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Format: 12/13/2017

A Date for Mad Mary

The spirited and notorious Mary is released from prison after doing her time for violence and ends up heading straight into another fight - to find a date to take to her best friend's wedding. This light-hearted and funny film depicts the challenges of fitting in, friendship and love.

Darren Thornton

Ireland, 2016

82 min.

English without subtitles


#comingofage #comingout #friendship #lesbian

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A Fantastic Woman

Marina, a waitress who moonlights as a nightclub singer, has her life completely shaken after the death of her boyfriend. As a transwoman, she is immediately considered a suspect in his death and repeatedly comes up against authorities not willing to recognise who she is or understand how loving and special their relationship was. The boyfriend's children and wife, who he is still technically married to, go out of their way to make Marina feel unwelcome. Enduring harsh treatment from all sides Marina refuses to give up the fight to mourn her partner.

Sebastián Lelio

Chile/Germany/USA/Spain, 2017

104 min.

Spanish with Danish subtitles


#binary #cinematic #family #T

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A Womb of Their Own

In this documentary, we get to know a group of charismatic, funny and thoughtful masculine-of-centre-identifying people. We follow them as they navigate life in a society that equates pregnancy with being female and see how these six very different people share one wish: to give birth to a child and raise it. The film is a representation that is seldom seen and gives us hope that families can exist in ways other than the normative.

Cyn Lubow

USA, 2016

85 min.

English with English subtitles


#family #generational #nonbinary #noncisdirector #T

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After Louie

Sam (Alan Cumming: The Good Wife, X-Men, Spy Kids), is an artist based in New York and a survivor of the AIDS epidemic. His flat is covered with memorabilia of a former lover and his time as an activist in ACT-UP. He meets a young man at a bar, and a simple hook up evolves into a wider exchange of opinions and points of view. This is a beautiful, and at times funny, story of unresolved loss for those who lived through the 1980s and 1990s, but also the sharing of knowledge and experiences between generations.

Vincent Gagliostro

USA, 2017

100 min.

English without subtitles


#friendship #gay #generational #internalisedphobias #sexwork

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Bad Girl

17 years old Amy is given one last chance by her adoptive parents after getting in trouble again. They think a fresh start in a new place will do her good. Not long after moving into the new house, she runs away and meets the local girl Chloe, who takes Amy under her wing. The parents feel that Chloe is a step in the right direction, but as soon as Amy discovers Chloe’s secret, everything looks quite different.

Fin Edquist

Australia, 2016

90 min.

English without subtitles


#family #horror #lesbian #youth

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Being 17

Damien and Thomas are classmates but they are not good friends. In fact, they appear to be rivals constantly getting in each other’s way despite living far from each other. In a twist of events, they find themselves living under one roof where it’s harder to avoid each other. When they are not in school or helping their families, they use their time competing against each other. Slowly, the boys begin to see past their differences and begin to notice each other’s qualities.

André Téchiné

France, 2016

116 min.

French with English subtitles


#comingofage #friendship #gay #love #youth

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Blind Sex

Irritated by her family, Louisa seeks new adventures while on a trip to the French countryside. While lost in the woods, she stumbles onto a nudist camp where she meets Léa.

Sarah Santamaria-Mertens

Frankrig, 2016

30 min.

French with English subtitles


#friendship #generational #lesbian #love

Short film

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BobbyAnna

Street singer Bobby lives in a van, and her encounter with Anna is an exploration of connection, gender expression, and privilege.

Jackson Kroopf

USA, 2017

20 min.

English without subtitles


#classconflict #nonbinary #NSFW #queer

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Bold

As the fire can draw you close to its untamed flame, the characters in this short film program will allure you with their fiery spirits. These films portray the concept of being bold in different ways and show that attitude and being kick ass varies in expression. From entering a bar wearing a Wonder Woman costume and owning it to collectively creating resilience - this is bold.

