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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: 24 October 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.

(S)he

Sean Steinberg

2018

South Africa / 55’
After qualifying to compete in the 2016 Olympic trials, Penny Kemp, an intersex teenager, is forced to undergo gender treatment in order to keep her high levels of testosterone at bay. Only, she doesn’t want to.

(S)He Said That

Mike Hoolboom

2018

Canada | 13 min
Based on a talk by Paul B. Preciado entitled “Pharmacopornographic counter fictions” at Tate Modern’s The Tanks in London in 2013, renowned Governor General award-winning filmmaker Mike Hoolboom constructs an illustrated lecture with digressive overlays.

… Aunque nos pese

Diego Roma

2018

Spain / 10′
Marcos wants to be a writer. He usually goes to the park in his urbanization and sits on the swings. One afternoon he meets Pedro. Between both of them will arise an unexpected complicity.
Trailer… https://vimeo.com/260846995

39 Facepalms

Jeff Page

2018

USA | 1'00 on loop 3 times, so 3’00
Aloof otter, unapproachable, intriguing and shallow, kinda damaged, over-sharer… 39 shame-filled, self-deprecating catty statements (for the filmmakers 39th birthday) that flicker in and out of legibility in silence, using shame as tool or material for transformation.
Trailer… https://vimeo.com/253468845

400 Questions

Rosie Wakley

2018

UK / 7:15 mins
Two British Home Office staff interrogate an asylum seeker in a culturally insensitive way. Her lawyer intervenes and puts the case for her client. The case is then considered and the Home Office staff reach a verdict.

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.

5073’

Alina Mann & Coco Schwarz

2018

Switzerland | 4 min
An experimental short film about chess and sexual desire. 5073 minutes or 84.5 hours were invested to create it.

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 Ranchera Song

Joaquín Gómez

2018

Spain / 6 mins
Rocío is not in the mood for wedding-type festivities, her girlfriend has just dumped her. Lola, Rocío’s sister, is able to sing a ranchera song even though the post-breakup atmosphere is not good.
Trailer… https://vimeo.com/264220148

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.

A.M.O.R Ante Mucho Odio Revolución

Cardena Florencia

2018

Argentina / 10′
The Shirley and the Luciana get married. A wedding of transvestites that left in suspense the entire popular neighborhood of La Cumbre in the city of La Plata. Thanks to the law of gender identity and equal marriage, it was the first marriage that It took place in Latin America.

A+A

Nina Sielski Elizalde  

2018

USA / 7 minutes
An intimate look into the relationship between two young women told through the lens of one of them. It explores the politics found in love, while also questioning the role of the self in relationships.

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.

After Dawn

Nicolas Groux

2018

Belgium / Poland | 24’09
Pawel’s separation seems to have worked as he’s no longer in love with the young man, but one rainy afternoon, love proves not to be so cut and dry.

After Party – Salmon Raw

Tlhonepho Tobejane & Zanne Solomon
Art B Mataruse & Andy Tucker

2018

South Africa / 5’
JJ finds himself in an awkward situation whilst preparing for a hot date with a man he met online. After figuring out what's going on with JJ, Zuri and Ben manage to get JJ to face the reality of the situation. This short presents a South African slant to the way young gay men may think about PrEP and some of the unintentionally comedic challenges that can ensue.

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

Algo serio

Nacho Bello

2018

Spain / 2′
Canarian struggle means a lot to Mayron.

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

Amour is Love

Hanna Che & Harry Forbez

2018

Canada | 10 min
Mariana, Jodie-Ann, and Diane are three queer as f*** women of color who discuss their past, present, and future without any filters or taboos.

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.

As I Sat in His Car

Kalil Haddad

2018

Canada | 10 min
Through a collage of found footage, reenactments, and digital manipulation, Kalil Haddad explores the intersection between queerness and age through an autobiographical reflection of youthful regrets.

Asexual Story

Meghan Delaney

2018

USA | 3min
How do you negotiate the dating scene as an asexual person. This sweet animation takes us through the pitfalls and challenges but comes up trump.
Watch… https://vimeo.com/277799658

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.

Bad Theology

Samira Shifteh

2018

USA / 5 min
A lyrical video featuring an original poem and dance choreography about faith and surviving domestic violence as a Black transgender person.

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.

Becoming a Queen

Sybil Liang

2018

China / 18’
Becoming A Queen explores the lives of gay men in Beijing, China, as they evolve their unique queer identities into full drag personas

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.

Bedowe

Cole Forrest

2018

Canada | 4 min
“Bedowe” is a filmic exploration of sexuality, trauma, and love within the context of a relationship between an Indigenous boy and a non-Indigenous boy in current day Tkaronto.

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.

Beyond the Margins: Shay

Craig Heathcote

2018

UK | 3’11
Gender expression that transcends binaries is a new thing for some people. This film stems the tide of media sensationalism around non-binary gender by showcasing the humanity of real people. 

Bi in Bias

?

2018

Denmark / 7 min
A documentary about how the LGBTQ+ community views bisexuality.

Birds of Paradise

Rahul M M

2018

10 min / India
The film travels through a day in the life of three transgenders, set amidst the binary and morality of the society.

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.

