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QDoc : queer film festival devoted exclusively to documentaries

“One of the top 10 LGBT Film Festivals in the US” Jenni Olson,“It was likely the first time I experienced such a heightened communal emotional connection with other sexual minorities—perhaps in my life.”Stephen Marc Beaudoin, JustOutThe nation's only queer film festival devoted exclusively to documentaries returns to Portland for it's third year May 28-31. Opening the festival is the award winning film, City of Borders, a hopeful look at intermingling between lesbians and...

Teddy Awards Celebrate Queer Cinema

  Although there is a clearly defined international circuit of gay and lesbian film festivals around the world (totalling more than 70 different events), the “queen of the crop” definitely remains the Teddy Award, which is given to LGBT films premiering at the Berlinale. The gay Oscar is not only a prize to be coveted but also is accompanied with one of Berlin’s hottest ticket parties, held last evening. Tihe eight members of the international jury are all organizers of gay fi...

Vancouver Queer Film Festival

The Vancouver Queer Film Festival is Western Canada`s premier queer arts event boasting over 150 films, workshops, community forums and gala parties.

Genderqueer: Nw Transgender & Intersex Film Festival

GenderQueer Film Festival is dedicated to presenting a diverse selection of film art and education on gender expression and information on the lives and experiences of Transgender, Genderqueer, and Intersex people.

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Barcelona International Erotic Gay Film Festival. Meet the most famous gay pornstars like Jean Daniel Cadinot Chi Chi LaRue and others. Heatgay offers a univers of the best erotic films gay.

Teddy Awards: the queer Film Award of the Berlinale

The TEDDY AWARD, a solid institution of the International Film Festival Berlin, will be given out 13 February 2009 in the following categories: Short Film, Documentary, Feature Film. The advance sale for the world’s most important queer film award has started.This year’s Special TEDDY AWARD will be given out to Joe Dallesandro who, in the 70’s became as Warhol’s muse a sexual icon for a whole generation. Films by Andy Warhol, Paul Morrissey or Serge Gainsbourg’s `Je T’aime Moi Non ...

image+nation, Canadas oldest and largest LGBT film festival turns 21

image+nation, Canadas oldest and largest LGBT film festival, will celebrate 21 years of cultural [r_evolution] and vibrant queer cinema when its 21st edition unspools in Montreal from November 20 to 30. What a core group of relentlessly devoted LGBT community organizers, artists and academics established a generation ago has grown from a modest if valiant annual happening into an internationally renowned film festival with a strong loyal following and an always impressive lineup. Cinephiles of a...

Todd Heustess named new Outfest Executive Director

Outfest, the world's leading organization dedicated to showcasing, protecting and nurturing lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender film imagery and artistry, has named Todd Heustess Executive Director. The announcement was made by Outfest Board of Directors Co-Presidents, Angela Courtin and Joe Lupariello. After a nationwide search, the Board of Directors selected Heustess and introduced him to Outfest stakeholders at last month’s annual Legacy Awards, which honored Academy Award®-winning pro...

Think Pink: Gay And Lesbian Film Season in the US

 by Sandy Mandelberger, Festival Circuit Editor Friday, June 5-----While June is still celebrated as “gay pride month” in North America, the LGBT (that’s lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender for you neophytes) film calendar actually has become a year-round phenomenon, making every season a new reason to think pink. In all, there are close to 100 separate LGBT film festivals in the U.S. and Canada. The most well-known take place in such gay meccas as New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco...

Portland Queer Documentary Film Festival

Second Annual QDoc: The Portland Queer Documentary Film FestivalPortland, Oregon – QDoc: The Portland Queer Documentary Film Festival celebrates its second year and rolls out the 2008 line-up. This year's QDoc, which takes place at the Clinton Street Theater, brings strong international flavor with a program of films dealing with LGBT people living in South Africa, Italy, Kenya, Australia, Iran, Canada, United Kingdom, and the United States.QDoc aims to engage the public on core issues of LGBT...

Film In Focus: SQUEEZEBOX!

 Saturday, April 26-------Back in the mid 1990s, a party promoter named Michael Schmidt had a novel idea: drag queens dumping the lipsynching routine to sing rock and roll live onstage. No one knew what to expect when they first opened the doors on the fateful night that SqueezeBox! was born in downtown Manhattan. With Mistress Formika presiding as hostess, the drag queens rocked New York nightlife in a way no one had ever seen before. Movie stars, drag queens, punks, and everyone in between ...

Schermi d’Amore (Verona City) focus on romantic cinema

Twelve years of tradition and experimentation, ranging from the classic to the post-modern, from the lessons of great maestros to the innovations of their students: a journey through images to discover the most hidden corners of melodrama, from cross-over to tributes. Schermi d’Amore is, above all, an unrepeatable opportunity to learn more about the most original aspects of romantic cinema; a festival which has always been able to bring forgotten films back into our lives, put the spotlight on...

