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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...

2018 - UPDATED: 8 September 2018

 

#MyTransBody

Fox Fisher

2018

UK | 2 minutes
The bodies of trans people are always compared to cis bodies that conform to strict and oppressive ideas of bodies and beauty; it is seen as the ultimate, non-attainable goal. #MyTransBody celebrates trans bodies while expanding the bandwidth of what is considered beautiful, desirable and worthy of love.

45 Days Away From You / 45 Dias Sem Você

Rafael Gomes

2018

Brazil
In a fiction film with documentary characters, Rafael, a Brazilian gay guy in his 20s, waited 45 days for a love that never returned. Broken hearted, he departs into self exile, seeking refuge with three friends who, for different reasons, decided to live away from their own home: Julia in England, Fabio in Portugal and Mayara in Argentina.

49 Mile Scenic Drive

Bradley Smith

2018

USA | 11min
The compelling and amusing story behind one of San Francisco's most visually arresting signposts, the design change that tarnishes its legacy and a campaign to keep a classic alive.

51

Lizzie Meaker

2018

UK / 3 mins
A short film that shines light on the mental deterioration of a young female conflicted
with the aftermath of acquaintance rape.

A Great Ride

Deborah Craig & Veronica Deliz

2018

USA | 28m
A Great Ride looks at older lesbians—Sally Gearhart, Brenda Crawford, and several women who live in an LGBTQ-friendly retirement community in Santa Rosa—aging with dynamism and zest for life, determination, and humor.
Trailer… https://vimeo.com/268670512

A Hidden Story: The Limits of Pleasure

Anoush Masoudi

2018

Germany / 14 mins
An unknown person starts to film sexual intercourse between an older professor and a young male sex worker in a stall of a public toilet.
Trailer… https://vimeo.com/247979088

A Short Distance 

Anthony Dunn

2018

Canada | 5 mins
This dark comedy focuses on a closeted gay man who wants to make a break for it by escaping his domineering wife.

About a Butterfly and Its Cocoon

R.B. Lima

2018

Brazil / 14 mins
When I was born they dressed me in blue and said I was a boy. Then they wet my head and said I was a Christian.

Ala rota

Rodrigo Brevis

2018

Chile / 19 mins
Un día normal de Gonzalo, un joven homosexual de 18 años, puede cambiar rotundamente cuando se encuentre con alguien como él, pero quizás no en el momento indicado.
Watch… https://youtu.be/qvaLCmNIq0A

All Rolled in One

Carolina Dutca

2018

Moldova / 5’
A hypnotic and fragmented picture of the film maker’s memories, when she was attracted to girls.

All the Beautiful Girls

Amanda Justice

2018

USA / 5min
Muted VHS interviews with women who participated in porn films are edited against solemn images of the sky in this quietly unsettling found footage collage.

Alma

Javier Palacios

2018

México / 8´
Alma ha sacrificado todo para empezar una nueva vida, en plenitud… ahora lo único que busca es trascender y ser aceptada. ¿Hasta dónde llegarán sus límites para conseguirlo?

Amar, Prem

Mujeer Pasha

2018

India | 12 mins
Amar and Prem call their relationship quits and choose to be friends. But soon, loneliness rekindles longing. Can they go back?
Watch...https://youtu.be/8XcY6knm0Zc

Amores de Papel

J. A. Valero

2018

Spain
Dos amigos, Gabi y Amanda conocen a Adri, un chico recién llegado a Madrid. Entre los tres se creará un vinculo sentimental que desencadenará una serie de emociones y malos entendidos que les pondrán a prueba.Two friends, Gabi and Amanda meet Adri, a boy recently arrived in Madrid. Between them will be created a sentimental bond that will unleash a series of emotions and misunderstandings that will test their relationship.
Trailer… https://vimeo.com/257205701

Angela Wilson: A Butcher's Story

Gaby Scott

2018

USA | 7m
Meet Angela Wilson, a female butcher and the owner of Avedano’s, an independent butcher shop right here in the rapidly shifting landscape that is San Francisco.
Trailer… https://vimeo.com/260500878

Anthony. Legrand, Profesional

Gisela Rosario

2018

Puerto Rico / 27 min.
Anthony Legrand es un inolvidable personaje conocido mejor como "Tony", un dandy de 72 años que siempre vivió de su belleza física y cuyo único compromiso diario es estar en su casa a las 8:30 de la noche para contestar la llamada de quien ha sido su compañero por más de 40 años.

At Night / La Nuit

Nais Garziani

2018

7 min
At night, the princes of the city come on stage. A portrayal of two lovers of the night who, contrary to what we think, are almost the same.
Trailer… https://youtu.be/KFPITS5xJO0

Bad Ally

Ariel Mahler & Daquisha Jones

2018

USA
This comedy series that follows two central protagonists. Mix, a white, non-binary transgender, queer actor and Harriet, a Black, cisgender, heterosexual writer. Together they navigate New York City, their work in the activist community, and a friendship that challenges their individual upbringing and the communities with which they identify.

Bad Bed

Val Hidalgo

2018

Argentina | 8:22

Bad Friend

Stephen Winter

2018

USA | 5m
Luna and Blaze, two queer and fabulous friends, have a falling out in 1996 and take 25 years to make up, in this upbeat, narratively propelled music video featuring cameos by Mx Justin Vivian Bond and director Stephen Winter.

Bag

Chris Cahilig

2018

Philippines / 4 mins
Paolo, an openly gay young professional, is quite unlucky when it comes to finding romantic and lasting relationships. His college buddy Carlo comforts him every time he goes through a breakup. Will their friendship eventually lead to something else?
Watch… https://vimeo.com/270537224  

Battle Cry

Kyle Reaume

2018

Canada / / 14 mins
Toronto's most cerebral drag queen and "tragicomedienne" Pearle Harbour aka Justin Miller prepares to take the stage for his new show "Battle Cry: Songs Of Warfare & Gaiety" at Buddies In Bad Times – the oldest-running queer theater in the world.

Beauty

Christina Willings

2018

Canada / 24 mins
It's never easy to find a place in the world to be who you need to be, but five gender-creative young people take a crack this daunting task with courage and imagination.
Trailer… https://vimeo.com/250137107

Bedeavdin

Shira Fischel

2018

Israel, 11 min
Tom sets out on a journey to find a girl she met at a nightclub after being harassed by a man.

