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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...

2019 - UPDATED: 4 January 2020

Most of these films will be doing the festival circuit and haven't yet been entered into IMDb...


 

# Stealth

Inga Vosk

2019

Russia / 90mins
The hidden life: Vasya arrives in St. Petersburg in search of his brother, Alec. Picked up by Alec’s girl, carted around the city, but why he doesn’t meet his brother?
Trailer… https://vimeo.com/331209911

(f)our seasons

Miguel Gabaldón

2019

Spain / 14 mins
Four seasons. Four stories. A glimpse with no words through the life of four couples in the cities of Madrid, Chicago and New York.
Trailer… https://youtu.be/T9Q3JQYTfLs

(S)he Said That

Mike Hoolboom

2019

Canada / 13’
Roaring explosions and images of the solemn, resolute gait of the protesters warm up the atmosphere before a conference begins. The places, displayed and/or heard, overlap and efface every pre-established boundary. By resorting to historical digressions that opens up to a costume drama or even to a futuristic dimension, we return though to the revolution on the march, in which many individuals/“I” look for a “we” from which to restart the society.
Based on a talk by Paul B. Preciado delivered in London in 2003 and entitled “Pharmacopornographic counter fiction”, (S)he Said That examines the continual transformation of the power that disciplines the bodies, bound to an assembly line in which sexual reproduction and production of capital are two sides of the same coin: that of biopolitical control.

(W/HOLE)

Mahx Capacity

2019

USA / 96 mins
A complete sensory exploration on all levels, powerful, moving and raw. This series of beautifully made, tender, smart, super-sexxxxy shorts created by queer/feminist porn collective AORTA films. Seeks to explore the incredible potency of queer hedonism, specifically how authentic performative kink has the power to transform trauma and grief into body-based joy and orgasms. At turns lush, humorous, sincere, erotic, joyful, and intense, (W/HOLE) forsakes traditional expectations of “porn” to create an unexpectedly textured landscape of desire. 
Amidst ecstatic water balloon fights, opulent feasts devoured without utensils, narrations of pleasure, lewd hand gestures, densely scored orgies, improvisational performance, and intense kink dynamics, (W/HOLE) proposes a new type of pornography: a world of queer sex that is at once surreally lush and intensely real. The film celebrates queer pleasure as a type of queer resistance, while inviting viewers of all identities towards their own human capacity for pleasure.
Trailer… https://vimeo.com/353867769

¡Gaytino! Made in America

Dan Guerrero

2019

USA / 75 mins
Mariachi to Merman. Sondheim to Cesar Chavez. Decades of Mexican-American/Chicano and LGBTQ history intersect from a personal perspective in story and song. Touching, provocative and hilarious, Guerrero brings his solo play to the screen after nationwide critically acclaimed performances.
Trailer… https://youtu.be/EWyhhS_Sbhc

16

Kristal Chan

2019

USA / 1 min
After a bad breakup, a young woman transports herself to a dreamy age before broken hearts, when first love was forever.
Watch… https://vimeo.com/322372275

50 Jahre nach Stonewall

André Schäfer

2019

Germany, 52 mins
50 Jahre nachdem sich im Juni 1969 in der New Yorker Christopher Street Schwule und Transvestiten gegen die Schikanen der Polizei wehrten und die LGBTI-Bewegung begann, sind Homosexuelle fast überall in der westlichen Welt rechtlich gleichgestellt. Doch nicht nur in Ländern mit rigider Unterdrückung, sondern auch bei uns ist Homophobie allgegenwärtig. Und das, obwohl Parshippen, heiraten und Kinderkriegen auch in der LGBTI-Welt angekommen ist  und Bars wie das Stonewall Inn sich überlebt haben. Eine Bestandsaufnahme unserer Gesellschaft 50 Jahre nach Stonewall.

700 Days

Jessie Ray Short

2019

2:32min
How long before the dream of health returns? Will it ever come back?

A Big Fat Taiwanese Same-Sex Wedding Banquet

Larry Tung

2019

Taiwan / 4 mins
In celebration of becoming the first country in Asia to legalize same-sex marriage on May 24, 2019, one of Taiwan’s most prominent LGBT groups threw a big open-air traditional Taiwanese wedding banquet in front of its Presidential Office Building.

A Couple

William de Oliveira

2019

Brazil / 20 mins
After suffering a violent homophobic attack, a young couple tries to overcome the trauma and move on.
Trailer… https://vimeo.com/331083084

A Culture of Silence: Being LGBTQ in Catholic Schools

e.E. Charlton-Trujillo

2019

A feature documentary on being LGBTQ in Catholic schools, and the Archdiocese of Cincinnati's employment contract for educators. From GLSEN Greater Cincinnati.

A felicidade delas Lésbica

Carol Rodrigues

2019

Spain / 14 mins

a letter to myself or the gender clinic or white people

Jon Ely Xiuming

2019

4min / Sweden
A poetic letter from a nonbinary trans person of color as a reply when getting the first letter from the gender clinic

A Man Must Be Strong / Un Uomo Deve Essere Forte

Elsi Perino, Ilaria Ciavattini

2019

Italy / 61 mins
Sullo sfondo di un provincia cronica del nord Italia, fatta di fabbriche di armi, caccia sportiva e laghetti per la pesca facilitata, Jack intraprende un percorso di transizione per adeguare il suo corpo a quello che ha sempre sentito di essere: un uomo. In una routine di lavori saltuari, amici del bar e pochi svaghi, Jack inizia ad interrogarsi su cosa significhi, al di là del corpo, essere un uomo e su che tipo di uomo essere, iniziando a mettere in discussione i modelli di mascolinità offerti dalla valle in cui vive.
Trailer… https://youtu.be/EMN_80oLXAo

A Meeting with NoorJehan

Abid Majid

2019

Pakistan /  9 min
A snapshot of human connection between transgender sex worker, Noor, and a 12 year old street child, Ben. Set around a vintage cinema of old Lahore, the microcosm depicts a clash of the authoritative jurisdiction of men and the other - child, woman and transgender. One can opine that A Night with Noorjehan is essentially a coming of age film.

A Queen of Dragons

Kristina Budelis & Leandro Badalotti

2019

USA; 10 min. 
It’s Drag Queen Story Hour. These kids love it—and so do their parents.

A Room of Oblivion

Dorothy Cheung

2019

Netherlands, Hong Kong / 6 mins
A Room of Oblivion is an experimental film reflecting on the notion of queer memories, and the failure of it, through re-found footage taken in a journey with an ex-partner.

A Three Player Scrum / Une mêlée à trois

Danika Vermette

2019

Canada, 7 min
Olivia and Aude have played rugby sevens together for years. After the new girl's first game, Oli only has eyes for her.

Above the Bar

Kerri Flannigan

2019

Canada | 3 min

Academic Super Squad

Taylor Gates

2019

USA / 11 mins
After landing herself in trouble once again, a rebellious high school senior must face her most brutal consequence yet: being forced to join the academic decathlon team.

Acceptable Face

Holly Summerson

2019

UK / 6 Min.
Acceptable Face is an animated discussion about the ‘ideal’ respectable queer person. How would they look, act, and let people know that they’re not “that kind of gay”? Based on a series of interviews with LGBTQ+ people, this experimental charcoal animation explores the pressure to be a ‘good example’, and the joy of refusing to conform.
Trailer… https://vimeo.com/335380456

Across, Beyond, And Over

Brit Fryer and Nona Schamus

2019

USA / 11 mins
A hybrid documentary about two trans men who used to date in middle school reconnecting over a long weekend to develop a film about their past. Through the pre-production process and writing exercises, they are forced to reconcile the differences in how they want to portray themselves, their relationship, and their trans identities.

Across, Beyond, and Over

Brit Fryer, Nona Schamus

2019

USA / 11:34
A hybrid documentary about two trans men who used to date in middle school reconnecting over a long weekend as they develop a film about their past.

Acting Straight

Willem Timmers, Tofik Dibi

2019

26mins / The Netherlands
In the short doc Acting Straight filmmakers Willem Timmers en Tofik Dibi examine masculinity in the gay scene. They discover a world full of stifling ideas about the ultimate gay man. He is hypermasculine, muscular and without any trace of feminine traits. Why are so many gay men obsessed with masculinity? And what does this mean for those who dont fit in?
Watch… https://youtu.be/0ypvSbiV4Ts

Activate NDN Consciousness

Natalie King

2019

Canada, 6 mins
Activate NDN Consciousness combines found footage of harmful Indigenous portrayals with contemporary NDN protest and revolt.

Adae*

Tyrone Smith

2018

4 mins | UK
Adae, a non-binary, polyamorous, Nigerian drag king describes living in London and their interest in drag.
Watch… https://vimeo.com/305125161

Adoración, Adoración, Adoración

Tarcisio Boquady

2019

Brazil / 8´32
After the elections of 2018 in Brazil, LGBT people are being threatened. A young man is afraid to walk on the streets because he is gay. He has been chased by homophobic guys and he is looking for prootection and a place to feel safe. The only way to pass through it is making magic. This film is a manifesto about love, creative power and freedom to be and exist. Respect human lives.
Trailer… https://vimeo.com/326402644

All Monsters Are Human

Helen Spooner, Hugh Davies

2019 

UK / 21 mins
In the wake of a vicious anti-LGBT government crackdown in Azerbaijan in September 2017, this documentary film follows the plight of three young LGBT Azeris: Roma, Ladycat and Kristina, all of whom fled their home country hoping to find sanctuary in Istanbul. On a journey from Istanbul to Baku, the filmmakers combine animation and video footage to reveal stories of extortion, torture and murder and discover that for those who have managed to escape, persecution has followed them.
Trailer… https://vimeo.com/345532495

All Naked / Tous nus

Marianne Khayat

2019

Canada, 2 min

Almost summer / Casi es Verano

Andrés Prego

2019

Argentina / 12 mins
After school, Simón invites Julián to his pool. As the afternoon goes by, the desire between them will get harder to ignore.
Trailer… https://vimeo.com/327042195

Among Students / Unter Schülern

Jannik Gensler

2019

Germany / 10 mins
Täglich wird ein Lehrer Zeuge, wie einer seiner Schüler homophob angegriffen wird. Da der Lehrer jedoch selbst mit der Angst lebt zum Zielobjekt seiner Schüler zu werden, traut er sich nicht, sich für den Schüler einzusetzen.
Trailer… https://vimeo.com/324974006

Among the Cranes

Astrid Liu

2019

3 mins
Soaring past loneliness, a young queer Asian woman lets go of isolation.

An Abstract

Manoj Thorat

2019

India | 20 min

As You Wish

Ayelet Lerman

2019

Israel / 10mins
Noga is an intensely spirited teenager. She meets her counsellor, Uri who is trans; a fact which she uses as an excuse to run away. Uri, however, is not about to give up on her that easily. What is she running away from?

At Seventeen

Finley King

2019

USA / 5:15
A catholic school student tests the limits of his desires.

Aussi Fort Que Tu Peux

Mathieu Morel

2019

France. 25’30

En pleine campagne, Virgile tente de renouer avec son ami d’enfance. Mais il découvre qu’Anthony a sombré dans les affres de l’autodestruction et s’abandonne à une sexualité extrême.

Bad

Britney Ngaw & Jared Rushanan 

2019

USA / 5 minutes
A critic is tasked with the challenge of professionally assessing her girlfriend's abstract art.

Bator

Grant Gulczynski

2019

UK | 15min

Be What You Want - Queer Feminist Artist

James Rosalind

2019

13min / Germany
Berlin, is an open-minded, creative city, home to many queers and artists, chances for networking and collaboration. However, the german creative industries and society are still very much cis-male favoured. Two videographers talk about their experiences of art, work precarity, hope, feminism and community.

Be You 

Veronica Leon

2019

USA; 4 min.
With joy and creativity, Alok expands the boundaries of gender.

Beat is Protest – Funk by Female Optics

Mayara Efe

2019

Brazil / 23 mins
A documentary that depicts last decade's underground scene of women in funk music in São Paulo.

Beautiful Alchemy

Teagan Lance

2019

Canada / 16min
A “film made by queer and trans people for queer and trans people,” Beautiful Alchemy is a portrait of Renée Yoxon, a queer, non-binary, and disabled singer songwriter. Through music, performances and “day in the life” moments, a shining portrait of an artist emerges.

Becoming Me

Martine De Biasi

2019

Italy / 70 mins
Becoming me is the intimate portrait of the changing relationship between the director and her first love. We follow Marian, born female, through all the doubts and fears of the dawning realization that Marian feels male. With the decision to become what he truly is, he might lose everything he has: his job, his family, his friends, his life.
Marian’s story is the story of the struggle to live in a body that is not owned, in a role that is not accepted, trapped in a traditional society where being different means not to belong.
Trailer… https://vimeo.com/23641297

Behind the Glass

Maria Favola

2019

Italy / 16 mins
Behind the glass is an experimental documentary based on recordings of people who tell us about the discovery of their identity and how they came out to their families and friends. The mannequins that you will see on screen are there for two reasons: to guarantnglish, sub. Italian  ee the anonymity of the people that participated and to let the viewer concentrate on their stories and not their appearance.

Behind the Wall 

Werner Schnater

2019

France, 00'19''
Watch… https://vimeo.com/309007352

Being the Storm / Siendo la tormenta

Laura Nuwuanda

2019

7 mins
An Afro Colombiana spirals through a storm of self-destruction and the end of an idyllic relationship.

Belonging

Ndelela Kambaja, Katrin Herche

2019

6 minutes 40 seconds
BELONGING is an abstract visualization of a poem by Aaiun Nin, tackling issues of finding one’s self and the connection to one’s roots through the use of the symbolism of orange roses. It tells a story about children of the diaspora as they try to find a place of belonging and feeling home in the western world while holding on to the values taught to them by their ancestors.
The film can be understood in many ways and the sound is vital as it helps to navigate through the feelings that arise while watching.

