LGBT-Film-Festival-List

The LGBT Film Festival List

It’s LGBT Film Festivals time at FilmFestivalLife! We have put those film festivals under the radar that make a major contribution in raising awareness about issues related to sexual orientation and gender.

The various LGBT film festivals we have discovered all have one thing in common: to establish free open cultural spaces in which homosexual and transgendered people are able to affirm, question and extend their identities and to generate a positive dialogue about tolerance and broader acceptance of sexual minorities within all societies today. A great diversity can be found within all the festivals, not surprisingly, since the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender communities are mostly very colorful and varied themselves.

We have compiled a manageable and informative overview for you in which the huge number of LGBT film festivals are listed – the categories are: must haves, important ones and to keep on the radar. In addition we have included about 130 festivals in the Comprehensive link list!

MUST HAVES

BOSTON LGBT FILM FESTIVAL (Boston, USA) (1984)

The Boston LGBT Film Festival is the longest running and largest LGBT media event in New England. In 2011 over 100 films from 25 countries within 10 days were screened. In addition the Festival is running panel discussions, hosting receptions, and after parties that will allow attendees to interact with visiting and local filmmakers, as well as other filmgoers and community members.

FRAMELINE – SAN FRANCISCO INT. LGBT FILM FESTIVAL (San Francisco, USA) (1977)

The San Francisco International LGBT Film Festival is the longest-running, largest and most widely recognized LGBT film exhibition event in the world. As a community event with an annual attendance of 60,000, the festival is the most prominent and well-attended LGBT arts program in the Bay Area. Since 1990, more than 100 films and videos have been completed with assistance from the Frameline Completion Fund. Awards are presented annually and provide much-needed support to filmmakers for their final editing and lab work. Submissions include documentary, educational, narrative, animation, and experimental projects about lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender LGBT people and their communities. Frameline also supports filmmakers and the LGBT community through the Frameline Generations Filmmaker Workshop, which brings youth and elders together to write, shoot and edit their own films to tell their own stories.

LESBISCH SCHWULE FILMTAGE HAMBURG (Hamburg, Germany) (1989)

This festival is Germany’s longest running and biggest queer film festival. It’s driven by the desire to present diverse and latest LGBT film productions from around the world as well as building a cultural panel by hosting workshops, discussions and parties. The audience and jury awards for features, shorts and documetaries come with a total price money of  $11,000. Every year the festival attracts around 15,000 patrons.

OUTFEST – LOS ANGELES GAY & LESBIAN FILM FESTIVAL (Los Angeles, USA) (1982)

Outfest is one of the oldest LGBT film festivals in the world. Since its founding, Outfest has presented more than 4,500 films and videos for audiences of over half a million people. Lots of awards are given away by both the audience and a jury – 2 of them coming with a total cash prize money of $6,500. Being based in L.A. Outfest offers the best chances for industry-related opportunities for ambitious queer filmmakers. Outfest takes over the posh Director’s Guild of America theatres on Sunset Boulevard and boasts the best array of parties and panel discussions.

QUEER SCREEN: MARDI GRAS FILM FESTIVAL (Sydney, Australia) (1993)

The Mardi Gras Film Festival has grown considerably. It is now one of Australia’s largest film festivals of any kind, and one of the top queer film festivals in the world. It is highly regarded by filmmakers all over the world, and an important avenue for promoting gay and lesbian titles to distributors and exhibitors in this territory. Mardi Gras presents a fine international selection including titles soon set for commercial release along with a swag of films coming directly from prestigious premieres at Cannes, Sundance and Berlin.

REELING – CHICAGO INT. GAY AND LESBIAN FILM FESTIVAL (Chicago, USA) (1981)

Reeling is the second oldest gay and lesbian film festival in the world and prides itself on showcasing the best LGBTQI films and videos from around the globe. From international feature films to social issue documentaries to experimental shorts, the festival has always presented a range of genres that demonstrates the rich diversity of work being produced. In 2011 Reeling screened approximately 100 independent films and videos over 10 days. Juried cash awards are given for Best Narrative Feature, Best Documentary Feature, andBest Short.

IMPORTANT ONES

ATLANTA´S OUT ON FILM – GAY AND LESBIAN FILM FESTIVAL (Atlanta, USA) (1987)

Founded in 1987, Atlanta’s Out on Film is dedicated to supporting the exhibition of LGBT film and video art forms. It’s known for top rated films, intimate settings, audience participation and special celebrity events that give movie-goers and sponsors a way to connect.

