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a beautifully crafted story of first love.

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›› Nineteen ‹‹   ›› It's Still Your Bed ‹‹   ›› Cognitio ‹‹
2015 | 10 mins | US   2019 | 18 mins | US   2018 | 20 mins | Denmark
an emotional work on the gift
of love and life.
  an old fashioned love story
of boy meets boy.
  the emotional impact of loneliness
on the mind and body.
   
›› Lost & Found ‹‹   ›› Pride ‹‹   ›› Samira ‹‹
2015 | 8 mins | Israel   2013 | 30 mins | Bulgaria   2016 | 17 mins | Germany
an achingly topical work on the perils
of mobile phone insecurity.
  a powerful take on homophobia
within the family unit.
  a deeply heartfelt work on the harsh
reality of deportation.
   
›› The Colour of His Hair ‹‹   ›› Turn It Around ‹‹   ›› Balls - aka Guys & Balls ‹‹
2017 | 23 mins | UK   2017 | 9 mins | Netherlands   2004 | 102 mins | Germany
the reality of living life when homosexuality
was still a criminal offence.
  a wonderfully tender take of to thy
ownself, being true.
  a comical look at homophobia in the
so-called beautiful game.
   
›› With Thelma ‹‹   ›› Kiko's Saints ‹‹   ›› Gilles ‹‹
2017 | 14 mins | Belgium   2019 | 25 mins | France   2016 | 6 mins | Netherlands - France
a delightful take on gay parenting and
the anxieties of getting it right.
  a realistic depiction of gay manga
styled adult entertainment.
  a graphic reminder of the shocking
reality of sexual prejudice.
   
›› The Sex of Angels ‹‹   ›› The Middle of a Lake ‹‹   ›› In Beating Cells ‹‹
2012 | 105 mins | Spain   2017 | 22 mins | France   2017 | 25 mins | Germany
a sensuous journey of sexual exploration
in all of its seductive charm.
  the telling tale of family loyalty
tested to breaking point.
  a bittersweet coming-of-age tale
of first love.
   
›› Golden Boys ‹‹   ›› It's Consuming Me ‹‹   ›› Buddy ‹‹
2016 | 8 mins | Canada   2012 | 3 mins | Germany | FreeView   2015 | 12 mins | Netherlands
the telling tale of closeted homosexuality
disguised as overt masculinity.
  the dramatic life and times of a young man
in three minutes.
  the hope for reconciliation
with an ex-lover.
   
›› Against the Law ‹‹   ›› Consenting Adults ‹‹   ›› A Very British Sex Scandal ‹‹
2017 | 85 mins | UK   2007 | 75 mins | UK   2007 | 85 mins | UK
a moving account of the trial of Peter
Wildeblood and its legal repercussions.
  the story of a man did the right thing
against his personal inclination.
  a reserved depiction of the trial
of Peter Wildeblood.
   
›› Beautiful Alexander ‹‹   ›› Boys - Jongens ‹‹   ›› Dante vs. Mohammed Ali ‹‹
2019 | 13 mins | Netherlands   2014 | 78 mins | Netherlands   2018 | 28 mins | Netherlands
a tender exploration of the growing
confidence of a young gay man.
  Mischa Kamp's beautifully crafted story
of first love.
  a beautifully shot, often surreal, but
lush portrait of boys in love.
   
›› Doors Cut Down ‹‹   ›› Jubilee ‹‹   ›› From Beginning to End ‹‹
2000 | 18 mins | Spain   1978 | 100 mins | UK   2009 | 96 mins | Brazil
a young man's insatiable desire
for restroom sex.
  a blatantly anti-establishment post-punk
vision of England.
  an all-consuming story of
brotherly love.
   
›› Mother Knows Best ‹‹   ›› An Evening - En Aften ‹‹   ›› Dániel ‹‹
2016 | 13 mins | Sweden   2016 | 10 mins | Denmark   2015 | 14 mins | UK
the turning point in a mother
and son relationship.
  the developing relationship between
a pair of gay teenagers.
  a telling variant on male
prostitution.
   
