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US LGBTQ Film Festivals

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International Directory of Lesbian & Gay Film and Video Festivals

Seasons of Pride is pleased to offer this LGBT Film Festival directory as a resource to help make connections between audiences, film/video makers, and festival programmers.

 LGBT Film Festival Calendar

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California

  • Cinema Diverse! Palm springs LGBTQ Film Festival – dedicated to presenting the best in LGBT Cinema.
  • Frameline San Francisco International Lesbian & Gay Film Festival – Founded in 1977, the San Francisco International LGBTQ Film Festival is the longest-running, largest and most widely recognized LGBTQ film exhibition event in the world. As a community event with an annual attendance of 63,000, the Festival is the most prominent and well-attended LGBTQ arts program in the Bay Area. Frameline also presents year-round exhibitions, including Frameline Encore, a free film series highlighting diverse, socially relevant works. Year-round programs also include members-only sneak previews and special events, as well as special screenings and events featuring directors, actors and other queer media icons.
  • Fresno Reel Pride: An Annual Gay and Lesbian Film Festival – Every year, it is our goal to bring a wide array of LGBTQ cinema and entertainment home to the Central Valley.
  • OUTFEST: Los Angeles Gay and Lesbian Film Festival – Founded by UCLA students in 1982, Outfest is the leading organization that promotes LGBT equality by creating, sharing and protecting LGBT stories on the screen. Outfest builds community by connecting diverse populations to discover, discuss and celebrate stories of LGBT lives. Over the past three decades, Outfest has showcased thousands of films from around the world, educated and mentored hundreds of emerging filmmakers and protected more than 20,000 LGBT films and videos.
  • OUTrageous:The Santa Barbara Lesbian & Gay Film Festival – OUTrageous provides a diverse selection of films that entertain, challenge, and educate the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgendered communities. OUTrageous also provides filmmakers with opportunities to screen their work that might not otherwise be seen locally.
  • SF Transgender Film Festival – The San Francisco Transgender Film Festival was founded in 1997 as North America’s first transgender film festival. We exhibit groundbreaking, provocative, outrageous, courageous, moving and innovative works that show the complexity of lives lived on the transgender spectrum.

 

 

Florida — Miami Annual Gay and Lesbian Film Festival

1521 Alton Road #147, Miami Beach, FL 33139 USA

305-534-9924/fax: 305-535-2377

Carol Coombes, Program Director

festprogram@the-beach.net, ccoombes@miamigaylesbianfilm.com

http://www.mglff.com

Florida — Tampa International Gay and Lesbian Film Festival

P.O. Box 18445, Tampa, FL 33679-8445 USA

813.879.4220/ Fax: 813-870-1499

Keven Renken, Programming Director

keven@tiglff.com

http://www.tiglff.com

France — Paris Gay and Lesbian Film Festival/Forum des images Paris

FFGLP/ Festival, 8 rue du Repos 75020 Paris FRANCE

Tel/fax: + 33 1 43 56 53 66

Florence Fradelizi, David Dibilio

info@ffglp.net

http://www.ffglp.net

France — VUES D’EN FACE Festival International du Film Gay et Lesbian de Grenoble

Festival International du Film, Gay et Lesbien de Grenoble, 8, rue Sergent Bobillot, BP 408, 38015 GRENOBLE CEDEX 1 FRANCE

+33 (0)4 76 17 00 21

Stephane Moulin, Festival Director

festivalfilmgrenoble@fr.st

http://www.vuesdenface.com

Georgia — Atlanta Gay and Lesbian Film Festival — Out on Film

75 Bennett St., NW Suite N-1, Atlanta, GA 30309 USA

404-352-4225/Fax: 404-352-0173

Paul Marchant – Festival Director

imageinfo@imagefv.org

http://www.outonfilm.com/

Germany — Verzaubert: International Queer Film Festival in Munich, Berlin, Frankfurt and Cologne

Rudi Furstberger, Rosebud Entertainment, Verzaubert Film Festival, Fregestr. 36, 12161 Berlin GERMANY

49 30 861 4532/Fax: 49 30 861 4539

Rudi Furstberger, Director of Programming

rf@rosebud-entertainment.de, sm@rosebud-entertainment.de

http://www.verzaubertfilmfest.com

Germany — Berlin Lesbian Film Festival

Lesben Film Festival Berlin, Koburger Strasse 14, 10825 Berlin GERMANY

++49-30-787 181 08/ Fax: ++49-30-787 181 06

Mara Boguslawski, Director

filmfestivalberlin@hotmail.com

http://www.lesbenfilmfestival.de/

Germany — FEMINALE International Women’s Bi Annual Film Festival in Cologne

Feminale e.V., Maybachstr. 111, D-50670 Cologne GERMANY

+49 0221 130 02 25/fax: +49 0221 130 02 81

Carla Despineux, Programmer

info@feminale.de

http://www.feminale.de

Germany — Hamburg Lesbian and Gay Film Festival/Lesbisch-Schwule Filmtage Hamburg

Querbild e.V. Schanzenstr. 45 D – 20357 Hamburg Germany

49 (0)40- 3 48 06 70/Fax: 49 (0)40 34 05 22

Joachim Post, Gesine Claus

mail@lsf-hamburg.de

http://www.LSF-hamburg.de

Germany — Queer Film Festival Bremen

queerfilm gruppe c/o Kino 46, Waller Heerstrabe 46, 28217 Bremen GERMANY

+49 421 38767 31/Fax: +49 421 38767 34

Olaf Heudecker

ichauch@queerfilm.de, kontakt@queerfilm.de

http://www.queerfilm.de

Germany — Rollen Wechsel in Oldenburg

Rollen Wechsel, c/o Na Und e.V., Ziegelhofstr. 83, D-26121 Oldenburg GERMANY

+49 441 7775923/fax: +49 441 76478

Chris Reiffert

rw @ rollenwechsel.net

http://www.rollenwechsel.net

Germany — TEDDY AWARD at the International Film Festival in Berlin

For PANORAMA OFFICE: Internationale Filmfestspiele Berlin, Potsdamer Str. 2, 10785 Berlin, Germany;

For TEDDY OFFICE: TEDDY Foundation/Forderverein TEDDY e.V., Klaus Mabel Aschenneller, Katzlerstrasse 3, 10829 Berlin, Germany

PANORAMA OFFICE: 49 30 259 20 400;

TEDDY OFFICE: 49 30 215 74 30/Fax: 49 30 217 26 92/Mobile: 49 172 396 06 22

Manuela Kay, Coord/TEDDY Jury (manuela@siegessaeule); Wieland Speck & Margaret von Schiller, Dir/Co-Dir. Panorama (panorama@berlinale.de); Christian Peters, Head/ TEDDY Fnd. (c.peters@teddyaward.org); ATTEND as ORGANIZER/PROGRAMMER Contact: Manuela Kay

teddy@teddyaward.org

http://www.teddyaward.org

Germany — lesbisch-schwule Filmtage Karlsruhe

c/o Kinemathek Karlsruhe e.V. Adlerstr. 28,D – 76133 Karlsruhe, GERMANY

0721 937 4714/Fax: 0721 937 4715

Thomas Weimer

http://www.filmtage-karlsruhe.de

Hawaii — Honolulu “RAINBOW” Gay and Lesbian Film Festival

1877 Kalakaua Ave., Honolulu, HI 96815 USA

808-941-0424 ext. 18/fax: 808-943-1724

Jon Bryant, Executive Director; Connie M. Florez, Director of Programming

info@hglcf.org

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Hong Kong — Hong Kong Gay and Lesbian Film Festival

Hong Kong Lesbian and Gay Film Festival Society 14th floor, 10 Knutsford Terrace Tsimshatsui, Kowloon, Hong Kong

