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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...

2017 - UPDATED: 18 December 2017

Most of these films are currently playing the festival circuit...

This page is constantly checked and updated...when a film gets an IMDb entry it will be automatically entered into the main CGiii Database.

If your film is in this list...you can submit it yourself through the submissions page...here


 

16mm Scratchings

Tama Tk Sharman-Favell

2017

Australia / 2 min

Scratchings on 16mm film stock.

17

Tyler Ham Pong

2017

USA/ 4 mins / Music Videos

A queer themed music about a broken love story.
Watch... https://vimeo.com/209128941

3guzica Intro

Marina Mutak

2017

 

Croatia / 56 mins
Three little characters are in search of a planet more suitable for their wishes. May the gods save them on the miraculous journey!

A dança do fim do mundo

Adriel Nizer Silva

2017

Brazil / 5′

Os olhos rasgam os corpos através de sedução e julgamento. 

A Long Line of Glitter

Asten Holmes-Elliott

2017

UK / 15 mins
A short film created by LGBT Age community members and a rare chance to witness the unique perspective of people who have lived through changes we now take for granted.

A Partida

Fábio Bernardo

2017

Portugal / 15 mins
A couple is on verge of breaking up, due to one of the partners is going abroad.
Trailer... https://vimeo.com/172909186

A Queering of Memory: Parts 1 & 2

Timothy Smith

2017

UK / 14'
Distortions of history and narrative truth across distance and experience are called into question in this reflective essay film on queering of historical and cultural memory.
PART ONE: OONAGH. A queer re-interpretation of the folklore surrounding the landscape of The Giant’s Causeway in Northern Ireland.
PART TWO: MARY.  A family feud across continents and time.

A.M.O.R. (Ante mucho odio Revolución)

Florencia Cárdenas, Juan Zaldua

2017

Argentina / 10 mins

Absolument Trans

Claire Duguet & Stéphanie Cabre

2017

Canada / 52 mins
What does it mean to be transgender? How did the trans rights movement come about? What progress has there been made, and what is there still to be done? Absolutely Trans gives us a detailed history...

Acid Soda

Carolina Cavalli

2017

Italy / 10'
A ballerina and her mouse-lover reunite in a truly queer fable.

Adaminaby or Marginalian Capital Territory

Kermie Breydon

2017

Australia / 5 min

An exploration of the Australia Capital Territory as layers of shifting emphasis, animated in highlighter across reclaimed poetry collections.

Afronte

Bruno Victor, Marcus Azevedo

2017

Brazil / 16 mins
Ficção e documentário se cruzam para mostrar o processo de transformação e empoderamento de Victor Hugo, um jovem negro e gay, morador da periferia do Distrito Federal. Seu relato se mistura aos depoimentos de outros jovens, cujas histórias revelam diferentes formas de resistência, encontradas em discursos de valorização do negro gay.

After Erection

Leung Man Kei Maggie

2017

Hong Kong / 20 mins
Alan and Ben clicked right away at their first encounter. They leave to look for an hourly hotel to have sex but with it being Saturday night, those hotels are busy. As the two looked for hotels and flirted with each other, they wandered around streets and alleys in Hong Kong. From thinking about lust to talking about love, they grew to know each other more, which begs the question: does it really matter to have sex or not at this moment?

Aguas templadas

Viktoria Martín

2017

Argentina / 5 mins

Ahmed e Itzhak

Manuel Aranda Martínez

2017

Spain / 24 mins
Cuando dos pueblos hacen la guerra, en un pequeño punto de luz visto desde la estratosfera de esas dos zonas en conflicto dos personas de diferentes bandos hacen el amor.

Ainda Não

Julia Leite

2017

Brazil / 21 mins
Nos dias que precedem seu aniversário, Marina recebe a visita de sua mãe.

Al mismo son

Gian Carlos Toledo

2017

Spain / 5′
Watch...https://youtu.be/b3A16-TkTiM

Alan

Isabella Iampieri

2017

USA
An animated interview with my little brother about his experiences as a trans kid. Completed as a senior thesis project at the Rochester Institute of Technology.

Alpha

Oron Golan

2017

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

Always Love

Brenna Perez

2017

USA / Web Series
In celebration of Pride, "Always Love" is a three-part documentary series by WeWork profiling New York-based LGBTQI creators.
Watch... https://vimeo.com/226002056 & https://vimeo.com/223636928

American Folk 

Matthew Lax

2017

USA / 24 mins
A movie of file images without file images. A study in aphorisms: Tropics sad, Elian Gonzalez, Master paintings without attribution, artifacts mal-atribuídos throughout the history of denim. Trying to understand the creation and collapse of culture through specific objects and stories presented in narrative form; Signs, myths and legacy are questioned and reviewed.

Amnésie

Yvan Megal

2017

Belgium / 4 mins
Two people in a restaurant move to a quiet room to talk. Though they have been talking to each other during the evening, one can't remember the name of the other one.

Amsterdam

Sam Langshaw

2017

Australia / 11 mins
Matt's night takes an unexpected turn as he hits it off with a handsome stranger at the farewell party of his best friend. An Australian short film about first romance and coming out of your shell.
Watch... https://youtu.be/N5jQzco_Tp4

Angel

Yarin Segal

2017

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

Antitretenimiento Reflux

 ?

2017

USA / 10 mins
Mockumental basados en performances y rituales eco-queers.

Anya Kneez - A Queen in Beirut

Mohamad Abdouni

2017

Lebanon / 10 min
Anya Kneez is an Arab Drag Queen who left Brooklyn in the Summer of 2012, after 23 years in America, and moved back home to live with her parents in Beirut, Lebanon. Five years later, at 28, Anya still struggles with the values of a Middle Eastern society that remains unable to accommodate her lifestyle. The short form documentary offers a glimpse into the life of the boy who brought Drag from the slums of Brooklyn to the clubs of Beirut.
Watch... https://vimeo.com/224114015

Aria

Emilie Jouvet

2017

France / 60’
Shot entirely on smartphones and set against the backdrop of the conservative backlash to France’s 2012 bill to legalize same-sex marriage, Aria is about individual voices accompanying one another to convey the complicated melody of LGBTQ parenthood. Beginning with poetic detachment – the alarm clocks and track squeals of a life lived for procreation, the radio blather and homophobic protests of the vocally small-minded, the blood drops of a miscarriage – the film emerges into an intimate series of portraits that personalize the political. Interviewees across the spectrum of age and gender lean over the director’s belly and speak their truths about such issues as their desire (or lack thereof) to become a parent, adoption, fertility issues, and the Kafkaesque bureaucracy of insemination. What emerges is so much more powerful than the screams of a crowd. It’s the multivalent voice of understanding. – Michael Belcher
Vouloir un enfant est un désir partagé par des millions de personnes, quels que soit leur genre ou leur orientation sexuelle.
Oui mais..en France, quand on est lesbienne, gay ou trans, comment fait-on pour devenir parent alors que les lois nous en empêchent ?
Trailer...https://vimeo.com/232351069

Arif - My Kite in a Hurricane

Bastian Lorig

2017

Germany / 22 mins
Trailer... https://vimeo.com/189053634

Arrival/Departure

Emily Ritchie

2017

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

Audrey

Jonathan Lemire

2017

 

Canada / 11 mins
The turbulence of the past resurfaces when a young adult must relearn how to communicate with their dying mother. For Audrey, this is her last chance to prove that love goes beyond gender and to tell her what she has always been, he daughter.

Aujourd’hui rien

Christophe Pellet

2017

France / 70′
Adaptation libre des journaux intimes de deux écrivains : Cesare Pavese et Jean-Luc Lagarce. Tous deux eurent un destin tragique : l’un se suicida après une déception sentimentale, l’autre est mort du Sida. Le film relève les échos entre leurs écrits et leurs vies.
Trailer...https://vimeo.com/220926105

Awful Gays

Mark Keane

2017

USA / 4 mins / Web Series
Maurice and Kenny accuse a young, happy, newly-engaged couple of being threatened by their relationship… 
Watch... https://vimeo.com/216051265

Azúcar

Luna Merbruja

2017

Israel / 9.5 min.

Beauty Building 

Benoît Bargeton

2017

France / 6 mins
lise is a young graphic designer employed in a photomontage agency.
Her time is spent reshaping the appearence of models on the covers of magazines such as COSMOPOLITAN, and presenting the seniors to appear about fifteen years younger for insurance purposes.
She does not get a lot of job satisfaction and meanwhile, her boss is giving her a new task,- to reshape her own body on the updated agency contacts page.
Then her mind goes from self doubt to awareness.

Before the World Was Big

Dylan Lalanne-Perkins

2017

USA / 6 mins
In a post-wisdom tooth extract haze, a trans teenager learns of the recent hospitalization of his best friend. He looks back on their years of friendship — documented through voice mail messages, childhood videos, and muddled memories — and wonders how he could have been so oblivious to her issues.
Watch... https://youtu.be/rrp03hVmie4

Before You Was Darkness

Michael (Mish) Rozanov

2017

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

Being Myself

Roni Zidon

2017

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

Blind Date

Thorsten Homberger

2017

Germany / 6 mins

Bloody Flowers

Cleonette Harris; Eileen OBrien

2017

USA / 10 mins
Indulge your inner voyeur by peering in on scenes revolving around fetish, fantasy, and idolization in this BDSM suspense film. 
Trailer... https://youtu.be/uq8cMjKNxM0

Bound

Colin J Murphy

2017

USA / 18 mins / Web Series
Focusing on a Narcotics Enforcement Agency that works to target specific drug dealers and manufacturers intending to impact and reduce street level drug activity, the series follows Jacob Phillips, an out gay agent. Dealing with the notion of what it means to take care of someone else, Jacob tries to find a balance in his feelings of allegiance to his job, a codependent friendship and a new man in his life. In a place where the 'good guys' get to identify how someone defines themselves, Jacob tries to find out if it is even possible to be a hero.
Watch... https://vimeo.com/208034624

Boyfriend

Kyle Krieger

2017

USA / 5 mins
Kyle Krieger:  “When single, I have often encountered partners or friends or people who I was interested in who led me on and entertained my company without disclosing their honest intentions right away. Sometimes they would be in relationships and kept it hidden for a while until they couldn’t any more. I was always so disappointed and sad when I would find out. A part of me understands why they would do that. I too have been in a relationship and was attracted at the newness and flirtation of a new acquaintance. Especially if my relationship was in a downturn or going through a rough patch”.
Watch... https://vimeo.com/236229233

Broken Promises

Hayley Repton

2017

UK / 6 mins | Music Video
Roxie has had a tough past struggling with alcoholism and anger issues. Her workaholic partner Beth has helped her change her ways, however Roxie still faces challenges every day. They endure an intense rollercoaster of a relationship
Watch... https://vimeo.com/196204372

Ça Va

Charlie David

2017

Canada / 4 min / music video
Music video featuring Marc Devigne and Charlie David from the miniseries “Shadowlands”. In the episode titled “Pygmalion Revisited”, Marc Devigne and Charlie David play a couple whose time together is cut short.
Watch... https://vimeo.com/232277898

Cachorro

Gustavo Vinagre

2017

Brazil / 15 mins
Marcelo acaba de ser abandonado pelo namorado, que deixa de responder suas mensagens. Numa tentativa desesperada de chamar a atenção, ele coloca em risco a vida de Greta, cadela de estimação do casal.
Trailer... https://vimeo.com/214849095

Cantando en las azoteas

Enric Ribes

2017

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

Carlie & Doni – “Pussy Protector Spray Commercial”

Doni Carley, Carlie Mantilla

2017

USA / 2′ / Music Video
Watch... https://youtu.be/LX6BT7VLRiw

Caterina

Francesco Corsi

2017

Italy / 15 mins
Work-in-progress of the upcoming documentary about the folksinger Caterina Bueno. A journey to the roots of Italian Folk Music with the images and words of one of its most important figure.