Beside The Water, 1999-2003 

Finn Paul

2018

12 min
Still photographs of desert landscapes and trans bodies interact in this essay film to tell a story of isolation, intimacy, and trauma within an American trans masculine community of the early 2000's. Beside the water, proposes an alternative mode of retrieving and disseminating a trans past through familial relations and the erotic. Piecing together evidences of a past via an individuals mementos, this work places trans sexual experiences in conversation with a non-linear idea of history, that is both real and fabricated, defiantly looking towards a future of pleasure, beauty, sincerity, and fantasy.

Birds of Paradise

Rahul M M

2018

10 min / India

Blind Turns

Billy Craig

2018

Spain / 4 mins
Turning blind at the age of 15, Meritxell's world changed from one of seeing, to another of non-seeing. Yet through sheer tenacity, Meritxell is determined to pursue her dream of becoming a professional skier. In this short we follow Meritxell down the rapid slopes of La Molina, to watch her launch herself into the piste without seeing a thing.

Borrar la Huella

Cisco Estrada

2018

México / 14´
Sólo quedan Ariadna y su madre en la casa. Les queda grande, es hora de irse. El silencio mata; Ariadna lo sabe y está decidida a romperlo.

Breast Friends

Eleanor Rogers

2018

Ireland / 18 Minutes
A young driven female relay runner begins to question her sexuality when a new member joins the relay team.

Bygdehomo

Julia Dahr & Julie Lunde Lillesæter

2018

Norway / 18 Min
When queer people return home for the first Village Pride, they are met with protests from a local congregation.
Trailer… https://vimeo.com/277950279  

Caracoles

Juan Texier

2018

Argentina
Ivan, Malena y Tobias pasan unos días acampando en un pinar. Despojados de todas las presiones sociales propias de la gran ciudad, se encuentran menos reacios a explorar nuevos sentimientos. Entre miradas, fogones y caracoles, exploran lo volátil de las relaciones humanas y se descubren sexualmente.
Trailer… https://youtu.be/_Mqiy0n3hZc

Carne compartida

Samuel Castellanos

2018

Mexico / 17 mins
Un joven llamado Mario tiene secuestrado a un chico llamado Félix, con el cual siente una doble dualidad de amor y de rechazo. ¿Será Mario capaz de afrontar su propia identidad y liberarse de los dogmas que lo tienen maniatado?
Watch… https://youtu.be/KfvALPrTP1M

Colors

Yuki Chen

2018

Canada | 6 min
Trailer… https://vimeo.com/262074664

Count It All

Alexia Acebo

2018

USA / 5 mins
"Count it All" showcases the authentic stories of real people going from despair and darkness into a joyous place by means of relationships built and communing with similar people. The film is evidence that we can truly count it all joy.
Watch… https://vimeo.com/256181555

Cuento Contigo

Piero Gabriel Aguilar Yactayo

2018

Perú / 9 mins
Richie y Elías son una pareja. Viven cómodamente pero la invitación a un almuerzo de promoción del colegio de Richie, lugar de donde no guarda gratos recuerdos generará una fuerte discusión entre ellos donde se verá las falencias en torno a su relación.

Cuídate, Cuídame

Uriel Núñez

2018

México /15´
Documental sobre la Red Mexicana de Personas que viven con el VIH.
Watch… https://youtu.be/2m2hsunL5JE

Cupiditas

Mattin Garikano

2018

13 mins
Cupiditas es un cortometraje gay que narra el amor y lo prohibido en el quinto aniversario de Eloy e Isaac. A través del conflicto se muestra como más allá del amor se encuentran los deseos y los secretos.
Watch… https://youtu.be/CZfgSgmvSFI

Dances

Ramon Watkins

2018

Australia / 5'
Collection of real experiences with queer dating apps, explored through dance and animation.
Watch… https://vimeo.com/264549241

Daughter

Ryan Cassata

2018

USA
A song about my personal experience transitioning from female to male and my transformed relationship from being my dads daughter to being his son.
Watch… https://youtu.be/IOery7rg2eo

Desperately Seeking Shavers

Emmett Aldred

2018

5 mins
A look at the role facial hair plays in expressing and actualising identity for trans and gender diverse people.

Diva

Adam Csoka Keller

2018

UK / 6 Min
The history and definitions of the word Diva are brought to vivid life in this film, as the worlds of opera singer Sona Cervena and drag star Divina De Campo collide.
Trailer… https://vimeo.com/269484387

Divine Being / Essere Divina

Luca Pellegrini

2018

Italy / 74 mins
The only school in Italy where you walk in with ordinary shoes and you walk out with high heels is in Milan. There are four teachers responsible for this transformation and twenty students, men and women, each of them with their own story but with the same wish... to be transformed into a fabulous drag queen! A workshop which is also a safe place where men can try the still taboo experience of cross dressing, while women have the opportunity to emphasize their femininity in a way that they could never do in the outside world, without being judged or socially excluded. Divine Being is the story of this unusual school, where people are taught to use makeup, dress up in drag, walk a catwalk, laugh at their own mistakes, and, above all, to finally be their true selves. Sax, who is one of the teachers and whose stage-name is Dee Dee La Crush, says, "Being a drag queen for me means the freedom to live in your own way, the freedom to be everything you want to be."
Trailer… https://vimeo.com/154789386

Don't Fuck with England

Rocket Ear

2018

USA | 3m
A punishing lesson in British diction, delivered graphically (literally: in animated text graphics).

Drag Me In Place 

Michael Zarowny (Mood Killer)

2018

USA, 3 min
Mood Killer’s strange and surreal new music video, think Devo and Tron meet Marilyn Manson.