Bloom

Alexandra Douglas

2018

Canada | 9 min
It’s 3am and Ray finds herself crashing in her best friend Sara’s bed.

Bonds

Myriam Tardif

2018

Canada | 11 min
bonds is an experimental short film about the bonds that tie us to those we love. It explores how queer intimacy, consent and eroticism intersects with power play, the relation to the camera, and d.i.y feminist filmmaking.

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.

Both Feet

Alexa Gerber

2018

USA / 14 min
A repressed woman looking to rebuild her life enrolls in classes behind her husband’s back, forming a connection with a free-spirited young student.

Boutade

Dany Ruz

2018

Spain / 13′
Christmas Eve might become an ideal set to solve all the problems that have come up along the year with your loved ones. For this reason, Juan and Luis will invite Tere and Ana in order to release the tenseness created in the past.

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.

Button Out!

Kathleen Mullen

2018

Canada; 4 min.
The history of the LGBT movement, as told by activists.

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  

Cachurú

Johanna Gribaudo

2018

Argentina / 18 mins
A teenage love between two girls failed by a regional myth.
Trailer… https://vimeo.com/147791561

Call Tony

Mée Rose & Wy Joung Kou

2018

Canada | 9 min
Call Tony is an experimental documentation of queer kinksters exploring safety, healing, belonging, and play.

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

Central & Broadway 

Chelsea Woods

2018

USA / 8 min
In 1930s Los Angeles, a butch lesbian dancer must face her fears and take a chance at a audition for Broadway legend The Madame. The film re-imagines The Great White Way as a diverse place where anyone can chase their dream and find fortune and fame regardless of race or sexual orientation.

Challenging the Call

Milik Kashad

2018

USA
A semi-autobiographical documentary following a once promising contemporary dancer. After years of bullying for "not being an athlete" led him to give up his stage dreams, he examines his journey of self-identity and worth through the lens of sports. The film finds the filmmaker a decade later trying prove that he is worthy and deserving of the respect that "athletes" receive.
Trailer… https://vimeo.com/281727118

Character One: Susan

Tim Lienhard

2018

Germany / 80’
Susan, in her early 50s, is a wonderfully attractive woman. But the half-Italian, born in the early 1960s in Berlin, is ill. She's bipolar and schizoaffective.
Trailer… https://youtu.be/wng_myHtUvs

Colors

Yuki Chen

2018

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

Colourblind

Christian Landsmann, Josefine Liebing

2018

Germany / 2 min
Von Rassismus, abwertenden Kommentaren zur Identität oder Sexualität und Body Shaming erstarrte Körper sind kaltem Licht schutzlos ausgesetzt. Empowerment in den 68ern – heute! Visuell und musikalisch begegnet der Film Stigmata und Ausgrenzungen innerhalb der queeren Community. Ein Spiegelbild der Gesellschaft.
Watch… https://vimeo.com/285339801

Come As You Please

Shirmaine Ong

2018

UK | 6’26
On the night of his wedding anniversary, Owen finds himself face to face with an armed robber. It might be just what he’s looking for.

Com-Rah-Der-Ree

India Marie Cross

2018

USA / 16 mins
Com-Rah-Der-Ree was birthed out of pain from too many failed female friendships. The film is meant to shed light on the issues that cause us black women to drop the ball when it comes to our sisters. Hopefully, the film sheds light, heals, inspires, and empowers us all to be better women, better friends, better sisters, and better people.
Watch… https://vimeo.com/274153760

Con Paquito era mejor

Adán Pichardo

2018

Spain / 5 mins
Carmelo piensa que con Paquito era mejor. Se muda (contra su voluntad) a la casa de su hija y su yerno, donde reflejará continuamente su frustraste tesitura, provocando una loca situación insostenible.
Trailer… https://youtu.be/CLVagJmjyKw

Control

Natasza Parzymies 

2018

Poland / 2.30 mins
Ex-girlfriends meet under unexpected circumstances
Watch… https://vimeo.com/268013854

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

Crushed

Sarah Karleskint

2018

USA / 1 minute
Every time Candi sees Jessica her heart speeds up and her stomach tries to expel a million butterflies while doing a triple backflip. After months of wanting to act and trying to figure out how to, she finally pulls together the courage to tell her how much she likes her and how the world seems brighter when she smiles. But when the moment comes her nerves bail on her and she can't quite get the words out.
Watch… https://vimeo.com/287723631

Crying Game 

Gianna Gianna

2018

USA / 3 min
Crying Game is the most personal piece the filmmaker has created yet; flirting with her biggest fear : regret.

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

D.T.F. (Down to Fall)

Evie Snax

2018

United States | 5 min
Evie Snax stumbles across Jiz Lee while walking through the park with some friends. On this crisp Fall day, dreams become reality.
Trailer… https://vimeo.com/281021237

D’hom

Francesc Colomina

2018

Catalonia / 17′
Andreu, a teen under the preasure of society’s rules, tries to find his own way of living.

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

DC Black Pride: Answering the Call

Brenda Mallory

2018

USA / 50 mins
Marvin Bowser was inspired to produce his TV special DC Black Pride — ANSWERING THE CALL 18 months ago while doing research for an article about the relevance of DC Black Pride today.  Last May, he realized that the history DC Black Pride is poorly documented and remembered and that he needed to do something about it while some of the leaders are still alive to tell their stories.