BlinDate

Itzik Amar

2019

Israel, 5mins
A couple emerges from a bar after a successful date. When the man tries to take more than what the girl is offering, the tables are turned, and he is given a lesson on power dynamics.

Blood is the Mother of Qi

Adam Austin

2019

5 mins
An amalgamated family culture slides into small rituals performed in a kitchen.

Bloom

Almog Ganot

2019

Israel, 11mins
A young student returns to his Kibbutz apartment one afternoon only to realize he can’t find his keys. His predicament forces him to hit a momentary pause on life’s rat race and in a fleeting, lyrical moment, he is able to connect with his innermost feelings and pluck up the courage to do something he’d been keen on for a long while.

Blossomed

Synthia Hogan

2019

USA / 3:25
This experimental film blends a lush landscape with freestyle dance to narrate the quintessential stage of blossoming.

Boarding Room / Habitación de embarque

María Nieto Navarro

2019

Spain / 23 mins
Carla goes through her memories to find out if she has made the best decision: follow her path or that of her love.
Trailer… https://vimeo.com/355864258

Bodies

Morvarid Kashiyan

2019

Iran / 15 mins
In this beautifully moody film from Iran, a young transgender actor who plays a female role in a play has fallen in love with the director, who is straight. Intent on having a sex change operation to become biologically a female, her conservative father and their poverty stand in the way of her dream of becoming who she really is.

Bodies Like Oceans

Kat Cory

2019

13min  / United States
A dreamy portrait of photographer Shoog McDaniel, a self-described queer fat freak, whose work with fat bodies in nature transgresses reality.
Trailer… https://youtu.be/lY8SV4YQ79U

Bodies Without Bodies in Space / Ciała Bez Ciał W Kosmosie

Rafal Morusiewicz

 

2019

Austria/Poland 42′
CIAŁA BEZ CIAŁ W KOSMOSIE (Bodies Without Bodies in Space) is a temporarily scattered trip into the childhood and teenage past of filmmaker Rafal Morusiewicz. Growing- up, his queer anxieties and affects were largely informed by the plots of the moving images he would watch on the two, color and black-and-white, CRT TV screens at his family home. The frame of the film’s plot is a mock situation of gradually falling asleep, of remembering a myriad of text, sound, and images as increasingly fragmented and distorted yet, at the same time, mashed up in a structure of its own idiosyncratic logic, style, and narration.
The film combines the 1952-1989 Polish realities as depicted in the films of the era with the semi-fictional auto-ethnographic story. It is an audio-visual and textual mixtape that combines footage from over 20 films with the original text and multiple layers of audio samples.
Trailer… https://vimeo.com/298796954

Bon Enfant

Thibaud Renzi

2019

France. 21’16

Esteban vient passer une semaine de vacances chez ses parents, à Paris. Entre promenades et déjeuners dominicaux, Anne et Pascal font de leur mieux pour s’adapter à la nouvelle situation de leur fils.

Bonde

Asaph Luccas

2019

Brazil / 18 mins
Three young black friends from Heliópolis favela go out seeking refuge in downtown LGBT+ night scene.

Born to Dance with an Extra Chromosome

Nikolay Nikolov

2019

9 mins, UK
Drag Syndrome are superstars who have entirely changed the conversation about Down’s syndrome and drag, encouraging us all to embrace our inner diva.
Watch… https://mashable.com/video/drag-syndrome-downs-syndrome-drag-artists/?europe=true

Boys of My Youth

Christian Meola

2019

USA / 5 mins
Boys of My Youth is an autobiographical visual essay and documentary that explores the relationship between sexuality and memory from a gay perspective.
Trailer… https://vimeo.com/318551815

BR3

Bruno Riberio

2018

Brazil / 23min
A free-flowing capturing of the lives and loves of three friends in a close-knit community. Kastelany goes to Luciana's house. Mia gets ready for a night out with her friends. Dandara makes love with Johi.

Breakwater

Cris Lyra

2019

Brazil / 25 mins
A group of young lesbians from São Paulo go on a trip to a remote beach for the new year's celebration. There they relax, make music and build an emotional refuge for their bodies and affections.

Brunch on Bikes

Ethan Folk and Ty Wardwel

2019

Germany, 2,30’
Freshly-fucked foodies dial up a special delivery.

BSXL

Chanel Shuffler

2019

USA / 1 min
A latinx bisexual female resisting collapse endures passive everyday microaggressions that compromise her emotional environment.
Watch… https://vimeo.com/321918668

Bunny

Hunter Ray Barker & Tucker Tripp

2019

USA / 13:30
She’s an actress, a sex symbol, a superstar, and my mother.

Burn the House Down

Giselle Bailey & Nneka Onuorah

2019

France / 44 mins
When one of us wins, we all win—and BURN THE HOUSE DOWN sets out to prove that. Giselle Bailey and Nneka Onuorah’s immersive documentary follows Kiddy Smile and several Parisian dancers as they prepare to perform in his next concert (which also features FABULOUS’ Lasseindra Ninja). After DJing for Emmanuel Macron in a T-shirt that read “Fils d’immigrés, noir et pédé” (which translates to “son of an immigrant, Black and gay), Smile was the subject of extraordinary praise and backlash. But he and his friends won’t let that faze them. As they discuss contemporary racism, xenophobia, homophobia, transphobia, and the art that binds them, these rising stars make it clear that they won’t stop until everyone knows Paris is still burning.

Butch

Harry Lloyd

2019

Australia, 11 Minutes

After a lousy breakup, a dog named Butch must do his best to reunite Tiff and Gem, even if it means a trip to the vet.

Canicule

Tatiana Issa, Guto Barra

2019

Canada. 15’25

Crossed paths, forms of love. Grandma Carmen’s 80th birthday celebration will bring together several generations of women from the same family in a seaside hotel. A weekend, a family. Different paths, forms of feminism, ways of relating.

Carving Space

Annie Dean-Ganek

2019

USA / 16’
Follows the grassroots skateboarding organization, Unity and affiliated queer skate activists, including 2019 U.S.A. Olympic Skateboarding team member, Lacey Baker, as they provide spaces and voices to the often-overlooked queer community.

Chakalmex

Joelle González Lager

2019

México / 17 mins
The Chacal are young proletarian indigenous men, seen as masculine, virile, and sexually charged, who have become the objects of desire in the gay community of Mexico City, raising uncomfortable issues around the role of race and class in voyeurism.
Entrevistas desparpajadas alrededor de la identidad impuesta a un grupo social y sexual del país

Cheesy Films / Kitschige Filme

Eline Gehring

2019

Germany / 8 mins
Rosa meets Nico. Both girls are falling in love with each other. But today, commitment is hard to find.

Chloé Viau - Militante transgenre

Simone Beaudry-Pilotte

2019

Canada / 18min
Paying homage to our queer foremothers and fathers, our trailblazers and rabble rousers, this quartet of short docs covers a lot of ground: from local luminaries John Banks (organizer of Montreal’s first pride march) and trans educator Chloé Viau; to a creator of Canadian art salons and last but not least, a trans woman simply named Agnes, who, in the 50s was a pioneer in seeking sex reassignment surgery.

Chromophobia

Bassem Ben Brahim

2019

Tunis / 6min
 It’s a film made really with a lot of emotions and fear. A history of a gay guy since his existence, his different childhood, love, path, the obstacles in society, family, law.

Colombia

Manuela Andrade

2019

Brazil / 16 mins
Carmen is a Colombian actress who moves to Recife and becomes fascinated by the city's artistic atmosphere. Julia is an unemployed journalist who's about to leave Brazil, let down by the country's political landscape. Their meeting turns their worlds upside down.

Como Si Fueras Verdad

Jesús Pedraza Madrid

2019

México / 25 mins
Ángel y Ethan están a punto de tener una cita para arreglar las cosas entre ellos y resolver asuntos pendientes del pasado. Sin embargo descubrirán que a veces las cosas no son lo que parecen, y que cuando alguien realmente quiere formar parte de tu vida, hará hasta lo imposible por permanecer en ella.
Trailer… https://vimeo.com/336396784

Consonance

Dani Chaparro

2019

USA
A queer-directed, acted, and produced experimental film that meditates on a quote by James Baldwin, “You think your pain and your heartbreak are unprecedented in the history of the world, but then you read… It was books that taught me the things that tormented me the most were the very things that connected me with all the people who were alive, or who had ever been alive. Only if we face the open wounds in ourselves can we understand them in other people.”

Contemporary Cinema / Cinema Contemporâneo

Felipe André Silva

2019

Brazil / 5 mins
"I was really young when I was first raped. I thought of telling this story someday, the story behind this picture. I lacked the courage. If the film could speak for me, then, I could."

Cousin John - The Arrival

Tom CJ Brown

2019

USA, 5 Minutes

While Cousin John is away in the City, the residents of The Carrington House Hotel in upstate New York yearn for his return in this film posing as a music video.
Watch… https://youtu.be/_2d6pPOviMw

Cozmo

Ilhan Soydemir

2019

Germany / 3 min
Cozmo feels uncomfortable being in public with his boyfriend. After realizing he is not the only one affected by the situation he decides to overcome his fears.
Watch… https://vimeo.com/319580779

Creation

Bia Vilela, Luiza de Andrade

2019

Portugal / 4 mins
Watch… https://vimeo.com/319971158

Curtains

Yoni Azulay

2019

USA / 11 minutes
Musical Theater hot-shot Kyle's (Ryan Cramer) seniority is challenged when a new student Gio (Gio Cerisier) joins the theater department at his high school. As the show and the relationship between the two develop, new conflicts and questions arise.
Watch… https://youtu.be/MitplCk56yI

Dance, Dance, Evolution

Jules Rosskam

2019

U.S.A. / 18min
In Dance, Dance, Evolution six trans-identified people explore their relationship to dance over time. As one participant says, “What I feel when I’m dancing is the very decomposition of myself.” This short, joyful documentary looks at the ways in which the body in motion opens up the spaces between gender, race, and time, producing pleasure in indeterminacy. This begs the question, how do we take that idealized moment on the dance floor--where nothing matters but the beat--and take it with us everywhere we go? 
Trailer… https://vimeo.com/325069216

Dany Turcotte, l’urgence de vivre

Geneviève Tremblay

2019

Canada / 45 mins
Long before he was the “fou du roi” of the massively popular Radio-Canada show Tout le monde en parle, doling humorous reactions to up-to-the-minute discussions, Dany Turcotte was a hard-working CEGEP student honing his improvisational skills with other talented comedians. It is with a handful of these fellow students – notably, Dominique Lévesque, Marie-Lise Pilote, and Émile Gaudreault – that Turcotte would go on to form “le Groupe sanguin” in 1984, creating such indelible, adored characters as the mystical and extremely “relaxed” hippie of indeterminate sex, Dany Verveine. With his usual jocularity and forthrightness, Turcotte opens up about these and many more experiences from his prolific career, from his hit shows at legendary Montreal venues like Club Soda and Spectrum to his current fame as a TV staple and spokesperson for Gai Écoute, which he adds to a long list of other charitable causes. A role model since he came out of the closet in 2004 with the hope of de-dramatizing societal impressions of homosexuality, Dany Turcotte reveals how one can embody success, professionalism, and deep humanity while staying true to one’s authentic self.

Deep Waters

Alice Heit

2019

France / 54 mins
A mesmerising and poetic essay film on the theory, beauty and praxis of the female orgasm, on AFAB ejaculation, and its various forms and mysteries. It certainly made us very excited, and we’re looking forward to sharing a rare chance to sit in the dark and really engage with our journeys with pleasure, together. It's not until you watch a film like this that you realise how rare it is, even for sex-positive audiences, to hear descriptions of orgasm and ejaculation so accurate and prescriptive whilst being truly magical, in a world where such pleasure is seen as frivolous (or even mythological!) Heit plays with and exalts this mythology in the testimonies heard on screen to indulgent effect. Relax and revel in a deserving topic.
Trailer… https://vimeo.com/344709343

Desert

Sofia Pashaei

2019

Denmark / 4:14
A woman hitting rock bottom. Hardship buries her alive. She is of this world, yet decidedly not.
Watch… https://vimeo.com/317772599

Desnudos

George X

2019

México / 49 mins
7 mexicanos sin ropa y sin restricciones, comparten sus pulsiones desde lo más prohibido hasta lo más excitante. Su salida del closet, fisting, erecciones, celibato, brujería y más.
Trailer… https://youtu.be/3DDQ1eKxVpQ

Despues de Clases

Gabriel Elettore

2019

Argentina / 6 mins
Elena runs intensively and escapes. While fighting against her asthma, Patricia tries to reach her and she witnesses a situation that can no longer be hidden.

Diane Torr: Becoming King

Heni Cloake

2019

UK | 7min
A moving portrait celebrating the life of working class Drag King rebel Diane Torr, using archive footage and her own words.

Die grosse Um_ordnung

Sabian Baumann

2019

Switzerland / 30 mins
Der Film "die grosse um_ordnung" dokumentiert die Aufführung des gleichnamigen transdisziplinären, kunstaktivistischen Projekts, das sich für die Umverteilung von Privilegien stark macht. Die Performance fand im Mai 2018 auf dem Helvetiaplatz in Zürich statt.
Trailer… https://vimeo.com/287279544

Dinner

Simon Maria Kubiena

2019

Austria / 3 mins
The first-born using make-up and dressing up as a woman triggers a dispute situation with the father at a family dinner.

disquiet

Sam Ku

2019

5 mins
A queer, nonbinary Asian bounds toward self-definition.

Distinguished Feelings

Keren Marciano

2019

France / 11 mins
In this highly stylized B&W revenge comedy, Elena discovers that her lover Arturo is tired of their relationship but doesn’t have the guts to tell her. She suspects that Arturo might have gay proclivities and sets a trap by hiring a young “straight” actor, Bastein, to seduce Arturo and make him suffer. But Elena becomes a victim of her own trap when she finds herself celebrating Arturo’s gay wedding day.
Trailer… https://vimeo.com/330188305

Double / Dublê

Fernanda Reis

2019

Brazil / 11 mins
A recently separated couple decides to hire "doubles" through an app in order to settle the terms of their divorce.

