2SLGBTQ+ Stories

2SLGBTQ+ Stories

A collection of films exploring 2SLGBTQ+ stories from around the globe. Documentaries, shorts and features that delve into joy, freedom, love, as well oppressive societies, lived trauma and overcoming daily fear. Come along for the journey with some amazing complicated characters and subjects who lift up those around them and strive to live authentic lives.

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2SLGBTQ+ Stories
  • Maybe Someday

    "Maybe Someday is, indeed, a beautiful little film about loss and grief, love and letting go." The Independent Critic

    BFI Flare
    Cinequest Film Festival
    Outfest LA Film Festival

    Maybe Someday follows Jay (Michelle Ehlen), a photographer in her 40s, battling a mixture of denial and depression as ...

  • Mama Gloria

    "In her first feature, director Luchina Fisher lovingly captures the lived experience of a woman who deserves to go down in queer history." POV Magazine

    Chigago International Film Festival
    BFI Flare
    Inside Out Film Festival

    Meet Mama Gloria. Chicago’s Black transgender icon Gloria Allen blazed ...

  • How The Room Felt

    "A group of Georgian queers laugh, argue, party and love in this intimate and nuanced portrait of a close-knit LGBTQ+ community." POV Magazine

    International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam
    Hot Docs Canadian International Documentary Film Festival
    Thessaloniki Documentary Festival

    In the Geo...

  • La Leyenda Negra

    "...a deft blend of the intimate and the political that recalls the fire-in-the-belly feistiness of early Spike Lee joints." Screen International

    Sundance Film Festival
    IndieLisboa International Film Festival
    BFI Flare

    In writer-director Patricia Vidal Delgado's debut feature, a soon-to-be undo...

  • I Am Samuel

    "Peter Murimi’s film vividly conveys resilience, contrasting the intimacy of a brave couple with the brutality of prejudice." The Guardian

    Hot Docs International Documentary Film Festival
    BFI London Film Festival
    Atlanta Film Festival

    Samuel grew up in the Kenyan countryside, where tradition is...

  • Bixa Travesty

    Berlin International Film Festival
    Busan International Film Festival
    Sheffield Doc/Fest

    Directed by Claudia Priscilla and Kiko Goifman, Bixa Travesty explores the life and art of trans musician, activist and performance artist Linn da Quebrada. The film examines the creative process behind her w...

  • A Distant Place

    Inside Out Film Festival
    L.A. Outfest
    Jeonju International Film Festival

    The winner of he Grand Jury Prize at the L.A. Outfest film festival, A Distant Place centres on the life of Jin-woo, a sheep rancher who living with his niece, Seol, and the family who employs him on their farm. It's an id...

  • Home Games

    Amsterdam International Documentary Film Festival
    Sheffield Doc/Fest
    Cleveland International Film Festival

    Alisa Kovalenko’s documentary focusses on a crucial period in the life of Alina, a gifted 20-year-old footballer from Kyiv, whose passion for the sport has a chance of saving her from pover...

  • Your Mother's Comfort

    Inside Out LGBT Toronto Film Festival
    Sheffield Doc/Fest
    Outfest Los Angeles

    “We transgender are the revolution!” Indianara Siqueira, trans activist and politician, admonishes her political party for ousting her days before the 2018 Brazilian national elections. In the same election cycle extrem...

  • Searching Eva

    Berlin International Film Festival
    Hot Docs Film Festival
    Sheffield Docfest

    "I dedicate my life to showing the world that one can pretend to be whoever they want.“ Eva. A 25-year-old drifter, Berliner, pet-owner, poet, lesbian, sex worker, virgo, housewife, addict, feminist and model, Eva declar...

  • Una Banda De Chicas (A Girl's Band)

    Rotterdam International Film Festival
    Mar del Plata Film Festival
    FRAMELINE, San Francisco International LGBTQ Film Festival

    Una Banda De Chicas (A Girl's Band) sees former punk band bassist, Marilina Giménez, documenting women's bands from across Argentina, showing their struggles and achieveme...