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Call Me By Your Name

17-year-old Elio spends time in the hot-drenched summer in northern Italy in 1983 transcribing classical music, reading books and living in a world where time doesn't seem to exist. When Oliver, his father's new American assistant, comes to their villa to stay and work, Elio's attention changes rapidly and he finds himself drawn to the confident and charming Oliver, while also keeping a distant and cold attitude towards him. Elio and Oliver both spend the summer discovering things they didn't know about themselves.

Luca Guadagnino

USA, 2017

130 min.

English/Italian with English subtitles


#cinematic #comingofage #gay #love

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Cas + Sorry Guys

CAS Pepijn and Sjors’ steady, seven-year relationship is shaken up after they allow a young student named Cas to sleep on their couch until he finds a place of his own. Gradually, both men fall head over heels for Cas’ laconic charm, which forces them to reconsider their many long-term plans. Is Cas’ presence endangering their relationship or is he actually a blessing in disguise? Join us for a heartfelt and moving love drama with a light comic tone. SORRY GUYS German couple Robert and Louis have been dreaming about having a child for many years, before asking Louis’ sister Svenja to be the surrogate mother. The three meet at a lakeside on a warm summer night so Svenja can be inseminated. But Svenja decides to invite her new boyfriend Ulf, who is completely unaware of the situation. As the evening unfolds it becomes clear that everyone has their own hidden agenda. ‘Sorry guys’ is a beautiful film about love, family, and complicated relations.

Joris van den Berg & Stefan Aretz

The Netherlands/Germany, 2016

120 min.

Dutch and German with English subtitles


#bi #binary #family #gay

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Connections

Connections come in all forms, they can be negative or positive, deep or shallow. Regardless, the need for people to connect runs deep. In this short film program, you'll meet characters seeking to connect with family, friends, and even strangers. But you will also encounter individuals whose new associations conflict with their old ones and the dissonance this can create.

Lia Hietala / João Queiroga / Bobby Yan / Adel Clemente / Gabe Schimmel & Monica Petruzzelli

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#comingout #generational #love #senior

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Dispatches From Cleveland

Undeniably current, 'Dispatches from Cleveland' tells a chilling tale of police brutality and general disinterest in the continued killing of minorities. Being statistically the most distressed and segregated city in the States, the death of loved ones is everyday life for many in Cleveland. And although being at great risk, trans women of colour are more often invisible and ignored by both the media and the masses. Black trans lives matter.

Catherine Gund

USA, 2017

75 min.

English without subtitles


#classconflict #community #internalisedphobias #political #T

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Dream Boat

Every year the DREAM BOAT hosts a week-long cruise only for gay men. The days and nights onboard the ship, are filled with parties, freedom, and sex – but the men also share their doubts and dreams, and reflect on the political and familial restrictions they are faced with in their everyday life. The film follows five men from five different countries as they dive into the DREAM BOAT experience.

Tristan Ferland Milewski

Germany, 2017

90 min.

German/French/Arabic/English with English subtitles


#cinematic #community #gay #internalisedphobias

Documentary

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Encounters

This short film program invites you to observe encounters among gay men. Some are just beginning to discover their desires, some are well in the game and some are rather seeking compassion. The stories in this category are very different but they are united by the need for human contact. In the present society controlled by often anti-social social media, the personal connections are still vital.

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Endings

Sometimes an ending can make room for new beginnings. The films in this programme look back as well as forward, while taking us through the journey of life that offers both ups and downs.

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Ester Blenda

The Swedish journalist and writer Ester Blenda was in many ways a female pioneer in her field. She became known for her worldwide travels and reportages, but would always return home to the love of her life Carin. The documentary is an impressive visual journey through images, drawings and videos, that together illustrates the story of an unusual, adventurous and restless woman, who transcended social constructs and lived her life after her own convictions.

Anna Hylander

Sweden, 2016

89 min.

Swedish with English subtitles


#friendship #historical #lesbian #love #portrait

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Extra Terrestrials

Teresa is a successful astrophysicist. After seven years, she returns home to her family in Puerto Rico with some news: she’s getting married! But it’s not easy for her to tell her conservative family that her fiancé, Dani, is a woman. The situation intensifies when the family’s poultry farm is subjected to sabotage, and Dani becomes impatient and decides to travel to Puerto Rico. Her arrival sets off a chain reaction that unravels more than one secret and it takes an astronomical phenomenon to bring the family back together.

