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Lez Bomb

Lez Bomb

Log line: This holiday, she's dropping some big news Synopsis: A still closeted young woman brings her girlfriend home for Thanksgiving, only to have her coming out efforts thwarted by the unexpected arrival of her male roommate. Director: Jenna Laurenzo...

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LesFlicks Cinema at LFEST 2019

LesFlicks Cinema at LFEST 2019

LesFlicks Cinema at LFEST Official Programme 2019 Welcome to the LFEST Cinema 2019 programme, curated and hosted by LesFlicks. We've got a real delight in store for you this year, with a selection of shorts and features from 1913 through to present day. Entry is free,...

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An Unbreakable Generation

An Unbreakable Generation

Synopsis: An Unbreakable Generation' documents the trials and triumphs of mature LGBT people living in the U.K offset with younger LGBT people and their experiences. Sharing inspirational and moving and personal stories to try and bridge the gap between generations,...

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We Are Visible

We Are Visible

Synopsis: People from the cinema industry and LGBTIQ+ activists talk about the representation of the community in chilean fiction films and explain why responsible representation matter. Director: Javiera López Goody Producers: Javiera López Goody Documentary Format:...

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Life At Home

Life At Home

Log line: A love letter to a partner deciding to transition. Synopsis: Riley and Zoey are committed to each other, but Riley struggles to commit to making a life changing decision. A love letter to a partner deciding to transition. Director: Sierra Schepmann...

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Good Kisser

Good Kisser

Log line: Careful what you wish for Synopsis: Jenna and Kate open up their relationship to an alluring stranger in the hopes of spicing up their two-year romance, only for it to expose the faults in their foundation. Director: Wendy Jo Carlton Writers: Wendy Jo...

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More Beautiful for Having Been Broken

More Beautiful for Having Been Broken

Log line: More Beautiful is the story of three women whose lives intersect at Lakeside resort and are further changed by the love of a special needs boy. Synopsis: Enchanting 10 year old Freddie, with special needs, bring his burdened but devoted mother, Samantha and...

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Eyes

Eyes

Synopsis: ‘Eyes’ is a short mix-media animation about moving though the world when your gender doesn't conform to the binary. It explores the tension between being looked at and being seen, through a day in the life of Jig. A collaboration with the young people of...

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Love in the Shadows

Love in the Shadows

Synopsis: A secret love thrives through the turmoils of death, oppression, and trauma as an African American girl discovers what it means to be loved and to love with out fear. Director: Angela Cooper Writers: Angela Cooper Producers: Allie Lane, Zach Humphreys Cast:...

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Till Death Do Us A Party

Till Death Do Us A Party

Log line: Till Death Do Us A Party is a light-hearted take on life, companionship, and death. Synopsis: After coming to the conclusion that their friend's funeral didn't live up to who she was, Ethel and Margaret decided that they'd very much like to be in-charge of...

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Hey Stranger

Hey Stranger

Synopsis: Grace (Laksmi Hedemark) is a “normal” woman, or at least that’s what her partner Jack (Kyle Glenn) would like her to be. After he confides his fear that she might be attracted to women, Grace is unable to reassure him because, frankly, she doesn’t know. A...

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Starlight

Starlight

Synopsis: Two really long distance girlfriends share their true feelings. Director: Robyn Romain Writers: Robyn Romain Producers: Robyn Romain Composer and Performer:  Khemphet Chantvanong  robynromain.com   Romance, Fantasy, Sci-Fi Format: Short, Animation Duration:...

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LesFlicks to host the cinema at LFEST

LesFlicks to host the cinema at LFEST

We're delighted to announce that LesFlicks will be curating to hosting the cinema at LFEST in 2019! The cinema returns following a year off and will be the first time it has popped up in the current location in Llandudno, Wales. It will also be having an upgrade and...

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Time & Again review

Time & Again review

Time & Again Drama, 28 min Eleanor and Isabelle meet again, sixty years after their relationship break up...   A love story that lasted a life time Rachel Dax writes and directs this masterpiece of our time. Time and Again is a story of two former lovers,...

