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Queer Screen's Mardi Gras Film Festival 2018 Queer Screen's Mardi Gras Film Festival 2018 - Australia, NSW, Sydney: Event Cinemas George Street
When: Sep 18 2018-Sep 23 2018
What: Film Festival
Website: Click Here
The 6th Queer Screen Film Fest hits Sydney screens next month with tickets now on sale at queerscreen.org.au The full program runs from Tuesday 18 September to Sunday 23 September at Event Cinemas George Street, and includes a free outdoor Rainbow Families screening of of the animated film How To Train Your Dragon 2 at Sydney Park, St Peters on Sunday 16 September in the lead up to the festival. Queer Screen Film Fest showcases a diverse range of LGBTIQ stories across narrative features, documentaries and shorts and the 2018 edition is the largest festival to date, with 29 films from 12 countries, including 15 Australian premieres and a massive 55% of films directed or co-directed by women. Highlights include the Sydney Premiere of George Michael Freedom: The Director’s Cut; Opening night film and Sundance Award Winner And Breathe Normally; Teddy Award winner from Berlinale, Bixa Travesty; the Australian Premiere of dance film Nothing To Lose; the sexy soccer film Mario and a star studded closing night film A Kid Like Jake.

Lodging in New South Wales, Australia


MELT / Brisbane Queer Film Festival 2019 MELT / Brisbane Queer Film Festival 2019 - Australia, QLD, Brisbane
When: Jun 28 2019-Jul 07 2019
What: Film Festival
Website: Click Here
The annual Brisbane Queer Film Festival is now a part of MELT - a queer culture festival. The film festival will bring you an amazing selection of engaging, inspiring, and most entertaining LGBTIQ films from all around the world.

Lodging in Queensland, Australia


Melbourne Queer Film Festival 2019 Melbourne Queer Film Festival 2019 - Australia, VIC, Melbourne
When: Mar 14 2019-Mar 25 2019
What: Film Festival
Website: Click Here
Melbourne, Australia's annual gay film festival, each year in March/April.

Lodging in Victoria, Australia


Pink Screens in Brussels 2014 Pink Screens in Brussels 2014 - Belgium, Brussels
When: Nov 06 2014-Nov 15 2013
What: Film Festival
Website: Click Here
Bussel's annual Pink Screens LGBT film festival happens every November.

Lodging in Belgium


Pinx Film Festival 2019 Pinx Film Festival 2019 - Belgium, Ghent: Sphinx Cinema
When: Jan 30 2019-Feb 03 2018
What: Film Festival
Website: Click Here
Pinx is Ghent, Belgium's annual film festival, in January each year.

Lodging in Belgium


Fairy Tales Queer Film Festival 2019 Fairy Tales Queer Film Festival 2019 - Canada, AB, Calgary
When: May 24 2019-Jun 01 2019
What: Film Festival
Website: Click Here
Fairy Tales presents seven days of LGBT films in Calgary at the end of May every year.

Lodging in Alberta, Canada


Reel Pride Winnipeg 2018 Reel Pride Winnipeg 2018 - Canada, MB, Winnipeg
When: Oct 09 2018-Oct 14 2018
What: Film Festival
Website: Click Here
Winnipeg holds its annual Reel Pride celebration every October.

Lodging in Manitoba, Canada


Reelout Queer Film Festival 2019 Reelout Queer Film Festival 2019 - Canada, ON, Kingston
When: Feb 01 2019-Feb 10 2019
What: Film Festival
Website: Click Here
LGBT movie magic abounds at Reelout, Kingston, Ontario's annual gay film festival, held each year in late January.

Lodging in Eastern Ontario, Ontario, Canada


London Lesbian Film Festival 2018 London Lesbian Film Festival 2018 - Canada, ON, London
When: May 03 2019-May 05 2019
What: Lesbian Film Festival
Website: Click Here
North America's only lesbian film festival is held in London, Ontario, Canada each April.