Carla Cavina

Puerto Rico/Venezuela, 2017

113 min.

Spanish with English subtitles


#comingout #family #lesbian #love

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Full

The joy of fat femme sex and identity is shared over a pomegranate before diving into fucking, fisting and orgasms.

AORTA films

USA, 2017

14 min.

English without subtitles


#cinematic #NSFW #political #queer #sexwork

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Headspace

As we follow a group of trans people through everyday experiences, their inner thoughts shed light on how complex navigating the world as a trans person can be.

Jake Graf

UK, 2017

4 min.

English with English subtitles


#classconflict #nonbinary #NSFW #queer

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Hold Me Like Before

Verónica is a transgender woman who works as a sex worker in a small neighbourhood in the Costa Rican capital, San José. She lives her life with dignity and faith, sharing her modest apartment with a friend. When a young boy, Tato, has an accident and breaks an ankle, she takes him in and her motherly feelings awaken. As the time goes by, Verónica realizes that by helping Tato, she is actually helping herself.

Jürgen Ureña

Costa Rica, 2016

63 min.

Spanish with English subtitles


#friendship #love #sexwork #T

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HOMØE - Looking for Shelter

Following the lives of LGBTQ refugees seeking asylum in Germany, this is an experience of the asylum procedure from the inside, focussing on the personal stories of those who come up against it. Among those stories, we have Javid from Azerbaijan, who starts a campaign for awareness of LGBTQ rights in refugee camps. We also meet Boris from Russia, who has moved into the first shelter for LGBTQ refugees escaping massive anti-gay propaganda and violence. Humanising, powerful, and important.

Bin Chen

Germany, 2016

56 min.

German/English/Arabic with English subtitles


#gay #internalisedphobias #political #T

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If You Dare Desire...

This is the story of Swapna and Shucheta, two young women from a small village in India who fell in love and took their own lives. Originating in the true story of their suicide in 2011, we see an alternative as we follow them on their journey away from home and into the unknown, keeping each other close and lying to protect themselves. This beautiful telling of their story captures the fiercly protective love they have for each other, and the obstacles they face in a culture that cannot see or accept them.

Debalina Majumder

India, 2017

52 min.

Bengali with English subtitles


#comingout #internalisedphobias #lesbian #portrait

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Jewel's Catch One

This inspiring and beautiful documentary centres around Jewel and her nightclub, The Catch. Jewel is black, a lesbian, and poor, and struggled for 42 years against the discrimination she faced on all fronts as she built up a club that became one of the original safe spaces for the black LGBTQ community. Providing community support through the AIDS crisis and changing the lives of those she met, Jewel engaged in incredible activism that helped break down racial, social, and cultural barriers.

C. Fitz

USA, 2016

90 min.

English without Danish subtitles

Documentary

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Marz

Rising rap star Chris Marz struggles with the toxic masculinity within hip hop culture, all the while falling for his best friend.

Bobby Yan

USA, 2016

12 min.

English with English subtitles


#comingout #generational #love #senior

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More Than T

Finding one’s path in life is infinitely complex, yet many trans people are externally defined solely by one small part of their journey. Through textured vignettes, collaborators Silas Howard (Transparent) and Jen Richards (Her Story) illuminate themes of family, resilience, self-determination, and finding your calling, through the perspective of trans people of colour. The subjects of this affirming and uplifting documentary collage embody the familiar themes of discovering and understanding not only oneself but also the full life that can be created out of a struggle for survival.

Silas Howard

USA, 2017

54 min.

English with English subtitles


#generational #nonbinary #portrait #T

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Movement

Whether it's dancing or seeking refuge, being in a state of movement requires an active choice. A choice to keep going, to change, to develop, to take on a new journey. This short film program depicts characters moving towards love, friendships, understanding, and a better life, shown through dance, political statements, and migration.

