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  • 100 Crushes Chapter 6: They

    100 Crushes Chapter 6: They

    Canada , 2014 , 2 min. Winner of Best Emerging Artist at the Inside Out 2014 Toronto LGBT Film Festival, filmmaker Elisha Lim lyrically recounts struggling within and finding liberation from the gender binary by embracing a new preferred-gender-pronoun.... Read more
  • ABSENCE: No Fats, No Femmes, No Asians

    ABSENCE: No Fats, No Femmes, No Asians

    USA , 2014 , 7 min. An experimental documentary contemplating race/racism, queerness, fat, femininity, and belonging, ABSENCE is a fiercely honest quest—for community, for visibility, for that queer fat API femme utopia.... Read more
  • Ascendance: The Angels of Change Documentary

    Ascendance: The Angels of Change Documentary

    USA , 2015 , 78 min. Filmmaker Deb Simone takes us backstage as LA trans youth prepare for a runway show and calendar launch fundraiser—these young people are also engaging in an intentional process of becoming visible, having a voice, and claiming a future as vital community members.... Read more
  • Breakaway

    Breakaway

    USA , 2014 , 9 min. Meet Jennifer Deering, a professional football player living in the Bay Area who got a chance to represent the USA at the 2013 IFAF Women’s World Championship in Finland.... Read more
  • El Canto del Colibrí

    El Canto del Colibrí

    USA , 2015 , 50 min. In this intimate, candid, and deeply personal documentary, Latino fathers across the country recount the impact of their children’s coming out, while discussing issues of immigration, culture, prejudice, compassion, and understanding.... Read more
  • Carina

    Carina

    Mexico , 2014 , 11 min. Carina is 8 years old and likes rock and roll music. Her life takes a complete spin when she believes her new teacher is the same woman from her dad’s pin-up magazine.... Read more
  • Deep Run

    Deep Run

    USA , 2015 , 75 min. Young transman Cole and his girlfriend Ashley seek spiritual refuge in a welcoming church—a daunting challenge in rural North Carolina, where conservative Christianity rules. What ultimately saves them is deep love for themselves, each other, and their God.... Read more
  • Do I Sound Gay?

    Do I Sound Gay?

    USA , 2014 , 77 min. Is it the sibilant “s,” or the drawn-out vowels? In this lighthearted yet thought-provoking documentary, filmmaker David Thorpe is on a quest to understand his “gay voice”—consulting speech experts as well as celebrities like David Sedaris, Tim Gunn, and George Takei.... Read more
  • Drag Mama

    Drag Mama

    Australia , 2014 , 7 min. Poor Daniel. All this little Australian schoolboy wants is to wear the cute girls’ uniform to school, but that is simply forbidden. Enter his Fairy Drag Mother, who grants him a special fantasy that will last only until the stroke of midnight.... Read more
  • Engender

    Engender

    USA , 2015 , 13 min. Peaches Christ, Chaka Corn, and Honey Mahogany lend their voices in this short doc that looks at drag queens as emblems of queer visibility and drag culture as an inherently progressive force.... Read more
  • F*ggot

    F*ggot

    Mexico , 2014 , 18 min. In 1990s Mexico, little Arturo is being bullied at school for girlish ways he can’t help. A rich fantasy life helps him cope and build a connection with his handsome uncle, who is struggling himself with HIV in an era of intolerance.... Read more
  • Feelings Are Facts: The Life of Yvonne Rainer

    Feelings Are Facts: The Life of Yvonne Rainer

    USA , 2015 , 80 min. Endlessly searching choreographer, and filmmaker, intellect, and feminist Yvonne Rainer is the subject of this fascinating reflection on the politics of identity as well as on the always-related concerns of one of the preeminent artists of our time.... Read more
  • Female Masculinity Appreciation Society

    Female Masculinity Appreciation Society

    UK , 2014 , 11 min. Follow Cookie and Foxy Ven in their quest to reach the arm-wrestling finals, discover the reason behind Rubyyy’s ginger moustache, and judge for yourself the standards in Dapper wear.... Read more
  • Float

    Float

    USA , 2015 , 5 min. Stunningly celebratory and shot completely underwater, this artistic short film features trans and genderqueer folks swimming naked and is set to the music of trans musician Rae Spoon.... Read more
  • From the Beginning