Cavia

Coral Short

2017

Canada / 64 mins / Documentary
Non binary, a gender, two spirit, genderqueer, gender fluid and gender nonconforming identities have always existed, but this program aims to give plenty more space to these communities. We wish to start a new cinematic language in order for us to expand and evolve. Gender clear is one of the first times audiences are seeing an entire bill around these identities. These fun and fearless artists celebrate romance, dance and fashion while exploring the complex struggles and joys of being genderqueer. Transformations and binaries are questioned and answered through radical self love and vivid creative expression.

Chahine

Simon Guélat

2017

France / 23’37
In her small apartment in a Parisian suburb, Chahine throws together the rhythms that will accompany her on stage. This space is hers, and it is the only place where she feels safe. She visits the surrounding areas on Google Street View.

A woman born in the body of a man, she is reminded of her difference every day. And the difficulty of finding her place in the world here goes together with another question: to whom does the city belong?

Dans son petit appartement de la banlieue parisienne, Chahine travaille les sons qui l’accompagneront sur scène. Cet espace est le sien ; c’est le seul où elle se sent en sécurité. Dehors, la ville lui interdit de devenir la femme qu’elle veut être.
Trailer... https://youtu.be/WqA607g5UHU

Challenging Gender Through Ballet

Justine Bo

2017

USA /  5'
Watch...https://vimeo.com/222677695

Chambers

Yaniv Eyal

2017

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

Chef’s Special

Nathan S. Hall

2017

USA / 8 min
Two young men confront their sexuality while waiting for their dinner to arrive.
Watch... https://vimeo.com/229170273

Chicken. Egg

Evan Huang

2017

Taiwan / 29 mins

Chinadoll

Meng Ong

2017

USA / 11 mins
A short documentary short shot on VHS. About a cross dresser who works at NYC East Village’s legendary “Lucky Cheng’s”.

Watch... https://vimeo.com/223928603

Choose

?

2017

Thailand / Web series
Ton and Tawan love each other deeply but their love is tested by Ton's new secretary who seems to be the perfect match for him. Then Tawan starts acting distant and cold towards Ton, pushing him away.

Chosen Family: Stories of Queer Resilience

Nathan Flanagan-Frankl & Tyler Oakley

2017

USA / 13 mins / Web series
The Internet has been a spectacular place for queer people to find people just like them. To discuss some queer topics, I invited some of my favorite LGBTQ+ Internet stars over for brunch & giggly gossip. Safe spaces to have open dialogues make ALL of us better, and listening is just as important as sharing our perspectives.
Watch... https://youtu.be/25zJpra8fD4

Chronic

Mohamed Moe Sabbah

2017

Lebanon / 89 min
Omar, a photographer, has a special experience with death, which he tries to express through a new project. He invites three models to his studio. His "project" is not only about the photos. He spends the day manipulating his visitors, playing with them, provoking them and putting them in danger.  A story of sex, love and trauma in the city of Beirut.

Claudia tocada por la luna

Francisco Aguilar

2017

Chile / 64'
This documentary shows the story of Claudia, a Chilean transsexual matron who remembers the hardest and most difficult moments in which she was discriminated against throughout her life. Claudia is a strong woman who fights against all those setbacks with being able to live and assume the identity that she feels. Throughout this film work tells the story of Claudia, the struggle that had the consequent and the constant missteps that brought life and society that even today excludes those who also consider it so.
Este documental nos muestra la historia de Claudia, una matrona transexual chilena que recuerda los momentos más duros y difíciles en los que fue discriminada a lo largo de su vida. Claudia es una mujer fuerte ya que supo luchar contra todos esos contratiempos con tal de poder vivir y asumir la identidad que ella sentía. A lo largo de este trabajo cinematográfico s cuenta la historia de Claudia, la lucha que tuvo que sufrir y los constantes traspiés que le deparó la vida y la sociedad que aun hoy en día excluye a los que ellos mismos consideran como distintos.
Trailer... https://youtu.be/GbsuAVkocwA

Claveles y Clavelinas

Michel Steinberg

2017

Argentina / 21 mins
Dos artistas retirados que viven en La Casa del Teatro son retratados en su, todavía, vertiginosa cotidianeidad. Cada uno a su forma, funden presente con pasado para sostener sus personajes. Trailer... https://vimeo.com/218973535

Close

Rosane Gurgel

2017

Brazil
O documentário 'Close', da jornalista e cineasta Rosane Gurgel, retrata internos GBT (gays, bissexuais, travestis) no sistema prisional e foi filmado na Unidade Prisional Irmã Imelda Lima Pontes. O filme será lançado no Cinema do Dragão do Mar – Fundação Joaquim Nabuco (sala 1), no dia 30 de janeiro, às 18h, em comemoração ao Dia da Visibilidade Trans.
Trailer... https://youtu.be/MXXLNMWgCHI

Coming Out to Grandma

Jason Zuidema

2017

8 minutes
Charlie has an awkward time trying to come out to his FOX-news watching, Ellen-hating grandma, who has dementia.

Connect

Narges Mohebbi

2017

Canada | 10 min

Convite Vermelho

João Victor Almeida

2017

Brazil / 16′

A rotina com os afazeres domésticos ocupa boa parte das horas da Cristina. Os ruídos desses movimentos ecoam por todos os cômodos vazios da casa. A chegada de um convite inesperado interrompe os seus costumes e a levará para um tocante reencontro repleto de orgulho e saudade.

CorpoStyleDanceMachine

Ulisses Arthur

2017

Brasil / 7 mins
“Ando por mistério, vivo por mistério […]. Nosso corpo é uma máquina, ou cuida ou sabe como é né?” Entre memórias da boate e relatos de resistências cotidianas, Tikal dança e afronta as normas.

Corpsman

Amanda Larsh

2017

USA / 15 mins
After completing her service, Lara recruits a different type of cadet.

Cruising

Sven Hensel

2017

Germany / 14 mins
Stani grows up in the wastelands. Far away from the next city and a gay youth group he discoveres his identity. During nights he meets other men at hidden places, who seek the same as him - until he gets to know a boy named Johannes.
Watch... https://youtu.be/TxyfAJgr560

Crunchinox

Brian Gattas

2017

USA / 6 mins
Down and out Byron Gratis decides to help himself to the things he feels he deserves.

Cursed Love / Amore Maledetto

Alessandro Ruggiero

2017

Italy / 9 mins
L'essere gay, a volte finisce in tragedia, specie quando regna la confusione sulla propria identità sessuale.
Watch... https://vimeo.com/222796542

Dance with the Maidens / Sina Nomakotshana

Thishiwe Ziqubu

2017

South Africa / 25 mins
A people-pleasing girl from a staunchly religious and homophobic family falls in love with her dance partner, and must choose whether to come out of the closet during her traditional Zulu initiation into womanhood, or give up on her lover.
Trailer... https://vimeo.com/148805451

Dandara

Flávia Ayer, Fred Bottrel

2017

Brazil / 14 mins
O assassinato brutal da travesti Dandara Kataryne poderia limitar-se a uma estatística no país que mais mata travestis e transexuais. Porém, o caso ganhou repercussão com a difusão, em redes sociais e aplicativos, de vídeos gravados pelos próprios agressores. Amigos e parentes de Dandara trazem a história não contada sobre o caso que escancarou a violência transfóbica no Brasil.

Darin

Sebastián Freire

2017

Argentina / 14 mins
There is no adversity or misunderstanding that passes through the life of Darin Wixon. The story of an American artist who arrives to Buenos Aires, lives the intense gay night of the city, suffers an illness, and a marriage that ends in a scam: life is art.

Day Dream

Stephen Isaac Wilson

2017

UK / 4' 
This expressive and dreamlike portrait of party founder Kareem Reid explores race, loneliness and community within London’s scenes, and muses on the remaining gulf separating queers from straight privileges in later life, such as financial security.
Watch...https://vimeo.com/228805458

Death of the Innocent

Xennia O’Catherine, Kai Daniels, Calvin Beardemphl, Zoey Luna, Asher Cope

2017

USA / 4 min.
A demon lurks in the shadows of an abandoned building. Will these teens make it out alive?

Derby Diversity: A Westpride Story

Scout Micallef

2017

Australia / 10 min

Westside Derby Dollz (WSDD) welcomes all genders and is Melbourne’s only roller derby league in the West.

Trailer... https://youtu.be/wwCeyFp8avk

Di que sí

?

2017

Mexico / Web series
Watch... https://youtu.be/eR2vIC1hRpM

Dia 1

Matheus Faro, Rafael Bolacha

2017

Brasil / 12 mins
Durante uma entrevista, Luan se recorda do dia em que recebeu seu diagnóstico positivo para HIV. Ali se colocam seus medos, aflições e questionamentos que o fizeram tomar decisões importantes para seguir em frente. Baseado em uma história real.

Diadème, martinet et sentiments

Hubaut Natacha / Balboni Raphaël

2017

Belgium / 16 mins

Diamanti is Forever

Enrico Salvatori

2017

Italy / 15’
An homage to the italian actor Vinicio Diamanti who worked for both cinema and TV together with Franco Enriquez, Enrico Maria Salerno, Giancarlo Cobelli, Manuela Kusterman, Giancarlo Nanni, Memè Perlini, Valeria Moriconi, Vittorio Gassman and Pippo Di Marca.

Ding Dongs

Joseph Baken

2017

USA / 15 mins / Web Series
The adventures of two young missionaries of the church of Jesus Christ of Later Days Saints in the jungle of …Los Angeles. 
Watch...  https://youtu.be/RTXuC0OvQs8

Disoriented / Orientierungslos

Lara Mack

2017

Luxembourg / 32 mins

Orientierungslos (Disoriented) tells the story of two young female students going on a camping trip to discover, in an emotional chaos, that their perception of friendship is very different.
Trailer... https://vimeo.com/199314426

Divina Luz

Ricardo Sá

2017

Brasil / 15 mins
A trajetória de Luz del Fuego, a bailarina naturista que balançou o Brasil nos anos 1950 com seus ideais de nudismo.
Trailer... https://vimeo.com/199596285

Do I Have Boobs Now?

Joella Cabalu, Milena Salazar

2017

Canada / 7 min
In 2015, Victoria-based trans activist Courtney Demone launched the viral online campaign #DoIHaveBoobsNow, in which she posted topless photos of her transition on social media while undergoing hormone replacement therapy. One year later, Demone revisits the global conversation she catalyzed on social media censorship policies and the sexualization of feminine bodies, and reflects on the impacts of being thrust into the critical spotlight as a visible trans activist and queer feminist.
Trailer...https://vimeo.com/229505798

Dolphin Dreams

Kinga Michalska & Winnie Superhova

2017

Canada, Germany | 3’|No dialogue
This playful gender-bending film explores the sensual qualities of a cheap toy.
Watch...https://vimeo.com/236618146

Don’t Love Me

Pretty Vacant Boys

2017

France, UK, Germany / 85’ / porn
Don't Love Me follows 2 twenty something boys in the city of Berlin... Alex and Alexander have sex, then decide to date, explore the city and get to know each other... They party, they kite, they share their secrets... As they become more and more intimate, we wonder: are they falling in love?

Trailer... https://vimeo.com/238427155

Don't Touch Me

Savannah Smith

2017

USA / 15'
Relationships can be hard when you've got a demi.
Trailer...https://vimeo.com/191916694

Doppelgänger Memorandum

Clark Nikolai

2017

Canada; 6 min.
A film-score composer is distracted by a haunted video monitor.

