More than features and short films are being shown at NewFest: New York's LGBT Film Festival this year, and the slate includes the largest offering of international films in the festival's history. With 18 countries represented at this year's festival, which runs from October , there are plenty of international films to choose from, but here 11 to put on your radar:. Believed to be one of the first depictions of a same-sex couple on film, this work was destroyed by the Nazis. After a six-year restoration process, however, the movie has been largely restored from pieces of it found all over Eastern Europe. We might not ever see the full film, but at almost an hour in length and presented on 35mm film with piano accompaniment, this is a rare treat not to be missed.
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A Normal Guy | Palm Springs International Film Festival
In the course of a night in the Dutch capital, the two men will confront some truths, and unsettling secrets, about the very different worlds they come from…. The Pass spans fifteen years in the rise and fall of a closeted pro footballer; starting out with frolicking with his long-time pal and colleague in football Academy all through the disintegrating fake persona he has constructed to keep up in a sport where coming out is not an option. With an excellent performance by Russel Tovey, this has much more to draw you in! As the end of the year approaches, work intensifies, he finds himself increasingly trapped within the factory. With limited free time, he attempts to etch his place in new social circles and to assert the possibility of new relationships. Over the course of a weekend at a vacation house in the desert, they must determine whether or not they have a future together.
BFI Flare: London LGBTIQ+ Film Festival
This is a list of existing major film festivals , sorted by continent. Featuring independent horror, thriller, and sci-fi films from around the world. It takes place annually each October.
Tangerine director Sean Baker says he will never shoot a film on a digital camera. Except that Tangerine was shot on an iPhone. He could be onto something, as there are more and more film festivals dedicated to films shot on smartphones.