Genre

Coming-of-Age

SHORT FILMS

16

Film

16

Directed by Kristal Chan
After a bad breakup, a young woman transports herself to a dreamy age before broken hearts, when first…
CENTERPIECES

ADAM

Film

ADAM

Directed by Rhys Ernst
An awkward high schooler learns some hard truths about love, friendship, and acceptance during a pivotal summer with…
SHORT FILMS

BABY

Film

BABY

Directed by Jessie Levandov
This queer love story follows a Dominican teenager in the Bronx on a Saturday afternoon.
NARRATIVE FEATURES

BILLIE AND EMMA

Film

BILLIE AND EMMA

Directed by Samantha Lee
A model student falls for the new kid at their all-girl Catholic school, but can their budding romance…
SPECIAL EVENTS, ENCORE SCREENINGS

BOOKSMART

Film

BOOKSMART

Directed by Olivia Wilde
BFFs Amy (Kaitlyn Dever) and Molly (Beanie Feldstein) kept their noses to the grindstone all through high school...
NARRATIVE FEATURES

CARMEN & LOLA

Film

CARMEN & LOLA

Directed by Arantxa Echevarría
On the outskirts of Madrid, two young women from the Roma community fall for each other, defying the…
SHORT FILMS

CUBAN HEEL SHOES

Film

CUBAN HEEL SHOES

Directed by Julio Mas Alcaraz
Two teenage boys in Madrid must lead a double life in order to hide their passion for flamenco…
NARRATIVE FEATURES

CUBBY

Film

CUBBY

Directed by Mark Blane and Ben Mankoff
After impulsively moving to New York City, Mark navigates struggles in life, work, and romance with the help…
EPISODICS

DAVID MAKES MAN

Film

DAVID MAKES MAN

OWN presents an exclusive screening from Oscar winner Tarell Alvin McCraney (Moonlight) and his highly anticipated new drama...
SHORT FILMS

DENIM

Film

DENIM

Directed by Daryen Ru, Lucas McGowen
A vengeful school rival outs Micayla as transgender by taking a photo of her using the girls' bathroom.
SHORT FILMS

DESIRES OF THE FLESH

Film

DESIRES OF THE FLESH

Directed by Rafaela Camelo
For young Camila, blessed be Sunday, for that is the day to see Giovana.
DOCUMENTARY FEATURES

FOR THEY KNOW NOT WHAT THEY DO

Film

FOR THEY KNOW NOT WHAT THEY DO

Directed by Daniel Karslake
Four families of faith journey to accept their LGBTQ children in this powerful followup to For the Bible…
SHORT FILMS

FULL BEAT

Film

FULL BEAT

Directed by Kase Pena
A trans teen reluctantly braces herself for court-ordered time with her unaccepting dad, but finds an unlikely ally…
SHORT FILMS

#GAYBOY2019

Film

#GAYBOY2019

Directed by Noah Causey
Competing narratives unfold about a young gay man: the one he was promised through the hetero-media against the…
SHORT FILMS

GENTLY, JENNIFER

Film

GENTLY, JENNIFER

Directed by Katie Doane Avery
When Jennifer and Madison sneak a peek at a porn collection, a model stirs a deep desire in…
SHORT FILMS

GUM

Film

GUM

Directed by Lizette Barrera
A teenager can’t find peaceful solitude or a way to come to terms with her grandfather’s passing until…
SPECIAL EVENTS

HAM: A MUSICAL MEMOIR

Film

HAM: A MUSICAL MEMOIR

Directed by Andrew Putschoegl
Sam Harris's award-winning one-man musical sees Harris play himself and ten other characters in the story of his…
PLATINUM

HOLY TRINITY

Film

HOLY TRINITY

Directed by Molly Hewitt
In this eye-popping, spiritually rollicking film, queer dominatrix Trinity huffs a magic aerosol can and develops the ability…
SHORT FILMS

HOW TO MAKE A RAINBOW

Film

HOW TO MAKE A RAINBOW

Directed by Ryan Maxey
Over two formative years, a young girl and her mother journey through the joy and struggle of a…
SHORT FILMS

IRISH GOODBYE

Film

IRISH GOODBYE

Directed by Adetokumboh M'Cormack
Nizar, a young, gay, conflicted but devout Muslim refugee from Syria, spends a night out with a quixotic…
NARRATIVE FEATURES

JOSÉ

Film

JOSÉ

Directed by Li Cheng
A 19-year-old Guatemala City youth struggles with sex, love, and family obligation in this brilliantly shot Queer Lion…
SHORT FILMS

LADIES DAY

Film

LADIES DAY

Directed by Abena Taylor-Smith
Amma’s day at the salon is full of sheen spray, gossip, and laughter, but how will she deal…
SHORT FILMS

THE LINE

Film

THE LINE

Directed by Melisa Resch
Sparks fly at a Saturday morning abortion clinic defense line when dedicated activist Gigi meets punk loner Amber.
SHORT FILMS

LOCKDOWN

Film

LOCKDOWN

Directed by Celine Held, Logan George
Marie, a 14-year-old, stages a risky but almost perfect plan to understand the feelings she’s developing for her…
SHORT FILMS

LUCKY

Film

LUCKY

Directed by Lydia Lane
Lucky devises a plan to be able to afford taking her girlfriend to prom, while hiding the relationship…
SHORT FILMS

