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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: 24 October 2020

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


 

#Unheard Stories Part 2

Sonal Giani

2019

India / 8 mins
The film explores the issues that transwomen face in Indian society, through the personal experiences of Sonali, a young hijra person living in Mumbai, Maharashtra.

(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.

(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.
Trailer… https://vimeo.com/353867769

...And Then She Kissed Me!

Alexia Khodanian

2019

USA / 2 mins
A love story between two girls who find happiness in each other. Inspired by the re-interpretation of a classic rock song, "And Then He Kissed Me."
Watch… https://youtu.be/QLhHBnMmuU0

¡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

1 Contrary 5 Agokwe-Nini

Carmel Whittle & Howard Adler

2019

Canada
The film is a talk-show style documentary film hosted by the one and only ‘contrary’ Alik Beavers (aka Sharp Dopler), and features 5 Agokwe-Nini guest speakers: Ashley Grenstone, Benny Michaud, Théo Paradis-Ottawa, Kole Peplinski and Carmel Whittle. They discuss gender, sexuality, Indigenous identity, traditional two-spirit roles, terminology, accessing ceremonial spaces, and safe spaces in mainstream society.

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

35 [Temporary Number]

Alessio Di Cosimo y Juan Diego Puerta Lopez

2019

Italy / 10 mins
Dos personajes, dos mundos opuestos. Diego es un hombre de 40 años, técnico dental, quien vive con su anciana madre luego de separarse con su esposa. Amanda es una trans sudamericana, que vive sola en su piso en los suburbios de Roma al que lleva los clientes que consigue cada noche. Ambos mundos aparentemente diferentes se encontrarán en un momento de pasión y transgresión que culminará con una explosión de violencia y odio.

5x Dehors

Daphné Charpin Lebre

2019

France / 20 minutes 
Cinq personnes témoignent de l’acceptation au fil du temps de leur identité homosexuelle, 5 récits reliés par le chant et un peu de poésie.

700 Days

Jessie Ray Short

2019

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

A Cohabitation

Wei Ye Tung

2019

Malaysia / Taiwan / 18'
A Taipei en 2013, le bonheur et l'attachement d'un couple mixte est perturbé lorsque l'un, originaire de Malaisie, est testé séropositif et donc contraint de retourner dans son pays.

A Comprehensive View of Sogi Hate Crimes

 / Osgi Gorroto Delituei Begirada Orokorra

Cristina Rueda Balsera

2019

Spain, Guatemala, Nicaragua / 84 mins
This documentary aims to collate and share the main findings of the research study entitled “Strategies for tackling hate crimes due to sexual orientation and gender identity – an overview” and so explore the reality experienced by LGBTI people in different contexts. This work tries to provide a comprehensive view of SOGI hate crimes, emphasising survival actions, confrontation mechanisms and transformation strategies forged from the personal and collective experience of participants.

A Culture of Silence: Being LGBTQ in Catholic Schools

E.E. Charlton-Trujillo

2019

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

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 Love Letter to Navkiran

Navkiran Kaur

2019

USA / 4 mins
A queer Sikh Punjabi woman sows healing for her younger self.

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 Month of Single Frames

Lynne Sachs

2019

USA; 14 min.
An intimate viewing of archived footage unearthed as Barbara Hammer begins her own process of passing from this life.

A Poem to Everyone In My Life Who Misgenders Me (And Thinks It’s No Big Deal)

Devin Gaine

2019

USA; 2 minutes
A white able-bodied nonbinary person performs an even toned monologue directed to an absent audience, in front of a static background of a vine cement wall.
Watch… https://vimeo.com/335535979

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 Reason to Celebrate

Derrick Bell Perez

2019

USA / 15´
Liam gets emboldened and explosively comes out of the closet with his parents. Maybe this way you will find reasons to celebrate… 
Trailer… https://youtu.be/_ozQDXKusac

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 Spirit in Flight

David Gaynes

2019

USA /13 mins
A SPIRIT IN FLIGHT tells the inspiring story of Eric Jurado-Diaz, a 56-year old East Hartford man grappling with how to live fully after a diagnosis of ALS (often known as Lou Gehrig's Disease). The film provides an intimate view into Eric's journey and reflections on growing up gay in Puerto Rico, coming out in the army, becoming a small-town drag superstar and maturing into domestic life with a husband and three adopted sons. The devastating diagnosis of ALS and its impending loss of physical mobility will be the greatest challenge of his life. Eric navigates the denial of close friends, the blossoming of new relationships, the growing acceptance of his family and his own journey of loss and acceptance. His resilience, hope and sense of humor show us it is possible to find joy and engage with happiness even in the darkest moments of our lives.
Trailer… https://vimeo.com/259039665

A Wider Screen

Joe Hunting

2019

UK / 13 mins
An intimate window into how virtual reality (VR) app VRChat is affecting people's social lives for the better. This whimsical documentary tells the story of a couple that fall in love inside tangible VR, as well as two friends meeting up in real life for the first time.

A Wild Dedication / Una Dedicatoria a lo Bestia

nucbeade

2019

11 min. Spain
As if engaging in an archaeological task, A Wild Dedication presents different objects found in the Woman Welfare Agency’s headquarters in San Fernando de Henares, which was operational from 1944 to 1985. Can a space built for female sexual repression give out traces of rebellion forms? Which affective memory do these “souvenirs” trigger and how can they be integrated in the historic account on the Franco regime, the Spanish Transition and the first years of democracy?
Trailer… https://vimeo.com/350603189

Above the Bar

Kerri Flannigan

2019

Canada | 3 min

Acá en la Tierra

Rebeca Trejo Campos

2018

Mexico, 13’
Sam est un garçon extraterrestre, ou du moins croit-il, qui est venu sur Terre avec une mission qu’il ne connaît pas encore. Il emporte donc avec lui un journal de bord en attendant des instructions. Pour l’instant, il devra s’adapter aux terriens, une tâche compliquée car il ne comprend pas beaucoup de choses, surtout ce terrible besoin de tout classer, donc il préfère la solitude et écouter de la musique sur son Walkman. 

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

2019

USA / 12 mins
Across, Beyond, and Over is a hybrid documentary about two estranged 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.

Activate NDN Consciousness

Natalie King

2019

Turtle Island | 6 min
Activate NDN Consciousness combines found footage of harmful Indigenous portrayals with contemporary NDN protest and revolt.
Watch… https://youtu.be/P4M9wynxu6o

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

Adolescence

Zeb Daemen

2019

Belgium, UK, 15 mins
ADOLESCENCE is a coming-of-age story taking place on the last day of summer in 1950s Cornwall. For James and his best friend Simon, this is also the last day of childhood. James is leaving tomorrow, but there are things that he has never had the chance to say.

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

After Midnight / Depois Da Meia Noite

Mirela Kruel

2019

Brazil / 12´
This is the colorful story of Lucas and Gabriel, comparing the idealization of their love in fairy tales with a real relationship. 

Alessa

Paola García

2019

México /  27´
Alessa Flores, a transgender woman and activist for the rights of trans women, was assassinated on October 13, 2016. This crime has been added to the wave of femicides and transfeminicides that have occurred throughout the country and are now focused on Mexico City.
Trailer… https://vimeo.com/337550841

All Naked / Tous nus

Marianne Khayat

2019

Canada, 2 min

All the Signs

Susan Carine, Katie Doyle, Ashley DeSalvo, Samantha Felix, Korbin Kepner, Samantha Roppola

2019

USA, 7 mins
A mocudrama about two friends solving the theory of love. Is this a possible girlfriend or just another female friend? Maybe it’s not as difficult to figure out the answer as they thought.

All This Time

Monica Mai

2019

USA / 7 mins
An elderly woman attempts to confess her feelings to her friend in the hospital.

Allonzo's Nights / Les Nuits d'Allonzo

Antoine Granier

2019

46 min. France
Two boys meet along a road. A strange desire pushes them to cross the volcanic landscapes of Auvergne together. To explore the mysteries that inhabit those mountains, they tell old stories about condemned sorcerers, about hidden spells and forgotten Sabbats. Haunted by those stories, they become little by little the protagonists they are describing from the past, until those adventures reflect on the present of their encounter. 

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

Amine

Noha Choukrallah

2019

België / 21 min,
Father dreams of a diving champion but Amine fancies synchronised swimming.
Trailer… https://vimeo.com/302829986

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
An Abstract is a story of Shreyansh Sharma from Pune. Shreyansh identifies himself as an androgynous and gender fluid. The movie talks about his journey from being gay to androgynous and how comfortable and confident he is being himself.

Anami Lee

Diego Iván Andrade Anguiano

2019

Mexico, 13 min.
Anami Lee is a transgender man who is in a difficult process of change, facing a panorama of rejection and inequality. "Lee" tells us how at different times in his life he has come across the task of defining his own identity, leaving aside his fears of what they will say, the opinion of his parents and other loved ones. His testimony is the story of many transgender people who find themselves in the same situation, trying to define and accept themselves.

Androfilia

Ángel Cabrera

2019

Mexico /  15´
Five men help me understand this confusing and blurred concept that masculinity can be.  

Archetype

Four Chambers

2019

USA / 12 Min
A glitched, retro VHS leather dream.

Artemis

Bárbara Cerro

2019

Argentina / 1 min
Sur la Lune, des femmes s'amusent à la lumière du soleil. Parties de volley-ball avec le casque de Neil Armstrong et masturbation au programme.
Watch… https://vimeo.com/349240908

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.