AUSTIN GAY & LESBIAN INT. FILM FESTIVAL (Austin, USA) (1987)

Now entering its 24th year, the Austin Gay and Lesbian International Film Festival is both the largest and the longest-running queer film festival in the American Southwest. Running for 6 days, the festival showcases works of gay and lesbian documentary and narrative film, with prizes awarded for shorts and full-length features

FIRE!  – BARCELON INT. GAY & LESBIAN FILM EXHIBITION (Barcelona, Spain ) (1995)

Since 16 years Fire!! enriches the cultural life of Barcelona and the LGBT (film) community by selecting and showcasing films from around the globe. Every year, there is a theme running through the majority of the films and documentaries at the festival, which always goes along with parties and educational programms about LGBT issues.

GAZE – DUBLIN INT. LGBT FESTIVAL (Dublin, Ireland) (1992)

From its humble beginnings („when homosexuality was still a criminal act in Ireland!“), GAZE has grown from strength to strength to become the largest LGBT film event in Ireland, and one of the most respected in the world. The programme represents the huge range of diversity of the LGBT community. In 2011 GAZE showcased over 75 features, documentaries, retrospective movies and shorts across five queer film-packed days.

identities. VIENNA´S QUEER FILM FESTIVAL (Vienna, Austria) (1994)

With a reputation for great filmmaker hospitality and some of the most ambitious repertory programming of obscure LGBT cinema from the past, this bi-annual festival is fresh and smart and beautifully put together.

IMAGE + NATION – MONTRÉAL LGBT FILM FESTIVAL (Montreal, Canada) (1987)

Canada’s oldest queer film festival is also one of the smartest showcases of new LGBT cinema with plenty of panel discussions and parties to boot.

LES GAI CINEMAD – MADRID GAY AND LESBIAN FILM FESTIVAL (Madrid, Spain) (1996)

Since its beginnings LesGaiCineMad has become the most important LGTB Film Festival in Spanish speaking countries, in terms of scope, quantity of movies and spectators.  LesGaiCineMad is one of the biggest competitive events for LGBT themed films in Europe. The festival has a competitive section dedicated to long feature films, short films and documentaries that share prizes up to the amount of almost $10,000. In every case, winners are chosen by the audience that attends the screenings. During the festival Industry Meetings are held where film makers can get in touch with Filmmakers with outstanding careers and filmmakers that won Les- GaiCineMad previous editions. The LesGaiCineMad is also the founder of the CineLGBT Network and can help film makers distribute their films in Spanish territory and Latin America. The network propose the biggest and most successful window for LGBT cinema in Spanish spoken countries.

SIDE BY SIDE – LGBT INT. FILM FESTIVAL (St. Petersburg, Russia) (2007)

Side by Side is the first and so far only LGBT festival in Russia. It’s ambitious in showcasing and honoring queer cinema and life against all political restrictions. In 2010 patrons could watch 40 films from 20 countries and where able to meet and talk to international guests. Three jury awards for best Feature, documentary and short as well as the audience award for best picture are given away.

TLVFEST – THE TEL AVIV INT. LGBT FILM FESTIVAL (Tel Aviv, Israel) (2005)

Tel Aviv’s International LGBT Film Festival is a unique annual each June at the Tel Aviv Cinematheque and the Tel Aviv LGBT Community Center – the only openly gay friendly cinema institution in Israel. The festival offers public screenings of films with no Israeli distribution, meetings with local as well as foreign filmmakers, panel discussions and special events. In addition to displaying worldwide cinema, the festival encourages Israeli original work, awarding Best Film in the competitive Israeli program.

TO KEEP ON THE RADAR

BRISBANE QUEER FILM FESTIVAL (Brisbane, Australia) (2000)

Established in 2000 by Brisbane Powerhouse, BQFF exclusively show-cases cinema by, about and for the queer community. The films selected for BQFF rarely receive a mainstream theatrical or television release making BQFF an important exhibitor of shorts, features and documentaries from all over the globe.

BRUSSELS LESBIAN AND GAY FILM FESTIVAL (Brussels, Belgium) (1986)

During the 10 festival days, Brussels Lesbian and Gay Film Festival take full responsibility for all sexual orientations and gender identities, remains a constant concern to the most diverse range of expression of homosexuality in all artistic disciplines the film, of course, still a majority, but also in the performing arts, visual arts and literature. The festival program is very rich in this area.