Driver

Thitipan Raksasat 

2017

Thailand / 85 mins
Kade is a beautiful woman and her husband Tae disappears after his business trip to Korea. In order to find her missing husband, she asks for help from her husband’s police friend. Failing to help, Kade decides to find her husband’s driver Mac. Mac drives her to Tae’s office, where she finds out secrets of her husband. She decides to search for the truth. What she doesn’t know is that a secret is awaiting to be revealed that is going to haunt her for the rest of her life.
Trailer... https://youtu.be/LLhC9UvdhQk

Duas Vezes Senzala

Gustavo Pozzatti

2017

Brazil / 25 mins
Meu documentário sobre LGBT's negros e suas vivências já tem data de estreia, pra quem mora em Goiânia é só colar no DIGO hein, pra quem não mora aqui em breve ele será lançado na internet. Curta a página do doc e acompanhe... Trailer... https://youtu.be/1IZXjDRkWtQ

Dyke Problems

Ronnie Zidon

2017

Israel
Watch...https://vimeo.com/225602215

Eileen & I

Sam Pearson

2017

UK / 12 mins
Trailer... https://youtu.be/EtA3QVT3sWM

Einfach Mensch

Gina Wenzel

2017

Trailer...https://vimeo.com/206139884

El orgullo de China

Luis Martínez y Ana Sánchez

2017

Spain

El Polvo Nos Sube al Rostro

Guillermo del Castillo

2017

Chile / 14 min

Electric Dirt

Xander Stewart

2017

USA / 4 mins
This beautiful and lyrical short provides portraits of the proud queers in Appalachia and the rural South, grounding them in place and folk tradition while celebrating the difference they represent.

Elias

Lucas van der Rhee

2017

Netherlands / 13 min
Elias doesn’t feel understood or seen in Ijmuiden where he works at the fishing tackle. He misses his parents after their departure for Turkey. When his brother, Kemal, rents their parents' bedroom, Tom comes to live with them. Seen first as an intruder, Tom turns out to help Elias in his journey to discover himself.
Trailer... https://vimeo.com/200975273

Énfasis, de Historias de VIHda

Pilar Devesa

2017

Spain / 26 mins
En noviembre de 2014 la periodista Pilar Devesa en colaboracio´n con el Comite´ Ciudadano Antisida de la Comunidad Valenciana propone un proyecto comunicativo con el propo´sito de generar contenido documental actualizado, integrador y positivo sobre las personas que conviven con el VIH.   
Trailer: https://youtu.be/H-gRy_I56AY

Estamos Todos Aqui

Barraco da Rosa

2017

Brazil / 22 mins
Rosa nunca foi Lucas. Expulsa de casa, ela precisa de um novo lar. Enquanto busca um lugar no mangue para construir seu barraco, o projeto de expansão da zona portuária avança em direção aos moradores da Favela.
Trailer... https://vimeo.com/230119712

Eternal Love / Amour Eternel

Benjamin Ribeaucourt

2017

France / 51 mins
Nathan and Lucas are together for several years, and they understand they don't fit exactly to each other. Their love will be strong enough to overcome the obstacles ?
Nathan et Lucas sont en couple depuis plusieurs années, et ce dernier prend peu à peu conscience qu’il ne s’agit pas de la vie qu’il souhaite. Lucas va tenter de pimenter le quotidien de son couple. Jusqu’où peut-il aller? 
Watch... https://youtu.be/pEQALW2nVIg

Etxera Bidean

Xabier Madariaga

2017

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

Everything Must Go, mon amour

Jocelyn Roy

2017

 

Canada / 9 mins
The existential angst of a young intellectual, when he and his boyfriend witness the destruction of the neighbourhood movie theater where their love story was born.

Existence

Jenny Larsson Wallin

2017

Sweden / 15 mins
Pims girlfriend Dani, has cancer. New daily routine consists of anxiety and fear. Pim is tired and broken but she has to be strong, because she is not the one who is sick. The film gives perspective on how difficult situations affect more people than just those directly exposed.

Fak Yaass

Matthew McLaughlin

2017

USA
How horrible can it be for Nico, a gay party boy from a Greek family, to return to his suburban town and take care of his homophobic Grandfather.
Trailer... https://vimeo.com/206126066

Fall

Rose Shirley

2017

USA / 6 mins
Transgender musician Claire Michelle shares her story of overcoming grief through the power of writing and performing music.

Fashion Cave!

Tristan Goik

2017

USA / 1'
Two drag queen super heroes await to fight some danger in their lair.
Watch...https://vimeo.com/203592680

Finding Home

Veronica McKenzie

2017

UK | 32 mins
A short about LGBT Asylum seekers & immigrants was commissioned by Southwark Network.

Firkytoodle

Brettley Kai and Wyatt Riot

2017

Canada |4’
Firkytoodle / fur•key•toodle/ noun.1. A 17th century British term, obsolete by the 19th century, meaning to caress sexually, to pet, to canoodle; what is known today as foreplay.2. Meeting at the intersections of fatness, transness, and desire.

First

Chaz Ahern

2017

USA / 7 mins
A gay assassin’s first job and he has to kill the man he loves.
Watch... https://youtu.be/pKriFC9iKzY

First Date

Mike Winsten

2017

USA / 6 mins
Two guys in a first date.  Same shit, different day!
Watch... https://vimeo.com/206360532

Flower

Matt Lambert

2017

USA / porn

Five young guys having a bit of a sex-fuelled party. Things take an unexpected turn when the men start lip-syncing to Pansy Division’s 90s tune, Flower.
Trailer... https://vimeo.com/225271177

Flyhole

Malic Amalya

2017

USA / 6 min.
This dual-projection slide show of collaged imagery tells the story of a housefly who transitions into a man in order to cruise gay bars.

Foxy Five TV

Jabu Nadia Newman

2017

South Africa / 14 mins / Web Series
Watch... https://youtu.be/K2enfCkOh4o

Fragmentos

Karen Antunes; Nyandra Fernandes; Viviane Laprovita

2017

Brazil / 6 mins
Reconstruir e reinventar. Quando corpos gordos [se] amam.

Freudian Lip

Stephen Chen

2017

Canada / 8 mins
While researching and putting together BROADS WAY, Stephen Chen realized the treatment and characterization of homosexuals as mentally ill, pedophiles, molested as a child, etc. throughout history originated from a homophobic interpretation of Freud’s theories of infant and sexual development. These interpretations in turn formed the basis of homosexual stigmatization, punishment, and “cures” (such as Aversion therapy).  Upon digging deeper (pun intended) into Freud and his theories, Stephen found Freud did not share those interpretations of homosexuality. In fact, a 1935 letter written by Freud to a mother who sought treatment for her son’s apparent homosexuality, declared that homosexuality was neither an illness, nor a pathology. Although the letter was later passed on to Alfred Kinsey and reproduced in The American Journal of Psychiatry in 1951, homosexuality was still officially classified as a mental disorder in the APA’s (American Psychiatric Association) first Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-1) in 1952.  Taking the egregious Sid Davis’ BOYS BEWARE “social guidance” film as inspiration, Stephen Chen trolls both the film and homophobes by drawing upon and extending Freud’s theories to create a hilariously plausible explanation (that is internally consistent – pun intended) of homophobia in FREUDIAN LIP – a sassy social guidance film narrated by Freud himself.  No trailer...

FRIGID // The Game

Éclair Noir

2017

Canada / 5 mins / Music Video
Intimacy, transformation, jamming gender binaries, self-confidence, self-destruction, humour and isolation all mix in this clip from Frigid. "Break the rules & feel no shame!"
Watch... https://youtu.be/h3Ymg8Jah_U

Fuego

Alice Jane McKinney

2017

UK | 10m
Fuego is a short documentary following Marta as she returns to her small rural village in Poland, after leaving in search of a better life.

Funny Girl

Rosina Andreaou

2017

UK / 6’35
Exploring the on and offstage life of comedy with comedian Rosie Jones, this documentary explores stereotypes about disability, sexuality, and being a Northerner.

Gemini / Al-Jawza

Zamen Ali

2017

Iraq / 6 mins

Gender ID

Leio Kirtley; Ashley Park

2017

Sweden / 1 mins
Abstract metaphors tell a story about gender in a non-traditional perspective in this animated short.
Watch... https://vimeo.com/202116721

Genderless in Japan

?

2017

USA / 6 mins
Toman Sasaki is among a new wave of young Japanese men bending gender norms. “Regardless of sex, we believe we can live however we like,” he said.
Watch... https://vimeo.com/198869113

Generous

Adam Jones

2017

USA / 8 min / shot on iPhone 6s
“Generous” is based on going to hook up with someone and they don’t even closely resemble the pictures they had sent on Grindr. Hesitant at first, the young man is convinced to stay after the catfish offers to be generous. A few drinks and a couple pills later they begin to open up to each other… and things continue to go south from there.
Watch... https://youtu.be/0p6VNYLvsGI

Going Viral

Edward Vera

2017

USA / 6 mins
He’s got the gift that keeps on giving!
Watch... https://vimeo.com/213269084

Green Velvet

Ben Berlin

2017

Germany
Two people explore and incorporate a beautiful lake in their play. The play includes, among other things, breath play and blood play.

Grounded

Andreas Flack; Ayala Shiftan

2017

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

Growing Up / Odraščanje

Siniša Gačić, Dominik Mencej

2017

Slovenia / 79 mins
An intimate portrait of a new-born baby boy Tibor and his two mothers, Daja and Jedrt, who fight against the social discrimination of their family. They are the only homosexual parents to take an active part in a campaign for same-sex marriage referendum taking place in Slovenia just before Christmas 2015. The challenge of motherhood is hardened by their political opponents who publicly expose them as pedophiles and label their relationship as non-natural.

Guapa

Cecilia Grasso

2017

4’43”
Proiezione del teaser per un progetto di serie web e chiacchiere con le autrici e le protagoniste. Una serie al femminile in cerca di finanziamenti, in cui le donne fanno sesso, senza doversi giustificare e senza dare “spiegoni” della sessualità femminile. Punto

Hard to Draw

?

2017

The Netherlands / 24 min short erotic film
Artistic view on sexuality. Levi and Tyler are in an open relationship but love to touch each other. In this art film they discover their sexuality.

Heartbeats

Laura Rämö

2017

 

Finlând / 3 mins
Heartbeats is a poetic short documentary piece about hearts and their carriers, portraying four queer people. In one day, heart, our muscle that never rests, beats approximately over 100 000 times. In the film the intimate heartbeats blend to the rhythm of nature. By drawing attention to the familiar sound inside all of us it ponders the universal, yet temporal nature of being. The film was made during a weekend as part of Kino Queer workshop organized by Euphoria Borealis.
Watch... https://vimeo.com/223185756  

Helium

Daniel McIntyre

2017

Canada / 3 mins

Hermes
From the series “The Children of the Border”

Lidia Hernandez

2017

USA | 4 min
Hermes Espinoza was 17 when he reached a breaking point in Arizona. Alone, without any family or legal status, his ability to remain in the United States was in danger. He had crossed the border from Mexico to the United States a year earlier, in 2007, looking to escape the discrimination he faced in his home state of Guerrero for being homosexual.  He expresses himself by designing and sewing his own clothes. He longs to be a fashion designer.
Watch... https://vimeo.com/219628307

Herstory

ZHANG Han / CHEN Cong

2017

Hong Kong / 36mins
Born as a “he”, Ruby is he as in she. Painting her eyes and eyebrows, the transgender Ruby is creating the perfect illusion of her own self. But can she paint her life to be better? Can she paint over the void in her heart? Can she paint herself an easier road in life? This is more than just a documentary of a transgender girl in HongKong, it is also an interrogation of all of us.

Heterocere

Mathias Tuosto

2017

Switzerland / 25 mins
David (20) is in a disconcerting period of his life. This psychological phase is shown as a forest path he's walking on.
His walk may be symptomatic of his condition and even more when he meets strange characters for the occasion.
Trailer...https://vimeo.com/232145005

Him

Annemoon Van Maastricht

2017

Watch... https://youtu.be/WMwNjIHRQ9o

Historiografia

Amanda Pó

2017

Brasil / 4 mins
Quem escreveu a História, na qual homens são sempre protagonistas?

HIStory

?