Lodging in Southwestern Ontario, Canada


Inside Out Film Festival Ottawa 2018 Inside Out Film Festival Ottawa 2018 - Canada, ON, Ottawa
When: Nov 09 2018-Nov 12 2018
What: Film Festival
Website: Click Here
Inside Out is Ottawa's annual LGBT film festival, held in mid November.

Lodging in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada


image+nation, Montreal International LGBTQ Film Festival 2018 image+nation, Montreal International LGBTQ Film Festival 2018 - Canada, QC, Montreal
When: Nov 22 2018-Dec 02 2018
What: Film Festival
Website: Click Here
Image+Nation is Monteal's annual gay film festival, held every November.

Lodging in Quebec, Canada


Out North LGBT Film Festival 2017 Out North LGBT Film Festival 2017 - Canada, Yukon Territory, Whitehorse
When: Nov 02 2018-Nov 04 2018
What: Film Festival
Website: Click Here
The Yukon Territory has its own annual LGBT film festival in Whitehorse every year in March.

Lodging in Yukon Territory, Canada


Beijing Queer Film Festival 2018 Beijing Queer Film Festival 2018 - China, Beijing
When: Nov 02 2018-Nov 08 2018
What: Film Festival
Website: Click Here
Beijing, China has its own annual LGBT film Festival that runs in September

Lodging in China


MIX COPENHAGEN | LesbianGayBiTrans Film Festival 2018 MIX COPENHAGEN | LesbianGayBiTrans Film Festival 2018 - Denmark, Copenhagen
When: Oct 26 2018-Nov 04 2018
What: Film Festival
Website: Click Here
Mix Copenhagen is Denmark's annual LGBT film festival, held every year in Oct-Nov.

Lodging in Denmark


El Lugar Sin Limites 2018 El Lugar Sin Limites 2018 - Ecuador, Quito: Cine Ochoymedio
When: Nov 15 2018-Nov 25 2018
What: Film Festival
Website: Click Here
The International LGBT Film Festival EL LUGAR SIN LIMITES, is a non-profit activity, that fights for social equality of LGBT people.

Lodging in Ecuador


Paris International Lesbian and Feminist Film Festival 2014 Paris International Lesbian and Feminist Film Festival 2014 - France, Ile de France, Paris
When: Oct 30 2014-Nov 02 2013
What: Lesbian Film Festival
Website: Click Here
Paris's annual LGBT film festival held every year in late October.

Lodging in Paris, France


Porn Film Festival Berlin 2018 Porn Film Festival Berlin 2018 - Germany, Berlin
When: Oct 23 2018-Oct 28 2018
What: Film Festival
Website: Click Here
Berlin also has an annual porn film fest, held in late October.

Lodging in Germany


Perlen - Queer Film Festival Hannover 2018 Perlen - Queer Film Festival Hannover 2018 - Germany, Hannover: Kino im Kunstlerhaus, Sophienstr. 2
When: Oct 20 2018-Oct 27 2018
What: Lesbian Film Festival
Website: Click Here
The Queer Film Festival Hannover PERLEN ( = Pearls), one of the oldest and biggest queer film festivals in Germany. We're presenting 28 screenings of feature films, documentaries and short film programs with LGBT*QI topics.

Lodging in Germany


QUEER-Streifen Regensburg 2018 QUEER-Streifen Regensburg 2018 - Germany, Regensburg
When: Oct 18 2018-Oct 24 2018
What: Film Festival
Website: Click Here
Regensburg, Germany has its own LGBT film festival every November.

Lodging in Germany


QueerFilmFest Rostock 2018 QueerFilmFest Rostock 2018 - Germany, Rostock
When: Oct 25 2018-Oct 27 2018
What: Film Festival
Website: Click Here
Rostock, Germany holds an annual gay film festival in late October.

