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Highlights

Honors -

JURY AWARD WINNER
Runner-Up BEST NARRATIVE
OUTshine Fort Lauderdale

Hector Noas - Actor

Mark Gilbert - Chair

"A brilliant period piece so elaborately told and brilliantly crafted."

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OFFICIAL SELECTION
- Havana Film Festival
- Munich Film Festival

CENTERPIECE FILM
Defiant Souls (Insumisas)

Thursday October 17th 2019, 7:00 pm

Genre: Drama, Explicit, Historical Fiction, Lesbian, LGBTQ, Political, Suspense

Language: Spanish w/ English Subtitles

Venue: Savor Cinema

CENTERPIECE FILM

SOUTHEAST PREMIERE


Defiant Souls is based on the true story of a woman who, disguised as a man, became the first female surgeon in Latin America. In the early 19th century, Swiss doctor Enrique Faber...

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Noelle Stevenson - Board Member

"This is an incredible gothic tale you never see in LGBTQ+ film festivals."

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BEST BRITISH FEATURE FILM NOMINEE
- Edinburgh International Film Festival

Carmilla

Friday October 18th 2019, 7:00 pm

Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Lesbian, Mystery, Romance

Language: English

Venue: The Classic Gateway Theatre

Lara lives in total isolation with her father and her strict governess, Miss Fontaine, and is struggling to find an outlet for her curiosity and burgeoning sexuality. When a carriage crash nearby brings a young girl, Carmilla, into the family home to...

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Larry Hyer - Board Member

"...a quirky British romedy about not thinking too much and just going for it."

Honors -

AUDIENCE AWARD BEST FEATURE
- Milan International Lesbian & Gay Film Festival

OFFICIAL SELECTION
- BFI London Film Festival
- Frameline LGBT Film Festival (San Francisco)

Benjamin

Friday October 18th 2019, 7:00 pm

Genre: Comedy, Drama, Gay, Romance

Language: English

Venue: Savor Cinema

In Simon Amstell’s affecting, bittersweet comedy, a rising young filmmaker is thrown into emotional turmoil by a burgeoning romance and the upcoming premiere of his second feature. It’s perhaps no surprise that the imminent release of Benjamin’s...

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Anthony Meindl - Director

Where We Go From Here

Friday October 18th 2019, 9:15 pm

Genre: Drama, Historical Fiction, LGBTQ, Political, Suspense

Language: English and French w/ English Subtitles

Venue: The Classic Gateway Theatre

In Binghamton, an ESL teacher dealing with domestic abuse finds even greater violence at her school. In Orlando, two lovers drifting apart may be separated by the hate of another. In Paris, friends on an introspective night out are caught up in a brutal...

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Highlights

Honors -

GRANDY JURY AWARD NOMINEE - Outstanding International Feature
- Outfest LGBT Film Festival (Los Angeles)

Label Me

Friday October 18th 2019, 9:15 pm

Genre: Drama, Gay, Political, Romance, Suspense

Language: English, German & Arabic w/ English Subtitles

Venue: Savor Cinema

Sex is power, and Waseem, a Syrian gay-for-pay hustler seeking asylum in Cologne, wields it like a shield. Keeping his johns at an emotional arm’s length while satisfying their most carnal desires in order to eke out a living, he meets his match in...

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Michael Schneider - Board Member

"Born to Be sheds the light on the personal development of medical staff tending to the surgical transitions of transgender patients."

Born to Be

Saturday October 19th 2019, 12:30 pm

Genre: Documentary, Historical, LGBTQ, Trans

Language: English

Venue: The Classic Gateway Theatre

Dr. Jess Ting works at the groundbreaking Mount Sinai Center for Transgender Medicine and Surgery in New York City where, for the first time ever, all transgender and gender non-conforming people have access to quality transition-related health and surgical...

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Ladies' Shorts

Saturday October 19th 2019, 2:45 pm

Genre: All, Comedy, Drama, Lesbian, LGBTQ, Romance, Slice of Life, Suspense

Venue: The Classic Gateway Theatre

I Think I’ll Make It Director: Dara Bratt, USA, 17 mins Vibes Director: Bane Fakih, USA, 7 mins Mother’s Day (Anyák napja) Director: Dorka Vermes, Hungary, 15 mins In Hungarian with English subtitles Treacle Director:...

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Felipe Rosarios - Actor

Joe Bilancio - Programming Director

"You will laugh and cry and go through a range of emotions."

Honors -

OFFICIAL NOMINATION - Best International Feature for the Academy Awards - Panama

Everybody Changes (Todos Cambiamos)

Saturday October 19th 2019, 5:00 pm

Genre: Drama, LGBTQ, Slice of Life, Trans

Language: Spanish w/ English Subtitles

Venue: The Classic Gateway Theatre

The Ponce Family is the perfect family. They live in the quiet, close-knit mountain town of Bambito, where everyone knows everyone and, unfortunately, everyone knows everyone's business. Frederico is the successful father, Carol the loving mother, and...

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Highlights

Honors -

JURY AWARD WINNER
BEST SHORT FILM
Wonder
OUTshine Fort Lauderdale

Honors -

JURY AWARD WINNER
Runner-Up BEST SHORT FILM
Black Hat
OUTshine Fort Lauderdale

Roger Mason - Writer

"Softer"

Kelly Miller - Writer

"Touchscreen"

Javier Molina - Director

"Wonder"

Gabriel Furman - Writer / Producer

"Wonder"

Alexis Bosch - Marketing Director

"Can't wait to see what comes next from these filmmakers."

