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Your search by 'Youth' identified 34 films


  • Akeelah and the Bee

    Akeelah and the Bee

    USA , 2006 , 112 min. Eleven-year-old Akeelah is a middle schooler in South Central LA with a talent for spelling. Against many obstacles, but with the help of a special coach, she aims for the highest goal of all: the Scripps National Spelling Bee.... 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
  • Beat

    Beat

    Canada , 2015 , 15 min. Beautifully shot and amplified with magical realism, Beat finds a shy illustrator ignited by a mysterious bike courier.... Read more
  • Blood and Water

    Blood and Water

    USA , 2014 , 12 min. Blood and Water finds lust awash in neon on the streets of NYC’s dive bars, as a young student falls for her professor.... Read more
  • Caged

    Caged

    Netherlands , 2013 , 13 min. Dutch high schoolers David and Niels are best friends who run track together, but when one is outed and ostracized, the other must decide whether he sides with the bullies or joins his friend in solidarity.... 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
  • Charlotte

    Charlotte

    USA , 2015 , 11 min. Alex, excited to have befriended the popular girl at school, will do anything to stay in her good graces. When her new friend wants to play house, Alex innocently plays along and develops feelings she doesn’t understand.... Read more
  • Code Academy

    Code Academy

    USA , 2014 , 16 min. Nisha Ganatra (Chutney Popcorn, Frameline23) returns with Code Academy a futuristic sci-fi short peeking into the inner world of adolescence, gender identity formation, and the role of cyberspace during a tumultuous time of growth.... 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
  • Finding Phong

    Finding Phong

    Vietnam , 2015 , 92 min. Phong is a young transwoman from a village in Vietnam beginning her medical transition. Over the course of a year, she finds her place in the world and among her family, learning that becoming a woman involves more than she expected.... Read more
  • Golden

    Golden

    Germany , 2015 , 3 min. Festival favorite Kai Stänicke returns with a quick hitting tale of feeling different but discovering your place as a part of a shimmering community.... Read more
  • Guidance

    Guidance

    Canada , 2014 , 80 min. A liquored-up former child star channels his inner Stuart Smalley and prepares for the ultimate role: impersonating a high school guidance counselor. His hilariously inappropriate remedies lead him down an unexpected path of self-realization.... Read more
  • Henry Gamble's Birthday Party

    Henry Gamble's Birthday Party

    USA , 2015 , 87 min. Henry Gamble’s young life has been devoted to his family and the church over which his father now presides. On the day of his 17th birthday pool party, however, all the undercurrents of this gossamer world begin to surface.... Read more
  • Hidden Away

    Hidden Away

    Spain , 2014 , 96 min. A cross-cultural friendship between a restless Spanish teen and an undocumented Moroccan immigrant grows into something much more profound. This story of clandestine first love unfolds in non-linear fashion against a suspenseful and wrenching social justice backdrop.... Read more
  • I Do

    I Do

    Brazil , 2014 , 20 min. In sunshiny Rio de Janeiro, Junior is planning to delight his long-term boyfriend Andre with a marriage proposal and has planned an elaborate surprise; but things don’t go quite as planned, leading them to some uncomfortable new understandings in this charming romantic short comedy.... 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
  • Mariposa (Butterfly)

    Mariposa (Butterfly)

    Argentina , 2015 , 102 min. This sexy drama follows a group of Argentinian friends and lovers along two parallel storylines, each set in motion by one decisive act that creates vastly different romantic and erotic outcomes.... Read more
  • Naz & Maalik

    Naz & Maalik

    USA , 2014 , 85 min. Two Black Muslim teens hang out on a quiet Friday afternoon in Brooklyn, little suspecting that an FBI agent is on their tail. Maalik and Naz may be hiding something, but it’s not what the agent thinks.... Read more
  • Noam

    Noam

    Israel , 2015 , 15 min. Boy meets boy at tryouts for the school play in this sweet tale of first love and coming out … as an actor.... Read more
  • Out Again

    Out Again

    USA , 2014 , 4 min. A 16-year-old boy named Sam attempts to come out to his crush Jordan. After it fails to go the way he planned, Sam discovers an ability to travel through time and fix his mistakes until he can get the “perfect” coming out.... Read more
  • Paper Thin

    Paper Thin

    UK , 2014 , 19 min. Part horror, part magical realism, Paper Thin is a subversive take on psychiatry, religious fundamentalism, and the power of fairy godmothers.... Read more
  • Pipe Dream

    Pipe Dream

    Indonesia , 2014 , 15 min. Adorable high-school nerd Peter Epstein-Takahashi is popular with a certain female classmate, but he’s concerned about his, er, endowment. Who else to turn to for advice but his two gay dads? They may not quite be prepared to handle the situation Peter presents.... 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
  • Seashore

    Seashore

    Brazil , 2015 , 83 min. In an abandoned house on the Brazilian coast, two teenage boys, friends since childhood, reveal secrets, re-open family wounds, and sort out new meanings of friendship, independence, and love in a suddenly adult world. This is a film of delicate poetry and subtle erotic tension.... Read more
  • Separate, Together

    Separate, Together

    USA , 2015 , 13 min. When Alma discovers she has feelings for her best friend Jena, she’s confronted with all the usual, unanswerable coming-of-age questions—plus some—in this experimental narrative snapshot of fluid attraction and identity.... Read more
  • Showboy

    Showboy

    Australia , 2013 , 15 min. Teenaged Julian’s surly dad thinks he’s at soccer practice, but in an effort to escape a miserable home after the death of his mom, Julian feels compelled to perform in drag, in this gritty and compelling award-winning short film from Australia.... Read more
  • Stealth

    Stealth

    USA , 2014 , 21 min. Being the new girl at school is hard enough. For Sammy, it’s even tougher, as she struggles with whether or not to tell her two new BFFs her deepest secret—that she was born male—in this polished, fresh take on growing up transgender.... Read more
  • The Summer of Sangaile

    The Summer of Sangaile

    Lithuania , 2015 , 88 min. Seventeen-year-old Sangaile is obsessed with stunt planes and struggling in her adolescence, but when she meets vivacious, outgoing Auste at an aeronautics show, her life changes. This is a sumptuously shot, subtly told story of the transformative power of first love.... 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
  • Trémulo

    Trémulo

    Mexico , 2015 , 20 min. On the eve of Mexican Independence Day, a young barbershop assistant is smitten when he locks eyes with a new army recruit, who stops by for a trim before he must deploy.... Read more
  • True Wheel

    True Wheel

    Germany , 2014 , 9 min. Fender Bender, a women/trans/queer bike workshop collective, assembles the first bike-sharing program of Detroit and builds community one bike at a time.... Read more
  • Xenia

    Xenia

    Greece , 2014 , 128 min. Following the death of their mother, two brothers embark on a surreal road trip from Athens to Thessaloniki to find their estranged father in this alternately poignant and bold fable from Greece.... 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