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Your search by 'Youth' identified 36 films


  • Akron

    Akron

    USA , 2015 , 88 min. A spark of attraction, a budding romance, a dark family secret: tender first love between a pair of college freshmen is put to the test when a tragic connection from far in their past is unexpectedly revealed.... Read more
  • Arianna

    Arianna

    Italy , 2015 , 84 min. Arianna was born three times: once as a boy; three years later as a girl; and finally, fully, during a sultry lakeside summer, when she discovers that she is neither, or both—intersessuale.... Read more
  • Becoming Johanna

    Becoming Johanna

    USA , 2016 , 27 min. This short documentary follows a 16-year-old transgender Latina struggling with both school and a mother who prays for her to be someone else. Luckily, she finds mentors and a family of choice who enable her to thrive.... Read more
  • Before Midnight Cowboy

    Before Midnight Cowboy

    USA , 2015 , 13 min. Lonely Cameron is getting over a breakup and has turned to a paid cuddler for regular companionship. But an uncomfortable disclosure threatens to change their ongoing professional relationship in this wry, touching vignette featuring some very sexy snuggling.... Read more
  • Being 17

    Being 17

    France , 2016 , 116 min. When Thomas, the adopted son of rural mountain farmers, has to temporarily share a home with the more urbane Damien, the two hostile boys are forced to negotiate the challenges of unspoken desire, in director André Téchiné’s alluring new masterwork.... Read more
  • Bittersweet

    Bittersweet

    USA , 2015 , 5 min. In this charming animated vignette, an anxious schoolboy scrambles to retrieve a valentine he’s accidentally sent to his secret crush.... Read more
  • Closet Monster

    Closet Monster

    Canada , 2015 , 90 min. Teenage lust, woozy visions, and a talking hamster voiced by Isabella Rossellini bring to life a queer coming-of-age tale that’s as strange, scary, and sublime as the real experience—in this first feature by rising talent Stephen Dunn (Pop-up Porno, Frameline39).... Read more
  • Crystal Lake

    Crystal Lake

    USA , 2016 , 20 min. When a struggling young Muslim girl feels unsafe at the skate park, a group of girls takes over, forming an all-female force field on the half pipe.... Read more
  • A Doll's Eyes

    A Doll's Eyes

    USA , 2016 , 13 min. In his personal essay film, Jonathan Wysocki searches for the meaning behind his lifelong obsession with the movie Jaws. He recounts the terror that kept him out of the ocean during his childhood and the dark desire that drew him back as an adult. He returns to the ocean to discover a fear deeper than the shark stalking his imagination.... Read more
  • Fire Song

    Fire Song

    Canada , 2015 , 85 min. Shane is at a crossroads. He can stay closeted on northern Ontario’s Anishinaabe reservation or go to college and live openly in Toronto. Only by embracing the fullness of his Two-Spirit nature can Shane find love, belonging, and his own way forward.... Read more
  • First Girl I Loved

    First Girl I Loved

    USA , 2015 , 91 min. Opposites attract in this alternately funny and heart-rending high school coming-out story, as a tentative romance blossoms between yearbook editor Anne and softball star Sasha.... Read more
  • From Afar

    From Afar

    Venezuela , 2015 , 93 min. When a middle-aged single man who cruises his Caracas neighborhood for rough trade takes a tough teenager into his home, the two confused, angry men negotiate a relationship that intertwines violence and romantic nurturing.... Read more
  • Furries

    Furries

    USA , 2016 , 33 min. In Furries, local filmmaker Eric Risher takes a trip to a convention in downtown Pittsburgh where thousands gather, wearing tails, hats with ears, and full-body animal costumes. They are furries: members of a growing subculture who share an appreciation for anthropomorphic animal characters. Frequently defined by the mainstream media as a purely sexual community, they must struggle agains... Read more
  • Girls Lost

    Girls Lost

    Sweden , 2016 , 105 min. In this delectably twisted fairytale of gender fluidity, three outcast girls’ dreams of boyhood become reality, sending them down a shadowy path of self-discovery.... Read more
  • Growing Up Coy

    Growing Up Coy

    USA , 2016 , 86 min. In a highly conservative Colorado town, a pink-loving, pig-tailed six-year-old girl named Coy becomes the unlikely poster child for transgender rights, in a landmark case that is reverberating in state courts across the country.... Read more
  • I Promise You Anarchy

    I Promise You Anarchy

    Mexico , 2015 , 100 min. A gritty, visually arresting portrait of contemporary Mexico City, this spectacular new drama from writer-director Julio Hernández Cordón follows a pair of skateboarding paramours who revel in their blissful sexuality and become involved in black-market blood trafficking.... Read more
  • Kiki

    Kiki

    USA , 2016 , 94 min. More than two decades after Paris Is Burning, filmmakers Sara Jordenö and Twiggy Pucci Garçon’s vibrant documentary fast-forwards to the ballroom scene of today: an unapologetically flamboyant and political subculture centered on LGBTQ youth of color, for whom dance is far more than performance.... Read more
  • Pick Up

    Pick Up

    USA , 2015 , 20 min. Jesse is a driver for Pick Up, a ride-sharing service in LA. He’s begun falling for a very handsome regular passenger, but the secret Jesse decides to share may steer them both off course.... Read more
  • Pink Boy