Balance

Timothée Crabbé

2019

Belgium / 7 mins
Partenaires sur scène et dans la vie, deux acrobates se retrouvent dans un équilibre parfait : soulever et voler, diriger et suivre… mais cet équilibre est fragile

Bar and Girl

Ragini Nath

2019

USA / 15 mins
The story of the dwindling number of spaces dedicated to lesbian nightlife in New York City is also a memoir of preservation through memory and storytelling, tracking the traces of iconic queer spaces.
Trailer… https://vimeo.com/301266548

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

Bedroom Bossa Nova

Luke Naylor-Perrott

2019

UK / 5 min,
Wild imaginations are set to lyrical and sensual music.

Before the Blue

Romy Pocztaruk

2019

Brazil; 14 minutes
This film is an apocalyptic science fiction short staring Valeria, a Brazilian singer and performer, as a space-age wanderer singing to a new future after a nuclear bomb. This film is a sequence of subtly narrative and radically sensorial scenes, a stream of images/thoughts about existence and violence, the passage of time, death technologies, the power of animal and mineral bodies, and art as a possible trace when humanity ceases to exist after surrendering to its own omnipotence. 

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 mins
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.

Bind

Emory Chao Johnson

2019

USA | 3m
Jules is stuck between cultures, adolescence and gender but their mom is full of surprises.

Bitters

Charles Sutter

2019

USA / 14 mins
A chef invites a popular health and food blogger to preview her new menu. But with each new course, the blogger grows more and more concerned that the meal isn’t as it seems.

Bled Out / Ausgeblutet

Pauline Curnier Jardin

2019

Colombia / 12 Min
In this loose retelling of 'Un chant d'amour' young men are replaced by postmenopausal women who celebrate their erotic power.

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.

Blocked

Kevin Yee

2019

USA / 3 mins
Fearful of putting out mediocre content, comedian Kevin Yee battles major writer’s block when attempting to make his sophomore follow up film.
Trailer… https://youtu.be/60T7An1IrEo

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.

Blow Job

Jeffrey Braverman

2019

USA | 1m
A business lunch takes an unexpected turn of events.
Watch… https://youtu.be/iXO5od3_YfE

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 min
It is a story of a transsexual. A boy who feels like a girl. He is a stage actor and has fallen in love with his director. He would like to have a sex change and becomes a girl but his conservative father does not approve of this. He is trying to persuade his father and confess his love to the director...

Bodies Without Bodies in Space / Ciała Bez Ciał W Kosmosie

Rafal Morusiewicz

2019

Austria/Poland 42′
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.
Trailer… https://vimeo.com/298796954

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.

Breaking Barriers - The Casteless Collective

Maja Meiners

2019

India, Germany / 70 mins
The Casteless Collective is a protest music band from Chennai, South India, playing an exciting mix of folk music and Gaana art coming from North Chennai’s slum area, combined with modern musical styles of rap and rock. Dealing with social issues that Indian society prefers not to look at: the still existing caste discrimination, the ‘untouchables’, and the oppression of women, LGBTQI+ people and those from underprivileged and marginalised backgrounds, as represented by the band members themselves. Director Maja Meiners joins them in their fight to change systematic persecution through music.
Trailer… https://vimeo.com/382011561

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

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.

Caravagyo

Ana Manana, Joana Lourenço

2019

10 min. Portugal
Caravagyo is a duo of Portuguese-Brazilian DJs, Beatriz Valleriani and Kamila Ferreira. They debuted at the iconic Fine Arts Faculty parties, introducing Brazilian funk to Lisbon. By creating an alternative and safe space with a strong feminist and queer message, they combine global and local sounds to connect a community who identifies and expresses itself through this music genre.

Carmín Sangre

R.B. Lima

2019

Brazil / 20 mins
La vida diaria de cuatro mujeres luchando por sobrevivir y encontrar aceptación en un entorno cada vez más hostil y una sociedad prejuiciosa.

Caro Comes Out

Brit Fryer & Caro Hernandez

2019

12 mins, USA
Caro Comes Out is an experiment... but it's also a comedy... but it's also a short film about coming out to your entire Cuban family.

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.

Casarnos

Bruno Montenegro

2019

Peru / 5 mins
Bruno es un chico transgénero que no cree en el matrimonio, pero hace unos meses se enteró que sus amigas de Iquitos Almendra y Luko se casaron en Argentina y volvieron a Perú, así que decidió viajar a Iquitos para resolver sus dudas.

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

Change Chou's Dream

Kuo Yu Chen

2019

Taiwan / 6 mins
The beginning quotes the story of Change Chou's dream butterfly. Our fantasy of love is whether we only come from the model that we want the other person to be the projection of our own inner desire.

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.

Children of our Time / Kinder unserer Zeit

Jules Claude Gisler

2019

Switzerland / 8 mins
Three kids are trying to stand strong. In a world where you don’t know for what you want to stay strong. Full of sexuality and the need to define their identity.

Chinx

James Quedado

2019

USA / 5 mins
Chinx is a journey into the strange, challenging, and often discriminatory world of online hookup culture. Our guide is Del, a 40-something Filipino, stepping out into an unfamiliar dating landscape after years of singlehood and “self-discovery” to find gay hookup apps a place readily designed to exclude people like himself.

Chloé Viau - Militante transgenre / John Banks - A Life of Engagement

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.

Chrishna Ombwiri

Claire Doyon

2019

France / 12 mins
Where the vegetal, aquatic and human world converge, and the spirits watch over, the boundary between reality and myth becomes blurred, like the one between genders. Filmed on the banks of the Ogooué river in Gabon, Chrishna/Ombwiri through the testimony of a young man who started a gender change process takes us in a liquid universe populated by legendary and ancestral creatures, androgynous figures in metamorphosis, extraordinary amphibians, such as the Homeric sirens, famous for their beauty and their singing, or the Krishna deity, an entity of female appearance but male.

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

Compass Needle (Vadakkunokki Yanthram)

Prithvi Konanur

2019

India / 13 min

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."

Conversation behind the scenes

Giulia Zumpano

2019

Italia / 40’
Il documentario segue la storia di Dario Pasquarella, regista e attore non udente, e della sua compagnia. Attraverso il suo lavoro, Dario cerca di riunire la comunità dei sordi e degli udenti, che di solito sono separati da una mancanza di comunicazione. Nei suoi spettacoli usa entrambe le lingue, la LIS, la lingua dei segni e la lingua parlata, per narrare storie in cui i sordi e gli udenti possono vivere in simbiosi.

Corps en construction

Elora Bertrand

2019

France / 4 mins
Bodies under construction is a filmed manifesto made by Elora Bertrand, a non binary cinema student about our trans bodies, their beauty, their glory and their ability to evolve with us along the way.
Watch… https://youtu.be/fIwJJUHfFBQ

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

Dana, Tzompantli y Carnaval

Fernando Colín Roque

2019

France, Mexico / 19 mins
The methodical polarisation between life and death raises the question of the metaphysical meaning of life. The drama involves a Mexican transvestite who goes to northern France to soothe the pain of his/her mother’s death and also to discover whether the carnival, like death, makes us all equals.
Trailer… https://vimeo.com/341777465

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

Dangerous Drugs of Sex

Hideo Jojo

2019

Japan / 90 mins
Katsuragi had a successful job when he falls from grace, and tries to commit suicide in drunken despair. A mysterious man, Yoden, suddenly appears and saves him. However, this is only the beginning of a terrible imprisonment and training...
Trailer… https://vimeo.com/373319945

Danielle

Joaquín Flores

2019

Peru / 3 mins
Danielle, quien es discriminada por su madre, le confiesa que está tomando testosterona. Luego de escuchar la reacción de su madre, ella decide refugiarse en las memorias compartidas con su pareja, quien sí acepta su género y su sexualidad. 

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.

De Gris to POSITHIVO

Juan De La Mar

2019

Colombia / 18 '
Juan overcomes the shock of the HIV positive diagnosis and comes back to life.
Trailer… https://youtu.be/JCIR7dt24hg

Deceased Ones

Kate Hopkins

2019

USA / 14 mins
When two friends, Max and Fiona, get involved in the niche service of role playing the dead, they're forced to help heal grieving strangers through a surreal game of make believe, while confronting deeply buried emotional traumas arising within themselves.

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.
Trailer… https://vimeo.com/344709343

DENNIS: The Man Who Legalized Cannabis

Brandon Moore

2019

USA / 19 mins
The story of veteran, LGBTQ+ and cannabis activist, Dennis Peron, who fought to get cannabis to HIV/AIDS patients in 1990s San Francisco.

Deseo y Silencio

Luis Armando Sosa Gil

2019

Mexico /  12´
The last day they spend together on the beach, Julia realizes that there is an instinctive desire between her and Mattea. Upon returning home, she decides to keep this secret from her husband.  
Trailer… https://youtu.be/IRRlBC-hAs4

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 Autoficker

Josia Brezing

2019

Deutschland, 1 Minuten
Ein Freier erhält auf dem Straßenstrich eine überraschende Lektion.

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 / Mahlzeit

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.

Dissidence

C. Carmona

2019

Puerto Rico, 17 min.
Since the Cups closed several years ago, few nightspots on the island focus specifically on serving women in the LGBTTQIA + community. The people interviewed in this documentary yearn for safe nighttime spaces to dance, enjoy, and socialize with other queer women. In the absence of these establishments, the Nok Nights proposal has emerged, a party organized by queer people that seeks to provide a safe night environment specifically for women from the LGBTTQIA + community. However, it is a sporadic event, as it does not have a place or fixed dates. So where do queer women go the rest of the nights?