2017

Taiwan / 18 mins / Web Series
This series is a compilation of three BL stories with 4 episodes each.
Watch... https://youtu.be/D9MRcHcLZVg

HIV in Polish / HIV Po Polsku

Frank Myonk

2017

Poland / 70 mins
Pomimo zwiekszajacej sie z roku na rok swiadomosci spolecznej Polaków, zagadnienie chorób przenoszonych droga plciowa (STD) – a w tym HIV/AIDS – pozostaje tematem tabu, tematem zastepczym, wreszcie tematem przemilczanym. W ten sposób liczba osób narazonych na transmisje wirusa rosnie. Milczenie nie jest bowiem rozwiazaniem. Historia pokazana w filmie toczy sie wokól obecnosci HIV/AIDS w naszym kraju. Pyta o tolerancje i spoleczne nastawienie wobec tego zagadnienia, o otwartosc i w koncu o lek, którego ofiarami padaja nie tylko osoby zyjace z wirusem, ale takze te, które funkcjonuja w bance niewiedzy lub ignorancji, które mówia: „Mnie to przeciez nie dotyczy”.

Hombre / Estranghero

?

2017

The Philippines / 87 min
It’s an anthology of five stories. Each story poses the question: what would a straight guy do in a gay situation?

Home Made

Diana Khong

2017

Canada | 14:44

Homowives / The Wives

Runze Yu

2017

 

China / 31 mins
Three women deal with the fallout from family and society, and advocate for themselves after their husbands come out as gay.

Trailer... https://youtu.be/I-xNompD5IA

Horror, Sex & Hair Curlers

Philippe Solange

2017

France / 19 mins

House call / Dopis

Mansour Rashid

2017

Czech Republic / 10 mins
A divorced man in his forties invites a young escort boy at his place and gets from him a life lesson.
Watch... https://vimeo.com/231218795

I Am Every Woman

Lena Weller

2017

Germany / 13’

I Am What I Am – Over the Rainbow

Genki MASUDA

2017

Japan|75min

I Am Your King

Worarit Ninklom

2017

Thailand / Web series 
Trailer... https://youtu.be/cQ7Oak2DVRk

I Died Last Year

Rodrigo de Oliveira

2017

 

Brasil / 25 mins
To Rodrigo, the director of this film, were given three months to live. Lonely in facing death, the director searches for Eduardo, his first boyfriend. But Eduardo won’t answer. Rodrigo and Brazil may have not survived 2016

I’m So Tired of Being Alone

Jakub Jirásek

2017

Czech Republic / 27 min
After a long time, twenty-three-year-old Louis meets his former best friend, whom he loves platonically. They travel to the countryside together with Louis's female friend, as they all would love to take a break from their city lives. Will the trio manage to solve their persisting feelings of loneliness?

Il Lato Inaccettabile Della Libertà 1-3

Canecapovolto

2017

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

In pochenden Zellen

Richard Kranzin

2017

Germany / 25 mins
Trailer...https://vimeo.com/198730411

In the Dark

Ryan Beene

2017

USA / 30 mins
A gay college student, Austin, is hiding his sexuality from everyone in his life, until he meets Eric. Austin is instantly attracted to Eric's comfort in who he is. When they start a relationship, Austin may have to choose between keeping Eric in his life or keeping his secret.
Watch... https://youtu.be/FkYq01KoylQ

Introspectiva de un Chivo Entre Ovejas

Hugo Nuñes Ruiz

2017

Perú / 15
Un joven poco convencional narra a través de una introspectiva, el proceso y los problemas de crecer como una persona regordeta y homosexual, buscar su identidad y sobrevivir en una sociedad donde la perfección es requisito para la aceptación.

Invisible Anguish

Ambrish Bhatia

2017

India / 32 mins
This is the story of a lonely mature man who is staying alone and his son is working in some other city. That mature man meet a young handsome boy. He make that boy to stay with him and when his son all of sudden come to home, get tense with feeling that his father is a gay.
Watch... https://youtu.be/nCLgFDftve4

iQUBA!

?

2017

“iQuba!” describes some of the characters of lgbtq movement in the communist island.

Island Queens

Anu Hasbold

2017

Australia / 30 min

The remote community of the Tiwi Islands, located 80km north of the Australian mainland, has a thriving gay and trans community of Sistergirls. More than 5 percent of the Tiwi population identify as a Sistergirl with most of them living publicly as women and observing local Indigenous traditions. This documentary explores the push-pull the Sistergirls experience living on their remote Tiwi home, while wanting to find love in the city and start families of their own.

JIL, 'All Your Words'

Anton Tammi

2017

USA / 7 mins / Music Video
A music video for the new track from the NYC based group JIL. 
Watch... https://youtu.be/Yj5MlgUpODo

jim

Sam Gurry

2017

USA  / 8'
A thrilling engagement with found footage, photos and excerpts from one man's prolific dial-up-toned chat room archive from the 1990's.
Trailer...https://vimeo.com/236830283

Jim’s Introduction to Gender Identity

K. Kypers

2017

USA / 5 mins
Jim thinks he knows who he is: he’s a man, he has a hot girlfriend, he’s on the basketball team… But when Cassie tells him about a male bodied friend who identifies as a girl, Jim’s concepts of gender and identity are challenged.

Jodido VIH

Germán de Heras

2017

Spain
Watch...https://youtu.be/kGWaEFmwWQk

Joey

Helen Wright

2017

UK | 9m
A lesbian sci-fi short about a young woman with telekinetic powers going out on the queer scene for the first time.

Junito

Adriana González-Vega

2017

Puerto Rico / 12min
José lives with his wife and children in Santurce, Puerto Rico. As time passes José observes the mannerisms of his youngest son and perceives some homosexual tendencies. After witnessing how the community mistreats his neighbor, Junito, for being gay. Worried about his son José feels that at this moment he has to decide between staying in a conservative society or going to another country where he thinks people are liberal.

Just a Little Taste

Jacquie Ray

2017

USA / 4 mins
Two of our most primal urges combine in this short that allows the viewer to witness the passion of two hungry young male lovers. 
Trailer... https://vimeo.com/220345442

Kai, 12

Fox Fisher

2017

UK / 4 mins
Kai, was assigned female at birth but always identified as a boy. We have been following since he was 9. Now Kai is 12 and has been on hormone blockers for a few years. He is supported by his mother and sees a positive future for himself.

Keby si bol môj

David Benedek

2017

Slovenia / 24 mins
Trailer... https://youtu.be/Ecruq39x594

Kim... But Inside in the Dark I’m Aching to be Free

Magdalena Wieczorek

2017

Poland / 10 mins
Historia Kim Lee pokazuje, ze nie ma jednego przepisu na szczescie i kazdy czlowiek powinien sam ustalac jego reguly.  Film stanowi prace dyplomowa Magdaleny Wieczorek, która zrealizowala w Pracowni Techniki i Sztuki Operatorskiej prof. Andrzeja J. Jaroszewicza na Akademii Sztuk Pieknych w Warszawie.

Kitfo

Samuel Shanahoy & Emnet Getahun

2017

USA / 10 min.

A queer Ethiopian-American woman grapples with the decision to bring her partner to a family wedding, risking estrangement, or staying in the closet and losing her sense of self.

La T Invisible

Patricia Ortega

2017

Venezuela / 13’
Sharom es la T Invisible y silente del LGBT+. Ella es travesti de clóset. Mientras realiza su ritual de transformación, nos cuenta sobre su dualidad: el lado masculino que es su rostro público y el femenino, que es la cara censurada. Estos dos universos son partes indivisibles de su ser. Un diálogo que reSexiona sobre los límites del género, la identidad y la orientación sexual.

Lady of the Night

Marin Haskjold

2017

Norway / 14 mins

Lascívia

Dandara Luisa

2017

Brazil / 5 mins
Uma dor sufocada, uma realidade não demonstrada: é da invisibilidade que o grito ganha eco. Morrereis, mas destruirás as estruturas desse velho cis-tema. Chorarás, mas o teu sangue clamará por justiça. Tua existência não será perdida, ó mulher lascívia. Em um bar refletindo sobre um assédio que houvera sofrido em uma noite anterior, Madelena, mulher transexual, está tomando uma cerveja quando é abordada por um rapaz que a observava, chamado Edmilson. Ao rejeitar as investidas do moço, insatisfeito, Edmilson arrasta Madalena para um casarão antigo e a viola sexualmente. Madalena se torna a mulher Lascívia no momento em que deixa de ser uma mulher admirada, luxuosa, e se torna um corpo invadido. Uma mulher tão desejada e indesejada ao mesmo tempo. Um corpo que depois do prazer precisa ser eliminado para esconder a vergonha de quem o tocou.  Até quando se envergonharás de nossos corpos, mas se embriagarás da nossa carne? Lascívia é, antes de tudo, a vivência de muitas. É, acima de tudo, um ato político. Trata-se de corpos abjetos; do derramamento de sangue invisível; do extermínio de muitas travestis e mulheres transexual; da invasão ao corpo daquelas que são vistas como um ser fácil, acessível e que precisa ser eliminado. O curta grita para o mundo e denuncia a realidade que nunca fora demonstrada, que sempre fora apagada, mas que se torna presente em cada esquina, em nosso dia-a-dia.

Last Night’s Sugar

Shawna Virago

2017

Watch...https://youtu.be/C5ZaSglAySU

Latifundium

Érica Sarmet

2017

 

Brasil / 11 mins
The body is not only matter, but a continuous and incessant materialization of possibilities. Sexy iconoclasts give Freud a run for his money, and Gwyneth a run for her eggs.

Laughter

Maayan Segman

2017

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

Le Voyage d’Aliou

Mamadou Samba Diallo

2017

Belgium / 21’

Legacy of Love

Jakob Schwarz

2017

In Legacy of Love four members of the Dallas LGBTQA community (Cece Cox, Patti Fink, Joe Hoselton and Taylor Souryachak) introduce the Dallas community and its notable past successes. But from a city with a strong history of LGBTQA activism and legal success, including securing an LGBT non-discrimination ordnance before most of the rest of the state had, a uncertain and uneasy future lies ahead. As the subjects take you through their own personal worlds, they introduce issues of race and equality and depict a community that despite its successes and strengths is fractionalized and faces a lengthy and difficult road to equality.
Trailer...https://youtu.be/lIGU-Wtr89c

Less

Alexey Shipenko

2017

Germany / 81 mins / Documentary
LESS (a documentary by Alexey Shipenko & Anna Langhoff) about being yourself, the challenge of life and the beauty of truth  Der Dokumentarfilm «less» feiert seine Vorpremiere auf dem Luststreifen-Festival. Queer-feministische Frauen sind nach der Diagnose Brustkrebs auf grundsätzliche Fragen zu Körper, Gesellschaft und Überleben zurückgeworfen. Sie sind nicht nur einer lebensbedrohlichen Krankheit ausgesetzt und müssen teilweise mit dem Verlust eines Körperteiles zurecht kommen, sondern auch mit allen gesellschaftlichen Konsequenzen umgehen, welche die Abwesenheit dieses stark sexuell konnotierten Körperteils mit sich bringt. Ein starkes Portrait, welches die Körperlichkeit von Frauen weit über die Diagnose Brustkrebs hinaus in Frage stellt. 
Trailer... https://vimeo.com/152209602

Lessons for Polygamists

b.h. Yael

2017

Canada / 15 mins
Every teenager knows better than the adults in their lives. This beautifully animated short is a story of growing up in a polygamous household, encapsulated into six lessons.

Let Love Heal / Hàn Gắn Yêu Thương

 ?

2017

France, Vietnam / 27 mins
Hoang (Tuan Anh) est un jeune homme qui aime la liberté, cependant sa mère voulant qu'il se conforme aux normes de la sociétés, celui-ci préfère quitter le domicile familial. Il commence alors à vivre avec son compagnon, Luc (Ngo Kinh Lam).  Par la suite, dû à un accident de voiture, Hoang finit paraplégique. Comment le jeune homme et ses proches vont-t'ils faire face à sa nouvelle situation?