MEG’S FIRST DANCE

Film

MEG’S FIRST DANCE

Directed by Ada Gorn
When Meg explores a world outside her Catholic high school routine, she begins to see her best friend…
SHORT FILMS

MILLER & SON

Film

MILLER & SON

Directed by Asher Jelinsky
A trans woman mechanic lives between running her family’s garage during the day and expressing her femininity at…
SHORT FILMS

MISDIRECTION

Film

MISDIRECTION

Directed by Carly Usdin
A chance encounter teaches Cam — a college freshman with a big, gay crush on her roommate —…
SHORT FILMS

MOMSTER

Film

MOMSTER

Directed by Drew Denny
Amanda Plummer and Brianna Hildebrand are a bank-robbing mother and roller-skating daughter who finally reunite in the ultimate…
SHORT FILMS

MUDPOTS

Film

MUDPOTS

Directed by Cate Smierciak
Shelby and her best friend Jess spend one last afternoon together. In a stolen moment at Shelby’s going-away…
SHORT FILMS

MY FRIEND MICHAEL JONES

Film

MY FRIEND MICHAEL JONES

Directed by Ian Leaupepe, Samson Rambo
A high school misfit with severe OCD forms an unlikely bond with a popular classmate through a shared…
PLATINUM

NEVRLAND

Film

NEVRLAND

Directed by Gregor Schmidinger
Jakob’s sexual awakening is a psychedelic trip of hot and strange hallucinatory sequences of desire and turmoil in…
SHORT FILMS

ODE TO PABLO

Film

ODE TO PABLO

Directed by Adelina Anthony
A young, queer deaf man holds his ground against the neighborhood boys on the basketball court.
SHORT FILMS

OUTDOORING

Film

OUTDOORING

Directed by Maxwell Addae
During a traditional Ghanian baptism ceremony, Kobby attempts to steal some of the monetary presents for his escape…
NARRATIVE FEATURES

RIOT GIRLS

Film

RIOT GIRLS

Directed by Jovanka Vuckovic
A teen lesbian couple is caught in the crossfire in a post-apocalyptic, parent-free world in this sci-fi thriller…
SHORT FILMS

SEA FOAM

Film

SEA FOAM

Directed by Luis Mariano García
Ana's shyness holds her back from talking to her crush, but with inspiration from Hans Christian Andersen's The…
NARRATIVE FEATURES, ENCORE SCREENINGS

SEQUIN IN A BLUE ROOM

Film

SEQUIN IN A BLUE ROOM

Directed by Samuel Van Grinsven
After a chance encounter at an anonymous sex party, teenager Sequin flirts with danger as he travels down…
SHORT FILMS

SKIN

Film

SKIN

Directed by Audrey Rosenberg
A queer teenager struggling with the onset of puberty discovers a living cave that presents them with a…
SHORTS PROGRAMS, ALL GIRL FRIDAY

SHORTS: SO LET’S MAKE THINGS PHYSICAL

Program

SHORTS: SO LET’S MAKE THINGS PHYSICAL

These female-centric stories focus on the longing, heartache, and lust that so often entangle themselves when it comes...
SHORT FILMS

SWITCH

Film

SWITCH

Directed by Marion Renard
During her first sexual experience, a teenage girl discovers she possesses a uncommon skill.
SHORT FILMS

TADPOLE

Film

TADPOLE

Directed by Jovan James
During a sleepover, Chris hopes to take a risk with his friend Alex that would change their friendship.
SHORT FILMS

TALENT NIGHT AT AUSCHWITZ: BUNK FIVE

Film

TALENT NIGHT AT AUSCHWITZ: BUNK FIVE

Directed by Max Rifkind-Barron
A 14-year-old boy escapes from modern and historical traumas to a glittering, musical dreamworld.
EPISODICS

THESE THEMS

Film

THESE THEMS

Directed by Jett Garrison
After realizing she may be a lesbian, Gretchen quickly befriends non-binary dog walker, Vero, who decides to stop…
CENTERPIECES

THIS IS NOT BERLIN

Film

THIS IS NOT BERLIN

Directed by Hari Sama
Two teenage best friends embark on a journey of self-discovery as they get involved with pansexual avant-garde artists…
NARRATIVE FEATURES

TO THE STARS

Film

TO THE STARS

Directed by Martha Stephens
In God-fearing 1960s Oklahoma, shy high school outsider Iris’s world is shaken when beguiling Maggie moves into town.

TOP 3

Film

TOP 3

Directed by Sofie Edvardsson
Anton sees David, and nothing's ever the same. But how can you keep love alive when you want…
SHORT FILMS

THE TWO-HEADED CALF

Film

THE TWO-HEADED CALF

Directed by Rodney Llaverias
When a two-headed calf is born in a remote and superstitious town, Marino, a peculiar adolescent, will find…
SHORT FILMS

WELCOME TO THE BALL

Film

WELCOME TO THE BALL

Directed by Adam Vincent Wright
A child learns sign language in hopes of making a new friend.
SHORT FILMS

WONDER

Film

WONDER

Directed by Javier Molina
An 11-year-old kid growing up in “the hood” secretly dreams of trick-or-treating as Wonder Woman for Halloween.