852 2582 0200/fax: +852 2311 8023

Denise Tang, Karl Uhrich

festival@hklgff.com

http://www.hklgff.com

Hungary — Annual Gay and Lesbian Film Festival in Budapest

5 Bezeredi street, Budapest, Hungary 1087

Phone: 36 1 323 1125 Fax: 36 1 333 25 85

Istvan Ferenczi, Festival Coordinator

info@szivarvany-misszio.hu

http://www.gaypride.hu/

Illinois — Chicago Annual Underground Film Festival

Entry Coordinator, Chicago Underground Film Festival, 3109 North Western Ave., Chicago, IL 60618 USA

773-327-3456/Fax: 773-327-3464

Bryan Wendorf

info@cuff.org

http://www.cuff.org

Illinois — School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Queer Film and Video Festival

312-443-3703

Kit Hung, Director of Programming

whung@artic.edu

http://www.artic.edu/webspaces/lgbtsu/

India — Bombay Sexual and Gender Minority Film & Video Festival

Humjinsi, C/O India Centre for Human Rights and Law, CVOD Jain High School, 4th Floor, 84 Samuel Street (Hazrat Abbas St.) Dongri, Bombay-9 INDIA

+91-22-2371 6690/ Fax: +91-22-2379 1099

Tejal Shah

festival_humjinsi@yahoo.co.in

Indiana – PRIDE: In Several Short Cinematic Acts

Sara Beanblossom, Co-Director

sjbeanbl@indiana.edu

http://www.iub.edu/~pride/

IndyOutties, Kansas City’s Friendly Film Festival

Kansas City, MO

Lisa Marie Evans, Festival Director

lisa@indyoutties.com

http://www.indyoutties.com

Ireland — Dublin Lesbian and Gay Film Festival

DLGFF, c/o Nexus, Fumbally Court, Fumbally Lane, Dublin 8, Ireland

+353 1 4158414/Fax: +353 1 4730597

Brian Sheehan, Director. Deborah Ballard and Paul Connell, Programmers.

dlgff@ireland.com

http://www.gcn.ie/dlgff

Ireland — Murphy’s Cork Film Festival — Lesbian & Gay Section

10 Washington Street, Cork IRELAND

+353 21 427 1711/fax: +353 21 427 5945

Sue Wainwright, Jim Lowther

ciff@indigo.ie

http://www.corkfilmfest.org/

Israel — Jerusalem Gay & Lesbian Film Festival

Jerusalem Cinematheque, Wolfson Garden, Hebron Road, Jerusalem, ISRAEL

972 2 67 24 131

Gali Gold, Vivian Ostrovsky

Italy – Gender Bender in Bologna

c/o Il cassero, via Don Minzoni 18, 40121 Bologna – Italy

Daniele Del Pozzo: Art Director

pel2645@iperbole.bologna.it

Italy — Annual Turin International Gay and Lesbian Film Festival

TGLFF, Piazza San Carlo 161, 10123, Torino ITALY

0039 011 534888/ Fax: 0039 011 535796

Cosimo Santoro, Director of Programming

info@tglff.com

http://www.tglff.com

Italy — Milano Festival Internazionale di Cinema Gaylesbico

Programming Committee – Attn. G. Marzi c/o MBE 209, VIA DEL TORCHIO 12 – 20123 Milano ITALY

39 023 319 118/fax: 39 0272 002 942

Giampaolo Marzi, Claudia Mauti: Festival Programmers

marzig@energy.it, claudiamauti@tim.it

http://www.cinemagaylesbico.com

Japan –Tokyo International Lesbian & Gay Film and Video Festival

Programming Committee, TLGFF, #601, 5-24-16 Nakano, Nakano-ku Tokyo 164-0001 Japan

+81-3-5380-5760/ Fax: +81-3-5380-5767

Miyazaki Hideki, Director; Yukashi Oki, Head Programmer

lgff@tokyo.office.ne.jp

http://www.tokyo-lgff.org/e

Louisiana — Reel Identities: The New Orleans Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Film Festival

Le Chat Noir, 715 St. Charles, New Orleans

504-945-1103

Vincent Macaluso

vincent@reelidentities.org

http://www.reelidentities.org

Massachusetts — Boston Gay/Lesbian and Trangender Film Festival

Boston Museum of Fine Arts, 465 Huntington Ave., Boston, MA 02115-5523, USA

617-369-3305/fax: 617-437-0293

Bo Smith

bsmith@mfa.org

http://www.mfa.org

Massachusetts — Provincetown International Film Festival

Filmmakers/Distributors send inquiries to: 170 Commercial Street Suite 161, Provincetown, MA 02657/ Corporate Sponsors: 265 Riverside Drive suite 10G, New York, NY 10025

General Information: 508-487-FILM/ Corporate Sponsors: 212-662-6804

PJ Layng, Executive Director; Gabrielle Hanna, Director, Sponsor Development

http://www.ptownfilmfest.org

Michigan — The Annual Kalamazoo Coming Out Proud Film Festival

Coming Out Proud Film Festival, The Resource Center, 629 Pioneer St., Kalamazoo, MI 49009

269-349-4234/Fax: 269-349-7490

Sharon Roepke or Bev Edwards

kglrcnews@aol.com

http://www.millerauditorium.com

Minnesota — Flaming Film Festival in Minneapolis

c/o Intermedia Arts, 28822 Lyndale Avenue S Minneapolis, MN 55408

612.871.4444/Fax: 612.871.6927

Lisa Gasner, Director; Allison Herrerra, Programmer

Lganser@hotmail.com, sjaps@yahoo.com

http://www.intermediaarts.org

Missouri — Kansas City Gay & Lesbian Film Festival

4330 Holly, Kansas City, Missouri 64111 USA

Festival Office: (816) 960-4636

Jamie Rich, Managing Director

info@kcgayfilmfest.org

http://www.kcgayfilmfest.org

Nederlands — Nederlands Transgender Filmfestival (NTGF)

c/o T-Image Foundation, P.O. Box 15650, 1001 ND, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

31 20 636 3727/ Fax: 31 20 636 3730

Kam Wai Kui, Festival Director

ntgf@cs.com

http://www.transgenderfilmfestival.com

New York – Lesbian Film Festival

http://www.gaycenter.org/events/LFF2004

New York — Annual Hamptons International Film Festival

HIFF, 59 Franklin St. Suite 208, New York, NY 10013

212.431.6292/ Fax: 212.431.5440

Note: HIFF is a queer-forward festival.

programming@hamptonsfilmfest.org

http://www.hamptonsfilmfest.org

New York — Annual Long Island Gay and Lesbian Film Festival

P.O. Box 1477, Melville, NY 11747

516-694-2407/fax: 631-547-6651

Stephen J. Flynn, Festival Director; Peter Daly, Programmer; Julia Maresca, Programmer

sflynn@liglff.org, THORmastr@aol.com

http://www.liglff.org

New York — Coney Island Short Film Festival

Rob Leddy, indiefilmpage.com, Bowling Green Station, PO Box 228, New York, NY 10274-0228

212-696-6689/Fax: NA

Rob Leddy, Festival Director (NOTE: Fest accepts LGBT submissions)

http://www.indiefilmpage.com/coneyfest.html

New York — Fire Island Film Video Festival

P.O. Box 1477, Melville, NY 11747

516-694-2407/fax: 631-547-6651

Stephen J. Flynn, Festival Director; Peter Daly, Programmer; Julia Maresca, Programmer;

sflynn@liglff.org, THORmastr@aol.com

New York — MIX: The New York Lesbian and Gay Experimental Film and Video Festival

29 John Street, PMB #132, New York, NY 10038-4005 USA

212-571-4242

Kara Williamson, Lawrence Shea, Stephen Winters: Directors

info@mixnyc.org

http://www.mixnyc.org

New York — New Fest New York Lesbian & Gay Film Festival

The New Festival, Inc., ATTN: Submissions, 139 Fulton St, Ste Ph-3, New York, NY 10038 USA

