Genre

Lesbian

SHORT FILMS

16

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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

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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

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…
EPISODICS

ANNE+

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ANNE+

Directed by Valerie Bisscheroux
The weekend Anne moves into her own flat in Amsterdam, she runs into her first love, causing her…
DOCUMENTARY FEATURES

THE ARCHIVETTES

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THE ARCHIVETTES

Directed by Megan Rossman
A determined team of volunteers join forces to safeguard New York’s Lesbian Herstory Archives, the world's largest collection…
SHORT FILMS

AUTOMATE

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AUTOMATE

Directed by Steve Shwartz
In the near future, dating apps guarantee a perfect match. Yet for Sam and Riley, their perfect match…
NARRATIVE FEATURES

BILLIE AND EMMA

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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…
NARRATIVE FEATURES

BIT

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BIT

Directed by Brad Michael Elmore
A trans teen must decide whether she’s ready to succumb to an alluring group of female vampires and…
SHORT FILMS

BLUE (BLÅ)

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BLUE (BLÅ)

Directed by Ingrid Marie Røine
A photographer seeks comfort from her girlfriend as she comes to terms with a disease that threatens her…
NARRATIVE FEATURES

CARMEN & LOLA

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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

CATHERINE OPIE B. 1961

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CATHERINE OPIE B. 1961

Directed by Sini Anderson
Catherine Opie shares the emotional and political motivations for her provocative and influential photography.
NARRATIVE FEATURES

THE DAUGHTERS OF FIRE

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THE DAUGHTERS OF FIRE

Directed by Albertina Carri
This free-wheeling Argentinian erotic lesbian road movie explores the nature of female sexuality, polyamory, pornography, and new ways…
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…
SHORT FILMS

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.
SHORT FILMS

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.
DOCUMENTARY FEATURES

FOR THEY KNOW NOT WHAT THEY DO

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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

GENTLY, JENNIFER

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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…
SHORTS PROGRAMS

GIRLS SHORTS

Program

GIRLS SHORTS

The women in this year’s collection of effervescent shorts know how to take chances against all odds. Whether...
SHORT FILMS

GOD’S GRACIE

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GOD’S GRACIE

Directed by Chateau Bezerra
When Gracie, a young Fundamentalist Christian, meets Heidi, an agnostic lesbian driving back from her mother’s funeral, Gracie…
NARRATIVE FEATURES

GOOD KISSER

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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,…
NARRATIVE FEATURES

THE GROUND BENEATH MY FEET

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THE GROUND BENEATH MY FEET

Directed by Marie Kreutzer
The combined demands of Lola's cutthroat consulting job, her secret affair with her boss, and caring for her…
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…
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...
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

HOMIES

Film

HOMIES

Directed by Ina Espiritu
Maine can't admit to best friend/f*ck buddy Raven that she is in love with her. A queer almost-love…
SHORT FILMS

I KNOW HER

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I KNOW HER

Directed by Fawzia Mirza
In the afterglow of a seemingly fated hookup, two women realize that perhaps they have a little too…
SHORT FILMS

I THINK SHE LIKES YOU

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I THINK SHE LIKES YOU

Directed by Bridey Elliott
When Justine and Julia pick Jake up at a bar, it’s not quite the threesome he was expecting.
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…
SHORT FILMS

LADIES DAY

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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

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…
SHORT FILMS

THE LINE

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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

THE LITAS

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THE LITAS

Directed by William Desena
Gevin Fax is the oldest member of the women motorcycle collective, The Litas. This film tracks her and…
SHORT FILMS

LOCKDOWN

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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

LONG DISTANCE

Film

LONG DISTANCE

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

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

THE MISTER SISTERS

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THE MISTER SISTERS

Directed by Ingrid Wilhite
Two dykes vent about mistaken gender and the power and perils of presenting as butch, while hilariously fantasizing...
SHORT FILMS

MOMSTER

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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…
EPISODICS

THE MORE THINGS CHANGE

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THE MORE THINGS CHANGE

Directed by Debra F. Simone
All Dana wants to do is create a fun and inclusive videogame, but instead she's stuck working at…
EPISODICS

MOTHERSTRUCK

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MOTHERSTRUCK

Directed by Micaela Birmingham
Staceyann Chin embarks on a wild road toward motherhood in this series, based on her one-woman play directed…
SHORT FILMS

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…
SHORT FILMS

MY FRIEND MICHAEL JONES

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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…
SHORT FILMS

ORIGIN

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ORIGIN

Directed by Simone Lyles
In 1982, Kora's self-help conversion tapes only seem to push her closer to the truth about her feelings…
SHORT FILMS