Letting Go / Desprender

Gonzalo Wolf Sandoval y Catalina Monzalvett

2017

Chile / 17’
Damián and Luciano who are about to finish their final year of school lose their friend Agatha. Damián tries to seek restraint on his friend, but encounters the discomfort of a relationship of two that used to be three, until a new element appears in his friendship that changes everything.

Damián y Luciano cursan su último año de colegio cuando pierden a Ágata, su mejor amiga. Sin saber cómo terminar el año, se encuentran en una relación de dos que tendía ser de tres y la incomodidad que esto les genera. Damián intentará acercarse a Luciano para buscar contención, pero aparece algo más que amistad en el proceso.
Watch... https://vimeo.com/149864208

Life on Two Spectrums

Elizabeth-Valentina Sutton

2017

UK / 6mins
The film follows Dan ‘Tia Anna’ Kahn, a drag queen with Asperger’s Syndrome who founded A.S.P.E.C.S (Autistic and Aspergers Persons of Every Category of (Queer) Sexuality) a support and networking group to help address the needs of the neurodiverse members of the LGBTQ+ community.
Watch...https://vimeo.com/199202763

Little Whore / Lilla Hora

Palle Linqvist

2017

Sweden / 11 mins
A young man wants to try something new with his girlfriend.

Living Scared

Kyohairwe Kay

2017

Uganda / 25 mins

“Living Scared” is a short story of violated rights, sexuality and acceptability and means of survival. Coupled with social conflicts and the challenges of a homophobic community, the film tells a tale of a humanity and what it means to be human.

Long Distance

Roberto Espinosa

2017

USA / 9 mins
Amy Holman is in love with a girl from Cleveland, Ohio named Kiki. They've never met in person and yet they know so much about each other thanks to the internet. 
Trailer... https://youtu.be/7Du8pCXDM7I

Looking Back at Me

Alex Escaja

2017

USA / 25 mins
Sade Bolger is an 18-year-old musician from Vermont. Recently having come out as non-binary, this documentary highlights Sade in relation to their passion for music, their unapologetic authenticity, and their place in Vermont in a genuine endeavor to influence the future, both online and in person.  'Looking Back at Me' highlights Sade as they represent and give voice to the trans and nonbinary people in the world who constantly combat stigma and erasure. By telling their story, Sade displays the intersectionalitiy between identities, passions, and the places you call home.
Watch... https://vimeo.com/211146357

Looper: Farfisa Song

Iain Gardner

2017

UK | 3min
(Introducing Mustard & Ketchup)
Watch...https://youtu.be/pCiFnljtBbs

Losing Sight of a Longed Place

Shek Ka Chun; Wong Chun Long; Wong Tsz Ying

2017

Hong Kong / 7 mins
Adam Wan, a homosexual young man who grows up in Hong Kong, tries hard to fight for rights of LGBT community, found difficulties when achieving such a goal, including conflicts with his father. He felt frustrated with his surroundings, thinking about how things ended up in current societal situation. He began to re-examine the society he lives in, his family, Himself.
Trailer... https://vimeo.com/232321620

Lost Track of Time

Queer Youth Media Project

2017

USA | 7min

Love Complex: The Series

?

2017

Thailand / 43 mins / Web Series
Pete, a photographer, decides to move in to the Love Complex condo after being heartbroken by his boyfriend Ton. He becomes roommates with Sean, an old friend from high school who doesn’t know Pete is gay.
Watch... http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x5g4ayf

Luana Muniz - Filha da Lua

Rian Córdova; Leonardo Menezes

2017

Brazil
Descubra a vida de 'Luana Muniz - Filha da Lua', um filme de Rian Córdova e Leonardo Menezes. O documentário narra a história da famosa travesti, que criou polêmica ao usar o bordão “Travesti não é bagunça” na TV.
Trailer... https://youtu.be/IA21VSIzjxQ

Luiza

Caio Baú

2017

Brazil / 15 mins
A chegada de Luiza e o impacto de sua deficiência na família.
Watch... https://vimeo.com/112855870

MA

Stacia Warren; Vera Miao

2017

USA / 15 mins
Like many traditional Chinese mother-daughter relationships, MONA still lives at home under the stern but loving eye of her MA. And like many children of immigrant parents, Mona both worships her mother and is suffocated by her. When Mona leaves the house, its as if she can breathe freely. In the building elevator, she meets cute ERICA, the charming butch who just moved in next door. Whenever Mona is around Erica, things have a way of flying around on their own. Mona has the power to move things with her mind and she can't always control it. But Mona's instant chemistry with Erica awakens something dormant in her and she can finally stop hiding. She's in love. Of course, Ma notices and she's not going to let her daughter go easily. When Ma hounds and bullies Mona through their house, the long simmering fight exploding between them is ugly. Erica intervenes, but nothing can prepare her for learning what happens when Mona loves you...

Macho, sobre todas las cosas: 8:30-12:05

Nadia Gomez Kiener; Daniela Doffo

2017

Argentina / 4 mins
Watch... https://youtu.be/JhR4GaswGmk

Machos

Antonio da Silva

2017

Mexico / 21'
Gay Mexicans reflect on macho culture, masculinity, and gay sex — while slowly a steamy orgy unfolds.

Manchester Queens

Jack Weir

2017

UK / 22 mins
A short documentary about the Manchester drag scene.
Watch... https://vimeo.com/205917555

Maria

Elen Linth

2017

Brazil / 18′

Born at 16, in a city bloody with chest and stick bodies.
Nascida aos 16, numa cidade ensanguentada por corpos de peito e pau.

May I Help You

Yamin Oo

2017

Myanmar / 26 min
"May I help you" is the slogan of the Myanmar police, but it does not apply to everyone, as LGBTIQ individuals are harassed by the police all over the country. In this investigative documentary, victims of police harassment voice their experiences with structural discrimination.

Country:

Me Become Us

Moran Shina

2017

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

Meat

Vishesh Pires

2017

USA /  8 min.
Could this be true vegan love, forever?

Merci

Solmaz Etemad

2017

Iran / 4 mins
Love is continuing in the world.

Merencória

Caetano Gotardo

2017

Brasil / 22 mins
Cantor que assim falas à lua/minha história é igual à tua/meu amor também fugiu.

Moment#2

Yaser Alnazar, Matthias Bayr, Julia Bern-hardt, Johannes Frauenschuh

2017

Austria / 11 min

A remake of Moment #1 (Basra,’13), this film tells the story of a dancer who has to prove herself. She finds herself struggling underwater, the clock ticks only backwards and her reality shifts. The film questions the potential of using moments to either “fail” or “succeed” in the irrationality of everyday life.

Møtes I Døra

Det sporadiske filmkollektivet

2017

Norway / 15mins
Nader and Janne share a tense moment in a bus doorway. This chance encounter transports them into a shared reality. As one door closes behind them, countless others open. Coincidence, or is it fate, causes their paths to cross a second time, and together, the couple must fight to face both minor challenges and major surprises.

Mujeres

Ismael Márquez

2017

Spain

My Girlfriend's Gay Friend

Mark Lester

2017

USA / 7 mins
What would you do if your significant other had a friend they were more intimate with than you?
Watch... https://youtu.be/aLWLzUa2Qyk

My Sharemate

?

2017

Trailer...https://youtu.be/Uce7x1IoOI0

Myami

Dmitry Zhitov

2017

USA / 24 mins
MYami tells the story of three very distinct artists who use the city as a source of inspiration for their artwork.
Trailer... https://youtu.be/42n_I4dugw4

Na Esquina da Minha Rua Favorita com a Tua

Alice Name-Bomtempo

2017

Brazil / 18 mins
Helena foi ao cinema e conheceu Tainá. Tudo que aconteceu depois foi só um quase e, por algum motivo, não foi. Ou talvez tenha sido.
Trailer... https://youtu.be/B_iafhjqWz0

Nada

Rafael Vascon

2017

Brazil / 14 mins
Watch... https://vimeo.com/201878665

Naranja

Hanna Isua

2017

Colombia / 3 mins
Trailer... https://vimeo.com/229433241

Narcissus

Mark Thiedeman

2017

USA / 11 mins
A cruel and beautiful young man comes upon a pool in an ancient forest, where he sees his reflection for the first time and falls in love.
Trailer... https://vimeo.com/193834784

Natalie.D

Angèle Béraud

2017

France / 5’21
Au fil du crayon, nous allons suivre l’épopée amoureuse de deux femmes qui se rencontrent, qui se fantasment, puis qui se perdent.

Necesitamos Mas Besos

?

2017

Argentina / 1 mins
People's reactions when they see 2 guys kissing in Argentina and Colombia.
Watch... https://youtu.be/vJUUOdyVGfs

No Spice, No Rice

Jacob A Munoz

2017

USA / 6 mins
The short-form version of a documentary about sexual racism and eroticism in the gay community. Long form coming in summer 2017.
Watch... https://youtu.be/HqoyW-fGuuE

Not a Horror Story

?

2017

USA / 31 mins
Corey Knott's guest starring role on, Not A Horror Story The Short Film picks up with Ian getting settled into the house for special male witches. Once he meets the house Superior, the history of his 'kind' is revealed. See what happens when these five young witches explore this untrusting world together.

Not Like Them (Pas comme eux)

Jonathan Lemieux

2017

 

Canada / 6 mins
Coming to terms with his avid pornography consumption in his teens, the director explores his relationship to his sexuality and his distorted visions of beauty and masculinity.

Nova

Ariel Mahler

2017

NOVA is a film about a trans woman of color navigating the throes of transphobic life in NYC. The film presents Nova, the title character, as a human above all else, complete with her own lovable traits and flaws, as she struggles to make sense of a new romantic partner who doesn’t know she’s trans, an HIV scare that challenges her self-worth, homophobia in the workplace, and a trans support group that has become jaded by hopelessness.
Trailer... https://vimeo.com/225791701

Obstar (Ou O Garoto Que Nada Viveu)

Felipe Freitas

2017

Brazil / 8 mins

Omiró

Rafael Vascon

2017

Brazil / 11 mins
Omiró, muita água em iorubá, é uma trans que vive trancafiada em seu casebre quilombola e se vê acorrentada pela moralidade do machismo paraibano. Mas, um dia, resolve fazer diferente, e é quando planeja se surpreender que Omiró encontra a fruta proibida.

On the Way of Blossom

Kai Hui Huang

2017

Taiwan, Malaysia / 32mins
In order to live with Kelly, Tang left Malaysia to come to Taiwan to become a college student at the age of 35. They dream of starting a family.
Trailer...https://youtu.be/AeXGGARRKwA

One of You

Nir Arad

2017

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

Only Human

Michael Resin

2017

3 mins / Music Video
Watch... https://youtu.be/c81hDWlIEq8

OUT NZ

Greta Yeoman

2017

New Zealand / 23 mins
Six LGBTQ Kiwis talk of their experiences of coming out, being out and the idea of progress for LGBTQ rights in a country that decriminalised homosexual relationships 30 years ago and legalised same-sex marriage in 2013.
Watch... https://vimeo.com/213283659

Oxygen

Jacob Edward

2017

UK / 12 mins
Oxygen touches on the subject of homeless LGBT youth.
Watch... https://youtu.be/GQ4jWpwsQcc

Painted with Love

 

2017

Canada / 5 mins
A short documentary film that uncovers Canadian LGBTQ2 peoples’ real experiences with homophobic and transphobic vandalism. Their stories become the inspiration for a mural that encourages healing and shows the transformative power of art.
Watch... https://youtu.be/HznslWujBTo

Pajaré

Damián San Martín et al

2017

Colombia / 3’ 45’’

Pancit Canton

Taylor Bennett

2017

Philippines / 3 mins
Two young women fill their halcyon holiday with sex and smoke as a sweet soundtrack reminds us of the ways that new love consumes us and colors our view of the world.

Partout ailleurs

Antoinette Giret

2017

France / 5’
Assis sur un toit parisien, Dalil, Leila et Doria songent à leurs plaisirs de jeunesse. Et si ces bonheurs leur étaient interdits?