CZECH GAY AND LESBIAN FILM FESTIVAL MEZIPATRA (Brno/Praha, Czech Rep.) (2000)

MEZIPATRA is a specialized competitive film festival focusing on gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender and queer related films. It presents feature films and short films as well as documentaries from all over the world. The festival is known for it’s sophisticated, yet approachable, way of exhibiting and contextualizing historical and innovative queer cinema.

FAIRY TALES – CALGARY´S INT. GAY & LESBIAN FILM FESTIVAL (Calgary, Canada) (1999)

The festival shows local, national and international queer work with opportunities for filmmakers and audiences to engage, network and grow. Since it’s beginnings FairyTales is growing significantly, featuring more than 65 films from over 25 countries in 2011 as well as hosting Q&A’s and panel disciussions to an audience of about 2500 attendees.

GAY FILM NIGHTS INT. FILM FESTIVAL (Cluj-Napoca, Romania)

This festival is the first international LGBT film festival in Romania – a country where gay and Roma people are avoided by most (as shown by the E.U. Fundamental Rights Agency). It’s a competition of LGBT-themed short films, feature films and documentaries framed with exhibitions, shows, public debates, as well as outreach and ecological actions. A Gay Awards Ceremony closes each edition,.

GLASGAY! (Glasgow, Scotland)(1993)

Glasgay! is Scotland’s annual celebration of queer culture. The festival has grown from a small fortnight long festival of circa 3,000 attenders to a large month long celebration at nearly 20 venues attracting up to 35,000 visitors. The festival presents a professional programme of top acts and new artists from around the world. Movies are only one part of this cultural event. It also comes up with theatre, visual art, performance art, comedy, music, literature, club nights and many more.

HONOLULU RAINBOW GAY AND LESBIAN FILM FESTIVAL (Honolulu, USA) (1989)

The HRFF is one of the longest-running and well-respected LGBT film festivals in the US. The festival presents documentaries, feature films, shorts and animations from around the world, with special consideration given to Hawai’i-based filmmakers. The HRFF has an excellent reputation in the film festival community and has been the venue for both U.S. and world film premieres.

INSIDE OUT TORONTO GAY AND LESBIAN FILM FESTIVAL (Toronto, Canada) (1990)

Currently the largest event of its kind in Canada, the Festival entertains film buffs of all stripes, showcasing the best and most diverse work of interest to LGBT communities. Taking place over 11 days, the Festival draws crowds of  35,000 to screenings, artist talks, panel discussions, installations and parties that highlight more than 200 films and videos from 33 countries (2011).

IRIS PRIZE FILMFESTIVAL (Cardiff, UK) (2008)

The Iris Prize was born out of the desire to create an annual international prize that would recognise, celebrate and promote gay and lesbian moving image content. Now in its third year, the festival is still presenting the world’s largest prize for a gay or lesbian short film. The Prize, valued at almost $40,000, will be presented to enable the winner to make their next short film. Since 2008 the festival also presents the Iris Best Feature Award  which includes cash prize money of  $1,500.

LJUBLJANA GAY AND LESBIAN FILM FESTIVAL (Ljubljana, Slovenia) (1984)

The festival has a long tradition and showcases a good selection of national works and international top movies. They accept narrative, animation, experimental and documentaries (feature and short length).

LONDON LESBIAN & GAY FILM FESTIVAL (London, UK) (1986)

This festival is the biggest gay filmfestival in the UK.The first edition of the festival started with a modest programme of ten screenings over five days. The 2011 Festival edition had over 100 features, documentaries, shorts and events in it’s six-day run.

MELBOURNE QUEER FILM FESTIVAL (Melbourne, Australia) (1991)

Melbourne Queer Film Festival is the oldest queer film festival in Australia. Over the past 21 years it is estimated that over 220,000 people have attended the festival. The annual festival includes programs such as Queeries: Youth Program, International Shorts and Feature Films, Documentary Packages, foreign language films, an experimental program, along with several forums and lectures. The Festival gives away $9,000 total price money in cash to deserving filmmakers across six awards.