Lodging in Germany


Queer Film Fest Weiterstadt 2018 Queer Film Fest Weiterstadt 2018 - Germany, Weiterstadt
When: Oct 25 2018-Nov 07 2018
What: Film Festival
Website: Click Here
Weiterstad, Germany, holds an annual LGBT film festival in late fall.

Lodging in Germany


Outview 2018 Outview 2018 - Greece, Athens: The Greek Film Archive
When: Apr 19 2018-Apr 25 2017
What: Film Festival
Website: Click Here
The largest LGBTQI+ film festival in Greece. Screening more than 50 titles of new films each year. Political and fun panel-discussions and parties throughout the week. International guests presenting their films and attending Q&A

Lodging in Greece


Thessaloniki International LGBTQ Film Festival 2018 Thessaloniki International LGBTQ Film Festival 2018 - Greece, Thessaloniki
When: Sep 28 2018-Sep 30 2018
What: Film Festival
Website: Click Here
Thessaloniki holds an annual LGBT film festival in late September.

Lodging in Greece


Budapest Pride LGBTQ Film Festival 2014 Budapest Pride LGBTQ Film Festival 2014 - Hungary, Budapest
When: Oct 26 2014-Nov 03 2013
What: Film Festival
Website: Click Here
In addition to the annual gay pride celebration in Budapest in June, Budapest Pride also runs a film festival in late October.

Lodging in Hungary


Q! Film Festival 2014 Q! Film Festival 2014 - Indonesia, Jakarta
When: Sep 29 2013-Oct 13 2013
What: Film Festival
Website: Click Here
Jakarta has its own annual LGBT film festival in late September and early october every year.

Lodging in Indonesia


Gender Bender Festival Internazionale Bologna 2018 Gender Bender Festival Internazionale Bologna 2018 - Italy, Emilia Romagna, Bologna
When: Oct 24 2018-Nov 03 2018
What: Film Festival
Website: Click Here
Bologna's annual LGBT film festival comes to town in late October every year.

Lodging in Emilia Romagna, Italy


Outburst Queer Arts Festival 2018 Outburst Queer Arts Festival 2018 - Northern Ireland, Belfast
When: Nov 08 2018-Nov 17 2018
What: Film Festival
Website: Click Here
Outburst is Belfast's gay film festival, held in November every year.

Lodging in Northern Ireland, United Kingdon


Oslo Skeive Filmer Film Festival 2018 Oslo Skeive Filmer Film Festival 2018 - Norway, Oslo
When: Sep 21 2018-Sep 28 2018
What: Film Festival
Website: Click Here
Skeive Filmer os Oslo's annual LGBT film festival, held every year in September.

Lodging in Norway


Aks Film+Dialogue Festival for Minorities 2014 Aks Film+Dialogue Festival for Minorities 2014 - Pakistan,
When: Dec 01 2104
What: Film Festival
Website: Click Here
Pakistan will play host to a minority film festival in December.

Lodging in South Australia, Australia


 OutfestPeru 2019 OutfestPeru 2019 - Peru, Lima, Lima: Centro Cultural de Espana en Lima
When: Jun 21 2019-Jun 29 2019, 5 PM
What: Film Festival
Website: Click Here
La decimosexta edicion del Festival Internacional de Cine Gay Lesbico Trans de Lima, se viene con todo. Apuntate.

Lodging in Peru


Queer Lisboa / Lisbon Gay and Lesbian Film Festival 2014 Queer Lisboa / Lisbon Gay and Lesbian Film Festival 2014 - Portugal, Lisbon
When: Sep 19 2014-Sep 27 2013
What: Film Festival
Website: Click Here
LGBT Cinema comes to Portugal in September for Queer Lisboa.

Lodging in Portugal


Puerto Rico Queer Film Festival 2018 Puerto Rico Queer Film Festival 2018 - Puerto Rico, San Juan
When: May 17 2018-May 23 2017
What: Film Festival
Website: Click Here
Puerto Rico has an annual LGBT film festival every November.