Dear Babe

Ethan A Folk

2018

Germany | 3’30
A horny confessional with lashings of yogurt.

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.

Devenir

Géraldine Charpentier-Basille

2018

Belgium, 2’
Trailer… https://vimeo.com/236305663

Did You Know?

Lynn Kim

2018

USA | 7'46
This stunning animation brings together the intersection of queerness, hyenas, consuming stigma and eating meat.

Die Ehe Der Herren Schultze

Moritz Leick

2018

Germany / 47 mins
Kurt und Toon sind glücklich und zufrieden; sie gehen ihren Hobbys nach, pflegen Freundschaften und genießen ihr Leben. Dennoch lastet ein Schatten auf ihnen; denn Kurt war in seiner Jugend wegen homosexueller Handlungen im Gefängnis. Der Dokumentarfilm begleitet Kurt und Toon in ihrem Alltag und bei ihrem Bemühen, Einsicht in die Polizeiakten zu erhalten, um endgültig mit der Vergangenheit abschließen zu können.
Trailer… https://vimeo.com/255300365

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

DND Ndns

Raven Cameron

2018

Canada | 4 min
An Indigenous Dungeons and Dragons group faces their final nemesis: Justin Trudeau.

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

Dusted

Calvin Lam

2018

USA / 1 min
Watch… https://youtu.be/5AXmGlWASdc

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.

Eden

Chanelle Tyson

2018

USA / 1 min
Watch… https://youtu.be/8176RMV8YrQ

EEL 

Fang-Yi Chu

2018

Taiwan / 28min
Trailer… https://youtu.be/hEsOjRJMlkE

EGALE and the Battle for Equal Marriage

Glenn Crawford

2018

Canada / 10 mins

Eli - Ein Portrait

Lumen Nguyen

2018

Germany / 6‘40 mins
ELI shows you an intimate and honest look in the intellectual world of a trans* person.
Die kurze Dokumentation gewährt einen intimen und ehrlichen Einblick in die Gedankenwelt einer trans*Person.

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.

En attendant

Thomas Hakim

2018

France, 23'
Dans le calme et le silence d’une bergerie perdue dans les montagnes corses, un homme voit ou croit voir l’homme qu’il a aimé. Un film à l’écriture singulière qui met en scène, comme rarement, les êtres et les paysages qu’ils habitent.

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

Every Once in a While When I Die I Cry

R.B. Lima

2018

Brazil / 15 mins
“There was once a woman, Maria Laura, who used to come here to bang. One night, after a party, she came here with two guys. So, the day after, a bricklayer found her dead in a puddle of blood.”

Everybody Hurts 

Marqueeda Lastar

2018

USA / 1 min
Watch… https://youtu.be/9m3p4MmjK7c

Far from the Reach of the Sun

Kevin Gaffney

2018

UK / 23 mins
“Far from the reach of the sun” is set in a near future where a government-approved drug can alter your sexuality, allowing you to be satisfied in ways that were not previously in your nature. The corporation marketing the drug targets vulnerable gay people who have checked into a cruising resort which doubles as a correctional facility. Advertisements present the pill as a party drug for wealthy straight customers who have burned out the experience economy: “come take pleasure in marginalized sexual experiences without affecting your personality.”
Trailer… https://vimeo.com/253530766

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.

Fernanda’s Spring / Primavera da Fernanda

Débora Zanatta e Estevan de la Fuente

2018

Brazil / 19:22
Fernanda is sick of her life, because of the only way she could find to support her sister and her niece. Through the perspective of a suburban transsexual woman from the south of Brazil, we follow Fernanda’s journey to get the job she had always wanted.

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".

Fifth Metacarpal

Scott Fitzpatrick

2018

Canada / 6 mins
I broke my hand last summer.

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.

Flamingo / Flamenca

Álvaro Moriano

2018

Spain / 11′
Laura wakes up with a hangover at Lucia’s house. Laura wants to get out of there however, but Lucia convinces her to
stay for breakfast.
Trailer… https://youtu.be/NlpM-6mR6g8

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

Fluid Chemistry

Deike Schwarz

2018

Germany | 2’30
Forensically erotic exploration of orifices and areolas, and all minute nubs of the body that rise.

Fluidity

Bella Chardiet

2018

USA | 13min
What is queer now? This simple documentary features young people speaking about their experiences of identity, sexuality and gender in America today.
Trailer… https://youtu.be/NHWbjdn0ajw

For Somebody Else

James Cooper

2018

UK | 4’
Blistering sensuality, a body in motion, difficult choices and an almost indecent proposal.
Watch… https://youtu.be/xRFsgaSRNhA

Frans och Lars

Regnbågsfonden, med Jan Hammarlund, Bitte Andersson & Robert Fux

2018

Sweden / 5 mins

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.

From AM to PM – A Look into Ishaq’s Life

Alizeb Raees

2018

Pakistan / 14’
From AM to PM is an intimate look into the life of Ishaq, who must maintain a balance between providing for his family and following his desire tobecome part of Khawaja Sira community. Ishaq is married with one child: while leading a married life by day, as the night falls, he follows his heart to where it belongs with the transgender friends in Lahore.

