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Your search by 'Coming Out' identified 47 films


  • Benjamin's Flowers

    Benjamin's Flowers

    Sweden , 2012 , 12 min. Lovelorn and lonely Benjamin lives on the blurry borderline between fantasy and reality, in this pollen-filled romantic animation.... Read more
  • Between Ring & Pendant

    Between Ring & Pendant

    Hong Kong , 2012 , 15 min. Two boys spend a life-changing night exploring the streets of Hong Kong, and one another.... Read more
  • Blood in the Grass

    Blood in the Grass

    USA , 2012 , 17 min. In an alternate American future, family members of murder victims are granted the right to personally execute their loved ones’ killers.... Read more
  • Burning Blue

    Burning Blue

    USA , 2013 , 96 min. Filmmaker David Greer, a former Naval Aviator, infuses this tragic love story with real world details, going behind the curtain to capture the emotional fallout of “Don’t Ask Don’t Tell.”... Read more
  • But I'm A Cheerleader

    But I'm A Cheerleader

    USA , 1999 , 85 min. Natasha Lyonne shines in this John Waters influenced, 1999 cult classic romantic comedy that brilliantly blends hilarity with romance as a high school girl finds the courage to be herself while she is forced to attend an extremely campy ex-gay program.... Read more
  • But I'm a Genderqueer

    But I'm a Genderqueer

    USA , 2011 , 12 min. This playful short is the story of one person’s journey through the scary (but magical) world of gender identity, where queer-self-love triumphs over all other obstacles.... Read more
  • Chuppan Chupai

    Chuppan Chupai

    Denmark , 2013 , 68 min. Chuppan Chupai (Hide and Seek) follows the lives of four LGBT Pakistanis: activist Neeli, flighty but “famous” Kami, shy Waseem, and Jenny, a transgender woman who struggles with her transition. All live under the specter of Pakistan’s sharia laws forbidding homosexuality. Throughout the film, their lives in the urban centers of Lahore and Rawalpindi are shown to be... Read more
  • Climax

    Climax

    USA , 2012 , 10 min. An urbane but stale couple lobs double entendres back-and-forth as they prepare for a dinner party in their honor. Will they ever make it to the party? And what about the corpse in the piano room?... Read more
  • Cross Your Fingers

    Cross Your Fingers

    UK , 2011 , 16 min. Su-yeon, a manicurist in a hair salon in Brixton, South London, is a good Catholic girl. But when punk girl Maya walks into the salon, Su-yeon is confronted with new feelings and desires.... Read more
  • Del Lado Del Verano

    Del Lado Del Verano

    Spain , 2012 , 100 min. Tana’s father is dead, and the family dysfunction thickens in this darkly comic melodrama. As Tana and gay cousin Tomás learn, “You can only love a family when you separate from it.”... Read more
  • The Devotion Project: Foremost in my Mind

    The Devotion Project: Foremost in my Mind

    USA , 2013 , 10 min. Gail Marquis, an Olympic medalist (Montreal ’76), met Audrey Smaltz when she was 43 and Smaltz, a former model, was 61. Their story will resonate with the ’late bloomers’ among us as it tracks the course of these women’s incredible lives, each rich with accomplishment, and celebrates their love story.... Read more
  • Disclosure

    Disclosure

    USA , 2012 , 22 min. Tyler realizes that it’s time to talk to his partner about his HIV status, which takes them both on an emotional journey of heartache, isolation, and discrimination.... Read more
  • Dos Almas

    Dos Almas

    USA , 2013 , 16 min. 1850, deep in the forest, two women from different worlds meet. Breaking through barriers, they discover each other in both flesh and spirit.... Read more
  • Families Are Forever

    Families Are Forever

    USA , 2013 , 22 min. Directed by Peabody Award-winning filmmaker, Vivian Kleiman (Always My Son, Frameline34), Families Are Forever offers a powerful glimpse into the life of a Mormon Family in a conservative California community as they journey from door-knocking in favor of Proposition 8 to acceptance of their adolescent gay son.... Read more
  • Family Restaurant

    Family Restaurant

    USA , 2012 , 12 min. When the diner closes up for the night, the salt and pepper shakers, napkin holders, and other inanimate objects inside the restaurant come to life in this whimsical tale about what makes a family. One night, Picky, a curmudgeonly toothpick dispenser, causes a stir when he insists that two ketchup bottles and two mustard bottles can’t fall in love with each other. The next day, with the help... Read more
  • The First Date

