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  • The Abominable Crime

    The Abominable Crime

    USA , 2013 , 66 min. A moving documentary that explores the homophobic culture of Jamaica by following a lesbian mom and a gay human rights activist, both of whom are forced to choose between homeland and survival.... Read more
  • Alaska Is a Drag

    Alaska Is a Drag

    USA , 2013 , 13 min. Leo’s dreams of being an international superstar are hard-fought working in a fish cannery in Alaska.... Read more
  • Aquaporko!

    Aquaporko!

    Australia , 2013 , 22 min. Synchronized swimming becomes a radical act of self-expression for a group of Melbourne women in this effervescent documentary that follows these graceful and audacious fat activists in the run up to their inaugural performance: an irresistible blend of body politics, self-acceptance, and athletic prowess.... Read more
  • A Ballet Dialogue

    A Ballet Dialogue

    Brazil , 2012 , 8 min. A young man in his late teens and a senior man wake up in their respective apartments—and from across the avenue on which they both live, they communicate in an unusual way.... Read more
  • Beyoutiful

    Beyoutiful

    USA , 2012 , 4 min. Beyoutiful is a stunning Taiwanese animated short that explores the necessity of conventional gender identity.... Read more
  • Born to Dance this Way

    Born to Dance this Way

    USA , 2012 , 12 min. JOO Si, a fierce, fabulous, and curvalicious back-up dancing diva, auditions for the opportunity of a lifetime to gyrate behind the sexy female pop singing sensation, THE 4PLAY LADIES.... Read more
  • Brown

    Brown

    USA , 2012 , 2 min. Filmmaker Dr. Kortney Ryan Ziegler (Still Black: A Portrait of Black Transmen, Frameline33) returns with this beautiful short meditation on crying.... 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
  • Camp Beaverton: Meet the Beavers

    Camp Beaverton: Meet the Beavers

    USA , 2013 , 62 min. Synchronized swimming becomes a radical act of self-expression for a group of Melbourne women in this effervescent documentary that follows these graceful and audacious fat activists in the run up to their inaugural performance: an irresistible blend of body politics, self-acceptance, and athletic prowess.... Read more
  • Change Over Time

    Change Over Time

    USA , 2013 , 7 min. This experimental, animated, personal documentary chronicles the filmmaker’s first year on testosterone from an impressionistic and poetic perspective.... 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
  • The Devotion Project: My Person

    The Devotion Project: My Person

    USA , 2012 , 10 min. The fourth in the Devotion series, this short doc chronicles the lives of Eric and Anne, devoted spouses and loving parents raising their daughter, Jonah, in Oakland. They describe their romance, marriage, and the birth of their daughter, as well as the challenges they face as a trans-queer couple.... 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
  • Falling in Love With Chris and Greg: “Work of Art! Reality TV Special”

    Falling in Love With Chris and Greg: “Work of Art! Reality TV Special”

    USA , 2012 , 14 min. Chris and Greg compete on a reality television show to be the Next Great Artist in the newest episode of the ongoing series Falling in Love with Chris and Greg.... 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
  • For You, The Spring

    For You, The Spring

    USA , 2013 , 3 min. Inspired by a carnivalesque old-time silent film, a musician dreams of running away with a mermaid, but she must first save her from the hands of some unlikely villains.... Read more
  • Frisk

    Frisk

    USA , 2012 , 8 min. Frisk is a story about resilience, strength, and the courage to be authentic in the face of institutionalized homophobia and harassment.... Read more
  • Genderfreak

    Genderfreak

    USA , 2012 , 19 min. What happens when violinist Rachel, the token straight friend in her group, meets a handsome genderqueer teenager named Sammy, who happens to play guitar?... Read more
  • Ian Harvie Superhero

    Ian Harvie Superhero

    USA , 2012 , 75 min. In his debut stand-up comedy concert film, trans comic Ian Harvie, who served as the opening act for Margaret Cho for a number of years, shares hilarious and unabashed insights relating to his trans experience. Ian Harvie Superhero presents a lighthearted yet self-aware approach to important intersections, such as acquiring male privilege, navigating gendered bathroom politics, acknowledgin... 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
  • In Face

    In Face

    USA , 2009 , 3 min. A drag performer gets “in face” in this simple and poetic video exploring the role of gender performance and routine in the drag world.... Read more
  • The Infamous T

    The Infamous T

    USA , 2013 , 30 min. Homeless, bullied, and failing out of high school, 18-year-old Jonathon moves in with queer host parents, transfers schools, and forms a dance crew. As he struggles to mesh with his new household, stay in school, and be his most authentic self, he discovers that home is more than four walls and that friendship can transform us.