Drag Queen Storytime

Emma Kopkowski and Tyler Litwin

2018

9 min | USA
In Greensboro, NC, two drag queens read to children at a private bookstore in order to promote diversity and challenge gender stereotypes.
Trailer… https://youtu.be/3mUnPJdFdO4

Dyke Bars Never Last

Stacy McKenzie

2018

USA | 6m
In the wake of dyke bars and spaces closing, a lonely queer in San Francisco sits outside of the now closed Lexington Bar and follows a trail of signs, motorcycle babes, femme dommes, and leather daddies to the Last Dyke Bar on Earth.
Watch...https://youtu.be/ON7EwTKXrSs

Eco Erotics

Charlotte Seebeck

2018

UK / 11 mins
6 female performance artists retreat for remote conversation around eco sex* into Welsh Wilderness. They immerse with the Quiet Earth surroundings through body and mind and follow eco erotic trails. They have intense encounters with trees and sheep. Blurred practice. Queering witchy heritage. They improvise in response to a meadow, the ocean and the paradox of live art documentary itself.

Emerging Doubts (Dubbi che vengono)

Ilaria Galanti

2018

Italy / 17 mins
Manuel must have been really drunk last night! He wakes up feeling hungover, with a perfect stranger sleeping next to him. Naked. Manuel is naked too, and try as he may, he cannot remember who that man is and what happened. The fact that his girlfriend is about to return from a trip abroad and his house is crowded with friends for an impromptu party is no help to him in trying to remember. Perhaps the path to understanding will be longer and more complicated than it seems.

Enfin Seule

Josalyn Smith

2018

USA / 11 min
Arriving in the afterlife, Mel wants to get down to the business of eternal solitude, but her case worker at “Le Bureau” has a slightly different plan in mind.

Enid & Valerie: The Dream

Matthew Kennedy

2018

Scotland / 3 min
Enid & Valerie is a short animation about a lone spinster named Valerie. Here we venture in to her dreams, where she meets Enid, a witch. Could this be the start of an unlikely friendship?
Watch… https://youtu.be/jGCXLsv91eI

EQ

Anika Syskakis

2018

Canada | 6 min

Eternal Harvest

David Wayne Reed

2018

12 minutes  |  USA
Using drones, dance, farm implements, heirloom quilts, agriculture, and video installation, Eternal Harvest is a short film by Kansas City based writer, artist and actor David Wayne Reed about the cycle of life as depicted by the growing season on a rural Kansas farm.
Trailer… https://youtu.be/8ER7ifB9IcM

Fat Hiking Club

Layla Cameron

2018

Canada | 14 min
A woman in Portland seeks to make the outdoors more accessible for fat people - just as they are and without shame. Armed with her slogan “Trails Not Scales”, she soon finds herself hosting events all over North America.
Trailer… https://vimeo.com/248373192

Feelin' Myself

Edward Perkins

2018

USA / 3 mins
Realism and representation are strained with rapid cutting and colored ink.

Fez

Jermaine D’Vauz

2018

Australia / 15 mins
FEZ is a high energy, short spectacle celebrating Samoan- Australian entertainer Fez Faanana and his trailblazing artistic journey from growing up in small town Ipswich, Queensland to representing Australia on the world stage in dazzling drag, with his co-founded all male burlesque company "Briefs Factory".

Film Omaggio a Godard

Vincent Dieutre & Vivianne Perelmuter

2018

France  / 6'

Flamers: Bottoms in a Brushfire

Capucine Berney

2018

9 min.
Two clueless, narcissistic (but also beautiful and valid) bottoms are forced to pack up their home during a brush fire. Do I bring my pride flag or my great grandma’s urn? An examination of priorities.

Flu$h

Heather Acs

2018

9 min
Roxy, a high-femme punk, multi-tasks between a hot date and a hilarious group domination session with a cadre of her fabulous queer friends.
Trailer...https://vimeo.com/274971986

Frolic's Haunt

Elizabeth Littlejohn

2018

Canada / 10 mins
A team of eager volunteers in Toronto set out to change accessibility issues on Halloween by creating a first-of-its-kind haunted house that comes with a unique scare system.

Fuck the Boxes

Abel Rubinstein

2018

UK / 10’
Fuck The Boxes follows a gay 20-year-old student Dan and his best friend Ray. But what does being gay mean if gender is not binary?

Funeral

Leah Shore

2018

USA | 8min
A dramedy where the surreal meets the real by a water cooler.

Gay Revolution: Il Secolo Arcobaleno

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2018

Italia  / 60′
Episodio 1 – Presentato da Sky Arte
In una calda sera di giugno del 1969 la polizia fece violentemente irruzione allo "Stonewall Inn", un noto bar gay di New York City. Un evento per nulla straordinario, dal momento che gli omosessuali all’epoca erano perseguitati. Tuttavia quella sera i clienti decisero di opporsi alle forze dell’ordine per tutta la notte e questo fu l’inizio di una rivoluzione e la nascita di quel movimento che avrebbe portato alla depenalizzazione dell'omosessualità in molti paesi del mondo.

Gender Bender

Erica Lust

2018

Spain / 13 Min
Two bisexuals discovering their gender identities as they grow up in world where that’s suddenly more okay to do. 

Get Off My Turf!

Fox Fisher

2018

UK | 7 minutes
Chloe doesn't know that her neighbour Penny is highly transphobic. When Chloe overhears Penny on the phone speaking about trans people, she discloses to Penny that she is trans. This results in a conflict between the two women that tests their already established friendship, and explores topics of modern transphobia and the life experiences of trans women in society today.

Going Out

Kim Hyuk

2018

South Korea / 20 mins
Jin-soo, a Female-to-Male transgender, goes out for the first time in a long time to come out to his friend Na-young about his gender identity. Jin-soo goes to the hair salon to cut his messy hair and awaits Na-young who will come to meet him, planning the perfect timing to come out. When the hairdresser charges Jin-soo for a female cut even though he has short hair, Jin-soo in infuriated and Na-young tries to avoid the awkward situation by paying for Jin-soo, and they end up having a fight.

Great Again

Kirrilee Bailey

2018

Australia / 6 mins
Jordan, a queer non-binary person, visits their conservative family in the country, only to be greeted by their mother sporting a rather unambiguous cap.

