Join the Pride Film Festival for it's Coming Out Party! On the eve of National Coming Out Day we debut the first night of our monthly film festival featuring LGBTQ independent films from around the world. Our first night features six incredible films that capture that moment when we open our hearts and share our identity with someone new.
about a father
Directed by Roman Nemec, Czech Republic, 29:30 min
Sixty-year old Jindřich is waiting for a heart transplant. His wife, in an effort to protect him from a heart attack, has moved with him and their teenage daughter to their cottage in the countryside, so that he would have an absolutely peaceful life. But their son David comes for a holiday and he is not alone. He would like to discuss his life situation with his father but his mother intervenes as she is afraid that it would upset his father. Is, however, the worry about his health the real reason why she is making her children lie to their father?
Penny & Dee
Directed by Jamie Dack, USA, 5:38 min
Penny never remarried after she divorced her ex-husband, Dee, who has transitioned gender. But the former couple did become best friends. They remain close figuratively and literally – they live in the same building and Penny actively supports Dee's blooming exploration into womanhood. Although it is clear the two women love and care for one another, their relationship comes with its own set of unique challenges.
mario, kike, y david
Directed by Miguel Lafuente, Spain, 20 min
Mario y Kike hook up on a dating app. What initially was never meant to be more than a sex date will turn into something else, in spite of their different ways of viewing their bisexuality and how they both cope with it in their respective social circles.
Directed by Carlos Ruano, Spain, 10 min
SANTI and JOTA are two guys living in the outskirts of Madrid. Like many others, they have decided not to study or work and they spend their precious time drinking beer cans in the park, going to sleazy clubs and talking about the hottest girls in the neighborhood. But Jota seems a little bit worried about something. Overwhelmed by the summer heat and confident about getting his friend to talk, SANTI will make an infallible plan to his pal.
a meal with dad
Directed by Brittany Alsot, USA, 15 min
Haunted by a past that never was, Justine gets a lesson in cooking and family ties from an unexpected source.
Based on the brain's ability to incorporate new information each time it calls up a memory, this film explores the healing possibilities --for an individual and a family--of revisiting and reinterpreting past experiences.
What about shelly?
Directed by Kyle Reaume, Canada, 13 min
Billy and Shelley are best friends, but their friendship is greatly tested when Shelley's boyfriend, Adam, secretly comes out to Billy - the only other gay man he knows.