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?

Fun Only

Lukas Revzin

2018

UK | 9’30
Trawling the digital spaces, Matt yearns for something more than just him and his screen.
Trailer… https://vimeo.com/278370550

Funeral

Leah Shore

2018

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

Fünf Tage Im Mai - Various Voices

Martin Broschwitz

2018

Germany / 45 mins

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.

Gefunden

Noreen Erkardas

2018

Germany l 4 min
“Gefunden” ist ein Gedicht von Goethe, aus dem Jahr 1813. Der Kurzfilm stellt das Gedicht als eine Metapher über eine Liebesgeschichte zwischen zwei Mädchen dar. Das eine Mädchen, verglichen mit der Blume in dem Gedicht, traut sich nicht die Liebe zuzulassen. Das andere Mädchen, welches die Position des lyrischen Ichs einnimmt,, zeigt dem „Blümchen”, dass es sich lohnt mutig zu sein, zu sich selbst zu stehen und der Liebe eine Chance zu geben.

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.

Green Girl

Carillon Hepburn Smith

2018

USA

Grenzeloos

Steven Claes

2018

Belgium / 90 mins
Terwijl Didier en David een vakantie plannen met hun vrienden, dromen de jonge Youri en Jens aan de andere kant van Europa van een onbezorgde toekomst samen. Twee ingrijpende gebeurtenissen zorgen ervoor dat hun levens elkaar kruisen in Berlijn. Terwijl de stad zich opmaakt voor de Pride, proberen zij hun leven weer op de rails te krijgen.

Spot On brengt deze keer een ernstig stuk dat pijnlijk actueel is. Op amper enkele uurtjes vliegen riskeren holebi’s ontvoering, foltering en erger, terwijl de overheid gewillig een oogje dichtknijpt of zelfs meewerkt. En ook bij ons blijft waakzaamheid geboden. Want het kwaad is grenzeloos…

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

Heal

Eden Maslavi

2018

Israel, 4 mins

A charmingly DIY snippet of lesbian relationship drama filled with chocolate, avocado decor, broken hearts and megaphones.

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.

His Physique

Katherine Christie Evans

2018

UK | 4’25
Local musician Katherine Christie Evans applies a playful non binary gaze to cultural iconography, queering the male figure in this DIY music video.
Watch… https://vimeo.com/273851490

HIV/AIDS in Ottawa

Glenn Crawford

2018

Canada
From Peter Evans, Ottawa's first AIDS casualty, to today, the capital was hit hard by the AIDS epidemic in the 80s and 90s, leading to the creation of vital service organizations like the AIDS Committee of Ottawa and Bruce House. Early AIDS activists Barry Deeprose, Kevin Hatt and Jay Koornstra tell their devastating personal stories of this dark period in Ottawa's queer history.

Home Visit

Annamaria  Craparotta

2018

Italy / 3.30 mins

Hook Ups

Arnetta Randall

2018

USA
"Hook-Ups" is a new comedic web series showcasing Black people from all backgrounds, gender expression, and sexual orientation as they date and fall in lust.

Hoosier

Aaron Cook

2018

USA / 15 mins
A celebration of queer life in small town Indiana.

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

I Adore You / Me Encantas

Carlos A. Lazarus

2018

Panama, 7 mins

I Transform Myself  / Nintaandjinaagowiihidis

Connor Pion

2018

Canada | 6 min
Connor Pion’s new short is one mixed-race urban-Indigenous 2 Spirit-trans neechie’s prayer, ceremony, and activiation for a potent shapeshifting potion..

In the Crowd 

Greg Latham

2018

UK | 14’
This documentary explores the experiences of queer football fans in the stands, and how they navigate this dual identity.
Trailer… https://vimeo.com/273323705

In the Frame

Ion Gnatiuc

2018

Moldova | 17’13
Oxana is a trans woman working as a frame dyer in Chisinau, Moldova. Fearing rejection she leads a double life, passing as binary genders, but her life changes when she’s invited to DJ at a queer party.
Trailer… https://vimeo.com/286864583

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

Inside Voices

Vanessa Dion Fletcher

2018

Canada | 6 min
A cervix drips blood while an audience describes their own cervixes and relationships to their bodies.

INTI 

Inti Lorca

2018

Chile / 15 mins
Documental que representa de forma testimonial la primera parte de una transición de género, desde sus inicios hasta un periodo de cuatro meses, registrando los cambios sujetos a la administración de hormonas y las repercusiones sociales involucradas en el proceso.

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.
How hard is it to be a lesbian in a rural environment? Five women talk about their personal experience and expectations while the 4th edition of “Agrocuir” festival is taking place.
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

Jag var också med

Astrid Askberger

2018

Sweden / 7 mins
En banderoll har rullats ut på en lantlig tågstation i en helt annan tidsålder. ”Respektera vårt nej” står det på den. Under en diabilds-kväll hos mina föräldrar slås jag av hur främmande deras gravallvarliga kamp verkar idag. Jag slås också av hur lite jag själv gör. I en tid där de som vill hjälpa andra ibland beskylls för att vara ”godhetsknarkare” eller ”godhetsapostlar” får vi möta tre personer och deras konkreta politiska handlingar.