212.571.2170/ Fax: 212.571.2179

Basil Tsiokos, Director

info@newfestival.org

http://www.newfestival.org

New York — Rochester Lesbian & Gay Film & Video Festival/ImageOut

Image Out, 274 N. Goodman Street, Rochester, NY 14607 USA

585-271-2640/fax: 585-271-3798

October 7-16, 2005

Michael Gamilla, Co-Chair: Programming

imageout@rochester.rr.com, michaelgamilla@yahoo.com

http://www.imageout.org

New Zealand — New Zealand Out Takes Lesbian and Gay Film Festival

Reel Queer Inc., P.O. Box 27 070, Wellington, NEW ZEALAND

644.972.6775/fax: 644.801.9906

2005 Dates: Auckland: May 26 – Jun 6, Wellington: 2 – 12 Jun, Dunedin: 17 -19 Jun, Christchurch: 8 – 12 Jun

Simon Fulton, Festival Programmer

simon@outtakes.org.nz

http://www.outtakes.org.nz

New Zealand — Triangle Television LGB International Film & Video Festival in Auckland

P.O. Box 78-034, Grey Lynn, Auckland NEW ZEALAND

+64 9 376 5030

Hans Versluys, Director of Programming

hans@tritv.co.nz, jb@tritv.com

http://www.tritv.co.nz/gay.htm

North Carolina — Center for Gay & Lesbian Film Series

The Lesbian & Gay Community Center, PO Box 33535, Charlotte, NC 28233 USA

704-333-0144/Fax: 704-714-2114

Dan Kirsch, Executive Director

communitycenter@gaycharlotte.com

http://www.gaycharlotte.com

North Carolina — North Carolina Annual Gay and Lesbian Film Festival

Carolina Theatre of Durham, Inc., 309 W. Morgan Street, Durham, NC 27701 USA

919-560-3040 ext. 232/fax: 919-560-3065

Jim Carl, Director of Programming NOTE: Attendance is 10,000 and growing! AWARDS are given in FOUR AREAS: Best Docmentary, Best Feature, Best Women’s Short and Best Men’s Short. DOWNLOAD the Submission Form at the website listed below.

jim@carolinatheatre.org

http://www.carolinatheatre.org/ncglff

Norway — Skeive filmer Oslo Gay and Lesbian Film Festival

Box 6838 St. Olavs Plass. N-0130 Oslo NORWAY

+47 98 28 00 66/Fax: +47 22 17 29 13

Tron Hirsti, Festival Leader

http://www.skeivefilmer.no

Ohio — Columbus International Film & Video Festival, AKA “The Chris Awards”

The Columbus International Film & Video Festival, 5701 N. High St., Suite 204, Worthington, Ohio 43085

614-841-1666/Fax: Same

Judy Chalker , Executive Director

http://www.chrisawards.org

Ohio — Out in Akron Queer Shorts Film Festival

P.O. Box 22254; Akron, Ohio 44303

330-253-2220

Sandy Bowers, Program Coordinator

sandra.bowers@earthlink.net

http://www.akronpridecenter.org

Oregon — Annual University of Oregon Queer Film Festival

UO Queer Film Festival & Queer Film Symposium, EMU, 1228 University of Oregon, Eugene, OR 97403-1228

541-346-0007/Fax: 541-346-4400

Douglas Hopper, Festival Coordinator

qff@darkwing.uoregon.edu

http://darkwing.uoregon.edu/~qff/

Oregon — SENSORY PERCEPTIONS

Portland Lesbian Gay Bi Trans Film Festival

Sensory Perceptions, Programming Director,

818 SW 3rd., #1224, Portland, OR 97204 USA

503-345-9393 ext. 2/fax: 503-345-9393

John Campos, Executive Director

john@sensoryperceptions.org

http://www.sensoryperceptions.org

Pennsylvania — Pittsburgh International Lesbian and Gay Film Festival

PILGFF #400, 322 MALL BOULEVARD, MONROEVILLE, PA 15146-2229

412-232-3277

Laura Annibalini, Programming Director

pilgff@aol.com

http://www.pilgff.org

Pennsylvania — Annual Central Pennsylvania Gay and Lesbian Film Festival

Gay and Lesbian Switchboard of Harrisburg, Inc., 1300A North Third St, Harrisburg, PA 17102

717.234.0328

Charlie Smith, President

info@Askglsh.org

http://www.Askglsh.org

Pennsylvania — ONE IN TEN FILM AND VIDEO FESTIVAL

One In Ten c/o Trevor Brown,

152 Davey Lab, Box 196, University Park, PA 16802

Trevor Brown, Festival Committee Chairman

OneInTenFilmFest@yahoo.com

http://www.clubs.psu.edu/up/psupride/oneinten/

Pennsylvania — Philadelphia International Gay and Lesbian Film Festival

234 Market Street, Fifth Floor, Philadelphia, PA 19106 USA

215-733-0608/fax: 215-733-0637

Ray Murray, Executive Director; Thom Cardwell, Managing Director

rmurray@tlavideo.com, tcardwell@tlavideo.com

http://www.phillyfests.com

Portugal — Lisbon Gay and Lesbian Film Festival

Beco Dos Contrabandistas, No 29 – 2o Direito 1350-083 Lisboa PORTUGAL

00 351 21 395 54 47 Phone/Fax

Celso Junior

lisboa.filmfest@netcabo.pt

http://www.lisbonfilmfest.org

Rhode Island — Providence Rhode Island Gay and Lesbian Film Festival

P.O. Box 162, Newport, RI 02840 USA

401-861-4445 / 401-847-7590 fax, attn. RIIFF

George T. Marshall, Executive Director

info@film-festival.org, flicksart@aol.com, gaylezfest@film-festival.org

http://www.film-festival.org/index07A.htm

Slovenia – Ljubljana Gay and Lesbian Film Festival

Metelkova 6, SI-1000 Ljubljana, Slovenia

386 1 430 35 30/fax: 386 1 232 91 85

siqrd@mail.ljudmila.org

http://www.ljudmila.org/siqrd/fglf/

South Africa — Out in Africa Gay and Lesbian Film Festival

PO Box 15707, Vlaeberg 8018, Cape Town, South Africa

Tel & Fax: +27 21 422 2486

Sharon Jackson FESTIVAL LOCATIONS: Johannesburg, Cape Town & Durban

sharon@oia.co.za

http://www.oia.co.za

Spain — LESGAICINEMAD: The Madrid Gay and Lesbian Film Festival

Fundacion Triangulo, LESGAICINEMAD, Calle Eloy Gonzalo 25. 1º, 28010 – Madrid SPAIN

+ 34 91 593 05 40/ Fax: Same

Gerardo Jose Perez Melia, Festival Director

lesgaicinemad@ono.com

http://www.lesgaicinemad.com

Spain — Barcelona International Gay and Lesbian Film Exhibition

Carrer Verdaguer i Callis, 10. 08003 Barcelona, SPAIN

+34 (93) 319 55 50/fax: +34 (93) 310 30 35

Jaume Gil, Executive Director & Programmer

http://www.cinemalambda.com

Spain — Barcelona International Lesbian and Gay Film Festival

BIGLFF, Col.legi de Directors de Cinema de Catalunya, Pg. de Colom # 6, 08002 Barcelona SPAIN