    The First Date

    USA , 2012 , 8 min. Amanda recalls the embarrassing events surrounding her first date with a beautiful sous-chef named Kelly as she prepares to ask her out on a second date. This playful film sweetly captures the awkwardness and excitement of new love.... Read more
  • Free Fall

    Free Fall

    Germany , 2013 , 100 min. A young police cadet with a pregnant girlfriend finds himself drawn to his rebellious male roommate during training and their resulting affair has serious ramifications for their friends and loved ones in this sexy and moving drama... Read more
  • F to 7th: Season One

    F to 7th: Season One

    USA , 2013 , 34 min. This engaging web series follows the not-quite-butch-not-quite-femme Ingrid as she tries to adjust to a world where new conceptions of gender and sexuality have left her old-fashioned lesbianism behind. A spin-off of the web series, The Slope, F to 7TH features guest appearances by Ashlie Atkinson and Amy Sedaris. Wry humor, tight scripts, and impeccable comic timing make this Brookl... Read more
  • F to 7th: Tweener

    F to 7th: Tweener

    USA , 2013 , 4 min. F to 7th is a web-series that follows creator Ingrid Jungermann’s descent into middle-age, as she struggles to adjust to a world where gender and sexuality have left her old-fashioned lesbianism behind. A spin-off of the web-series, The Slope, this episode features a guest appearance by Ashlie Atkinson (My Best Day, Frameline36).... Read more
  • G.B.F.

    G.B.F.

    USA , 2013 , 94 min. Closeted high school B.F.F.s Brent and Tanner plot to become the coveted novelty G.B.F. (Gay Best Friend) of one of the three prom queen rivals amidst a crazy web of hilarious dilemmas and mishaps.... Read more
  • Homophobia

    Homophobia

    Austria , 2012 , 24 min. An adolescent boy serving in the Austrian Military Forces experiences feelings towards one of his comrades. The suppressed conflict bubbles up during their last night at the Austrian-Hungarian border, socially isolated and armed with loaded weapons.... Read more
  • I'm Yours

    I'm Yours

    Canada , 2012 , 6 min. A doc-style short showing two people who transitioned to the other sex answering the same questions. Director Chase Joynt uses clever cuts to create rhythmic montages through their juxtaposition.... Read more
  • Insert Credit

    Insert Credit

    Canada , 2011 , 7 min. An autobiographical coming-of-age story about a young boy dealing with the loss of his father and learning to make it on his own, told in the style of a 1980’s Nintendo game.... Read more
  • Jackpot

    Jackpot

    USA , 2012 , 10 min. Jack, a fourteen-year-old living in suburban New Jersey circa 1994, hears about a stash of gay porn hidden in a local convenience store dumpster and sets off on his bike to find this Jackpot.... Read more
  • Kiss Me Softly

    Kiss Me Softly

    Belgium , 2012 , 16 min. Seventeen-year-old Jasper lives in a small town with his family, where his father is a local singer. In his family, he cannot be himself, as all the attention in the family goes to his father’s career. Jasper searches for a way to handle this and is faced with the typical questions in the life of an adolescent.... Read more
  • The Lala Road

    The Lala Road

    Australia , 2012 , 10 min. Four Chinese lesbians discuss the struggles they have faced in the pursuit of living freely with the women they love.... Read more
  • Lovely

    Lovely

    USA , 2012 , 17 min. Sister Gertie in Wisconsin and Sister Lucinda in Brooklyn meet at last, deepening their internet friendship as nuns. With Lucinda’s unexpected work visit to the convent’s dairy farm, a dancing lesson leads to taking a bite of forbidden fruit.... Read more
  • Mama Rainbow

    Mama Rainbow

    China , 2012 , 80 min. This touching documentary about being gay in contemporary China introduces us to six different mothers of LGBT children and their own version of a “coming out” tale, as they begin to recognize, acknowledge, and accept the sexualities of their sons and daughters.... Read more
  • Melting Away

    Melting Away

    Israel , 2011 , 86 min. Galya goes looking for the son she rejected, but finds a daughter instead. Can Anna teach her bewildered parents the true meaning of family before it’s too late? This Israeli tearjerker delivers in sentimental spades.... Read more
  • Mr. Angel

    Mr. Angel

    USA , 2013 , 69 min. A doc-style short showing two people who transitioned to the other sex answering the same questions. Director Chase Joynt uses clever cuts to create rhythmic montages through their juxtaposition.... Read more
  • Open Letter

    Open Letter

    USA , 2012 , 6 min. The Internet reacts to musician Frank Ocean’s Open Letter.... Read more
  • The Out List

