with the people she encounters along the way - and in the process questioning our sense of safety, desire, truth and purpose in life.

The Encounter / Encuentro

Diana Elizabeth Castellanos (Gabrielle Esteban)

2016

Ecuador / 11 mins
Diana was born in the Chinese year of the water dog and Gabrielle was born in the year of the metal tiger. Diana is from Colombia and Gabrielle from Ecuador. Two very different people: but together they confront social prejudice, gender violence and their own fears, discovering that to be happy, no road is obvious.

The Entanglement

Nicole Thorsley

2016

Canada / 5 mins
The story of Andrea, a young scientist, who creates a machine that allows her to send messages to herself from an alternate reality. Through the process she discovers the life she could have led and the dangers that arise from her choices.

The Faces of Noua Dreaptă

?

2016

Romania / 22 mins
There are few but vocal, chanting the same ideas. They wear military clothes, but march with religious icons in their hands. They love God, but hate war refugees. They say they are defending their country, but some have already broken laws. They are known as Noua Dreapta. Currently they are a political party. You may recognize them on the streets where, inspired by radical ideas, they seek an identity. They are rebelling against ethnic Hungarians, against homosexuals against immigrants -- whenever they are not rebelling against each other.
Watch... https://youtu.be/F79lz0bhh8g

The Garden of Loved Ones

Janette López

2016

Mexico / 6:49
Blanca, a young woman searches far and wide for a beloved person in Mexico. She meets a little girl on her journey, who guides her in the right direction. The reunion turns out to be bittersweet and Blanca has a tough decision to make.

The Gay Agenda

Tanner Fell, Marissa Blair

2016

11 mins
Watch... https://vimeo.com/167673215

The Hardest Word

Nev Brook & Emily McDonald

2016

UK | 7 min
George Montague is fighting for an apology over his arrest in 1974 under anti gay laws. This is his story…
Watch...https://vimeo.com/212966747

The Horseman & The Body

Wu Meng Han

2016

China

The Long Haul

Amy Enser

2016

USA / 120 mins
THE FULL MONTY meets the (very) Wild West in this interactive live performance and experimental documentary featuring six “average joes” baring their souls—and then some. The film follows the visionaries behind Seattle’s Moulin Rouge–inspired cabaret club, Can Can, who set out to reimagine the male revue. The result is the Buckaroos: a theatrical cowboy-western variety show. Beneath the cowboy hats and bedazzled thongs, the documentary also explores themes of masculinity and sexuality through the vulnerabilities of each Buckaroo. As you’ll see on screen—and in person—in this unique performance and screening, it’s gonna be one heck of a wild ride!
Trailer...https://vimeo.com/157074055

The Most Hateful Small Town In America?

?

2016

The documentary The Most Hateful Small Town in America? follows a gay man as he travels to Harrison, Arkansas, a town with a bad reputation for bigotry cloaked in a gown of pious Christianity. He discovers that while there are people there trying to change both the town and people’s thoughts about it, you don’t even have to scratch the surface to find racism, homophobia, anti-semitism, islamophobia and just about ever other flavour of hate you can imagine. Indeed, the national director of the Knights of the Ku Klux Klan has his office nearby.
Trailer...https://vimeo.com/166747716

The Need / Potrzeba

Wojciech Olchowski

2016

Poland / 5′
Każdy czegoś potrzebuje. Zazwyczaj czegoś innego…
Bohater filmu odkrywa czego tak naprawdę pragnie od niego dwójka jego przyjaciół.
Watch...https://vimeo.com/203862498

The Neighbourhood

Raymi Sambo

2016

15 mins
The Neighbourhood is a story about a black man that moves into an upper-class neighbourhood together with a young blond girl. The neighbours are suspicious about the very intimate way the man carries on with the girl.

The Obstacle Course

Ben Briand

2016

Short film created for LGBT // Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender Inter-association.
Watch... https://vimeo.com/160372467

The Offering / Ofiarowanie

Konrad Bloch

2016

Poland / 14 mins
A young priest is not ready to teach about love. Firstly he has to understand what love really means for him.

The Outer Rim

Ryan Steele and Amy Goodmurphy

2016

USA / 5mins
After the events of Episode VII, General Leia stops at The Outer Rim bar for a drink to help her forget all her problems.
Watch...https://youtu.be/TcqOX3TMiIU

The Peculiar Kind

Alexis Casson

2016

USA / 19 mins
Based on the web series of the same name this illuminating documentary candidly explores the lives and experiences of queer women of color with eye-opening and unscripted conversations. Expanding on the conversations and discussions raised in the series Alexis Casson’s film explores race, religion, community, queers in the media and much more.
Watch...https://youtu.be/opgOEdEaBYo

The Personal Things 

Reina Gossett

2016

USA / 3 min.
Miss Major Griffin-Gracy gets animated and speaks words of wisdom everyone should hear.
Watch...https://vimeo.com/192223519

The Phantasmagoria of Offense: The Male Version 

Jess Irish

2016

USA / 7 min.

