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Shorts

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75 Cents

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75 Cents

Directed by Safi Jafri
The midnight bus greets a Boy just trying to catch some sleep, but the Man who boards after...
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Abby and Emily Go to Palm Springs

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Abby and Emily Go to Palm Springs

Directed by Hellin Kay
Two women try not to kill each other on their first vacation together. Abby is an artist, Emily...
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Aimee Victoria

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Aimee Victoria

Directed by Chrystee Pharris
A film about two profoundly deaf women of color whose relationship is tested during a period of unprecedented...
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Beyond the Void

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Beyond the Void

Directed by Rafaël Beauchamp
November 2001: Charles follows Martin, another victim from the AIDS epidemic of the 90’s, to the end. Twenty...
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Boysugar

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Boysugar

Directed by Montana Mason Doyel
Persuaded by a friend to come to the bar and perform, Levi, a transmasculine drag performer, finds himself...
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Bruised Fruit Tastes Sweeter

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Bruised Fruit Tastes Sweeter

Directed by Jake Kolton
After a roadside accident a couple tries to mend their fragile relationship.
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Butterflies in Berlin: Diary of a Soul Split in Two

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Butterflies in Berlin: Diary of a Soul Split in Two

Directed by Monica Manganelli
Inspired by real events and using stunning animation techniques, this award-winning art deco-style film tells the story of...
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Cause of Death

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Cause of Death

Directed by Jyoti Mistry
Women’s bodies are always at risk. An autopsy report describes the physical impact on the body that results...
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Cocoon Love

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Cocoon Love

Directed by Xiaowen Wang
A teenager is sent back to stay with her grandparents in her hometown village. As she begins a...
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Complicated

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Complicated

Directed by Isak Kohaly
Itamar, a chubby and depressed young man, returns to his childhood home in the suburbs following a mental...
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Dancing on My Own

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Dancing on My Own

Directed by Alexandra N Cuerdo
DANCING ON MY OWN is a love letter to the queer Asian experience, inspired by New York’s radical...
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Domestique

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Domestique

Directed by Nikita Burdein
A young gay man adjusts to a partnered, domestic life.
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Dustin

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Dustin

Directed by Naïla Guiguet
In an abandoned warehouse, a crowd is dancing as one on 145 BPM techno music. Among them is...
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Eden

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Eden

Directed by Tavo Ruiz
A queer retelling of Adam and Eve for modern times. A visually striking story about first love situated...
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Ekai

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Ekai

Directed by Arantza Ibarra Basañez
A documentary depicting the story of young transgender boy Ekai Lersundi, who took his own life in 2018...
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Fabiu

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Fabiu

Directed by Stefan Langthaler
Eighty year-old retiree Arthur lives in a modest home in Vienna. For quite some time he has lovingly...
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Family History

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Family History

Directed by Mark J. Parker
On the anniversary of his mother’s mysterious death, a young man brings his new boyfriend home to meet...
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Faraway

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Faraway

Directed by Aziz Zoromba
After being estranged from his family for his homosexuality, we observe a young Arab man over four seasons...
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FCK (Friends Can’t Kiss)

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FCK (Friends Can’t Kiss)

Directed by Sarah Young
When two gay best friends, Ben and Matthew, accidentally sleep together, are they dating? Are they still friends?...
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Femme Folle

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Femme Folle

Directed by Hayley Bensmiller
A heartbroken girl is pursued by a domineering female photographer, and her growing infatuation begins to blur the...
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Four Fruitbites

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Four Fruitbites

Directed by Dave Quantic
An introduction to four unique queer, trans and genderqueer voices as featured in the Fruitbowl Podcast.
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Getting Closer

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Getting Closer

Directed by Ethan Roberts
Two stoned boyfriends navigate unexpected vulnerability (as well as the giggles) while attempting to get off.
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Girls Shouldn’t Walk Alone At Night

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Girls Shouldn’t Walk Alone At Night

Directed by Katerine Martineau
After a late-night high school graduation party, Chantal and Delphine find themselves walking home alone in the dark....
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Griffica

Film

Griffica

Directed by C.J. Arellano
A man suspects his boyfriend is a demon.
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Hard

Film

Hard

Directed by Christian Jacob Ramon
An unexpected bout of performance anxiety throws a wrench into the plans of two men on their first...
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I Just Wish You Told Me

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I Just Wish You Told Me

Directed by Michelle C. Bonilla
Jessie and Karen have been a same sex couple for thirteen years. When Karen goes into surgery and...
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Inabitável (Unliveable)

Film

Inabitável (Unliveable)

Directed by Naïla Guiguet
In Brazil, where a trans person is murdered every three days, Marilene searches for her daughter Roberta, a...
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in[APP]licable