+34 (93) 441 88 08/fax: +34 932 681 932

Xavier-Daniel, Festival Director

FICGLB@terra.es

http://www.gaybarcelona.net/ficglb

Spain — HEATGAY International Gay Erotic Film Festival of Barcelona

Travessera de Gracia, 96, 40 1A – 08006 Barcelona SPAIN

+34 932 38 68 68 / Fax +34 932 38 68 68

info@heatgay.com

http://www.heatgay.com

Spain — International Erotic Film Festival of Barcelona

Travessera de Gracia, 96, 40 1A – 08006 Barcelona SPAIN

+34 932 38 68 68 / Fax +34 932 38 68 68

http://www.ficeb.com

Sweden — KOMBAT Stockholm Queer & Feminist Film Festival

The KOMBAT Festival, Att: Neant-Falk, Dahl, Kugelberg, Bergsunds Strand 31, 117 38 Stockholm SWEDEN

phone/fax: +46-8-720 23 03

Cecilia Neant-Falk & Joakim Rinda: Festival Directors; Ulrika Dahl & Jorun Kugelberg: Film Coordinators

kombat@chello.se

Switzerland — PINK APPLE Annual Swiss Gay and Lesbian Film Festival – Schwullesbisches Filmfestival in Zurich and Frauenfeld

Pink Apple, Box 729, CH-8501 Frauenfeld SWITZERLAND

fax: 41-52-7204633

Doris Senn, Thomas Muller

info@pinkapple.ch

http://www.pinkapple.ch

Switzerland — Queersicht Gay and Lesbian Film Festival Bern

Postfach 367, Postfach 367, CH-3000 Bern 11 SWITZERLAND

41 31 311 41 48/fax same

Presidents: Maddalena Tognola and Sam Linder

queersicht@bluewin.ch

http://www.queersicht.ch

Switzerland — Zurich Gay and Lesbian Film Festival

c/o Kino Xenix, Kanzleistrasse 56, Postfach 664, CH-8026 Zurich

41 1 241 00 58/fax: 41 1 242 18 49

Beat Kaslin

Texas — Austin Gay & Lesbian International Film Festival

1216 East 51st Street, Austin, TX 78723 USA

512-302-9889/ fax: 512-302-1088

Scott Dinger, Artistic Director

film@agliff.org

http://www.agliff.org

Texas — 7th Annual Houston Gay and Lesbian Film Festival

HGLFF, 803 Hawthorne, Houston, TX 77006

(713) 569-4924/fax: (713) 225-2205

Margaret Zigman, Executive Committee President; D.L. Murphy, Festival Administrator

hglff@cs.com

http://www.hglff.org

Texas — OUT TAKES Dallas – The Annual Lesbian and Gay Film Festival

3818 Cedar Springs Rd., #101-405, Dallas, TX 75219 USA

214-676-7751/fax: 214-520-0227

Glen Carlson & Allison Graham, Film Review Coordinators

films@outtakesdallas.org

http://www.outtakesdallas.org

Texas — OUTer Gay and Lesbian Sci Fi / Fantasy Film Festival

OUTer Film Festival, 2300 Village Way Dr., Austin, TX 78745

512.656.2677

November 4, 2004

Tim Caswell, Director

outerfilmfest@hotmail.com

Texas — Q Cinema: Fort Worth’s Gay & Lesbian International Film Festival

215 W. Eighth Ave., Fort Worth, Texas 76102 USA

817-462-3368/fax: 817-390-7691 attn. Todd Camp

Shawn Moore; Todd Camp, Artistic Director

http://www.qcinema.org

Thailand — Bangkok Pride Gay and Lesbian International Film and Video Festival 2545

44 Moo 10 Bang Na-Trat KM 4.5, Bang Na district, Bangkok 10260 Thailand

Tel 66-2-325-5555, 66-2-317-0420 and 66-2-316-5900 ; Fax 66-2-317-2071

Michael Shaowanasai, Festival Director

Washington — Annual Olympia Film Festival

416 Washington Street SE, #208, Olympia WA 98501

360-754-6670/Fax: 360-943-9100

ofs@olywa.net

http://www.olyfilm.org/

Washington — Spokane Annual GLBT Film Festival

Spokane Film Festival, P.O. Box 2931, Spokane, WA 99220-2931 USA

509-216-0366

Barb Lee

spokanefilmfest@hotmail.com

http://www.spokanefilmfest.org

Washington, DC — Reel Affirmations: International Gay & Lesbian Film Festival

c/o One In Ten, P.O. Box 73587, Washington, DC 20056 USA

202-986-1119/fax: 202-939-0981

Sarah Kellogg – Festival Director; Joe Bilancio – Program Director; Carlos Arias – Executive Director/Sponsorships

info@reelaffirmations.org, vbjoey@aol.com, dtorok@erols.com

http://www.reelaffirmations.org

Wisconsin — Milwaukee Lesbian and Gay Film and Video Festival

Film Department / University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Mitchell Hall B69, 3203 N. Downer Ave, Milwaukee, WI 53211

(414) 229 4758

Carl Bogner, Director

crlelbog@uwm.edu

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California

  • Cinema Diverse! Palm springs LGBTQ Film Festival – dedicated to presenting the best in LGBT Cinema.
  • Frameline San Francisco International Lesbian & Gay Film Festival – Founded in 1977, the San Francisco International LGBTQ Film Festival is the longest-running, largest and most widely recognized LGBTQ film exhibition event in the world. As a community event with an annual attendance of 63,000, the Festival is the most prominent and well-attended LGBTQ arts program in the Bay Area. Frameline also presents year-round exhibitions, including Frameline Encore, a free film series highlighting diverse, socially relevant works. Year-round programs also include members-only sneak previews and special events, as well as special screenings and events featuring directors, actors and other queer media icons.
  • Fresno Reel Pride: An Annual Gay and Lesbian Film Festival – Every year, it is our goal to bring a wide array of LGBTQ cinema and entertainment home to the Central Valley.
  • OUTFEST: Los Angeles Gay and Lesbian Film Festival – Founded by UCLA students in 1982, Outfest is the leading organization that promotes LGBT equality by creating, sharing and protecting LGBT stories on the screen. Outfest builds community by connecting diverse populations to discover, discuss and celebrate stories of LGBT lives. Over the past three decades, Outfest has showcased thousands of films from around the world, educated and mentored hundreds of emerging filmmakers and protected more than 20,000 LGBT films and videos.
  • OUTrageous: The Santa Barbara Lesbian & Gay Film Festival – OUTrageous provides a diverse selection of films that entertain, challenge, and educate the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgendered communities. OUTrageous also provides filmmakers with opportunities to screen their work that might not otherwise be seen locally.
  • SF Transgender Film Festival – The San Francisco Transgender Film Festival was founded in 1997 as North America’s first transgender film festival. We exhibit groundbreaking, provocative, outrageous, courageous, moving and innovative works that show the complexity of lives lived on the transgender spectrum.

Florida

  • MiFo LGBT FILM FEST – The MiFo LGBT Film Festival, a critically acclaimed event, has two film festivals per year: Miami in April and Fort Lauderdale in October. This year we have combined the names of the Miami and Fort Lauderdale Gay & Lesbian Film Festivals into MiFo.
  • Tampa International Gay and Lesbian Film Festival – The Tampa Bay International Gay and Lesbian Film Festival (TIGLFF) was founded in 1990 as a three-day extension of Tampa’s gay pride celebrations by representatives of three LGBT organizations: The Tampa Bay Business Guild (TBBG), the Bay Area Human Rights Coalition, and the Tampa Bay Gay Men’s Chorus. Over the course of its first decade the film festival was a fundraising event for a number of local non-profit groups, eventually falling under the umbrella of Tampa Bay Arts.

Hawaii

  • Honolulu “RAINBOW” Gay and Lesbian Film Festival – the HRFF is one of the longest-running and well-respected Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) film festivals in the country. The festival has presented hundreds of documentaries, feature films, shorts and animations from around the world, with special consideration given to Hawai’i-based filmmakers. The HRFF has an excellent reputation in the film festival community and has been the venue for both U.S. and world film premieres.