  • Obscuro Barroco

    "a dreamy acid trip through Rio de Janeiro’s queer nightlife." Now Magazine

    Berlin International Film Festival
    Hot Docs Canadian International Documentary Film Festival
    Amsterdam International Documentary Film Festival

    In her dreamlike, essayistic film Obscuro Barroco, Greek director Evangelia ...

  • Queerama

    "...a heartening celebration of progress and a cautionary reminder of all the broken lives and lonely hearts trampled along the way." Screendaily

    Sheffield Doc/Fest
    IDFA
    Seattle International Film Festival

    This expertly edited compilation of archive footage from 1919 to the present, from both d...

  • Brief Story From The Green Planet

    Berlin International Film Festival
    ACID program, Cannes Film Festival
    Thessaloniki International Film Festival

    Argentinian director Santiago Loza's highly imaginative, and consistently surprising, Brief Story From The Green Planet premiered at the Berlin Film Festival in 2019, going on to win th...

  • Bathroom Rules

    Outfest Los Angeles LGBTQ Film Festival

    A 10-year-old, gender non-conforming student navigates his way through the school, in search of a safe washroom.

    Canada - 2016 - 6m
    Directed By: Charlie Hidalgo
    Written By: Kathleen Hepburn, Charlie Hidalgo
    Starring: Jonah Kaplun

  • My Prairie Home

    "Director Chelsea McMullan captures Canadian transgender folk singer Rae Spoon's music and life story in sensitive detail." Variety

    Sundance Film Festival
    Cork International Film Festival
    Winner Milan International Lesbian and Gay Film Festival

    In this feature documentary-musical by Chelsea McM...

  • Salvation Army

    'Abdellah Taïa's lovely and elliptical adaptation of his autobiographical novel about growing up gay, effeminate, and powerless in Morocco.' Village Voice

    Toronto International Film Festival
    Venice Film Festival
    Rotterdam International Film Festival

    Want to rent only this film instead of subscr...

  • Legături Bolnăvicioase (Love Sick)

    "...a sensitive and tender observational portrait of falling for the first time - for the same gender - as experienced by two female co-eds." New York Magazine

    Berlin International Film Festival
    Chicago Film Festival
    Seattle Film Festival

    Love. It just happens. No rules. It’s Alex’s first year ...

  • A Dog Barking at the Moon

    Berlinale Film Festival
    Hong Kong International Film Festival

    Director, Lisa Zi Xiang’s Chinese family saga, A Dog Barking At The Moon, winner of the Teddy prize at Berlinale for LGBT-themed features, is told through different periods of time, often exploring pivotal moments in a family's histo...

  • Luk'Luk'I

    Toronto International Film Festival
    Edinburgh Internatonal Film Festival
    Vancouver International Film Festival

    Wayne Wapeemukwa's powerful portrait of five Vancouverites during the 2010 Winter Olympics utilizes doc/fiction hybrid techniques to give voice to those living on the margins of Canadi...

  • Torrey Pines

    BFI Flare
    Cucalorus Film Festival
    Framline Film Festival

    Based on a true story, Torrey Pines is an inventive, wonderfully imaginative coming-of-age tale taking place in Southern California in the early 1990's. The animated film focusses on the filmmaker Clyde Petersen's childhood over the course...

  • Our Dance Of Revolution Trailer

    “But this is an important, ground breaking movie. See it with an audience that’s bound to be passionate and proud.” - NOW Toronto

    Hot Docs International Documentary Festival

    Our Dance Of Revolution is a documentary that tells the stories of Black queer folks in Toronto. Throughout history the c...

  • Our Dance Of Revolution

    “But this is an important, ground breaking movie. See it with an audience that’s bound to be passionate and proud.” - NOW Toronto

    Hot Docs International Documentary Festival

    Our Dance Of Revolution is a documentary that tells the stories of Black queer folks in Toronto. Throughout history the c...

  • Second Star On The Right

    "Second Star on the Right winningly captures our varying levels of maturation and individualism, with beauty and style." Film Inquiry

    Palm Springs International Film Festival
    Inside Out LGBT Film Festival

    Emilia is a 30-something bisexual woman who teaches acting classes to children, but is tr...