Diysex

Juno Álvarez, Yaiza de Lamo, Maria Lorente y Mariona Vázquez

2019

Spain / 24 mins
DIYSEX is a film that reflects on the use of the image and language of mainstream
pornography and wonders how far this use can transcend when making your own porn
film.
Trailer… https://vimeo.com/427303850

Doll Parts

Four Chambers

2019

USA / 12 Min
Bimbo aesthetics flow into a psychedelic femdom-acid fever dream.
Trailer… https://vimeo.com/363126142

Dolphin

Em Baker

2019

Australia | 10 mins
How do you tell someone you like them when the default assumption is that you're straight? What do you do with your crushes on women when the world says you're not queer enough for them to matter? And why are we looking for dolphins at St Kilda beach?

DON’T, KISS.Mov

Carl Olsson & Fabio Liberti

2019

Sweden / 8 mins
The scene is set, familiar and unfamiliar at once. Two men engaged in a gaze magnetic enough to lock their lips and pull them to stand. What does this kiss serve? Is it passion, connection, expression, obligation? Maybe it’s all of it and more, or nothing more than touch.

Dopamine / Dopamina

Natalia Imery Almario

2019

86 min. Colombia, Uruguay, Argentina
Twelve years ago, Natalia's father, Ricardo, was diagnosed with Parkinson's. She then told him and her mother that she liked women. Despite having been leftist activists in their youth, they did not accept it. A decade later, they all meet to talk about ideological struggles and what the advance of Ricardo's illness has meant. 
Trailer… https://vimeo.com/384821040

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.

DragNostra

PV Vidotti

2019

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

Dream Boy

Kevin Anthony

2019

USA / 28´
Max goes out with the boyfriend of her dreams -Jason- in secret: he is everything he wants and everything he doesn't need. 

Dress Up

David Hinsch

2019

USA / 8 mins
When the fun of dressing up suddenly becomes an issue, one Dad has a heart-warming solution

El Despertar

Juan Pablo Gélvez Bustamante

2019

Colombia / 28´
His education prevents him from accepting himself and now he will have to decide if what he feels sexually is something real. 

El Palpable Odor Acre

Guillermo Mejías

2019

Spain / 10´
It is difficult for Belén to accept that she wants Lucia, who confuses her even more with her attitude. Neither is prepared for a banal discussion.  

El Tigre

Amaia San Sebastian

2019

Spain / 1 min
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.

En apnée

Mélissandre Carrasco

2019

France / 17 mins
Marguerite et Coline tombent amoureuses. Il est 18h30 sur l’horloge de la piscine municipale quand elles s’embrassent.

En Mi Alma

Sara Pinar Onder

2019

USA / 12 mins
Power dynamics shift between Blake, an Asylum Officer and Diego, an Asylum Seeker when they encounter at a bar couple weeks after the interview.

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?

End of Story

Frankie Symonds

2019

USA / 12 mins
Part introspective free-fall, part homage to the filmmakers who nurtured me, this movie uses several series created in the last two years as material to consider the powers of context, order, and sensory overload in considering a story.

Entre Idilio y Condena

Sofía Riaño

2019

Colombia / 25 mins
La historia sucede en un pueblo de Colombia en 1950. Emilia es una joven que sigue los preceptos del partido liberal. Ella tiene 20 años y sueña con ser parte de la grupo guerrillero en los llanos orientales. Ella tiene un conflicto para hacerse respetar, por lo que suele vestir la ropa de su padre. Además, tiene un primer amor: Noelia, quien es la hija del malvado líder conservador del pueblo.

Esteemed Madam Director / Estimada Señora Directora

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.

Euigon (意光 / 의건)

Jeremiah Magoncia

2019

Republic of Korea / 23 min
Every day, Euigon follows a simple routine: he wakes up before his alarm rings; listens to an English radio show while preparing for work; goes to work; eats lunch alone; goes to the gym after work; eats dinner; goes home. He does the same thing the next day. Despite having a degree in photography, he works as a security guard in a big building. One day, his stepbrother, whom he has last seen 10 years ago, comes to visit. Suddenly his life starts to change.

Every Monday

M Noe

2019

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

Every Thorn Has Its Day (Todo rosa tem espinhas)

Tadeu Bijos

2019

Brazil; 9 min
Fábio wakes up with a zit on his forehead. He goes online to see what he should do about it and pimps out his pimple.

Everybody's Type

Isaac Lock

2019

United Kingdom | 3 min
With 30-inch hair, razor-sharp nails and a sensational sashay, Swedish make-up artist Daniel Sällström is every bit the perfect blonde bombshell. After collaborating with director Isaac Lock on Fashion Disciples: Black, he returns in this provocative project to celebrate his siren alter ego, Innitbabes.
Watch… https://vimeo.com/448820844

Exchange

Conlan Carter

2019

USA / 11 mins
Javier has become an agoraphobe following his recent HIV diagnosis. His friend and caretaker, Ashley, begs for him to reenter the outside world, but, strangely, Javier has already arranged for the outside world to come to him via a Grindr hookup. However backwards it may seem, Javier is determined to make contact with another person in whatever small and strange way he can.
Trailer… https://youtu.be/F3nvyFernEk

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.

Faith Alone

Jess Kung

2019

USA; 10 min.
This critical examination of the church as an institution is told creatively through the dual perspectives of the trans masculine director and their mother, an unconventional minister.

Family First

Marco Mucig

2019

Italy / 7 mins
Marco, a young skater, cruises through the buildings of Milan. He seems to have everything he could wish for: a beautiful girl by his side and friends to share his passion with. But he’s looking for something else.
Trailer… https://vimeo.com/334388965

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.

Far Away

Mitko Karakolev

2019

UK / 4 Min
A man’s solitary existence comes to an end as he decides to go on a journey in search of companionship and love.

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.

Finding Norm

David Cork, Glenn Quentin George & Ashton Pina

2019

U.S. / 8 minutes
Devastated Norm, newly single after his longtime boyfriend breaks up with him on Thanksgiving evening, baby-steps his way back into dating and bachelorhood as he tries to…

First Holiday

Matt Gold

2019

USA / 12 mins
A recent widow tries to find some normalcy at her “first holiday” despite her not-so-normal guests.

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.

Float Bitch

Princess Bouton and

Evan James Benally Atwood

2019

USA; 9 minutes
A short film that explores a black transfeminine filmmaker/performer’s relationship to her own self-worth and ego. The film pushes the idea that by centering yourself in your artwork, specifically for those who are typically “othered” in most narratives, one is committing a gorgeous and radical act.
Watch… https://vimeo.com/320912896

Floating Deep Down Summer

Hyelin Cho 조혜린

2019

Korea / 22min
Photographer Hye-ri, who is preparing her photo exhibition, is confused after receiving a wedding invitation from an old friend and former lover, Suyeong. Joohyun, who is in charge of Hyeri's exhibition, knows how to be confident of her gender identity and does not hide her feelings. Hye-ri, who thinks she can't be honest with herself, gets wet with such Joohyun.
Trailer… https://youtu.be/IMoh8yoAWEI

Flohplage

Christoph Hans, Markus Ott

2019

Germany / 8 Min
Berlin, late 80s. Secret Agent Dave waits for an anonymous source to exchange top secret information, but mistakes his middleman with Thorsten, who's looking for a romance.
Trailer… https://youtu.be/Uh0xJWJfB5M

Flourish

Heather María Ács

2019

14 mins
At a queer dance party and drag club, a seasoned queen struggles to disentangle from an unhealthy relationship while a young queer couple stumbles through non-monogamy.
Trailer… https://vimeo.com/374707710

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.

Fluir

Martí Aguer Ymbert

2019

Spain / 15´
Among the trees, a soldier struggles to survive, but when he finds someone, it is his enemy…

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.

Foodgasm #1 2 3

Florence Freitag

2019

Germany / 1 min
Une bouche et une pasteis de nata: la volupté portée à son paroxysme.
Watch… https://vimeo.com/274210425

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.

Forgotten by the Moon / Ni la luna los vio pasar

Nora Caro

2019

Mexico / 24’
Migliaia di migranti centroamericani si dirigono a nord ogni anno con un unico obiettivo: sfuggire alla violenza e alla povertà. L’ambiente circostante non sarà a loro favore, poiché criminalità organizzata e i narcotrafficanti sono in agguato. I loro sogni sono l’unica cosa che li tiene in piedi.

Fragments

Seyhmus Altun

2019

Turkey
Trailer… https://youtu.be/gdf-4uAZ0z0

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

Freaky Friends

Nicholas Tufts and Aidan Vair

2019

Canada / 19 mins
A conservationist/cryptozoologist and his begrudging co-host help local Canadian cryptids with their problems, all while educating kids on wildlife, healthy relationships, nutrition and acceptance.
Watch… https://youtu.be/PY_2iqd2gN0

Freedom / Libertà

Savino Carbone

2019

Italy / 30 '
In a Bari where the effects of the new, heavy migration policies decided by the new Minister of the Interior, Matteo Salvini, are starting to be felt, Savino Carbone follows the lives of two asylum seekers, forced to flee Senegal and Nigeria because they are homosexuals. In fact, in the two countries of sub-Saharan Africa, the LGBT community is forced to deal with widespread intolerance and a penal code that provides for imprisonment and, in some cases, even stoning. In the background the Apulian capital engaged in the electoral campaign for the Europeans, which brings the leader of the League to the city, and the fiftieth anniversary Pride of the Stonewall riots. But above all the Libertà district, defined on several occasions by the press as a difficult district due to the massive presence of foreign communities.
Trailer… https://vimeo.com/394396814

From A to D / De A a D

Maria João Paiva

2019

10 min. Portugal
The phase of female puberty seen and felt by different generations of women.
Watch… https://youtu.be/gpjFlzAnBK8

From His Perspective

Caleb Julian Roberts

2019

Northern Ireland / 3’
Three minutes in the life of a young trans man that could change yours in the process.
Watch… https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p087hqv7

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.