Happy Birthday 

Penny Chen

2018

5 min

Happy Valentine’s Day

Judy Febles

2018

USA
A young daughter creates a hand made valentine's day card to her crush. The mother is curious to who this card is going to, she assumes it's for a boy in her class but soon discovers it is not.
Watch… https://vimeo.com/251287222

Heavier Than Air

Josh  & Buster Grey-Jung

2018

UK / 16 mins
An immersive audio-visual collage recorded in Rajasthan, India. Meditative and dreamlike in its tone, the film explores the everyday practices and rituals of the Rajasthani people, whilst subtly addressing themes of faith, gender politics and the impact of advanced technologies on rural life. 

Hibernaculum

Tyler Lumm

2018

USA, 7 min.
A dark thought provoking meta-narrative of a human attempting to become an Orca whale.

Hole

G Goletski

2018

Canada | 6 min
HOLE is an experimental narrative animated short about Mo, an adult with Autism Spectrum Disorder. Mo spends a lot of time in their brain. Today, a hole started following them.
Trailer… https://vimeo.com/262062387

Horror, Sex and Hair Curlers

Phillippe Solange

2018

18 minutes  |  France
Today, Françoise is spying on her husband Robert, who she suspects of cheating on her. The hairdresser is right to trust her instinct... She spots Robert stepping inside a gay sex club with a young man, as handsome as he is mysterious. Françoise is furious but she has no idea how weird and horrific this day is about to get!
Trailer… https://vimeo.com/238062227

Human is Human

Keegun Selley

2018

7 minutes  |  USA
The story of Parker Liu, an individual who is currently transitioning from female to male. This documentary serves a platform for Liu to speak about his specific life experiences. Liu touches on topics of family acceptance, coming out, cultural norms, and future plans.
Watch… https://youtu.be/lWawgjVlWKs

In the Lair

Raz Bdv

2018

Israel, 12 min
Separations in a lesbian affair can be cyclical, repetitive, almost routine. Following their breakup, Doron arrives at Mali’s place to return a pot. Will the visit bring about a change?
Trailer… https://youtu.be/tS8WcvAf3Hg

Inseln

Ron Jager

2018

Germany
Jeder Mensch ist auf seine Weise allein, mit seinen eigenen Sorgen und Hoffnungen. Nur manchmal finden sie sich zusammen und erkennen, dass sie eine besondere Verbindung besitzen.
Everybody is alone in their own way, with their own hopes and fears. Only sometimes people find each other and realize that they have a special connection.
Trailer… https://youtu.be/4Wyien01kzA

Irattajeevitham

Suresh Narayanan

2018

India | 1 hr 41 mins
Sainu and Amina were thick friends when they were kids and this attraction between the two has grown irresistibly, making them inseparable. But there is one major hitch. Inside Amina is a man yearning for release. As they slip into adolescence, this reality becomes a stark and unbearable one and one day Amina disappears from home. Sainu is married off to a local guy. But almost ten years later a stranger, a man calling himself Adraman, appears at the village.
Trailer... https://youtu.be/g_Ei7erwkYw

Isla Ignorada

Sara Merec

2018

España / 16’
"Isla ignorada" es un proyecto en curso que busca financiación y colaboradores. Hemos creado un periódico que será lanzado durante 2017 tratando la problemática de ser lesbiana es España.
Trailer... https://vimeo.com/196315802

Jack

Daniel Shalev

2018

Israel, 5 min
The story of Jack, a 12-year old transgender boy. Jack was born as a girl and was named Adi; at 11, he decided to change his gender. The film follows Jack’s journey and shows the reactions of his family, friends, and environment.
Watch...https://vimeo.com/274341298

Johnny R Demented

Fred Morin

2018

France, 3min
“When I look in the mirror, I’m like, ‘damn, you look good!’” This is a portrait of the “gay4pay” actor Johnny Rapid who participated in almost 200 scenes since 2011. Nearly 1200 images of his face were assembled in a large digital collage in order to make that video. Johnny R Demented or when money becomes the ultimate excuse to live one’s sexuality by taking advantage of gay fantasies.

Kenosis Kiss

Leah Pellinkhof

2018

Australia
A short film about homosexuality & religion.
Trailer… https://youtu.be/avzSh5ck3Jg

Kissing Walls, Episodes 1 & 2

Zak Payne

2018

USA | 14m
Love interests with unorthodox dating rules throw a pair of Chicago roommates out of their comfort zones.
Trailer… https://youtu.be/OsKdLANu8Ww

Languages

Debadrita Bose

2018

27 min / Narrative Short /India

Lemon Taste

Nicky Miller

2018

Germany / 9 Min
Dicks and lemons in perfect harmony. 
Trailer… https://vimeo.com/268231467

Lev

Daniel Shiffman

2018

Israel, 12 min
Lev, a 67-year old man, lives alone in his apartment, which is somewhat of a shrine dedicated to his late partner, Joseph. One evening, Lev invites Gilad, a young man he met online, to come over for a sexual encounter. The generation gap soon alters the nature of their meeting.

Life Checkmate You Dude!

Shammir Torres Esquilín

2018

Puerto Rico / 6 min.
¿Alguna vez has estado enamorada(o) de tu mejor amiga(o)? Jenny, quien no cree en el amor y nunca se ha enamorado, se da cuenta de que está experimentando emociones fuertes cuando está junto a su mejor amiga.

Lingua Franca

Isabel Sandoval

2018

Undocumented Filipinx trans woman, Olivia, who works as a caregiver to Olga, an 81-year-old Russian-Jewish woman suffering from dementia, develops an unusual relationship with Olga's grandson Alex, who decides to move back into the house in order to help caretake for his grandmother

Lionhood

Jason Karman

2018

Canada | 2 min

Living With a Collector

Saskia Selwood

2018

UK / 11 mins
A short film made about my family home and my father's hoarding. I wanted to portray the different viewpoints of the family living in the space and how it impacts them. The film also questions our attachment to objects and how they contribute to creating our idea of home.

Los Niños Telepáticos

Simon Ortega

2018

6mins
Animation project for Colombian Psychadelic Rock band “Los Niños Telepaticos”. Made using oil-paint on a plastic surface.
Trailer… https://youtu.be/UunFmz5wETg

Love Child

Rachel Berreth

2018

USA, 10 min short documentary
“Love Child” is a short character-based documentary featuring two gay couples and their commentary on raising their children today.
Watch… https://vimeo.com/268051973

Love Me Gender

Chiara Francini

2018

Un viaggio in quattro puntate e dodici appassionanti storie per esplorare e conoscere - con sguardo aperto, curiosità e ironia – l’evoluzione dell’amore oggi, nella società reale.

