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Your search by 'Parenting / Family' identified 37 films

  • 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
  • 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
  • The Companion

    The Companion

    Peru , 2012 , 20 min. In the outskirts of Lima, a young sex worker tends to his elderly father, a fallen-from-grace artisan. Feeling as though his efforts are never enough for his father, he tries to break free.... 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: 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
  • dik


    Australia , 2012 , 9 min. A six-year-old boy brings home a piece of schoolwork that provokes his parents to question his sexual orientation (and their own), with disastrous, yet hilarious, results.... Read more
  • Disrupted


    Mexico , 2013 , 95 min. This quietly expansive documentary offers an involving, revelatory portrait of performer and trans woman Coral Bonelli and her actress-mother, who reminisce about Coral’s personal and artistic evolution since the 1970s, when she was child actor “Pinolito” in Mexico’s rough-and-tumble film industry.... Read more
  • Entry Denied

    Entry Denied

    USA , 2012 , 28 min. Entry Denied (executive produced by Rob Epstein and Jeffrey Friedman) follows three bi-national gay and lesbian couples struggling with the U.S.’s discriminatory immigration laws, which have no provisions for same-sex couples, due to the Defense of Marriage Act.... 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
  • Fighting For Air

    Fighting For Air

    Australia , 2011 , 9 min. Rough-and-tumble KJ has a secret she keeps hidden from the world. When her teacher discovers this secret, KJ is faced with the opportunity to accept a helping hand, or turn and remain in her separate corner.... Read more
  • Finding Franklin

    Finding Franklin

    USA , 2012 , 15 min. This simply gorgeous short about death, nostalgia, and digging through old family memories is hauntingly touching, and truly tender. Returning to the family home upon the death of her grandfather, young Violet finds someone from the past: a mysterious man named Franklin. Violet investigates deeper, and the film delicately weaves old and recreated footage, set to a wonderful soundtrack, to recount ... Read more
  • For Dorian

    For Dorian

    Canada , 2012 , 16 min. A father fears the sexual awakening of his disabled son, Oliver, as he struggles with the notion of letting him grow up.... Read more
  • Hatch


    Austria , 2012 , 19 min. Two couples must each make wrenching decisions on a wintry Vienna night.... 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
  • It Gets Better

    It Gets Better

    Thailand , 2012 , 103 min. From the countryside to a flashy resort cabaret in Thailand, seekers find rejection and love in this portrait of transgender lives rediscovered and redeemed, directed by a filmmaker who has fought bans against LGBT themes in Thai cinema.... Read more
  • Kimchi Fried Dumplings

    Kimchi Fried Dumplings

    Canada , 2012 , 15 min. Tension between brothers reaches a boiling point when they all come together to celebrate Christmas with their aging parents over Kimchi Fried Dumplings.... Read more
  • La Partida

    La Partida

    Cuba , 2013 , 90 min. An Ecstasy-fueled night out leads to romantic feelings between Cuban youngsters Reinier and Yosvani, but external pressures of family, girlfriends, and poverty cause dramatic ups and downs in their subsequent relationship in this powerful and sexy drama set amid the streets of picturesque Havana.... 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
  • Mia


    Argentina , 2010 , 105 min. Ale, a transwoman living in a shanty-town, becomes a surrogate mother for a grieving girl. Without sugarcoating Ale’s life, the film portrays her indomitable spirit in this poignant meditation on family, home and loss.... 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
  • Natives


    USA , 2013 , 20 min. Going home can be anything but a picnic, especially if you’re estranged, not out to your folks, and have a pushy girlfriend in tow! This dark comedy concerns a girl so fascinated with her girlfriend’s Native American roots that she begins to lose sight of their relationship.... 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
  • Romeo Romeo

    Romeo Romeo

    USA , 2012 , 80 min. Newly married, Jessica and Lexy’s efforts to have a baby end up marked by frustration, disappointment, and many expensive procedures. This intimate portrait of a modern queer marriage demonstrates just how much they’re willing to invest to build a family.... Read more
  • Shared Origins

    Shared Origins

    USA , 2012 , 18 min. Two transracially adopted girls, born in Ethiopia and raised in North Carolina by lesbian parents, travel to their birth country for the first time. The film is an intimate portrait of a modern queer family navigating the geographical, cultural, and emotional space of home and the connection to one’s heritage.... Read more
  • Sleeping Beauties

    Sleeping Beauties

    USA , 1999 , 13 min. This short, which premiered at Sundance in 1998, retells the fairy tale and centers on a morgue beautician who is trying to get over her ex-girlfriend and finds love with a photographer’s assistant.... 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
  • 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


    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
  • 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
  • Two Girls Against the Rain

    Two Girls Against the Rain

    Cambodia , 2012 , 11 min. The film documents a captivatingly courageous lesbian couple in Cambodia who have known and loved each other since the Khmer Rouge regime. The women’s deep bond and strength have helped them overcome all different kinds of resistance, including that of their families.... Read more
  • Uncle and Son

    Uncle and Son

    Vietnam , 2012 , 12 min. This Vietnamese fable brought to life shows how a young boy’s naïveté threatens the precious relationship with his uncle.... 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
  • Yeah Kowalski!

    Yeah Kowalski!

    USA , 2012 , 10 min. A thirteen-year-old late bloomer goes to great lengths to impress his classmate crush, Shane.... Read more