Genesis

María Sánchez Martínez, Juan Agustín Greco

2019

Argentina / 14 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. 

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

Habit

Amanda Vigil

2019

USA / 9 mins
A queer Catholic woman of color ripens into her own truth.
Trailer… https://youtu.be/fJ4BzmE6BWg

Háblame de Verdad

David Montero

2019

Spain / 3 mins
Dos compañeros de piso se encuentran de noche en la intimidad: ¿Dónde está la verdad?

Handler is crazy

Olivia Dreisinger

2019

Canada / 32’
A short documentary following Koyote Moone and her medical and psychiatric service dog Banner. This film explores issues surrounding non-visible disabilities and discrimination against service dog teams.
Watch… https://youtu.be/uqloMVJ9zBk

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.

Heaven

Sam McGowan

2019

Australia / 8 min
a shy teenager attempts to manipulate a game of seven minutes in heaven so he can confess his feelings to the boy he is infatuated with.

Heel Tip Heel / Tacón Punta Tacón

Eduardo Luzuriaga

2019

Mexico / 15´
A 22-year-old student wants to cross-dress for the first time and participate in a gay beauty event. His 38-year-old partner, a professional transformer, gives him advice and tells us about his experience in the world of competitions and the life of the transvestite. 
Trailer… https://youtu.be/_pkggGMNexk

Hello, Goodbye

Sarah Rotella

2019

USA / 4 min
An LGBTQ+ story of an entire relationship in its most powerful and emotional first and last moments.

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

His Eyes Behind Mine

Ziwei Qin

2019

United States | 6 min
Based on a personal story. An emotional journey through love, sex, obsession, and violence.

HIV: Healing Inner Voices

Martin Moberg & Jada-Gabrielle Pape

2019

Turtle Island |27 min

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.

Home

Tyle Aaron

2019

USA / 8 mins
A boy goes home to discover who his mother has become.

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.

House of AS

Leah Shore

2019

USA
An homage to BALL/Vogue
Trailer… https://vimeo.com/365371481

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.

Hugs from hell

Incanti & IBRIDO Workshop

2019

Italia / 2’
lavoro di animazione che ci racconta di vari incontri …. infernali!

Huracán Bertha

Daniela Ema

2019

Argentina / 15 mins
Documental que trata sobre la vida de Berta Rodas, una trabajadora social que es también actriz en la fiesta gay más grande de Argentina.
Watch… https://youtu.be/nW7YM1mNnLA

I am Fatou

Amir Ramadan

2019

Germany / 18’
Fatou is a 23-year-old Italian girl of Senegalese origin. She lives in a suburb of Rome with her mother, who would like to educate according to the rigid impositions of her culture of origin. But Fatou is looking for his own identity that combines his black Muslim being with Italian society, and unlike most of his peers, the social stigma of the immigrant is imprinted on her, who isolates her and reduces her friendships with other young children of foreigners.
Trailer… https://vimeo.com/320023769

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 am Samantha

T Cooper

2019

USA; 5 mins
Director Cooper gathered twenty-seven trans actors together to tell a universal human story about the journey to find identity, acceptance, and love by singing “I Am Samantha" by singer-songwriter Benjamin Scheuer, which was inspired by his friend Samantha Williams, whom he met randomly at a coffee shop in New York City
Watch… https://youtu.be/tQWwpzck8Tk

I Can Explain It

Hernán González

2019

Argentina / 11 mins

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.

Ibb Kya Kothie

Neville Peter Bhaskaran

2019

India; 13 minutes
From India, Ibb Kya Kothie revolves around the struggles of Kajal, who is in her late thirties, and her ten year-old adopted daughter Pari. When it comes to her child’s wellbeing, Kajal is willing to fight anyone and everyone. Will Kajal and Pari succeed in living with dignity, or will they be torn apart?

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 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 This Afternoon / Esta Tarde

Cristopher Ahumada L

2019

Spain / 22’
Dos hermanos, que acaban de enterrar a su gato, son recogidos por su padre para pasar juntos el fin de semana.

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.

Inqueeri

Alexandra Rose

2019

USA, 5 mins
This webseries follows the lives of two queer college kids, Teddy and James, as they explore finding their identities in a world of liberal zombies and normative nancies.

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.

Is That All There Is?,

Chris Molina

2019

6 mins, USA
Chris Molina copes with a breakup by recreating childhood memories at Disney World, attempting to see if the magic and wonder really is lost forever.

Ishtar

Mia Georgis

2019

UK / 6’36.
Ishtar organise un festin dans un jardin de campagne anglais pour cinq frères et sœurs de couleur trans/non binaires et de sexe non conforme.

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.

Islas

Mauricio Sandoval Ron

2019

Argentina / 12’14
Un couple, après avoir fait l’amour, entreprend un voyage dans ses souvenirs et son intimité.

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?

It’s a Match

Andrea Alvarado

2019

Peru / 9 mins
Luciana acaba de dejar una mala relación, por lo que sigue los consejos de su amiga Lorena, quien la alienta a descargar una aplicación móvil para obtener citas rápidas y allí encuentra al chico perfecto. Luciana está lista para conocerlo, pero las cosas no saldrán como se imagina.
Trailer… https://vimeo.com/379321299

Jess

Agnes Koleman 

2019

Costa Rica, Spain, Czech Republic / 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.
Trailer… https://vimeo.com/381072426

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.

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.
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

Just Us

Tom Birdsey

2019

UK / 5’
Love told through memory and the cinematic thrill of rear-projection.

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

Kuraiosa

Nora Alberdi Odriozola

2019

Spain / 27 mins
At the cinema a person sits alone on an empty seat. Lights go off and the projection is on. One at a time, four people show up and talk: four voices, four personalities, four bodies, four rooms; but the real repression:  calling them women.

L’altra Altra Meta’ del Cielo-Donne

Filippo Soldi

2019

Italy / 54’
L’ALTRA ALTRA METÀ DEL CIELO è un viaggio che prosegue da anni. Ci sono già state due tappe: L’altra altra metà del cielo (2008) e L’altra altra metà del cielo… continua (2011), due documentari che hanno affrontato il mondo dell’omosessualità femminile, cioè una parte minoritaria di quella che è stata definita “l’altra metà del cielo”. Questo viaggio è stato intrapreso da Maria Laura Annibali diversi anni fa ed è dal calore dell’accoglienza riservata ai primi due capitoli che Maria Laura trae la forza e l’entusiasmo di proseguire il cammino. È un cammino che prevede compagni e compagne di viaggio.
Trailer… https://youtu.be/mhq994_J9C0

La Añoranza

Roberto Segoviano

2019

Mexico /  9´
Rubén, a call and a painting that breaks. 

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 Dama

Daniela López Guerrero Carrillo

2019

Mexico / 6´
Fernando is obsessed with his drag neighbor “Vanilla” but when he does not dare to accept his homosexuality, he decides to harass her until they

La Tête la première

Théo Abadie

2019

France / 17’

Marco, jeune homme de 16 ans, ne vas plus au lycée depuis deux semaines et reste cloîtré dans sa chambre...

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.

Lactasia

Val Phoenix 

2019

UK / 44 mins 
Drag queens and goth punks get turned into zombies by the patriarchy's toxic foundation (like, the make-up kind) and they get saved by a butch undertaker who feeds them with breastmilk.

Ladies and the tramp

Morgana Muses

2019

Australia / 12 mins
Experience a world of pleasure with Morgana and Marina. A beautiful afternoon between friends with good food, great sex and trampolines! Starring Morgana Muses and Marina Lee in an outdoor scene that will really get you jumping for joy.
Trailer… https://vimeo.com/352644767

Ladies, Gentlemen, and Everyone in Between

Ash Wadi

2019

Lebanon / 10 mins
A short essay film attempting to formally combine day-to-day props and itineraries in Beirut. These elements, whether formally gendered or transformed into something that is, all become part of a personal narrative where I am made aware of my gender. This experiment challenges the notion of the binary as I navigate through the city as both male, female, and neither.

Lalla

José Salazar

2019

France /  8 min
Lalla and her nephew Zacharias are both going through changes in their lives. Here the two share an intimacy of the unknown.
Trailer… https://vimeo.com/304843443

Las Dos Claudias

Frida Paola Meza Coriche

2019

Mexico / 16´
Claudia is a young woman who spends her days working in a bookstore when she is old. One day, after finding a forgotten letter in a book, he sets out on a search to deliver it. 
Trailer… https://vimeo.com/335772628

Last Ditch

Zoë Schneider

2019

4 mins
“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.

Le Dragon à deux têtes

Páris Cannes

2019

Belgium / 22’
To escape the homophobic reality of their homeland, two Brazilian identical twins are now living in Europe. The first brother has a perfectly legal status in Brussels, the second is an illegal immigrant and lives like a ghost in the German capital. Set during the 2018 Brazilian elections, the brothers' anguish about the future of their country under the rise of far-right candidate Jair Bolsonaro deepens when one of the twins is involved in an accident. 