An animated lyric about the costs of censorship.
Watch… https://vimeo.com/165605346   

The Raccoon

Tang Shi

2016

China, Taiwan | 69 mins
There are too many memories to talk about in our youth, too many unexplicable feelings. Fortunately you are by my side. We met in our wonderful age, this must be a miracle that God arranged.

The Secret Story : How Medical Marijuana was Re-Legalized in the

Brian Applegarth

2016

USA / 16 min

The true story of one of our community's genuine heroes, Dennis Peron, who, along with many dedicated supporters, risked incarceration repeatedly in their decades-long campaign to make medical marijuana available to all kinds of ailing people, especially people afflicted with AIDS. 
Watch… https://youtu.be/1YRxfa_b2Sk  

The Story of Ziggy

Samora Mabuya

2016

South Africa / 5 mins
The Story of Ziggy briefly outlines the life of a woman in mid-transition to becoming a man, exploring the challenges of black South African gender identity in a complex youth society.
Watch...https://vimeo.com/193574851

The Things We Did and Didn’t Do

Elizabeth Martin

2016

An exploration and an exercise in learning: learning how to be autonomous, learning how to make videos, learning how hormones affect life. Filmed during the filmmaker’s first months on testosterone, this film hopes to document the life of a person who is transmasculine, who is an ex-gay cowboy. This film posits traditional transition narratives are much more subtle than contemporary language and science can convey.

The Thinking Body

Kadambari Shivaya

2016

India / 81’
La danza è lo stato dell’essere che trascende il proprio fisico, che scaturisce in stati profondi di menti risonanti in uno spettro senza tempo. Le forme di danza classica indiana forniscono un mezzo perfetto per le interazioni di emozioni in totale armonia, indipendentemente dal tempo, dallo spazio e dal sesso.

The Tie That Binds

Lanchi Le

2016

USA / 22 min
After the death of her father, Allison must come back home to a mother who sent her away to a conversion therapy camp. Allison and Lorene must find a new balance between them after death and must struggle through the reality of the betrayal that costed Allison her identity.
Watch...https://vimeo.com/171848527

The Transgender Widow

Cressandra Thibodeaux

2016

USA
“The transgender widow”, a feature-length documentary, follows Nikki Araguz-Loyd and her court case from 2010 – 2015, as she battles to be recognized as her deceased husband’s spouse in the State of Texas. The film begins in 2010, when Nikki Araguz is denied the benefits of her deceased husband, a firefighter killed in the line of duty, because Nikki was born a male.
Trailer...https://vimeo.com/178106893

The Visionists of Boston

Josh Kastorf

2016

USA / 16 mins
The Visionists were a small circle of young artists that were meeting in a “queer kind of place” in the Boston area in the 1890s. Though the group has nearly been forgotten, its members left an important legacy through the work they created and the people they inspired.
Watch...https://vimeo.com/181954573

Three

Henger Lin

2016

Watch... https://vimeo.com/179195448

Three Minses with Myself

Chen Qiu

2016

 

Through Gay Eyes

Connor Crosby

2016

USA / 33 mins
“Through Gay Eyes” is a film project that gives a voice — a veritable revelation — to the embedded furtive lifestyle of gays. This documentary film will encompass personal stories that tap every realm of life and social context. ”Through Gay Eyes” extends beyond “coming out” stories and delivers a profound realization that there still exists a silent and stifling vein in our society. Gay partners, parents and individuals tell their stories and rip the veil – emblazoning a promise toward our perpetual path of the Civil Rights Movement. “Through Gay Eyes” wrestles with poignant and consuming questions that affect every member of society — bringing forth the invisible into a tangible piece of reality.
Watch...https://vimeo.com/167330081

Tigger!

Marvin Wayne

2016

 

Spain / 10 mins
Tigger! it's one of the outstanding personalities of the new burlesque that has reappeared in the off-off Broadway in New York. Second part of the burlesque series started with "Dirty Martini". 