Adele Spallone - Secretary

Men's Shorts

Saturday October 19th 2019, 5:00 pm

Genre: All, Drama, Gay, Historical, LGBTQ, Political, Romance, Slice of Life

Venue: Savor Cinema

Wonder Director: Javier Molina, USA, 16 mins Touchscreen Director: Arthur Halpern, USA, 15 mins Black Hat Director: Sarah Smith, USA, 15 mins Thrive Director: JamieDi Spirito, UK, 17 mins The Proposal...

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Highlights

Honors -

AUDIENCE AWARD WINNER
- North Carolina Gay & Lesbian Film Festival

OFFICIAL SELECTION
- BFI Flare LGBT Film Festival (London)
- Inside Out LGBT Film Festival (Toronto)

MEN'S SPOTLIGHT FILM
From Zero To I Love You

Saturday October 19th 2019, 7:15 pm

Genre: Comedy, Drama, Gay, Romance

Language: English

Venue: Savor Cinema

MEN'S SPOTLIGHT FILM

Pete Logsdon is just a guy in Philadelphia whose fear of intimacy creates his history of getting involved with married men. His father and his soon-to-be step-mother are on him to settle down and find someone...

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Highlights

Honors -

JURY AWARD WINNER
BEST NARRATIVE
OUTshine Fort Lauderdale

Adele Spallone - Secretary

"...an engrossing story and a truly cinematic experience."

Honors -

QUEER PALM AWARD
BEST SCREENPLAY

- Cannes Film Festival

BEST NARRATIVE FEATURE
- Melbourne International Film Festival

NORWEGIAN FILM CRITICS AWARD
- Norwegian International Film Festival

Portrait of a Lady on Fire (Portrait de la jeune fille en feu)

Saturday October 19th 2019, 7:15 pm

Genre: Drama, Lesbian, Romance

Language: French & Italian w/ English Subtitles

Venue: The Classic Gateway Theatre

Brittany, France, 1760. Marianne, a painter, is commissioned to do the wedding portrait of Héloïse, a young lady who has just left the convent. Héloïse is a reluctant bride-to-be, and Marianne must paint her without her knowing. She observes her by...

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15 Years (15 Shana)

Saturday October 19th 2019, 9:30 pm

Genre: Drama, Gay, Slice of Life

Language: Hebrew w/ English Subtitles

Venue: The Classic Gateway Theatre

Yoav has everything. He is a successful architect, is in a 15-year loving relationship with Dan, and his BFF, Alma, is an esteemed artist who is like a mother and sister to him. Yoav is independent, charismatic, bright, great looking and uses it to his...

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Honors -

BEST CENTRAL AMERICAN FILM
- Costa Rica International Film Festival

EMERGING FILMMAKER AWARD
- Minneapolis St. Paul International Film Festival

AUDIENCE AWARD FICTION
- Toulouse Latin American Film Festival

Tremors (Temblores)

Saturday October 19th 2019, 9:30 pm

Genre: Drama, Gay, Suspense

Language: Spanish w/ English Subtitles

Venue: Savor Cinema

Pablo is a 40-year-old married father of two wonderful children. A role model and a practicing evangelical Christian, his perfect traditional life begins to crack when he falls in love with a man. Pablo finds his feelings in conflict with his beliefs....

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Daniel Karslake - Director

Christopher Vastine - Treasurer

"This uplifting documentary recounts the journey of four families who learn to accept and ultimately celebrate their LGBTQ children."

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OFFICIAL SELECTION
- Frameline LGBT Film Festival (San Francisco)
- Outfest LGBT Film Festival (Los Angeles)
- Tribeca Film Festival (New York)

For They Know Not What They Do

Sunday October 20th 2019, 12:45 pm

Genre: Bi, Documentary, Gay, Historical, Lesbian, LGBTQ, Political, Trans

Language: English

Venue: The Classic Gateway Theatre

In the wake of the landmark U.S. Supreme Court case legalizing marriage equality, the Right has launched a new, highly effective, state-by-state campaign to limit the rights of America's LGBTQ citizens across the country. Their backlash has been swift,...

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Highlights

Honors -

AUDIENCE AWARD BEST DOCUMENTARY
- Tribeca Film Festival (New York)
- Pink Apple Film Festival (Zurich)

JOHN SCHLESINGER DOCUMENTARY AWARD
- Provincetown International Film Festival

Gay Chorus Deep South

Sunday October 20th 2019, 3:00 pm

Genre: Documentary, Drama, Gay, Historical, LGBTQ, Political

Language: English

Venue: The Classic Gateway Theatre

In response to a wave of discriminatory anti-LGBTQ laws in Southern states and the divisive 2016 election, the San Francisco Gay Men’s Chorus embarks on a tour of the American Deep South. The tour brings a message of music, love and acceptance to communities...

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Haaz Sleiman - Vanguard Award Recipient

Pam Newman - Board Member

"It will leave you valuing your freedom."

Honors -

OFFICIAL NOMINATION - Best International Feature for the Academy Awards - Sweden

GRAND PRIX WINNER
- Odessa International Film Festival

OFFICIAL SELECTION
- Cannes Film Festival

CLOSING NIGHT FILM
And Then We Danced

Sunday October 20th 2019, 6:00 pm

Genre: Drama, Gay, LGBTQ, Slice of Life

Language: Georgian

Venue: Savor Cinema

CLOSING NIGHT FILM

Merab is a talented dancer. His burgeoning romance with stage partner Mary is thrown into disarray by the arrival of the magnetic Irakli, leading to a forbidden sexual attraction that recalls those in Moonlight...

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