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Rafiki

Rafiki

Log line:  Synopsis: "Good Kenyan girls become good Kenyan wives," but Kena and Ziki long for something more. When love blossoms between them, the two girls will be forced to choose between happiness and safety. Director: Wanuri Kahiu Writers: Wanuri Kahiu, Jenna Cato...

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Booksmart

Booksmart

Log line: Getting Straight A's. Giving Zero F's Synopsis: On the eve of their high school graduation, two academic superstars and best friends realize they should have worked less and played more. Determined not to fall short of their peers, the girls try to cram four...

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Fragments Festival – now accepting submissions

Fragments Festival – now accepting submissions

Created by the team at London’s award-winning, independent Genesis Cinema, the first edition of Fragments Festival is coming to London’s East End this June 7th to 15th. As a London-based festival, it is vital for them to express solidarity and unity within the film...

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When Abbie Met Emmy review

When Abbie Met Emmy review

When Abbie Met Emmy Silent Romantic Comedy, 10 min 14 sec When an offbeat young woman encounters her perfect match in a movie theatre, she must summon the courage to win her dream girl’s heart.  Showcasing the power of cinema in uniting strangers WHEN ABBIE MET...

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The Ground Beneath My Feet review

The Ground Beneath My Feet review

The Ground Beneath My Feet Drama, 1 h 48 min Not yet 30, Lola controls her personal life with the same ruthless efficiency she uses to optimize profits in her job as a high-powered business consultant. No one knows about her older sister Conny or her family's history...

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Turning review

Turning review

Turning Animation, mental health, 1 min 51 sec Voices in a crowd stir violent emotions and microaggressions bring up past traumas. Then a turning shifts the emotional landscape…   animation meets poetry to inspire change in a challenging world TURNING is a short...

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Turning

Turning

Synopsis: Voices in a crowd stir violent emotions and microaggressions bring up past traumas. Then a turning shifts the emotional landscape... Director: Linnéa Haviland Writers: Linnéa Haviland Animation: Linnéa Haviland, Simji Park Animation Techniques: Hand-drawn,...

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Children Alike review

Children Alike review

Children Alike Comedy, 5 min Johannes introduces his new girlfriend Wilma to his sister Hanna. However, Wilma and Hanna are everything but strangers.  What happens when a brother and sister both like the same girl? CHILDREN ALIKE is a short film from writer and...

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Children Alike

Children Alike

Log line: Johannes introduces his new girlfriend Wilma to his sister Hanna. However, Wilma and Hanna are everything but strangers. Synopsis: A surprise twist is unveiled in Children Alike when a brother decides to take his new girlfriend home to meet his sister. The...

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When Abbie Met Emmy

When Abbie Met Emmy

Log line: When an offbeat young woman encounters her perfect match in a movie theatre, she must summon the courage to win her dream girl’s heart. Synopsis: Abbie, an offbeat and somewhat shy movie-obsessed girl who insists on obeying the rules at all times, hunts for...

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The Half Wall review

The Half Wall review

The Half Wall Comedy, Short, 7 min When the topic of renovation comes up, a gay couple find themselves in a heated and deeply serious discussion over something stupid as a bathroom wall.   An interesting perspective on how you visualise what your partner is...

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The Half Wall

The Half Wall

Log line:  Gays with straight issues Synopsis: When the topic of renovation comes up, a gay couple find themselves in a heated and deeply serious discussion over something stupid as a bathroom wall. Director: Ida Hansen Eldøen Writers: Ida Hansen Eldøen Producers: Ida...

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J.T. LeRoy review

J.T. LeRoy review

Jeremiah Terminator LeRoy (aka J.T. LeRoy) Biography, Drama, 1 h 48 min A young woman named Savannah Knoop spends six years pretending to be the celebrated author JT LeRoy, the made-up literary persona of her sister-in-law.   Exploring the blurred lines between...

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Jas review

Jas review

Jas Drama, 12 min Jas is the story of a young, English-Iranian girl, and her unlikely meeting with a racist war veteran. It is a story of the desire to escape, and the impossibility of escaping oneself.   Finding yourself and your place in life isn't always easy...