Till Death Tear Us Apart

Chen Peng

2016

China
After his grandfather dies, Liu Yusheng is left without his inheritance and has to work as a teacher in a small school. During the troubled times of the civil war, he meets Zhou Yaohua, an old friend and classmate from school.
Watch...https://youtu.be/Ghp0nGWaDNE

Tiptoeing

Matanel Lustig and Yarden Kashtan

2016

Israel / 10 mins
Eliezer Leibowitz is an ultra Orthodox Jew. Eliezer is torn between his religious beliefs, and his sexual inclinations and hobbies, which he hides under the bed.
When he sees an advertisement for a dancing audition, he decides to sign up under the name "Eli". During his dance he is able to break through his religious world, but does he really want to pass the audition?

To Have You Here

Jen Ackerman

2016

USA / 14 min
Toni and Joe Fiore have been devout Catholics all their lives. However, when their lesbian granddaughter moves in, the grandparents have to reconcile their lifelong religious ideologies along with their unconditional love for their granddaughter. Told over one weekend, the three get to know each other while taking care of life's mundane tasks. All in the name of empathy, Toni, Joe, and Jen make it work.
Trailer...https://youtu.be/5EIZeP75S3k

Todo sexo es político

Antonella Centurion

2016

Argentina / 22 mins

Too Wide

Moyin Saka

2016

UK / 7 mins
This deceptively simple film has many layers. Cleverly shot through a surveillance camera, it references the feelings of being under constant social scrutiny that many trans people and cis women feel. Travis Alabanza demands the right of freedom from the gender binary through spoken word narration. I loved this film – how many times have we dressed to go out and faced the world feeling good, feeling sharp, on a high, to then step out into the street and be ridiculed or asked to defend our choice of expression?
Watch...https://youtu.be/FvUHs19s_Xg

Touch

Mischa Badasyan

2016

Germany
Watch...https://vimeo.com/178876570

Tournures

Sebastien de Buyl

2016

Belgium | 8min
In another social setting where gender is reversed, a man tries to free himself from a torrent of prejudice, alienation and stigma. Embodying emancipation, claiming sexual equality.
Trailer...https://vimeo.com/182868834

Trans Diary Contemplation Series - #1 Voldemort

Alvis Choi

2016

Transness and transition - what does it mean to the artist as a non-binary trans creature?
Watch...https://vimeo.com/148134256

Trans Etherium

Aja Pop and Joseph Liatela

2016

A film about metamorphosis, in which the artist embodies a human-like creature enduring a tormented birth, who overcomes bondage from a world not made for them. The artist undergoes multiple forms of rope bondage and a progression of physical transformation–symbolizing both the emotional limitations and safety of remaining closeted. Drawing a parallel to the artist’s experience of deferring medical transition and the pain of becoming other.

Transgender Life in Slovenia

Michelle Emson

2016

Slovenia / 39 mins
You may be shocked and touched when you hear these interviews with a few of the estimated 6,000 transgender, gender-nonbinary, gender-neutral, and gender-non-normative people in Slovenia. Some of those featured are activists, yet all reveal what it is like to live open, authentic lives in the face of conservative standards of gender, fear of abandonment, and comprehensive cultural invisibility. This engaging film heightens the visibility of transgender people in Slovenia, who ignore the ever-present pressure to remain closeted and inspire others to live their lives freely. 

Transitioning: Transgender Children

Olivier Semonnay

2016

Spain / 52 mins
In a series of frank and revelatory interviews, Oliver and Montserrat take an incisive look into the lives of trans and gender-nonconforming people, ranging in age from eight to young adulthood. Their cinematic approach to documentary storytelling draws in the viewer with alluring visuals that enliven the oral histories of individuals and families navigating their way through uncharted territory. Sharply edited, this briskly paced film embarks upon a journey down the many eddies in a pool of gender identities.
Trailer...https://vimeo.com/199130495  

TransParent

Adel Clemente

2016

After ten years abroad, a sudden death in the family compels a trans woman to return home and see her son for the first time as herself.
Philippines
Watch...https://youtu.be/VnyVERZ_MkM

Trigeni III: The Mother

Agapi Kousten

2016

Greece

Trio du Turfu / Threesome from the Future

Fulvio Balmer Rebullida

2016

Switzerland / 2 mins
A young man is eating his McDonald on a beach populated by penguins and sea lions. Suddenly, one of the Sea Lions starts to rape a penguin. The young man will then quickly finish his cheeseburger and get involved into this.

Tunnel of colors / Tunel Koloretsua

Deiane Moreno

2016

Basque Country / 11′
Miren is preparing her wedding. One day she meets an old friend from university. An encounter that will lead to know herself.

Two

Carlos Marroquin

2016

Finland / 6’28
Two men work their feelings in a woodshop.

Two

Rotem Plitman

2016

Israel / 13 mins
Ellie, an insecure teenage girl finds herself spending time in the company of the lead singer of a band she admires. The two's relationship develops over the course of the night.

