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Outshine Film Festival - Ft. Lauderdale

Outshine Film Festival - Ft. Lauderdale

Thursday, 10 October 2019 until Sunday, 20 October 2019

The Fort Lauderdale Gay & Lesbian Film Festival, is a critically acclaimed event based in Fort Lauderdale and screens films and videos in locations throughout Broward county.

MiFo is committed to its mission: To inspire, entertain and educate the public, encourage a sense of community through international and culturally diverse film, video and other media that offer historical and contemporary perspectives on the gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender experience.


2019 films...

All Male, All Nude: Johnsons

In this sexy follow up film to McCullouch’s popular, steamy 2017 documentary "All Male, All Nude”, All Male, All Nude: Johnsons will take audiences on a journey into the unique world of male stripping and a small gay strip club, Johnsons, located...

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It's 2006 and awkward, self-conscious Adam Freeman has just finished his junior year of high school. His cool older sister Casey (Margaret Qualley) suggests he visit her in New York for...

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To The Stars

1960s, Oklahoma. Bullied by her classmates, reclusive Iris finds small-town life pure torment; for self-assured Maggie, however, moving to the sticks provides an opportunity to stand out. What begins as an uneven relationship between two very different...

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Straight Up

The path to relationship bliss is often filled with self-doubt, second guessing and other methods of self-sabotage, but Todd takes this to a whole new level. After all, he is questioning his sexuality… not a good start when forging a new relationship....

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Song Lang

An unlikely bond develops between hunky, brooding and tough debt collector Dung and Linh Phung, a charismatic young opera singer from a struggling Cai-luong troupe (traditional Vietnamese opera). The two meet when Dung comes to forcefully collect a debt...

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In this coming-of-age dramedy shot on 16mm and based on the director’s life, a misanthropic gay artist packs up and moves out of his family’s garage in Indiana and heads to Brooklyn. Unable to sustain himself or any...

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Sid & Judy

Based on the 2017 memoir written by Sid Luft, the third of Judy Garland's five husbands, Sid & Judy details their years together as well as the dramatic career and personal struggles of the talented and tragically short-lived entertainer Judy Garland....

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Disillusioned musician Noah quits his band and returns to his mother’s home in Sydney seeking connection and rejuvenation. Noah finds solace in the vibrant, passionate life of a young, deaf, trans-man, Finn, who runs a center/nightclub for his deaf...

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Unsettled: Seeking Refuge in America

A remarkable look at the untold stories of LGBTQ+ refugees and asylum seekers who have fled intense persecution from their home countries and who are resettling in the U.S. The film follows four new arrivals, each of whom have escaped potential peril...

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Circus of Books

For over 35 years, the gay porn shop Circus of Books served as the epicenter for LGBT life and culture in Los Angeles. Unbeknownst to many in the community it served, the store was cultivated and cared for by its owners, Karen and Barry Mason, a straight...

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Carmen & Lola

There is much excitement within a gypsy community in the suburbs of Madrid as beautiful teenager Carmen prepares for her wedding. Yet Carmen finds herself becoming increasingly conscious that she is just following...

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The Shiny Shrimps (Les crevettes pailletées)

Matthias, an Olympic swimming champion at the end of his career, makes a homophobic statement on TV. His punishment: coach the Shiny Shrimps, a VERY flamboyant, VERY bad and VERY LGBT water polo team. They have only one thing in mind: to qualify for the...

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An Almost Ordinary Summer (Croce e Delizia)

Two very different families spend their holidays in the same seaside house: the aristocratic Castelvecchio’s – open-minded, eccentric, but quite selfish – and the working-class Petagna’s – very tight-knit and united around solid conservative...

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Sell By

Does every relationship have an expiration date? Adam and Marklin are about to find out. Their 5-year relationship has gone from a passionate flame to a medium burn, forcing them to reconcile with each other’s shortcomings all while watching their support...

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Leonard Soloway’s Broadway

Through verité documentary footage, humorous storytelling, interviews and archival film material, Leonard Soloway's Broadway captures a Broadway few ever see as told through the eyes of a legendary Broadway producer you've probably never heard...

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The Sympathy Card

When Emma’s cancer takes a turn for the worse, she presents her new wife Josie a deathbed order: find someone new while Emma is still around to approve of her choice. Reluctantly, Josie embarks on a painfully awkward pursuit to honor Emma’s wishes....

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Little Miss Westie

If Ren could go back in time to before she was four, she would tell her parents that she wasn’t happy living as a boy. Now, Ren is about to take part in a rite of passage for their community in West Haven, Connecticut, as the first out transgirl to...

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HAM: A Musical Memoir

In this dazzlingly filmed live performance of Sam Harris’ award-winning one-man musical, Harris belts out original songs and beloved ballads while playing 11 different roles to tell his own life story - from growing up gay in Oklahoma’s Bible Belt...