Perros de luna

Alejandro Grande

2017

Spain

Pili and Me

Ignacio Garcia Sanchez

2017

Spain / 8 mins
Pili has Down’s Syndrome and it is her inability to tell what she wants that makes her nephew reflect about the importance of listening. The filmmaker uses home movies from three generations to illustrate his own family.

Pink Erasure

Piper Lambert-Vail, Jaylen McKeever, Elle Lapsen, Jess Villa

2017

USA / 5 min.
Seattle queers share their experiences of identity erasure and hopes for the future.

Pink Lattice Room Relations

Trulee Grace Hall

2017

USA / 7 mins
A sexy, surreal, and psychological ritualized unification process that breaks down the layers of constructed illusion, blurring binaries, such as the separation between representation and reality, male and female, and outside and inside—watch as these “opposites“ become indistinguishable. 
Trailer... https://vimeo.com/210963718

Pink Paste

Kelsy Gossett

2017

USA / 4 min.
A woman stands in a bathroom alone; the water running. She and her partner begin to brush each other’s teeth. Pink, sparkly toothpaste foams from both mouths.
Watch...https://youtu.be/rCvGrmW8pno

Platónico

David Montosa

2017

Spain

Pocky

Eva Wö

2017

USA
A personal meeting that includes butt plugs, intimacy and strong eye contact.

Por nós, pelas outras, por mim

Ingrid M. Abage, Larissa Araújo e Lorena Monteiro

2017

Brazil / 18’10”

Por nós, pelas outras, por mim! é um projeto experimental que faz uma cobertura da Marcha das Vadias 2017, desde sua preparação intelectual até o momento em que tomam as ruas em protesto. 

Positive Youtubers

Leandro Goddinho

2017

Brazil, Germany / 15 mins, Portuguese
Documentário gravado online a partir da tela do computador sobre quatro youtubers brasileiros que compartilham suas experiências vivendo com o HIV.

Post Love Story

Elísabet Elma Guðrúnardóttir

2017

Czech Republic | 20 min
Our vision sometimes doesn't mesh with reality, as a young woman from Germany coming to visit her girlfriend in the Czech Republic knows very well. Without any friends, but brimming with the depth of emotion for her partner, she must figure out how to find her place in the new environment.

Pray for Us / Ruega por Nosotros

Andres Madrigal

2017

Costa Rica / 16 min
Being gay in a Catholic country is something the majority is unwilling to accept. That might be why a group of boys decide to steal the iconic statuette of Virgin Mary that everybody worships. A clash with one of the devout believers can end up revealing even things they didn't know about themselves.
Trailer...https://vimeo.com/225156660

Pray the Gay Away

Kristina Altanova

2017

UK / 10 mins
A short documentary about UK’s LGBTQ conversion therapy.
Watch... https://vimeo.com/222099823

Prazeres

Lucas Mendes

2017

Brasil / 10 mins
A primeira experiência de um jovem que vai a uma festa de BDSM em São Paulo, numa sauna na rua Aurora. Conforme ele adentra o local, são mostradas pessoas em diferentes ambientes, praticando fetiches diversos: suspensão, fist fuck, bondage, rubber, spank, entre outros. O protagonista caminha entre todas essas formas de prazer até encontrar a sua própria.
Trailer... https://youtu.be/8GccLGXtNww

Primavera

Fabio Ramalho

2017

Brasil / 24 mins
“Querido, obrigado por cuidar da casa. Tem vinho na geladeira. Se Raja ficar inquieto, é só dar um biscoitinho.”

Protokolle

Jan Soldat

2017

Germany / 19 mins
We all have dreams. What happens, however, when those longings radically intrude the taboo that society and culture impose upon us? A hair-raising psychological documentary by Jan Soldat portrays three men whose concealed fantasies will evoke disgust and shock in some viewers. The protagonists wish to be slaughtered, dismembered, and eaten. A more insightful audience member may find references to famous cannibalistic films

Proyección 'Despedida #1'

David Pallás

2017

Spain / 10 mins / Web Series
“Despedida”, calificado como el acto de decir adiós a alguien o algo con un enlace dramático, triste, humorístico o violento, pero siempre necesario y de carácter liberatorio.  Primer episodio de la web serie “despedidas”, creada por el zaragozano David Pallás.

QTPOC Crush

Jaq Nguyen Victor

2017

USA / 5 mins
A crush confession and first date proposal from one queer trans person of color to another highlight the public expression of interracial love and longing.
Watch... https://vimeo.com/182178243

Quaestio

Nicola Leddy

2017

UK / 1 min
Thomas Michael is an award nominated choreographer who has worked extensively in the commercial world choreographing music videos, commercials, musical theatre and plays. Growing up, Thomas was taunted and bullied about his sexuality. He grew up in a family of football-lovers and always felt like an outsider. A chance meeting with Joshua inspired him so much that he choreographed a contemporary dance piece using movement truly stemming from difference and disability.
Watch... https://youtu.be/o8ciX8QsWzc

Queer Kingdom

Stuart Edwards

2017

UK / 14 mins
Short documentary exploring the experiences of LGBT+ people living in Fife, Scotland. LGBT+ people who live outside our diverse and multicultural cities can be challenging. Many LGBT+ people experience isolation and discrimination in rural communities. “Queer Kingdom” examines the experiences of people from Fife and looks at the work now underway to support people in their communities and to create safe spaces to be confident and valued. The film is a moving and poignant reflection of life which is replicated in many rural areas in Scotland. Watch... https://vimeo.com/209017114

Queer Tango Goes to Russia

Alexandr Vinogradov

2017

Russia / 4 mins
The documentary is about the unique and passionate world of queer tango. The story will follow festivals’ preparation in St.Petersburg, focusing on the culmination of the event and its outcome in the wider political and social context. Each queer tango character presented in the film has a personal reason to make this journey and a story to tell.
Watch... https://player.vimeo.com/video/165349450

Queere Tiere

Ana Angel

2017

Germany / 5 mins
Jedem Tierchen sein Pläsierchen: ein kunterbunter Bilderreigen zur Geschlechterdebatte. Mensch, Natur und Fantasie-Tierchen reichen sich die Fühler.
Sookee ist eine queerfeministische Rapperin aus Berlin. Sie engagiert sich gegen Homophobie und Sexismus im Hip-Hop sowie gegen Rassismus in Deutschland.
Watch...https://youtu.be/E1zaKaP6i4o

Raatoke Hamsafar

Aakanksha Saggherr Loadhii

2017

USA

Rambling Girls

Kis Keya, Paula Lice, Rodrigo Luna e Ronei Jorge

2017

 

Belgium / 26 mins
Manon and Julie, two teenage girls, meet at a bus station. They both missed the bus. The next one is in 24 hours. They decide to not go home and wander together in the city, waiting for the next departure

Rebellious Essence / Uporni duh

Ana Čigon

2017

Slovenia / 5'
A psychedelic non binary cat walks into the office of the ministry for cat affairs to request a passport and is met by a bureaucratic brick wall. But this kitty finds their own way to avenge the mean binary fascist.

Reboot Love

Ismael Caneppele

2017

 

Finland / 5 mins
Reboot (verb): (with reference to a computer system) boot or be booted again. 
‘the new value will not be in force until you reboot the system’.  Reboot Love is a dreamy experimental documentary piece that takes a form of a dance in a night club. Based on four personal love stories from anonymous contributors it highlights the universality of love, including queer and non monogamous views aside others. The film was made in 48 hours by directors & lovers Martin Jäger and Laura Rämö as part of Kino Love - film making challenge organized by Euphoria Borealis.

Renan

Heloisa Bastos, Renan Santos

2017

Brasil / 5 mins
“Ela não. Ele!”

Rent Male Unrated

?

2017

Kaio Brandon is a whore. Literally. He sells his body since He was 14 years old unaware that he and many others like him are part of a worldwide sex industry and human trafficking that corrupts children forever. He wants to change his life, but will he be able to overcome the labels?

Watch... on file

Replay

?

2017

Norway
The short film rePLAY is about Tiril who looks back at her former relationship, where thoughts, feelings and memories come back.

Ricky Rebel: Rebels Only

Drew Phillips

2017

USA / 7′
Watch... https://youtu.be/8EKaC5Zc6Z0

Rise Up From the Ground

Juulia Kalavainen

2017

Finland / 18 mins
At the start of high school, Anne encounters a rebellious girl named Taru, who claims Anne is a witch. Strange phenomena seems to follow Anne wherever she goes, so they begin an experimentation with magic. As the girls start to play with forces of nature, they delve deeper into the world of rituals, enchanted by each other. But everything changes when they try to reconnect to Taru’s sister, who has gone missing.

RIU, Lo que Cuentan los Cantos

Pablo Berthelon

2017

Chile / 71 mins
The audiovisual work together of the filmmaker Pablo Berthelon and the musical researcher Sofia Abarca emerges in a physical and spiritual journey of Elena Hotus, the last ancestral heir of the ancestral culture of the oral tradition that remains on Easter Island. Elena wants to leave her legacy and name her daughter Arua Pate Hotus as her successor before she dies. You must fight against the risky machismo on Easter Island to keep that legacy alive.
El documental “Riu”, que en lengua Rapanui significa canción, es el viaje espiritual y físico de la última heredera de la cultura ancestral de tradición oral que queda en la Isla de Pascua. María Elena Hotus, una anciana de 70 años que se desempeña como compositora, intérprete, y maestra de diferentes técnicas vocales, ha tomado la decisión de dejar su legado antes de morir. Es por esto que nombra como sucesora a su hija, Aru Pate Hotus, una transexual isleña que deberá luchar contra el arraigado y prejuicioso machismo pascuense

Roma

Charles C.S. Ferreira

2017

Brazil / 20’

Julia se sente desconfortável com a religiosidade de sua mãe, que embora muito comprometida com sua fé, deposita toda a sua confiança no líder religioso da igreja local. Ao mesmo tempo, Julia entra em um dilema moral ao se ver apaixonada por Bárbara, uma nova integrante de sua igreja.

Romeu or Julieta

Albert Lleixa; Berta Vilaclara; Quim Garcia

2017

Spain / 8 mins
A young woman who feels man and how this feeling affects in her daily life. For the recognition of gender identity.  No trailer...

Rómulo

Leandro Dios, Gonzalo Scapuzzi y Gastón Volpi

2017

Argentina / 109 mins

Rozana (Another Day)

Raj Rishi More

2017

India
A woman trapped in a marriage finds solace in memories of her past that hold a secret she’s never shared with anyone.
Trailer...https://youtu.be/zHrCDSoRRyU

RQY Behind-The-Scenes: Seattle & Tacoma

Halil Aybar & Jackie Moffitt

2017

USA / 4 min
Here’s what it looks like to make a film in seven days!

Ruth

Rose McGowan

2017

USA / 8 mins
An Arkansas woman who helped hundreds of gay men dying of AIDS in the 80s.

Sagen en Mietjes / Sagas & Sissies

The Transketeers

2017

Netherlands | 4:52 | Dutch
A kids program in which the Transketeers dig up the queer history of The Netherlands.

SAM

Stephanie Camacho Casillas

2017

 ?

Sam

Miguel Moura

2017

Brazil / 8 mins
Julia quer implodir.
Trailer... https://vimeo.com/229632109

Sandra

Sergio Glasberg

2017

Brasil / 7 mins
Sandra é uma mulher como muitas outras, mas uma diferença essencial está no fato de ter desejado ser assim como é – apesar das características que a marcariam definitivamente como integrante de outro gênero. O filme mostra, de modo delicado, por meio de vivências cotidianas, um fio que conduz à reflexão: Seriam os conflitos da condição transgênera inerentes ou oriundos da maneira como essas pessoas são vistas e tratadas?

Scred

Simon Frenay & David Chausse

2017

France / 6’04
Deux jeunes hommes du même quartier se rencontrent par hasard.Le débrief de leur soirée va basculer dans un jeu inattendu.