PENANCE

Film

PENANCE

Directed by Kayden Phoenix
A young group of LatinX queers usurp their conversion therapy class and take their justice.
DOCUMENTARY FEATURES

PIER KIDS

Film

PIER KIDS

Directed by Elegance Bratton
A transcendent visual exploration of the next spirited generation of NYC’s Christopher Street Pier kids living on the…
SHORT FILMS

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…
DOCUMENTARY FEATURES

QUEER JAPAN

Film

QUEER JAPAN

Directed by Graham Kolbeins
The multifaceted and colorful queer culture of Japan is shown through the eyes of the many artists, activists,…
DOCUMENTARY FEATURES

QUEERING THE SCRIPT

Film

QUEERING THE SCRIPT

Directed by Gabrielle Zilkha
A dynamite mixture of devoted fans, show creators, and TV stars explores the rocky history and potentially bright…
SHORT FILMS

REACH THE SKY

Film

REACH THE SKY

Directed by Daniel Sterlin-Altman
Three friends on a car trip encounter a butch mermaid, Frida Kahlo, a fabulous companion, and a sense…
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…
NARRATIVE FEATURES

SAINT FRANCES

Film

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

SEA FOAM

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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

SECOND STAR ON THE RIGHT

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SECOND STAR ON THE RIGHT

Directed by Ruth Caudeli
A 30-something bisexual actress struggles with her career and relationship while the rest of her friends seem to…
SHORT FILMS

SHIBARI

Film

SHIBARI

Directed by Robin Entreinger
When Chloé arrives in Tokyo to interview Claire about her practice of the erotic art Shibari, she gets…
NARRATIVE FEATURES

THE SHINY SHRIMPS

Film

THE SHINY SHRIMPS

Directed by Cédric le Gallo, Maxime Govare
A homophobic pro swimmer becomes the reluctant coach of an outrageously queer water polo team headed to the…
SHORT FILMS

THE SHIVA CALLERS

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THE SHIVA CALLERS

Directed by Emi Shaufeld
When a closeted woman’s girlfriend shows up unexpectedly to her grandfather’s shiva, she must do anything in her…
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…
SHORTS PROGRAMS

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

SUNLIT NIGHTS

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SUNLIT NIGHTS

Directed by Vilde Moberg
Two strangers let loose and break free over an impromptu karaoke performance.
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

TAKE ME TO PROM

Film

TAKE ME TO PROM

Directed by Andrew Moir
Queer Canadians revisit an iconic adolescent milestone while telling a story of social change that spans more than…
EPISODICS

TAKE ONE THING OFF

Film

TAKE ONE THING OFF

Directed by Sammi Cohen, Scout Durwood
Featuring original music from her debut album, Scout Durwood recounts her life story as the existential odyssey that…
SHORT FILMS

TERMINALLY IN LOVE

Film

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…
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…
EPISODICS

THESE THEMS & RAZOR TONGUE

Program

THESE THEMS & RAZOR TONGUE

Dynamic trans and non-binary characters stand front and center in this duo of comedic episodics created by Outfest…
SHORT FILMS

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…
SHORT FILMS

TIME & AGAIN

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TIME & AGAIN

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

TO THE STARS

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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.
EPISODICS

TOUGH LOVE

Film

TOUGH LOVE

Directed by James Mackenzie
Nikki is committed to finding a unicorn: someone – male, female, non-binary – who she's madly attracted to,…
DOCUMENTARY FEATURES

UNSETTLED

Film

UNSETTLED

Directed by Tom Shepard
Four LGBTQ refugees seeking political asylum face struggles and bureaucracy in their attempts to gain residency in the…
SHORT FILMS

VEVER (FOR BARBARA)

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VEVER (FOR BARBARA)

Directed by Deborah Stratman
In this meditation on unfinished works and the creative process, Deborah Stratment resuscitates abandoned footage shot in Guatemala…
SHORT FILMS

VIBES

Film

VIBES

Directed by Bane Fakih
Mayssa is looking for a sexual release to cure her recent depression, but luck — and her mother…
SPECIAL EVENTS

WHERE WE GO FROM HERE

Film

WHERE WE GO FROM HERE

Directed by Anthony Meindl
In this anthology drama, three acts of violence around the world — including Orlando’s Pulse nightclub — leave…
SHORT FILMS

WORTH

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WORTH

Directed by Sara Prinz
Watch a child grow up through choreographic scenes and metaphorical vignettes representing the journey towards self empowerment, all…
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…