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ImageOut: Rochester

ImageOut: Rochester

Thursday, 10 October 2019 until Sunday, 20 October 2019

ImageOut is a premier LGBTQ+ film festival in New York State. We present LGBTQ+ arts and cultural experiences showcasing films, other creative works and artists to promote awareness, foster dialogue and build community. Our vision is for ImageOut to be recognized and respected as a major arts and cultural organization enriching the community by celebrating and bringing visibility to LGBTQ+ artists and themed work.

ImageOut is an Iris Prize partner and is one of the few select LGBTQ+ film festivals from around the world who can outrightly nominate a film for the Iris Prize Shorts Film Competition in Cardiff, Wales. It is the richest shorts film competition in the world.

The festival awards Jury Prizes for Best Narrative Feature, Best Documentary Feature, and Best Short. The audiences also vote for their favorites and Audience Prizes are given for Best Narrative Feature, Best Documentary Feature, and Best Short. All feature-length films receive a $500 cash prize along with a commemorative certificate. Short films receive $250 cash prize and certificate.

Short films by local and area filmmakers can also compete in a juried competition with the winner receiving $500 cash prize and certificate. This is to encourage LGBTQ+ filmmaking in Western New York.

Short film submissions will also be considered for possible nomination to the Iris Prize competition in Cardiff, Wales.

All films submitted with LGBTQ content will be considered for the film lineup selection. Submission fees are non-refundable. Films selected for the lineup are all eligible for the Jury and Audience awards. Submissions should ideally be film works from the last couple of years. Please contact us if your title is older than two years.


2019 films...

A Family Affair

Directed by Florence Keith-Roach


Directed by Audrey Biche

All We Are

Directed by Will Stewart

Bathroom Troll

Directed by Aaron Immediato

Black Hat

Directed by Sarah Smith


Directed by Alyssa Lerner

Conversion Therapist

Directed by Bears Rebecca Fonte

First Position.

Directed by Michael Elias Thomas

Fish Tank

Directed by Neal Mulani

Girls Weekend

Directed by Kyra Sedgwick

Holidays (Vacaciones)

Directed by Juan Olivares, Victor Barba

I Know Her

Directed by Fawzia Mirza

In A Moment (In einem moment)

Directed by Sharlin Lucia

Interested In: Episodes 1 - 5

Directed by Blayze Teicher

Killer Date

Directed by Colton Tran


Directed by Jake Graf


Directed by Saleem Haddad

Matt & Dan: Zombie Ex

Directed by Will Gordh

Michael and Michael are Gay – Burning Man / Dinner with Straights / Naked Party

Directed by Annika Kurnick, Ian Alda

Miller & Son

Directed by Asher Jelinsky


Directed by Carly Usdin

My World in Yours (Min värld i din)

Directed by Jenifer Malmqvist


Directed by Ahmad Seyfipour

Vita & Virginia

Directed by Chanya Button

An Almost Ordinary Summer (Croce e delizia)

Directed by Simone Godano

Scream, Queen! My Nightmare on Elm Street

Directed by Roman Chimienti, Tyler Jensen

Queering the Script

Directed by Gabrielle Zilkha

Third Wedding (Troisièmes noces)

Directed by David Lambert

The Garden Left Behind

Directed by Flavio Alves


Directed by Simon Amstell

Good Kisser

Directed by Wendy Jo Carlton

End of the Century (Fin de siglo)

Directed by Lucio Castro

Unsettled: Seeking Refuge in America

Zen in the Ice Rift (Zen sul ghiaccio sottile)

Directed by Margherita Ferri

Circus of Books

Directed by Rachel Mason

The Ground Beneath My Feet (Der Boden unter den Füssen)

Directed by Marie Kreutzer

The Prince (El Príncipe)

Directed by Sebastián Muñoz

Carmen & Lola (Carmen y Lola)

Directed by Arantxa Echevarria

From Zero to I Love You

Directed by Doug Spearman

For They Know Not What They Do

Directed by Daniel Karslake

Billie and Emma

Directed by Samantha Lee


Directed by Jim Fall

Last Ferry

Directed by Jaki Bradley

Straight Up

Directed by James Sweeney

Song Lang

Directed by Leon Le

Flawless (Haneshef)

Directed by Sharon Maymon, Tal Granit

Label Me

Directed by Kai Kreuser

Before You Know It

Directed by Hannah Pearl Utt

The Blonde One (Un Rubio)

Directed by Marco Berger

Leave It to Levi

Gay Chorus Deep South

Directed by David Charles Rodrigues


Directed by Li Cheng

Portrait of a Lady on Fire (Portrait de la jeune fille en feu)

Directed by Céline Sciamma

Everybody’s Talking About Jamie

Directed by Jonathan Butterell

Changing the Game

Directed by Michael Barnett


Directed by Emily Harris

The Shiny Shrimps (Les Crevettes pailletées)

Directed by Cédric Le Gallo, Maxime Govare


Directed by Kyan Krumdieck


Directed by Michael Beddoes


Directed by Noel Alejandro

Stigma (Estigma)

Directed by David Velduque


Directed by Nick Borenstein

Sweetheart Dancers

Directed by Ben-Alex Dupris

Tell-By Date

Directed by Sarah Ball

The Handyman

Directed by JC Calciano

The Office is Mine

Directed by Michael Varrati

The One You Never Forget

Directed by Morgan Jon Fox


Directed by Bane Fakih

What is the Sexy?


Directed by Javier Molina


Directed by Wesley Taylor

Ham: A Musical Memoir

Directed by Andrew Putschoegl