Lovegirl

Amelia Allore

2018

USA / 2 mins
A hopeless romantic tries to catch the eye of the butch of her dreams.
Watch… https://vimeo.com/266914635

Lovers

Al Zaher

2018

México / 9´
Tras un triste divorcio, Cristina vuelve a verse con su mejor amiga de la universidad, en quien encontrara mucho más que un apoyo.

Macho Man

Dominic Chan

2018

Canada | 3 min
A documentary on Gourav Shah, a gay Canadian of Indian heritage. In this film, I explore the themes of homosexuality, masculinity and the effects of cultural expectations
Watch… https://vimeo.com/265822892

Mando

Adrián Morales

2018

España | 4′
Un padre y su hijo discuten sobre el futuro del chaval. Éste parece que atiende pero en realidad está a otra cosa.

Mansa Musa Riddim

Elias Williams

2018

UK / 3 mins
A Bristol reporter’s story about slavery is hijacked by a rapper, who aims to reclaim back the legacy of historical African legend Mansa Musa.
Watch… https://vimeo.com/249503097

Masticando La Realtà

Fabio Leone

2018

Italy / 5 mins
Watch… https://youtu.be/-aKQ2-EKEOc

Matt & Dan: Sex Notes

Will Gordh

2018

USA | 5m
A picky bedmate delivers detailed post-coital notes for improvement in this Hollywood send-up, an episode of Matt Wilkas and Daniel Vincent Gordh’s episodic web series.
Trailer… https://youtu.be/iFe3e3Mc4xo

Matt and Dan: It Hurts

Will Gordh

2018

USA / 4 min
Watch… https://youtu.be/dCd75s_hex8

Maya (Original Title: Майя)

Aleksei Ivanchenkov

2018

14 min / Documentary Short / The Russian Fedration

Memory of my 15th birthday / Recuerdo de mis 15    

Verónica Quiroga, Vanessa Pedraza              

2018

Argentina | 7′ 55’’
Tres amigos adolescentes dan un paseo por la zona roja de su ciudad para conocer el mundo de la prostitución y la transexualidad en los años 90’.

Three teenage friends decide to visit the ‘red light district’ of their town to get to know the world of prostitution and transexuality in the 90’s
Trailer… https://youtu.be/zPzj3ud9f1g

Menine

Rafael Caldo

2018

Brazil / 14 mins
Leonardo is a boy who doesn´t identify as such. In a conservative and prejudiced society, all he wishes to be is himself.

Mid-afternoon Moonlight

Harsha Gullapalli

2018

8 min
A documentary that contrasts the views of the trans women of southern India and the society they live in.

Mix-Mix

Sally Cloninger 

2018

USA, Philippines / 23 mins
MIX-MIX (HALO-HALO) is a Filipino dessert, a memoir, a treatise on global feminism and misogyny, a coming out story and a metaphor for experimental filmmaking. The film travels through the back lanes of San Pedro and Biñan, Laguna in the Philippines, the Quezon City TV studio used by the Women’s Media Circle for their ground-breaking feminist show, and the workshop where I first talk about “lesbian seeing” as a strategy for media activists. Shot in the Philippines over three decades.

Mona Lisa

Andreas Boschmann

2018

Germany, 6min
A short portrait of Mona Lisa von Allenstein. We learn about her dreams, her faith, and her past as a Catholic priest.

Monsta Gras

Kelli Jean Drinkwater

2018

Australia | 7m
One of Sydney’s most iconic art parties, Monsta Gras is a political playground that redefines what it means to be queer.

Mothership

Dickon Bevan

2018

Germany / 4 mins
A body, having been absorbed with light, undergoes a process of transformation passing through a series of states and examinations. The digitalised Super 8 format reflects this renewal with the light absorbing analogue film’s own transition to the digital form.

Motions-A Lesbian Short Film

April “Skyy” Blair

2018

USA / 9 mins
Two women meet, fall in love and go through the motions in a very short span of time.
Watch… https://youtu.be/aWetrkhMKFI

Murales Viajeros por la Paz, la Ecología y la Equidad

Saudhi Batalla

2018

México / 45´
Proceso de creación de los murales viajeros por la paz, la ecología y la equidad, se muestra la filosofía del pintor Alejandro Quijano y la historia del muralismo mexicano.
Watch… https://youtu.be/VEOyyC0xLOo

My Brother Blake

Joseph Ressler

2018

USA / 20 mins

Blake Ressler, my twin brother, struggles to find his identity as he faces the implications of serious mental illness, as I document the journey of his cycle in and out of treatment. Finally, Blake’s drug addiction and gender transition reach a chaotic climax.
Watch… https://vimeo.com/252900321

No hables de mí

Christian Suau

2018

Puerto Rico / 4 min.
Fofé es anfitrión en una gran fiesta sensual de carácter fetichista. Su canción celebra la diversidad y la aceptación de las diferencias por orientación sexual e identificación de género. Con elementos visuales renacentistas que rinden culto al cuerpo humano en sus múltiples variaciones, este video trasciende el imaginario orgiástico del éxtasis religioso.

No Straight Lines - The Story of Queer Comics

Greg Sirota & Vivian Kleiman

2018

USA / Documentary
No Straight Lines: The Story of Queer Comics will continue to tell the story of how LGBTQ comics evolved from a marginalized underground scene to that of mainstream acknowledgement that we know today.
Trailer... https://vimeo.com/126080540

Nome Provisório

Bruno Arrivabene e Victor Alencar

2018

Brasil

O Corpo Que Me Pertence

Erico José

2018

Brazil / 19´12

O Estranho Palhaço do Mal

Willan Lopes

2018

Brazil / 14´39

O Parque

Fernanda Simmonds

2018

Brazil / 12´
Trailer… https://vimeo.com/265759322

Older, LGBTQ & Homeless

Luciana Lagana

2018

USA / 73 min
This social impact feature documentary on ethnically diverse and resilient transgender older adults currently living in transitional housing exposes many compelling challenges faced by this highly mistreated group. It becomes clear that we cannot possibly know what it is like to be over 50 and feel like a woman but not having the finger dexterity to shave so we still look very much like a man, to be an LGBTQ older adult who is homeless and in need of selling everything we own to stay alive, or to lose our job because, at an older age, we have finally acquired the strength to come out as transgender but our boss does not accept who we are.