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Two in the Bush: A Love Story review

Two in the Bush: A Love Story review

Two in the Bush: A Love Story Comedy, Drama, Polyamory, 1 h 37 min TWO IN THE BUSH is an unconventional romantic comedy about dungeons, a fish named Archimedes, and the many forms that love takes.     This may just be the first bi-poly sex dungeon rom-com...

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Two in the Bush: A Love Story

Two in the Bush: A Love Story

Synopsis: TWO IN THE BUSH is an unconventional romantic comedy about dungeons, a fish named Archimedes, and the many forms that love takes. Director: Laura Madalinski Writers: Kelly Haas, Laura Madalinski Producers: Brittany Wagner Cast: Sarah Mitchell, Caitlin...

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They Found Her in a Field review

They Found Her in a Field review

They Found Her in a Field Drama, 6 min Haunted by the death of her classmate and first love, Martha returns, ten years on, to their old meeting place. But as the memories of their relationship come flooding back, she must confront the tragic mystery that put an end to...

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Monica – Loose on a Cruise review

Monica – Loose on a Cruise review

Monica Loose on a Cruise Documentary, 13 mins Monica takes the trip of a lifetime with younger friends Jai and Lyla. Random encounters and reflections on life, love and lesbians under the Caribbean sun.    Monica charms the birds from the trees in her epic...

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Time & Again

Time & Again

Log line: Eleanor and Isabelle meet again, sixty years after their relationship break up... Synopsis:  Former lovers, Eleanor and Isabelle meet again in a residential care home, sixty years after their relationship break up. Time & Again is a heart-wrenching and...

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Monica – Loose on a Cruise

Monica – Loose on a Cruise

Synopsis: Monica takes the trip of a lifetime with younger friends Jai and Lyla. Random encounters and reflections on life, love and lesbians under the Caribbean sun. Director: Angie West, Veronica McKenzie Producers: Jac Nunns Cast: Monica Beadle, Jai Henrietta, Lyla...

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Snapshots review

Snapshots review

Snapshots Drama, 1 h 35 m Let me teach you to be bold    Sometimes the past catches up to us and sets us free Based on a true story, this film looks at the relationships between three generations of a family as they spend a weekend together at the...

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Call Her Ganda review

Call Her Ganda review

Call Her Ganda Documentary, 1 h 33 min How One Life Galvanized a Nation     A powerful, moving insight of a mother’s, friend’s and nations loss Call Her Ganda is a documentary by PJ Raval about Jennifer Laude, a Filipino transwoman who is found brutally...

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They Found Her in a Field

They Found Her in a Field

Synopsis: Haunted by the death of her classmate and first love, Martha returns, ten years on, to their old meeting place. But as the memories of their relationship come flooding back, she must confront the tragic mystery that put an end to it. Director: Ellie Rogers...

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Night Comes On review

Night Comes On review

 Night Comes On Drama, 1 h 26 min Angel LaMere is released from juvenile detention on the eve of her 18th birthday. Haunted by her past, she embarks on a journey with her 10 year-old sister that could destroy their future.   Revenge doesn't always lead you where...

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Treacle review

Treacle review

Treacle Comedy, 18 mins When friends Jessie and Belle go away for the weekend and drunkenly hook up, what seems like an awkward slip up to a firmly heterosexual Jessie is in fact an incredible betrayal to bisexual Belle.    a bisexual girl's relationship...

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Maybe Today

Maybe Today

Synopsis: The lines between reality and fantasy become blurred, when a woman who has feelings for her best friend imagines what their relationship could be if she acted on them. Director: Sarah Rotella Writers: Sarah Rotella, Adrianna Dilonardo Producers: Sarah...

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Maybe Today review

Maybe Today review

Maybe Today Drama, 3 mins The lines between reality and fantasy become blurred, when a woman who has feelings for her best friend imagines what their relationship could be if she acted on them.   An inspiring tale or what you can achieve if you put yourself out...

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Calling for short film submissions

Calling for short film submissions

We're seeking filmmakers, actors and industry professionals who have the rights to short films with a lesbian and bisexual theme and would like to access their audience through the LesFlicks website and other third party video on demand portals. LesFlicks is a new...

