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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: October LGBT Film Festivals.

Out On Film. (October 1 – 8). Atlanta, GA. outonfilm.org

Portland Queer Film Festival. (October 2 – 8). Portland, Oregon. pdxqueerfilm.com

Tampa International Gay & Lesbian Film Festival. (October 2 – 10). Tampa, Florida. tiglff.com

CMG. (October 2 – 3). West Hollywood, California. cmgfilmfest.net

Stamped: Pensacola LGBT Film Fest. (October 7 – 10). 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 8 – 10). Sacramento, California. siglff.org

Seattle Lesbian & Gay Film Festival. (October 8 – 18). Seattle, Washington. threedollarbillcinema.org

Southwest Gay and Lesbian Film Festival. (October 9 – 18). Albuquerque, New Mexico. swglff.com

ImageOut The Rochester Lesbian & Gay Film & Video Festival. (October 8 – 18). Rochester, New York. imageout.org

Reel Q – Pittsburgh LGBT Film Festival. (October 9 – 17). Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. plgfs.org

Fort Lauderdale Gay and Lesbian Film Festival. (October 9 – 18). Fort Lauderdale, Florida. flglff.com

Dayton LGBT Film Festival. (October 8 – 11). Dayton, Ohio. daytonlgbt.com

Your Normal LGBT Film Festival. (October 15 – 18). Normal, Illinois. yournormalfilmfest.com

Milwaukee LGBT Film Festival. (October 15 – 25). Milwaukee, Minnesota. http://www4.uwm.edu/psoa/film/lgbtfilmfestival/

Louisville LGBT Film Festival. (October 16 – 18). Louisville, Kentucky. louisvillelgbtfilmfest.com

Outwest Film Fest. (October 16 – 18). Reno, Nevada. outwestfilmfest.org

FILM. Pride Of The Ocean Film Festival.

If you’re in need of a getaway and still want to enjoy your LGBT film festival fix, Pride of the Ocean is for you. Pride of the Ocean is a film festival cruise traveling through Miami, Mexico, Grand Cayman, Jamaica, and Haiti, offering a handful of films either made by or featuring people of color and women.

Passage’ Directed by Kareem Mortimer about A group of Haitian refugees are smuggled on a Bahamian fishing vessel from the Bahamas into North America. ‘Signing Funny,’ a feel good documentary by Carlease Burke, which highlights seven years of Laugh-A-Latte, the only stand-up comedy showcase with a sign language interpreter. And the Dean Hamer and Joe Wilson short documentary ‘Kumu Hina,’ which has been making the film festival rounds since last year, about a little boy who grew up to be the woman of his dreams set to the beautiful backdrop of Hawaii.

If you’re unable to schedule a vacation for the March cruise, fear not, for Pride of the Ocean isn’t an annual cruise. Its next scheduled voyage is August 7-14 traveling from Seattle to Alaska. Enjoy the trailer for Kumu Hina below.

Pride of the Ocean. (March 14-21). The Western Caribbean. www.prideoftheocean.com