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Cannes: A chat with Midi Z and screenwriter/actress Ke-Xi Wu about Nina Wu

(Still from Nina Wu, © Luxbox Films)  By LINDSAY R. BELLINGER   If only the films in Competition and those films in other sections such as Un Certain Regard, where Midi Z's ambitious and somewhat disorienting film Nina Wu premiered could also be up for the best actor  awards. If that were the case, then Ke-Xi Wu's dynamic turn as Nina Wu would have hands-down gotten the best actress award, especially since I watched the winning actress's performance and wa...

Moonlight People

Director: Dmitri Frolov.

         Two completely traditional couples of lovers on a warm summer night make a kind of coming-out in front of each other, telling about their hidden impulses from a previous life. 
          The impetus to making the film was the book of the same name by the Russian religious philosopher Vasily Rozanov, who died 100 years ago. His treatise was devoted to the study of sexuality and its denial in Christianity. 
            The film was made in the style of experimental films of the 1920s with a non-linear narrative full of strange surrealistic images. He is black and white and devoid of dialogue. The image is based on the music of Alexander Scriabin "The Poem of Ecstasy", composed and performed also at the beginning of the 20th century. 

A Girl From Beacon Ridge

Director: Kirk Demorest.

Phoebe and Blaze, two middle school best friends, suddenly find their lives upside down when Phoebe's homophobic parents decide the girls shouldn't play together any longer.

Pitch Perfect 3, review: Fat Amy’s tall father and DJ Khaled’s Bella a capella

Pitch Perfect 3, review: Fat Amy’s tall father and DJ Khaled’s Bella a capella Wrapping-up the three-part series, the third instalment queers the pitch and is not perfect by a long mile. Some tweens have enjoyed their 93 minutes at the cinema-house, judging by the box-office collections, and so be it. More discerning cine-goers might have a flippant time at best, watching some caustic exchanges, routine choreography and songs that don’t stay with you too long. Three years ...

KASHISH 2017 invites LGBTQ film submissions

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Note: You can submit your film through FilmFreeWay: https://filmfreeway.com/festival/KASHISH or https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/KASHISH2017 8th KASHISH Mumbai International Queer Film Festival will be held from May 24 - 28, 2017 at two venues - Liberty Cinema (May 24-28th) and Alliance Francaise de Bombay (May 25-27th).  KASHISH Mumbai International Queer Film Festival is the first and only LGBTQ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer) film festival i...

Not Your Skin Trans Documentary Is Brym's New Film Project

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Brym's new documentary takes on a touchy subject We are all by now somewhat familiar with some of the more visible transgender personalities in our society. Who are they really and what does it mean to be transgender? Since her first feature film Butterflies (2009), director Ester Brym have not stopped and this will be her 4th documentary film. She is currently in production and raising money to finish the project by the end of this year. The film follows ordinary men and women wh...

KASHISH 2016 - Call for Film Submissions

To submit a film to KASHISH 2016, please fill out the online form at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/KASHISH2016FilmSubmission  -------------------------------------------------  7th KASHISH Mumbai International Queer Film Festival will be held from May 25 - 29, 2016 at two venues - Liberty Cinema (May 25-29th) and Alliance Francaise de Bombay (May 26-28th). KASHISH Mumbai International Queer Film Festival is the first and only LGBTQ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer) fil...

THE GRAND RAPIDS FEMINIST FILM FESTIVAL

The Grand Rapids Feminist Film Festival is a celebration of films made by and for feminists, women-identified, genderqueer, people of color, and other under-represented groups. We are seeking short films from or featuring feminist-identified and women-identified filmmakers. Professionals, amateurs, students and community members locally, nationally and internationally are all welcome to submit. The film festival will be held Sunday,  September 13, 2015 at Wealthy Theatre  in  Grand Rapids, Michigan.
 
To be considered, films must:
 
Have been directed, written and/or produced by feminist or woman-identified person(s) or feature these people in the film
Be less than 20 minutes in length
Include trigger warnings when necessary
Fall in line with social justice advocacy

Margarita, With a Straw, Review: Heady Cocktail of Passions Raw

Margarita, With a Straw, Review: Heady Cocktail of Passions Raw Earlier titled Chhoone Chali Aasman (she’s reaching for the sky), the film settles for an even more abstract title. Margarita, as a drink, might be known only to the club/bar circuit among the upper middle class and upper class of Indian society. Moreover, a large part of the dialogue is in English, often-sub-titled. Then to discover that it is the story of a young woman struck with cerebral palsy, who wants to be a creati...

Transgender L.A.T.E. Festival

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TDOR Palm Springs uses films pertaining to Transgender and Intersex issues to motivate public support of Transgender persons. This is an opportunity to share your work with the public. ...

Transgender L.A.T.E. Festival

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2nd Annual Transgender L.A.T.E. Festival will occur on June 6, 2015 this is a new film festival that uses the event to educate and raise public awareness pertaining to Transgender and Intersex persons in the community.  Criteria for submissions is that it pertains or has a Transgender or Intersex theme or character.  There are no submission fees.  Films are donated to the Transgender L.A.T.E. Festival for use.  Creators are encouraged to participate when possible.  Non-English speaking files require subtitles. Films are currently shown at The Tolerance Education Center in Rancho Mirage with a 72 seating capacity. Funds raised from this event are given to Transgender human rights group called TDOR Palm Springs.

FilmOut San Diego Call for Entry's for 17th LGBT Film Festival May 29-31, 2015

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FilmOut San Diego's 17th LGBT Film Festival will be May 29th - May 31st, 2015 The mission of FilmOut San Diego is to enlighten, educate, and entertain the communitites of San Diego County through the exhibition of LGBT-themed films. FilmOut San Diego seeks to recognize, promote, celebrate and support the important diverse artistic contributions LGBT filmmakers make to our community. Eligibility Requirements:     * Film submission screeners are ONLY accepted on DVD (NTSC-Re...