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Little Miss Westie review

Little Miss Westie review

Little Miss Westie Documentary Documentary, 1 h 15 m Facing the judges wearing her brother’s hand-me-downs     Meet the McCarthys, a truly open and inspiring American family Little Miss Westie is a documentary from Joy E Reed and Dan Hunt following siblings...

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Treacle

Treacle

Log line: When friends Jessie and Belle go away for the weekend and drunkenly hook up, what seems like an awkward slip up to a firmly heterosexual Jessie is in fact an incredible betrayal to bisexual Belle. Synopsis: TREACLE is the story of two friends, BELLE, and...

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Call Her Ganda

Call Her Ganda

Log line: How One Life Galvanized a Nation Synopsis: When Jennifer Laude, a Filipina transwoman, is brutally murdered by a U.S. Marine, three women intimately invested in the case--an activist attorney, a transgender journalist and Jennifer's mother)--galvanize a...

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The Date review

The Date review

The Date Romantic comedy, 15 m After swiping right, Lizzy and Olivia hit it off almost immediately but there’s still one thing left to do…meet.    A clever insight into the challenges of dating in the lesbian and bisexual community The Date is a short film...

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First Day review

First Day review

First Day Live Action Narrative Fiction, 17m 42s It’s Hannah’s first day of high school and the first day she’ll present at school as female.    Inspiring the next generation to be confident and happy as whoever they may be First Day is written and directed...

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Little Miss Westie

Little Miss Westie

Log line: Facing the judges wearing her brother's hand-me-downs Synopsis: Little Miss Westie chronicles a year in the life of two transgender siblings as they navigate puberty, a local beauty pageant, and transitioning in the Trump era. Director: Joy E Reed, Daniel...

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Tell it to the Bees review

Tell it to the Bees review

Tell it to the BeesDrama, Romance, Adaptation 1 h 46 m In 1950s small town Britain, a doctor develops a relationship with her young patient's mother.     a bee-eautful story of how love can give you strength in the toughest of times Tell it to the Bees is a...

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Night Comes On

Night Comes On

Synopsis: Angel LaMere is released from juvenile detention on the eve of her 18th birthday. Haunted by her past, she embarks on a journey with her 10 year-old sister that could destroy their future. Director: Jordana Spiro Writers: Jordana Spiro, Angelica Nwandu...

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Vita & Virginia review

Vita & Virginia review

Vita & Virginia biography, drama, 1 h 50 m VITA & VIRGINIA details the intimate relationship between author Virginia Woolf and socialite, Vita SackvilleWest, which was to become the inspiration for Woolf’s Modernist novel, Orlando: A Biography.  ...

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United We Fan

United We Fan

Synopsis: Fans, stars, creators, and more come together to explore the dynamic history and evolution of save-our-show television fan campaigns from the letter-writing and product mail-in campaigns of yesterday to the social media and crowdfunding campaigns of today....

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None of the Above

None of the Above

Synopsis: Using her vlog as a means to tell her story, Cassie has a secret she wishes to confess. She chronicles the highs and lows of internet dating with her user name, None of the above. Director: Siri Rødnes Writers: Ewan Morrison Producers: Stuart Condy, Sara...

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Sparrow

Sparrow

Synopsis: Set against disused fairgrounds and motorbike dirt racing, a young couple book a 'romantic' getaway to Skegness's Beachside Caravan Park to patch up the grumblings in their relationship. Director: Ali Kurr Writers: Ali Kurr Producers: Sorcha Bacon...

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First Day

First Day

Synopsis: First Day, tells a story about the fears associated with the transition between primary school and high school - but in Hannah's case, the stakes are even higher: this year, she will be attending school for the first time as a girl. Director: Julie Kalceff...

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Jas

Jas

Synopsis:  Jas is the story of a young, English-Iranian girl, and her unlikely meeting with a racist war veteran. It is a story of the desire to escape, and the impossibility of escaping oneself. Director: Alice Trueman Writers: Alice Trueman Producers: Alice Trueman,...