Illinois

  • Chicago Underground Film Festival – Founded in 1993, The Chicago Underground Film Festival (CUFF) is a year-round organization dedicated to the work of film and video makers with defiantly independent visions. Unlike many other “independent” film events our goal is not to imitate old guard, market-driven events such as Sundance but Instead to focus on the artistic, aesthetic and fun side of independent filmmaking. CUFF promotes works that dissent radically in form, content and technique from both the tired conventions of Hollywood and the increasingly stagnant IndieWood mainstream.

Massachusetts –

  • Wicked Queer: Boston LGBT Film Festival – From comedy and drama to documentary and fiction, discover an array of vibrant films that speak to the depth and variety of queer experience. The Boston LGBT Film Festival provides an opportunity for film lovers of every gender and sexual identity to be united by the moving image, as we celebrate the medium’s capacity to create empathy and understanding across cultural boundaries.
  • Provincetown International Film Festival – The Provincetown Film Society (PFS) first started out as the Provincetown Film Festival (PIFF) in 1999 as a means to attract economic development to the town during the shoulder month of June. Since then, the festival has attracted millions of dollars to the town and has become one of the country’s preeminent film festivals. It presents a diverse array of American and international narrative features, documentaries and short films, while highlighting the unique attributes of Provincetown’s rich and diverse history as an arts colony, Portuguese fishing village, gay and lesbian mecca, and a town first inhabited by Native Americans.

Missouri

New York

  • Annual Long Island Gay and Lesbian Film Festival – The Festival showcases a monthly “Out at the Movies” series and a Film Festival in November. It is Long Island’s largest LGBT arts event. We are a 501c3 arts charity and are committed to bringing quality LGBT film to Long Island.
  • Image Out – Rochester’s LGBT Film Fest. ImageOut presents LGBT arts and cultural experiences showcasing films, other creative works and artists to promote awareness, foster dialogue and build community.
  • MIX: The New York Lesbian and Gay Experimental Film and Video Festival – MIX NYC  is the nonprofit home of the New York Queer Experimental Film Festival, the longest-running queer film festival in New York City and a decisive launching pad for emerging talents—including some of the best-known names in cinema today. Over the years, the festival has debuted early works from such important artists as Todd Haynes, Jennie Livingston, Miranda July, Gus Van Sant, Barbara Hammer, Isaac Julien, Christine Vachon, Jonathan Caouette, and many others.

North Carolina

  • North Carolina Annual Gay and Lesbian Film Festival -The North Carolina Gay + Lesbian Film Festival (NCGLFF) is the second largest gay, lesbian and transgender film festival in the Southeast, attracting thousands of patrons yearly. Since its beginning in 1995, the Festival has featured a diverse array of shorts, documentaries, and feature films. The Durham Convention and Visitors Bureau named the NCGLFF a Signature Event for Durham, the highest honor bestowed on a cultural event or attraction by the organization. The NCGLFF celebrates a worldwide glimpse of today’s gay, lesbian and transgender life, helps bring the community together and features entertaining and sophisticated films and filmmaking.

Ohio 

Pennsylvania

Texas

  • Austin Gay & Lesbian International Film Festival – aGLIFF- The Austin Gay and Lesbian International Film Festival – was founded in 1987 and became a 501(c)3 in 1995. This year we celebrate 29 years of programming for the Austin community. aGLIFF has grown tremendously in size and scope from a short four-day run of four films primarily focused on coming out and AIDS to a multifaceted nonprofit organization with year-round community programs culminating in our annual film festival program with over 100 films depicting a myriad of issues across cultures, race, immigration status, class, gender identity and expression, age, and religion.
  • Houston Gay and Lesbian Film Festival – The Houston Gay and Lesbian Film Festival is a non-profit organization that exists to promote the media arts as a powerful tool for communication and cooperation among diverse communities by presenting films, videos, and programs by, about, or of interest to the gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender community. You may have learned that our reach has recently broadened to include sister organizations overseas, but there are still many countries in which the gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender community is still demonized. All you have to do is looked at the news from Russia and the current attitude toward and treatment of gay men and women by the Russian government.
  • Q Cinema: Fort Worth’s Gay & Lesbian International Film Festival – QCinema is Fort Worth’s source for the best in gay and lesbian film. Founded in 1998 by Shawn Moore and Todd Camp, QCinema’s early origins included occasional community screenings and a film discussion group at Texas Christian University before Moore suggested that it be expanded into a full-fledged, four-day festival in July of 1999. It has since evolved to become the presenter of a year-round series of events including monthly film screenings, live programs, fund-raisers and, of course, our annual film festival, now in its 18th year.

Washington

Wisconsin

  • Milwaukee Lesbian and Gay Film and Video Festival – Presenting regional premieres of films by, for, and about the LGBT+ community, the 31st Annual Milwaukee LGBT Film/Video Festival will be illuminating local screens starting on Opening Night on October 12 and then continuing October 14-23, unspooling narrative features, documentaries, short films, experimental work, presentations from visiting artists, and more!

US LGBTQ Film Festivals

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Queer Screen Mardi Gras Film Festival

Mardi Gras Film Festival – QueerScreen – There have been lesbian and gay film festivals in Sydney since 1978. Initially these were run by the Australian Film Institute. In 1986, the AFI partnered with what was then theSydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras, to present an annual ‘Sydney Gay Film Week’during the Mardi Gras festival. The film festival was taken over by commercial concerns in 1991, but still screened as a highlight of the Mardi Gras season. Sydney, Australia; Feb 18 – Mar 3, 2016

Queer Screen Mardi Gras Film Festival

Queer Screen Mardi Gras Film Festival

Welcome to the 23rd Mardi Gras Film Festival, brought to you by Queer Screen. We’ve planned a massive festival for you to enjoy, with more films, more venues, more international guests and more filmmaker events. So clear your schedule and come join us!


There have been lesbian and gay film festivals in Sydney since 1978. Initially these were run by the Australian Film Institute.  In 1986, the AFI partnered with what was then theSydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras, to present an annual ‘Sydney Gay Film Week’during the Mardi Gras festival.  The film festival was taken over by commercial concerns in 1991, but still screened as a highlight of the Mardi Gras season.

In 1993, a group of queer Sydney filmmakers, students and others approached Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras with a view to establishing an independent organisation whose primary focus was queer film and screen culture.  This organisation, Queer Screen, had the central aim of reclaiming Sydney’s GLBTIQ film festival as owned and operated by the community.  From that time, Mardi Gras was the principal funding body of Queer Screen, initially with a five-year funding agreement, followed by a three-year agreement in 1998. This agreement came to an end with the 2001 Mardi Gras Film Festival.

The Mardi Gras Film Festival has grown considerably since 1993. It is now one of Australia’s largest film festivals of any kind, and one of the top five queer film festivals in the world. It is highly regarded by filmmakers all over the world, and is the most important avenue for promoting gay and lesbian titles to distributors and exhibitors in this territory.

For 10 years, Queer Screen’s documentary festival, queerDOC, was the first and only GLBTIQ documentary festival in the world, and the annual My Queer Career competition pioneered queer short film competitions exclusively for locally produced work. Both events are now part of the Mardi Gras Film Festival.

In recent years, new initiatives have grown to include special events and curated programs right across Australia, making Queer Screen one of only a handful of GLBTIQ film organisations world-over to operate a national slate of events throughout the year.

Since 2013, a new film festival, the Queer Screen Film Fest, has become a major event that delivers the latest GLBTIQ movies to the Sydney’s screens in the month of September.