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Mr. Gay Syria

A documentary that follows two gay Syrian refugees and their story of trying to regain their lives. We meet Hussein and Mahmoud, both very different people yet they share the same dream: namely to participate in Mr. Gay World 2016. This dream brings them the chance to escape from a life in hiding and demonstrates that visibility is a requirement for fighting oppression.

Ayse Toprak

France/Germany/Turkey, 2017, 2017

85 min.

Arabic with English subtitles


#community #friendship #gay #political

Documentary

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My Body Is Political

‘My Body is Political’ is about the everyday life of four transgender people who live in poor neighbourhoods in São Paulo. The film follows them in their daily routines – cooking, working, partying and loving. The story unfolds through a combination of their intimate lives and broader social context, raising questions about the Brazilian transgender community and their political disputes.

Alice Riff

Brasilien, 2017

71 min.

Portuguese with English subtitles


#cinematic #political #queer #T

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My Gay Sister

Possibly the cutest little girl ever confides in her sister’s girlfriend about her most recent crush while on a road trip.

Lia Hietala

Sweden/Norway, 2017

15 min.

Swedish with English subtitles


#comingout #generational #love #senior

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My Name is Jacque

As a human rights activist and a militant for HIV-positive people, Jacqueline has achieved many milestones, including her role as a representative of the Brazilian government at the United Nations. Jacqueline is a trans woman that has touched many people in her life, disrupted the normative ideas of gender, and fought prejudice.

Angela Zoé

Brazil, 2016

72 min.

Portuguese with English subtitles


#community #family #political #portrait #T

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My Wonderful West Berlin

Berlin's vibrant and subversive subcultures, originally emerging from within the grey walls surrounding West Berlin, helped to shape the city we know today. The film uses archive footage to build a picture of how Berlin evolved over the decades, seen through the eyes of political activists, party-goers and club owners. Focussed around a group of gay men who watched the city change from a place where raids and arrests in bars were common to a dream destination and place of refuge for gays.

Jochen Hick

Germany, 2017

97 min.

German with English subtitles


#community #gay #historical #political

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Our Love Story

Yoon-ju is a graduate student of fine arts and is working on her graduation exhibition. One day, while searching for materials for her project, she runs into Ji-soo at a junk shop. What follows is a chaotic and intense love story between two people who just can't quite seem to figure out how to be together. Beautifully filmed in stunning colours, this is an emotional and visual treat that will take you back to the first time you fell in love.

Lee Hyun-ju

South Korea, 2016

99 min.

Korean with English subtitles


#cinematic #comingofage #lesbian #love

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Our Skin

En fortrolig telefonsamtale mellem to komplet fremmede med dybt forskellige baggrunde bliver smukt illustreret i en abstrakt billedverden.

João Queiroga

USA, 2016

16 min.

English without subtitles


#comingout #generational #love #senior

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Play The Devil

In the looming paradise of Trinidad and Tobago, an aspiring young photographer named Gregory meets the affluent and cultured James who immediately spots his potential. Tackling both an abusive father and insufficient funds, Gregory is easily lured in by James’s charm and affection. By lending him his camera, James assures the progression of their newfound friendship. But after a trip to the coast, what at first might seemed innocent evidently becomes inescapable.

Maria Govan

Trinidad & Tobago/The Bahamas/USA, 2016

89 min.

English without subtitles


#cinematic #comingofage #friendship #gay

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Princess Cyd

Cyd is visiting her aunt Miranda, an accomplished novelist, in Chicago for the summer where they quickly figure out they’re far apart in character and interests. Cyd is sporty and driven by her physical desires, whereas Miranda is fulfilled by the rich academic life she has built. While Cyd and Miranda gently challenge each other in the realms of sex and spirit, Cyd embarks on an adventure of her own with Katie. ‘Princess Cyd’ is a gentle summertime film that touches upon family relations and tragedy but keeps the focus on the smart, strong women at its core.

Stephen Cone

USA, 2017

96 min.