MIAMI GAY & LESBIAN FILM FESTIVAL (Miami, USA) (1998)

The Miami Gay and Lesbian Film Festival, presented by HBO, is a 10-day event featuring the best new gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender films. Films are screened at locations in Miami and Fort Lauderdale. There will be many spotlight screenings, panels, and special events.

MILWAUKEE LGBT FILM/VIDEO FESTIVAL (Milwaukee, USA) (1987)

Since 24 years the festival offers a fine selection of LGBT cinema from around the world. Besides the classics –  features, documentaries and shorts – the progamm is also open to more unconventional categories like home movies, slide shows or just indescribables.

MIX COPENHAGEN: LesbianGayBiTrans FILM FESTIVAL (Copenhagen, Denmark) (1985)

Besides a huge variety of LGBT features, documentaries and some shorts from around the world the festival invites an impressive range of filmmakers, actors and other guests to go face-to-face with their audience. The hole programme varys from debates, Q&As to afterparties and fancy gala evenings.

MIX NYC – THE NEW YORK LESBIAN & GAY EXPERIMENTAL FILM/VIDEO FESTIVAL (New York City, USA) (1987)

Mix New York has a long history and an unique approach. It’s presenting the latest in queer experimental film and previously unseen works from legendary lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and other queer-identified figures in avant-garde cinema. In addition to the vanguard screenings the festival is famous for it’s unique interactive installations, performances and infamous parties.

NEW ZEALAND OUT TAKES LESBIAN AND GAY FILM FESTIVAL (Wellington, New Zealand)

Out Takes is one of New Zealand’s most important queer cultural events and the only queer film festival. 11,000 patrons in average come to watch features, documentaries and shorts from 21 countries in 2011. Audience Awards are given away in all of the three categories.

OUT IN AFRICA – SOUTH AFRICAN GAY AND LESBIAN FILM FESTIVAL (Joburg & Cape Town, South Africa) (1993)

With an enormous line-up of new films unspooling in both Cape Town and Johannesburg, the Out In Africa festival is one of the most politically engaged and film-making-focused fests in the world. One of the most exciting aspects of the event is the Master Classes and Seminars program in which visiting filmmakers talk about their work and conduct filmmaking workshops with local aspiring filmmakers.

OUT ON SCREEN: VANCOUVER FILM AND VIDEO FESTIVAL (Vancouver, Canada) (2007)

Out on Screen hosts 11 days and nights of outstanding LGBT cinema. The festival presents over 90 films to around 13,000 patrons each year, including short- and feature-length documentaries, narrative and experimental works. It offers over $2,500 in juried and audience choice awards. To complete the programm there are also performances, workshops, discussions and parties, where the patrons can meet and swap ideas with visiting artists and industry professionals.

OUT TAKES DALLAS (Dallas, USA) (1990)

This festival became a locally and nationally recognized festival which stands for quality programming that educates and enriches diverse communities about LGBT people through the art of film. During Season 11 more than 40 films were screened and awards in 6 categories were presented. With Out Takes Film makers get the chance to show their work to the 6th largest LGBT community in the United States.

PINK APPLE: SWISS GAY AND LESBIAN FILM FESTIVAL (Zurich/Frauenfeld, Switzerland) (1997)

In 2011 the festival came up with 90 films (feature, short, documentary) from 20 countries featuring numerous world and international premieres. Besides the screenings the festival gives great room to Q&As, panel discussions and debates about film and LGBT issues. The festival gives away 3 awards including a $2000 price for the best short film.

QDoc – PORTLAND QUEER DOCUMENTARY FILM FESTIVAL (Portland, USA) (2007)

QDoc is the only festival in the United States, and only the second in the world, devoted exclusively to Queer Documentaries. More than a screening series – it is a fun, inspiring, and community-building event. Filmmaker attendance is a big part of the mix, with guests joining the festival from around the world to discuss their work.

Qfest PHILADELPHIA – INT. GAY AND LESBIAN FILM FESTIVAL (Philadephia, USA) (1994)

QFest is bringing to the region the best in American Independent and International LGBT cinema. In addition to the 125 films there are panel discussions, receptions, parties and awards throughout the 12-day event.

QUEER FRUITS FILM FESTIVAL (Byron Bay, Australia)

The Queer Fruits Festival is welcoming films of all lengths from queer filmmakers and films with queer themes. Since 2011 the festival gives away The N(ational)FSA Short Film Award –
which carries a $5,000 cash prize and which will be awarded annually.