Double Dads and One Queer Teen: My Rainbow Family

Larry Tung

2019

USA / 26 mins
“Double dads and one queer teen” is a short documentary about a family that is multicultural and gender non-conforming. Met through a newspaper personal ad in 1995, the two dads, one from Taiwan and the other one from suburban Chicago, formed a life partnership and had a baby through surrogacy with the help from a sister in 2003. The child, now a teenager, considers themselves pansexual. The film is a collection of different perspectives from all parties involved. It is a heart-warming and brave story inspirational for all families. 

DragNostra

PV Vidotti

2019

Brazil / 13 mins
A bank robbery done by mafia drag queens.

Drawn to You

Eleanor Davitt

2019

Canada, 5 mins
A heart-warming animated gem that shows the struggles and joys that come with being true to your heart.

Dudillas

Pedro Rudolphi

2019

6 min / España
Mari Carmen le hace una visita a Rosa, su amiga prostituta, después de un encontronazo un tanto extraño con una amiga en común. Mari Carmen necesita el consejo de Rosa… pero eso no es todo lo que necesita.

El Tigre

Amaia San Sebastian

2019

1 min / España
Un maniquí de mujer va mostrando diferentes atuendos para que nosotros y nosotras podamos etiquetarla y verter sobre ella nuestros prejucios y miedos, creados por nuestra mirada contaminada. Hombres, mujeres miran a la mujer vestida y valoran, enjuician y temen. Y solo la mirada limpia de un niño puede poner todo esto en juicio.

Emilia

Diego Lomelín

2019

México / 14 mins
Emilia llega al cumpleaños de Ana, una amiga a la que no ha visto en 20 años. Emilia convive con los invitados. Su curiosidad la hará descubrir un secreto que guarda esta familia aparentemente perfecta.

Emma

Saskia Hennecke & Grace Tourville  

2019

USA / 12 mins
A multi-talented transgender student navigates life at the historically Catholic and conservative University of Notre Dame.

Enby Enterrupted

Sara Strachan & Jack Fitzgerald

2019

Australia, 11 mins
Two Enby best buddies match with the same unicorn hunters on Tinder, but have they met their match?

Esteemed Madam Director

Michèle Massé

2019

Spain / 3 mins
A woman who has experienced a lot, writes in a letter to a decision-maker of years of discrimination.

Watch… https://vimeo.com/334373401

Et Des Ruines Que Tu Me Laisses

Antoine Vazquez

2019

France. 20’30

Il existe des lieux où s’élabore un langage sans mots, une grammaire du désir qui résiste à la sujétion.

Every Monday

M Noe

2019

6 min / Myanmar
Two girls in different places have a mysterious connection via one man.

Extract From Third Shutter 

Goodyn Green

2019

Germany | 7min
Feast on this delicious slice from the final instalment of Berlin-based pornographer Goodyn Green's Shutter trilogy.

Eye Candy

Katharina Kraft

2019

Germany / 60 mins
Documentary about a strong woman in a once male-dominated sports, who fights to get respected as entertainer, athlete and homosexual woman.​​​​​​​
Trailer… https://youtu.be/5gNywsxUs7k

Eyes

Lily Ash Sakula

2019

UK / 4 mins
Eyes is a mixed-media animation about moving though the world as a non-binary person. It explores the tension between being looked at and being seen through a day in the life of Jig. A collaboration with the young people of the Indigo project, a queer youth group based in East London.
Trailer… https://vimeo.com/342037326

Faggots

Ricardo González

2019

Colombia / 68 mins
Lluís Escribano, Ramón Massa, Enric Benz, Cesc Pérez and Alfons de Sierra were Els 5 QK’s (The Five Penises), catalan queer filmmakers or “faggots”, as they preferred to be called. They made almost twenty films during “La Transición”. Apparently “just for fun” stories, but with a deep ideological level as leitmotiv of their films: very camp men, bourgeois who boasted of their heterosexuality to end up being sodomized in any public bathroom, priests who stole the money of the churchgoers in order to hire escorts… they were just some of the anti-heroes who starred in their films.

Far / Longe

Mariana Stolze

2019

Brazil / 7 mins
During 2018’s presidential election in Brazil, a young woman expects her mother for dinner. But a homophobic social media post makes her rethink this mother-daughter relationship.

Féeroce

Fabien Ara

2019

France. 13’20

Simon, 8 ans : « Je veux être une fille, maman. » Alma, pétrifiée, ne sait comment réagir. Elle demande de l’aide à sa voisine et c’est finalement tout l’immeuble qui va débattre sur son droit au genre.
Trailer… https://youtu.be/DlmRoxF8ipc

Feminina

Ilana Garcia-Mittleman

2019

USA / 11 mins
A dedicated boxer is forced to confront his sexuality after he begins training with and falling for a transgender woman.
Trailer… https://vimeo.com/361952313

Fertilizer

Ben Simpkins

2019

USA / 16 mins
As he puts an emotionally abusive relationship behind him, Michael finds a new calling in writing about the misadventures of gay dating.

Fish / Peixe

Yasmin Guimarães

2019

Brazil / 17 mins
Marina is a young woman that works in Belo Horizonte doing deliveries in her bike.
Trailer… https://vimeo.com/289279630

Fisting Club

Shu Lea Cheang

2019

Germany
Fisting Club' takes the eight rules from 'Fight Club' (1999) and shows fisting sex as a self-emancipation act.

Flohplage

Christoph Hans

2019

Germany / 8’
Der Geheimagent Dave wartet im Museum auf einen anonymen Ermittler, um mit ihm chiffrierte Informationen über den baldigen Zerfall der Sowjetunion zu tauschen. Dort trifft er auf Thorsten, der zu einem Blind Date mit einem Unbekannten verabredet ist. Die Verwechslung ist unausweichlich.
Trailer… https://youtu.be/Uh0xJWJfB5M

Flora

Charin Im

2019

USA | 5min
Intricate sculptural forms expand, detract and converge in a sumptuous visual experimentation of biology and botany.

Fluidità

Leana Paparella

2019

Canada, 4 min.
Fluidità consists of a visual exploration of the fluidity of sexuality told through the story of an Italian granddaughter-grandmother relationship.

Food with Friends

Fiza Jihan, Mina Halim

2019

4 mins
A nonbinary Coptic Egyptian and a Muslim Pakistani queer friends dive into community, queerness, and diaspora with food.

For Her / Para Verônica

Fran Lipinski

2019

Brazil / 21 mins
A costume is delivered at Teobaldo's house. In the middle of the night, he wakes up to dress it up and take a picture to send to his ex-wife.

Framing Device

Andrew Patterson

2019

Canada, 27 min.
Framing Device is a nearly half-hour video timeline structured (or framed by) the need for perhaps one or three individuals to maintain a high-level secret. Framing Device is therefore a work about social media and also Google downloads
Trailer… https://vimeo.com/359558489

Friends Like That

Francesca de Fusco

2019

USA / 8:22
After getting dumped, Maia seeks solace by crashing with her best friend and ex Alex.

Fuck

Vern Haas 

2019

3 minutes
A one-word journey through an unsuspecting freshman’s sexual trials, tribulations, and revelations during her first semester of college.

Gatito

Kristina Adler

2019

9 min., U.S.
A young Latino boy wants to be a cat for a day, and his traditional father attempts to support him.
Trailer… https://vimeo.com/328395105

Génesis

Juan Agustín Greco

2019

Argentina / 13 mins
Karen and Alexis are a couple from Victoria, a small town in Entre Rios. Today they are raising their daughter Genesis, breaking through as a trans family.

Geni

Cecilia Engels

2019

Brazil / 15´15
Fran Lopez (Ivan de Almeida) é um cantor que faz muito sucesso graças a composições capazes de exaltar a alma feminina. Porém, o que ninguém sabe é que a verdadeira criadora das composições é Geni (Ângela Côrrea), uma mulher.
Reunimos uma equipe de profissionais mulheres, para realizar um filme com olhar artístico sobre a questão do espaço social da mulher na contemporaneidade.

Gently, Jennifer

Katie Doane Avery

2019

USA / 9 mins
When Jennifer and Madison sneak a peek at a porn collection, a model stirs a deep desire in Jennifer.

Genuine

Kristina Maca

2019

Germany, 15 mins
A snapshot of life: an evening in a lesbian couple’s relationship. This is the day they finally move in together. What could possibly go wrong?

Glitter Honey

Marit Östberg

2019

Germany, 15’
An arousing and sparkling exploration of the body and how to touch the world in a new way.

Golden Beads

Milena Martinovic

2019

USA / 4 mins
It’s Mardi Gras day in New Orleans. It’s a celebration of life, freedom and living in the moment. When a  girl decides to be spontaneous and bring another girl home, she realizes she doesn’t just want casual sex. She waits for her text in the days after, realizing that having having had the experience is valuable enough in the end.

Goodbye Fantasy

Amber Bemak & Nadia Granados

2019

Mexico / USA 15′
Goodbye Fantasy is about two bodies in relation to each other as they let go of multiple cinematic universes they occupy together. Transforming from a fantasy body to a dreaming body to a dying body, they enact different constellations of social and political power as they relate to each other within the tight construct of the frame. 

Gracefully

Arash Eshaghi

2019

Iran / 60 mins
A contemplative portrait of a rural qenderqueer drag queen, banned from performance after the 1970 Iranian Revolution.

Gynecologia Autodefensa / Autodefense Gynecology

Julia Ostertag

2019

Germany, Mexico / 16 mins
Gynepunk is an autonomous research project about the history of gynecology, which opens direct practical access to a self managed DIY knowledge about our bodies as well as an active and radical proposal to give a twist to patriarchal history.
Trailer… https://youtu.be/LtW-ag1T6aA

Hanging by a Thread

Russel Atkinson

2019

UK | 3min
An animation film, highlighting the struggle of loneliness and irrational thought.

Haunted Flowers

Gato Rodriguez, Rachel Walker

2019

2 mins
A young nonbinary Latinx daringly descends into the echoes of an overwhelming love.

Heart Throb

Q

2019

USA / 8 mins
A trio of polyamorous dominatrixes take matters into their own hands when one of their partners can’t get the medication they need.

Hex Your Ex

Cassie Rubio

2019

USA / 7 mins
When a young woman refuses to move on from her failed relationship, her strong-willed mother and a coven of queer witches take matters into their own hands.

Hijas del Río

Washington Carvalho

2019

Brazil / 101 mins
Lia is a young girl who lives in a favela of Rio de Janeiro. One particular morning, she does not realize that traffickers from another favela are invading hers. Lia gets trapped inside the school, amid the crossfire. She finds other girls with the same situation and that day becomes a traumatizing day for these innocent and helpless girls at the hands of cruel and violent men.
Trailer… https://youtu.be/12PuTecQNBE

Him

Carter Truitt 

2019

4 minutes
Jasper mysteriously appears in Matthew's room in the middle of the night. Matthew attempts to figure out why his crush is acting so weird.
Watch… https://vimeo.com/281536917

Home

Christina E. Lang

2019

USA / 5 mins
For an aromantic and asexual biracial Chinese woman, everyday moments that create home propel her into the world.

Homegrown

James Dixon

2019

Canada, 4 min
Homegrown complicates the notion of history as a stable and coherent narrative by creating a disorienting collage using juxtaposed images and audio fragments.

Homies

Ina Espiritu

2019

USA / 9 mins
Maine can’t admit to best friend/f*ck buddy Raven that she is in love with her. A queer almost-love story.

Honor Black Trans Womxn!

Seyi Adebanjo

2019

USA / 5 mins
This short film is a call to center Black Trans Womxn, protect and celebrate Black Trans Womxn. The Hands Off Trans Bodies Rally was held on May 24th, 2019, because 3 Black Transgender Womxn were murdered within 8 days of each other. What would it look lie if Black Trans Womxn were allowed to thrive?
Watch… https://vimeo.com/339496179

Horticult

Will Hamilton

2019

5 min
A fake documentary depicts a strange community of humans in 1970’s England who believed they had become plants.

Hron: A Country of Ghosts

Dani Tardif

2019

Canada / 63 mins
A queer heterotopian science-fiction movie about war, but more so a story about love. It starts when Dimos Horacki, a non-binary trans reporter from the Borolian empire, arrives in the mountain regions of Cerracs to write news of the forfronts of the war. Though the Empire presumes they will be able to expand their borders, they will be confronted by resistance on land that was assumed to be uninhabited. It is the story of love that unites people who believe that living together and organizing differently is possible, but that they must fight together to preserve their way of life.

Hug

Matheus Murucci

2019

Brazil / 16 mins
In a ghetto neighborhood in Rio de Janeiro, a group of friends make preparations for a birthday party.

Hyped

Alkis Papastathopolos

2019

Greece / 13 mins
Vera is anxious about her first big night out with Lola. Lola is trying to be there for Vera but drifts away as time goes by. While both are struggling to connect, their minds will escape to the beginning of the evening where things between them were still intimate.

I Am Kavi

Kavi Dhan

2019

India / 3 mins
A South Asian transgender filmmaker strides into who he is and what identity means to him.

I Dream / Yalani Dream

Yalini Dream & Krissy Mahan

2019

USA
Artist YaliniDream – Lankan Tamil Blood, Manchester-Born, Texas-Bred and Brooklyn-Brewed – performs a poem of refugee/migrant love for the self and the world, through dance and a hiphop beat.

I Have Another Story to Tell / Minha História é Outra

Mariana Campos

2019

Brazil / 20 mins
Is love between black women more than a love story? Morro da Otto resident Niázia opens her house to share the most important layers in this search for an answer. Law student Leilane presents the challenges and possibilities of building a journey of affection with Camila.

I Have To Think Of Us As Separate People

Christopher Berntsen, Stephen Ira

2019

USA / 4 mins
An intimate exploration of a complex relationship between two gay men, one cis, one trans, where the filmmakers fracture and blend their own bodies and voices to create a split screen projection collage.