One Stride: Chosen Family

Stephen Winter

2018

USA / 10 min
Together in one stride, we toast to our friends, allies, and chosen families.
Watch...https://youtu.be/JZ5o8GLoEYY

Out on the Streets

John Haley

2018

USA / 17 mins
Two young gay men experiencing homelessness in Chicago face the reality of life on the streets in their personal journeys to self-acceptance.
Trailer… https://vimeo.com/273238412

Outliers: Calgary’s Queer History

Justine Boncezk, Leah Schmidt and James Demers

2018

Canada / 90 mins
Calgary’s Queer History is a deep dive into the historical, social and political forces, which shaped the development of the queer community in Calgary. Featuring extensive footage and B-roll film from Calgary Pride in the 90’s, queer leaders recount a decade of turmoil, loss, and growth of activism and human rights. The film is a first-hand account of the frontlines of LGBTQ2+ activism at a time when the right to be out in Alberta was not legally protected, visible or developed. Spanning stories from 1960-present day, this feature length documentary delves into the moments and victories, which brought an entire community from the darkness into the light. 

Par Perfeito

Débora Herling

2018

Brasil

Pinky Gurung

Gopal Shivakoti

2018

Nepal | 13 mins
Pinky Gurung is centered around the struggles of Pinky Gurung and her journey to being a transwoman social worker and leader in Nepal.
Trailer... https://vimeo.com/255693563

Please Mind the Gap

Mitali Tridevi, Gagandeep Singh

2018

India / 20 mins
Delhi meets at the metro. The snaking lines of the tube connect the whole city.Passengers’ board from different places but for a brief moment in time they are all headed in the same direction. We share one such ride with our co-traveller Anshuman, a transman. As the stations pass, we begin to look at the metro space from his perspective. His is the story of reclaiming public space and one’s own self. The doors will open on the quest. Please mind the gap.
Trailer… https://youtu.be/Y4kogOnRRMU

POW (Piss Off, War)

Werther Germondari and Maria Laura Spagnoli

2018

Italy, 8:22
A soldier passes the time by drinking a hallucinogenic concoction, with unexpected -or perhaps expected- results.

Primavera da Fernanda

Débora Zanatta e Estevan de la Fuente

2018

Brazil / 19:22

Purity / La Pureza

Pedro Vikingo

2018

Spain / 5 mins
A refreshing, celebratory look into the truth, spirit, and hearts of trans children in Spain.

Push Pink

Kai Tillman

2018

U.S., 08:53 min
A trans person’s conflict using the public restroom takes him on a journey to answer some unresolved questions.

Queer Disability Language

?

2018

6 min / Canada

Queer Room

Kwon Aram

2018

South Korea / 29 mins
Entering the Queer Room.

Queerit

Netta Shalev

2018

Israel, 15 min
Netta feels mismatched to what she truly wants to be – queer. She takes her camera and records her first steps in the queer world through the lens of visibility, community and performance. Just like queerness, which eschews singular definitions, the movie moves between documentary filmmaking and video art.

RandY

Adrian Blanco

2018

?

Real

Cass Dennis

2018

Australia
‘Real’ tells the story of a teenage girl struggling to find her place, who takes comfort in the strength and perseverance of a fictional television character.
Trailer… https://vimeo.com/272513241

Regina

Nirmala Valinciute

2018

UK / 8 mins
After the 1941 Lithuanian deportations to Siberia, this is a story of a woman
who grew up there and watched her parents struggle through the
aftermath of the traumatic events.
Trailer… https://vimeo.com/278833750

Remedy

Gia Capra

2018

USA / 5 mins

Rituals For Change

Emma Frankland

2018

UK | 15 minutes
This piece is composed of three short clips from the film adaptation of highly acclaimed theatre performance Rituals for Change, presented by Cornish artist Emma Frankland. The project explores transition and the fluidity of change.
Watch… https://youtu.be/5Oj4yjsYQBI

Run

Jessica Han

2018

Canada | 8 min

Sailors Love / Die Liebe des Matrosen

Ida Schmieder

2018

Switzerland / 21 min
L. doesn't feel comfortable at all. After a huge fight with his mother he leaves home for an evening that changes his life for ever.

Salir Del Agua

Isabel Casanova

2018

España / 8 min
Secret love story between two teenage girls.
Due to the social pressure that one of them feels, the relationship will end up breaking.
Trailer… https://vimeo.com/264232024

Scary Lucy Film

Marteene Diaz

2018

20 minutes  |  USA 
After seeing a dreadful statue dedicated to her comedic idol, Lucille Ball, a risk averse comedienne battling a recent breast cancer diagnosis makes it her mission to destroy Scary Lucy.

Self-Made Men: Episode, "Showbiz"

Amy Goldstein

2018

USA | 8m
Two fierce, lovable visionaries—rapper Rocco Katastrophe and photographer Amos Mac, the force behind the most widely visited online transgender hub, Original Plumbing—invite us into a world of universally relatable dreams and aspirations.

Silver Light

Brad McDermott

2018

Canada / 5 min
A man returns to his hometown for the funeral of his male high school sweetheart and has to confront the family that didn’t know their secret as well as his own feelings of loss and regret.

Simple Worlds

Jake Lukas

2018

UK / 2 mins
An exploration into alien worlds through simple techniques.

Sin Deseo de Indecencia

Luis Armando Sosa Gil

2018

México / 2´
Un chico le canta a otro una canción romántica confesando su amor.

Skogen

Magnus Mork

2018

Norway / 21 Min
A couple in their fifties is camping in the woods. Encountering the nature stirs up a conflict. 