English without subtitles


#bi #binary #family #youth

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Queen of Hearts

'Cooperative AR/TV Trans' is a theater cooperative in Argentina composed of trans women and it was created with the sole purpose of getting trans women out of sex work. The documentary follows ten of its members, whose work has created a space that makes trans women and their experiences visible. At the same time, they are taking back the power by vindicating their gaze and sharing their experiences and realities. Queen of Hearts introduces ten fierce women that will stop at nothing to get everything out of life.

Guillermo Bergandi

Argentina, 2016

83 min.

Spanish with English subtitles


#community #friendship #sexwork #T

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RARA

Since their parents divorced, Sara and her little sister have been living with their mum and her new girlfriend. Their everyday lives are not much different than other families, however, through Sara’s eyes, we see the pressure the outside world puts on both mothers. This creates tension in the family, and the father gets concerned about his daughters’ well-being. Observing from the sidelines, he witnesses Sara’s frustrations and decides to challenge custody. ‘RARA’ is a touching family drama powered by empathetic acting that reflects complex family relationships and dynamics.

Pepa San Martín

Chile/Argentina, 2016

88 min.

Spanish with English subtitles


#family #generational #internalisedphobias #lesbian #youth

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Retake

A fit and wealthy middle-aged man Jonathan is at a first glance someone that should have no problem finding a date. Despite this, he hires a younger man to accompany him on a three-day road trip to the Grand Canyon and gets him to agree to role play. As the trip goes on, it appears that this is a second take of the same adventure in an attempt to recreate the trip Jonathan shared with his ex. But can the new memories replace the old ones and mend a broken heart? A picturesque journey that is a must see!

Nick Corporon

USA, 2016

98 min.

English without subtitles


#cinematic #gay #generational #love #sexwork

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Rift

I denne psykologiske thriller ringer Gunnars tidligere kæreste Einar en sen nat fra sine forældres afsidesliggende sommerhus og spørger Gunnar, om han nogensinde har følt, at der var andre tilstede. Gunnar rejser til Rökkur, hvor han oplever en række uforklarlige hændelser i det dystre islandske vinterlandskab. De to mænd står ansigt til ansigt med deres fortid, og Gunnar står tilbage, usikker på hvad der er virkelighed, og hvad der bare foregår i hans hoved. Smukt filmet og så uhyggelig at man får myrekryb, vil Rift få dig til at kigge en ekstra gang under sengen ved nattetide.

Erlingur Óttar Thoroddsen

Iceland, 2017

111 min.

Icelandic with English subtitles


#cinematic #friendship #gay #horror

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Seventeen

Seventeen-year old Paula lives in a small town with her sister and father. While dealing with a difficult family situation, she also has to navigate the emotionally turbulent high school life. She's attracted to the shy and beautiful Charlotte, meanwhile, Lilly, a fiery spirit, provokes and flirts with her. And then there’s Tim and Ronald, who both seem to have fallen for Paula. 'Seventeen' is a beautiful and sensitive story about the magical facets of teenage years, as well as the challenging transition to adulthood.

Monja Art

Østrig, 2017

104 min.

German with English subtitles


#bi #binary #cinematic #comingofage #comingout #youth

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SEX & The Silver Gays

‘SEX & The Silver Gays’ introduces the ‘New York Prime Timers’, the NYC Chapter of the American senior gay men’s organisation, a group that among their many activities actively engages in monthly sex parties. We are invited to their intimate gatherings, where they explicitly illustrate their carnal activities and explain to the viewer who they are, their shared histories, and what it means to share joyful consensual sexual celebrations. This documentary expands the popular image of gay sex, so you can look forward to getting older.

Charles Lum & Todd Verow

USA, 2016

70 min.

Q&A with the directors


#community #gay #generational #internalisedphobias #NSFW #senior

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Signature Move

Zaynab lives in Chicago with her mother, a widow who spends her time assessing if the men passing by are suitable for her daughter to marry, and watching TV soap operas. When Zaynab, a Pakistani Muslim, meets Alma, a Mexican woman who is confidently out to her family, their cultures threaten to clash. She is forced to look at her own closeted life and takes up Lucha-style wrestling as a coping strategy. This is a funny and heartwarming coming out story, with each character deserving a soap opera of their own.