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in[APP]licable

Directed by Cam Owen
After moving from small-town Louisiana to New Orleans, Ted navigates the city using a dating app.
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It Was the Dog that Saved My Life

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It Was the Dog that Saved My Life

Directed by Adam Golub, Sylvaine Alfaro
Toby the dog was the last living legacy of Kevin, a long-lost lover who died of AIDS in...
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Liminal

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Liminal

Directed by Dan Abramovici
Steve lives both his past and present concurrently. As time is compressed and he flows through spirals of...
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Mano Santa

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Mano Santa

Directed by Stephanie Camacho Casillas
Don Isidoro, better known as “Mano santa” in his hometown, shelters his grandson for a few days after...
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Memento Mori

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Memento Mori

Directed by Derek August Elliott
At the center of this unconventionally stylized, allegorical melodrama, a tyrannical matriarch lies helpless and alone on her...
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My Mother’s Girlfriend

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My Mother’s Girlfriend

Directed by Arun Fulara
Renuka and Sadiya, two working-class women in love with each other, enjoy their day out celebrating Renuka’s birthday....
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New Flesh for the Old Ceremony

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New Flesh for the Old Ceremony

Directed by Elizabeth Rakhilkina
A lesbian reverie set amidst the backwoods of New England, NEW FLESH FOR THE OLD CEREMONY explores the...
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Nights and Days in July

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Nights and Days in July

Directed by Jana Bringlöv Ekspong
During the light summer nights, a woman finds herself alone in the city. She tries to get in...
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Noah’s Song

Film

Noah’s Song

Directed by Damian Bonito Zapien
An animation about a transgender man coming out to his partner.
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Our Pain

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Our Pain

Directed by Mahtab Pishghadam
A transman seeks gender affirming surgery in Iran with the help of his lover, but his father wants...
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Out of the Dark: AKeem

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Out of the Dark: AKeem

Directed by Sarah Klein, Tom Mason
How do you fight an enemy you cannot see? This is the story of AKeem Rollins, known for...
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Personals

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Personals

Directed by Sasha Argirov
When an encounter at a glory hole sparks an unexpected connection, two socially anxious loners must risk vulnerability...
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Pink & Blue

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Pink & Blue

Directed by Carmen LoBue
After a surprise first-time pregnancy, a trans couple of color wrestles with how the new baby will affect...
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Pool Boy

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Pool Boy

Directed by Luke Willis
Austin, a college jock home for the summer, unexpectedly develops feelings for Star, his parents’ non-binary pool cleaner,...
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Reasons to Stay

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Reasons to Stay

Directed by Ezra Li, Shaina Rose Woolley
Wanting to escape a mundane and monotonous reality, Jian needs a little help remembering a reason to stay.
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Roadkill

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Roadkill

Directed by Aliza Brugger
Tillie’s lonely life as a roadkill removal worker is destabilized when Wanda, a lively stranger, comes to town.
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Scars

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Scars

Directed by Alex Anna
Alex Anna’s body is a canvas: her scars come to life to tell a new story of self-harming....
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Sheer Qorma

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Sheer Qorma

Directed by Faraz Arif Ansari
SHEER QORMA is a story of belonging and acceptance, identity and family, and how it comes together under...
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Silver Lining

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Silver Lining

Directed by Yanyi Xie
During the COVID19 pandemic, Chicago drag artist Brent Perrotti recreated his stage inside his studio apartment to do...
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Stephen & James: Best Girlfriends

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Stephen & James: Best Girlfriends

Directed by Dave Quantic
A love-letter to a New York City in the not-too-distant past where the only apps were served before...
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Taffeta

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Taffeta

Directed by Lovell Holder
Based on their play “Lavender Men,” playwright-performer Roger Q. Mason explores questions of identity and vicious cycles of...
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Telling Time

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Telling Time

Directed by Daniel Talbott
Ten months into the pandemic, day is for sleeping and night is for wandering alone and aimless on...
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The Fish with One Sleeve

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The Fish with One Sleeve

Directed by Tsuyoshi Shoji
A story of a trans woman gently but firmly taking the first step. Hikari Shintani, a trans woman,...
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The Hunter

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The Hunter

Directed by Sam McConnell
Will meets Rose for a first date on a hot summer night in 1985 Greenwich Village. The two...
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Total Catch

Film

Total Catch

Directed by Sarah Clark
Dating is hard… Zoom dating is harder.
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Valiente (Brave)

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Valiente (Brave)

Directed by Miguel Melo
When Victor’s partner arrives at his house for what seems to be a perfect date, he finds the...
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Winter

Film

Winter

Directed by Luis Pacheco, Rafael Ruiz
Nico works as a drag queen in order to support themself. Nico’s dad, with whom they don’t have...