Secret and Divine Signs: A Cinematic Ode to the Art of Cruising

Terrence Hunt

2017

USA / 15 mins
A playful investigation of New York City’s cruising culture, guided by some experienced practitioners.

Self Service

Ran Ezra

2017

Israel / 5 mins
Yael is wandering, searching for a safe place, a home, inside urban Tel-Aviv, that can be so cold sometimes. So she walks. Until she reaches a self service laundry place, with hope to find a sanctuary and some human warmth.
Watch... https://vimeo.com/219364158

Sense

Jakub Ra

2017

Czech Republic / 11 min / English
The end of authorities. The end of hierarchy. The end of gender. A game with the five senses is over. It's time to awaken the cells that have been sleeping for several millennia. A recording of a timeless performance that flows across media and materials, as it unfolded on the Žižkov TV Tower observatory on May 29.
Watch...https://youtu.be/lVjo7WZAvmg

Shade: Queens of NYC

?

2017

"Shade: Queens of NYC" examines the less glitzy side of Manhattan's drag stars.

Trailer... https://youtu.be/Fgah_yDPdrw

Silly Won’t Kill You / Le ridicule ne tue pas

Nathanaëlle Vincent

2017

Canada / 13 mins
Massimo has a funny calling. Backstage at Cirque du Soleil, the master clown teaches the art of the ridiculous and the socially unacceptable. He confides in us how he, an introverted dancer, became the conductor of a farcical orchestra, and quite in spite of himself.

Skid

Savannah Magruder

2017

USA / 8 mins
A young man is forced to question both his relationship with his best friend and his own identity after a drunken incident.
Watch... https://vimeo.com/183767922

Slay

Cha Roque

2017

Philippines /  53 mins
Slay features the story of Floyd Scott Tiogangco, a homosexual trans-androgynous gender-queer Filipino performance artist. He is often judged and denied entry to public vehicles and establishments just because of his unique sense of style. This documentary explores how gender expression is also grounds for discrimination in the Philippines, and how the idea of sexual orientation often comes with a boxed expectation of how a person’s gender expression should be.

Sleeping Silence

Sebastien Wielemans

2017

Belgium / 13 min / English
Helen is an opera singer who finds out about her mother's hospitalization just before a new opera premiere. Joanna, who is close to Helen, accompanies her to the hospital. A touching short film that speaks mainly through images

Slutnja anđela

Branislav Princip

2017

Serbia / 26
Film “Slušnja anđela” je uspomena i sećanje na Dejana Nebrigića, srpskog gej i mirovnog aktivistu, pisca i pozorišnog kritičara. Jedan je od osnivača LGBT pokreta u Srbiji, jedan od najistaknutijih aktivista i prvi gej u Srbiji koji je imao javni coming out.
Trailer... https://youtu.be/4aCWy8EtWoc

Smack and Serve

Catalina Rodriguez

2017

USA / 4 min.
An experimental film featuring original poetry by the writer/director, wherein the narrator seeks an answer to his main question: is he the one who cooks his destiny, or is he being cooked by it?

So near so far away

Alessandro Varisco

2017

Italy / 15 mins
Andrea, Camilla, Aurora, Marco and Antonio have many things in common: they are 19 years old and are at the last year of high school in a small village in the province of Pordenone. And all five, though for different reasons, end up being isolated from other people, often bullies. The force of that union will help the three protagonists to overcome the fears and difficulties that modern society offers.
Trailer... https://youtu.be/tGbn4lnPATc

Sob o Mesmo Teto

Coletivo Olho Vivo

2017

Brazil / Web Series

Soft

Sasha Kathleen & Gabi Whybrow

2017

UK / 3 mins
https://vimeo.com/223318820

Spark

Aharonit Elior

2017

USA | 6 min
Everybody has somebody. Just couples; nobody is single. On such days, it is hard to go out and have fun. And who to talk to when everybody has a partner? Staying home seems like a better option, but loneliness gets lonely, the front door seems to be getting bigger and it's becoming impossible to open. And someone's just knocked.

Spring Like Lovers

Daisuke Shigaya

2017

Japan|31min|Japanese
Spring is still a long way away. Shin and Kazu are lovers. One day, after they quarrel over a trivial matter, Kazu leaves Shin and get in touch with an ex-boyfriend, Takashi. But Takashi has a wife. As he cares about him, this fact torments himself and the one he loves…
Trailer...https://youtu.be/f-1rcOiReoU

Stay Gold Man Up

Ray McEachern

2017

Canada | 25 min
What began 9 years ago as a drag king competition night at one of the last lesbian bars in Vancouver—the now closed Lick nightclub—has since turned into a monthly multi-gender drag spectacular and queer dance party in East Vancouver. Celebrating kings, queens, and everything in between, Man Up has grown to become indispensable in Vancouver’s vibrant and diverse queer community, proving that drag is for everybody. Stay Gold Man Up features interviews with key figures, attendees, and performers alike. Man Up happens the last Friday of every month at the Cobalt.

Still Here

Britney Dennison

2017

Canada | 4 min
Jason is using art to open up about his experiences – through his photography and paintings he is asking his audience to question what we actually mean when we talk about “bullying.”
Watch...https://vimeo.com/235808000

Stop 42

Fiona Rutan, Ian Buson, Kartar Bagri, SailorHank Payne

2017

USA / 6 min
A mysterious stranger offers a life-altering ultimatum to a teen waiting for their bus.

Stop Drop Roll by Macy Gray

Collier Landry and Guido Fabris

2017

Watch...https://youtu.be/BDNipFmyhgU

Strangelove

Jorge Xolalpa Jr.

2017

USA / 14 mins / Web Series
Where we meet Richard and Justin. A very complicated yet passionate duo.
Watch... https://youtu.be/sQq0z17GmNA

Stung

Seamus O’Dare

2017

UK / 10 mins
Angus is sleeping with every man in a 5 mile radius to try and find “the one”… There is only one guy left on his list, but will he find love or will love have a sting in it’s tail?
Watch... https://youtu.be/nNn10KCm6qs

Subluna

Emmeline Cambrils & Dominique Birraldacci

2017

France / 11’40
Lisa does not have a home anymore. She is trapped in another dimension. Just who’s playing her?
Lisa n’a plus de chez elle. Elle est emprisonnée dans une autre dimension. Qui sont ceux qui jouent avec elle?
Trailer... https://vimeo.com/236166674

Symposium: an athenian rawmance

Menelas

2017

Greece / 23 mins
Trailer... https://vimeo.com/206581057

Tajomstvo

David Benedek

2017

Slovenia / 10 mins
Trailer... https://youtu.be/Ecruq39x594

Temporary Shelters / Tempshelters

?

2017

USA / 23 mins
This short film follows Maiko, a genderqueer Chicanx activist, who navigates his gender identity through three spaces: his family home in Pomona, CA, where he feels loved, but constricted at times, the queer community in Tucson AZ, where he feels free to explore his identity, and a migrant camp on the AZ/MX border where he works with the nonprofit organization No Mas Muertes to help people survive the perilous desert border crossing. The film operates like a triptych offering three intimate portraits of one person navigating three distinct spaces, all while simultaneously reconciling gender expression and Chicanx identity.

Teteras

Nacho De Paoli, Dora Schoj

2017

Argentina / 10 mins

That Creature is Me

Or Yahel

2017

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

That’s Just Body, This is Me

?

2017

Lithuania
Trans people living in Lithuania speak about themselves, their experiences, and why they are still here, despite the lack of understanding and tolerance.

The 490th Incarnation

MaDame Düx

2017

USA / 19 mins
Sllent film set to the music and poetry of Queer artist, MaDame Düx.  The MC is re-writing the journey of four Queer characters on a vintage Underwood typewriter. Each Character, seems destined to a miserable life in black & white until the MC intervenes. The MC reroutes their destiny’s, releasing them from their pain, shame and unhappiness. Finally they are able to forgive themselves and in that moment they are freed from their colorless lives and instantly transported to a brilliant harlequin streaked, Queer jubilee hosted by our MC, played by the artist MaDame Düx. We journey with each Character as their story is rewritten.
Watch... https://vimeo.com/193856503

The Big Deal

Armand de Saint-Salvy

2017

Australia / 2 mins
'Mum, dad, I have something to tell you...'
Watch... https://youtu.be/v3RuNsDMa8M

The Blue Angel 

Borja Segarra Bueno

2017

Spain / 4 mins

The Clarinets / Shehenaiiya

Debadrita Bose

2017

India / 23 mins
A young man from the suburbs comes to the city for some shopping. He misses the last train to home and roams about. Suddenly he meets another man, who offers refuge for the night.
Trailer... https://youtu.be/wf7oOzSH0A8

The Condom Man

Cara Holmes

2017

Ireland / 12 mins
The Condom Man is the story of how Irish people fought the system, provided frontline and core services for haemophiliacs and other HIV/AIDS patients, and ultimately saved lives. 

The Convention

Jessica Dimmock

2017

USA / 10 mins
A short film exploring the annual Esprit gathering, where transgender women in their senior years who have been closeted their whole lives gather for a week of shared experience and understanding in a logging town in Northern Washington. 
Watch... https://vimeo.com/195348975 

The Cycle

Benjamin Zhang and Dewi Tan

2017

USA / 13 mins

The Doom Troubadour

Rémy Yadan

2017

France / 70’. Documentaire.
The Doom Troubadour est un film à caractère documentaire sur la lutte contre le sida. À travers le témoignage singulier de Didier Lestrade (cofondateur d’Act Up-Paris en 1989), ce film met en lumière des archives uniques tournées en super 8 dans les années 2000 à Paris et des séquences historiques de mobilisations massives à New York et San Francisco. Ce regard panoramique du militantisme LGBT est rythmé par des séquences cinématographiques et musicales.
Trailer... https://vimeo.com/231302715

The Emergence of Rainbow “T”

Toni Paynter

2017

Australia / 10 min

Childhood abuse, emotional ‘burn-out’, recovery and transition lead this 75-year-old Melbourne trans film maker into a busy authentic life as LGBTI facilitator and advocate.

Watch... https://vimeo.com/224939371

The First Time Ever I Saw His Face

Jack Deslandes

2017

UK / 1'
A modern story about love, idols, and queer fandom.

The Hutong Vibe

Fan Popo

2017

China / 18 mins
The Hutong Vibe is the first feminist queer pornography film made in Mainland China.  Two women met in a Hutong b&b in Beijing. One of them presents herself as unfriendly and bashful while the other is bold and flirty. What would happen when they become more and more involved?
Trailer... https://vimeo.com/211022824

The Loneliness of Number Two

Javad Sotoodehnia

2017

Iran | 20 min
Morteza finds out his roommate, Abbas, wants to commit suicide. Abbas is transsexual and lives in a hard situation. Morteza tries to stop him, but then Abbas makes a strange decision

The Longform Lesbian Census

Thirza Cuthand

2017

4 mins
Two Longform Lesbian Census workers poll their community to gather crucial statistics, or to find girlfriends!

The Luring

Alex Plumb

2017

New Zealand / 12’

The Natural Choice

Anna Pozdniakov

2017

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

The Offer

Aria Adl

2017

USA / 5 mins
Tim thinks Kevin is really gay. Kevin asks Tim earnestly about doing the Stand- Up Comedy together, but Tim misunderstands about Kevin’s characters the whole time.

Watch... https://youtu.be/brxlk8dm86g

The Other Side

Leo Adef

2017

5 mins
A young french boy takes a train to a new city to discover himself while he experiments for the first time a lot of new experiences about youth, sex, partying and friendship.
Watch... https://vimeo.com/242567790

The Private War of Joseph Sargent

Steven Vasquez

2017

USA / 31 mins / porn
Two mercenaries are on a secret mission in the jungles of South America. Once captured, their last night together will reveal dark secrets and create sexual tensions. So much so that it will cause unforeseen collateral damage that stretches well beyond the jungle. 
Trailer... https://vimeo.com/ondemand/privatewarofjosephsargen/234479914  

The Surrogate

Achiro P. Olwoch & Adnan Ssenkumba

2017

Uganda / 11 mins

A young woman gets pregnant out of wedlock with a homosexual man in a society that is weary of both scenarios.