Jennifer Reeder

USA, 2017

80 min.

English without subtitles


#comingout #family #generational #lesbian #love

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Small Talk

Director Huang Hui-chen lives with her lesbian mother, A-nu, but they share nothing but a roof. After having a daughter of her own, Huang starts to film her mother and explores a painful past and complicated relationship between the two, as well as uncovering who her A-nu is through the eyes of ex-girlfriends, friends, and relatives. Thoughtful and brave, this is a fascinating insight into how the people close to us are not necessarily the ones we know best.

Huang Hui-chen

Taiwan, 2016

88 min.

Min Nan with English subtitles


#family #generational #lesbian #love #portrait #senior

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Stumped

Will Lautzenheiser is a film maker and teacher at a university. On the second day of the new semester, he visits the doctor because of violent pains in his leg. It turns out that Will has a life-threatening infection and it becomes necessary to amputate both his arms and legs. Will’s determination to live and humour help him through the crisis. This documentary follows Will’s everyday life after the amputation: his life with his boyfriend, his standup performances and his fight to regain part of his old independence.

Robin Berghaus

USA, 2016

72 min.

English with English subtitles


#family #gay #love #portrait

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Tailor

Brazilian cartoonist animates his experience by starting a website that became an online platform for trans people to share their experiences.

Cali dos Anjos

Brasil, 2017

10 min.

Portuguese with English subtitles


#classconflict #nonbinary #NSFW #queer

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The Constitution

‘The Constitution’ explores a series of social and political issues that remain unresolved in the former Yugoslav territories by focusing on four people, whose only shared experience is that they live in the same building. They have very different backgrounds and takes on life, but the circumstances push them towards each other, forcing them to coexist – serving as the perfect metaphor for modern society. The film explores the complexities of the human condition by displaying that even the kindest people may end up harassing and oppressing others, instead of focusing on real threats.

Rajko Grlic

Croatia/Czech Republic/Macedonia/Slovenia, 2016, 2016

93 min.

Czech with English subtitles


#cinematic #classconflict #friendship #gay #internalisedphobias #political

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The Death and Life of Marsha P. Johnson

A journey back to the beginning of the gay rights movement, the first riot which was led by trans women of colour. Marsha P. Johnson was at the forefront of the movement, hailed as the 'mayor and saint of Christopher Street', and an activist up until her death in 1992. Convinced it was not suicide as initially ruled, the fight for justice has continued. With the case files opened, this is the investigation that was never done, and Marsha is remembered with video and interviews of those who loved her deeply.

David France

USA, 2017

105 min.

English without subtitles


#friendship #historical #political #sexwork #T

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The Hannas

Hans and Anna have been a couple for almost half their lives, and to their friends, they are simply known as 'The Hannas'. Their somewhat monotonous relationship is though challenged upon meeting sisters Nicola and Kim, who make them explore new sides of themselves. This develops into a sensual, funny and touching story of unexpected love, that forces everyone to be brutally honest about their dreams and needs in life.

Julia C. Kaiser

Germany, 2016

102 min.

German with English subtitles


#bi #binary #love #NSFW

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The Nest

After running away from the army, Bruno travels to the city where his long lost brother was last seen. The brother is not there, but Bruno meets his brother’s friends, learns about his life, and even experiences the same things his lost brother did. Away from home, Bruno finds a new family and discovers a space where he is free to be himself and explore his sexuality. A wonderful portrayal of how it is to be young and queer and having to deal with homophobia when you just want to dance.

Filipe Matzembacher & Marcio Reolon

Brazil, 2016

100 min.

Portuguese with English subtitles


#family #friendship #gay #love #nonbinary #queer

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The Untamed

In a remote cabin in Mexico, an otherworldly creature invokes the primal urges of humankind. As the fate of four unravels and dissipates, husband, wife, brother and stranger, all play their part in this tale of desire. Whether stuck in a loveless marriage or undoubtedly still in the closet, the creature does not discriminate nor does it care as long as you pay it a visit. But tread with caution, the alluring power of pleasure can be deceiving.

