Genre

Drama

SHORT FILMS

AMANDA_TEST 1

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AMANDA_TEST 1

Directed by Ben Gansky, Nat Moonhill, Veronica Moonhill
With the help of an experimental technology, a young woman returns to Sonoma County in order to re-live…
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AMERICANO

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AMERICANO

Directed by Karla Vargas Gastelum
Omar's future is jeopardized when he has to deal with the hardships of living in the streets as…
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BABY

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BABY

Directed by Jessie Levandov
This queer love story follows a Dominican teenager in the Bronx on a Saturday afternoon.
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BOB & DALE

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BOB & DALE

Directed by David Rosfeld
An elderly gay couple living off the grid in the Rocky Mountains find a deeper love when dementia…
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CARLITO LEAVES FOREVER

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CARLITO LEAVES FOREVER

Directed by Quentin Lazzarotto
Carlito, a young man living in an indigenous village at the heart of the Amazonian jungle, decides to…
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CONTENT

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CONTENT

Directed by Chris Coats
When asked to model for a professional photographer, Kevin seems to be willing to do whatever it takes…
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CUBAN HEEL SHOES

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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

DELIVERY GIRL

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DELIVERY GIRL

Directed by Kate Krieger
Trisha struggles with her queer identity and Catholic upbringing while making money delivering drugs in her conservative New…
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DENIM

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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.
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DESIRES OF THE FLESH

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DESIRES OF THE FLESH

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

A DOG BARKING AT THE MOON

Film

A DOG BARKING AT THE MOON

Directed by Lisa Zi Xiang
Upon returning home to China, expectant mother Huang Xiaoyu is embroiled in the cold war between her closeted…
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DYNAMITE

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DYNAMITE

Directed by Leila Jarman
A poetic investigation of gender and masculinity through performance art and dance.
NARRATIVE FEATURES

END OF THE CENTURY

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END OF THE CENTURY

Directed by Lucio Castro
Two handsome strangers have a steamy hookup while cruising the streets of Barcelona, then discover a much stronger…
NARRATIVE FEATURES

FIREFLIES

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FIREFLIES

Directed by Bani Khoshnoudi
After finding himself stranded in the port town of Veracruz, Mexico, Iranian exile Ramin waits for passage while…
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FIRST POSITION

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FIRST POSITION

Directed by Michael Elias Thomas
In 1980s San Francisco, aspiring dancer Zachary fights to keep his dream alive after falling ill.
NARRATIVE FEATURES, ENCORE SCREENINGS

FROM ZERO TO I LOVE YOU

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FROM ZERO TO I LOVE YOU

Directed by Doug Spearman
Peter's fear of commitment and Jack's 15-year marriage to a woman complicate their undeniable attraction to one another…
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FULL BEAT

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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…
NARRATIVE FEATURES

THE GARDEN LEFT BEHIND

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THE GARDEN LEFT BEHIND

Directed by Flavio Alves
Tina, a young trans woman, and her grandmother navigate Tina's transition while attempting to build a life for…
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#GAYBOY2019

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#GAYBOY2019

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

Film

GENTLEMAN SPA

Directed by Yu Jhi-han
A lonely, romantic janitor at a gay spa has the opportunity to massage an attractive new client, and…
SHORTS PROGRAMS, ALL GIRL FRIDAY

GIRLS SHORTS

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GIRLS SHORTS

The women in this year’s collection of effervescent shorts know how to take chances against all odds. Whether...
NARRATIVE FEATURES, ALL GIRL FRIDAY

GOOD KISSER

Film

GOOD KISSER

Directed by Wendy Jo Carlton
Jenna, Kate, and Mia meet up for a threesome, but when lies are revealed and power balances shift,…
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…
EPISODICS

THE HANDMAID’S TALE

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THE HANDMAID’S TALE

The third season of Hulu’s The Handmaid’s Tale is driven by June’s (Elisabeth Moss) resistance to the dystopian...
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HEADSPACE

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HEADSPACE

Directed by Jake Graf
The inner monologues of a diverse cast of trans folks intersect over the course of a day.
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HERE WITH YOU

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HERE WITH YOU

Directed by Nona Schamus
When Imani goes to her friend's housewarming party, she meets a boy who piques her interest — little…
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HOW I GOT TO THE MOON BY SUBWAY

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HOW I GOT TO THE MOON BY SUBWAY

Directed by Tyler Rabinowitz
An older man diagnosed with ALS goes to the hospital with his partner to record his voice bank…
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I