Legacy

Nicole Tay, Keila J. Brown

2019

Diana has always been a gifted test-taker. While attending Columbia University, she tutors a high schooler, Amy for the SATs under the careful watch of her mother, Mrs. Tao. After a personal tragedy strikes, Amy still tries to take the exam, but performs poorly. To protect her daughter’s future, Mrs. Tao secretly concocts a plan. The only missing piece… is Diana.

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.

Leo Dan  

Antonio De La Cruz

2019

USA, 25 min
A trans woman gets involved in a drug deal to help her boyfriend that was recently deported.
Trailer… https://vimeo.com/392995513

Lesbofobia

Inés Tarradellas

2019

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

L'Etern Retorn

Xavier Mitjana Agustí

2019

Spain / 10 mins
Isaac vuelve a casa después de años en el extranjero. Vuelve al lugar donde nació, un pequeño pueblo de comarcas.

Letters to Claudia

Frida Mesa

2019

México / 16 min
Claudia is a young woman who spends her days working in a used bookstore. One day, after finding a letter forgotten in a book, she starts a search to deliver it.

Lezzies’ Mime Ménage

Trulee Hall

2019

USA / 3 mins
A surreal, mime-like sport and lesbian make-out session.

Life is Short

Florencia Bastida

2019

Argentina / 23min
Follow three queer women and their girl gang as they navigate their way through a day in the life of first dates, self defence class, university exams and moving beyond the binary. 

Lift off

Shin sia 신시아

2019

Korea / 22min
Yeon-jae learns that handwriting intentionally hurts his partner on the practice stage. After the eyes of the two meet, Sugi randomly approaches Yeon-jae and proposes to go to audition together. The series cannot be rejected by the unknown attraction, and the two decide to complete the perfect lift on stage together.
Trailer… https://youtu.be/bAf7i8alY7g

Light on a Path, Follow

Elliot Montague

2019

USA; 15 min.
Joaquín, a transmasculine person living in rural 1990s Massachusetts (Pocumtuck territory), is eight months pregnant. After encountering a mysterious spirit in the forest, Joaquín goes into labor early. Is this spirit haunting or guiding Joaquín while waiting for the midwife?

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 & Stephen Riscica

2019

USA / 19 mins
LIMP follows Sean, a young gay man with cerebral palsy as he navigates dating with a disability in New York City. After meeting a man he believes is a perfect match, he decides to lie about his disability, saying he sprained his ankle at the gym. This white lie leads to series of events and missteps that make Sean examine the way he presents himself and his condition to the world.

Lioness / 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?

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.

Lipstick and Leather

Amy Oden

2019

U.S. / 32 minutes
An exploration of the alt-drag community in the nation’s capital and how these performers are spreading their influence across the East Coast.

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.

Looping

Maick Hannder

2019

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

Lost, Love, Memories

Antonio Scarabaggio

2019

Italy / 7 mins
Mientras el conflicto persiste en las tierras francesas, las tropas alemanas llegan a la localidad de Arras, donde aniquilan todo lo que contrarresta su voluntad. Se producen sangrientos combates entre las dos facciones, una de las tropas alemanas y la otra de los soldados ingleses, hasta que en todo este clima de odio, ira y violencia, se revela un secreto oculto entre el alemán Eirik Vonmets y el inglés James Williams, dos de los muchos hombres alistados.

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?

Luca M/W/D

Hannah Schwaiger & Ricarda Funnemann

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 / 80 mins
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.

Maintenance

Juanita Rodriguez

2019

Puerto Rico, 6 min.
A nosy neighbor visits her gay neighbor. How will it go?

Make a Wish

Chen Ke Yun

2019

Taiwan / 25 mins
A story of two young friends trying to figure out their relationship as one struggles with his sexual identity and the fear of coming out.
Trailer… https://youtu.be/VS0nb8Obcl4

Maliblue

Edson Contreras

2019

Mexico / 6´
Audiovisual exploration that approaches the Drag scene in Morelia, where design, fashion, art and freedom make up its histrionic side.
Trailer… https://vimeo.com/346768352

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.

Maricón

Fernando Ferres López

2019

Spain / 25 mins
“Maricón” es un falso documental que cuenta la historia de Juan López, un hombre homosexual represaliado por el Franquismo. El cortometraje se narra en primera persona, a través de la visión de un estudiante que está haciendo un documental sobre Juan. El estudiante va dando su interpretación sobre él, lo que significa su historia, así como la manera en la que se va desarrollando la relación de confianza que se genera entre ambos.
Trailer… https://youtu.be/xtMjHP-PqOM

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

Memories Revealed / Memorias Reveladas

Quentin Worthington

2019

France / 23 mins
From Buenos Aires to Hanover, this photo-novel reveals the struggles, lives spent in exile and grief, but also the happy memories of trans women like Magali, Maria Belen, Ivana, and Carla, who work to protect a treasure trove of seven thousand photos: the Archivo de la Memoria Trans Argentina.

Mercury Afrograde

Blanche Akonchong

2019

USA, 11 mins
On a crazy day during Mercury retrograde, a family's deepest secrets come to the surface, forcing them to realize they are not the model African family.
Trailer… https://vimeo.com/457166684

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.

Mia sorella

Saverio Cappiello

2019

Italy / 15 mins
Una ráfaga de golpes de nudillos une a Vanni y Cosimo, dos hermanos inseparables apasionados por el Muay Thai. El día de la pelea está cerca, pero esa noche algo sale mal. Cosimo tiene una nueva novia, y Vanni no puede manejarlo.
Trailer… https://youtu.be/WYxxClaeMcI

Miseducated

Kevin Pinckney

2019

USA / 15 mins
MISEDUCATED follows the life of Anton, a private school boy from the hood. In this LGBTq+ coming of age story, Anton finds himself in his first love triangle hich also includes his "straight" best friend Dillion.

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

Mother’s

Hippolyte Leibovici

2019

Belgium  / 22 mins
The documentary paints an intimate portrait of a drag family from Brussels spanning four generations during an evening backstage. As layers of makeup and alcohol erode away the masculinity and feminize them their hearts begin to open. What does it mean to be a mother? What does it mean to be a family? Which are the difficulties of living and loving together?

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 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.

My Trans Journey

Elizabeth Trojian

2019

Canada / 25 mins
Transgender icon Dr. Carys Massarella helps patients work to overcome personal challenges and thrive in their transitions.

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.

Nest

Eszter Jánka

2019

Germany / 8 mins
They wander through an infinite emptiness. A couple and she, the woman. They feel an inexplicable bound, in the night, in the world: outside. Their encounter can only occur in the empty room. One by one they can enter the space and find each other again. In their world, they are not completely alone, Pig is observing them. Three bodies, their existence doesn’t affect the sphere, their world was already complete. And empty. The nest bursts. Melancholy echoes.
Trailer… https://vimeo.com/312984821

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

New Ways

Jonas Hegi, Jonas & Julien

2019

UK / 8mins
A four-part voguing odyssey with the father of the House of Milan, Benjamin Milan featuring original music by Gaika.
Watch… https://vimeo.com/366487262

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.

Nightcap

Nicole De Meneses

2019

USA / 4 mins
A stalker sets his sights on the wrong victim and gets more then he bargained for.
Trailer… https://youtu.be/wjHVlsWnpxw

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 Es Coma

Tamara Lucarini

2019

Spain / 15 mins
José Ramón, victim of a serious accident, receives the visit of Agustín, who takes the opportunity to talk about old times.

No Fems

Tyler Vogel

2019

USA / 8 mins
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 / Yǒu Guǐ

Chun-Hua Lin

2019

Taiwan / 83 ' 
A character lives illegally on the roof of a building. Zhen-zhen enters his house trying to browse, which makes the neighbors believe that he is an old man who has begun to hire prostitutes, which makes his precariousness difficult. Zhen-zhen's mother worries about the rumors, which will lead her to face this character and the tremendous secret he keeps.
Trailer… https://youtu.be/l6QgvnVIyI8  

Noi

Benedetta Valabrega

2019

Italy  / 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.
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.

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.

Now it's Up to You

Felipe Kuri

2019

Mexico / 16´
José Ángel runs from his own house to his partner, Raymundo; he grows up in the face of abuse and returns for his own.

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

Oklahoma is Black

Melinda James

2019

USA / 4 mins
A meditation digs up nuanced portraits of abundant Black life.

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.

Open Dialogues: Stories From the LGBTQ Community

Freddy Rodriguez

2019

20 mins, USA
This short documentary film draws upon the coming-out narratives of seven Broward residents. Each was interviewed on camera and spoke openly about their respective coming-out journey.
Trailer… https://vimeo.com/395045861

Open Your Eyes: An Anthem for Pride

Julia Jansch

2019

USA; 4 min.
This spoken-word film celebrates the meaning of pride and pays homage to those that came before.
Watch… https://vimeo.com/344839891

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.

Origami

Marjan Hashemi

2019

France
Soodeh, a teenage school girl in Iran, starts to have feelings for her schoolmate. The school basketball coach finds out...
Trailer… https://youtu.be/MIOqsb0oWLg

Our Service, Our Stories: The Evolution of the LGBT Military Experience

Bill Anderson, Neil Beecher, Bill Duckworth, Belita Edwards, Ed Imparato, Michael La Borde, Warren Tymony

2019

USA / 21 mins
Featuring LGBT veterans who served between 1951 and 2017, this short documentary was made by a small group of senior veterans at the Los Angeles LGBT Center to ensure that the history of those who served is preserved and shared.

