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Your search by 'Romance' identified 34 films


  • The Beginning

    The Beginning

    Russia , 2012 , 6 min. Moscow, 2012. Nobody is out. The true sexuality of Russian women has just begun waking up. And Daria is thrilled with it.... Read more
  • Beyond the Walls

    Beyond the Walls

    France , 2012 , 98 min. Depicting a fraught but passionate relationship between two difficult men, David Lambert’s first feature expertly charts the course of love from the heights of infatuation to the more mundane difficulties and unpleasantnesses of day-to-day life.... Read more
  • Big Gay Love

    Big Gay Love

    USA , 2013 , 85 min. Jonathan Lisecki (Gayby, Frameline36) stars in this unconventional take on the standard Hollywood rom-com formula, as an awkward gay guy in the stock Meg Ryan/Kate Hudson role and a cult TV heartthrob who is cast as his potential soul mate—as they enter the path to find their Big Gay Love.... Read more
  • Breaking the Girls

    Breaking the Girls

    USA , 2012 , 85 min. A sexy, twist-filled thriller in which a barely-getting-by law student gets entangled with a wild, wealthy lesbian, only to find out that her benefactor expects generosity to be repaid with a carefully-orchestrated murder.... 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
  • Bwakaw

    Bwakaw

    Philippines , 2012 , 110 min. Veteran Filipino actor Eddie Garcia stars as a crotchety and closeted man, faced with reminders of death and stirred by a new friendship, confronts the regrets of his life and attempts to find a self-affirming way forward in this moving and powerful drama.... Read more
  • Click

    Click

    Canada , 2013 , 17 min. When die-hard romantic Darcy gets her heart broken on her 30th birthday, her friends rally round to help her recover. Mayhem ensues in Chew’s (Falling for Caroline) modern, fun, romantic comedy about lesbian dating mishaps while trying to find a date that clicks—whether she’s found online or while out on a run.... Read more
  • Dating Sucks: A Genderqueer Misadventure

    Dating Sucks: A Genderqueer Misadventure

    USA , 2013 , 13 min. This autobiographical animation explores the successes, failures, anxieties, and confusion of trying to date as a genderqueer/trans person. As genuine as it is comical, this film is the first episode in a forthcoming online digital zine.... 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
  • Easy Abby: Every Day Making Love More Difficult (Season One)

    Easy Abby: Every Day Making Love More Difficult (Season One)

    USA , 2013 , 85 min. Easy Abby: Season One chronicles the (mis)adventures of a thirtysomething lesbian living in Chicago and navigating the dating scene with slickness and sense of humor while trying to have as much fun as possible.... Read more
  • The Fiction of the Fix

    The Fiction of the Fix

    USA , 2012 , 10 min. August is an adorably cute Butch who refuses to settle when it comes to love. In her tireless pursuit of “the one,” she conjures up a new sweetie from items representing the best moments of her past relationships.... 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • The Happy Sad

    The Happy Sad

    USA , 2013 , 87 min. Two young couples in New York—one black and gay, one white and heterosexual—find themselves intertwined as they create new relationship norms, explore sexual identity and redefine monogamy.... Read more
  • Heterosexual Jill

    Heterosexual Jill

    USA , 2013 , 80 min. Filmmaker Michelle Ehlen wrote, directed, and stars in this satirical pseudo-romantic comedy—and sequel to Butch Jamie (Frameline32)—about being in love with the person you think you are.... Read more
  • In the Name Of

    In the Name Of

    Poland , 2012 , 97 min. Father Adam is a handsome and unconventional Catholic priest running a Polish reformatory for tough teenage boys. But he is in a spiritual crisis, prompted by sexual feelings he has long avoided. This compassionate feature won Berlin’s prestigious Teddy Award.... 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
  • The Mermaids

    The Mermaids

    Germany , 2011 , 36 min. Nikki is a German math nerd whose world consists almost entirely of numbers and equations; to widen her circle of seclusion beyond Pi, she tries out for the American football team at her school. Her eyes are opened to a seriously Sapphic world, from the steamy locker room to the muddy, rough-and-tumble field.... Read more
  • Pit Stop

    Pit Stop

    USA , 2013 , 82 min. In this “low key but ultimately deeply satisfying” (Variety) romance, construction contractor Gabe and forklift operator Ernesto maneuver their way through responsibilities and loneliness to find each other in small town, Texas.... Read more
  • Reaching for the Moon

    Reaching for the Moon

    Brazil , 2013 , 118 min. Based on the novel Strange and Common Place Flowers, poet Elizabeth Bishop’s tormented love affair with Brazilian Lota de Macedo Soares gets the lavish big-screen treatment it deserves in this compelling account of their gloriously romantic, yet messy relationship. ... 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
  • Second Hand Emotion

    Second Hand Emotion

    USA , 2012 , 9 min. Second Hand Emotion is a pair of music videos from trans hip-hop artist Rocco Katastrophe. “Wake Me If I’m Dreaming” tracks the rise and fall of a relationship, and “Let Me Go” traces the aftermath and recovery.... 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
  • Shopping

    Shopping

    Australia , 2012 , 6 min. Two women meet up at various stages of their lives, but don’t connect properly until old age.... 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
  • Submerge

    Submerge

    Australia , 2012 , 97 min. Star athlete and student Jordan says yes to everything—swimming and academic success, a busy social life and an affair with her hot tutor. But something has to give, in this astute Australian take on having it all.... Read more
  • Test

    Test

    USA , 2013 , 89 min. Test is a visually stunning, beautifully choreographed, and powerfully moving story set in the San Francisco modern dance scene of 1985, in the early years of the AIDS epidemic, right before the first HIV test is announced.... Read more
  • Two Weddings and a Funeral

    Two Weddings and a Funeral

    South Korea , 2012 , 106 min. A young gay Korean doctor marries a lesbian co-worker in order to pass for heterosexual in a gay-unfriendly culture. This produces results both hilarious and tragic as they discover themselves and find fulfillment by accessing a deep courage within.... Read more
  • Valencia

    Valencia

    USA , 2012 , 100 min. Valencia (based on the novel by Michelle Tea) showcases 18 visions of one girl’s heartbreaks, friendships, and wild experiences while finding herself in her community of fabulous, strange, artsy, genderqueer folks.... Read more
  • Who's Afraid of Vagina Wolf?

    Who's Afraid of Vagina Wolf?

    USA , 2013 , 83 min. Guinevere Turner and Carrie Preston co-star in writer-producer-star Anna Margarita Albelo’s hysterical comedy about the struggles a filmmaker endures while trying to remake Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? with an all-female cast.... 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