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Seasons of Pride is pleased to offer this LGBT Film Festival directory as a resource to help make connections between audiences, film/video makers, and festival programmers.

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International LGBT Film FestivalsAustralia

  • Mardi Gras Film Festival/Queer Screen in Sydney – A celebration of the diversity of sexualities and gender identities through queer storytelling on screen, by inclusive and respectful communities full of creativity, inspiration, and pride. To transform and engage individuals and communities through queer storytelling on screen. We are Sydney based and produce Queer Screen Film Fest (Sep) and the Mardi Gras Film Festival (Feb/Mar).
  • Melbourne Queer Film Festival – Australia’s largest and longest-running queer film festival, MQFF presents more than 100 films from across the world, showcasing the best in LGBTI features, shorts and documentaries over 12 days each March at Melbourne’s world-class Australian Centre for the Moving Image (ACMI) located in Federation Square.

Austria

  • identities. Queer Film Festival in Vienna – A cultural management course with a practical compulsory portion of the Einschlummern lesbigay Filmfest and the discovery of the New Queer Cinema led 1993 emergence of DV8 film since presented Queer Film Festival in Vienna.

Brazil 

  • MIX BRASIL Festival of Sexual Diversity/Tiago Grandeza – It’s been 24 years that Mix Brasil fulfills the role of empowering and making us dream. Being so, we’ve set ourselves full of strength and conviction to keep on.

Belgium

  • Annual Pink Screens in Brussels – Pink Screens is back for the 15th consecutive time. The Brussels Queer Film Festival celebrates alternative sexualities and genders through nearly 80 films, performances, an exhibition, workshops, gigs, parties and lots of surprises…

Canada

  • Fairy Tales International Gay and Lesbian Film Festival – Fairy Tales Presentation Society is a not-for-profit, charitable organization located in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. We celebrate local and national queer artists and share diverse stories based in film. Our artistic endeavors strive to provide a safe and respectful venue for members of all communities to celebrate queer culture across the LGBTTQA spectrum, as well as including those who subscribe to culturally, politically, artistically, and otherwise alternative and innovative ways of contributing to society.
  • image&nation Festival in Montreal – Canada’s first Queer film festival. Le premier festival de cinéma LGBT au Canada.
  • London Lesbian Film Festival – The London Lesbian Film Festival is a celebratory gathering at which we project our images, challenge our politics, and reflect upon our lives. The festival aims to portray the richness and diversity of lesbian experiences and to strengthen our communities.
  • Out On Screen Vancouver – Since 1988, Out On Screen’s programs have illuminated, celebrated and advanced queer communities through film, education, and dialogue. The Vancouver Queer Film Festival creates a dynamic platform for queer cinema that reflects the diversity of our experiences while connecting and strengthening our communities. Out in Schools brings age-appropriate queer cinema into secondary school classrooms to combat homophobia and transphobia. We are proud to be among the leaders in Canada working to create an equitable society where sexual and gender diversity are embraced.
  • Queer City Cinema – Queer City Cinema (based in Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada – The Queen City) is the largest and oldest ongoing queer arts festival and film and video touring organization between British Columbia and Ontario. Queer City Cinema was initiated in 1996 with a film and video festival, and over the years has expanded into performance, visual art, sound art, and tours of its media art programming across Canada.
  • Reelout Queer Film + Video Festival in Kingston – Kingstonians and residents from the surrounding area are treated to the best and brightest LGBT cinema from around the world. Visiting filmmakers, actors and other industry professionals engage with audiences. Good times are had by all.

Czech Republic

  • Mezipatra Queer Film Festival – Around a hundred top-ranking films on lesbian, bisexual, trans and queer themes+ an international competition + exhibitions, lectures, workshops, discussions and parties + 110 000 viewers, both gay and straight, in ten different cities in the Czech Republic

Denmark

  • MIX COPENHAGEN | LGBTQ Film Festival – We give you movies that bend genders and break sexual boundaries. Movies that stir up gendered politics and reflect a diverse society. Movies that inspire and make you think, or simply entertain and get the party going. Sweet movies, sexy movies, stunningly beautiful movies from all over the world. VISIT US! Vi viser film, der sprænger dit kønnede verdensrum og udfordrer seksuelle sterotyper. Film, der pirker til kønspolitik og afspejler en mangfoldig virkelighed. Film der inspirerer og sætter tanker i gang eller slet og ret underholder og fyrer op under festen. Søde film, sexede film, sindssygt smukke film fra hele verden. BESØG OS

Finland

  • Vinokino Lesbian & Gay Film Festival – The only Finnish LGBTIQ film festival celebrates its anniversary this year. It has been a long 25 years of work, albeit fulfilling ones at that, during which we’ve had the distinct pleasure to bear witness to a significant change in the lives of LGBTIQ people in Finland. When the first festival, then called the Lesbian and Gay Film & Culture Festival, was held in 1992, homosexuality was no longer illegal nor a sickness (at least according to the official definition), but the climate was by no means overly friendly towards gay people, not to mention the other members of the alphabet soup. While we still have a long way to go until we truly equal, it is gratifying to see how attitudes continuously change for the better, a little bit every day. The audience at the first festival might have been a little apprehensive and definitely inconspicuous when arriving at the screening locations, these days it’s not that uncommon to see customers coming together with their parents to see great films.

Netherlands

UK

  • England BFI Flare: London LGBT Film Festival – Since starting life in 1986 as Gay’s Own Pictures, BFI Flare: London LGBT Film Festival (formerly BFI London Lesbian & Gay Film Festival) has brought the best in international queer cinema to the South Bank. The festival has evolved to become one of the highlights in the LGBT cultural calendar, a place for the breadth of the community, and a few of our honored friends, to meet and watch and talk and drink and dance and debate.

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