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

Ouroboros

Dwam Ipomée

2019

France / 8 mins
A cycle of alternating power dynamics. Three people, a sexual push and pull, tough and gentle, fighting, playing, changing.

Out of the Shadows

Rafael Samanez

2019

USA / 14 mins
Joselyn, a Mexican transgender immigrant woman, finds a community in Queens, New York, and together they fight to lift themselves out of poverty by attempting to open the first trans-owned cooperative salon in the United States.
Trailer… https://vimeo.com/301349302

Out on the Inside

Monica Lam

2019

USA; 10 mins
At a men’s prison in Vacaville, California, approximately two dozen transgender women have no choice but to learn to live side by side with more than two thousand cisgender men. Some live in huge dormitories, some in single cells, but all have had to fight to express their identities. OUT ON THE INSIDE presents a unique set of stories about exploitation of human bodies inside the prison-industrial complex. 

Outrun the Sky

Alvin Agarrat

2019

USA / 73 mins
“Outrun the Sky" (tells the stories of five Black gay men living with HIV in the most impacted cities for HIV across the South (Miami, New Orleans, Baton Rouge, Atlanta and Jackson Mississippi). The film not only profiles the men -their diagnosis, treatment and support - but it also tells the story of the cities they navigate to receive care and support. “Outrun the Sky” seeks to humanize people living with and through HIV epidemic. 
Trailer… https://youtu.be/RYKaChY3-KQ

Overflow

Aorta Film

2019

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

Padrone Dove Sei / Master Where Are You

Carlo Michele Schirinzi

2019

82 min. Italy
Humid fresco on the masturbatory act and vision. Not a shouted search but a telluric implosion, statement of missing, useless S.O.S. thrown among paper notebooks, protective natures, cars off and forgotten nests. Orphans of masters long gone, scratched bodies find temporary shelters for solitary animal flesh coitus, dark landing places in which dying - and holding breath until the next shipwreck.
Trailer… https://vimeo.com/380787217

Pahichan

Yajaswi Rai

2019

Nepal | 7 mins
Story of Rukshana Kapali, Pahichan, shows how struggle for her identity is part of routine work for the 19 years old trans woman in Nepal.
Watch… https://youtu.be/U36mU_Hkw_Q

Paperthin

Lucia Florez

2019

Peru, 16min
21-year-old Anton left his hometown in East Russia to move to New York City after facing violent attacks and persecutions because of his gender identity. Now, while starting his transition to a woman, Anton applies for political asylum in the US with the dream of starting from scratch and creating a free future.
Trailer… https://vimeo.com/359920121

Paradise Lost

José Luis Cortés

2019

Puerto Rico, 11 min.
Ivan the Terrible viscerally and hauntingly explores his own expulsion from paradise, portraying himself under the influence of Crystal Meth. A visual triptych that explores expulsion (the journey), the search for the lost, and recovery. As in Milton's poem, the rapture detaches the subject from his nature; in the poem beauty is lost and in the short humanity itself is put at risk. But this is not a portrait of dissolution. On the contrary, it is a narration in the artist's own voice that tells in a heartbreaking way an experience with the substance and anchor, without a doubt, the humanity of his proposal.

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, 5 mins
Paula goes back to work after a fun night out.

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.

Plus

Andrew J Rodriguez

2019

14 mins
When Zaire’s life is upended by a sudden HIV diagnosis, he carries the burden alone, struggling to tell his closest friends.
Trailer… https://vimeo.com/335478425

Polly and the Pockets

Gabriella Arno

2019

Canada / 9 mins
Lead singer of the band Polly and the Pockets, Polly must face her fears when her crush arrives at the school dance where her band is performing.

Porn Mom

Will Amato

2019

USA / 3 min
A helicopter mom discovers that her beloved son has become a gay porn star.
watch… https://filmfreeway.com/PornMom

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 & Prejudice & Gays

DiDi Rizzo

2019

USA; 17 min.
Queering up Pride and Prejudice with drag queens and lesbians has never been such fun!

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.

Privacy 0 Friends 2

Andrea Alonso

2019

Spain / 2 mins
Will Sofia manage to get Raquel out of her apartment in time?

Progressive Touch

Michael Portnoy

2019

12 min. Austria, The Netherlands, USA
Can you fuck to an irregular beat? Progressive Touch depicts three atmospheric, absurdist love scenes in which the goal is to "improve" sex by complicating its rhythm and choreography. Sex as dance as comedy. Enacted by three real life couples, the dancers' every explicit move is synchronized to the propulsive, unpredictable score which borrows elements from progressive rock, trap, and math metal.

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.

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!

Que os olhos ruins não te enxerguem

Roberto Marty

2019

Brazil / 76 mins
O documentário se propõe a discutir a diversidade de gênero, classe e raça dentro da comunidade LGBTQIA+ na cidade de São Paulo. Seus personagens percorrem a metrópole enquanto narram suas vidas, seus sonhos e afetos. A versatilidade de São Paulo em sua graça e desgraça é pano de fundo das lembranças e do dia a dia de pessoas que vivenciam o cenário periférico da cidade. A cada fala muitos poderão se reconhecer e abraçar os momentos narrados como uma lembrança, outros, refletir sobre as responsabilidades na construção de nossa sociedade.​

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?

Rabbits

Luca Metodo

2019

Italy, 20 mins
Giulio is a boy from the street and his cousin, shy and introverted. In the Neapolitan suburbs, both will grapple with their sexuality, maturity and the gray areas of adolescence.  

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

Reconstruction of a Hunting Scene / Reconstitution d'une scène de chasse

Patricia Allio

2019

France / 35 mins
For decades, French artist and writer Catherine Robbe-Grillet – aka dominatrix Jeanne de Berg – has organised mysterious ceremonies for women. This documentary portrait explores a very particular one: the hunt. Far from a stereotypical conception of BDSM, the film presents the complexity of a nonstandard relationship of desire and inserts this into the history of painting.

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.

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
A short documentary about Shay Dior, a key player in Vancouver's queer asian community.

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

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

Rose Minitel

Olivier Cheval

2019

France / 26'
At the beginning of the 80’S, Brocatella “sings” the praises of telematics to her friend Nino, who doesn’t know what it is. Yet, her job for the erotic chat Minitel Rose bores her and not let her forget her ex, Electra. But maybe love is just a click away…

Roses

Joao Queiroga

2019

United States | 2 min
In “Roses” director João Queiroga merges performance and documentary media to poetically tell the story of his first sexual experience as a young teenager in performative documentary film.

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

Rupture Divine

Malak Mroue

2019

Lebanon / 20 mins
Maya goes through electroshock conversion therapy and starts to hallucinate after her mother discovers her relationship with Dana.

Safehouse II

Ariella Tai

2019

Canada / 12 mins
safehouse ii uses video, sound and text to consider blackness, social (dis)order, refusal and the compulsions to labor as they exist in relationship to care work. 

Sal + Vinny

Lucia Plaza

2019

10 mins, USA
Two mobsters are punished by a ruthless boss.

Salvo el Crepúsculo

Mario Hernández López

2019

Spain / 20´
 Julia has lived in spirals of love, happiness, pain and self-destruction. A night of memories will make her face her destiny. 

Satan’s Tears

Andrew Lush

2019

USA / 5 mins
A sensual, contemporary folk music video for Kyler O’Neal

Say It Out Loud / Dillo ad alta voce

Zaccaria Ofelia Zanin

2019

Italy / 9 min
Francesco finds the courage to face the truth about himself.

Secreto

Andrea Vera

2019

Peru / 6 mins
Un adolescente escolar cae en el chantaje para no que revelen sus preferencias. Un llamado de atención sobre lo terrible del bullying.

Secrets of Seenagers

Abhigyan Mukherjeemin

2019

India / 44
A documentary that commemorates the life of senior gay men in India.

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

Self Worship

Asia Brown

2019

6 mins
A boldly feminist and genuinely provocative exploration of one sexual trauma survivor’s journey back to their body through the universal language of dance.
Trailer… https://vimeo.com/387629995/39ae95d315

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

The Netherlands, 26 min.
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.
Trailer… https://vimeo.com/376656592

Shattered

Salty Cheri

2019

USA / 5 mins
How many queers do you need to change a light bulb?

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

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?

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

Side Hustle

Jennifer Zahlit

2019

USA / 15 mins
Sexual tensions rise between two female ex-coworkers at the funeral of their restaurant manager.
Watch… https://vimeo.com/412913705

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

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

Soba-chan's Morning

Sergey Vlasov

2019

Japan | 5 min
It was supposed to be a usual morning of a Tokyo married couple...

Sog

Jannik Gensler

2019

Germany / 8 mins
„Sog“ bezeichnet eine Kraft, die etwas zu einem anderen Körper hinzieht. Es ist eine Anziehung, der man nur schwer zu entgehen vermag.

Solarity

Marianne Verrone

2019

USA / 8 mins
A lesbian couple in a long-distance relationship ponder ideas of proximity, perception, and intimacy in this cosmic reverie.

Something else

Élodie Roy

2019

Canada, 3'56"
An exhausted young woman is confronted with social constructs that fail to include or represent her.

Somewhere in Outer Space this Might Be Happening Somehow

Paulo Malafaya

2019

17 min. Portugal
"A visual poem where I document and reflect upon the last year and a half of my life, selecting and organizing videos that I've been shooting with my handheld camera since then. An ode to myself and to my surroundings, influenced by Jonas Mekas' diaristic films and the introspective and intimate character of Lukas Moodysson's Container film monologue".