    From the Beginning

    USA , 2014 , 6 min. In a redwood forest, three friends dance in this gorgeously shot modern dance short film by the director of the feature film, Test.... Read more
  • From This Day Forward

    From This Day Forward

    USA , 2015 , 79 min. When Sharon Shattuck was still in middle school, her dad came out to her family as transgender and changed names from Michael to Trisha. Now preparing for her own wedding, Shattuck returns home to better understand her parents’ relationship.... Read more
  • Game Face

    Game Face

    USA , 2015 , 95 min. This forthright and sincere doc tracks the parallel stories of the first transgender pro mixed martial arts fighter, Fallon Fox, and a gay college hoops player who is cautiously planning his coming out, as they struggle for acceptance within their sports and society.... Read more
  • Glow

    Glow

    USA , 2014 , 18 min. Three performers—a Korean American drag queen, a Chinese opera singer who plays male roles, and a mime—talk about their relationship to art and culture in this fascinating docu-narrative.... Read more
  • Health Class

    Health Class

    Canada , 2014 , 8 min. Trevor looks back on his public education to find it coming up short against the realities of his adult sexuality; so he confronts his sex ed teacher. The short’s genius comes from its explicit, re-imagined animated sex ed materials.... Read more
  • I Don't

    I Don't

    USA , 2015 , 11 min. A wedding-obsessed woman in SF is hoping for a marriage proposal, but has just found out her boyfriend is gay. In a desperate attempt to get over him, she hires a pro, drinks too much wine, and has an only-in-SF bridal dream on Castro Street.... Read more
  • Kumu Hina: A Place in the Middle

    Kumu Hina: A Place in the Middle

    USA , 2014 , 24 min. This short is the true story of a young Hawaiian girl who aspires to become the leader of her school’s all-male hula troupe, and an inspiring teacher who uses traditional culture to empower her.... Read more
  • Magic Mike XXL

    Magic Mike XXL

    USA , 2015 , 111 min. After building a cult following among gay men and the women who love them, Magic Mike and the Kings of Tampa reunite to shake off the past—and everything else—during one last blowout tour.... Read more
  • Mamis: A Family Portrait

    Mamis: A Family Portrait

    Cuba , 2013 , 19 min. In Cuba, where their access to adoption and assisted reproduction is prohibited, lesbians who want to be mothers face extra challenges as they try to realize their dreams. Exploring ideas of personal rebellion, Mamis reveals that there is often a way to get around the rules.... Read more
  • Mindtease

    Mindtease

    Canada , 2014 , 4 min. The accidental reveal of a burlesque dancer’s true identity leads to a moment of self-questioning for the audience, and for one voyeur in particular, some deeper self-exploration.... Read more
  • My Life Is A Dream

    My Life Is A Dream

    USA , 2015 , 8 min. Perky and portly Cousin Wonderlette never imagined she’d meet the man of her dreams, so when her dreams turn into nightmares she’s not so surprised. In this dark comedy, we follow CW on a disturbing journey to creepy places where she encounters demented housewives, greedy swine, and sexual deviants.... Read more
  • Nancy from East Side Clover

    Nancy from East Side Clover

    USA , 2014 , 9 min. Growing up poor, Chicana, a woman, and a lesbian in mid-20th century East L.A., Nancy Valverde’s life was a constant uphill battle. Now at age 83, Nancy’s defiance and resilience to maintain her identity as a Chicana butch lesbian has garnered her legendary status in the L.A. queer community.... Read more
  • The New Girlfriend

    The New Girlfriend

    France , 2014 , 105 min. In this exquisite tale of triangulated love Claire (Anaïs Demoustier) reaches out to her deceased best friend’s widower David (Romain Duris) only to discover he dresses as a woman in the privacy of his home, in the latest from director François Ozon.... Read more
  • Out to Win

    Out to Win

    Canada , 2014 , 100 min. Featuring interviews with trailblazing sports legends Martina Navratilova, David Kopay, Jason Collins, Brittney Griner, and many others, this inspiring doc takes a powerful look at the struggles and triumphs of LGBT athletes in professional sports and leaves everyone cheering.... Read more
  • Peace of Mind