Lodging in Puerto Rico


Glitch Queer Film Festival 2019 Glitch Queer Film Festival 2019 - Scotland, Glasgow: CCA
When: Mar 22 2019-Mar 30 2019
What: Film Festival
Website: Click Here
GLITCH is Scotland's first Queer, Trans, Intersex, People of Colour Film Festival, running 10 days in March.

Lodging in Southern Scotland


Merlinka Queer Film Festival 2018 Merlinka Queer Film Festival 2018 - Serbia, Belgrade
When: Dec 06 2018-Dec 09 2018
What: Film Festival
Website: Click Here
Serbia's annual LGBT film festival runs for 5 days in mid December.

Lodging in Serbia


Ljubljana Gay and Lesbian Film Festival 2018 Ljubljana Gay and Lesbian Film Festival 2018 - Slovenia, Ljubljana
When: Nov 24 2018-Dec 02 2018
What: Film Festival
Website: Click Here
Slovenia's annual LGBT film festival, held in late November in Ljubljana.


Durban Gay & Lesbian Film Festival 2018 Durban Gay & Lesbian Film Festival 2018 - South Africa, Kwazulu Natal, Durban
When: Sep 21 2018-Sep 30 2018
What: Film Festival
Website: Click Here
This year the Festival includes 10 features films, 17 documentaries and 38 shorts packaged into 8 screenings.

Lodging in Kwazulu Natal, South Africa


Barcelona International Lesbian and Gay Film Festival 2018 Barcelona International Lesbian and Gay Film Festival 2018 - Spain, Catalunya, Barcelona
When: Oct 18 2018-Oct 28 2018
What: Film Festival
Website: Click Here
Barcelona's international LGBT film festival runs for ten days in late October.

Lodging in Catalunya, Spain


Cinema Queer International Film Festival 2018 Cinema Queer International Film Festival 2018 - Sweden,
When: Sep 25 2018-Sep 30 2018
What: Film Festival
Website: Click Here
Cinema Queer is Stockholm's annual LGBT film festival, held each year in September.

Lodging in Sweden


Luststreifen - Queer Cinema Basel 2018 Luststreifen - Queer Cinema Basel 2018 - Switzerland, Basel
When: Sep 26 2018-Oct 30 2018
What: Film Festival
Website: Click Here
Basel, Switzerland hosts an annual LGBT film festival in early October.

Lodging in Switzerland


Queersicht Gay and Lesbian Film Festival Bern 2018 Queersicht Gay and Lesbian Film Festival Bern 2018 - Switzerland, Bern: various cinemas in Bern
When: Nov 08 2018-Nov 14 2018
What: Film Festival
Website: Click Here
Queersicht is the LGBTI film festival in Bern. This year will be the 22nd edition.

Lodging in Switzerland


Pink Panorama LesBiSchwules Festival Luzern 2017 Pink Panorama LesBiSchwules Festival Luzern 2017 - Switzerland, Luzern
When: Nov 08 2018-Nov 11 2018
What: Film Festival
Website: Click Here
Pink Panorama is Luzern, Switzerland's annual gay and lesbian film festival, held every November.

Lodging in Switzerland


Women Make Waves Film Festival 2018 Women Make Waves Film Festival 2018 - Taiwan, Taipei
When: Oct 05 2018-Oct 14 2018
What: Lesbian Film Festival
Website: Click Here
Taipei has an annual lesbian film festival in October each year.


Fresno Reel Pride Film Festival 2018 Fresno Reel Pride Film Festival 2018 - USA, CA, Fresno: Fresno's historic Tower Theater
When: Sep 19 2018-Sep 23 2018
What: Film Festival
Website: Click Here
Celebrating 29 years in 2018, Fresno Reel Pride is the Central Valley's oldest and largest film festival. Join us in Fresno's historic Tower District.

