Join us for a collection of seven short films that celebrate queer and trans people of diverse backgrounds and experiences.
Dan Reynolds (Imagine Dragons) is a believer – he believes in the Book of Mormon, he believes in Jesus Christ, he believes in his “people.” He also believes that if he leads the charge, he can get people, his people (Mormons, and Christians in general), to start an important conversation about the role of LGBTQ people, especially youth, in the Church.
Under the 'Evening Shadows', truth often plays hide and seek. Set in South India and Mumbai, 'Evening Shadows' is a tender heartwarming story about a mother-son bond that has to withstand the ravages of time, distance and truths. While gay rights and marriage equality has been embraced by most countries, a small town in Southern…
Why should a talented young man choose between his lifetime dream and the first love of his life? Mario has been working and dreaming toward a career as a professional soccer player. He was well on his way when Leon walked into his life. Leon is beautiful and a talented player, in his own right.
Maia (who prefers to go by Zen) is a walking cube of ice, freezing out the world. Zen plays hockey on the high school boys’ team to hone the skills needed to land a place on the national women’s team. She is constantly bullied by her teammates.
In high school Carlos is an outsider who likes unpopular music and building robotic sculptures. But one night when he gains entrance to the unique El Azteca nightclub in Mexico City, he suddenly finds himself to be at home among a crowd of outsiders.
Billie and Emma are sent to a Catholic high school for very different reasons. Set in the Philippines of the mid-1990’s, Billie is banished by her city parents to get her away from her girlfriend. Emma is brilliant, overachieving, popular, and on course for a bright future.
In the summer of 2006, Adam escapes another boring family vacation to stay with his cool older sister Casey in NYC. Adam's horizons rapidly expand as he follows Casey to lesbian bars and gay marriage rallies, but it isn't until he is mistaken for a trans guy that he really gets a crash course in LGBT vocabulary.
In this futuristic fairy tale, Uma (Emma Roberts) wakes up in a rose- and tulle-filled boarding school for wayward young women, whose families pay big bucks for their daughters to emerge perfect. With the love and support of the women in this beautiful prison, she must find a way to escape, or risk being erased.
For young transgender athletes, the sport they love often turns into a minefield of controversy. Decried as cheaters if they excel or barred from competing among the gender they identify with; positive outcomes are rare. But when a sport is a lifeline, what is fair?
Carolyn, Joanna, Laurel, and Charlotte are your average teenage girls in rural Ohio: they front afro punk bands, make out with fellow cheerleaders in the woods, and deal with unstable parents. But when Carolyn disappears one night, the town must come together to investigate this unimaginable trauma.
The intention of this year’s Inaugural Festival is to highlight and elevate Transgender Day of Remembrance (TDoR). We hope for this festival to help celebrate transgender lives & experiences, further creating a safe world for our transgender family to live in. Please join us virtually during the International Transgender Day of Remembrance, November 20th, through November 22nd to participate in this historic event.