Category Archives: LGBT Film Festival

FILM. May LGBT Film Festivals.

By brandin lakee tolliver

TRANS/LATINOS: The Seattle Transgender Film Festival proudly boasts on its web page, “This year we have expanded to be the largest transgender film festival in the world!” Exhibiting 32 films, from 15 countries, over 14 days, at 5 unique venues, the festival has new and encore presentations of films meant to entertain, educate, and inspire. The festival also has two non-traditional elements for a film festival; a one-night-only Live Concert by Joe Stevens, and the Rae Spoon and Clyde Petersen hosted ‘Comics & Live Music with Clyde & Rae’ event.

Likewise, the Portland Queer Documentary Film Festival will feature a great lineup of films such as ‘Jewel’s Catch One,’ dubbed the Studio 54 of the west coast, the film documents the oldest black owned disco in America.

Baynard & Me,’ the story behind the how and why civil right activists Baynard Rustin adopted his longtime partner Walter Naegle in the 1980’s, in order to have the legal protections of marriage. The doc ‘The Death And Life Of Marsha P. Johnson’ investigates the mysterious death of the transgender activist, who also helped give birth to the modern Trans Rights Movement.

TRANS/LATINOS: The Seattle Transgender Film Festival. (May 4-14). Seattle, Washington.

Portland Queer Documentary Film Festival. Portland, Oregon. (May 18-21).


FILM. January LGBT Film Festivals.

Palm Springs International Film Fest. (January 2-16). Palm Springs, California.

Pride: Bloomington’s LGBTQ Film Festival. (January 26-28). Bloomington, Indiana.

Desperado Gay and Lesbian Film Festival. (January 27-29). Phoenix, Arizona.

FILM. 2016 October LGBT Film Festivals.

Stamped: Pensacola LGBT Film Fest. (October 13 – 15). Pensacola, Florida.

Q Cinema: Fort Worth’s Gay & Lesbian International Film Festival. (October 8 – 10). Fort Worth, Texas.

Sacramento International Gay & Lesbian Film Festival. (October 13 – 16). Sacramento, California.

TWIST: Seattle Queer Film Festival. (October 13 – 23). Seattle, Washington.

Southwest Gay and Lesbian Film Festival. (October 7 – 16). Albuquerque, New Mexico.

ImageOut The Rochester Lesbian & Gay Film & Video Festival. (October 6 – 16). Rochester, New York.

Reel Q – Pittsburgh LGBT Film Festival. (October 6 – 15). Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

MiFo Film Festival. (October 7 – 16). Fort Lauderdale, Florida.

Dayton LGBT Film Festival. (October 7 – 9). Dayton, Ohio.

Milwaukee LGBT Film Video Festival. (October 14 – 23). Milwauke, Minnesota.

Louisville LGBT Film Festival. (October 14 – 16). Louisville, Kentucky.

SUBMIT THAT. UO Queer Film Festival. Call For Entries.


The University of Oregon Queer Film Festival, whose aims to support LGBTQ community through film, is seeking narrative and documentary films and videos in both short and feature length formats.

Rough cuts and works-in-progress are eligible for submission if an exhibition version will be available by January 15th, 2015. University of Oregon student, faculty, or staff members do not pay submission fees.

The festival will take place at Bijou Metro (Bijou Art Cinemas) at 43 West Broadway – Eugene, Oregon.

  • December 24th | Regular deadline | $20
  • December 28th | Late deadline | $25

For more information visit their website at

ATTEND THAT. November Film Festivals.  

November FF

OUTrageous: The Santa Barbara LGBTQ Film Festival. (November 6-9). Santa Barbara, California.

San Francisco Transgender Film Festival. (November 7-9). San Francisco, California.

Indianapolis GLBT Film Festival. (November 7-9). Indianapolis, Indiana.

Long Island Gay and Lesbian Film Festival. (November 7-10). Long Island, New York.

Stonewall Columbus LGBT Fest. (November 16-22). Columbus, Ohio.

MIX NYC – The New York Queer Experimental Film Festival. (November 11-16). New York, New York.

CNKY Scene LGBT Film Festival. (November 14-16). Cincinnati, Ohio.

WATCH THAT. The Bash. (Full Short Film).

“Exiting a midnight showing of The Wiz, a couple argues about the degree of “outness” in their relationship, when they are suddenly attacked. But in a dark alley, the tables get turned in this beautifully shot examination of homophobia—both internal and external.”

Written, directed, and produced by Tyson Fitzgerald, “The Bash” is showing on the big screen at the Louisville LGBT Film Festival as part of its Dark Briefs program of short films. Dark Briefs also features a showing of Dennis Shinners’ “Barrio Boy.”

Louisville LGBT Film Festival. (October 17 – 19). Louisville, Kentucky.

SEE THAT. Barrio Boy.

Barrio Boy

“A secretly gay Latino barber quietly falls in love with a handsome stranger over the course of a haircut during a hot and sweaty summer afternoon in a macho Brooklyn neighborhood in Dennis Shinners’ “Barrio Boy.” Watch the trailer and see festivals screening the short film in October.

Dayton LGBT Film Festival. (October 10 – 12). Dayton, Ohio.

Seattle Lesbian & Gay Film Festival. (October 9 – 19). Seattle, Washington.

Louisville LGBT Film Festival. (October 17 – 19). Louisville, Kentucky.

UPDATED: November Screenings.

OUTrageous: The Santa Barbara LGBTQ Film Festival. (November 6-9). Santa Barbara, California.

Long Island Gay and Lesbian Film Festival. (November 7-10). Long Island, New York.