The Things That Make Us

Fox Fisher

2017

UK / 2.58 min

My Genderation star, artist, trans activist and filmmaker Fox Fisher. Intimate words and images from a trans couple in love.
Watch... https://youtu.be/BviFcQwx4HY

The Town I Live In

Guadalupe Rosales and Matt Wolf

2017

10 mins
The artist Guadalupe Rosales wanted to resist the erasure of history, so she created a monumental archive of Los Angeles youth culture called Veteranas and Rucas on instagram. But when anti-gentrification activists in her Los Angeles neighborhood Boyle Heights begin protesting art galleries, Rosales gets caught in the middle of a heated conflict.
Watch...https://vimeo.com/234735874

The Trans Sex Workers of Istanbul

Andy Hayward

2017

Turkey / 22 mins
The number of transphobia-related murders in Turkey is among the highest in the world. The sex workers of Istanbul allow us to intimately explore their lives and experiences against this difficult backdrop.
Trailer... https://vimeo.com/218785390

The Twist Party

Animan

2017

USA / 11 mins
You have most probably heard of the artistic work and lifes of Tom of Finland or James Bidgood (Pink Narcissus)   They have produced amazing artwork from their homes in complete anonymity.  Animan in the next great gay artist who produces animated gay porno from his home.  No one knows who is the man behind these amazing cartoons. Yet thousands of people from all over the world are now his fans and are enjoying these bright and colorful erotic adventures.

The Wedding

Javier Perez; Victor Borbolla

2017

USA / 4 mins
Javier Perez and Victor Borbolla both sat at the same lunch table in high school. In October, they got married in New York.
Watch... https://vimeo.com/199488303

The Whistle

StormMiguel Florez

2017

Trailer...https://vimeo.com/222765069

The World is Round so that Nobody can Hide in the Corners – Part I: Refuge

Leandro Goddinho

2017

Germany / 13’24.
Les difficultés d’un réfugié africain et gay pour trouver asile en Allemagne.

The World is Round: Part 2 The Kiss

Leandro Goddinho

2017

Germany / 5 mins
A performance piece that links the Nazi persecution of gays to 2017’s contemporary LGBTQ+ community and struggles.

Thinking Out Loud

Ronnie Zidon

2017

Israel / 1.5 min

Those People / Esa Gente

Stephanie N. Stoddard Cortes

2017

Puerto Rico / 5 mins
Watch... https://vimeo.com/199508270

Three: The Series

?

2017

USA / Web Series
A funny, poignant exploration of monogamy in gay life. Told over 6 breezy episodes, ‘Three’ is the story of a relationship between two men where the thrill is gone but the love remains.
Trailer... https://youtu.be/0e8_I0I0pwk

Todos Héroes

Miguel Silva Rojas, Kevin Puelles

2017

Perú / 8   
Con las noches limeñas como escenario, Vacuman – el héroe que previene – aparece en los espacios menos, o quizás más, esperados. Jóvenes en los techos, estudiantes de miradas melancólicas y parejas intensas alrededor del amor, son sus protegidos.

Tokyo Neighbors

?

2017

Japan / 6 mins / Web series
Watch... https://youtu.be/qkP4nJSHx8k

Trans Manifest

Viv Bruschz e Matheus Faria

2017

 

Brasil / 9 mins
This documentary aims to show the human and professional sides, achievements and experiences of trans women, such their professional trajectories in the academic environment or in the militancy for their social rights and dignity.

Transpose: The Transgender Project

Kurtz Frausun

2017

45 min
Transpose is a film documentary that explores the extraordinary challenges and triumphs of transgender people as they transition from the gender assigned to them at birth to living the life that they have envisioned for themselves whether as a transgender man or transgender woman. Transpose is a collection of powerful stories of individuals who choose to determine the course of their life, regardless of the difficult path of transition.
Trailer...https://vimeo.com/214908372

Trilhos

Lucas Hossoe, Luiz Fernando Coutinho

2017

Brasil / 14 mins
Após fazer fotos nos vagões abandonados, Antonio conhece um misterioso homem.

Trips

Brian Fairbairn

2017

France / 16’

Trivial

Noel Alejandro

2017

Spain / 30 mins / porn
Flat hunting can become quite an experience when the house of your dreams is inhabited by two terribly seducing human beings. Trivial is a about a music student (Valentin) who goes visit a flat to rent one of its rooms, and is welcomed by Renault (Yann André) and Pierre (Gaspard), who are roomate with benefits.

Trailer... https://vimeo.com/218447029

Tropical prevla

Manuela M b sobral

2017

Germany / 9 mins
Chloé is bored. On her 12th birthday, she is on a boat tour in the Prevla river with her parents. But this river hides a secret.

True You

Matkai Burmaster

2017

3 min
A young guy tells his girlfriend that he’s gay and what happens next isn’t what you’d think…
Watch... https://vimeo.com/233943467

Tudo o que amo morre

Lula Magalhães

2017

Brazil / 14’30”

Uma garota que mora e trabalha num desolado ferro velho tem sua rotina transformada pela chegada de um inusitado companheiro.

Unconditional Love

Khaing Htun

2017

Myanmar / 22 mins
Unconditional Love is a window into the life of Myanmar’s mostly hidden Lesbian community. It tells the story of a tomboy and her lover and their story of how they meet and the struggles they encounter from their families and relatives.

Uprooting Ghosts: A Queer "Fantasia on National Themes"

Rafal Morusiewicz

2017

Austria / 47'
This mash-up work of experimental re-searching unearths the frenetic, oppressive mood of political and social realities in 1952-1989 Poland and Hungary, through fragments of queer desire and the resistance of our very existence.

The work combines samples of banned and rare films Hands Up! (dir. Jerzy Skolimowski, 1982), How Far Away, How Near (dir. Tadeusz Konwicki, 1971), and Another View (dir. Karoly Makk and Janos Xantus, 1982) and more than a dozen other films, texts and tracks to create a passionate, suspicious tapestry of hauntings, dreams, fragments and provocations.

Vaca Profana

René Guerra

2017

Brazil / 15 mins
Nádia é uma travesti que quer ser mãe. Ela será mãe. Ela é mãe.

Valentin(e)

Paul Marques Duarte et Violette Gitton

2017

France / 6’
Valentin, un garçon de 19 ans, retrouve des photos imprimées au fil du temps. Il se remémore ces années pendant lesquelles il a appris à s’affirmer, à passer de Valentine à Valentin.
Trailer... https://vimeo.com/236414362

Valentine’s Day

Bella Giancotta

2017

Canada / 2 mins
Short and sweet, Valentine’s Day captures the process of getting ready for an exciting night through documenting a rarely-seen yet somewhat common ritual.

Välissä – In Between

Sonja Sinisalo

2017

Finland / 19 min
Trailer...https://youtu.be/o5Drq_0BMB0

Vanilla

Junting ZHOU

2017

China / 7 mins
Lost in communication… 
Watch... https://vimeo.com/200907403

Visible

Max-Arthur Mantle

2017

90 minutes | LGBTQ Caribbean Diaspora, Documentary

Jamaican-born filmmaker and writer Max-Arthur Mantle shares compelling and transformative portraits and narratives of subjects who deconstruct what it means to be Caribbean, LGBTQ, and living in the North American diaspora.
Trailer... https://vimeo.com/225474351

Vivian & Veronica Play Doctor

Kelsy Gossett

2017

USA / 3 min.
The doctor is in…and out.

Vivian & Veronica: Pop It

Kelsy Gossett

2017

USA / 3 min.
A little bow-chicka-wow-WOW!

Vivian & Veronica: Schoolgirls

Kelsy Gossett

2017

USA / 2 min.
Bad girls need discipline.

War Within

Zaher Saleh

2017

4 mins
“The War Within” tells a personal story of a gay Muslim man’s struggle to reconcile his sexuality with his faith, his longing for acceptance from his family and his journey to love and accept himself.
Watch... https://vimeo.com/222315815

We Did Not Fall From the Sky

Tabs Breese, Georgia Oakley

2017

Purushi, Pratiksha and Shalu are three best friends and trans women struggling to find their place in contemporary Indian society, often via the only means of making a living available to them: sex work and begging. Our film is a highly stylised art piece – the live action is intercut with animation and dreamlike dance sequences.

We Exist

Cal Andrews

2017

Australia / 12 min

Reflections from community advocates on LGBTIQ homelessness in Victoria, including current projects and practice, changes and challenges in the sector, and hopes for the future.

Where the Trees Bend / Bøsseskoven

Thomas Elley

2017

Denmark / 17 mins
A struggling actor cannot satisfy his authoritative director. A retired teacher is starting to question his marriage. Both seek out into the forest.
Watch... https://vimeo.com/189231710

White Machine

Ted Kwo

2017

USA / 3 mins
This is a paper cutout stop motion animation. Both abstract and meditative this non-narrative short experimental film subtly expresses themes of colonialism, identity, and technological advancement.
Trailer... https://vimeo.com/217350095

Wir Können Alle Nur Gewinnen

Adrian Hoffmann; Sebastian Schmöller

2017

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

Witches / Brujas

?

2017

USA / 7 mins
You may have heard of BRUJAS before — the group of young activists in New York holding their own in the male-dominated skateparks spread through the city. But pinning BRUJAS as just a rare, female skate gang would be cursory at best. BRUJAS defines itself as “an urban, free-form, creative and autonomous organization that seeks to build radical political coalition through youth culture. The group expresses community through skateboarding, art and political organizing.”  Without further adieu, meet the New York skateboarders shaking the system beyond four wheels.
Watch... https://vimeo.com/211749157

With Thelma / Avec Thelma

Ann Sirot, Raphaël Balboni

2017

Belgium / 13 mins
An Icelandic volcano has blocked air traffic and Thelma’s parents are stuck overseas. Until planes start flying across the sky again, Jean Vincent and Thelma share the same roof.
Trailer...https://vimeo.com/188970931

WO|LF

Chelsea Innes

2017

Canada / 20 mins
WO|LF follows the story of Ash, a heart broken lesbian that decides to continue to a cider soaked cabin party without her girlfriend after yet another break up. Ash tries her hardest not to be a buzzkill while surrounded by a collection of gorgeous queers.

Words Fly Away / Verba Volant / Söz Uçar

Tufan Taştan

2017

Turkey / 4’
Film dedicato a due insegnanti licenziati dopo il fallito colpo di Stato, accusati di appartenere alla comunità di Gulen, realtà religiosa accusata di pianificare il fallito tentativo. Hanno protestato e ora sono in prigione accusati di terrorismo. Sono in sciopero della fame dal 9 novembre 2016.
Watch...https://youtu.be/siSBXo1Ubf0

X-manas

Clarissa Ribeiro

2017

Brazil / 18’
No submundo xs dissidentes sexuais, bichas bandidas, travestis, sapatonas boladas e todos os corpos marginalizados bolam um plano para destruir a cisheteronorma. 
Trailer... https://youtu.be/3cBkUwragIY

Yeda Brown – Efeito Borboleta 

Pedro Murad

2017

Brasil / 6 mins
O bater asas de uma borboleta pode causar um tufão em outra parte do mundo. Um simples nome é como esse bater de asas. O filme traz um breve relato de Yeda Brown, uma das primeiras transexuais brasileiras (transgenitalizada em 1975).
Watch... https://vimeo.com/195850384

Yolis

Juan Diego Ramirez

2017

 ?

You Should Be Mine

Ricardo Noel Frutuoso

2017

UK / 10 mins
Daniel spends part of his time finding dates online. After meeting Bear69, his life changes forever.

Your Way Back to Me

Alexandra Dietz

2017

Trailer...https://vimeo.com/201145238

Zebra Fish

Augusto Sinay & Maureen Zanetti

2017

Argentina / 13 mins