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

Spellbound

Ulrike Kaffei

2019

Germany / 9 mins
A short film exploring the emotional landscape of a shibari session.

Square One

Emily Jo Sargent

2019

UK / 12 mins
A semi-autobiographical film about the writer/director’s experiences of being in a closeted relationship.

Stereotypy / Estereotipia

Inés Espinosa

2019

Spain, 15 minutes
Animals are in captivity - as a result of a human choice. A paranoid choreography shows an apparently invisible, but ultimately clearly recognizable behavior pattern and questions the deprivation of freedom.
Trailer… https://youtu.be/0ZPrXKqAKOY

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 & Emmanuelle Clouzet

2019

France, 09'03''
Jeanne is a screenwriter. She did not expect to find on a dating application the lookalike of the main character of her new film ...

Stonewall 50: Where Next for LGBT+ Lives

Nicola Milne, Shanshan Chen

2019

UK / 33 min
Filmed in Honduras, Zanzibar, Taiwan and England, the documentary provides unique access to the poignant personal stories of those facing challenges due to their sexuality or gender identity.

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. 

Straight-ish

Nicholas Horne

2019

8 mins, USA
Lee is a young girl who has a strained relationship with her father. Fortunately, she gets along with her older brother, Kendrick. Some time has passed since the two have seen each other. One day, Lee encounters an issue and needs Kendrick. The two have always been too stubborn for their own good, yet they have always been truthful to one another. This might give Lee the extra push to accomplish her goals, including accepting her sexuality.

Stranger / Obcy człowiek

Mario Podpora

2019

Poland / 20 mins
Marcin is a professional soldier who is offered to participate in a mission in Kosovo. His partner Kamil doesn’t agree with the departure, though, so he puts his partner in a position where he has to choose between the love of his life and a career opportunity. And the whole situation gets even more complicated when Marcin’s mother gets involved and makes any decision completely impossible.
Trailer… https://youtu.be/-KFDBqZJCZQ

Strong Feather / Pluma Forte

Coraci Ruiz

2019

Brazil / 13 mins
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.
Trailer… https://vimeo.com/322260343

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 in Cloudy Days  / Pôr do Sol em Dias Nublados

Eduardo Martins

2019

Brazil / 19´
Leonardo discovers that “love” is in relation to Felipe, a young man older than him. 
Watch… https://youtu.be/DGlx2Dx5xTE

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.

Sunshine in the Ruins

Chou Yu Cheng

2019

Taiwan / 12 min
In the afternoon, Zih Sin and Sheng Ya are not interested in the explanation about hundred-year village, so they ignore their tour guide to wandering around here. It’s surprising that everything is fantastic in the ruins for them. Therefore, they decided to leave the group and make an unmanned explorations in this village by themselves...

Super Zee

Nathalie Younglai

2019

USA
An action-comedy short about a queer Black superhero, played by Sedina Fiati, who swoops in to save her woman crush from the microaggressions at the office.
Trailer… https://youtu.be/RHd6T4f0UJ4

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.

Surex

Sandrine Maltais

2019

Canada | 12 min
The serendipitous reunion of Arianne, Sophia and Émile at a photo exhibition quickly turns into a celebration. However, Arianne finds herself caught in a power play of unspoken tension with her old friends.

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.

Taboo Teaching

Dan Steadman

2019

U.S. / 27 minutes
A profile of Missouri history teacher Rodney Wilson, who garnered national attention when he came out to his students in the early 1990s and nearly lost his job at Mehlville High School.

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

Tamou

Tom Prezman, Tzor Edery

2019

Israel / 10 min
Surrounded by the prying eyes of a patriarchal society, a lonely housewife plunges into an internal exploration of gender and sexuality in 20th century Morocco. Tamou’s true identity as a trans man begins to unfold.

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

USA
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.

Tessellation - A Take on Intersectionality

MK Veniegas

2019

USA / 3mins
A genderfluid queer Pilipinx grafts complexity onto their lush life.

Test Room

Pedro Antunes

2019

4 min Portugal

In the dark, the flash lights were brutally invasive while trying to film the bodies through the camera. 

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 Calamus Emotion

Stiofan O’Ceallaigh

2019

United Kingdom / 9’
Incantations, time travel and Walt Whitman in a visually arresting experimental work.
Watch… https://youtu.be/wQhSE2Mc1ZU

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 Color of the Stars

Paul Uhlig

2019

Germany / 14’
Four little aliens are confronted with the invasion of a robot army, trying to steal a the color in the universe. They narrowly escape the attack on their home planet, but the real adventure hasn't even begun.

The Dance of the Insecure Narcissus / A Dança do Narciso Inseguro

Ana Matos

2019

8 min. Portugal
A lonely young woman is faced with a television advertisement that takes her into a surreal world in which she undergoes a series of physical and psychological changes in an attempt to find the love of the "other". Throughout this process, she finds the love she seeks so much within herself.

The Day I Started to Die Every Night / El Día Que Comencé a Morir Cada Noche

Gustavo Márquez Tapia & Gabriel Olvera Ramos

2019

Mexico / 10´
This is the story of a theater, banner of the struggle of a subculture of the LGBT community and why it is currently closed. 

The Dent

Yutseng Wu

2019

UK / 8 mins
Max is looking for the perfect man to cure his loneliness. He comes across a beautiful boy, Chris, but will he prove to be the solution Max desires?

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 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 I-Land

Fabrice Coppin

2019

France / 39´ “
More than coming out of the closet, this is the testimony of a desire that springs from the intimate”.

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 Paradise / Les Derniers paradis

Sido Lansari

2019

Morocco, France / 14 min
This is the almost-true story of Sami. In Casablanca, he only dreams about dancing and Egyptian divas in the hairdressing salon where he works. Until the day he meets Daniel, a lover who helps him discover Paris in the midst of a gay revolution. By mixing archive images and analogue photographs, Sido Lansari draws an intimate portrait of a young man from childhood to exile, where he discovers himself coming from the “last homosexual paradise”.

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 Love Immigrants / Kärleksinvandrarna

Debbora Vega & Mónica Hernández Rejón

2019

Sweden / 19 mins
Trailer… https://vimeo.com/246127004

The Lying Truths

Matthew Oliver van Diepen

2019

Canada
A young child finds themself at a mysterious desert oasis and must confront a monster to find freedom.

The Millennial Experience

Alex Crozier

2019

USA / 51 mins
The Millennial Experience is a feature length documentary that focuses on cultural appropriation vs appreciation, LGBTQIA+ culture, and feminism, within the Millennial generation. The dance sequences in the film are adapted from director Alex Crozier's stage production MILLENNIALS which focuses on the aforementioned themes.
Trailer… https://youtu.be/yVqZ1SV6dY4

The Note

Tiril Myhre Skår

2019

Norway / 11 mins
Lea and Elise are best friends, even though they seem to be from completely different worlds. One day, Tommy, a boy from school, comes up to Lea during soccer practice with a note for Lea to give Elise. He asks her if she can ask Elise to be his girlfriend. Lea says yes to help him out, but quickly realize her own emotions will interfere with the situation.

The Old Man and the Bucket

Tomasz E. Rudzik

2019

Polen / 13 min
Encounter between an old man and a queer cafe owner.

The Only LGBTQ+ and Women's Safe Space In Beirut

Tania Safi

2019

Australia, Lebanon | 6 mins
Out queer Lebanese woman, Dayna Ash, became tired of not being able to hold her own partner's hand in the country she loves. That's why she created the volunteer-run Haven For Artists; a space in the heart of bustling Beirut that persecuted and marginalised groups can come to, where trans individuals can find work, and where people can create art and advocate for a better, more inclusive Lebanon.

The Pizza Topping

Ethan Folk, Ty Wardwell

2019

Germany, 4 min.
Horny Pizza orders up a Hungry Boy.

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 Ritual of the Sex Magick Warriors

Maximilian Suillerot

2019

Canada; 14 mins
The Sex Magick Warriors risk it all to carry out a ritual that exposes the hardships of this army of lovers and reveals their sensual strategy for self-preservation.

The Secret Gardener

Lorena Russi

2019

USA | 3m
A garden party goes off the rails when ladies who brunch devolve into ladies who munch. 
Watch… https://youtu.be/HB4y5z3C3Vc

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 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.
Watch… https://youtu.be/zMapJ6XJdAY

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 Bright Flash

Rylan Friday

2019

Canada / 9´
The third world war begins and Adam must reconcile and save the man he is about to abandon, before a bomb falls in Seattle.

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 | 7 mins 
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.

 

This Love is on Fire

Cassils

2019

USA / 4 mins
This Love Is On Fire was directed by Cassils and features Mistress Sheree Rose. The video portrays an intergenerational power exchange steeped in female sexuality, featuring sex workers across age spectrums. With abject encounters that sizzle and smolder, This Love is on Fire traces the matriarchal lineage of female dominance in a political moment charged with suppression of women’s rights.
Watch… https://vimeo.com/344659228

Till death do us a party

Shirmaine Ong

2019

UK / 7'
After coming to the conclusion that their friend’s funeral didn’t live up to who she was, Ethel and Margaret decided that they’d very much like to be in-charge of how they go. 

Time is of the Essence

Emma Lee

2019

5 mins
Queer Asian friends wander through time and healing.