Um Brinde

João Vigo

2016

Brazil
Elias sempre evitou ir a enterros e velórios. Até o dia em que Cacau exigiu a presença do amigo em seu próprio enterro.
Trailer... https://vimeo.com/187080912

Um café

Clarissa Rebouças

2016

Brazil
Stuck to a recent past, Vicky's memories still live with her. Trailer... https://vimeo.com/185701219

Un Nuevo Error

Jesús Miguel Pedraza Madrid

2016

México / 37´
Trailer...https://vimeo.com/161668571

Unconditional Love

?

2016

Web series exploring the ups and downs of modern day romance between a gay, black couple.
Watch...https://youtu.be/AjcCNK9rZVU

Uncontrolled Love

?

2016

Shu Nian (Wang Bowen) lived in an orphanage until he was adopted by Xie Yan (Meng Rui) and became his page boy (servant that studies and plays with the master’s children). When Xie Yan returns from studying abroad he discovers that Nian is in love with him. Adapted from the chinese BL novel “Force Majeure” by Lan Lin.

Under the Same Moon / A Mesma Lua

Victor Oslo

2016

Brazil | 12 mins
Some friends are planning to humiliate André, who is openly gay, at the graduation ceremony. Will Van be honest and come out?
Watch... https://youtu.be/uLtivGKrCPo  

Unsteady

David Javier

2016

X Ambassador’s emotional track ‘UNSTEADY’ perfectly underscores a couple at their breaking point. “UNSTEADY” speaks to everyone who’s contemplated walking away from a love that may or may not be worth fighting for.
Watch...https://youtu.be/GsVXnCGij5o

Untitled

Jespa Jacob Smith

2016

Germany | 3’
The difficulties to navigate the world when the labels society gives you are annoying, restraining, painful and threatening.

Us

Avery Archie

2016

USA /  10 mins
This comedic web series explores the lives of Joshua and Avery, a unique duo in Los Angeles, as they explore Uber, exercise, and privilege.

Vacio/a

Carmen Rojas Gamarra

2016

Peru, Spain / 5 mins
Vacío/a is an experimental piece that speaks of a sentimental breakup, told through an IKEA catalogue. What happens with the objects, once bought? What people do they arrive to, and what stories do they become a part of?
Trailer… https://youtu.be/5AjM6bkZ_qE

Vague

Mariah Garnett

2016

USA / 5 mins
"What are you looking at?" You'll never quite be sure in Dynasty Handbag's hilarious send-up of Madonna's magnum opus, recast in a semi-professional queer art context where no afternoon hike is what it seems…
Watch...https://vimeo.com/175141849

Variations on Breathing

Jean Carlo Ramirez

2016

4 mins
How can we embrace our true selves amid an ocean of false social constructs and unconscious biases? Borrowing from Vrijmoet’s “Non-Ordinary Reality” painting series and Le Boeuf's compositions for prepared piano, “Variations on Breathing” leads the viewer from the deep sleep of unknowing through a physical and moral struggle to free the self. Metaphors for transformation are explored through the lens of Ramirez's immersive maximalist cinematography, improvised movement, the shedding of aqueous skin, and the transition from full immersion in water to surfacing for air.
Watch... https://youtu.be/3jNCGJYZnxs

Vat Do You Vahnt For Bwekfas?

Jibz Cameron

2016

USA / 3 mins / Music Video
Dynasty Handbag returns to Outfest in camp and abject glory with this comic music video about the way today's choices prepare us for having no future choice.

Vibrator

Wes Chew

2016

Canada | 5 min
Two women play out the power dynamic in their relationship in a supernatural way.
Watch...https://vimeo.com/155339252

Vicarious

Dan Windsor

2016

Two grieving friends exchange haunting visions of an impending outbreak, in which a mandatory skin suit uploads every bodily sensation to a government cloud.
Trailer...https://vimeo.com/176898559

Vildman – Bambino Selvaggio

Alexi Carpentieri

2016

A real story of a young Swedish guy who built his “realm” on sex. An extreme ride showing freedom, youth and the power of sex.

Virginia Woolf’s Personal Assistant

Carly Usdin

2016

UK / 3 mins
Watch...https://youtu.be/HGtan19QjoQ

Vivien.Liebe.