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Istanbul International Independent Film Festival 2016

!f Istanbul International Independent Film Festival (Rainbow Films) – The !f Istanbul International Independent Film Festival was founded in 2001 and every February and March, it hosts some 70,000 film buffs and celebrated filmmakers from around the world.  Turkey – Istanbul – Feb 18-28, Ankara – Mar 3-6, Izmir – Mar 3-6, 2016

Istanbul International Independent Film Festival

Istanbul International Independent Film Festival

Dedicated to showcasing the best in contemporary film, !f believes that the shared experience of cinema is a form of activism that has the power to connect people across borders and boundaries of all description. The festival is curated and based on thematic sections, some of which change every year to reflect issues that are gripping the world’s – and filmmakers’- imagination. Through !f ², a ground-breaking alternative film distribution and sharing project, !f shares the festival spirit with more than 30 cities in Turkey and neighbouring countries.

In 2008, !f launched an international film competition – !f Inspired- designed to showcase emerging directors who are taking film in new directions. The competition carries a $15,000 prize for the Most Inspired Director. Love & Change, launched in 2014 is an international platform hosting not only films but also filmmakers who look at the world through critical eyes and with soft hearts, believe that another world is possible, and who prove to us, through their work, that cinematic interventions can make a change. Competition contributes to dream of another world with an award of $10,000


!f ² : Istanbul Live; A pioneering film distribution project that connects cities and countries!
!f ² is a ground – breaking alternative film distribution and sharing project which was the first of its kind in the world. Each year, !f ² takes 5 festival films, selected from the !f Istanbul line-up to numerous cities in Turkey and the greater region that have limited access to alternative films. Our partner Mediatriple provides the technical substructure that allows for high quality public viewing in these locations. This year, more than 30 partners from around Turkey as well as in Kyrenia, Jerusalem, Ramallah, Abu Dis, Gyumri and Yerevan will screen five festival films simultaneously as Istanbul in their respective cities on the last three days of !f Istanbul.

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Bloomington Pride Film Festival 2016

Pride: Bloomington’s LGBTQ Film Festival – PRIDE is a Bloomington, IN film festival exploring a wide variety of issues and situations involving the gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender and queer communities. PRIDE programs a variety of live performance, lecture, public participation events and films that express a wide range of viewpoints and feature many different personality types and situations, advocating community-wide attitudes of awareness, acceptance and appreciation of diversity. The goal of the festival is to educate and strengthen the local community and celebrate artistic talent and achievement. Bloomington, IN; Jan 28-30, 2016

Bloomington Pride Film Festival 2016

Bloomington Pride Film Festival 2016

We are thrilled to announce the program for the 2016 PRIDE Film Festival! After hundreds of hours of screening more than 200 films, our screening committee has narrowed it down to the top 32 films, and we know you’ll love them. Learn more about the films, and when you’ve decided what days to come (we recommend every day!), buy your tickets. Don’t forget to invite your friends on Facebook and use #pridefilmfest on Instagram and Twitter! If you’re coming from out of town, why not take advantage of this special hotel discount for PRIDE fans?

THURSDAY, JANUARY 28, 2016

7:00-10:00 pm – Film Screening at the Buskirk Chumley Theater

FRIDAY, JANUARY 29, 2016

7:00-10:00 pm – Film Screening at the Buskirk-Chumley Theater
10:30 pm-1:00 am – Film Screening at the Buskirk-Chumley Theater

SATURDAY, JANUARY 30, 3016

2:00-4:30 pm – Teen Film Screening at the Buskirk-Chumley Theater (free for youth and students!)
7:00-10:00 pm – Film Screening at the Buskirk-Chumley Theater
10:30 pm-12:30 am – Film Screening at the Buskirk-Chumley Theater
midnight – Dance Party at The Back Door (ages 21+)

SUNDAY, JANUARY 31, 2016

TBD – Donor Reception

FRINGE EVENTS

These events are presented in conjunction with and in support of PRIDE, but aren’t sponsored by Bloomington PRIDE. But we love them all the same, and you will too. If you have an event to add to this list, please email film@bloomingtonpride.org.

JANUARY 21
Diane Coffee at The Bluebird
8pm (doors at 7pm), $35, 21+, proceeds benefit PRIDE!

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Budapest Pride Film Festival 2016

Budapest Pride Film Festival (LGBT Film and Cultural Festival) – Budapest returns to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LMBTQ) films from the 20th Budapest Pride Film Festival. From six continents with more than 30 feature films, documentaries and short films, as well as round table discussions related to the projections enrich the program. The film festival opening film of the domestic cinemas will be on display for the first time Freeheld, Julianne Moore and Ellen Page starring. Budapest, Hungary; Jan 20-24, 2016

Budapest Pride Film Festival 2016

Budapest Pride Film Festival 2016

The Elizabeth Boulevard Cinema & Art is housed in the main program of the festival, is also looking forward to an alternative, free screenings is available here.

The festival opening night, January 20th on Wednesday Freeheld shown in the film. The real story of American film processing by a police Lieutenant Laurel Hester is fighting so that after the death of a partner is entitled to a widow’s benefit. Hester had seen on film documents the history of the Budapest Pride Film Festival audiences in 2008, holding life (Freeheld) address. A feature film was made in 2015, Julianne Moore can be seen in the role of Hester, partner, Stacie was converted by Ellen Page. In February 2015 Moore received the Still Alice c. for film formation of the Academy Awards. Page was nominated for a 2008 Juno Award in the c. főszerepéért film, in 2014 came out of the opening speech to the Human Rights Campaign, a lesbian American Conference on LGBT rights organization.

This time, it is possible to lease purchases. Discount on season tickets for five performances at the Art + Cinema screenings will be redeemed, and their sale begins in the cinema’s ticket office in early January. Also in early January start of ticket sales is + Art Cinema website.

A detailed program will be available soon on the film festival’s Facebook page and official website of the Budapest Pride.

Budapest Pride Film Festival 2016

 

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QueerFilmFest Rostock 2015

October 22, 2015 9:00 pmtoOctober 24, 2015 9:00 pm

QueerFilmFest Rostock The annual Queer Film Festival presents short films, documentaries and feature films with queer content; and as a kick-off event POLDO; in Peter Weiss’s house to create a space for Liebhaber_innen queer films and enrich the cultural landscape in Rostock something.  Like every year, it is the last day of the feast give a legendary closing party from 24.00Uhr. Business as Usual? -Nee. The respective first film block starts already 19.00Uhr to make between the two blocs more time for discussion. So, rolls the purple rug !!! Rostock, Germany.

QueerFilmFest Rostock 2015

QueerFilmFest Rostock 2015

The Queer Film Festival Rostock is non-commercial and independent.

The films that we show, often move away from the mainstream. With us you Spanish documentaries on transgender, melodramatic Scandinavian short films but also comedies look straight from Hollywood feature length.

As different as our films we also wish our audience. The Queer Film Festival is open to all, even for people with little money. Therefore, there are no fixed admission prices, but the request to donate a small contribution at the inlet. That is, we leave it to you if and how much you would like to donate. With the help of these contributions it is possible for us to finance the Queer Film Festival.

We organize the Queer Film Festival honorary and always look forward to receiving support.

With the Queer Film Festival Rostock we want to create a space for the queer Liebhaber_innen movies and enrich the cultural landscape in Rostock. We also want to contact the Queer Film Festival a sign against the fact that people are still being discriminated against because of their gender identity, sexual orientation and relationship forms. We hope that our film festival new ideas can grow in your minds and the doors will open wide your hearts to.


Programme 2015

Thursday, 10.22. 2015, 19:00 clock

Christian & Christiane | Dariusch Rafiy | Documentation | 62 min | Germany | eng OF

Christian is married to a woman and not yet trans- intersex. He is the existing male role tired and wants to bridge the gap between man and woman, which is growing out of his sight. His decision comes in its immediate surroundings, with his wife, almost all friends and, surprisingly, only some girlfriends skepticism and resistance: What is he trying to prove?