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
Emily has just returned home from gay conversion therapy and her conservative Christian family believes they have managed to pray the gay away. Emily thinks so too… Then she meets the girl. And then there is the kiss. Oh the kiss, the kiss, the kiss. The kiss that says it all. The kiss that could save her. The kiss that could destroy her. The kiss that will decide her fate. The one kiss that could send her straight to hell, or be her saving grace. For Emily, love is divine, it has the ability to empty her and fill her up again, but everyone has an opinion of where that love from should come from. For her sister Barbra, that love comes from God, the church, and her religion. For her potential girlfriend Alex, that love comes from her touch, her kiss, and her embrace. Emily can’t find a middle ground. Embracing her homosexuality means she is shunned from a world of a faith she has known all her life but maintaining her Christianity could mean a life without romance and intimacy. She is trying to fit in but all she’ll ever do is stand out unless she chooses. And choosing between the God she loves and the woman she loves is something she doesn’t know if she can do.
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

Late Nights in the Lab

Clyde Petersen

2018

USA; 3 min.
Hot for queer teacher at an experimental college, in song.

Leelah's Highway

Elizabeth Littlejohn

2018

USA / 24 mins
Filmed over two years in Kings Mills and Cincinnati, Ohio, and Washington, DC, Leelah’s Highway includes interviews with Leelah‘s best friend Abby Davis, the organizer of the highway memorial in her honour Chris Fortin, trans counsellor Jonah Yokoyama, Bobbie Jo Justice of the Trans Life Line, Cincinnati Councilor Chris Seelbach and Leelah’s next door neighbours, the Davis family. As a result of Leelah’s Law, conversion therapy has been banned in twelve U.S. states.

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.

Lie / Mentira

Edgar Francisco Vázquez

2018

Mexico / 5′
A portrait of the human relationships, their complexity and coldness, reflected in a couple who freely enjoy their physical relationship in a small room.
Trailer… https://vimeo.com/253878636

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.

Lina

Dominique Barniaud

2018

France / 9 mins
Lina is nine years old and encounters her first difficulties in life. She'll ask for her mom's help, but there are some things that a mom can't do.
Trailer… https://youtu.be/v4uAuKcy9aY

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.

Love Roars 

Oates Yinchao Wu

2018

USA / 1 min

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.

Manhunter

Deva Smith

2018

Trailer… https://vimeo.com/277303927

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

Marimacho

Román Reyes

2018

Spain / 2 mins
” When I was a child, people called me ‘Tomboy’. It all started when my mum cut my hair.  ”
De pequeña me llamaban marimacho. Mi madre me cortó el pelo, y ahí empezó todo.
Trailer… https://vimeo.com/267925364

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.

Missed Call

Kevin Capelle

2018

France, 1 min

Eine Mutter versucht ihr in Paris wohnendes Kind zu erreichen …

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.

Mölnlycke Bibliotek & Pridesymbolerna

Jessica Lloyd & Hanna Lans

2018

Sweden / 1 min
Är symboler för HBTQ-personers mänskliga rättigheter som regnbågs-flaggan numera uttryck för parti-politik? Hur kan ett parti i svensk politik vara emot grundläggande mänskliga rättigheter? Får en inte rösta i regnbågskläder?

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.

Mother Tongue

Yeni Sleidi

2018

USA / 7 mins
Lucia has to help her immigrant mother navigate life in a country where she barely speaks the language, but a violent burst of xenophobia demonstrates that daily struggles for an immigrant go far beyond wading through bureaucracy.

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 Boy

Sage

2018

Trailer… https://vimeo.com/271341142

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

My Fuzzy Valentine

Ben Edelberg

2018

Canada | 5’
Put the Playboy centrefold in the hands of a Dyke and she will make her into a monster. Artist Allyson Mitchell narrates her experimental process in relation to queer femininity and the body.
Trailer… https://vimeo.com/273100438

My Pride Is

Wāpahkēsīs (Keisha Erwin Roberts)  

2018

Canada | 4 min
In My Pride Is, Wāpahkēsīs (Keisha Erwin Roberts) reflects on what Pride means to themselves as a non-binary filmmaker, as well as how it relates to their other marginalized identities. They assert that they can not fully celebrate pride without celebrating their other identities, which is a struggle as an Indigenous person to Turtle Island who lives on land that has been stolen, occupied, and colonized.

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 Place for Bad Memories

Evelyn Pakinewatik

2018

Canada | 2 min
Evelyn Pakinewatik offers an introspective experiment that explores trauma, memory, and healing spaces.

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

Noolíhkamun

Zephyr McKenna

2018

Canada | 3 min
Noolíhkamun explores how gender and identity are intertwined with language, and what this means in the face of a centuries-long and ongoing cultural genocide.

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

Roscoe Rappaport

2018

USA / 3 mins
Five people relate their stories of coming out of the closet to their families.
Watch… https://vimeo.com/269252990

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. 

Paint

Selina Martineau

2018

Canada
How do Queer artists respond to society? This short documentary explores how local drag performers and queer visual artists are addressing identity in this political climate.