QUEER LISBOA – LISBON GAY AND LESBIAN FILM FESTIVAL (Lisbon, Portugal) (1996)

Queer Lisboa is the oldest Portuguese film festival dedicated exclusively to Queer Cinema. The programme is organized in competition sections for Best Feature, Documentary and Short Film – with a total prize money of $6,000 – so as in non-competition sections and special screenings dedicated to a filmmaker, theme, country (…). To round of the programm the Festival invites personalities of Queer Cinema to promote theoretical knowledge on queer themes and concepts.

REEL PRIDE (Fresno, USA) (1989)

Reel Pride is the sixth oldest gay and lesbian film festival in America and has matured into one of Central California’s largest cultural events. Each year with five days and over fifty films, the festival attracts thousands of attendees. Besides  international features, documentaries, and short films the week is filled by appearances of filmmakers and stars, signature events, receptions and parties.

ROZE FILMDAGEN – AMSTERDAM GAY AND LESBIAN FILM FESTIVAL (Amsterdam, Netherlands) (1997)

A high quality, broad and diverse selection of movies (features, documentaries and many shorts) will await you at the Roze Filmdagen. With 112 screenings, from 32 countries, the selection is bigger than ever. In this way, the Pink Film Days will present a clear overview of what’s happening worldwide on the gay and lesbian scene.

SEATTLE LESBIAN & GAY FILM FESTIVAL (Seattle, USA) (1996)

The Seattle Lesbian & Gay Film Festival, held annually in October, has grown into the largest event of its kind in the Pacific Northwest, gaining industry and audience recognition for showcasing the latest and greatest in queer film, from major motion picture premieres to emerging talent. An important venue in the Seattle film scene—and the social event of the season—the festival provides unique opportunities for visiting and local filmmakers to engage and entertain over 10,000 attendees.

TAMPA INT. GAY AND LESBIAN FILM FESTIVAL (Tampa, USA) (1989)

TIGLFF showcases a high class selection of international LGBT cinema. It offers lot’s of awards given away by both jury and audience in the categories feature, short (men/woman) and documentary. To enhance the interaction between patrons and festival TIGLFF started adding QR Codes to the beginning and the end of the films which allows to vote and comment on the film easily or get in touch with selected sponsors and the festival itself.

 

COMPREHENSIVE LINK LIST

Aomori International LGBT Film Festival (Aomori, Japan)

Asian Queer Film Festival (Tokyo, Japan)

Bangalore Queer Film Fest (Bangalore, India)

Barcelona International Gay & Lesbian Film Festival (FICGLB) (Barcelona, Spain)

Beijing Queer Film Festival (Beijing, Cina)

Birmingham Shout – Gay + Lesbian Film Festival of Alabama (Birmingham, USA)

Brandon Fest (Buenos Aires, Argentina)

Budapest Pride – Lesbian Gay Bisexual and Transgender Film and Cultural Festival (Budapest, Ungary)

Cambodia LGBT Pride! (Phnom Penh, Cambodia)

Cheries Cheris – Paris Lesbian and Gay Film Festival (Paris, France)

Cine Movilh – Festival de cine Lésbico Gay Bi Trans (Santiago de Chile, Chile)

Cineffable – Paris International Lesbian/Feminist Film Festival (Paris, France)

CineKink –  The kinky film festival (New York City and others, USA)

CineSlam – Vermont’s LGBTQ Short Film Festival (Vermont, USA)

Cinépride Festival du film gay et lesbien de Nantes (Nantes, France)

CINHOMO – Muestra Internacional de Cine LGBT de Valladolid (Valladolid, Spain)

Connecticut Gay & Lesbian Film Festival (Hartford, USA)

Cuarta muestra de cine les bi gay trans de Asunción (Asunción, Paraguay)

Desperado Gay and Lesbian Film Festival (Phoenix, USA)

DIVERSA – International Gay Lesbian and Trans Film Festival of Argentina (Buenos Aires, Argentina)

Divergenti Festival Internazionale di Cinema Trans (Bologna, Italy)

Diversity in Animation – Festival of LGBT Animation (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)

D’un bord l’autre – Festival de films gay et lesbiens (Orleans, France)

El Lugar Sin Limites – Festival de Cine LGBT (Quito, Guayaquil, Cuenca & others, Ecuador)

eLnadruhou – Open Lesbian Festival (Prague, Czech Republic)

