LGBTQ Film Festival
Thank you to all of the filmmakers who participated in the 2022 LGTBQ Film Festival
See below for all of the films featured at this year’s film festival.
The 2023 LGBTQ Film Festival will take place September 7-10, 2023 at the NAT and MOPA (in balboa park)
Submissions for our 2023 LGBTQ Film Festival will be open March 1st!
The festival lineup will be announced later this year after submissions close. Join our mailing list to stay up to date!
Thursday, September 8
Opening Night Film + Party
Opening Night Film + Party
2022, 134 minutes, Dir: Matt Carter, U.K. As a group of gay athletes try to push past rivalries to score an elusive win, a secret affair simmers among them.
Shown with the short film: Brutal
Friday, September 9
2021, 84 minutes, Dir: Adam Kalderon, Israel. Speedos, water, desire…and one step away from the Olympics. Erez (Omer Perelman Striks), a rising star in the Israeli swimming scene…
Shown with the short film: Firsts
2022, 100 minutes, Dir: Alli Haapasalo, Finland. Premiering at Sundance Film Festival, this film is a vibrant story tracking the lives of three young women. Best friends Mimmi…
Shown with the short film: Fishbowl
2020, 95 minutes, Dir: Travis Fine, USA. This absolutely mesmerizing film is a cinematic triptych which follows three main characters in three distinct time periods: In late 19th-century…
Shown with the short film: Kiss Me (Bésame)
2022, 95 minutes, Dir: Craig Boreham, Australia. After being embroiled in a small-town scandal, Casey (Josh Lavery) heads to Sydney, Australia where he connects with Tib (Daniel Gabriel) and ends…
Shown with the short film: Service (Palvelus)
Saturday, September 10
A compilation of the best LGBTQ short films.
2022, 91 minutes, Dir: Michelle Ehlen, USA. Jay (Michelle Ehlen), a non-binary, forty-something photographer, attempts to move across the country to start life over after separating from her wife Lily…
Shown with the short film: Spin
Peter Von Kant
2022, 85 minutes, Dir: François Ozon, France. Opening this year’s Berlin Film Festival to critical acclaim, François Ozon’s retelling of Fassbinder’s classic film, THE BITTER TEARS OF PETRA VON KANT…
Shown with the short film: The Idealist (L’Idéaliste)
2022, 94 minutes, Dir: Barry Jay, USA. Alex Romero (Jonny Beachamp) delivers pizza and hopes to one day be a successful singer/songwriter. The trouble is, he’s broken from childhood trauma…
Shown with the short film: Bottom
All Kinds of Love
2022, 75 minutes, Dir: David Lewis, USA. Set in 2015 against the backdrop of the Supreme Court’s upholding of Marriage Equality, this charming, rom-com set in Northern California kicks off…
Shown with the short film: Hotter Up Close
2022, 92 minutes, Dir: Carter Smith, USA. Carter Smith’s (The Ruins) latest film is a fantastic queer horror nightmare! Two friends, Benjamin (Cooper Koch) and Dom (Jose Colon), spend one…
Shown with the short film: Infested Hearts
Sunday, September 11
2022, 126 minutes, Dir: Roman Němec, Czech Republic. Daniel (Daniel Krejcík) is a nineteen-year-old student with few friends and keeps his distance from other people…
2022, 90 minutes, Dir: Daresha Kyi, USA. This documentary is an exploration of the journeys taken by Sara Cunningham and Kimberly Shappley, two “mama bears”—conservative…
Shown with the short film: Moving Out
2021, 89 minutes, Dir: Morris Chapdelaine & Bob Christie. Canada. Activist, artist, filmmaker and entertainer Pat Rocco’s legendary career spanned decades, encompassing nude male erotic…
Shown with the short film: Matthew’s House
2021, 94 minutes, Dir: Charles Busch & Carl Andress, USA. Fans of screwball comedies of yesteryear will have a swell ‘ole time with Charles Busch’s newest comedy…
7:30 PM Closing Night Film + Dessert Reception SOLD OUT!
2022, 83 minutes, Dir: Bryan Darling & Jesse Finley Reed, USA. This documentary journeys across three decades of the famous International Male catalog and its unlikely…
Shown with the short film: Rendezvous