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These superbly crafted films reflect the myriad perspectives and experiences of LGBTQ+ individuals. Many of these films will be competing for the Q Hugo Award.


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Alis

Clare Weiskopf & Nicolás Van Hemelryck  |   Colombia, Romania, Chile
Spanish  
Coming of Age, Social Commentary, Women Centered

When the residents of a Colombian youth shelter are asked to imagine a fellow adolescent, “Alis” emerges as an avatar for their own experiences in this innovative and moving portrait of youth and resilience.

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Art and Pep

Mercedes Kane  |   United States
LGBTQ, Political, Social Commentary

A heartfelt tribute to activists Art Johnston and Pepe Peña, whose celebrated gay bar Sidetrack has fueled movements and created community on Chicago’s Halsted Street for decades.

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Before, Now & Then (Nana)

Kamila Andini  |   Indonesia
Indonesian  
Historical, LGBTQ, Women Centered

Set in 1960s Indonesia, this layered, contemplative drama sees a lonely woman forge a life-saving friendship with her husband’s mistress.

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The Blue Caftan

Maryam Touzani  |   France, Morocco, Belgium, Denmark
Arabic  
Drama, Family Affairs, LGBTQ

After master tailor Halim reluctantly takes on a new apprentice, the two must conceal their mutual attraction in this elegant and sympathetic reflection on adoration, love, and longing.

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Burning Days (Kurak Günler)

Emin Alper  |   Turkey, France, Germany, The Netherlands, Greece, Croatia
Turkish  
Crime, Drama, Thriller

In this crackling, politically-minded thriller, by-the-book prosecutor Emre discovers he has been sent into a viper’s nest of corruption, scandal, and homophobia at his new posting in a drought-plagued rural community.

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Close

Lukas Dhont  |   Belgium, France, Netherlands
French  
Coming of Age, Drama, LGBTQ

Following a perfect summer vacation, the intimate friendship of Leo and Remi, thirteen-year-old best friends, is tragically tested by the social pressures of the new school year.

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Fairy Folk

Karan Gour  |   India
English, Hindi  
Comedy, Romance, Sex and Sexuality

A shapeshifting creature upends the lives of a squabbling couple seeking to rekindle their romance in this utterly unique and delightfully off-kilter fable that explores notions of gender, love, and longing.

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Huesera

Michelle Garza Cervera  |   Mexico, Peru
Spanish  
Family Affairs, Horror, Women Centered

Believing she has been cursed by a sinister entity, a pregnant woman must embrace dark magic to combat the malicious spirit in this chilling exploration of the anxieties of early motherhood.

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A Human Position

Anders Emblem  |   Norway
Norwegian  
Drama, Social Commentary, Women Centered

Searching for meaning in her life and work, a young journalist investigates the deportation of a local asylum seeker in this understated yet profound character-driven drama.

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The Inspection

Elegance Bratton  |   United States
Drama, LGBTQ, Social Commentary

After a young, gay Black man joins the Marines, he battles prejudice and the grueling routines of basic training, while also finding unexpected strength, camaraderie and a welcome sense of identity from his new community.

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Lord of the Ants (Il signore delle formiche)

Gianni Amelio  |   Italy
Italian  
Biopic, Historical, LGBTQ

In this stirring true-life tale set in 1968 Italy, poet and playwright Aldo Braibant must defend himself after he is accused of breaking an antiquated Fascist-era law criminalizing homosexuality.

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Monica

Andrea Pallaoro  |   United States, Italy
Drama, Family Affairs, LGBTQ

Trace Lysette stars as a woman who moves back to her childhood home to care for her dying mother (Patricia Clarkson) after two decades of estrangement in this intimate study of forgiveness and acceptance.

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My Policeman

Michael Grandage  |   United Kingdom, United States
English  
Historical, LGBTQ, Romance

A tale of forbidden romance and changing social conventions that follows the relationships between three people—and their emotional journey spanning decades.

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Paloma

Marcelo Gomes  |   Brazil, Portugal
Portuguese  
LGBTQ, Religion, Social Commentary

A lyrical and intimate portrait of a transgender woman in rural Brazil confronting prejudices as she pursues her dream of a traditional church wedding.

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Winter Boy (Le lycéen)

Christophe Honoré  |   France
French  
Coming of Age, Drama, LGBTQ

When 17-year-old Lucas finds his blithe teenage world suddenly shattered, his worried mother sends him to Paris where he plunges into a sea of excitement, possibility, and anonymity with near reckless abandon.