    Pink Boy

    USA , 2015 , 15 min. A story of familial love between a butch mother and her feminine son, Pink Boy follows BJ and her son Jeffrey as they both learn to embrace his inner princess.... Read more
  • Political Animals

    Political Animals

    USA , 2015 , 90 min. This is the eye-opening story of four out lesbian politicians—Sheila Kuehl, Carole Migden, Jackie Goldberg, and Christine Kehoe—who took the LGBT civil rights struggle from the streets to California’s state capitol.... Read more
  • Rara

    Rara

    Chile , 2016 , 88 min. With her first feature, writer-director Pepa San Martín constructs a brilliantly subtle family drama that is both a poignant coming-of-age tale and a based-on-a-true-story account of a lesbian marriage threatened by social forces, told chiefly from almost-13-year-old daughter Sarah’s perspective.... Read more
  • Real Boy

    Real Boy

    USA , 2016 , 72 min. Bennett Wallace is 19, a musician, and in recovery. On a journey to find his own way as a trans man, Bennett bonds with his friend and mentor, musician Joe Stevens of Coyote Grace, while navigating the difficult terrain of his familial relationships.... Read more
  • Slash

    Slash

    USA , 2016 , 100 min. A 15-year-old writer of “slash”—erotic same-sex fan fiction—is thrown for a loop when he becomes smitten with a girl who shares his interests. The emphasis is on the “Q” in “LGBTQ,” in this sweet, hilarious teen dramedy.... Read more
  • Spa Night

    Spa Night

    USA , 2016 , 93 min. The LA air is thick with sublimated desire and frustrated yearning in Andrew Ahn’s deeply felt feature debut, a touching study of a virginal, closeted teenager wrestling with his Korean-born parents’ expectations and the forbidden, mysterious allure of men’s bodies.... Read more
  • Spectrum

    Spectrum

    USA , 2015 , 16 min. In this indie dramedy, two friends are forced to confront their sexuality.... Read more
  • Sticky Fingers

    Sticky Fingers

    USA , 2015 , 12 min. Lucy and Cassie, two best friends, explore their complicated relationship over a night of punk rock, shoplifting, and hair dye. Cassie embraces her edgier side under the guidance of the more radical Lucy, while gaining new confidence in her sexuality and her truth.... Read more
  • Swirl

    Swirl

    USA , 2015 , 6 min. A bout of school bullying transforms into a defiant dance of joy and freedom when two handsome outcasts find each other in solidarity, and maybe a little romance too?... Read more
  • Take Me For a Ride

    Take Me For a Ride

    Ecuador , 2016 , 70 min. Sara’s contented senior year solitude is upended by the arrival of the enchanting Andrea, igniting a repressed passion in both of them that challenges the conservative views of their parents and culture.... Read more
  • This Is Me: Generations, Episode 2

    This Is Me: Generations, Episode 2

    USA , 2016 , 6 min. Trans advocate and therapist Valerie Spencer and trans teenager Lily Rubenstein don’t let a few decades get in the way of understanding. As they travel throughout LA, visiting points of references from Spencer’s personal herstory, the two are brought closer than they could ever imagine.... Read more
  • The Trans List

    The Trans List

    USA , 2016 , 60 min. Boasting an impressive assemblage of transgender luminaries—including Buck Angel, Laverne Cox, and Shane Ortega—this riveting documentary highlights the distinct individuality and diverse outlooks of its subjects, while simultaneously evoking the collective power of an indomitable community.... Read more
  • Treasure: From Tragedy to Trans Justice, Mapping a Detroit Story

    Treasure: From Tragedy to Trans Justice, Mapping a Detroit Story

    USA , 2015 , 63 min. An African American transwoman is murdered after police expose her as an informant. This documentary examines why her murder was not only a hate crime but also the consequence of systemic oppression and the continued criminalization of black bodies.... Read more
  • Two Soft Things, Two Hard Things

    Two Soft Things, Two Hard Things

    Canada , 2016 , 71 min. In this moving story of an ancient future coming alive for LGBTQ people and their allies, Inuit and LGBTQ communities in Nunavut unite and heal—repairing the devastating effects of relocation, re-education, and Christianization of nomadic Inuit people.... Read more
  • Veracity

    Veracity

    USA , 2015 , 20 min. Popular Olivia is inadvertently outed by her friends after she develops feelings for the new girl at her high school. Written by a senior from Chicago’s South Side, Veracity explores the tensions and stigma of being gay in the Black youth community, as well as the ultimate power of friendship.... Read more
  • Virgin Territory

    Virgin Territory

    USA , 2016 , 15 min. In this sex-positive, queer, and questioning coming-of-age story, a teenage girl wants to have sex for the first time to commence her long-desired exploration.... Read more
  • Xavier

    Xavier

    Brazil , 2016 , 13 min. Upon discovering his 11-year-old son Xavier’s attraction to boys, Nicolas follows the growth of his son through their shared love of music.... Read more
  • You'll Never Be Alone

    You'll Never Be Alone

    Chile , 2016 , 81 min. Winner of the Teddy Jury Prize at this year’s Berlinale, Chilean pop star Alex Anwandter’s powerful directorial debut follows the desperate attempts of a father to seek justice after his teenage gay son is brutally attacked on the street.... Read more