Paper Love

José Valero

2018

Spain / 20 mins
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

Par Perfeito

Débora Herling

2018

Brasil

Perron 11

Bram Gezel

2018

Belgium
Deze komedie voert je naar perron 11 en iedereen heeft zo zijn reden om daar te zijn. Dieter wacht er op de trein om met de man van zijn leven naar Blankenberge te gaan. Marie-Antoinette ziet een erfenis in het verschiet en zet er haar plannen in beweging voor een huwelijk voor haar dochter. Lodewijk is er om de wens van zijn overleden partner te doen uitkomen. Wanneer het station het decor wordt van minder eerbare zaken, geraken de levens van de passagiers met elkaar verstrengeld en heeft stationschef Nelson zijn handen vol om de orde te handhaven op perron 11.

Pinkshasa Diaspora

Joëlle Sambi Nbeza

2018

?

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

Porn Warriors

Nicky Miller

2018

Germany | 6’30
“If there is a war it has to be porn!”
“Porn warriors” is dealing with sexual energies as a war mindset.
The warriors of porn will spread their sexual energies on the planet. The moto and mindset is based on porn relationship to make this fight a glorification of Queer Sex!
Trailer… https://vimeo.com/260928092

POSI+IVE 

Ryan Macabenta

2018

Australia, 12’
A spiraling drug use and numerous sexual encounters to cope from the loss of his mother and extreme depression, an ambitious young man grips into harder reality as he succumbs down an unexpected path of HIV.

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.

Prayers for Dreamy Boys

Fallon Simard

2018

Canada | 4 min
Dreamy Boys applies traditional Indigenous medicine and ecological knowledge to trans masculine bodies to dream alternate masculinities.

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

USA / 9 mins
A trans person’s conflict using the public restroom takes him on a journey to answer some unresolved questions.

Queer Babel

Timothy Smith

2018

UK |  9'00
The surprising and disturbing result of a forced interaction between two different artificial intelligence interfaces as an homage to Alan Turing and a questioning of how can we use technology to disrupt the algorithmic forces of hatred and oppression.
Trailer… https://vimeo.com/290287335

Queer Disability Language

?

2018

6 min / Canada

Queer Encounters: From Central Station to Central Station

Elly Clarke

2018

UK | 27’
A walk through Kings Cross with Ramón Salgado-Touzón, remembering the heady days of its seedy history, the danger and desire that came from beating those streets.

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

?

Reach the Sky

Daniel Sterlin-Altman

2018

Canada / 6 mins
On the open road, three queer friends on a surprise journey encounter a butch mermaid, Frida Kahlo, a fabulous companion, and a sense of queer pride.

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

Reality Fragment 160921

Qigemu

2018

USA, Spain, Sweden | 14’00
Curating and configuring what space, time, and memory of experience actually means in a digital/virtual age, this captivating film is a coming together, intertwining, messy, fragmented crossing from lovers Jasmine Lin, April Lin exploring the interstices of movement, visual media, identity, and the global Asian diaspora as respectively, Chinese-Swedish and Taiwanese-American.
Trailer… https://vimeo.com/262750837

Récit de Soi

Géraldine Charpentier

2018

 

Belgium / 5 mins
While non-binary representations are rare, Lou talks about their relationship to gender, clothes, and other markers.

Reclamation

Thirza Cuthand

2018

Canada | 13 min
After white people leave Earth en masse for Mars, the Indigenous people left behind contemplate their place in healing the world and imagine a brighter future after the biggest problem has gone.

Refugees Under The Rainbow 

Stella Traub

2018

Germany, 32’
“At the end of the rainbow you will find a treasure – it will completely change your life.“ Whoever tries to find the end of the rainbow will realise things are not that easy - the end of the rainbow is not a fixed point. Also Yusuf, Ritah and William had to make this experience in their lives – just like many LGBT* refugees. The film tells the story of their journey. A journey from Uganda to Germany, a story of violence, hope, disappointments and everyone's personal rainbow.

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

Ryan Cassata: Daughter

Maxine Bowen

2018

USA | 3min
A catchy number from Ryan Cassata as he sings his way through the experience of transition from F-M and his changing relationship with his dad.
Watch… https://youtu.be/IOery7rg2eo

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.

Setback

Thais Andrade

2018

Brazil / 6 mins

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.

Sirenas

David Méndez

2018

Spain / 6 mins

Sisters Playing Soccer in the Hood

Shira Sznaider, Mya Kaplan

2018

Israel /15 min.
16-year-old Nicole, stuck in her boring neighborhood is looking for action. She drags her younger sister to wander around the streets, ending up in front of the town's most intriguing house

Skies are Not Just Blue

Lysandre Cosse-Tremblay

2018

Canada / 25 mins
Muslims and part of the LGBTQ+ community, Yara, Monib, Tariq and A. claim their identities while reflecting on their personal beliefs and experiences.

Skogen

Magnus Mork

2018

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

Sky Above Water / Himmel Über

Gitte Schmitz

2018

Germany | 4'09
A contemporary interpretation of José Agrippino de Paula’s and Maria Esther Stockler’s Ceu sobre agua (1978), relocated from tropical Brazil to an industrial utility area on the river Elbe.

