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. translations.strangertickets.com

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

FILM. January LGBT Film Festivals.

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

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

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

FILM. 2016 October LGBT Film Festivals.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Milwaukee LGBT Film Video Festival. (October 14 – 23). Milwauke, Minnesota. uwm.edu/lgbtfilmfestival/

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

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

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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 qff.uoregon.edu

ATTEND THAT. November Film Festivals.  

November FF

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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. louisvillelgbtfilmfest.com

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. daytonlgbt.com

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

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

UPDATED: November Screenings.

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

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