Lodging in Central Valley & Sierra Nevadas, California


The Palm Springs LGBT Film Festival 2018 The Palm Springs LGBT Film Festival 2018 - USA, CA, Palm Springs
When: Sep 20 2018-Sep 23 2018
What: Film Festival
Website: Click Here
Cinema Diverse is the annual gay film festival for Palm Springs and the Coachella Valley.

Lodging in Palm Springs and Southern Deserts, California


Palm Springs International Film Festival 2019 Palm Springs International Film Festival 2019 - USA, CA, Palm Springs
When: Jan 04 2019-Jan 14 2019
What: Film Festival
Website: Click Here
Palm Springs' International Film Festival often features great LGBT films from around the world.

Lodging in Palm Springs and Southern Deserts, California


Frameline Film Festival 2018 Frameline Film Festival 2018 - USA, CA, San Francisco
When: Jun 14 2018-Jun 24 2017
What: Film Festival
Website: Click Here
The Frameline Film Festival, held each June in San Francisco, is one of the biggest and longest LGBT film festivals in the world, held over 11 days at multiple venues.

Lodging in San Francisco, California


Queer Women of Color Film Festival 2019 Queer Women of Color Film Festival 2019 - USA, CA, San Francisco: Brava Theater
When: Jun 14 2019-Jun 16 2019
What: Lesbian Black Film Festival
Website: Click Here
Showcases new films by our community that amplify our voices, visibility, and solidarity among multiple communities.

Lodging in San Francisco, California


Pensacola LGBT Film Festival 2018 Pensacola LGBT Film Festival 2018 - USA, FL, Pensacola
When: Sep 23 2018-Sep 25 2018
What: Film Festival
Website: Click Here
Every October, Pensacola celebrates LGBT Pride with an annual film festival.

Lodging in Northwest Florida


Out on Film 2018 Out on Film 2018 - USA, GA, Atlanta
When: Sep 27 2018-Oct 07 2018
What: Film Festival
Website: Click Here
Out On Film is an eight-day cinematic journey of our lives, culture and identity. Our stories of how we live, love, laugh, and grieve. Stories chronicling our history, struggles, present, and how we fight today.

Lodging in Georgia


Reeling 2018: The 36th Chicago LGBTQ+ International
Film Festival
Chicago LGBT International Film Festival 2016 Reeling 2018: The 36th Chicago LGBTQ+ International Film Festival Chicago LGBT International Film Festival 2016 - USA, IL, Chicago
When: Sep 20 2018-Sep 27 2018
What: Film Festival
Website: Click Here
Chicago's annual LGBT film festival happens every September.

Lodging in Illinois


Indianapolis GLBT Film Festival 2014 Indianapolis GLBT Film Festival 2014 - USA, IN, Indianapolis
When: Nov 07 2014-Nov 09 2013
What: Film Festival
Website: Click Here
Indianapolis hosts an annual LGBT film festival, every year in mid November.

Lodging in Indiana


Louisville LGBT Film Festival 2018 Louisville LGBT Film Festival 2018 - USA, KY, Louisville
When: Oct 12 2018-Oct 14 2018
What: Film Festival
Website: Click Here
Louisville has its own annual LGBT film festival, held once a year in October.

Lodging in Kentucky


Boston LGBT Film Festival 2019 Boston LGBT Film Festival 2019 - USA, MA, Boston
When: Mar 28 2019-Apr 07 2019
What: Film Festival
Website: Click Here
The Boston LGBT Film Festival brings the best of gay cinema to the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender community of Boston.

Lodging in Greater Boston, Massachusetts


Kansas City LGBT Film Festival 2019 Kansas City LGBT Film Festival 2019 - USA, MO, Kansas City
When: Jun 20 2019-Jun 27 2019
What: Film Festival
Website: Click Here
Bringing LGBT films to the Kansas City metro in mid June every year.