›› Lukas by the Sea ‹‹   ›› South of Heaven ‹‹   ›› Brick - Steen ‹‹
2016 | 26 mins | Netherlands   2019 | 18 mins | Netherlands   2013 | 13 mins | Netherlands
a dreamlike ode to the search for
companionship and love.
  having to decide between the love of your
family, or that of your boyfriend.
  a gritty tale of
repressed sexuality.
   
›› My God, I'm Queer ‹‹   ›› Paint the Dragons' Eyes ‹‹   ›› Dungarees ‹‹
2020 | 30 mins | UK   2020 | 15 mins | UK   2020 | 5 mins | UK
a compelling documentary on being proud
to be openly gay and Muslim.
  a beautifully crafted tale of love,
over prejudice.
  a visually bright and upbeat work on
the growing pains of youth.
   
›› The Scene ‹‹   ›› In a Heartbeat ‹‹   ›› Sebastiane ‹‹
2020 | 11 mins | UK   2017 | 4 mins | US   1976 | 81 mins | UK
the wonders of a life beyond
PlayStation.
  the heartfelt message of sexual
acceptance; animated style.
  a homoerotic homage to the legend
of the Christian martyr.
   
›› Night of Love ‹‹   ›› After Dawn ‹‹   ›› Mario ‹‹
2018 | 25 mins | Israel   2017 | 24 mins | Belgium - Poland   2018 | 124 mins | Switzerland
an explicit depiction of life at the end
of lonely street.
  a bittersweet exploration of the dark side
of love and desire.
  a bittersweet take on coming out or perhaps
not, in the so-called beautiful game.
   
›› Orpheus' Song ‹‹   ›› Prick Up Your Ears ‹‹   ›› The Visitor ‹‹
2019 | 75 mins | Germany   1987 | 105 mins | UK   2011 | 69 mins | Germany
a sensuous take on a Greek holiday
bromance.
  the life and dramatic times of noted
'60s playwright Joe Orton.
  a strikingly vivid account of one man's
journey of sexual awakening.
   
›› Poof ‹‹   ›› Floating Melon ‹‹   ›› Spiral ‹‹
2018 | 17 mins | UK   2015 | 19 mins | China   2018 | 16 mins | Sweden
when coming out to your family
is not an option.
  a biting testament to the repercussions
of taking street drugs.
  a stylish, if overtly dark intense tale
of love and horror.
   
›› Beyond the Walls ‹‹   ›› Easy Money ‹‹   ›› Stockholm Daybreak ‹‹
2012 | 96 mins | Belgium - Canada - France   2010 | 15 mins | Spain   2013 | 7 mins | Sweden
a beautifully realistic study of
affairs of the heart.
  a disconcerting take of life
on the game.
  a wondrous tale of best friends finally
letting their hearts run free.
   
›› Distances ‹‹   ›› The Memory of You ‹‹   ›› No Brakes ‹‹
2014 | 17 mins | Sweden   2015 | 11 mins | Sweden   2008 | 11 mins | Sweden
the bittersweet bond between a mother
and her son.
  a captivating ode to the love that
could have been.
  coming to terms with your sexuality being
different to those around you.
   
›› Filip ‹‹   ›› Polly ‹‹   ›› Coming Out ‹‹
2015 | 11 mins | Sweden   2017 | 38 mins | Sweden   2011 | 5 mins | Sweden
a beautifully crafted sweet, yet telling tale
on sexual identity.
  a vivid portrayal of how two's company,
only for three to be a crowd.
  the emotive complexities of coming out
to those you love.
   
›› Latter Days ‹‹   ›› Verona ‹‹   ›› No Night Is Too Long ‹‹
2003 | 104 mins | US   2010 | 22 mins | Canada   2006 | 116 mins | UK - Canada
gay love in the face of the Church of Jesus
Christ of Latter-Day Saints.
  a modern gay take on the greatest love
story ever told.
  a decidedly dark tale of love
and betrayal.
   
›› Lazy Eye ‹‹   ›› Glue - Colla ‹‹   ›› Lazarus Come Out ‹‹
2016 | 87 mins | US   2016 | 30 mins | Italy   2015 | 14 mins | Italy
a finely crafted relationship drama between
ex lovers who chance to meet up again.
  a captivating exploration of burgeoning
teenage sexuality.
  the lives of two gay men at opposite ends
of the coming out divide.
   