ENTZAUBERT queer DIY. film festival (Berlin, Germany)

Everybody’s perfect – Festival du film gay et lesbien (LGBTIQ) de Genève (Geneva, Switzerland)

Face à Face – Festival du film gay et lesbien de Saint-Etienne (Saint-Etienne, France)

FanCineGay – Cine Gay y Lésbico Extremadura (Cáceres, Mérida, Badajoz, Spain)

Fargo-Moorhead LGBT Film Festival (Fargo, USA)

Festival Écrans Mixtes (Lyon, France)

Festival Cinémarges (Bordeaux, France)

Festival del Mar –  International Gay and Lesbian Film Festival (Ibiza, Spain)

Festival del Sol – Canary Islands International Gay and Lesbian Film Festival (Gran Canaria, Tenerife, Spain)

Festival des images aux mots (Toulouse, France)

Festival Internacional de Cine Lésbico y Gay de Andalucía (Seville, Spain)

Festival MIX MILANO di Cinema Gaylesbico e Queer Culture (Milano, Italy)

FilmOut San Diego LGBT Film Festival (San Diego, USA)

Filmový festival inakosti – Slovak Queer Film Festival (Bratislava, Slovakia)

Florence Queer Festival (Florence, Italy)

Fort Lauderdale Gay and Lesbian Film Festival (Fort Lauderdale, USA)

Fort Worth Gay & Lesbian Film Festival (Fort Worth, USA)

Freiburger Lesbenfilmtage (Freiburg, Germany)

Frontera Pride Film Festival (El Paso, USA)

Fusion: Los Angeles LGBT People of Color Film Festival (Los Angeles, USA)

GayCharlotte Film Festival (Charlotte, USA)

Gender Bender Festival Internazionale Bologna (Bologna, Italy)

GFEST – Gaywise FESTival (London, UK)

GLBT La Paz Film Festival (La Paz, Bolivia)

Holebi Filmfestival Vlaams-Brabant (Leuven, Halle, Aarschot, Landen, & others, Belgium)

HolebiKort (Flemish Brabant, Belgium)

homochrom Filmfest (Cologne, Dortmund, Germany)

Homoscope Queer Arts and Film Festival (Austin, USA)

Hong Kong Lesbian and Gay Film Festival (HKLGFF) (Hong Kong, Hong Kong)

Image Out – The Rochester Lesbian & Gay Film & Video Festival (Rochester, USA)

In & Out – Le Festival du Film Gay et Lesbien de Nice (Nice, France)

Indianapolis LGBT Film Festival (Indianapolis, USA)

Kansai Queer Film Festival (Kyoto, Japan)

Kansas City Gay Film Fest (Kansas City, USA)

Kashish – Mumbai International Queer  Film Festival (Mumbai, India)

Kitoks Kinas LGBT Film Festival (Kaunas and Vilnius, Lithuania)

LGBT Cannes Film Festival´s Award – Queer Palm (Cannes, France)

Lesbisch Schwule Filmtage Karlsruhe (Karlsruhe, Germany)

LesGayCinePty – Festival de Cine LGBT de Panamá (Panama City, Panama)

London Lesbian Film Festival (London (Ontario), Canada)

Long Beach Q Film Festival (Long Beach, USA)

Long Island Gay and Lesbian Film Festival (East Northport (New York), USA)

Mix Mexico (Mexico City, Mexico)

Merlinka International Queer Film Festival (Belgrade, Serbia)

Mix Brasil Festival of Sexual Diversity (São Paulo, Brazil)

Mostra Possíveis Sexualidades (Salvador, Brazil)

NewFest- New York Gay & Lesbian Film Festival (New York City, USA)

Nigah Queer Film Festival (Delhi, India)

North Carolina Gay & Lesbian Film Festival (Durham, USA)

OMOVIES – Festival Di Cinema Gay, Lesbica e Questioning Napoli (Naples, Italy)

Out Twin Cities Film Festival (Minneapolis, USA)

OutFlix Film Festival (Memphis, USA)

Outfest Perú (Lima, Peru)

OUTrageous: Santa Barbara Lesbian & Gay Film Festival (Santa Barbara, USA)

Outview: Athens International Gay and Lesbian Film Festival (Athens, Greece)

Palm Springs Gay and Lesbian Film Festival (Palm Springs, USA)