Film

I

Directed by Hallfridur Thora Tryggvadottir, Vala Omarsdottir
Svanur searches for the freedom to be themself, in the big city and in the rural countryside at…
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I BLEED

Film

I BLEED

Directed by Bruno H Castro, Guto BR, Tiago Minamisawa
This intimate confession of a person living with HIV is inspired by a true story.
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I WAIT FOR THE NIGHT

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I WAIT FOR THE NIGHT

Directed by Arthur Chaumay
A discussion between two boys on the shores of an abandoned lake will force one of them to…
EPISODICS

I’M FINE

Film

I’M FINE

Directed by Andrew J. Ceperley
In this Dekkoo Original, Jeff brings Zachary home to meet his mom, who is recovering following a health…
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INVOLUNTARY ACTIVIST

Film

INVOLUNTARY ACTIVIST

Directed by Mikael Bundsen
An openly gay teacher must choose a course of action when his sister asks him to step back…
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IRISH GOODBYE

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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…
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ISHA

Film

ISHA

Directed by Christopher Manning
Rahmi, a Romanian Muslim man living in London, struggles to reconcile his cultural and religious background with his…
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JEREMIAH

Film

JEREMIAH

Directed by Kenya Gillespie
An Asian-American high school football player is forced to confront his deepest fears after a strange encounter with…
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…
NARRATIVE FEATURES

JULES OF LIGHT AND DARK

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JULES OF LIGHT AND DARK

Directed by Daniel Laabs
In rural Texas, Maya and Freddy are two lonely queer souls whose budding friendship inspires each other to…
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KELLY

Film

KELLY

Directed by Solène Guichard
Two sisters must come to terms with their new relationship when they prepare to sell their childhood home.
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LA SAD BOY

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LA SAD BOY

Directed by Edwin Alexis Gómez
An aspiring Puerto Rican actor must ask himself: When the world typecasts you, who will you choose to…
NARRATIVE FEATURES, ENCORE SCREENINGS

LABEL ME

Film

LABEL ME

Directed by Kai Kreuser
Gay-for-pay hustler Waseem navigates life in Berlin as a Syrian refugee while negotiating the growing emotional demands of…
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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…
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LAVENDER

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LAVENDER

Directed by Matthew Puccini
A young gay man grows increasingly entangled in the marriage of an older gay couple.
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LES LÈVRES GERCÉES

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LES LÈVRES GERCÉES

Directed by Fabien Corre & Kelsi Phung
In a kitchen, a mother and her trans child struggle to establish dialogue.
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LIFTED

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LIFTED

Directed by Julian Buchan
Charlie is a rideshare driver who, during a heavy flow of L.A. traffic, gets stuck with a stubborn…
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LIGHT IN DARK PLACES

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LIGHT IN DARK PLACES

Directed by Lagueria Davis
A mother makes a shocking discovery when she's left to pack up her daughter's house after a tragic…
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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.
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LONG DISTANCE

Film

LONG DISTANCE

Directed by Anoop Lokkur
A young Indian woman living in Australia gets a call from her mother back home.
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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…
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MILITARY DOG

Film

MILITARY DOG

Directed by Pingwen Wang
Nothing gives a young officer more pleasure than being a loyal dog to his master.
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MILLER & SON

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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…
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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…
NARRATIVE FEATURES

MOTHER’S LITTLE HELPERS

Film

MOTHER’S LITTLE HELPERS

Directed by Kestrin Pantera
As a legendary 1970s rock and roll photographer nears death, her adult children gather to try to figure…
DOCUMENTARY FEATURES

MR. LEATHER

Film

MR. LEATHER

Directed by Daniel Nolasco
The men of São Paulo’s fiercely devoted leather community guide us through the art of their fetish as…
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MUDPOTS

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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…
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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

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ODE TO PABLO

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

Film

THE ORPHAN

Directed by Carolina Markowicz
Jonathas prepares himself for disappointment when he finds out a new couple is adopting him.
EPISODICS

PEOPLE LIKE US

Film

PEOPLE LIKE US

Directed by Leon Cheo
Joel, Ridzwan, Rai and Isaac navigate love, lust, and life as they seek happiness and acceptance as gay…
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THE PRESCRIPTION

Film

THE PRESCRIPTION

Directed by Tom Sanchez
When her doctor suggests intercourse as an easy way to rid herself of a benign ovarian cyst, Cecilia…
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PUSH PINK

Film

PUSH PINK

Directed by Kai Tillman
A trans person's conflict using the public restroom leads him on a journey to answer some unresolved questions.
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RENOVATION