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Fear of Water Review

Fear of Water Review

Fear of Water Drama, Romance, LGBT (1h 40m) Log line: The Summer that changed everything   the decision to fall in love is out of our hands This film follows Eleanor and Alexia; two very different teenage girls who meet each other in North London. They have very...

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Films to watch if you enjoyed The Favourite

Films to watch if you enjoyed The Favourite

4 lesbian films to check out if you liked the Favourite The Favourite was a knockout winner at the Baftas and the Oscars in 2019. This mainstream, but something arty film had a strong lesbian storyline, and yet was not marketed in this way so some people missed it the...

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LGBT content on mainstream platforms

LGBT content on mainstream platforms

2019 started off with a bang when it was announced that Wynonna Earp was once again at risk after filming that should have started in February did not take place. Already having been saved from the cut once due to the massive fandom that exists worldwide you would...

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Films to watch if you enjoyed Carol

Films to watch if you enjoyed Carol

Carol is a feature film with a lesbian storyling that features stunning cinematography and a great story. If you ask any lesbian to name a lesbian film, chances are Carol is on the tip of their tongue. With a huge budget, big cast and a mainstream full cinema release...

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Esteemed Madam Director

Esteemed Madam Director

Synopsis: Maria, LGBT rights activist, writes a letter to the director of the senior residency who has denied, to her and her wife Rosa, access to an apartment there. She tells the reasons why they won’t be able to accept the director proposal. Director: Michèle Massé...

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Carmen & Lola (Carmen y Lola)

Carmen & Lola (Carmen y Lola)

Log line: The love story of two gypsy girls. Synopsis: Two Roma women fall in love, leading to them being rejected by their community. Director: Arantxa Echevarría Writers: Arantxa Echevarría Producers: Arantxa Echevarría, Pilar Sánchez Díaz Cast: Zaira Romero, Rosy...

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Spoon the Prune

Spoon the Prune

Tag line: Ever heard of a wayward arm? Need any more reasons to avoid fancy dress parties? Wondering what it actually means for a woman to win an Oscar? Then this is the show for you... Synopsis: Director: Alice Trueman Writers: Alice Trueman Producers: Lizzie...

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The Date

The Date

Tag line: After swiping right, Lizzy and Olivia hit it off almost immediately but there’s still one thing left to do…meet. Synopsis: Lizzy and Olivia might be total opposites when it comes to careers and dress sense, BUT they do have one thing in common... they both...

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Knife+Heart (Un couteau dans le Coeur)

Knife+Heart (Un couteau dans le Coeur)

Synopsis: Anne produces third-rate gay porn. After her editor and lover Lois leaves her, she tries to win her back by shooting her most ambitious film yet with her trusted, flaming sidekick Archibald. But one of her actors is brutally murdered and Anne gets caught up...

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Girl

Girl

Tag line: Lara is a 15-year-old girl, born in the body of a boy, who dreams of becoming a ballerina. Synopsis: GIRL tells the story of 15-year-old Lara who wants to become a ballerina, with a classical training for female dancers. Lara is accepted in a ballet school...

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Tell it to the Bees

Tell it to the Bees

Tag line: In 1950s small town Britain, a doctor develops a relationship with her young patient's mother. Synopsis: Gripped by a failing marriage and the responsibilities of having a young son, Lydia finds solace in her growing bond with the town’s recently returned...

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Jeremiah Terminator LeRoy

Jeremiah Terminator LeRoy

Tag line: A young woman named Savannah Knoop spends six years pretending to be the celebrated author JT LeRoy, the made-up literary persona of her sister-in-law. Synopsis: Based on Savannah Knoop's "Girl Boy Girl: How I Became JT Leroy", this captivating true story...

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10 lesbian films to look out for in 2019

10 lesbian films to look out for in 2019

2019 has already started with some amazing films in the cinema. We highlight more future releases in 2019 2019 has so far been the year of the biography with an amazing selection of lesbian or bisexual themed films hitting mainstream cinemas including Can You Ever...

