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10 LGBT Film Festivals To Head To This May

By /bent | /Bent May 5, 2014 at 12:37PM

May is upon us and it's a great month for LGBT film festival around the world.
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"The Way He Looks"
"The Way He Looks"

May is upon us and it's a very good month for LGBT film festival around the world (it's essentially the kick off to three straight months of pretty constant examples).  So in this monthly series here at /bent, we're offering a directory of some of the most notable festivals to get your queer cinema on over the next 4 weeks (if you happen to live near these ten cities, at least). And if you click on the hyperlinks on each film, you'll graciously be led to coverage care of either /bent or Indiewire. So from Toronto to Mumbai to Athens to Hartford, Connecticut, here's where to get your LGBT cinema on this May:

Jahre Schwule Filmwoche
When: April 30-May 7
Where: Freiburg, Germany
Programming Highlights: "The Way He Looks," "Any Day Now,"  "Test," "G.B.F.," "The Circle," "Born This Way," "Cupcakes"
More info and full program HERE.  

Trans|lations: The Seattle Transgender Film Festival
When: May 8-11
Where: Seattle , Washington
Programming Highlights: "The Naked I," "My Prairie Home" and "Kate Bornstein is a Queer and Present Danger."
More info and full program HERE.  

Outview: Athens Gay and Lesbian Film Festival
When: May 15-25
Where: Athens, Greece
Programming Highlights: "Gore Vidal: United States of Amnesia," "Test," "In The Name Of," "Hot Guys With Guns," "Eastern Boys,""Free Fall," "G.B.F.," "Pit Stop," "Stranger By The Lake"
More info and full program HERE.  

QDoc Portland Queer Documentary Festival
When: May 15-18
Where: Portland, Oregon
Programming Highlights: "To Be Takei,"  "The Circle," "The Case Against 8," "The Dog," "My Prairie Home," "Regarding Susan Sontag"
More info and full program HERE.  


Kashish: Mumbai International Queer Film Festival
When: May 21-25
Where: Mumbai, India
Programming Highlights: Program has yet to be announced but check back here in the coming week or so.  

Inside Out Toronto LGBT Film Festival
When: May 22-June 1
Where: Toronto, Canada
Programming Highlights: "The Normal Heart," "Love Is Strange," "52 Tuesdays," "The Way He Looks," "The Dog," "The Case Against 8," "Yves St Laurent," "Drunktown's Finest," "The Foxy Merkins"
More info and full program HERE.  

Out Takes Lesbian and Gay Film Festival
When: May 22-June 16
Where: Across New Zealand (Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch)
Programming Highlights: "Geography Club, "In The Name Of,"  "Test," "The Case Against 8," "The Way He Looks," "Tru Love," "My Prairie Home," "G.B.F."
More info and full program HERE.  

Fairy Tales Film Fest
When: May 23-31
Where: Calgary, Canada
Programming Highlights: Program has yet to be announced but check back here in the coming week or so.  

XPOSED International Film Festival Berlin
When: May 29-June 1
Where: Berlin, Germany
Programming Highlights: "She Monkeys," "Turning," "You and the Night," and a ton of great shorts programs and discussions.
More info and full program HERE.  

Out Film CT: Connecticut LGBT Film Festival
When: May 30-June 7
Where: Hartford, Connecticut
Programming Highlights: "The Way He Looks," "Tru Love," "Boy Meets Girl," "Queen of Amsterdam"
More info and full program HERE.  

Are we missing a great LGBT film festival in your town? Tell us in the comments and we'll add it to the list!

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