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RENOVATION

Directed by Fábio Leal
Francisco recounts his recent sexual encounters with various partners in an attempt to improve his own body positivity.
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REPUGNANT

Film

REPUGNANT

Directed by Kyan Krumdieck
Grace must prove that her pray-away-the-gay dog therapy works by trying to "cure" Fergis the pug of his…
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…
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RUBBER DOLPHIN

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RUBBER DOLPHIN

Directed by Ori Aharon
Over the course of one sensuous and slyly tumultuous evening, two men meet, have sex, and fall in…
NARRATIVE FEATURES

SAINT FRANCES

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SAINT FRANCES

Directed by Alex Thompson
An unplanned pregnancy and a new job nannying the precocious daughter of a lesbian couple lead Bridget to…
SHORT FILMS

SELMA AFTER THE RAIN

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SELMA AFTER THE RAIN

Directed by Loli Menezes
A trans woman returns home to care for her mother suffering from Alzheimer's as the two revisit lost…
NARRATIVE FEATURES, ENCORE SCREENINGS

SEQUIN IN A BLUE ROOM

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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

SINKED UP

Film

SINKED UP

Directed by Raechel Zarzynski
Elsie and Frankie feel their way from roommate to romance, out of order and out of their respective…
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SKIN

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SKIN

Directed by Audrey Rosenberg
A queer teenager struggling with the onset of puberty discovers a living cave that presents them with a…
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STARBOY

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STARBOY

Directed by Joëlle Bentolila
When a young Hasidic man increasingly doubts his own identity, his gender, and the nature of being, conflict…
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STEALTH

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STEALTH

Directed by Astor Stark
Gia is a "stealth" transgender woman -- able to pass as cis, but still contending with her love…
CENTERPIECES

STRAIGHT UP

Film

STRAIGHT UP

Directed by James Sweeney
When Todd’s neuroses around sex and romance convince him to try dating women, he meets aspiring actress Rory…
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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.
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TALENT NIGHT AT AUSCHWITZ: BUNK FIVE

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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.
SHORT FILMS

TELL-BY DATE

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TELL-BY DATE

Directed by Sarah Ball
Ryan wants to tell his son that he’s transgender and not his biological father, but fears it will…
NARRATIVE FEATURES

TEMBLORES

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TEMBLORES

Directed by Jayro Bustamante
A man is forced to endure evangelical “reparative therapy” in this searing drama from Guatemala.
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TERMINALLY IN LOVE

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TERMINALLY IN LOVE

Directed by Emily Jenkins, Justin Black
A first-person journey through the mind of a neurotic stoner struggling to get over her ex-girlfriend, as she…
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THE FAMILY ALBUM

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THE FAMILY ALBUM

Directed by Anthony Chapman
A teenage home health care worker forms a special bond with her first client, a trans man in…
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…
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THRIVE

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THRIVE

Directed by Jamie Di Spirito
A hookup between two young men — they make a connection, but it quickly becomes apparent they're looking…
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THROUPLE

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THROUPLE

Directed by Chrissie De Guzman
Hungover from a bad breakup, a not-so-great stripper makes a house call to a progressive married couple, upending…
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TIME & AGAIN

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TIME & AGAIN

Directed by Rachel Dax
Eleanor and Isabelle meet again, 60 years after their relationship broke apart.
EPISODICS

TO BE ME

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TO BE ME

Directed by Daan Jansen
After many years away, nonbinary student Jordan returns home and has finally realized it’s time to share who…
SHORT FILMS

TO BE WITH YOU

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TO BE WITH YOU

Directed by Elliott Feliciano
Alex is only in L.A. for 24 hours to reclaim their father's ashes but, along the way, they…
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.
NARRATIVE FEATURES

TU ME MANQUES

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TU ME MANQUES

Directed by Rodrigo Bellott
A conservative Bolivian man travels to New York to confront his late son’s boyfriend, a playwright channeling the…
SHORT FILMS

THE TWO-HEADED CALF

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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

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WELCOME TO THE BALL

Directed by Adam Vincent Wright
A child learns sign language in hopes of making a new friend.
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WE’RE NOT HERE

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WE’RE NOT HERE

Directed by Bonnie Moir
When tragedy interrupts their secret seaside tryst, the prospect of going public brings two men to a standoff.
SHORT FILMS

WONDER

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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.
GALAS

CLOSING NIGHT GALA: BEFORE YOU KNOW IT

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CLOSING NIGHT GALA: BEFORE YOU KNOW IT

Directed by Hannah Pearl Utt
In this Sundance favorite, sisters Rachel and Jackie discover their mother (Judith Light) — whom they thought was…