›› The Dummy - Il Manichino ‹‹   ›› Tidal Time - L'Ora di Porto ‹‹   ›› Uproar - Pipinara ‹‹
2015 | 12 mins | Italy   2018 | 22 mins | Italy   2017 | 14 mins | Italy
a beautifully told work on
gender identity.
  a heartfelt plea for sexual acceptance
and tolerance.
  the painful truth that for some, murder is
something that you can get away with.
   
›› Orizaba's Peak ‹‹   ›› The Grey Zones ‹‹   ›› Guacho ‹‹
2017 | 11 mins | Mexico   2018 | 17 mins | Colombia   2018 | 20 mins | Argentina
a wondrous coming out styled
comedy of errors.
  the agonising wait for the outcome
of an HIV test.
  a realistic depiction of finding love, even
in the most harshest of environments.
   
›› Ajar - Entreabierto ‹‹   ›› Before It's Too Late ‹‹   ›› Seat Belt ‹‹
2018 | 11 mins | Uruguay   2019 | 15 mins | Brazil   2018 | 25 mins | Mexico
a captivating exploration of male friendship
and sexuality.
  a powerful take on coming out in the face
of presidential prejudice.
  a compelling picture of gay parenthood
and grief.
   
›› Summer Storm ‹‹   ›› Love, Simon ‹‹   ›› The Broken Hearts Club ‹‹
2004 | 98 mins | Germany   2018 | 110 mins | US   2000 | 94 mins | US
a captivating variant on the theme
of coming out.
  a bright 'n' breezy romantic
coming out comedy.
  a romantic comedy that just happens
to be gay.
   
›› I Am Yet to Make You a Love Song ‹‹   ›› Carlito Leaves Forever ‹‹   ›› Pray for Us ‹‹
2015 | 15 mins | Brazil   2018 | 8 mins | Peru   2019 | 16 mins | Costa Rica
a bittersweet ode to love found
and ultimately lost.
  a deeply moving work on having to say
goodbye to say hello to love.
  a captivating thriller on the
rights and wrongs of life.
   
›› Mila Caos ‹‹   ›› The Good Friend - El Amigo ‹‹   ›› Unicorn - Unicornio ‹‹
2011 | 18 mins | Cuba   2017 | 19 mins | Peru   2014 | 30 mins | Bolivia
a wondrous insight into the life of an
aspiring Cuban drag queen.
  a captivating exploration of
male friendship.
  a powerful work on religious fundamentalism
and the ingrained homophobia therein.
   
›› Billy's Blowjobs ‹‹   ›› I Think I'm Gay? ‹‹   ›› You Can Play ‹‹
2017 | 17 mins | US   2019 | 18 mins | US   2015 | 19 mins | US
a moving portrait of a man too afraid
to fall in love again.
  a comical take on to thy ownself,
being true.
  the courage to show your best friend
your true sexual self.
   
›› Two Fish ‹‹   ›› The Legend of Scotty Watts ‹‹   ›› These Things Take Time ‹‹
2017 | 11 mins | US   2017 | 11 mins | US   2018 | 20 mins | US
a joyous ode to coming to terms with
your sexuality - gradually.
  a bittersweet take on teenage
adoration.
  a wondrous take on a young boy's
first crush.
   
›› PD - FAG ‹‹   ›› Guardian ‹‹   ›› Debut ‹‹
2019 | 35 mins | France | FreeView   2018 | 15 mins | US   2016 | 28 mins | Sweden
a captivating testament to having the
courage to be your sexual self.
  a deeply touching portrait of a
mother's unconditional love.
  an achingly real depiction of the
lust for fame and fortune.
   
›› Johnny ‹‹   ›› Wolves ‹‹   ›› Uneven ‹‹
2018 | 26 mins | France   2016 | 20 mins | UK   2016 | 7 mins | Mexico
a modern day take on falling in love
with the bad boy in town.
  a wondrous ode to compassion
for your fellow man.
  an old sock falls in love with
an attractive young man.
›› title still courtesy of the short film HUMAN WARMTH by Christophe Prédari ‹‹




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