Amat Escalante

Mexico/Denmark/France, 2016

100 min.

Spanish with English subtitles


#gay #horror #internalisedphobias #queer

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This Is How We Do It

We celebrate the lust and playfulness in our society by giving you a glimpse into how some of us do it. In this selection of short films, we invite you into a sex-positive, creative and exciting world that uses orgasms, pomegranates and strap-ons to spread the message. We could not have done this without Berlin Porn Film Festival.

English without subtitles


#cinematic #NSFW #political #sex

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Those Who Make Revolution Halfway Only Dig Their Own Graves

As the 2012 'Maple Spring' student protest movement in Quebec slowly ebbs away, four young people still find themselves willing to make a difference and make a revolution. They are frustrated with society and build up their own reality where the four of them need to coexist and together they use their anger to form their political expression. In the course of a path formed by ideals and doubt, we witness their radicalism as it increasingly turns inwards and questioning how you make revolution the best way.

Mathieu Denis & Simon Lavoie

Canada, 2016

183 min.

French with English subtitles


#community #political #queer #sexwork

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Torrey Pines

‘Torrey Pines’ is a story about a dysfunctional family, mental health and gender. It is told by the musician and director, Clyde Petersen, in a beautiful and challenging stop-motion animated film. Through a self-biographical angle, Clyde’s life unfolds before your eyes in a queer punk coming-of-age film, which takes place in the southern California in the early 1990s. Follow Clyde and his family on a journey that will change their relationship forever.

Clyde Petersen

USA, 2016

60 min.

No dialogue


#family #noncisdirector #queer #T #youth

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TransParent

After ten years abroad, a sudden death in the family compels a trans woman to return home and see her son for the first time as herself.

Adel Clemente

Philippines, 2016

10 min

Tagalog with English subtitles


#comingout #generational #love #senior

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Two Soft Things, Two Hard Things

A fascinating journey through gender and sexuality in the Canadian Inuit community. This film portrays the consequences of the region’s colonial past for the LGBTQ people of today. With high respect for the natives’ own history, we meet the organisers of the first Pride, the creator of the first film about homosexuality, the Inuit living in exile, and a politician who enforced protection of human rights for LGBTQ persons. An educational documentary that is both emotional and beautifully filmed.

Mark Kenneth Woods & Michael Yerxa

Canada, 2016

71 min.

English/Inuktitut with English subtitles


#colonialism #comingout #community #historical #LGBTQ

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VISIBLE: The LGBTQ Caribbean Diaspora

‘VISIBLE: The LGBTQ Caribbean Diaspora’ takes a closer look at some of the narratives that are constructed around LGBTQ people in the Caribbean. The documentary enables 40 Caribbeans to tell their powerful stories of how they perceive their own sexuality and gender. It touches on the conditions that may challenge the visibility of LGBTQ people while illustrating how different identities, such as being racialised, a sexual/gender minority, religious, and Caribbean, are intertwined, as well as the highly diverse impact it has had on the lives of the people featured.

Max-Arthur Mantle

USA/Canada, 2017

121 min.

English without subtitles


#colonialism #internalisedphobias #LGBTQ #political

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Woman On Fire

‘Woman on Fire’ is an inspiring documentary about the first openly transgender firefighter in the city of New York. Brooke Guinan tells a story of courage about being one’s true self while facing the legacy of a family of firefighters. Being a woman in a traditionally macho profession does not come without its challenges.

Julie Sokolow

USA, 2016

85 min.

English without subtitles


#bi #family #internalisedphobias #portrait #T

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You Deserve Everything

In Goran Stolevski's award-winning short a doctor's tentative romance with the hospital's Arabic interpreter is evolving into something deeper. But everything is not as it seems.

Goran Stolevski

Australia, 2016

19 min.

English without subtitles


#comingofage #family #gay #love

Short film

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