That is the starting point of the documentation Christian & Christiane, in the director Dariusch Rafiy one year the Munich author and television producer Christian Seidel has accompanied in his role as Christiane in Munich, London and Italy. As experienced Christiane the world of ‘female’ perspective?How does Christiane exercise their ‘former’ clansman? And how, in turn, reacts to their environment Christiane? Is it after a year without any problems, again to be the man who she once was?

Christian Seidel, Portagonist this documentation, we should visit on Thursday and represents an audience discussion.

. Thursday, 10.22 2015 22: 00 clock

52 Tuesdays | Sophie Hyde | Fiction | 109 min | Australia | OF closely with eng subtitles

The 16-year-old Billie discovers her sexuality. They will be included * inside Jasmine and Josh in the love of their experiments both classmates and everything seems new and exciting. Then her mother opened suddenly, that they finally will be physically the man she has always been. It is determined that Billie is now to live with her ​​biological father and her new father James only once can see in a week: every Tuesday, for a year. The transformation of the two runs on unexpected paths and their previously close relationship is put to the test several times. A family history in which at each of the 52 Tuesdays always everything is new – except for the love, feel the all fit together.

Sophie Hyde’s entertaining and deeply moving debut feature film is the result of unconventional shooting: filmed at 52 Tuesdays than a year are the personal changes in the incorporated protagonist * inside directly into the story and give her an extraordinary authenticity and intimacy. 52 Tuesdays was amongst others awarded the Best Director Award at the Sundance Film Festival and was awarded at the Berlinale in 2014 both the main prize of the Generation section as well as the Else, the jury prize of the journal ‘Victory Column’ the Teddy Award.

Friday, 10.23. 2015, 19:00 clock

In The Turn | Erica Tremblay | Documentation | 91 min | Canada | closely OF

The documentation in the turn tells the story of 10-year-old Crystal, which is trans * and growing up with her ​​family in the Canadian hinterland. Crystal is teased by their fellow * inside and not supported by their teachers * inside. At her school Crystal makes for some time no more sports because they have neither the boys nor the girls team must be there.

By chance Crystals mother on the Internet on the Vagine regime is attentive, a queer Roller Derby Team, which consists of People with a variety of gender identities is. The athletes * inside of Vagine regime take Crystal in their ranks and support them in their development.

In the turn was shot in LA, San Francisco, Austin, Brooklyn and Minneapolis and portrays different skaters * Interior, which are active in Vagine regime. At the end of Crystal is one of the lesbian, bisexual, transgender and queer skaters * Interior, who found the Vagine regime confirmation and support.

. Friday, 10.23 2015 22: 00 clock

Something Must Break | Ester Martin Bergmark | Fiction | 81 min | Sweden | schwed OV with eng subtitles

The androgynous Sebastian has to be a die boring job in a supermarket, a penchant for petty crime and the desire to one day Ellie. When Sebastian is almost beaten up on a public toilet, appeared on the punk Andreas and saves him.

The two meet at a festival again, Andreas pukes, Sebastian handed him a handkerchief. Later, the two tango dancing on a rooftop, a few days later, they end up in bed, but Andreas wants to go fairly quickly and without breakfast. “I’m not gay.” – “Neither do I,” replied Sebastian. “What are you then?” Asks Andrew and probably also do not know what he is even.

The plot of the film is broken again and again by dream sequences. The relationship between Andreas and Sebastian is anything but stable, sometime Andreas asks Sebastian that he at last to let the girly stuff. But Ellie is getting stronger in Sebastian and seeks her own path. Something Must Break is the first feature film by the Swedish director

Ester Martin Bergmark. The film based on the book You Are the Roots That Sleep Beneath My Feet and Hold the Earth in Place of Eli Levén.

Please Relax Now | Vika Church Bauer | Experimental | 12 min | Germany | closely OF

In this experimental film viewers are not passive audience * inside, but part of the work itself. At least Calls Vika church builder in the performance viewers * Internal explicitly to participate, and raises the question of the relationship between art and consumption again.

Saturday, 24.10. 2015, 19:00 clock

The gay healers | Christian deker | Documentation | 30 min | Germany | eng OF closely with UT

Christian deker is a journalist in the NDR-departmental investigation. And he’s gay. In his documentary The gay healers he goes to a rumor: In Germany there will be doctors, people want to reverse the polarity like him to straight from gay. A Kassenärztliche power to expel gays homosexuality? Hardly conceivable.”You are right. I am convinced that change is possible, “says an ordinary practitioner and expects at least one year psychotherapy to cure Dekar homosexuality. A longer research in orthodox Christian circles has led journalists to the Dresden doctor. He is regarded in Bible-believing circles obviously an insider tip, there he has ‘men in crisis’ his help. Researching Even with the large German insurance Christian deker by: numbers, health insurance, and thus also all insured persons, for such obscure therapies?

Mirco | Silvia Chiogna | Documentation | 74 min | Germany | eng OF closely with UT

The documentary follows the protagonist * inside Océan, L. Cavaliero and Theresa, who live between the sexes. For them, sex is not a binary category, and nothing that is determined by genitalia. In a world in which there may be only men and women, the three fall significantly out of line. Initially neutral observer, the director Silvia Chiogna eventually to protagonist of the film.

. Saturday, 24.10 2015 22: 00 clock

Hidden Cameras: Carpe Jugular | Kai Stänicke | 5 min | Germany | closely OF

In this music video, the dance floor is a battlefield. The injuries that we usually hide, are visible here. Good that people not only hurt each other, but also can cure.

Brace | Jake Graf | 20 min | United Kingdom | closely OF

As a child, Jake Graf enthusiastic for old Star Wars and James Bond movies and dreamed of a career as a director. A few years later he found that trans * masculinities in movies are barely visible. The great short films of Jake Graf will hopefully help to change that.

In Brace is about internalized transphobia and to homophobia and transphobia in the London club scene, where it is clear that London is not going anywhere gay and trans * -friendly. The film was shot on location in London. Jake Graf has not only directed the film in Brace, but can also be seen in one of the main roles.

Dániel | Dean Loxton | 14 min | United Kingdom | eng & ung OF closely with UT

Daniel is from Budapest and studied child psychology in London. He is friendly and patient, does not take drugs, runs through his studies and working as an escort to pay his tuition fees can. Daniels friend Nori invites him along with other Hungarian friend * inside for dinner and provides surprising her new boyfriend Tom before. Tom is British and has been with Nori plans. And Daniel certainly plays no role in it.

Pepper | Patrick Aubert | 7 min | France | Franz OF closely with UT

Three women wake up after a night spent together in the same bed. Two of the three women are a pair, the third a chance acquaintance. In a long shot turned the short fiction analyzed conflicts, jealousy and power games and the thin line between love and sex.

Obsession | DJ Stiles | Apathy Club | 2013 | 10 min | Canada | Short | closely OF

Obsession is to look at the world through the camera of a smartphone. The reality is filtered through a dating app. Obsession is a comment for gay dating culture, for self-expression in social media and a plea for real interpersonal interaction.

Mystery | Tim Ellrich | 10 min | Germany | eng OF

Tahir lives in Vienna Ottakring. He has preferences that are not exactly welcome in his Islamic community: he’s fascinated by the wearing of the niqab. No one knows of his affection and all goes well until his son Adel one day watching him. Adel instrument then in a serious internal conflict, because he thinks he has to decide between tolerance and traditions.

Leiber | Andre Krummel | 12 min | Germany | German OV

The 20-year-old Felix has started half a year ago to earn quick money with sex. Several times a week he arranges to meet older men. Something intimate looks Felix it not, after all, it is for him a mechanical clean-and-outside. But this time Felix meets a customer who weighs 250 kilos. Felix is ​​forced to confront in a new way with the overweight businessman. He learns its fascinating history that brings Felix to a realization about himself.

