Who we are, what makes us US… and those who helped us BE.
Dir: Alice Smith
An empowering documentary that explores the untold story of the North West’s LGBTQ past through two women’s incredible journey of rebellion and activism.
Dir: Chris McGill
A gay asylum seeker journeys into a queer underground club to get the evidence he needs to prove his sexuality to the authorities. Instead, he relives his traumatic past on the dancefloor.
Boys Don’t Wear Dresses
Dir: Jason Weissbrod
Inspired by real events, this modern coming of age fairytale is about the struggles of an autistic transgender college student exploring independence and new experiences.
Rules of the Game
Dir: Francesca Pazniokas
An experimental, queer video art piece that features common games played with incomprehensible rules and unfair advantages.
A Normal Girl
Dir: Aubree Bernier-Clarke
A Normal Girl brings the widely unknown struggles of intersex people to light, through the story of intersex activist Pidgeon Pagonis.
Born to Dance with an Extra Chromosome: the Drag Queens (and Kings) with Down’s Syndrome
Dir: Nikolay Nikolov
Nikolov’s film follows the transformation of the now famous drag artists with Down’s Syndrome as they exploded onto the London scene in 2019.
Queerer Than Thou
Dir: Kate Jessop
Who is the queerest of them all? This queer off will reveal all! Warning: may include vogueing karate.
Dir: Sam Matthews
Stephanie once believed that transformation was only possible in fairytales. But through her love of stories, she learned she could write her own “hero’s journey”.
Dir: Wayne Burns
A seemingly innocent hookup quickly turns enigmatic as Mark and Jeremy grapple with their insecurities, dark pasts and relationships to love in a time of transactional sex and irresponsibility.
Dir: Peter van Langen, Iris-sanne van der Aar
This documentary tells the story of activists that stand at the frontline of LGBTQI+ activism in Georgia. Club Bassiani forms their fort of resistance to homophobic violence.
Dir: Xavier Singer-Kingsmith
A short dance fashion film about transgender and non-binary performers exploring their own gender identities through costume and movement.
Dir: Leo Crane
Jay is trapped in the relentless City until he is forced to confront his relationship with Time and himself.
Lesbians and Gays Support the Miners
Dir: Roger Tiley
During the 1984/85 miners’ strike, Lesbians and Gays from London visited the Dulias Valley in South Wales to offer financial support to striking miners and their families.
Yellow Peril: Queer Destiny
Dir: David Wayne Ng, Jen Sungshine, Kendell Yan
An award-winning experimental documentary that explores the nuances of queer diasporic, Chinese culture, following Vancouver-based drag artist “Maiden China” (aka Kendell Yan).
Transgender Experiences in School
Dir: Ben Saunders
Seven trans and non-binary young people from across the North West area of England discuss their experiences of being transgender in their school.
Bodies for Change
Dirs: Victoria Alessandrini, Julia Dotras Garcia, Tomoko Ushiro
Bodies for Change explores an alternative approach to social change, that focuses on the potentialities of somatic exercises for overcoming trauma caused by social issues.
C’est Karma: Girls (Official Music Video)
Dir: Bianca Jaeger Montobbio
Luxembourgish indie artist C’est Karma’s feminist anthem is an ode to all types of female beauty, exploring the participants’ vulnerabilities by exposing the parts they felt insecure about.
We Are Not Who They Say We Are
Dir: Manu Valcarce
The story of Arcoiris, a group of LGBT+ human rights defenders in Honduras, who in recent years have faced mounting attacks and threats following relentless public abuse and stigmatisation.
I am Butch
Dir: Jordan Paunova
A coming out story to the LGBTQ+ community, this incredibly personal spoken word piece is about coming to terms with being ‘Butch’ and what it means to have pride in being so.
Dir: Selwin Vervoort
We travel through the thoughts of Lucas, a man afraid of losing his masculinity after eating a pink fruit.
Cupping the Flame of Women’s Culture
Dir: Helene Rosenbluth
For over 20 years, The Montclair Women’s Cultural Arts Club was a premiere showcase for lesbian, bi, trans, queer and heterosexual performers in the San Francisco Bay Area.
Knotty by Nature
Dir: Mellissae Lucia
WARNING: CONTAINS NUDITY & BDSM
Knotty by Nature explores feminine earthenbody initiations in the wilds of the New Mexico desert, reclaiming the power of pleasure and consent through the beauty of Shibari bondage.