Lodging in Missouri


Cinekink NYC 2015 Cinekink NYC 2015 - USA, NJ, Rahway
When: Feb 24 2015
What: Film Festival
Website: Click Here
A kinky, sex-positive LGBT inclusive film festival that hits NYC every February.

Lodging in New Jersey


Way Out West Film Festival 2018 Way Out West Film Festival 2018 - USA, NM, Albuquerque
When: Oct 12 2018-Oct 21 2018
What: Film Festival
Website: Click Here
Albuquerque holds an annual gay and lesbian film festival - the Southwest Gay & Lesbian Film Festival - over ten days in mid October.

Lodging in Albuquerque, New Mexico


NewFest: The New York LGBT Film Festival 2018 NewFest: The New York LGBT Film Festival 2018 - USA, NY, New York
When: Oct 18 2018-Oct 23 2018
What: Film Festival
Website: Click Here
New York's annual film festival runs 6 days in late October.

Lodging in New York, New York


ImageOut The Rochester Lesbian & Gay Film & Video Festival 2018 ImageOut The Rochester Lesbian & Gay Film & Video Festival 2018 - USA, NY, Rochester
When: Oct 04 2018-Oct 14 2018
What: Film Festival
Website: Click Here
The Image Out gay film festival brings LGBT films to Rochester, New York in mid October each year.

Lodging in Finger Lakes Region, New York


Portland Queer Film Festival 2018 Portland Queer Film Festival 2018 - USA, OR, Portland
When: Sep 28 2018-Oct 04 2018
What: Film Festival
Website: Click Here
Portland's annual queer film festval extravaganza - a week-long day festival with movies every day.

Lodging in Portland, Oregon


QDoc Portland Queer Documentary Film Festival 2019 QDoc Portland Queer Documentary Film Festival 2019 - USA, OR, Portland: Hollywood Theatre
When: May 02 2019-May 05 2019
What: Film Festival
Website: Click Here
QDoc takes place in mid-May at McMenamins lovely Kennedy School Theater, and showcases the latest LGBT documentaries.

Lodging in Portland, Oregon


Providence LGBTQ Film Festival 2018 Providence LGBTQ Film Festival 2018 - USA, RI, Providence: Providence Performing Arts Center
When: Aug 07 2018-Aug 12 2017
What: Film Festival
Website: Click Here
The Providence LGBTQ Film Festival is a cinematic sidebar of the Flickers’ Rhode Island International Film Festival (RIIFF), now in its 20th year, brings Rhode Island filmgoers a diverse sampling of over 50 international and domestic films made by and for members of the LGBTQ community. Ranging from romantic comedies, journeys of discover, to concerns affecting the trans community, the Festival has been curated to complement the LGBTQ Experience. This year, programming will also include an expanded focus on growing social and political issues for LGBTQ youth and diversity.

Lodging in Rhode Island


Twist Film Festival 2018 Twist Film Festival 2018 - USA, WA, Seattle
When: Oct 11 2018-Oct 21 2018
What: Film Festival
Website: Click Here
Held every year in October since 1996, Seattle's Lesbian & Gay Film Festival has become the largest event of its kind in the Pacific Northwest. The gay film festival offers unique opportunities filmmakers to engage and entertain over 10,000 attendees.

Lodging in Seattle and the Puget Sound, Washington


Eau Queer Film Festival 2014 Eau Queer Film Festival 2014 - USA, WI, Eau Claire
When: Sep 24 2014-Dec 28 2013
What: Film Festival
Website: Click Here
Eau Queer is Where are you? Claire's annual LGBT film festival, held in September every year.

Lodging in Wisconsin


Iris Prize Festival 2018 Iris Prize Festival 2018 - Wales, Cardiff
When: Oct 09 2018-Oct 14 2018
What: Film Festival
Website: Click Here
The Iris Prize - Cardiff's International gay and lesbian short film prize is the only short film prize in the world which allows the winner to make a brand new film.

Lodging in Wales



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