Accepting Submissions For Outflix 2014

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Submission Deadline: July 1, 2014 Please review the Entry Guidelines and fill out the entry form. If submitting a physical copy of a screener (DVD) for consideration, please download our Entry Form PDF, fill it out, and include with your submission. Mail physical copies to: Outflix Film Festival c/o MGLCC 892 South Cooper Street Memphis, TN 38104 If submitting an online screener for consideration, please fill out our online entry form below, and include the screener ...

The Reckoning.

Director: James McDonald.

Continuing where A Conversation with Mr. D left off, we find Chris Richardson out for revenge for the killing of her lover but unbeknownst to her, someone else is out for her for killing the love of their life.

Post Production fundraising for BREAKING FREE

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  Shooting for documentary feature BREAKING FREE is almost complete after fabulous schedules in Mumbai, Bangalore, Chennai, New Delhi and Lucknow over the past two months.  Post production is now in progress and we NOW NEED Y OUR SUPPORT MORE THAN EVER to complete the project. Please contribute to our project through below links. EVERY CONTRIBUTION IS VALUABLE and greatly helpful.  International Supporters:http://www.indiegogo.com/breakingfreeindia Indian Supporters:...

MIN MAMMA ALSKAR LESBISKA ( MUMS LESBIAN LOVER) a.k.a MLL

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Director: WILL MOORE.

Min Mamma alska lesbiska or Mums lesbian lover ( MLL ) is an alternate love story between   two women   MAGDA played by SABRINA CHIMEKA  and KATARINA played by SELMA GLASELL whose relationship started when they were at boarding school. Unfortunately for the pair MAGDA was expelled for smoking before their relationship could be fully developed and its not until years later at a chance meeting between the two in Sweden.  MAGDA who is now a born again Christian Film making lecturer is invited on a break to Sweden by a church friend Michelle played by KETORAH WILLIAMS  that it is realised.

Filmed on location in England the film is in both English and in Swedish.

The Film challenges discrimination and the need for rights to be carried out , from Copyright rights , black civil rights , gender rights and lastly gay rights.  It presents the truth and reality of racism even amongst the wealth y and well to do where MAGDA the black lead is not accepted by her peers at the boarding school despite the financial clout being reached by MAGDAs parents.  This reality is further displayed even in the gay and lesbian relationship where KATARINA – MAGDAs love interest decides that it is best not to further develop the relations hip . It further presents conventional views on held by the church on gay and lesbian relationship whilst challenging that view with a twist 

Contribute to film BREAKING FREE

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India: http://www.wishberry.in/Breaking-Free-13618 International: http://indiegogo.com/breakingfreeindia "This film has to be made, and it has to be made NOW", urges Sridhar Rangayan, activist and filmmaker, who tells this story of Indian LGBT community breaking free.   BREAKING FREE is a feature-length documentary by award winning filmmaker and rights activist Sridhar Rangayan, that strings together anguished voices of those who were to...

Contribute To KASHISH 2012

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For Personal Contributions:  http://www.wishberry.in/EVERYONE-can-contribute-to-KASHISH-Personal-13359 For Corporate Contributions:  http://www.wishberry.in/EVERYONE-can-contribute-to-KASHISH-Corporate-13358 For Dollar contributions : http://www.solarispictures.com/supporters2012.htm KASHISH Mumbai International Queer Film Festival is looking for financial contributions.  For two years, we have entertained while trying to mainstream queer identities through the medium...

KASHISH 2012 needs EVERYONE to contribute

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Even as the Supreme Court is preparing its verdict on Sec377, KASHISH, your favourite LGBTQ festival that mainstreams queer issues through cinema, will be back for its third year very soon. With no government support and corporate sponsorship in India still difficult to come by, we rely heavily on support from individuals and organizations to make the festival happen. You can support the LGBTQ cause in India in your own big or small way! And we have some exclusive incentives to show our g...

Submissions Open for V Side by Side LGBT FILM Festival, Russia 2012

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Managing to overcome all odds Side by Side LGBT Film Festival, Russia is already into its 5th year of existence and in Saint Petersburg, October, 2012 we will be celebrating this landmark achievement. The fourth Side by Side LGBT Film Festival, which ran from the 21 – 30 October, 2011, was a major success on many fronts being held at various centrally located venues across the city. Throughout the ten days of festival events were highly attended and in the region of over 2000 people cam...

Silences

Director: Javier Sanz.
the worst of a quarrel is the silence that comes then. A silence floods everything.

Are All Men Pedophiles?

Director: Jan-Willem Breure.
We live in a society that condemns pedophiles, though biological instinct and world cultures throughout history suggest that an attraction to adolescents is as natural as it is unavoidable. The fashion industry on the one hand sexualizes ever-younger girls while those who act on these instincts are reviled. The apparent hypocrisy at the heart of society forces the question: What do we mean when we talk about Pedophilia? Are All Men Pedophiles?

2nd Call for Film Submissions for KASHISH 2012

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KASHISH 2012 previews starting soon. If you haven’t still submitted your film, rush it to us asap.   India’s Biggest Queer Film Festival returns for its third edition in 2012. KASHISH 2012 will be held from May 23-27, 2012 at a mainstream multiplex theater in suburban Mumbai and at Alliance Francaise de Bombay in South Mumbai. KASHISH Mumbai International Queer Film Festival is the first and only gay & lesbian film festival in India to be held in a mainstream...

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