Being BeBe

Heartfelt and fun, this documentary charts the life of BeBe Zahara Benet, the first winner of RuPaul’s Drag Race.

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Benediction

Terence Davies’ epic portrayal of the life of the First World War poet Siegfried Sassoon is an intense, beautiful, often hauntingly sad and moving portrait of gay lives.

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Boy Culture: The Series

Q. Allan Brocka’s comedy Boy Culture had its world premiere at our Festival in 2006. This six-part sequel finds popular escort X adapting to a very different world.

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Bruno Reidal, Confession of a Murderer

The recreation of an actual murder, based on the testimony of the perpetrator, is a gripping and unforgettable excursion into the mind of a sadistic gay killer.

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Camila Comes Out Tonight

As a 17-year-old falls for her classmate, she finds herself fighting against the tyranny of their strict private school, in this beautiful Argentinian coming-of-age drama.

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Death and Bowling

After his bowling team captain dies, a transgender actor meditates on life, mortality and visibility.

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The First Fallen

In 1980s Brazil, three friends shut themselves off from society to communally survive AIDS and document their stories to ensure that they’re not forgotten.

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I Am the Tigress

A bodybuilder pushes herself to the limit to defy expectations, both physically and socially.

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Long Live My Happy Head

A profile of illustrator Gordon Shaw, whose enlightened approach to living with a brain tumour fuels his comic world.

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Madame Satã

On its 20th anniversary, it’s a perfect time to revisit this bold, beautiful and epic tale of an extraordinary Brazilian nightlife legend, criminal, queen and hero.

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Manscaping

An Afrofuturist, a naked fetishist and a community activist walk into a barbershop…

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Moneyboys

Chinese rent boys, far from home and hungry for success, struggle with the competing demands of their families and the needs of customers, lovers and friends, in this assured drama.

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Nico

After she’s the victim of a xenophobic attack, a young Iranian woman in Berlin decides to take her life back into her own hands by training in karate.

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The Novice

In this electrifying debut from Lauren Hadaway, a woman joins her university rowing team and becomes obsessed with being the best, no matter the cost.

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Passion

After a destructive relationship, the rituals of BDSM and Christianity provide consolation and healing.

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The Perfect David

A young man strives for physical perfection in this dark and unsettling Argentinian drama.

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Sediments

Six transgender women from different walks of life get to know each other at a rural Spanish retreat.

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This is Not Me

Two young men learn to navigate the Iranian courts in order to begin their transition.

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Wet Sand

A death in a small coastal village reveals some hidden secrets, in this beautiful and restrained drama that explores uncomfortable truths in a family’s history.

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Shorts programmes

Everything Changes

Whether processing new feelings, or coming to terms with the past, all of the men in this poignant shorts collection are trying to make sense of where they are now.

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Parallel Lives: UK Shorts Programme

Take an unpredictable journey through multiple genres with this selection of shorts showcasing the breadth of queer filmmaking in the UK.

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Strength in Vulnerability

These POC shorts show that in a complex situation, self-knowledge is often the answer.

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There Is No Place Like Home

Trans and gender diverse tales of home and belonging, interlaced with wonder in nature and the call of the wild.

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