I Never Said It Wasn't Allowed

Michal Beer

2019

Israel / 17 mins
For a year and a half, I filmed moments of my life, divided in this film between my parents’ house and my own. I attempted to stand in the gap between these two worlds, a gap in which my personal conflict takes place; I find myself overcoming and compromising, struggling and giving up. With the help of the camera, I tried to go out on a journey with my father. I don't know how this journey will end since I’m not really sure if it ever began.

I Want to be Understood and Ignored

Shadi Rabahi

2019

Lebanon / 13 mins
Shadi, a 27 year old nervous stand-up comedian, grapples with strange tendencies. His close friend knows his secret and tries to help, his girlfriend wants commitment hoping it would improve their sex life, and he visits his barbershop, much more often than needed. It is a little story of acceptance and longing to be understood and ignored.

I, Will

Ieda Lagos

2019

Brazil, 17 min

I’m Sánjo / Nján Sánjo

Jijo Kuriakose

2019

India | 15 min
‘Nján Sánjo’ documents the life of a dynamic young man named Sanjo in a transphobic suburban locality. Sanjo's insights spill over the struggles with his gender idenity, lack of inclusive spaces and minimal awareness of trans masculine identities in Kerala. Sánjo, who was gender assigned female at birth also shares his passion for mathematics, hockey etc. and how they were key to his survival and realising his gender identity.

Ibex Man

Niv Fridman

2019

Israel, 5mins
A short film about love, death, and chips. It is also a story of two men who love ibex even more than they do each other.

In Another Life / En Otra Vida

Syed Asad Yahya

2019

Un alma dividida en dos. Asher, un artista visual se encuentra con Matt. Asher y Matt se sienten atraídos el uno por el otro, a pesar de que se acaban de conocer. Asher pronto comienza a sentir que hay más entre él y Matt, como si sus caminos y energías estuvieran entrelazados.
Trailer… https://youtu.be/TR7lpCMkjtY

In the Dark

Rory Midhani

2019

Germany, 4:37
A chance encounter in the basement darkroom of a Berlin cruisebar, set to a track by Russian queer party band Sado Opera.
Watch… https://vimeo.com/324693281

In The Margins: Illuminating Islamic Queerness

Layla Abdul-Jabbar

2019

USA | 8min
An experimental animation that gives voice to the realities of intersectionality when moving through and occupying space.
Watch… https://vimeo.com/330068119

In Time

Madeleine Smith

2019

Surreal circumstances infiltrate the mundane of a disappointing birthday when a lonely girl comes across a phone that allows her to call herself 20 years in the future.
Trailer… https://youtu.be/kHtcHxf-IsU

Inmune

Martín Bautista

2019

México / 25 mins
En esta ciencia ficción, vemos un futuro cercano en el que el mundo celebra el descubrimiento de la vacuna profiláctica contra el VIH.

Inside Out / Revés

Teresa Martino

2019

Argentina / 13 mins
Damián suffers bullying in silence. In order to survive, he hides his feelings and sexual desire. Trapped by awful circumstances as bullying continues, Damián will have to be brave enough, in order to break free.
Trailer… https://vimeo.com/256354996

Interphase

Kenny Tran

2019

Canada, 2 min
Interphase is a visual poem that metaphorically depicts the reconciliation of past experiences and trauma through the act of deconstruction, repair, and reflection, in which these emotions are conveyed through an anthropomorphic figure that is born and covered by the surrounding flora.
Trailer… https://vimeo.com/333031440

Into the Unknown

Daniel Agmon

2019

Israel, 11mins
A journey into the consciousness of a young man who wakes up in the morning to find last night’s hookup, his “dream guy”, dead in his bed

Inversion

Elyas Askarpour

2019

Iran, 13'
An encounter of two people in a hotel room.

Invisible Men / Homens Invisíveis

Luis Carlos de Alencar

2019

Brazil / 25 mins
The situation of the transgender male population in prison, regarding the health problems caused by the gender binary that underlies the penal system.

Islands of Heat

Ulisses Arthur

2019

Brazil / 20 mins
"Love has exploded. Inside of one of the Twin Towers. And now it flies like dust in the wind." Behind the walls of the school, Fabrício discovers all faces of love.

It Started with a Ding

Deanna Buller

2019

USA | 5 min. 
Hayley Shaw’s crush finally slips into her DM’s. Question is… is Hayley’s crush gay and really into her?

Italy and this is water

Gavriel Ioan

2019

Austria, Malta / 5 mins
A single day: from the tender break of dawn to the darkest night. One out of many days to come? Quite possibly the very last. A long farewell, an ultimate goodbye to a life we have grown to hold dear. Leading to a head-on dive into a new reality, into a new state of being.

Jess

Agnes Koleman

2019

Costa Rica. 10’
Jess is a trans, bisexual, migrant man, with functional diversity, and diagnosed with autism spectrum. In addition, he is the first migrant person in Costa Rica to have his self-proclaimed gender identity appear on his identity card. However, his struggle goes beyond being recognized as a man: Jess lives his gender according to his own terms and claims the right to exist living different intersectionality in a world that forces them to choose a single side of their identity.

Jim French: The Art of Masculinity

Sean Boyle

2019

USA
In Jim French The Art of Masculinity, the viewer is taken on a journey into the life and mind of Jim French, the master photographer of some of the worlds most beautiful men. He was a pioneer in the 1960s, creating and establishing a brand that was manly, memorable, visually stunning, and influential: Colt Studios. As the man behind Colt, he photographed bodybuilders and athletes, masculine men with smoldering good looks, and bodies to match. The images his company presented not only turned on their readers, but also helped shape who they were to become.
With the help of past models, work associates, friends, and experts in the art field, the film talks about Jim’s life with Colt, his early life, his work with the models, the restrictions of the time, and his influences.
Full of beautiful images, check out this documentary on the real Jim French, an American artist, who was a renegade in his life, and with a camera.

John Banks - A Life of Engagement

Simone Beaudry-Pilotte

2019

Canada / 18min
In this short film, seasoned LGBTQ activist John Banks shares his story, from the first Montreal gay pride parade to his involvement with the Québec Gay Archives. 

Juan Alberto

Juan Yactayo Sono

2019

Peru / 5 mins

Just Call Me Ripley

Shannon Noll

2019

USA, 44 Minutes

Just Call Me Ripley is a coming out story where nobody cries! This comedic web series centers on Ripley who’s group of diverse, queer, wacky friends will support her no matter what she decides about her sexuality – but that doesn’t always make things easier… (Ok maybe there’s a little crying).
Trailer… https://youtu.be/gU0Ax_r0ONM

Just Saffy

Beth Stokes

2019

UK / 10 mins
16 year old Saffy begins to struggle with her gender identity after moving to a new school with gendered uniform. Never really feeling as though she fits in with the boys or girls, Saffy finds herself treading water in the world of identity. She's in a transitive stage of her life, physically, emotionally, and mentally as she begins to face alienation and gender dysphoria in the face of personal revelation and misunderstanding with her mother.
Watch… https://youtu.be/AmQ9S4u3Vig

Katha Vachak

Deepak Srinivasan

2019

India | 22 min
As the popular mythical story goes, god Shiva is saved from the demon by the helpful intervention of a trickster male god, Vishnu. The South-Indian version of the story goes on further to narrate the resulting romance of the two gods and the birth of their offspring, the god Ayappa (also named Hari-Hara). As Harihar listens to the story, repressed adolescent desires surface as he finds an affirmative voice within his tradition and cultural milieu, which (he previously may have felt) had shunned him. He comes to terms with his own self and comes out regarding his sexuality.

Keine Ausgesprochenen Worte

Jens Kraushaar, Eva Tuchscherer

2019

Germany / 12 mins
Astrid und Dieter erinnern sich an die aufkommende schwul-lesbische Bewegung in den 1970ern.

Kelly

Solène Guichard

2019

UK / 13 mins
Two sisters must come to terms with their new relationship when they prepare to sell their childhood home.

Khadijah and Pauline

Lee Manansala

2019

5:30 min
On their 2nd date, Parisians Khadijah and Pauline discuss fashion, a grandmother passing, and coming out.

Kiddy Smile – Slap My Butt

Pierre Saba-Aris

2019

USA / 4 mins
Slap My Butt takes its driving musical heartbeat directly from house classics while expressing the frustration felt by those living in an oppressive society. This visual celebration of open sexuality and queerness is an invitation to get wild and wicked, and to live out your fantasies on the dance floor. 
Watch… https://vimeo.com/327070007

Kings and Queens

Rachel Relman

2019

USA / 18 mins
Drag performers and best friends Polly Glamory and Stevie Stars ditch their boring college graduation to compete in the last round of a drag competition. Their relationships with each other and everyone around them are tested as they try to become the best performers in the most competitive drag market in the country.
Trailer… https://vimeo.com/321795643

Kinky Kitchen

Bea Höller

2019

Germany / 2 mins
Have you ever wondered what your kitchen utensils get up to when you are not at home? The short clip trilogy Kinky Kitchen will reveal the juicy truth.
Trailer…  https://youtu.be/CQQihdQEQmA

La Bruja de Texcoco

Cecilia Villaverde Pineda

2019

Mexico / 11 mins
After a mysterious encounter with a shaman in Texcoco, Mexico, Octavio Mendoza, a Mexico City based musician, starts a journey to reconcile with his femininity through his music, in order to become “La Bruja de Texcoco”.

La fabrique du consentement: regards lesbo-queer

Mathilde Capone

2019

Canada / 72 mins
What if lesbo-queer communities had something to share about the singularities of their sexualities? Through the complex topic of consent, sixteen protagonists from these communities speak up. Could there be blurred lines, a continuum between consent and aggression? How can we defeat rape culture and innovate in matters of consent? How has the notion of aggression been used historically to exclude trans women? In a deep introspection of their intimacies, these protagonists ask questions, get angry, laugh and create other possibilities. They suggest to look more closely at consent, from the experience of their marginalized communities, their subcultures and their explorations.

Lac Daumesnil

Thomas Devouge

2019

France  / 19’
Lac Daumesnil is the story of an elective affinity surrounded by distant ghosts. Aurélien and his friend move around a lush botanical garden, discussing on the shores of a picturesque lake, exploring a little neoclassical temple near which they film their playful games with a camera that ends up recording the slow emerging of their fragility.
A film that seeks beauty in everything: in the wind that shakes leaves, in the orchestral music held on the edge, in the lake’s sparkling gleams and in their fascinating faces. This bliss, however, is crossed by the optical unconscious of the camera which, muddying the images, refers to distant worlds and dark torments.

Last Ditch

Zoë Schneider

2019

4:00min
“This weight leaves me, in a healthy way. Calmly, easily, without obsession. From 248, to 172. May this spell, make it true."

Lazy (Sunday)

Cameron Miller-Desart

2019

USA / 12 mins
Tired of their friends trying to set them up, two friends turn running errands into a fake date, only to find it may not be fake.

Lemoncholy

Maya Pirulli & Mariluz Rodriguez Jr

2019

United States, 4 min
A couple finds a back door solution to their intimacy problems.

Lena d'Água - Nunca Me Fui Embora

Hugo Manso, Nuno Galopim

2019

Portugal / 49 mins
She started singing in the 1970s, but it was with the boom of events in the early 1980s that she became one of the most successful pop voices born in Portugal. Her great songs, music videos that made history, difficult times in the meantime, a few ignored albums and an acclaimed comeback, are the core of this documentary, which tells us a life story with visibility from the cradle. After all, she is the daughter of a prominent figure of Portuguese football.

Les Reines de la Nuit

Christiane Spiero

2019

France / 82 mins
Les transformistes vivent dans l’attente de ce moment magique où ils deviennent sur scène des femmes et des reines de la chanson. Ancien médecin, styliste, libraire, agriculteur, enfant de la DASS, acteur, ils forment un microcosme de « sœurs », même s’ils sont disparates. Ils ont entre 29 et 65 ans. Pour tous, le transformisme a été une révélation et ils ont tout laissé pour exercer leur passion.

Lesbofobia

Inés Tarradellas

2019

Spain / 30 mins
Trailer… https://youtu.be/XNqiR5Rwa5U

Limitless

Radheya Taware

2019 

India / 21 mins
Poetic portrait with beautiful camerawork of an Indian teenager balancing between two genders who discovers that their options are indeed limitless.

Limp

Sean Leviashvili

2019

USA | 19 minutes
Leo had never imagined he would see his Dad kissing another man in the middle of a party… Until it happened. Now, with the help of Carol, his best friend, he has to find the most perfect way to tell his Dad that he found out about his secret.

Lipstick

Etsen Chen

2019

Korea / 12 mins
Joonwoon is bullied in high school for his effeminate appearance. After his peers throw him into a swimming pool he ends up a laundromat where he encounters the enigmatic Chanmi.  As they go on a little adventure, Joonwon must decide which paths to take, what to take along with him…and what to leave behind.

Little One / Pequeño

J. Zambrana

2019

Spain / 10 mins
Lucas (Guim Puig) goes to a party to say goodbye to Carlos (Sebastián Atienza), a very special person for him.
Trailer… https://vimeo.com/341443618

Little Walter Whispers

William Moran

2019

USA, 14 Minutes

Walter is an aloof teenage boy who finds relief from his daily life by posting relaxation videos on Youtube. One day, Walter comes face-to-face with his high school crush: a too-cool-for-school skater boy named Wade. What happens next will challenge the fragile, gentle world Walter has created for himself.

Lolo

Leandro Goddinho, Paulo Menezes 

2019

Germany / 14 mins
Lolo is an openly gay 11-year-old boy trying to finally convince Max, his first love, to go public with their relationship at the school party.