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. 

Song for Rent

Malic Amalya

2018

USA / 6 mins
A remake of Jack Smith’s 1969 depiction of Rose Kennedy.
Watch… https://vimeo.com/278238847  

Sookee – Of Seahorses and Closets

Kerstin Polte

2018

Germany / 34 mins
Sookee – Of Seahorses and Closets“ is a multilayered and intimate portrait of Sookee, a famous queer-feminist Hip Hop Artist and left-wing activist in Germany. She fights against sexism, homophobia and racism – in german society and, especially, in german hip-hop for years now.

Speaking Truth 

Vonyse Reeder

2018

USA / 1 min
Watch… https://youtu.be/VPUhHAuT95M

Splendid Case of Doubt

Daniel Moshe

2018

Austria; 4 min.
Become entranced in a carnival of mysterious phenomena. Frogs, bunnies, beavers, oh my.
Watch… https://vimeo.com/241854499

St. Anthony’s Fire

Samantha Bloomfield

2018

USA / 3 mins
A music video for the Fort Wayne Indiana based band Girl Colors for their song St. Anthony’s Fire, and embraces the notion that we should all celebrate our own quirky and unique individuality.
Watch… https://youtu.be/rzGSjJZM2s0

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.

Suicidrag 

Andrea Perez Su

2018

Mexico / 10 mins
El grupo mexicano de Drag Queens Suicidrag, a través de un recorrido visual nos muestra el quehacer de su arte, las salidas nocturnas y su interacción con el entorno.
Trailer… https://vimeo.com/268318439

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

Tchouri

Yvan Megal

2018

Belgium / 13 mins
Charlotte and Sophie have been a couple for a long time. One Sunday, while they are having lunch, Sophie places a rock on the table claiming that it's a meteorite...
Trailer… https://vimeo.com/256491870

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 Boy Who Bleeds in the Middle of the Sea

James Fajardo

2018

Philippines | 15 min
A fishing community faces an impending demolition because the landowner, who is also the source of improvised dynamite bombs, is planning to transform the place into a beach resort. One of the fisherfolks is Simon, a teenage boy, who menstruates in the middle of fishing.

The Brother

Kai Fiáin

2018

UK | 4’
The morning after the night before, Frances accidentally finds herself caught up in a surreal, queer universe.

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 Eddies

Madsen Minax

2018

United States | | 16 min
From above and below ground, a man named Eddie describes flood lines, levees and trivial histories of the crumbling infrastructure of Memphis, TN. In this same city, filmmaker Madsen Minax, a recent transsexual transplant, watches war films and contemplates masculine connectivity as he attempts to reimagine the South. He posts a Craigslist advertisement asking men to masturbate on-camera with their firearms. He receives a single response from a man who’s name is also Eddie.

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 mins
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 Invincible Osiris Jackson

Dallas Rico & Josh Tong

2018

USA / 5 mins
The Invincible Osiris Jackson is a dramedy web series about a black gaymer (a gay gamer), looking for love in New York City. Too bad love has no easy mode.
Watch… https://youtu.be/aVZiPCrFXnY

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 Legend of Sing Hey

Becca Redden

2018

92 min
Centuries ago, on a rural fishing island in South Korea, a little voice began to grow. As generations passed, the voice grew stronger as it was passed down but not released. Through years of diaspora, environmental changes, and the emergence of the various oppressions that we know today, the voice was kept inside waiting to be unleashed onto the world at the right moment. This voice’s name was Sing Hey. As the voice continued down the bloodline, passed from holder to holder, it was born into the throat and the namesake of Janice Sing Hey Lee.

This feature documentary follows Lee, her sister, and her friends from Ontario to the East Coast: playing shows, sharing music, and rediscovering what home means by leaving it. The Legend of Sing Hey is a story that connects family, identity, and community with history and ancestral roots through performance, music, and celebration of spirit.
Trailer… https://youtu.be/ioRa62xj028

The Lesbian and Feminist Movements

Glenn Crawford

2018

Canada
Queer women in the early liberation movement often felt torn between battling for lesbian rights or feminist rights and often didn't see eye to eye. We hear from both sides of the struggle from Ottawa activists Barbara Freeman, Marie Robertson and Rose Stanton and what it meant for them to be a queer and/or a feminist in the 70s and 80s.

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 Long Trail Out

Shai Ben-Dor

2018

USA /  25 mins
Tim Buchanan, a lifelong youth worker, has lived his entire life quietly hiding his sexuality. After nearly 70 years in the closet, Tim is sharing his story. All while he attempts The Presidential Traverse, one of North America’s most difficult day hikes.
Trailer… https://vimeo.com/192065689

The Luminous Ones

Lee Doré

2018

Canada
The Luminous Ones is a sonic journey of three innocent heroes guided to battle a dark machine entity trying to overtake the world.  

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 Quiet Room

Dan Hass

2018

USA / 14 min
A horror film about a group of psych ward patients who fall victim to an urban legend.

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.

The Wheel of Fortune

Bambi K

2018

United States | 8 min
Five strangers are trapped in orifice bondage and only their simultaneous orgasmic release can set them free!