Só penso em

Emilliano Freitas e Edinardo Lucas

2018

Brazil / 6´20

So Quiet: The performativity of a Pussy

Maria Cyber

2018

Greece / 8 mins
Has a pussy it’s very own performance? Maria Katsikadakou (aka Maria Cyber) outlines the performativity of the pussy, in an eight minute video art. By claiming a part of the visibility pie, in contrast to the plurality of the information and images of dicks, the pussy is here, in close ups, raw and naked, in a big screen covered all by it. The title, as well as the images the director uses, shows us the actions of the pussy. 

Something to Cry About

Jules Rosskam

2018

13 min / USA
In Something to Cry About three trans-masculine identified people watch a movie or television show that makes them cry. The result is a touching and humorous short documentary that explores the difficulty of expressing intimacy between men, the complexities of desire, and the gift of a good cry. 

Strange Territory 

Jessie Short and Ashley Bedet

2018

Turtle Island | 4 min
Strange Territory follows Shim, a transparent eyeball, in this meditation on the intricacies of pleasure and desire. Erotic fulfilment could very well be equal parts exploration as it is knowing your own self and desires, ridiculous as that playful examination can be.

Stroke of Midnight / A Minuit Pile

Yoann Garel

2018

France | 12 min

In a Paris apartment two men meet by means of an online dating app. Right before midnight, they decide to go to the suburbs to buy some marijuana.

Synesthetic Symphony

Giorgio Rossentino

2018

México / 24´
Lana, una joven amante de la música, busca entrar a una prestigiosa escuela. El encuentro con Mickey, una chica ciega que quiere formar una banda, puede que ayude a ambas a cumplir sus sueños y quizá a encontrar el amor.

Taylor Swift - Look What You Made Me Do (Captain What Remix)

Hunter Harding

2018

5 minutes  |  USA​
When a homophobic father learns his teenage son is gay, he responds by committing him to a psychotic, experimental gay-conversion surgeon.
Watch… https://youtu.be/3tmd-ClpJxA

Tea Bag 

Jacquie Ray

2018

USA, 3 min.
Jacquie Ray’s cinematic eye of desire shows the sexual empowerment of femme women by giving a whole new take on the saying ‘tea bag.’

Teddy

Christopher Sweeney

2018

U.K. / 11 min
When Paul's best friends are suddenly killed in a car crash, he must decide if he can raise their child, with or without his boyfriend, before the child wakes up

Tendência

Jonathan Costa, Águas Lindas

2018

Brazil / 14´55

Terror Nullius

Soda_Jerk

2018

Australia, 53min
TERROR NULLIUS is a political revenge fable which offers an un-writing of Australian national mythology. The sample-based film works entirely within, and against, the official archive in order to achieve a queering and othering of Australian cinema. Part political satire, eco-horror and road movie, TERROR NULLIUS is a world in which minorities and animals conspire, and not-so-nice white guys finish last. Where girl gangs rule the highways, a house is haunted by the spectre of queer Australia and a bicentennial celebration is ravaged by flesh-eating sheep. It’s a beautiful bloody mix of the historical and the speculative, the art house and grindhouse.
Trailer… https://vimeo.com/257125767

The Common Fag

Michael V Smith

2018

Canada | 5 min

The course of things, when we don’t hate / El curso de las cosas, cuando no odiamos

Ailín Bustamante

2018

Argentina
Trailer… https://vimeo.com/256506619

The Door

Evan Woodall

2018

UK / 6 mins
An experimental short exploring and challenging the stereotypes door staff
are faced with in their day-today role.

The Dragon Of Miuka / El Drac De Miuka

Enzo Monzón

2018

España | 9 mins
Miuka discovers Almodóvar’s first photographic exhibition on the internet. It takes place at La Fresh Gallery in Madrid. She’s living in Argentina and is a stalwart fan of the director’s movies. She’s so thrilled that she decides to become a photographer herself and feel connected to her idol in the distance. She’s not alone. She’s living with Drac, her servant and life-long companion whom she considers part of her family. Drac will use everything at hand to make her happy.

The Family Coalition

H. Thompson

2018

USA, 12 min
The Family Coalition documents teenager Addison’s troubling experience with gay conversion therapists.
Watch... https://vimeo.com/255232013

The Grass Is Always Grindr

Luke Davies

2018

USA / 12 mins / web series
“The Grass Is Always Grindr” follows a young gay man, Joe: master of the selfie. He spends his free time either trying to up his followers on Insta, or looking for guys on Grindr. One of those shags turns out to be Adam, a handsome boxer who’s still in the closet. 
Watch... https://youtu.be/z5GXbtK-yjg

The Hairy Tales

Pablo Oliveiro

2018

Argentina, 5 Minutes

You never really know exactly who you are going to meet with an online hook up. This naughty little animated short examines that topic and brings new meaning to the phrase “fairy tale.”
Trailer... https://vimeo.com/253582031

The Lady That Dances

Joppe Rog

2018

UK / 4 min
A portrait that combines Ash Palmisciano’s poetry and transgender ballet dancer Sophie Rebecca’s elegant moves.
Watch...https://youtu.be/kJ0WRDjCVSI

The Life of Lei: The Man Behind the Makeup

Matthew Broughton

2018

USA | 77 min
A documentary film by Class of 2018, Fresno State Alumnus Matthew Broughton. The film follows Paul Hernandez for a five month period documenting his life as his drag persona, Leilani Price, while also touching base on several topics such as substance abuse, domestic violence, suicide, and depression. The message behind the documentary is to not only highlight the career of Leilani Price, a widely known Fresno drag queen, but to show the struggles that encompass Paul Hernandez, the man behind the makeup. 
Trailer… https://youtu.be/altIaapKFOs

The Lights are Calling Sreedevi

Jugal Mody

2018

India | 4 mins
A mashup of Elie Golding, Bon Iver - Lights & Calgary featuring Sridevi from Chaalbaaz.

The Morning After

Lauren Minnerath

2018

USA / 13 mins
A young woman introduces her African-American girlfriend to her conservative father on the morning after the 2016 election.