Looping

Maick Hannder

2019

Brazil / 12 mins
I saw a boy crossing the street.
Trailer… https://vimeo.com/332585233

Love and Death in Montmartre

Evans Chan

2019

Hong Kong /  109’
Qiu Miaojin is an icon of the Chinese-speaking lesbian community. The essayistic documentary traces the writer’s short life in Taiwan and Paris, quoting from her works and interviewing her companions, publishers, translators and teachers. Her suicide in 1995 at the age of 26 immortalised her. The flim embeds her conflict-laden life within the struggle of the Taiwanese LGBTIQ* movement, which today, 50 years after Stonewall, recently achieved the legalisation of same-sex marriage.

Love Undivided

Clare Clovechok

2019

Canada / 15 min.
Exploring the perspectives of three people living ethically non-monogamous lives.

Loveislove

Al Zaher

2019

México / 1 min
Que trata del amor libre e incondicional.

Loves

Katsutomo Inadu

2019

Japan / 18min
Katsuya, who is the mother of a Philippine pub, was in love with Kuroda, who works as a black dress there. Katsuya continues to struggle desperately as he is gay and the faith inherited from his devout Christian mother. Where should I arrive without being able to throw away the "God" that my mother gave me?

Löwin

Alexander Conrads

2019

Germany / 15’
Inhalt: Da ihre Mutter viel arbeitet, ist die 11-jährige Leo einen großen Teil des Tages alleine mit ihrem depressiven Vater. Eine Flucht aus dem Alltag bietet nur der Kontakt zu ihrer besten Freundin Mara. Oder ist da vielleicht ein bisschen mehr als nur Freundschaft?

Luca M/W/D

Hannah Schwaiger

2019

Germany / 7 mins
Society generally distinguishes between two sexes: male and female. In Germany there is a new law for a new legal gender “divers”. Divers refers to a gender spectrum between male, female and beyond. “I feel my own sex very changeable, it never feels like I am a man or a woman. But only a body to which belongs a spirit and a mind that creates“ this is how Luca describes themself. Thus Luca unites alleged characteristics of both classical sexes in his appearance. Although Luca has experienced antipathy and even physical violence, because of his appearance – Luca would never stop being themself. The first time Luca felt really accepted was in theatre. In the theater, Luca found a way to develop more empathy. An effect that may someday be passed on to people who object to Luca’s looks, beliefs, and way of loving them.

Madame: Camille Cabral

André da Costa Pinto e Nathan Cirino

2019

Brazil
The feature-length documentary tells the story of Camille Cabral. Born with the Social identity of a man in the interior of the state of Paraíba, northeast Brazil. Ordained a Franciscan friar, Camille assumed her transsexuality and turned it into a cause.
Trailer… https://vimeo.com/208385859

Madly in Love with My Best Friend

Erika Lust

2019

21 mins
"I think I'm madly in love with my best friend, but of course, she doesn't know. I'm not sure if she even likes women... She is the coolest person I've ever met, so sexy, so modern, so confident. Everything I lack, she has.

Manolo le decían

Venjamín Villalobos Baranda, Tomás Duarte Álvarez, Melisa Lantadilla Gallardo

2019

9 min. / Chile
ualañé es una pequeña ciudad del campo chileno. Si usted pregunta por el SIDA ahí, lo primero que le van a decir es que no saben nada. Luego les dirán que sí saben, pero sólo por lo que han escuchado. Al final, todos dicen que la culpa fue de Manolo.
Trailer… https://youtu.be/1LCJJK-a4go

Marco

Sara Benvenuto

2019

Brazil / 21 mins
Isadora retorna à sua cidade natal por conta da morte de seu pai. Ali, em meio a sensações conflitantes, ela vai se deparar com o machismo nosso de cada dia.

Mark

Sarah Hill

2019

USA / 50 mins
Who was Mark? We know Mark was a Husband, Father, Friend, Patient, and a Musician, despite limited scholarly writing about his life. Created through this absence, Mark is a cinematic, non-linear, historical fiction account of a Trans masculine musician who might have existed.
Trailer… https://vimeo.com/288880630

Memorias Reveladas

Quentin Worthington

2019

Argentine. 23’
Over the course of 10 months, a camera travels to Buenos Aires, Argentina and Hanover, Germany to meet with Magali, Maria Belen, Ivana and Carla, the founding members of the Archivo De La Memoria Trans Argentina, the first existing Trans Archive in the world. 

Mermind 

Shiue Jen Chang

2019

Taiwan, 04'45''
On Halloween, a day where anyone could be anything, a child prepares the perfect costume to fulfill their dream.
Trailer… https://vimeo.com/339159232

Metal Heart

Frigid

2019

Canada / 3min
Another spectacular output from Montreal’s DJ Frigid.
Watch… https://youtu.be/Sz25OLNoFkI

Metamorphosis

Marte Gunnufsen

2019

Norway / 25 min.
We follow two queens on the Chicago drag scene as they’re getting ready for the stage.

Mi arma 

Jesús Pascual

2019

Spain / 6 mins
Tradition and subversion. Folklore and revolution. The passion of a young drag queen for the cultural elements of his homeland, Andalusia, and the problems involved in incorporating them into his own artistic expression.

Miserere

Francisco Ríos Flores

2019

Argentino / 78 mins
The heat is overwhelming on Miserere Square in Buenos Aires. The flow of passers-by, the atmosphere of a station, and the summer streets cover up the presence of six young men standing waiting. They are beautiful and alone in the middle of it all. As they stand still within the city's movement, they try to catch a glance despite being almost invisible. The film takes a different turn when the mysterious boys open up to us. They share their thoughts, choices, and sometimes some of their stories. Francisco Ríos Flores' contrasting film reveals, singularly and sensitively, the reality of a profession debated since the dawn of time.

Missing

Chi Ma

2019

China / 13 mins
A bartender doesn’t realize he’s fallen in love with his customer until one day the customer disappears.

Moan-A Lisa

Connor Kurth

2019

USA / 1 min
A Japanese American becomes the target of an offensively kinky fetish.

Mono

Omar Flores Sarabia

2019

México / 17 mins
Mono, un decadente bailarín, conoce a Ángel, quien parece ser su última oportunidad para escapar del oscuro mundo en donde vive. Obsesionado con su juventud perdida, Mono sabe que dejar ir a Ángel significará el principio de su fin.
Trailer… https://youtu.be/I-sCMXvvM9o

Monster Care

Timothy Reese

2019

USA / 7 mins
Raising any baby can be terrifying, but when George and Rodrick discover their new child isn’t exactly human, they worry they may have bitten off more than they can chew…

Mother’s

Hippolyte Leibovici

2019

Belgium. 21’30

Portrait d’une famille de drag-queens bruxelloises sur quatre générations lors d’une soirée, en loges. Le choc générationnel s’invite dans la discussion, inévitable.

Motherstruck

Micaela Birmingham

2019

USA / 16 mins
Staceyann Chin embarks on a wild road toward motherhood in this series, based on her one-woman play directed by Cynthia Nixon and produced by Rosie O’Donnell.
Trailer… https://youtu.be/g_ATWDRfTcU

Mowitowak

Megan Feheley

2019

Canada, 4 min.

Mr. Dimitris and Mrs. Dimitroula

Tzeli Hadjidimitriou

2019

Greece / 28 mins
A middle-aged man dances in the middle of the street. Greek songs of the 1970s and memories trace a constant smile up on his face. His only company, a cat, Dimitroula. Their lives are entangled in a deep but unconscious way. A camera, as an observer, steals images and his thoughts. Dimitris is different. More human, but also lonelier that the others. His red dress drew the attention of those who went to Mytilene in order to cover the refugees’ suffering. Many thought that his drama is lighter, more joyful. But Dimitris still lives with his loneliness and now that he is out of the limelight, the night seems darker than ever.
Trailer… https://youtu.be/DoXOGP4oaJY

Mr. Ji

Lukas Calabrese

2019

8 minutes • USA
Mr. Ji is a wheelchair bound dog as eccentric as the NYC neighborhood he lives in.

Mud Mud Ke Na Dekh

Mujeer Pasha and Veena Kulkarni

2019

India | 22 min
Months after the divorce, Kumar shows up with bags at his ex-wife's door. She lives with her girlfriend who happens to be Kumar's best friend. Here is your classic triangle with a queer twist.
Trailer… https://youtu.be/qP5lD4QTSXw

Music Box

Tasya Abbot

2019

4 mins
A young Peruvian/Jewish lesbian living far from home explores her grandparent’s relationship with her identity.

My Crazy Boxers

Krissy Mahan

2019

8:45 | United States
Suicidal - or just a working class butch dyke caught in the wrong underpants? Seems that the boxers were the bigger problem, according to my treatment team. This video is based on actual meetings with hospital staff while in a psychiatric hospital system.

My Duck

Edita “Aster” V. Delgado

2019 

Germany / 7 mins
Sixteen-year-old “tomboy” Ning-ning grows up on a duck farm in the Philippines and has to help her father a lot. Recently, though, she has been spending more and more time with a girl from school. But one day, her father discovers something that shatters Ning-ning’s world…

My Grandmother’s House

Megan Wilton

2019

4 mins
A pansexual Black woman and her aunt climb from generations of child sexual abuse and domestic violence toward power.

My Hate in your Heart / Mi odio en tu corazón

Marc Ferrer

2019

Spain / 9 mins
This is the story of a boy who, after having a love failure, the devil appeared to him. He sell his soul to the devil, in exchange for being endowed with sexual attributes that made him irresistible to others.
Tras una ruptura amorosa, un chico hace un pacto con el diablo que, a cambio de su alma, le dotará de atributos sexuales tales que le harán irresistible ante los demás.

My Mama, A Man

Qila Gill

2019

UK, 9 mins
A stylised documentary following the journey of the director’s mother Julie, as she explores her gender identity through the power of performance in the lead-up to her 60th birthday.

My Mattachine

Martin Mulcahy

2019

USA / 11 mins
A troubled gay man searches for a connection in the 1970s /80s on the Southside of Chicago.
Trailer… https://vimeo.com/343875802

My Mother Resents Me / Mi Madre Me Tiene Rabia

Victoria Linares Villegas

2019

Dominican Republic / 7 mins
Victoria, an only daughter, tries to decipher her mother's resentment towards her by parsing through old photographs and new footage.

Named Like A Flower / Con nombre de flor

Carina Sama

2019

Argentina / 63´
Malva was 95 years old. She was a transvestite who outlived three times over the average life expectancy of a trans person. She told us everything about her life during a year and a half. Together with Marlene Wayar, a Trans referent, we tried to unveil the mystery, analyzing her avant-garde militant activity and the impact she made in our lives.
Trailer… https://youtu.be/rcqTalpIYho

Nay

Melinda James

2019

USA / 1 min
An intimate portrait of Renee.

Neon Hearts

Ana Jakimska

2019

Macedonia / 16 mins
Petar is a middle aged man who spends a lot of time on the road with his truck. Away from home and his family, he lives a secret life in which he is free to be himself. However, one night, when his son goes missing, he is ready to risk everything to “make things right”.

Neutral

Maggie Nielsen

2019

USA, 3 min
Z is a happy child, on the cusp of blissfully ignorant peace with themselves and those around them. With the help of some imaginary friends come to life from their picture book, Z meets other kids at the park and they slowly begin to realize that they don't quite fit in with the stereotypical playtime of either child- boy or girl. When they need to go to the bathroom, they
are faced with a decision that has been building up the entire day.
Watch… https://vimeo.com/339663259

Nice Chinese Girls Don't!

Jennifer Abod

2019

USA, 22 min
Kitty Tsui, a Chinese American lesbian poet, writer, activist, artist, and Gay Games gold medal bodybuilder, talks about coming of age in San Francisco in the 1970s, and her life now, having been rediscovered by a whole new generation.

Nico Lives

Travis Welowszky

2019

Canada / 16 mins
The perverse lovechild of Kenneth Anger and the Rocky Horror Picture Show, this film, a queer fever dream for outsiders with a love for midnight cult, takes viewers on a revenge trip with drag star Nico Lavender, the Queen of the Forbidden City.
Trailer… https://vimeo.com/290962283

Nida

Fawzi Swaid

2019

Netherlands / 29 mins
Nida is queer woman from Pakistan who left her husband and escaped to The Netherlands three years ago. Having experienced a life in fear in her home country she has now reached a place where she can finally be herself.

No Dominion: The Ian Horvath Story

Margaret Mullin

2019

USA / 40 mins
This documentary salutes the life and accomplishments of the late dance champion and AIDS activist Ian (Ernie) Horvath.
Trailer… https://youtu.be/Tk22TKeiUdQ

No Fems

Tyler Vogel

2019

For feminine gay men we not only receive the pressure from society to be masculine, but also within our own community.Within the gay community there is a huge divide between masculine and feminine men. A lot of these problems root from social media where masculine men will post captions like “masc 4 masc” and “no fems” on their social media pages. We must hear human stories by those affected to be more accepting.

Nobody Wants Your Truth / Nadie Quiere Tu Verdad

Diego Roma

2019

Spain / 6 mins
After two years in the shadows, Victor tests Alejandro for the very last time: either he reveals their relationship to the media or he loses him forever.
Trailer… https://vimeo.com/311051950

Noi

Benedetta Valabrega

2019

Italia  / 54’
On the background of a worldwide historical event, the Valabrega family opens its eyes to how much relational dynamics among the family have been repeating themselves for generations. The sons try with all their strength to free themselves from the influences or their parents, but sometimes they do not succeed in breaking the scheme of transmission of acquired characters. Today, the three sisters want to stop the mechanism and to anticipate the showdown. Therefore they start a trip together with their father retracing the road that Bruno and Ugo, Benedetta’s granfather and his brother, took to run away from the war crossing the enemy lines. But unlike the brother’s one, their trip will try to mend a wound that is still open.
The movie is a journey, often hilarious, that shows the reasons each one has to be the way he is.
Trailer… https://youtu.be/IhxXPLZ6iQs

Noise / Ruido

Samuel González

2019

Chile / 20 mins
"Teacher, what is AIDS?" is the question that generates a noise throughout the school, revealing misinformation and lack of sex education among students and parents.