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

Time is Up

Nicolas Pourliaros

2018

Greece / 89’
Charis returns to his house in the midday of a Friday. He has the whole weekend in front of him. After he cooks a meal he sets up a camera and starts a video diary. In his first video he says that he will kill himself in the next 48 hours. Will he really do it?

To Be Together Forever

Chuyi Chen

2018

Taiwan, 5 mins
Do you think the two of us really have a result?

Too Soon, Too Late

Agata Urban

2018

Poland / 12 mins
A group of homophobic people intersects with a gay hookup.

Toy Stories

Sandra Sordini

2018

UK | 5’30
Treat your toys like you’d treat your lovers: Don’t just shove them in.
Trailer… https://vimeo.com/278915533

Tranimal

Shawna Virago

2018

USA / 3 mins
This folk-punk single is for those of us living outside the binary.
Watch… https://youtu.be/2223ae0jZWQ

Trans With a Movie Camera

Frances Arpaia

2018

United States | 14 min
Cinematic trans representation is something that’s been limited mainly to narrative fiction and documentary. What’s been lacking is a push to explore how cinema as a tool can be used to depict and examine trans identities. A Trans with a Movie Camera is a non-narrative essay film built from super 8 footage, collaboratively created by interviewing trans women about how they would like to be represented non-narratively on film.
Watch… https://vimeo.com/270542519

Transkids - Anders aber normal

Jennifer Janke

2018

Deutschland, 22 Minuten
Aufeiner von der Gruppe Transkids.de betreuten Freizeit lernen sich vier 13-14jährige Trans*jungs kennen. In der entspannten Atmosphäre eines Reiterhofs sprechen sie in Interviews und miteinander über Identitätsfindung, Coming Out, Namens- und Personenstandsänderungen, den Umgang ihrer Schulen mit ihnen, Depression und Hoffnungen.

Tribute

Max Disgrace

2018

UK | 7’30
A hazy, hypnotic and hardcore walk through a lesbian cruising ground.

Trigger Happy

Anne T. Hanson & Wendy Jo Carlton

2018

USA; 3 min.
A young voter is forced to consider the discriminatory political agenda behind making America GREAT!

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

Unapologetic Me: Black | Gay | Man

Justin Dominic

2018

USA
Unapologetic Me: BLACK | GAY | MAN is a Screendance that tells a story, through movement and visual imagery, about the intersectionality of being a Black, gay man. The hybrid of dance and film is to help challenge, question, and form an understanding toward a Black, gay man's world. For self-definition and self-expression, for support of family and community, and the sustenance of love.
Trailer… https://vimeo.com/265647646

Undone

Erin Buelow

2018

Canada | 16 min
Undone explores the troubled language of the tactile body.
Trailer… https://vimeo.com/259069092

Until Rainbow Dawn

Mika Imai

2018

Japan / 63 min
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

Brazil

Useful Information

Scotty Wagner

2018

United States | 3 min
Filmmaker Scotty Wagner animates his old journals, offering a point of entry that stresses self-discovery over self-analysis (and criticism).

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.

Versaearcolonion

Chandra Melting Tallow & Elle-Maija Tailfeathers

2018

Canada | 14 min
Two hosts interview celebrities about love and her sister intimacy, with a backdrop of pop culture and an underlying message about intergenerational trauma.

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

Vogue Beirut

Helene Dancer

2018

UK | 8min
Vogueing has reached the Lebanon where dancer Hoedy Saad is determined to use this queer expression of residence to provide a safe space for his community.
Watch… https://vimeo.com/267388440

We Can Be Heroes

Camille Caroli

2018

 

Belgium / 18'
Jade has been living in a secret relationship with Alice. When her friends begin to suspect something, she must face their gaze.

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.

Wheelchair Dancer – Kenta Kambara

Kenta Kambara & Nobuyuki Arai

2018

Japan | 2 min
A portrait of Kenta Kambara from Japan, who made headlines in Rio at the 2016 Paralympic Handover Ceremony for his acrobatic dancing with a wheelchair.
Watch… https://vimeo.com/261769917

Wild Animals

Lihi Dinai

2018

Israel / 31 min.
Gali, a young girl of divorced parents, finds herself walking in a new path, following her passions. Full of bewilderment and excitements at the same time, she is starting to volunteer in a veterinary hospital for wild animals, which her father's new girlfriend manages. She finds herself looking at her in an unexpected way.
Trailer… https://youtu.be/wBymrm_EN5o

Working to the Top

Sean Ruhland

2018

Canada
A transition can't happen overnight, but one night can make you realize just how long the transition is taking. Working to the Top shows just some of the ways life is make harder for trans people when all they're doing is existing in the same space.

Yes and No

Zehavit Sabag

2018

Israel / 5′
Yes and No are in the middle of the desert. Yes lies on a mat and eats strawberries from a straw basket and No turn around with her hands tied behind her back with a red rope…
Trailer… https://youtu.be/cVy06ldy0rE

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: Tales of Cruising in India

Aninya Shankar Das

2018

India | 23’
India made history by decriminalising gay sex this year, but the mechanisms of how to get it have always been there. A captivating and voyeuristic doc of sex lives on a knife edge.