FULL OF PRIDE
Bold and daring, this program features narrative films, documentaries and web series told from the LGBTQ+ perspective - ranging in topics of finding love, embracing oneself and the fate of those who don’t.
FREE TO BE
Dir. / Writer: Ugenia Stokes / Prod. Anastasia Washington, Brandon Claybon, Ugenia Stokes
Through the eyes of four individuals that identify within the LGBTQIA+ community, we see their push for social justice and racial equality, advocating for ALL BLACK LIVES MATTER while also showcasing the cultural impact the BLACK LGBTQIA+ community has brought to the mainstream media but underhandedly has been forgotten.
NICE TO MEET YOU
Dir. Michael Landry / Writer: Michael Landry, Brandon Haynes, Kyle Clements / Michael Landry, Brandon Haynes, Kyle Clements, Elena Greenberg, Tim Barnsley
When a recently separated couple meet up at their favorite bar, the reunion awakens feelings of bitterness, remorse and love.
Dir. Tanya Taylor / Writer: Tanya E. Taylor, Karl O’Brian Williams / Prod. Tanya E. Taylor, Letitia Guillory
A young Jamaican thief commits the unthinkable to survive, crushing his humanity in the process. WINSTON unpacks how societal homophobia can affect the psyche and culture of the population.
Dir. Enric Llonch, Lucía León, Judit Serral, Júlia Gaitano / Writer: Enric Llonch, Lucía León, Judit Serral / Prod. Gonzalo de Lucas
After talking to Gina for months on Instagram, Anya faces her teenage fears when she bumps into her at a friend's party.
CAN I BE ME?
Dir. Louis Deon Jones, Antrell Terry / Writer: Louis Deon Jones / Prod. Louis Deon Jones, Mackenro Alexander
A black father goes on a journey to learn more about his kid who identifies as a trans girl. While learning about the struggles of trans people, he is faced with backlash about his support and parenting style. The father goes against his own beliefs and views of the world just to learn how to effectively support his daughter during her transition.
Dir. Nathan Baer / Writer / Prod. Carlo Angelo Hernandez
TRYING HARD follows the intimate story of Maki Bonifacio as a gay young professional from the Philippines working and living in Nashville, Tennessee. Maki attempts to navigate dating in the U.S., while trying to overcome insecurities and familial pressure amidst the challenges brought forth by his sexual orientation, race, and status as a foreign worker.
MIKE & SETH
Dir. Lovell Holder / Writer: Lovell Holder, Daniel Talbott / Prod. Tanner Medding
MIKE & SETH explores the long-standing relationship between two childhood best friends. When Seth, the best man, arrives in town for Mike and Emily's wedding, the boys spend one last night alone. Seth is haunted by memories of his and Mike's complicated past. The night reveals secrets, privilege, and fear of what's to come. Are we deserving of our desires if we can't face our betrayals?
Dir. Ilgin G. Korugan / Writer: Ilgın G. Korugan, Cruz Lozano / Prod. Tammy Sanchez
Inspired by "Untitled: in response to Emergent Strategy," a poem by Tamisha A. Tyler, the film follows Ricki in their first week of moving to a new city. We see them navigate their identity as a queer child of immigrants while confronting feelings of homesickness.
WE HAVE REACHED THE MOMENT
Dir. Christi Cooper, Liz Smith / Writer: Christi Cooper, Tony Hale / Prod. Christi Cooper
We Have Reached the Moment follows Vic’s journey as he tries to explain to his climate-denying father the impacts of the climate crisis on their own disenfranchised communities. Adding to this deeply emotional challenge is Vic’s concurrent gender transition, shifting their relationship from father-daughter to father-son, for which there is no instructional manual. Vic ultimately, like any son or daughter, desires unconditional acceptance, love, and support from his parents… but how do we connect with loved ones when their belief systems undermine our very identity and right to a healthy future?
SINGLE MAN PROBLEMS
Dir. Bobby Ashley / Writer: Bobby Ashley, Robert Mccullough / Prod. Bobby Ashley, Mical MIlus, Edmound Blending, Christopher Donaldson, Tracey Mendelsohn, John Mongiardo
Ronnie Maxwell, a self-conscious gay black man, catfishes his way into finding love while navigating life as a millennial. A journey of friendship, finding love, and figuring life out along the way.
Dir. / Prod. Sean Torrington, Terry Torrington / Writer: Terry Torrington
A romantic comedy about 2 men finding love after a hookup. Although their connection is seamless, they can't escape the issues affecting their blossoming relationship. Spencer and Jayden walk us through the stages of their pretty unconventional love story.