Not Your Ordinary Sister

Masa Zia Lenardic, Anja Wutej

2019

Germany / 4’
Just another lesbian vampire film?
Trailer… https://vimeo.com/341814963

Notes from CARA

Filippo Gobbato, Alessia Foraggio, Claudio Selicato, Paolo Rosi, Giacomo Fausti, & Sarah Mathon

2019

Italy, 30 mins
Notes from CARA takes us to a refugee camp in Sicily where we meet a restless multitude of migrants, each with their own unique path.

Nunca nos dijeron la verdad

Rosa Blas Traisac

2019

Spain / 22 mins
Piloto de una serie en el que se nos presenta a Berta, una joven profesora que ha decidido cambiar de planes y comenzar una nueva vida con su pareja, pero antes de dar el paso final tiene que ir a su casa natal en la sierra madrileña para tener una importante conversación con su padre.

Ô Criatura: Navigating (dis)location

Andréa Monteiro

2019

Canada | 9 min

Ode to Pablo

Adelina Anthony

2019

USA / 12 mins
A young, queer deaf man holds his ground against the neighborhood boys on the basketball court.
Trailer… https://vimeo.com/331317756

Off the Highway Like Another Deer

Sofia Higgins

2019

United States, 9 min
A brilliant collage of shattered elements, revealing a deeper truth about sex and gender.

Office-Ally Confused

Whitney Williams

2019

USA / 1 min
How do you address a workplace microaggression when the other person knows exactly what they did wrong?
Watch… https://youtu.be/EpwwVy_lJZw

On Animals and Cleaning

Zafire Vrba

2019

7 min / Sweden
Sweden, like most countries, is built on fascism. In the first half of the 20th century, Sweden was world-leader in eugenics, and provided the German Nazis with “research” during the 2nd World War. The Swedish state sterilized tens of thousands of people within their obsession with cleaning and hygiene. Today, the fascist obsession with cleaning lives on. There are absurd designs in Sweden that try to fool us to think that “less is more”, that there is such a thing as “blond wood”, or that design, or even a line, can be “clean”. On Animals and Cleaning brings up Sweden’s dirty secrets through the absurd performative act of cleaning. The film is based on a performance with the same name.

Ondas Mareadas

Inés Aledo Ricarte, Amaia Araiztegi Mendibe, Jone Garitano Orue

2019

Basque Country / 6 mins
Mariana has something to tell us.

One corner within a radius of 3 meters

Yoshiaki Sajima

2019

Japan / 25min
Mamoru doesn't want to be gay at work. One day, Tomoki, who was previously at the gay bar, joined the company. Two people gathered together at a drinking party held by a friend when Mamoru's motivated feelings were raised against Tomoki, which had a “very” behavior. Mamoru hits Tomoki with his previous anger.

Orgullo

Virginia Burgos, Chus Gómez

2019

5 min /España
Una madre y una hija ven la televisión a la hora de comer. La madre se preocupa por su hija, le pregunta por su novio, por su ocio. La nota un poco triste, callada, se preocupa por ella. Nada es más importante para una madre que la felicidad de su hija. Siempre que no pase determinados límites.
Trailer… https://youtu.be/-eraqiTfx6Q

Orgy #001

Teen Wolf

2019

11 mins
Under the light of a beautiful afternoon, bodies kiss, touch, and nibble each other, only to finish panting, shaking and radiating.

Our Transition

Connor O'Keefe

2019

USA / 9 mins
The filmmaker explores his transition to male and coming out at 13 years old by reliving the experience through the perspective of his parents.
Trailer… https://vimeo.com/334451506

Outcast

Anita Singh

2019

India / 111 mins

Overflow

Aorta Film

2019

USA
Shay Knox is overwhelmed by pain, pleasure, and pure sensation.

Pahichan

Yajaswi Rai

2019

Nepal | 7 mins

Paisa

Graham Kolbeins, Dorian Wood

2019

USA / 8 minutes
An immersive fever dream that celebrates the beauty of queer brown sensuality, body positivity, and individuality.
Trailer… https://youtu.be/VRku4CjcD_s

Paperthin

Lucia Florez

2019

Peru, 16min

Parched Return / Volta Seca

Roberto Veiga

2019

Brazil / 19 mins
30 years after leaving, Marieta decides to return to Volta Seca, the village she was born. Roaming through familiar landscapes, she will dive deep in rescue of memories that give true meaning to this journey.
Trailer… https://vimeo.com/360936294

Part Three

Kaya Joan

2019

Canada, 4 min

Partagé.e

Julien Vallon

2019

France / 7 mins
C'est l'histoire d'un monde qui existe peut-être en parallèle du notre. D'un monde où tout est inversé et différent. Où les femmes ne sont pas à la place qu'on leur connaît aujourd'hui. Où l'homosexualité n'est plus une question. Où être un homme et une femme est l'histoire de chacun. Dans ce monde nous connaîtrions tous un changement de sexe naturel et biologique et c'est justement la merveilleuse nouvelle que Joe va annoncer à ses amis : son tour est venu, elle change comme ses parents, comme ses proches. Elle change de sexe. Et ses amis sont en joie. Mais à l'annonce de cette nouvelle l'un d'eux va se révéler contre. Contre l'ordre naturel des choses. Contre son propre changement qui approche. Contre l'idée de vivre sa vie comme les autres en tant qu'homme et en tant que femme.
Trailer… https://youtu.be/ixeOuN3ISDk

Paula

Marianne Hänni 

2019

Switzerland / 6 min

People Like Me 

Marrok Sedgwick

2019

USA | 20min 
A film about autism acceptance told from the hands of nonspeaking autistic people.
Trailer… https://youtu.be/c8kDJBfzniI

Perifericu

Nay Mendl, Rosa Caldeira, Stheffany Fernanda, Vita Pereira

2019

Brazil / 22 mins
They say dreaming is the proof that you're alive. This has been my biggest concern.

Pillow Fight

Noa Sagi

2019

Israel, 7mins
What starts off as a pillow fight between four childhood friends on a trip, escalates into an emotional confrontation between two of them.

Piss Off

Henry Baker, Athleticpisspig

2019

USA / 28’

Pluma Forte

Coraci Ruiz

2019

Brasil | 13 minutos

Strong Feather is a doc-poem about the woman's body: dissident, desiring, deviant, empowered, sweaty, throbbing, survivor. On the scene, four artists who defy standards, subvert standards and poeticize their bodies in acts of resistance and transgression.
Pluma fuerte es un doc-poema sobre el cuerpo de la mujer: disidente, deseante, desviado, empoderado, sudado, latente, sobreviviente. En escena, cuatro artistas que desafían los patrones, subvierten las normas y poetizan sus cuerpos en actos de resistencia y transgresión.
Trailer… https://vimeo.com/322260343

Prazer, Casa 08

Ekatala Keller

2019

Brazil
A filmmaker and astrologer, inspired by the intimacy of pleasure, unveils human nature through actual testimonials and stories, based on the astral map. The film reveals that, regardless of the particularities of each, we all want the same thing: to love and to be loved. Desire and be desired. Pleasure, who are you?
Trailer… https://youtu.be/xQzRTWxn5_U

Pride Prom

Robyn Di Giacinto

2019

Pride Prom is a short documentary that follows the lead organizer of the first LGBTQ+ Pride Prom at Marquette, a Catholic Jesuit university.

Primer

Crosslucid

2019

Germany | 8min
A sensory invitation into the new world. Trespass the borders of sexual and gender regulation and enter the hybrid era of human encounters.
Trailer… https://vimeo.com/351577618

Proper Pronouns

Meg Daniels and Manie Robinson

2019

USA | 58 minutes |
Of 30 transgender, ordained ministers in the United States, six are in North Carolina. They all battle narrow-mindedness within the religious community, their families, and NC natives. In order to live their authentic selves, some have thrown their loved ones into personal identity crises. They preach bravely despite the danger they face as transgender persons living in the South. As transgender ministers, they also navigate their way through local, state, and national governing bodies who decide what it means to be a human being. Their journeys have challenged the filmmakers to re-evaluate their own religious beliefs.

Protected

Sal Rubio

2019

USA / 8 mins
A young skater and older gentleman discuss life, community, and activism while getting tested at a HIV clinic.

Pulse

Rachel Gawie

2019

Israel, 14 mins
A group of childhood friends show up at a hospital to say their goodbyes to Nitai who is off to New York to undergo a heart transplant. One of the friends, Shira, spots the hospital café’s barista and realizes she’s super into her. The rest of the gang come to her aid.

Purgatório

Gabriel Manso

2019

Brazil / 25 mins
Year 2029, post World War III, Brazil. Julia joins Tomás in a mission to take a prisoner to her punishment.
Trailer… https://vimeo.com/316165413

Pussy Play

Les PéPé.e.s

2019

Belgium / 6 mins
We play with our bodies like we play with our images. A pussy is actually quite beautiful, too bad it's hidden!

Q-Therapy

João Dall'Stella

2019

USA / 1 min
A man goes to a very unconventional therapist to solve his personal issues.
Watch… https://youtu.be/wPYUarfJF-8

Que Si Monogamia

Tavo Ruiz

2019

Mexico
Monogamia is a prison between love and hate.
Trailer… https://youtu.be/WU1uI_-KDMQ

Queer

Romi Kim

2019

USA / 4 mins
Whispers of queerness in a young woman’s coming out story, an intimate narrative that holds her first kiss, first love and feelings of exclusions. She navigates and explores both the negativity around the word ‘queer,’ and her struggle to identify within it.
Watch… https://vimeo.com/306121002

Queer Kidz

Roda Abdalle

2019

Sweden, 10 min 40 sec
A gang of friends has found a safe zone in a basement where the stressful reality of the outside world cannot reach them. When a Christmas party comes up, the friends gets an opportunity to show who they really want to be and they must decide together whether to participate or not. How can you dare to be yourself when the outside world does not accept it?

Queer-Bomb

Renan de Cillo

2019

8mins / Brazil
This movie isnt capable of avenging the deaths, of redeeming the suffering, of being a game-changer and changing the world. There is no saving. This is a barricade! Not a Bible. An experimental narrative short documentary

Queerer Than Thou

Kate Jessop

2019

United Kingdom; 3 min. 
On a scale from queer to queer… I’m still queerer than you!

Queerly beloved

Kellie Etling, Caitlyn Johannes, Aditya Sudhakaran

2019

15mins / USA
An experimental documentary that explores queer identity and empathy

Rabbits

Luca Metodo

2019

Italy, 20 mins

Radial Point

Sa­ron Ardern-Sodje

2019

USA, 2 Minutes

Despite their attraction to one another, two women struggle to make the first move. That is, until they are faced with a physical manifestation of their feelings for one another; a force of attraction that draws everything around in towards it.

Radio City Lounge

Rich Kane

2019

USA / 6 mins
Salt Lake City's Radio City Lounge was known as the oldest gay bar west of the Mississippi.

Rainbow Voices of Aoteara New Zealand

Winton Holms

2019

21min., New Zealand

Re:Production

Christian Gordine

2019

UK / 6 mins
A dystopian future in which male sexuality,have been increasingly desensitised and dehumanised.
Watch… https://vimeo.com/315518716

Real

Josephine Baltzersen

2019

Austria | 22sec
How do lesbians have sex? Can they have “real” sex?
Watch… https://vimeo.com/325845491

Reel Teens: Blue Moon

Doria Focareta & Violet Wright

2019

USA
Reel Teens Doria and Violet take to the Blue Moon Bar to learn about Drag. Cindy Crotchford, Bambi Deerest, and several other celebrated Pittsburgh queens tell their stories and invite us to learn more about their community.

Reshaping Beauty

Tom Goss 

2019

USA / 7 minutes
Beauty is in the eye of the beholder. But we live in a world that is obsessed with one specific, narrow type of beauty. How would our perceptions of beauty change if we dared to idealize other types of beauty?

Reverse

Panya Zhu

2019

Thailand / 10 minutes

In this dreamlike and sensitive short, writer Aim is haunted by a past relationship. When she reunites with her estranged ex-lover, will she finally be able to move on?

Ricecake

Yuko Fedrau

2019

Canada | 8 min

Ritual

Kieran Medina

2019

USA / 1 min
In a world that tells us we shouldn’t love ourselves, the rituals we create to become are an act of radical self love.
Watch… https://youtu.be/Hv5hkfBTgZo

Ritual Waves 

Lina Bembe

2019

Germany | 5min
Lina Bembe welcomes you into a calming cocoon of self-pleasure.

Roberta Cowell’s Story

Melissa Joan Clifford

2019

1min 10secs, UK
A short detailing the life and achievements of one of the most prolific British Trans Women of the 20th century.

Rosa Shock 

Eric Bitencourt

2019

4 mins

Run!

Malic Amalya

2019

USA / 13 mins
RUN! is a mythography of nuclear technology, pesticides, and the question of transgender individuals fighting in the United State’s military. Filmed at the Trinity Site where the first atomic bomb was detonated, along the edges of the Los Alamos National Laboratory, at the abandoned Black Hole Museum of Nuclear Waste.
Trailer… https://vimeo.com/257884898

Seahorse

Drew Praskovich

2019

USA / 12 mins
“Mars, a pregnant boy, must confront the tabloid persona created by his fame-obsessed mother on the final day of his pregnancy.”
Trailer… https://vimeo.com/331226184

Seawolf

Chris Sitaridis

2019

UK / 17 minutes

UK Midlands, early 90s. Compelling and visceral, 16 year old Joe meets two new friends and hangs out at the local rave club with them. But Joe finds himself overtaken by the urge to join the young men’s brotherhood and feel a part of something greater.

Section Féminine

Estelle Carbonneau

2019

France / 14’16

Rencontre avec l’équipe de football féminin du FC Paris Arc-En-Ciel où les points de vue sur la féminité, la construction des identités et le regard des autres s’échangent au fil des entraînements et des compétitions.