Perlen –  Gay and Lesbian Film Festival Hannover (Hannover, Germany)

Perv Queerotic Film and Video Festival (Sydney, Australia)

Pink Panorama LBG Festival Luzern (Luzern, Switzerland)

Pink Sreens (Brussels, Belgium)

Pittsburgh Lesbian and Gay Film Festival (Pittsburgh, USA)

Portland Lesbian & Gay Film Festival (Portland, USA)

Pride: Bloomington’s LGBTQ Film Festival (Bloomington, USA)

Provincetown International Film Fest (Provincetown, USA)

Puerto Rico Queer Film Festival (Santurce, Puerto Rico)

Puerto Vallarta International Gay & Lesbian Film Festival (Puerto Vallarta, Mexico)

Queer Black Cinema International Film Festival (New York City, USA)

Queer City Cinema (Victoria & 5 other cities, Canada)

Queer Screen: queerDoc (Paddington & Newtown, Australia)

Queer Film Festival Bremen (Bremen, Germany)

Queer Film Festival Esslingen (Esslingen, Germany)

Queer Nazariya – International LGBT Film Festival (Mumbai, India)

Queer Realities (Boulder, USA)

Queer Women of Color Film Festival (San Francisco, USA)

Queer Zagreb (Zagreb, Croatia)

QueerFilmFestival Rostock (Rostock, Germany)

Queerceañera – Houston International Gay & Lesbian Film Festival (Houston, USA)

Queersicht – Gay & Lesbian Film Festival (Bern, Switzerland)

Rainbow Reels Queer Film Festival (Waterloo, Canada)

Rainbow Film Festival – Shropshire Lesbian and Gay Film Festival (Shrewsbury, UK)

Reel Affirmations: International Gay & Lesbian Film Festival (Washigton DC, USA)

Reel Pride Film Festival (Winnipeg, Canada)

Reelout Queer Film + Video Festival (Kingston, Canada)

Sacramento Gay & Lesbian Film Festival (Sacramento, USA)

San Francisco Transgender Film Festival (San Francisco, USA)

Savannah LGBT Film Festival (Savannah, USA)

Schwule Filmwoche Freiburg (Freiburg, Germany)

Seoul LGBT Film Festival (SeLFF) (Seoul, Korea)

Sicilia Queer Film Fest (Sicily, Italy)

Skeive Filmer Oslo Gay and Lesbian Film Festival (Oslo, Norway)

Some Prefer Cake – Bologna Lesbian Film Festival (Bologna, Italy)

Spokane LGBT Film Fest (Spokane, USA)

Southwest Gay and Lesbian Film Festival (Albuquerque, USA)

Teddy Award (Berlin, Germany)

Translations (Seattle, USA)

TranScreen – Amsterdam Transgender Film Festival (Amsterdam, Neatherlands)

Tokyo International Lesbian & Gay Film Festival (Tokyo, Japan)

Torino GLBT Film Festival (Turin, Italy)

Toronto International Queer West Film Fest (Toronto, Canada)

Uruguay International Film Festival of Sexual and Gender Diversity (Montevideo, Uruguay)

Vues d’en face – Grenoble International Gay and Lesbian Film Festival (Grenoble, France)

Verzaubert – International Queer Film Festival (Munich, Frankfurt, Cologne, Germany)

Vinokino (Helsinki, Turku, Jyväskylä & others, Finland)

Zinegoak – Bilbao International glt Film Festival (Bilbao, Spain)

 

Nadine Baethke

Nadine Baethke is the Festival Liaison Director and co-founder at FFL. Her film training is grounded in AV media Science at the Konrad Wolf Academy of Film and Television, Potsdam. Her editorial background includes positions as Sports Editor of RBB, Berlin, Editor at the Galileo TV science magazine Pro 7, Berlin and a degree from the Journalism School of Berlin. Reach her at nadine@filmfestivallife.com

One thought on “The LGBT Film Festival List

  1. Hi,

    Just want to draw your attention to GAZE International LGBT Film Festival Dublin, establish over 23years, before homosexuality was decriminalized in ireland.
    GAZE International LGBT Film Festival celebrated LGBT stories. Our exciting programme of film and events engages filmmakers and audiences in a vibrant social experience, our 5 day festival take place the first weekend in August every year in the Light House Cinema Dublin, with over 35 programs of shorts, features and documentaries for ireland a around the world.

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