    This film is a Frameline Completion Fund recipient.... Read more
  • Intersexion

    Intersexion

    New Zealand , 2012 , 68 min. Witness how “it doesn’t suck to be intersex; it sucks to be persecuted.” Activist Mani Bruce Mitchell and friends share their powerful journey from secrecy and shame to healing and belonging in this vital emerging community transcending the gender binary system.... Read more
  • I've Only Just Begun

    I've Only Just Begun

    Finland , 2012 , 7 min. In response to a Russian law banning “homosexual propaganda,” director Koskimies has created an activist music video that depicts the androgynous Venuz Vulgar, a coterie of colorful queers, and their quest to fight discrimination.... Read more
  • Joan in the Rain

    Joan in the Rain

    France , 2012 , 6 min. A wonderfully hypnotic, experimental found-footage collage of Joan of Arc films made for part of a museum exhibition to commemorate Joan’s 600th birthday.... Read more
  • JOY! Portrait of a Nun

    JOY! Portrait of a Nun

    Canada , 2012 , 52 min. Sisters are doing it for themselves in this intimate portrait of Missionary P. Delight and her fellow members of the Order of Perpetual Indulgence as they look back on decades of faerie-fabulous radicalism and whip out their wimples for colorful celebration.... Read more
  • kink

    kink

    USA , 2012 , 80 min. Ever wonder what—and who—really goes down in that imposing brick fortress at Mission and 14th? This adults-only doc (produced by James Franco) goes behind closed doors at the Armory to reveal purveyors of fetish porn, working and wanking on the edge of big-business BDSM.... 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
  • Kitty

    Kitty

    Australia , 2012 , 6 min. A young, effeminate queer boy wants to be accepted into his sister’s friend group, but at what cost?... Read more
  • Knighthood

    Knighthood

    Taiwan , 2013 , 10 min. Dreaming to become a fearless knight, Wang Li loves to spend her day in the woods with her fantastic friend, The Knight. But today she has to put on armor she doesn’t want to wear.... Read more
  • Lewd & Lascivious

    Lewd & Lascivious

    USA , 2013 , 50 min. Archival footage from the 1950s and ’60s, and frank interviews bring queer San Francisco history to life amidst the backdrop of anti-war protests pre-Compton and pre-Stonewall. As the ramifications from this New Year’s 1965 Ball sparked monumental change for gay civil rights.... Read more
  • like rats leaving a sinking ship

    like rats leaving a sinking ship

    Germany , 2012 , 25 min. Personal narrative and clinical objectivity combine in a multilayered narrative about the psychiatric assessments imposed on transgendered people and the nature of personal memory. The narrator shifts voices and stories in an attempt to placate to a rotting system and, at the same time, desert it for something better.... 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
  • 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
  • Moth

    Moth

    China , 2011 , 4 min. An animation in two parts from Shanghai-based artist, Muxi, exploring the growing pains of adolescence, told through sumptuous drawings and live action involving human and animal hybrids.... 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
  • My Secret Panties

    My Secret Panties

    UK , 2012 , 4 min. My Secret Panties explores the varying faces of lesbian Muslims.... Read more
  • The New Black

    The New Black

    USA , 2013 , 80 min. The New Black is a refreshing and much-needed inside look at African American activists, citizens and clergy seeking to change attitudes toward LGBT rights within their communities and churches.... Read more
  • Nothing

    Nothing

    USA , 2013 , 3 min. Nothing is an homage to non-gender specific pronouns in English.... 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
  • Queen of the Desert

    Queen of the Desert

    Australia , 2012 , 28 min. With her pink hair extensions, painted-on eyebrows, glitter stockings, and Superman hotpants, Starlady is a unique hairstylist, working in some of Australia’s most remote places. This film follows her to Areyonga, an indigenous community in Central Australia, as she single-handedly brings some glamour to the youth of the outback.... Read more
  • Queer Origins

    Queer Origins

    USA , 2013 , 3 min. Queer Origins explores the author’s identity and imagined history through experimental animation and femme performance.... Read more
  • Rebel

    Rebel

    USA , 2013 , 72 min. Writer, Mother, Soldier, Spy. Loreta Janeta Velazquez altered her sex, ethnicity and identity to become a Confederate soldier in the US Civil War. Rebel unlocks the mystery of this border-crossing, gender-bending story that’s been dismissed as a hoax for 150 years.... 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
  • 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
  • Sexperimental

    Sexperimental

    USA , 2013 , 69 min. A retrospective compilation of queer filmmakers Texas and Kadet’s provoking and erotic analog video art, which combined art and activism using themes of gender investigation, voyeurism, S&M, and safe sex.... 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
  • Transpass

    Transpass

    USA , 2012 , 16 min. This short doc exposes the negative effects of the gender sticker on the Philadelphia public transportation pass.... Read more

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