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Out-Look Competition

Gender is as fluid as the types of films that address LGBTQ+ themes. From hard-hitting dramas to lesbian romances to documentaries about cultural icons, these films— which compete for the Festival’s Q Hugo Award— reflect superbly crafted perspectives on sexuality and identity from across the globe.

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And Then We Danced

Levan Akin  |  Georgia, Sweden, France
Dance, LGBTQ, Romance
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Emily Harris  |   United Kingdom
Historical, LGBTQ, Literary Adaptation
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Alla Kovgan  |  France, Germany, United States
Dance, Documentary, LGBTQ, Music
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House of Cardin

P. David Ebersole, Todd Hughes  |  United States, France
Art/Film, Biopic, Documentary, LGBTQ
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Knives and Skin

Jennifer Reeder  |   United States
LGBTQ, Mystery, Sex and Sexuality, Thriller
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Portrait of a Lady on Fire Portrait de la jeune fille en feu

Céline Sciamma  |   France
Historical, LGBTQ, Romance
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The Prince El Principe

Sebastián Muñoz  |  Chile, Argentina, Belgium
Crime, Drama, LGBTQ, Sex and Sexuality
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Jeanie Finlay  |   United Kingdom
Documentary, LGBTQ, Social Commentary
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Tremors Temblores

Jayro Bustamante  |  Guatemala, France, Luxembourg
LGBTQ, Religion, Social Commentary