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Queering the Script

Queer fandom provides an outlet and a true voice in the conversation about LGBTQ+ representation in television, from well-known shows like The L Word and Pose to Xenia, Wynona Earp and Carmilla. Queering The Script examines...

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The Prince (El Principe)

Chile, 1970. During a night of heavy drinking, Jaime, a lonely 20-year-old young man, stabs his best friend in what seems a crime of passion. Sentenced to prison, he meets The Stallion, an older and respected man in whom he finds protection and from whom...

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Defiant Souls (Insumisas)

Defiant Souls is based on the true story of a woman who, disguised as a man, became the first female surgeon in Latin America. In the early 19th century, Swiss doctor Enrique Faber...

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Lara lives in total isolation with her father and her strict governess, Miss Fontaine, and is struggling to find an outlet for her curiosity and burgeoning sexuality. When a carriage crash nearby brings a young girl, Carmilla, into the family home to...

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In Simon Amstell’s affecting, bittersweet comedy, a rising young filmmaker is thrown into emotional turmoil by a burgeoning romance and the upcoming premiere of his second feature. It’s perhaps no surprise that the imminent release of Benjamin’s...

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Where We Go From Here

In Binghamton, an ESL teacher dealing with domestic abuse finds even greater violence at her school. In Orlando, two lovers drifting apart may be separated by the hate of another. In Paris, friends on an introspective night out are caught up in a brutal...

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Label Me

Sex is power, and Waseem, a Syrian gay-for-pay hustler seeking asylum in Cologne, wields it like a shield. Keeping his johns at an emotional arm’s length while satisfying their most carnal desires in order to eke out a living, he meets his match in...

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Born to Be

Dr. Jess Ting works at the groundbreaking Mount Sinai Center for Transgender Medicine and Surgery in New York City where, for the first time ever, all transgender and gender non-conforming people have access to quality transition-related health and surgical...

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Ladies' Shorts

I Think I’ll Make It
Director: Dara Bratt, USA, 17 mins

Director: Bane Fakih, USA, 7 mins

Mother’s Day (Anyák napja)
Director: Dorka Vermes, Hungary, 15 mins

Director: Rosie Westhoff, USA, 18 mins

I (ÉG)
Directors: Vala Omarsdottirand Hallfríður Þóra Tryggvadóttir,
Iceland, 15 mins

Director: Carly Usdin, USA, 14 mins

The Tears Thing (Le Coup des Larmes)
Director: Clémence Poesy, France, 20 mins

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Everybody Changes (Todos Cambiamos)

The Ponce Family is the perfect family. They live in the quiet, close-knit mountain town of Bambito, where everyone knows everyone and, unfortunately, everyone knows everyone's business. Frederico is the successful father, Carol the loving mother, and...

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Men's Shorts

Wonder / Director: Javier Molina, USA, 16 mins
Touchscreen / Director: Arthur Halpern, USA, 15 mins
Black Hat / Director: Sarah Smith, USA, 15 mins
Thrive / Director: JamieDi Spirito, UK, 17 mins
The Proposal (La Bague Au Doigt) / Director: Gerlando Infuso, France, 15 mins
Softer / Director: Lovell Holder, USA, 10 mins
Vacaciones (Holidays) / Director: Juan Olivares, Spain, 21 mins

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From Zero To I Love You

Pete Logsdon is just a guy in Philadelphia whose fear of intimacy creates his history of getting involved with married men. His father and his soon-to-be step-mother are on him to settle down and find someone...

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

Brittany, France, 1760. Marianne, a painter, is commissioned to do the wedding portrait of Héloïse, a young lady who has just left the convent. Héloïse is a reluctant bride-to-be, and Marianne must paint her without her knowing. She observes her by...

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15 Years (15 Shana)

Yoav has everything. He is a successful architect, is in a 15-year loving relationship with Dan, and his BFF, Alma, is an esteemed artist who is like a mother and sister to him. Yoav is independent, charismatic, bright, great looking and uses it to his...

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Tremors (Temblores)

Pablo is a 40-year-old married father of two wonderful children. A role model and a practicing evangelical Christian, his perfect traditional life begins to crack when he falls in love with a man. Pablo finds his feelings in conflict with his beliefs....

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For They Know Not What They Do

In the wake of the landmark U.S. Supreme Court case legalizing marriage equality, the Right has launched a new, highly effective, state-by-state campaign to limit the rights of America's LGBTQ citizens across the country. Their backlash has been swift,...

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Gay Chorus Deep South

In response to a wave of discriminatory anti-LGBTQ laws in Southern states and the divisive 2016 election, the San Francisco Gay Men’s Chorus embarks on a tour of the American Deep South. The tour brings a message of music, love and acceptance to communities...

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And Then We Danced

Merab is a talented dancer. His burgeoning romance with stage partner Mary is thrown into disarray by the arrival of the magnetic Irakli, leading to a forbidden sexual attraction that recalls those in Moonlight...

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