Self Portrait

Faun Harjo 

2019

USA / 3 minutes
"Struggling with gender identity, sexual orientation, and cultural identity has been a normal aspect of my life. Being pulled in and out of native culture and feeling like my queerness was unwelcome by my people, I separated myself for years. Now I explore my relationship with my culture by decolonizing myself and others by sharing my identity openly and honestly."
Watch… https://youtu.be/tEhO8lDeEKI

Sentiments distingués

Koeren Marciano

2019

France / 12 mins
ELENA and ARTURO are a couple fully in love until one day, one of their friends sow seeds of doubts in their minds. Philippe reveals to Elena that Arturo is tired of their relationship. He no longer loves her but doesn’t have the guts to tell her. But all is fair in love and war! ELENA will organize their break up herself. Hurt, she hired a young “straight” actor, BASTIEN, to seduce her ex-lover and make him suffer. Elena believes she will be less humiliated if Arturo would accept his “gay predilection” and fell in love with a men, instead of a woman. But the heart has reasons that reasoning doesn’t know…Elena starts to feel jealous, victim of her own trap! Celebrating his gay wedding, Arturo finally discovers Elena’s stratagem and thanks her for helping him realize his “true self”. Sweet farewell gift!
Trailer… https://youtu.be/_DXtS48sM_M

Sex l'air de rien

Les PéPé.e.s

2019

Belgium / 11 mins
Oh, mornings, and always feeling so horny... But how to have sex in peace, in a shared common room. Well... no big deal, the same way we have breakfast.

Sex Sirens

Max Kutschenreuter & Poppy Sanchez

2019 

Netherlands / 25 mins
Sex Sirens explores one of the hottest categories of the Dutch ballroom scene. While preparing to walk at the Circus ball in Amsterdam, four Sex Sirens reflect on their journey within ballroom culture, and their relation to a category that is all about seduction, sensuality, and sexual empowerment. As we follow them on this journey of self exploration we get a better understanding for what it means to be a Sex Siren and why these safe spaces are absolutely necessary in the world we live in today.

She Just Wants To Be Mary / Ela só quer ser Maria

Victor Vinícius

2019

Brazil / 11'20''
In a party, Mary sees the guy she's been dreaming about for a long time. From their meeting, she creates different realities where her dreams, fears and the desire of being who she wants to be are at stake.
Trailer… https://youtu.be/-DjnNzjoG-c

Shhh!

Nini Kjeldner

2019

Norway & Spain / 11 min
A lesbian couple are on holiday, but one of them can’t stop working. Suddenly she has a stroke. But is it too late to make up for a life lost?

Shopping for Love

Mark St. Cyr

2019

United States / 5 min
A noncommittal gift store clerk has a new chance at love when an unassuming customer walks in the door. Will he finally take life by the horns and commit to asking for what he wants?

Shukran Habibi

Ville Tanttu

2019

Finland / 35min
Refuge Mohamed finds a special connection with Kristian, a Finnish family man.

Siblings in Transition

Penn Zacharias and Alex Zacharias

2019

Canada / 6m
A brief documentary about siblings Penn and Alex Zacharias, who spend a day together and describe their shared journey of coming out as transgender.
Watch… https://vimeo.com/298796089

Silly Puppy

Damian Brinley

2019

Australia / 4 mins
The Silly Puppy has a hangover and tries to distract himself with drugs and porn. When that wears off Puppy puts on his mask and skates into the heart of the city. A chance encounter enables him to see he is not the only puppy in town. A short film by Australian director Damian Brinley, Silly Puppy playfully explores how sometimes all it takes is a split-second of connection with one of our own kind to remind us we are not alone.

Sissy Fatigue

Oscar Oldershaw

2019

UK | 6min
A dance film that takes a trip from fetishised femininity to feared creature of transgression.
Watch… https://youtu.be/jLK3APoDmB0

Sleeping Longing / Dormir désir

Virginie Nolin

2019

Canada / 13min
“It’s my father’s funeral. I want steak and fries. I want to jump into the pool. I want to fuck. I want to sleep. I don’t want to sleep.”

Sloth / Faultier

Julia Ocker

2019

Germany / 4’
The sloth wants to buy ice cream, but unfortunately he is way too slow.
Watch… https://youtu.be/6Z31YWR90xw

Sorry

Max Yu

2019

China / 13 mins
Li Peiyan is forced to walk in her trans daughter Dou Xun’s footsteps to piece together the identity of Dou Xun and confronts what role she may have played in her only child’s sudden disappearance.

Soy ese imaginario chico

Valentino Bruno

2019

Spain / 14 mins
Watch… https://youtu.be/a0mEDy-S3Wo

Still Drifting

Lisa E. Williams

2019

6 minutes
Can a couple come together after all they have been through?
Watch… https://youtu.be/J7GcYaS2_RE

Stinkhorn

Hilary Harp and Suzie Silver

2019

USA | 13min
This psychedelic and perverse part-animated Western descends into magical pony play. Rural queer imagination unleashed.
Trailer… https://vimeo.com/363649707

Stockholm

Laurene P. Derya e Emmanuelle Clouzet

2019

France, 09'03''

Stonewall Forever

Ro Haber

2019

USA / 21 mins
Fifty years after Stonewall, filmmaker Ro Haber gathers perspectives from across the queer spectrum — including those whose stories are traditionally left untold — on the legacy of that watershed event in LGBTQ history.
Watch… https://youtu.be/l1mZNNDri1I

Stonewall With A T

Samy Nemir Olivares

2019

USA / 80 mins
A unique historical overview of the Trans community through politics, community building, activism and citizen journalism. This film follows grassroots community leaders who have continued the legacy of pioneers like Sylvia Rivera and Marsha P. Johnson; as well as many other fearless trans activists. 

Stonewall: The Making of a Monument

Cheryl Furjanic

2019

19 min., USA
Ever since the 1969 riots on the streets outside New York City’s Stonewall Inn, L.G.B.T.Q. communities have gathered there to express their joy, their anger, their pain and their power. This film traces that history, exploring the process by which a chaotic street fight in protest of police brutality has been engraved into history in the form of a national monument. Furjanic’s film, built from a chorus of voices and archival footage, is also a case study in how mainstream acceptance can, ironically, be a mixed blessing for political movements, as people struggle to control their own history.
Watch… https://youtu.be/0IYeOOmJ2yU

Sunny Boy

Sara Moralo 

2019

UK / 42 min
Sunny Boy is an intimate portrayal of a gay Indian man in his late thirties. Born and raised in Malaysia, Kumar Muniandy moved to the UK in 2003. He takes us through his journey from Kuala Lumpur (KL) to London, reflecting on his family, his cultural heritage, what it means to be a man and gay in his homeland, and what it now means to be brown and gay in London.

Sunset Park, warehouse

Dazhi Huang

2019

USA / 9 mins
Miguel, a community college student, encounters his ex-lover Boris, a Russian warehouse truck driver, at an industrial area in Sunset Park, Brooklyn through Grindr. After hesitations, they reconnect.

Support

Milica Maletin

2019

Serbia / 10 mins
Alisa tries to confide in her friend Isidora, and her friend avoids it, suspecting what it’s about. By the end of the evening they find themselves confronting each other.

Swimmers

Chris Roth

2019

Canada / 9min
Gloria and Sarah meet as strangers one summer evening when Sarah pool hops in Gloria's backyard. Reeling from the loss of her husband, Gloria takes comfort in Sarah, a young millennial brimming with life and honesty about her fears and ideas about the world.

Swinguerra

Benjamin de Burca

2019

Brazil / 23 mins
In the sports court of a public school, a group of dancers rehearse highly disciplined routines under the watchful eye of a choreographer. Tensions haunt their personal desires as they are observed by rival troupes.
Trailer… https://vimeo.com/337528627

Swipe

Jeff Schick

2019

United States / 8 min
A dark comedic foray into science fiction, this genre bender of a film follows Cheryl, a newly single bachelorette as she navigates digital dating and attempts to find love in the not-so-distant future.

Swivel

Lois Norman

2019

7 min., UK
Trailer… https://vimeo.com/341853897

Tacos y Tacones

Matthew Benjamin Ramos

2019

USA | 8 min. 
Follow Alexis and her friends Iris and Chavela, sex workers in their 40s and 50s, each with unique perspectives about their life and dreams.

Take Wing

Victor Costa Lopes

2019

Brazil / 14 mins
Tanajura ants flutter Fortaleza's city center on a dawn lost in time.

Tales of a Pretty Black Ass 

Juicebox Burton / Oppressed Juice

2019

USA | 8min
One Black Twink exams the ways they are seen; through the lenses of race, sex work and desire.

Tales of Cruising in India  / Zara nazar Uthake Delkho

Anindya Das

2019

India / 23 mins
This documentary explores personal cruising narratives against visuals of Indian public spaces. Urban cruising remains one of the most dominant ways of finding sexual/romantic partners for the LGBTQ community in India.
Trailer… https://youtu.be/SKvGA55EwVM

Tandem

Vivian Altman

2019

Brazil / 11 mins
The intimacy of Hugo and Magda (a long standing couple) who are resigned to living out their fantasies independently of one another.

Tant que nos cœurs battent

Jason Mégrelis

2019

France / 5 mins
L’histoire de deux jeunes femmes qui sont dans une quête sans fin de sensations fortes et de liberté, faisant soudain l’expérience de la mort. Mais tant que leur amour survit, même une étincelle peut les ramener à la vie.
Trailer… https://vimeo.com/347507518

Tender

Daryl B Jones

2019

In Tender the tensions caused by San Francisco’s housing crisis unfold for three black trans women in the Tenderloin.

Tender tells the story of three black trans women and their inextricable connections to San Francisco’s often maligned Tenderloin neighborhood. These women take pride in living and working in this pre-Stonewall site of LBGTQ liberation, yet the spaces they hold dear erode as San Francisco’s housing crisis grows out of control.

Thanks but no, thanks / Merci mais non merci

Alessandra Beltrame

2019

France / 12 mins
Nicole, a 27-year-old girl, cracks her life open to ponder over life, identity and responsibility.

The Awakening /  Przebudzenie

Wojciech Olchowski

2019

Poland / 16 mins
Adam and Paweł’s relationship is dramatically changing, which is causing questions about LGBT community acquiring legal rights for custody in Poland. This movie is a part of “Right to family life”, a social awareness campaign.

The Closet

Joshua Malisos

2019

USA
A depressed, closeted gay teenager is trapped inside a dark closet and has to find the strength and courage in order to get out.

The First Day of Summer

Dor Y. Levy, Oron Golan

2019

Israel, 8mins
It’s the first day of the summer holidays and Yotam, a teenager, is left in a large, imposing villa all on his own; until a surprise run-in with a prowler – his classmate – changes things.

The Flesh’s Hunger / A Fome Da Carne

Marcello D’Avilla 

2019

Brazil / 5 mins
What is your flesh hungry for? Short video celebrating the power of the bodies.

The F-Word

Chang-Min Jonathan Hyon

2019

USA / 6 mins
Jaime is a non-binary grad student starting their first day of school. They are expecting the worst from homophobia and transphobia but learn how good intentions can still isolate a person. This is a story about how looking solely at identity can be affirming and distancing at the same time.
Watch… https://youtu.be/zc2n9DZIG7s

The Gaybysitters Club

Savannah Dooley

2019

United States / 8 mins
When Kristy finds out her best friend Mary Anne might be dating a BOY, she calls a Babysitters Club emergency meeting.

The Graffiti

Laplace Aurélien

2019

9 min. / France
Estupor en la ciudad: esta mañana, ¡alguien pintó un graffiti en la pared de un monumento histórico! Las principales personas involucradas, el alcalde y el Dr. Robin, tendrán que explicar …
Trailer… https://vimeo.com/300453174

The Gray Zones / Las Zonas Grises

Daniel Mateo Vallejo

2019

Colombia
At the age of 21, Nicolás decides to get his first HIV test. The uncertainty about the disease will affect the relationship with his family and his sexual life during the weekend he awaits the results.
Trailer… https://vimeo.com/313936575

The Ideal

Georgianna Luttrell

2019

Canada / 9min
Through the world of Phoenix Grey, we explore traditional concepts of masculinity and the relating stereotypes that exist within the LGBTQ community and how social media is used to present a certain type of 'ideal'.

The Imaginary Woman / La Mujer Imaginaria

Laura Tatiana Benavides

2019

Colombia, Estonia | 12min
The witchy, earth goddess, dyke, lesbian quest into womanhood animated through poems, questions and songs of rejection, rupture, reflection and love.
Trailer… https://vimeo.com/330856342

The Keys to My House

 / Les Clefs de Chez Moi

Ella Martin-Gachot, Ray Van Huizen

2019

USA / 25’30
The LGBTQ community in Paris to understand perceptions of home as well as how the community fits into the weave of public life.
Watch… https://youtu.be/UQbWWzsjxiQ

The Last Salonnier

Paul Sam Johnson

2019

Canada / 13min
A man overcomes past traumas with the belief that the highest form of rebellion is to live, finding solace in creating Art Salons; supporting artists and sharing the healing power of art to society as a whole.

The Liberation Man 

Scott Dance

2019

UK / 6 mins
Scott Dance’s latest documentary on a sensitive issue reveals what it is like to be a Queer Muslim in 2019 in a heartfelt and fascinating interview with the LGBT activist and Gay Muslim, Khakan Qureshi. How has he used his differences strategically to help queer South Asians like him?
Watch… https://vimeo.com/319931672

The Miracle Twerker

Nicolas P Minas

2019

USA / 15:18
Carla, a stripper, discovers she has the power to resurrect the dead.

The Procedure

Ed Andrade

2019

Brazil / 7 mins
Norman, a normative straight man, is building his courage to visit a post-cosmetic clinic, ran by Azagatcha collective. The procedure he's undergoing may change his life.

The Reverence

Four Chambres

2019

USA, 15 mins
This orgy is an act of ritual celebration that intertwines smoke, sweat and bodies.