NewFest 2007 Official Selection NY Premiere of THE GODFATHER OF DISCO

By Maria Esteves - May 23, 2007 THE GODFATHER OF DISCO, directed by Gene Graham will have its N.Y. Premiere at NewFest 2007: The 19th Annual New York LGBT Film Festival on Friday, June 1, 5:45 p.m., and Saturday, June 2, 1:30 p.m. at the AMC Loews 34th St Theater. Winner of the 2007 Emerging Filmmakers Award, Minneapolis/St. Paul International Film Festival, THE GODFATHER OF DISCO will also screen at the 20th Connecticut Gay & Lesbian Film Festival, Saturday, June 2, 2007, 4:00...

10th Thessaloniki Documentary Festival JUST TALKING

On Thursday, March 13, at the Excelsior room of the Electra Palace Hotel, the following directors shared their experience of making their films during Just Talking: the directors Sylvain Biegeleisen (The last card), Tiffany Burns (Mr Big), Simon Brook (Generation '68), Dimitris Vernikos (The Mirror and the Knife) and Parvez Sharma (A Jihad for love). Peter Wintonick, producer, director, journalist and co-producer of the film Be like others coordinated the discussion. Opening the discussion, Pete...


  A press conference took place on Thursday, March 13 at the Olympion's "Green Room", in the context of the 10th Thessaloniki Documentary Festival. The participants were Simon Brook, director of the film Generation 68, Tiffany Burns, director of the film Mr. Big, Parvez Sharma, director of the film A Jihad for love and Bon-Hwak Koo, director of the film To find tiger Kim. Tiffany Burns, speaking about her film Mr. Big - which is about a method invented and perfected by the Royal ...

10th Thessaloniki Documentary Festival, Simon Brook, Tiffany Burns, Parvez Sharma, Bon-Hwak Koo


A JIHAD FOR LOVE Opens Panorama Section

Sunday, February 10---------The Panorama section of the Berlin Film Festival is recognized as the "cutting edge" program at the Berlinale, with films that embrace politics, sexuality and social upheaval. Longtime Panorama chief Wieland Speck has been a consistent curator at the Berlinale over the past 20 years, bringing his own sensibilities to the programming of what is, for me, the Festival's most consistent and uplifiting film showcase. To start things off this past weekend, the P...


By Maria Esteves - January 8, 2008   The Fifth Annual New York AIDS Film Festival (NYAFF) 2007 premiere documentary film HOW DO I LOOK, directed by Wolfgang Busch ten-minute trailer was held at NYU, King Juan Carlos I of Spain Center, Saturday, December 1, 11:00 AM. HOW DO I LOOK is a magnificent documentary film based on the history of Vogue dance (the art of improvising dance and drama modeling presentation) that began in the 1970's in New York City. The film features various hou...

Montréal’s image+nation LGBT film festival

image+nation, Montréal’s international LGBT film festival, celebrates two decades of cultural [r_evolution] with a mind-blowing 20th edition from November 15 to 25, 2007 Montréal, Thursday, November 1st 2007 – image+nation, Canada’s oldest and largest LGBT film festival, will cap off two remarkable decades of vibrant queer cinema when its 20th edition unspools in Montréal from November 15 to 25. What a core group of relentlessly devoted LGBT community organizers, artists and academics ...

Montréal’s image+nation LGBT film festival

image+nation, Montréal’s international LGBT film festival, celebrates two decades of cultural [r_evolution] with a mind-blowing 20th edition from November 15 to 25, 2007Montréal, Thursday, November 1st 2007 – image+nation, Canada’s oldest and largest LGBT film festival, will cap off two remarkable decades of vibrant queer cinema when its 20th edition unspools in Montréal from November 15 to 25. What a core group of relentlessly devoted LGBT community organizers, artists and academics es...

9th EROS Film Festival ready to play

Out Film CT, the producers of the CT Gay & Lesbian Film Festival, and EROS (Encouraging Respect of Sexualities), the Trinity College student organization, present the 9th EROS Film Festival from Nov 11th – 17th. As always with this Film Festival, there will be an eclectic mix of films and documentaries, old favorites and exciting new works that will appeal to all LGBT film lovers. Here are some of this year’s highlights:Boy I Am This feature-length documentary is an important exploration ...

The Pink Mirror (Gulabi Aaina) poster - a film on Indian transvestites

A unique film coming from India where homosexuality is still taboo, The Pink Mirror (Gulabi Aaina), is a colorful funny look into the Indian homosexual closet. It pits two Indian drag queens against a westernized gay teenager in a battle to woo a handsome hunk. It's a clash of the east and west. Who will win? The drag queens who are expert in the art of seduction with their wit, innuendo and cunning or the young tee


 Saturday, September 15---------There are very few words in our contemporary culture that are as charged as the word "jihad". It has been used as a kind of talisman for conjuring up the fears of Western society for the resurgence of political, economic and ideological influence of the Muslim world. Indian-born Muslim director Parvez Sharma uses the word in the title of his debut documentary film in its more literal Arabic meaning. Rather than simply being equated with "holy war...

Philadelphia G&L Festival to pay salute Barbara Gittings

On Saturday, July 14th, 2007, the Philadelphia International Gay & Lesbian Film Festival pays tribute one of the most influential and admired members of the LGBT community with “A Salute To Barbara Gittings”. This event marks the announcement of a new award which the Philadelphia Film Society will present annually to a recipient in the entertainment industry who stands for the gay/lesbian principles to which Gittings dedicated her life. In conjunction with the award, The Philadelphia Film S...