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Our go-to guide to all the women-focussed films at BFI Flare 2019

Our top 7 films for women at BFI Flare 2019

2019 marks the 33rd LGBT Film Festival from BFI Flare. The festival will run from 21 March to 31 March 2019 at the BFI Southbank in London. We already knew that Vita and Virginia is the opening night film, and now we are able to run through the other highlights of...

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Vita and Virginia

Vita and Virginia

Tag Line: VITA & VIRGINIA details the intimate relationship between author Virginia Woolf and socialite, Vita SackvilleWest, which was to become the inspiration for Woolf’s Modernist novel, Orlando: A Biography.
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Nina

Nina

Log line:  Synopsis: Nina, a teacher in her mid-30s struggling to have a child, looks for a surrogate mother. It would seem that with her husband, she has found an ideal candidate, yet Nina falls for the woman who could have given birth to her child. Director: Olga...

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Can You Ever Forgive Me?

Can You Ever Forgive Me?

Tag Line: When Lee Israel falls out of step with current tastes, she turns her art form to deception. Synopsis: Lee Israel (Melissa McCarthy) made her living in the 1970's and 80's profiling the likes of Katharine Hepburn, Tallulah Bankhead, Estee Lauder and...

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Colette

Colette

Tag Line: Colette is pushed by her husband to write novels under his name. Upon their success, she fights to make her talents known, challenging gender norms. Synopsis: After marrying a successful Parisian writer known commonly as “Willy” (Dominic West),...

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Just Saffy

Just Saffy

Synopsis: 16 year old Saffy begins to struggle with her gender identity after moving to a new school with gendered uniform. Never really feeling as though she fits in with the boys or girls, Saffy finds herself treading water in the world of identity. She's in a...

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The Favourite

The Favourite

Tag line: In early 18th century England, a frail Queen Anne occupies the throne and her close friend, Lady Sarah, governs the country in her stead. When a new servant, Abigail, arrives, her charm endears her to Sarah. Synopsis: Early 18th century England is at war...

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Lizzie

Lizzie

Tag Line: A psychological thriller based on the infamous 1892 murders of the Borden family. Synopsis: LIZZIE is a psychological thriller that reveals many layers of the strange and fragile Lizzie Borden, who stood accused of the infamous 1892 axe murder of...

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Holiday Help Desk

Holiday Help Desk

Log line: When Lauren gets stuck working her IT job on Christmas Eve, a simple call for technical help turns into holiday magic Synopsis: Lauren Windsor and Christina Wu both end up working on Christmas Eve, but when Christina calls IT for help, she and Lauren hit it...

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The Wind on your Skin

The Wind on your Skin

Log line: A web series about African women Synopsis: A community is shaken when a young woman ismurdered because of whom she loved. This is the 4th short story in the award winning series: The Centre-Stories about the lives and loves of African Women in Berlin,...

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Disobedience

Disobedience

Tag line: A woman returns to her Orthodox Jewish community that shunned her for her attraction to a female childhood friend. Once back, their passions reignite as they explore the boundaries of faith and sexuality. Synopsis: From Sebastián Lelio, the...

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Halayla (Tonight)

Halayla (Tonight)

Synopsis: Tonight Tom comes over to meet her younger girlfriend’s group of friends for the first time. As the evening unfolds, she discovers a different side of herself, her girlfriend, and their relationship, when confronted with her friends. At the end of the night,...

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Alia

Alia

Synopsis: A young married mute girl who is subjected to domestic violence by her husband and his mother every day. She takes a crucial decision to live with her loved ones and leave the life and community she knows for happiness.  Director: Sreehari Purimetla, Adithya...

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The Love Letter

The Love Letter

Synopsis: When an unopened love letter from 1945, ends up in the hands of young couple Phoebe and Faith, they not only make it their mission to deliver it to its originally intended recipient, Belle, but also end up reuniting her with Hannah, the woman she loved....

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All Eyez on Me

All Eyez on Me

Synopsis: All Eyez on me is an abstract and artistic exploration of the emotional world of lesbian sexuality. It aims to visualise the melting pot of emotions when women make love with women. Sensitive, passionate and hypnotic. Director: Julia Schönstädt...

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