    Peace of Mind

    USA , 2014 , 77 min. This beautifully constructed documentary is an at once poetic, highly personal and generously balanced portrait of the late trans artist and filmmaker Flo McGarrell during the final chapter of his short life as the director of FOSAJ Art Center in Jacmel, Haiti.... Read more
  • QORDS Camp

    QORDS Camp

    USA , 2014 , 24 min. In this feel-good short documentary, a hodgepodge of teens comes together at a Southern summer camp that builds queer community through music and artistic expression.... Read more
  • Sachet

    Sachet

    USA , 2014 , 19 min. A glimpse beyond the public image and into the private life of San Francisco’s very own Donna Sachet, a well-known drag performer who has worked tirelessly at philanthropy for countless LGBTQ causes.... Read more
  • The Same Difference

    The Same Difference

    USA , 2014 , 67 min. Self-identified studs Felicia “Snoop” Pearson (The Wire), AzMarie Livingston (Empire), and many others discuss hypocrisy in terms of gender roles and performative expectations within the Stud/Aggressive community. From stud-on-stud relationships to dressing femme for pay, no topic is left untouched.... Read more
  • Scrum

    Scrum

    Australia , 2015 , 54 min. Three gay rugby athletes are vying for a spot on the elite Sydney Convicts team, competing for the 7th Annual Bingham Cup. Can they put behind their past struggles and win the prize? This is a steamy, pulsating documentary about acceptance, sportsmanship, and male camaraderie.... Read more
  • Stella Walsh

    Stella Walsh

    USA , 2014 , 15 min. Stella Walsh had thousands of medals, ribbons, honors, and fans from around the world. Her popularity continued for decades after winning a gold medal in the 1932 Olympics, until she was killed in a robbery and it was discovered that she had an “ambiguous gender.”... Read more
  • Stevie

    Stevie

    USA , 2014 , 18 min. Stevie, a small-town tomboy, experiences romance for the first time when an attractive brother and sister move in nearby. Stevie’s mixed feelings of attraction take her by surprise after they all spend a night out together.... Read more
  • Stories of Our Lives

    Stories of Our Lives

    Kenya , 2014 , 61 min. Homophobia is institutionalized in Kenya, heightening the stakes of this brave vignette quintet. Via intimate dramatizations of identity under siege, drawn from real life experiences of LGBTQI people, this anthology, exquisitely shot in black and white, breaks the silence enforced by intolerance.... Read more
  • Sworn Virgin

    Sworn Virgin

    Italy , 2015 , 90 min. A young Albanian woman, chafing against her culture’s strictures on female behavior, chooses to live and work as a man. Years later, questioning his choice, he leaves his remote village and embarks upon a journey of self-discovery.... Read more
  • Tomgirl

    Tomgirl

    USA , 2014 , 14 min. Meet Jake, a gender non-conforming 7-year-old with incredibly supportive parents who let their child be the amazing person they are, not who gender-normative society would like them to be.... Read more
  • Two 4 One

    Two 4 One

    Canada , 2014 , 80 min. After a surprising one-night stand that rekindles their previous relationship, ex-partners Adam and Miriam make a most unusual discovery: they are both pregnant. Two 4 One is a refreshing trans romcom.... Read more
  • Visible Silence

    Visible Silence

    USA , 2015 , 42 min. A delicate but probing look at “tom” and “dee” lesbians in Thailand, as they confront expectations to conform to a rigidly gender-assigned society. Silent but visible within it, they speak to us from a rich variety of experience.... Read more
  • While You Weren't Looking

    While You Weren't Looking

    South Africa , 2015 , 72 min. A lesbian couple realizes how far they’ve strayed from the radical ideals of their youth, as they navigate infidelity, aging, class issues, and the complexities of gay life in post-Apartheid South Africa.... Read more
  • The Year We Thought About Love

    The Year We Thought About Love

    USA , 2014 , 68 min. Boston LGBTQ youth troupe True Colors: Out Youth Theater produces and performs a play that tackles the difficult topic of love. This inspiring doc celebrates the powerful work of a troupe that believes, above all else, the show must go on!... Read more