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

Touch

Song Huang

2019

China | 12 min
After recently going blind, a young man struggles to navigate his new life in the shadows. Like any other person on the hunt for human connection he turns to social media and uses his phone’s screen reader function to re-engage with the world. In Touch, Chinese writer and filmmaker Song Huang reimagines this true tale about his friend who was diagnosed with terminal cancer and lost their sight before the age of thirty.
Watch… https://vimeo.com/356711568

Touching an Elephant

Lara Milena Brose

2019

Germany / 15 mins
The parable “The Blind Men and the Elephant” serves Ritah, a twenty-year-old lesbian refugee, as a metaphor for the absurdity of the German migration system.

Trans Monogamist

Russell Sheaffer & Joshua Byron

2019

USA; Ep. 1- 7 min, Ep. 2 - 6 min
A Sex and the City–inspired, Gilmore Girls–loving, DIY-embracing series that riffs on the creators’ real-life adventures and conversations and inserts nonbinary characters into a the rom-com genre from which they have been historically excluded.
Watch… https://youtu.be/L6DnoVC2tYg

Transit

Stella Asmon

2019

United States | 5 min
Corey’s first night out having fun ends up in a shady gyno run.

Translating Beauty

Anita Ayres and Elizabeth Trojian

2019

Canada | 45 min
The millennial generation has given rise to new voices and brought visibility to the transgender community – a part of society with a unique relationship to beauty. Translating Beauty explores beauty as a concept but through the lens of trans women and how their unique connection to it is working to redefine beauty standards for all women.

Transpiration

Maggie Brittingham

2019

Australia / 11 min
Young Australian Aiden Blyton revisits his experience of growing up as a gay, transgender boy at an all girls’ high school. He reveals the impact of the pressures to stay silent about his pain, even around his closest friends. Through his conversations with long-term friend and filmmaker, Maggie Brittingham, the two realise the importance of their support and friendship.

Tranversales

Rafaella Gneco y Jorge Garrido

2019

Spain / 12 mins
TRANSVERSALES es la continuación del premiado cortometraje DIVERSXS, en el que diferentes jóvenes hablaban al mundo de sus realidades, visibilizando sus diversidades y conviviendo con ellas como pilar más fundamental y visible. Jóvenes LGTBIQ, con VIH, migrantes, en definitiva, jóvenes diversos que utilizan el lenguaje de esa diversidad para construir entendimiento, resiliencia y empatía. 

Tras / Trans

No info

2019

Ireland / 95 mins
Max and Victoria are boyfriend and girlfriend. They met in the Gaeltacht, and have been seeing each other for a few years. Victoria studies film and Max studies biotechnology. They also happen to both be trans. 

Tras is a radical little documentary for a few reasons, not least that it’s in the Irish language. But its power is in the quiet strength of the protagonists. As Max and Victoria grow up as their true selves, we watch the people around them adapt.

Traviatas

Alejandro Villalobos

2019

Mexico / 15 min
Traviatas visibiliza y celebra a la Comunidad Trans, rompiendo los estereotipos preestablecidos, sensibilizando a la sociedad a través del cine.
Trailer… https://vimeo.com/373039713

Trinidad Maldita

Sac Medina

2019

Mexico / 3´
Miguel and Enrique, a gay couple become addicted to drug use without measuring the consequences. 

Trunk  / Chacon

Ben Chapman & Adrian Jordan Chacon

2019

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

Truth and fact

Eunseon Han 한은선

2019

Korea / 15min
So-eun, a witness to a traffic accident in Juha, is investigated at the school. So-eun only shuts her mouth to a detective asking what happened that night. That night So-eun accidentally comes to the truth of the case...
Trailer… https://youtu.be/c9CdSjW6-hA

Twisted Machine

Carolyn Wu

2019

Canada
A Chinese-Canadian lesbian teenager captains her hockey team against the will of her mother, while dating her powerhouse jock of a teammate in secrecy. 

Two Starboard, I vomit / À tribord, je vomis / يميي البييی

Tarek Sardi

2019

Tunisia / 6 Min
Three people reveal their deepest secrets, somewhere between deception and unspoken truths.

Ukulele Girl

Nicole De Meneses

2019

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

Un Edén Para Lady Helena 

Carina López 

2019

Ecuador / 5 min,
A young man’s unrequited love for his best friend, with stunning imagery.

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?

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

Unexpected

Daniele Guerra

2019

UK / 2 mins
A chance encounter between two young men leads to a chase - and an unexpected result.

Unhinged

Stephanie Leschek

2019

USA,5 mins
During their game night, a couple fights about not fighting in front of their friends.

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

Unnamed

Chang Chun-Yu & Gao Hong

2019

Taiwan / 30min
A girl called Chang Ya-ting wants to change her name. A boy called Hong Jiahao wants to end his relationship with his sex buddy. The young generation cries out in frustration in this era when sexuality and self-identity have become uncategorisable.

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

Večernij sjurpriz 

Elvira Shesternenko

2019

Russia, 00'55''

Venus vendrá

Ángel Molina

2019

Cuba-Paraguay / 10 mins
Gabriel (29), receives a prediction that announces the end and grants him one last wish. Scared, Gabriel runs home to try to save his most precious asset: a VHS with the memory of his first love. Upon arrival, Gabriel is seduced by his past and is transported to a place without time.

Video Vengeance

Onyeka Oduh 

2019

USA
A nod to the cult, b-movie–era of horror films, this campy,
absurdist femme revenge film tells the story of two video store clerks  and what they do with the people that disrespect their space.

Vincy

Hugo Kenzo

2019

Hong Kong / 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

Vivir

Rex Córdova

2019

Mexico/Canada, 20 min

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. 

Walk With Me

Jennifer Meier, Valerie Scheidegger, Arnold Wagner

2019

Switzerland / 7 mins
The owner of the diner "Bonnie's Diner" makes a new acquaintance with Darcy. As the two of them get to know each other better, Death makes its rounds and crosses out the names of the souls he has collected.
Trailer… https://vimeo.com/346843112

Walking a Fine Line

Meti Oker

2019

Switzerland / 4 mins
Walking a Fine Line is the celebration of one person’s sexploratory journey.

We are all drag queens

Sylvie Dreyfus

2019

Puerto Rico / 15 min.
This documentary seeks to demystify the idea of ​​transformism. Marcos Garay's artistic diversity, and each of the roles he plays on a daily basis, serves to link the close relationship between what the artist does on stage and what we all do on a daily basis outside of it. Between performances and professional opinions, the actor takes us on a revealing journey through which we understand that, after all, we are all drag queens.

What’s Left of Home

Antoine Maksoudian

2019

Lebanon / 17 mins
Would you keep your loved one next to you no matter what or let them go if it’s for their own good? When Josef, a Lebanese closeted guy in his mid-twenties gets a job abroad, his life is put into perspective.

When the Androgynous Child / Cuando el niño andrógino

Melina Perfundi

2019

Germany, Argentina / 9’
When the child speaks from his or her androgyny – which is neither truth nor appearance, neither male nor female, but all at once – they will return to the places where they have belonged. He or she remembers and claims their identity as a foreigner, refugee, bilingual, rejected for not being a man or woman at all.
Trailer… https://vimeo.com/289064579

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. 

Where My Girls

Mads Engel

2019

USA / 22 min
A love letter to the every day work and artistic process of self-made rising talents, three queer women and their community reveal their aspirations and cultural work in New York’s underground hip hop scene.

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 I Feel like a Boy? / Proč se cítím jako kluk?

Kateřina Turečková

2019

27 min. Czech Republic

Ben is a 16-year-old trans man who does not intend to hide his identity under the pressure of society. This reality affects his whole family.

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

Wild HR

Vandy Beth Glenn

2019

USA / 10 mins
When Bethany, a transgender woman, and Jeannette, a cisgender coworker, take a trip to HR to update paperwork, they encounter Pete. Pete's not shy with his opinions, but appearances aren't always what he assumes.
Trailer… https://youtu.be/TBC1GpGPquc

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.

Wishes

Amy Jenkins

2019

USA / 5 mins
The secret yearnings of a child for an alternate identity are traced through a decade of birthday wishes filmed by their mother.

With a woman like you

Rakel Conk

2019

Peru / 11 mins
Juan es gay, pero prefiere mantener las apariencias. Un día no puede soportar tener que tomar una decisión importante sobre su relación con su actual pareja y cae en depresión. Nicol, su mejor amiga, tratará de animarlo y Juan tendrá que enfrentar sus propios sentimientos.

With Love

Logan Henderson

2019

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

Without a Scratch

Samantha Farinella

2019

USA
Without a Scratch is an experimental short documentary that takes the viewer on a journey of the queer filmmaker’s experience with a pituitary tumor, exploring the interconnectedness and complexity of healing, memory and love.
Trailer… https://vimeo.com/411266477

Without Say  

Neha Gautam

2019

United States, 6 min
When a young girl finds a note under her desk and develops a connection with someone at her school, she must make a choice between unspoken obligations or tenderness and love.

Women on the Threshold

Dan Steadman

2019

U.S. / 13 minutes
In this short inspired by an old episode of “Alfred Hitchcock Presents,” Faye, haunted by the death of her beloved Dolores, considers taking her own life when she suddenly encounters the Grim Reaper.
Watch… https://youtu.be/BtLagu6yMn0

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

Wrath

Gianna Gianna

2019

3 mins
Watch as Gianna Gianna brings monstrosity and vulnerability into collision.

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 afraid

Alberto Pérez

2019

Mexico / 4´
"You were afraid" is the story of discrimination and uncertainty of two women living with HIV who struggle to form an identity with dignity. 

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

Yunior

Francisco Cabrera-Feo

2019

7 mins
A deeply closeted teenage boy finds himself shaken when his older brother’s girlfriend shows up with an out and confident gay male friend.

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.