The Ordinance Project

Austin Williams

2018

USA
At the height of the AIDS crisis, the City Council of Kansas City, Missouri debated whether or not to amend its Civil Rights Ordinance to prevent discrimination against lesbians, gays, bisexuals, and people with HIV/AIDS. It quickly became the most highly contested piece of legislation in Kansas City's history, galvanizing both supporters and opponents while exposing a social divide that is still felt today.
Trailer… https://youtu.be/fDqe4vTPx7o

The Palace Trip

Jessica Hargreaves

2018

Poland
Palace residents all have different experiences at The Palace and coming to The Palace. 2018 residnets Jess, Tanya & Abby will all be cycling to Poland from the UK and will document their journey for us to view.

The Pigeon

Shireen Dalbey

2018

Canada | 1 min
Ever wondered what its like to have one of your 3am ideas come to life bc ur on a time constraint and have no time to rethink your life choices? Well, look no further.
Watch… https://youtu.be/0M3TdFj3xlM

The Pin

Randy Caspersen
Writer and Producer: Kim Likier

2018

USA
When the boss’s son harasses the openly gay receptionist, a closeted mechanic must choose between workplace complicity or standing up for his co-worker.

The Politics of Choice and the Possibility of Leaving

Megan-Leigh Heilig

2018

South Africa / 15mins
“The film documents the days before I left South Africa to come to Belgium. It explores the choices or lack of choice one has to remain or leave a place. My partner is from Namibia. Her South African visa will expire in less than 6 months and she will be forced to return to Namibia, where homosexuality is illegal.”
Trailer… https://vimeo.com/263398522

The Seed

Noel Alejandro

2018

?

The Set Way

Brad Taylor

2018

4 mins 0 secs
Realising she’s been typecast again, actress Rachelle storms off set, forcing director Nick to chase after her and re think the script.

The Villain Who I Love

Pae Woori

2018

South Korea

The Walls That Bring Us Apart / Los Muros Que Nos Separan

Manuel Ochoa

2018

México / 21´
Liana tiene problemas con su madre Ester, quien no acepta su orientación sexual. Después de encontrarla con su novia Sara, Ester obliga a Liana a medicarse como parte de una terapia de conversión y también a que salga en una cita con un joven de la iglesia llamado Elías. Este suceso le crea un efecto catártico que la obliga a elegir su libertad sobre la aceptación de su madre.

Liana is in trouble with her mother Ester who does not accept her sexual orientation. After finding her with her girlfriend Sara, Ester forces Liana to medicate herself as part of a conversion therapy and she is forced to date a young man from church named Elías. This event creates a cathartic effect that made her to choose her freedom over her mother’s acceptance.

Them

Jamie Janković

2018

UK / 9 mins
Recounting my own experiences with rape and being part of an abusive queer relationship, viewed from the lens of those who observed me at the time, before and after, I seek to raise awareness of this alarmingly underrepresented experience.
Watch… https://vimeo.com/225250527

Twice

Domenico Onorato

2018

Italy / 15’
Diego is 17 and is full of life, yet fragile. His best friend Antonio knows and indulges his weaknesses, but he would also like to see him strong and masculine. One night they meet Maria, a breezy natural beauty. To show that he is a “real man”, Diego, is ready to do anything, even to force himself to do things he would never have wanted to do.
Trailer… https://vimeo.com/265327707

Until Rainbow Dawn

Mika Imai

2018

63 min / Japan
A girl, who is 21 years old, is Hana Takahashi (age: 21) and another girl, who is 23 years old, is Ayano Hoshino in a Sign Language society. They met the society and Hana fell in love in the first time with Ayumi in her life. They have started going out. Later, Hana returned back to her home and told her parents about the going out. She has been believing in her mother because her mother is always her ally. However, she didn’t expect that she was denied from her mother and she was shocked the rejection. But she wouldn’t cut off all ties with Ayumi. Seeing struggled Hana, Ayumi found occasionally a deaf LGBT event that will be held in Tokyo and suggested to go the event together. They spent time with people who were Deaf LGBT for the first time and Hana opened up her heart.
Trailer… https://youtu.be/i4wJv00PZAE

UP! UP! UP!

Laura Giannatiempo

2018

Italia, 9’
Una giovane donna nel pieno di una crisi esistenziale deve organizzare uno spettacolo per un centro di recupero, e ciò la costringe a tornare a Roma, nel suo vecchio quartiere di Valle Aurelia. Al quartiere nulla è cambiato e lei, che serba in sé verità nascoste, cerca un rifugio nelle pratiche New Age.

Urban Sprawl

Kester Urwin

2018

UK / 2 mins
A short time lapse of film exploring the space of modern life and light within the city.
Trailer… https://youtu.be/2PKpr98mkHY

Urso+

Cristiano Sousa

2018

Brasi

Va-Bene

Brenda Jorde

2018

Ghana/ Germany, 11min
Va-Bene is a performance artist who criticizes and draws atention to the restrictive and religious approach to gender that is present in Ghanaian society. This portraitis focused on his performance of femininity, which seeks to chalenge and subvert Ghanaian perceptions of what it is to be a woman. Va-Bene shows that you can be an aly throughart, and fight for what you think is right.

Vibrancy of Silence: A Discussion with my Sisters

Frieda Ekotto

2018

In this documentary, Marthe Djilo Kamga takes us along as she engages in fruitful conversations with four other Cameroonian female artists who, like her, know exile as well as how necessary it is to transmit to younger generations what they have learned as their multiple identities have evolved and fused. The original score that accompanies the voices of these three generations of women is an active part of the adventure, a witness for the future.

Você é Diferente

George Pedrosa

2018

Brazil / 12´25

What I’d Wanted

Cora Neiman

2018

Israel, 6 min
Effie is hanging out with her boyfriend, Jonathan. Everything’s great, until he invites Dana, her “bestie”. Effie tries to stall, but their meeting in unavoidable. Effie escapes to the bathroom, Dana follows her. Together they come to understand what makes it so unbearable: Effie’s in love. With both.

You Are Not A Woman / Usted No Es Mujer

Sebastián Barreto

2018

Colombia | 27
In the small town of Santuario, Colombia, there is a small transgender Emberá Chamí indigenous community. Over there, in the middle of its hundreds of members, Juliana and Berómica, have had to endure the exile of their community in the midst of a highly Catholic and prejudiced people.
Trailer… https://vimeo.com/284190542

Zara Nazar Utha Ke Dekho

Anindya Das

2018

17 min / Documentary Short / India