Stefan-Manuel Eggenweber

2016

Germany / 13 mins
When a baby gets underway in a threesome, the only question there is to answer, is whether all of them can refrain from being selfish and give love to multiple people simulaniously.
Trailer...https://vimeo.com/175885074

Wait Up

Louisa Fielden

Prinze George

2016

USA / 4’
Watch...https://youtu.be/QPYICtFLBeY

Wanker

Grace Blick

2016

4 mins
In pursuit of the perfect relationship, a girl purchases a synthetic version of herself from the cloning company ‘U2U’. Although it would seem the pair are the most compatible match, soon the clone becomes more comfortable in the world than her original and begins to outgrow the life she was created to live.

Warning Shot

Tina Takemoto

2016

USA | 10m
One death. Three versions of the crime. James H. Wakasa, a 63-year-old Japanese American bachelor, was shot to death by military police at Topaz internment camp during World War II. Was it justifiable homicide, an accidental fatality, or second-degree murder? This queer experimental film essay uses the Rashomon effect to juxtapose three conflicting accounts regarding the circumstances and cause of his death.
Trailer...https://vimeo.com/142545992

We are Gamily 

Zero Chou

2016

Taiwan / 129mins
Wu Gang lives in Chengdu with his partner, Sam, where “Marriages of Convenience” are commonly used by the LGBT community in China.
Trailer...https://youtu.be/-bGrmB755kU

What’s in a Label?

Rob Eagle

2016

UK / 6 mins
WDIYFF veteran Rob Eagle returns with a new film exploring the relationship between labels and generations. We get to see three pairs of intergenerational LGBTQs debate how the language we’ve used to identify ourselves has developed and changed over the years.

White Nights

Mark Thiedeman

2016

USA | 70 min
The classic love story by Fyodor Dostoevsky is transposed to a world of glittering dance floors and neon lights in the second feature by Arkansas filmmaker Mark Thiedeman.  WHITE NIGHTS is a pseudo-musical, queer adaptation of a tale of love at first sight and all the inexplicable, operatic confusion it brings.  As a hopeless daydreamer falls for a mysterious young man obsessed with his former lover, he finds himself compelled to help — and in doing so, falls madly in love.

Who We Are

Raphael Niederhauser

2016

Germany | 7 min
Jonas is bullied at school. But he tries to ignore it – telling himself that it is not that bad. What should happen at the end? But when the relation to he boyfriend starts to be affected, he has to decide between standing up for love and staying a victim.
Watch...https://youtu.be/UbJV5wCN2qg

Why We March

Dina Boyer

2016

This is a preview trailer for a documentary about the history and meaning of San Francisco’s annual Trans March. Archival footage will be mixed with interviews of folks who go to the Trans March. The finished documentary titled “Why We March” will highlight the symbolism, the sounds, the people, the issues and the diversity of the Trans March in San Francisco.

Won’t the Real Transformer Please Stand Up?

Namita Aavriti & Gee Imaan Semmalar

2016

India |6’| Hindi
A superhero film about trans* lives.
Watch...https://youtu.be/p6eM0S1P0yI

Xanh

Sal Tran

2016

Xanh’s main goal is to save up money for top surgery. Their mother is a garment seamstress who polices Xanh’s gender presentation and performance through the creation of feminine clothes. As their mom starts to criticize what they choose to wear, Xanh experiences a series of nightmares and finds their dreams literally shattered.

Y, Laura

?

2016

A self-absorbed young woman has an awakening encounter one night with Safi, a refugee.

Yandaixie Street No.10

Shu Qing

2016

China | 20 min
A love story between a writer (Liang Ze) and a pet shop owner (Hang Hang), based on a novel by Jian Zou Pian Feng.
Watch...https://youtu.be/M-Zf4ls14KY

Yaoi

Lotte Nielsen

2016

Denmark  / 13 mins
YAOI is a film created with a group of young people from LGBT Youth, who are growing up on the outskirts of Copenhagen. In response to their isolation of the village, they gather in an abandoned cinema where you sense the young people ́s love in the framework of the decay of the cinema.
Trailer...https://vimeo.com/171937831

Yes, Jesus Loves Me

Jayden Marre

2016

Yes, Jesus Loves Me explores the life of Frosty, a young Christian with same-sex attraction. He discusses his belief in God, views on Christians in the media, doubts and struggles as a gay Christian and Jesus’ love for all people. The film also features two Christians and an ex-Christian who present their experiences with Christianity and Homosexuality.
Watch...https://vimeo.com/188810575

You Say You Love Me

Quinton Lavery

2016

South Africa / 4 min
Watch...https://youtu.be/Jj1Xfzf6FmU

You, Me, Us

Danylo Hauk

2016

USA
Elizabeth keeps her biggest secret locked in a room until he tries to break free.

Ysa Yaneza – “Tea”

Bart

2016

USA / 4′ / Music Video
Watch... https://youtu.be/Xl7AeQqGSzY