    The Out List

    USA , 2013 , 60 min. Through intimate and incredibly well crafted, emotionally moving interviews, The Out List is a gorgeously produced HBO documentary which showcases the voices of influential and iconic, out and proud LGBT Americans.... Read more
  • Performing Girl

    Performing Girl

    USA , 2013 , 24 min. Performing Girl tells the compelling story of D’Lo, a performance artist originally from Southern California and raised by Sri Lankan parents who struggled with his gender variance through childhood and adolescence. Through adorable animation, intimate family interviews, and poignant excerpts from D’Lo’s performances, the film illustrates the evolution of a family’s ... Read more
  • Riot Ghoul

    Riot Ghoul

    USA , 2012 , 15 min. Lisa is bored with Brad, her jerk boyfriend, when she meets Valerie, a mysterious grrrl outside a punk show. Lisa becomes enamored with Valerie but soon discovers a shocking truth about her past, learning sisterhood is far from dead.... Read more
  • Seaquake

    Seaquake

    Brazil , 2012 , 8 min. Two childhood friends head to a deserted beach to surf. When they get there however, the sea is flat. As they wait for a wave that never comes, another type of wave comes across the both of them.... Read more
  • A Self-Made Man

    A Self-Made Man

    USA , 2013 , 57 min. Uncomfortable with her body since youth, Chantal, who lives with her six-year-old son in Munich, yearns to be accepted as both a man and a father. At a parents’ night at school, Kevin bravely makes his first public appearance.... Read more
  • She: tHEiR Love Story

    She: tHEiR Love Story

    Thailand , 2012 , 90 min. Bright, entertaining and unabashedly soapy, She follows two Thai lesbians as they fall for ostensibly straight women. At times uproariously funny, the film is a crash course in Thai lesbian life.... Read more
  • Soongava—Dance of the Orchids

    Soongava—Dance of the Orchids

    Nepal , 2012 , 85 min. The first film from Nepal dealing with lesbian love features a dangerous romance between middle-class college students whose families violently oppose it. Still, a dancer and her admirer decide to live together in defiance of their conservative society.... Read more
  • Spooners

    Spooners

    USA , 2012 , 14 min. Buying a bed can lead to some unexpected consequences. After convincing his husband to retire their old lumpy futon, Nelson is forced to come out in a spectacular way while shopping for their new bed at Drowzy’s Mattress World.... Read more
  • Summer Suit

    Summer Suit

    Australia , 2013 , 15 min. This wistful story of individuality and resilience, set in the Australian town of Euroa, follows ten-year-old tomboy Robbie, who suffers from occasional epileptic seizures that make her feel like a freak. When she discovers a discarded boys’ suit in her brother’s closet, she may have found a new identity.... Read more
  • Taboo

    Taboo

    Austria , 2011 , 8 min. Uncomfortable with her body since youth, Chantal, who lives with her six-year-old son in Munich, yearns to be accepted as both a man and a father—at a parents’ night at school, Kevin bravely makes his first public appearance.... Read more
  • A Thousand Empty Glasses

    A Thousand Empty Glasses

    UK , 2012 , 15 min. Charlie goes on a whirlwind trip to France to visit his best friend, Arthur, where he is introduced to Oscar and Martha, a seemingly happy couple living in paradise. Then suddenly, cracks begin to form in this perfect picture of British society, provoking Charlie to question his ambitions, friendships, and sexuality.... Read more
  • Through the Window

    Through the Window

    Israel , 2011 , 12 min. Yoni, who is deep in the closet, is torn between her great love and her family, when only a window separates the two.... Read more
  • What's the T?

    What's the T?

    89 min. What's the T? is asked in this candid, brave, and often humorous documentary which examines the intersecting lives of these five dynamic transwomen as they discuss passing, living stealth, getting clocked, and building sisterhood and community.... Read more
  • What's the T?

    What's the T?

    USA , 2012 , 70 min. What’s the T? is asked in this candid, brave, and often humorous documentary which examines the intersecting lives of these five dynamic transwomen as they discuss passing, living stealth, getting clocked, and building sisterhood and community.... Read more
  • Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow?

    Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow?

    Taiwan , 2013 , 104 min. Sweet, introverted Weichung is a closeted gay man with a wife, a son and a new lover in this charming romantic comedy about love, family and sexuality—and the conflict many Asian gay men experience trying to reconcile all three.... Read more
  • A World for Raul

    A World for Raul

    Mexico , 2012 , 15 min. When Raul is asked to entertain the local landowner’s son, an intense game of power and pride starts between the two boys.... Read more