The Sad Girls of the Mountains / Die Traurigen Mädchen aus den Bergen

Candy Flip & Theo Meow

2019

Germany / 81 mins
This mockumentary explores the pervasive limits of the male gaze when met with The Sad Girls, who transmit subversive socio-political messages of sadness through their pay-walled pornography as a response to the trans-misogynist violence that saturates sex. This is their act of counter-cultural resistance. When dumb straight-white-male gonzo journalist Henrik Adams goes to meet them, he thinks he’s going to study them, but power doesn’t work that way in the mountains. 

The Stories We Tell Ourselves

Belle Krupcheck

2019

USA, 17 min.
The Stories We Tell Ourselves is a 16mm experimental film exploring self harm, coming out, and private pain.

The Task

Sander Houwen

2019

Netherlands | 7 minutes
In a God-fearing village, local goldsmith Alain delivers wedding rings to gay couple Sam and Daan.
Trailer… https://vimeo.com/307295402

The Tingle Test

Rhett Wade-Ferrell

2019

Australia / 6 min
Two best friends try out the tingle test while dumpster diving.
Watch… https://youtu.be/PzAiIVpoogM

The True Identity of Silkworms / La verdadera identidad de los gusanos de seda 

Javier Del Álamo

2019

3 min / Cuba
The discovery of Sara's gender identity through curiosity and the approach to places not intended for her gender.

«La verdadera identidad de los gusanos de seda» trata el descubrimiento de la identidad de género de Sara a través de la curiosidad y del acercamiento a lugares no destinados a su sexo y en un contexto que no permite el correcto desarrollo de una identidad de género propia. La película cuestiona la exclusión naturalizada y las conductas discriminatorias que reproduce la sociedad.
Watch… https://youtu.be/zMapJ6XJdAY

The Unlikely Story of the Lesbians of First Friday

Kathryn L Beranich

2019

USA / 61 mins
In the 1980's, a group calling itself First Friday sprung fully formed from the imaginations of a group of Lesbians living in Roanoke,Virginia. It was the Reagan years and the Moral Majority was just down the road. Regardless of the political climate and spurred on by the pure serendipity of finding each other, the lesbians of First Friday created safe space, threw fantastic events and built a community of lasting friendships that remain to this day.
Trailer… https://youtu.be/b8rPKmNtf9w

The Visible

Atikah Zainidi

2019

Brunei / 3:42 mins
A short documentary exploring what it is like to be a girl in Brunei.
Watch… https://vimeo.com/328211467

They / Them / Their *

Rudy Seddon-Wilson

2019

2 min | UK
Zoe explores drag’s empowering effects through their alter-ego Cyanide Homicide and reveals the vulnerability beneath the performance.

Third Place 

Milan Bath

2019

Germany, 18'33''
Just before qualifying for an international competition, the young sprinter Kim is pressured by her sponsors to undergo a gender verification test. Kim faces a crisis of identity and social isolation as her sex is called into question.

This is a Teenage Love Letter

Tessa Hill

2019

Canada / 7 min
A young woman writes a letter to her past, to love, and to what the future might hold.
Watch… https://youtu.be/t70hkiNFlYs

This Is For Us

Shanel Edwards

2019

USA | 7min
A choreographed visual film of resilience that centers Black Queer Femme radical joy and intimacy in between friend groups. cultivated magic between healing through tea, glitter, whiskey and a good belly laugh. Black Queer Femme’s have always known how to thrive despite ANY attempts to kill us. Lucille Clifton says: “Come celebrate with me that everyday/something has tried to kill me/and has failed.”

This Is My Heaven

Luna Laure & Rhys Jones

2019

Australia / 7 mins
Dimas grew up in a very traditional Muslim family in a small village in Central Java and knew he was gay from a very young age.

It wasn’t until his world turned upside down that he went in search of his heaven, ending up in the wildly remote West Australian town of Broome.

With one of them working in music video production, the directors of this film have taken a very original approach to this film by creating the film completely from a recorded interview, as you would create a music video from a song.

Time is of the Essence

Emma Lee

2019

5 mins
Queer Asian friends wander through time and healing.

To Be With You

Elliott Feliciano

2019

USA / 19 mins
Alex is only in L.A. for 24 hours to reclaim their father’s ashes but, along the way, they find an old love, a beauty in the city, and a final connection to the past.
Trailer… https://vimeo.com/304079444

To My Son @ 21

Pete C OKeefe

2019

USA / 4 mins
A father gathers old photographs and reflects on his son's 21 year journey into adulthood.

To You From Me

O. Chang 常

2019

9min
A film about two young trans men fighting for and believing in who they are, daring to take the step away from written words to the outside, to breathe in the fresh air and live.

Tom Has a Plant

Thinh Nguyen

2019

Denmark / 6 mins
Tom has a plant; he just wants to give away to the one he loves.
Trailer… https://vimeo.com/311861624

Trunk  / Chacon

Ben Chapman & Adrian Jordan Chacon

2019

Spain | 2min
What's hiding in these swimming trunks?

Uferfrauen

Barbara Wallbaum

2019

Germany / 117’
What was it like being a lesbian in East Germany? In her documentary Barbara Wallbraun accompanies six women from the former socialist republic whose homosexuality hindered – and ultimately spurred on – their life plans. The women tells of their struggles, including conflicts with the ruling political party and how it was to be shadowed by the state police. But also about secret parties and networks. With its sometimes sad, sometimes exhilarating stories, this is an important testimony to the role of lesbians and gays in the 1989 resistance movement.

Ukulele Girl

Nicole De Meneses

2019

6 mins
After passionately warbling in the park, all bets are off when haters mess with her dog.

Una Misma

Farah Villafan

2019

Mexico / 8 minutes

Sofia and Alicia discuss their future as a couple, but are there too many obstacles in their way?

Una Mujer Completa

Ceres Machado

2019

España | 11 minutos

Berta y Hugo son dos extraños que se encuentran en una habitación de hotel. Sus vidas no tienen nada en común… pero están más cerca de lo que creen.
Trailer… https://vimeo.com/326232241

Unbecoming

Navid Mashayeki

2019

19 min, Canada
We all try to be something, to become someone. Unbecoming follows Logan’s journey as he fights to “unbecome” everything he’s been until now, that wasn’t really him in the first place

Unmask

Rainbow Riots, Petter Wallenberg

2019

5 min / Uganda
"Unmask", composed and produced by Petter Wallenberg featuring spoken word poetry by Ugandan poet Duncan Free Speech. The video is directed by Wallenberg and filmed in Uganda, where it's illegal to be gay. This is the last single release from the album ”Rainbow Riots”, written and produced by Petter Wallenberg, featuring queer voices from some of the world’s most dangerous places for LGBT people. It is out on iTunes, Spotify and all major digital platforms.
Watch… https://vimeo.com/353460483

UnUnited

Movoly

2019

USA / 67 min
UnUnited follows the fight for LGBTQ inclusion in the United Methodist Church. Although this major United States denomination has struggled with its policy for years, its worldwide congregation seems no closer to changing its doctrine of non-inclusion despite the fact that many of its American and European churches are welcoming of LGBTQ+ people.
Watch… https://youtu.be/kQjlyV-99_0

Ur Aska

Myra Sofia Hild

2019

Denmark / 7 mins
Two women live happily together, but one starts to transform, disturbing their usual dynamic.
Watch… https://vimeo.com/316370578

Večernij sjurpriz 

Elvira Shesternenko

2019

Russia, 00'55''

Vincy

Hugo Kenzo

2019

7min
Music. Love. Queerness. Asian identity. The meaning of those terms in the words of non-binary singer-songwriter Vincy.

Virtual Guard / La guardia virtual

Daniela Aguinsky

2019

15 min / Argentina
Girl meets girl ... through a security camera. Can Miriam leave the totem and realize her fantasy? Or will she let the unscrupulous Karen stay with Brendas love?
Trailer… https://youtu.be/RpUc7AAyPVs

Visible

Liv Mari Ulla Mortensen

2019

Norway / 15 min.
The 15-year-old trans activist Jo is discovered by Astrid, a commercial photographer. At a photo shoot they both cross a line, longing to be visible.

Vivir

Rex Córdova

2019

Mexico/Canada, 20 min

Voicemail

Raymund Santos

2019

Canada | 15 min
After five years of no communication, Clem receives a voicemail from Joel, his ex-boyfriend. He’s in town and wants to meet up. Thinking he is over Joel, Clem decides to meet up but soon realizes his feelings are more complicated.
Trailer… https://youtu.be/CEiHpg7bOic

Wakiloo

Medienprojekt Wuppertal

2019

Germany / 8 mins
Watch… https://vimeo.com/321435110

Wal-acks: Coming Out as 2-Spirit

Dustin McGladrey

2019

Canada / 5 min
Wal-aks Keane Tait, who leads Nisga’a cultural dance groups, talks with Dustin McGladrey about his devotion to his culture, making things work, the piercings that honour his 2-spiritness and his identity as a 2-spirit Nisga'a person. McGladrey also directs the short video. 

Welcome Back, Lenny

Vuk LK

2019

9:11 | United States
After a few months away in Vermont with her uncle, Lenny is back in NYC and crashing at her cousin’s place. As a thank you, she cooks dinner for her and some friends, but the night takes a turn, unveiling hidden emotions and family differences about her transition.
Trailer… https://vimeo.com/335949707

Where Did You Sleep Last Night?

Eden Roman Ascher

2019

Israel / 11 mins
At her small neglected apartment, Miriam’s troubled sleep is interrupted by a phone call. On the other side of the line, her daughter Lior weeps. Miriam, at first aggressive and hesitant, is caving to Lior’s begging and goes to pick her up from southern Tel Aviv. She doesn’t know where the journey after her daughter will take her, nor what will she find at its end. 

White Towels

Hannah Marianetti

2019

6 mins
Sex workers glide toward a scene with creative prowess, but true intimacy lies in their sisterhood.

Who is Mei Li Galván / ¿Quién es Mei Li Galván?

Sofia Medrano

2019

Argentina / 12 mins
Mei Li spends her time between her house and the hair salon, in the neighborhood where she was born and lived all her life, Lomas de Zamora, Province of Buenos Aires, Argentina. Mei Li has created an authentic, solitary and enigmatic universe, mixing elements of old times, scents and cultures. She enjoys the simplicity of everyday life, imbued with oriental symbolism, surrounded by plants, wind chimes and animals, in the midst of a modern, chaotic and western world.
Watch… https://youtu.be/JGP9Ws-1QmQ

Whole Again

Emily Yarnall

2019

Poland
A brief look at Polish Transgender Rights and the fight for normalcy.

Why Do You Love Me / Porque me quieren

Poll Andrium Landazuri

2019

Colombia / 9 mins
Poll, who feels neither male nor female, and who has expressed their lesbianism openly from an early age, gathers their large family, residents of the Siloé neighborhood in Cali, to ask them a simple and at the same time profound question: Why do you love me?
Trailer… https://vimeo.com/328537916

Winged Miracle

Zahra Mir Rzazadeh

2019

Azerbaijan / 7.35 mins
A daughter attempts to visit her convicted poet father in prison. She brings a series of drawings to give to him.

With Love

Logan Henderson

2019

4 mins
A Black Two-Spirit person thrusts their community beyond wildfire smoke.

Worth

Sara Prinz

2019

2 mins
Watch a child grow up through choreographic scenes and metaphorical vignettes representing the journey towards self empowerment, all while drapped in NO SESSO clothing.
Trailer… https://youtu.be/Ro2Ztf5eVhU

Y'a personne qui nous regarde

Les PéPé.e.s

2019

Belgium / 26 mins
A trip to the forest can be refreshing, invigorating... and potentially arousing. Especially when you're armed with cameras, lubricant, gloves and a zoom. That's enough to invent a few stories to share behind (un-)closed doors.

Yehuda

Tal Boniel

2019

Israel, 24mins
Tal and Guy would like to have a child together. Tal revisits an old childhood memory in which he is leafing through family photo albums in search of any traces of his brother who had died at the age of three months. His quest for his brother forces Tal to confront his parents who are still struggling to come to terms with Tal’s family unit and his relationship with Guy.

You Are a Letter, Written Not with Ink, but with the Spirit

David Leal

2019

UK / 4 mins
Michelle, a trans woman who started transitioning later in her life, finds in faith the strength to welcome her true self.

You Me and Him and Him

Patrick Boyd

2019

USA / 19mins
Will is in an open relationship with four other men. When Will decides to sleep with someone else without telling the group, tensions arise and the very nature of their relationship is called into question.

You Were an Amazement on the Day You Were Born

Emily Vey Duke and Cooper Battersby

2019

33:00min
You Were an Amazement on the Day You Were Born is a visually rich film that follows a woman through a life characterized by damage and loss, but in which she finds humor, love, and joy. With a score that follows the span of Lenore’s life, from her birth in the early 70s to her death in the 2040s, the film takes us from moments of harrowing loss to those of poignancy and dark humor. Her life is told through voice over, narrated by performers who range in age from nine to sixty-nine, and is beautifully illustrated with images of animals (including humans), insects and landscapes.

Your Heart Breaks: “Our Forbidden Country”

Wes Hurley & Vincent Pierce

2019

USA; 4 min.
The newest music video from Your Heart Breaks (Clyde Petersen, WE’VE BEEN AROUND, Translations 2016; TORREY PINES, TWIST 2016) travels back in time to the forbidden world of queer hookups then and now.
Watch… https://vimeo.com/309705977

Zero As You Are

TOKOI Miyuki

2019

Japan / 84 mins
An elementary student takes a red backpack to school one day simple believing it to be pretty, until she realised the colour was gender specific and coded as male, beginning a sense of disharmony. The protagonist of this documentary is diagnosed with gender dysphoria at age 14, and based this diagnosis she wins an appeal for her middle school to accept her as a male student by the name of Takamasa. The film then follows Takamasa for 3000 days as he attempts to find and build his own identity. At this point the film may seem like another addition to the FTM (female to male) or MTF (male to female) transgender identity quest category, but Zero As You Are takes things a step further. The hint lies in the original Japanese title, translated into English as Sora and Konomi, which indicates the protagonist’s gender transition symbolically.