Chance | Jake Graf | 16 min | United Kingdom | eng / arab OF

After Trevor’s longtime wife Doris died, sees his life bleak. The days and weeks are getting longer, Trevor lives increasingly isolated and sees his future only one’s own death ahead. But then he makes a chance acquaintance in a park. The stranger fights, just like Trevor, with his past. Slowly the two men build a relationship to each other and find back into life.

Golden | Kai Stänicke | 3 min | Germany | without dialogue

“I know what it means to be different, and in an environment where you can be yourself is difficult. I had the small town and its narrow-mindedness behind me to find myself and to stand. And it is my wish to create visibility for these frictions, “says director Kai Stänicke in an interview. His film Golden picks up right on this issue and is told in beautiful images history over otherness and adulthood.

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Iris Prize Festival 2015

October 7, 2015toOctober 11, 2015

The Iris Prize – The Iris Prize – Cardiff’s International lgbt short film prize supported by The Michael Bishop Foundation is the only short film prize in the world which allows the winner to make a new film. Iris is what film makers need – funding, support and guidance. The Iris Prize is presented annually during the Iris Prize Festival which takes place in Cardiff, Wales. The 2015 program will include up to 20 new feature films, screenings of all 30 short films competing for the Iris Prize and the 10 competing for the Best British Short, the Producers Forum, talks and lots of parties! Our country focus for 2015 will be Ireland. Cardiff, UK

Iris Prize Festival 2015Iris Prize Festival 2015

WELCOME / CROESO – THE IRIS PRIZE FESTIVAL 2015!
(THE IRIS PRIZE BOX OFFICE WILL OPEN ON MONDAY 7 SEPTEMBER 2015)

I remember fondly the inaugural Iris Prize Festival in 2007 and eating breakfast in my Cardiff hotel full of dashing French supporters in town for the Rugby World Cup. And here we are 8 years later sharing Cardiff once again with rugby supporters from all over the world. However this year we are playing our small part in the proceedings, supported by the Welsh Rugby Union.

I’m delighted that we are opening this year’s festival with a screening of Scrum. A powerful documentary following the fortunes of a group of gay men competing for the 2014 Bingham Cup – the Gay Rugby World Cup.

LGBT people are in a better position than they were 8 years ago. Ireland, our country focus for 2015, is a wonderful example of how far we have come. Making History is the emotional short film made by Anna Rodgers for the Gaze Film Festival in Dublin, documenting the historic same-sex marriage referendum victory. You can see the film and many more documenting how LGBT people are represented there in our Ireland Focus.

Unfortunately our newspapers and web-feeds have seen a dramatic increase in the number of stories of gay men tortured and thrown to their death at the hands of ISIS. Their evil is extended to women and children – there is much work to be done.

The films we have at Iris, to entertain and educate, are destined to stimulate debate and discussion. This is what comes naturally to people who are able to join us at our special annual festival. I also hope you will find enough time to “watch films, party nightly, repeat!” This is our new slogan for 2015 – it will be interesting to see who will survive the full five days!

The five days will, as they have every year, be over in a flash! It is worth reminding ourselves the Iris Prize machine is now a year round operation. Our work with schools has this year taken us beyond Cardiff, visiting Newport, Rhondda and Ysgol David Hughes in Menai Bridge, Anglesey. I specifically mention Ysgol David Hughes as this was Berwyn’s secondary school. I know that he and his small team punch above their weight and it is my pleasure to work with them allowing Iris to grow.

The awarding of a Big Lottery Grant earlier this year will allow Iris to work to build tolerance and understanding of Wales LGBT communities, promoting equality and diversity alongside community cohesion. I look forward to updating you about this important and significant work over the next three years.

Finally, I would like to thank our growing number of funders and sponsors, especially my good friend Lord Glendonbrook, who has generously increased his funding of Iris via The Michael Bishop Foundation to £35,000.

Enjoy Iris 2015 and keep 12 – 16 October 2016 free in your diary – our 10th anniversary promises to be a very special festival with events taking place throughout the year!

Andrew Pierce
Chair, Iris Prize

 

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SHOUT LGBTQ Film Festival

August 29, 2015toAugust 30, 2015

Birmingham SHOUT Gay & Lesbian Film Festival – Birmingham SHOUT is Alabama’s first and only LGBTQ film festival and is proud to support the growing lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans*, and otherwise queer community in the Magic City, along with providing compelling content for anyone interested in independent films. Birmingham, AL.

SHOUT LGBTQ Film Festival

SHOUT LGBTQ Film Festival

Alabama’s first and only LGBTQ film festival celebrates its tenth year with the 2015 SHOUT LGBTQ Film Festival, August 29-30 in the theatre district of downtown Birmingham. Join us for two days of the best new independent LGBTQ films, along with panels, parties, workshops, and more.

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Provincetown Film Festival 2015

June 17, 2015toJune 21, 2015

Provincetown International Film Festival – The Provincetown Film Society (PFS) is a non-profit dedicated to continuing the founding mission of the Provincetown Art Colony – to provide a welcoming, nurturing and inspiring environment for boundless and authentic creative exploration – in film.

From the time it was founded in 1998 the Society has been committed to serving its communities who are often outside of the mainstream, in the margins, or otherwise underserved – but have a voice critical to the evolution of artistic expression. It has also been dedicated to the celebration of Provincetown – an American treasure nestled amongst spectacular National Seashore beaches, and a shining example of diversity and inclusion.

Through its Festival, Cinema and Institute, the Society endeavors to give year-round support to aspiring and up-and-coming independent filmmakers, and to connect them with curious and engaged audiences globally.

New Art Cinema. Provincetown, MA.

Special programs include “Youth and Diversity” and Portuguese film sidebars, retrospective and archival programs,and panel discussions that provide deeper insight into festival selections, the filmmaking process, and the careers of festival attendees and honorees.

Provincetown Film Festival 2015

Provincetown Film Festival 2015

 

The Provincetown Film Festival (PIFF) PFS first started out as the Provincetown Film Festival (PIFF) in 1999 as a means to attract economic development to the town during the shoulder month of June. Since then, the festival has attracted millions of dollars to the town and has become one of the country’s preeminent film festivals. It presents a diverse array of American and international narrative features, documentaries and short films, while highlighting the unique attributes of Provincetown’s rich and diverse history as an arts colony, Portuguese fishing village, gay and lesbian mecca, and a town first inhabited by Native Americans. With the support of a seasoned staff, many of whom have been with the festival since its inception, this past year we reached record ticket sales. Film submissions were up 30%. We solicited more than 80 corporate and community sponsors and 30 sponsors of inns and hotels. 100 individuals provided donations and contributions raising more than $600,000 in in-kind contributions. We also increased our international visibility with more than 100 press breaks, media spots, and interviews.

The defining honor of the Festival is its “Filmmaker on the Edge Award,” honoring outstanding achievement, innovation, and vision in filmmaking and given to a film artist whose admirable body of work pushes the boundaries of the medium. Filmmakers honored with this award represent the breadth and scope of independent filmmaking-as well as the Festival’s continued relevance and importance to the industry’s leading innovators: New Art Cinema

  • 1999: John Waters
  •  2000: Christine Vachon
  •  2001: Ted Hope & James Schamus
  •  2002: Gus Van Sant
  •  2003: Todd Haynes
  •  2004: Jim Jarmusch
  •  2005: Mary Harron
  •  2006: Greg Araki
  •  2007: Todd Solondz
  •  2008: Quentin Tarantino
  •  2009: Guy Maddin
  •  2010: Kevin Smith
  •  2011: Darren Aronofsky
  • 2012: Roger Corman
  • 2013: Harmony Korine
  • 2014: David Cronenberg

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