This year's festival line-up includes 14 feature films and a strong collection of shorts in competition for the Iris Prize. Directors will attend from as far afield as Australia and the Philippines and there will be an expanded programme of industry talks, including the festival's first showcase of UK student LGBT+ films. Live BSL interpretation will be provided at screenings held on the closing weekend.

The festival runs from 9 to 13 October.

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Changing The Game
Changing The Game
Transgender high school athletes from across the US compete at the top of their fields, while also challenging the boundaries and perceptions of fairness and discrimination.
Sequin In A Blue Room
Sequin In A Blue Room
When a teenager's thrill-seeking leads to a memorable encounter at an anonymous sex party, he resolves to track down the mystery guy - even if he has to rely on a menacing former hook-up to help him.
And Then We Danced
And Then We Danced
A dancer falls in love with his fiercest rival.
Cousins
Cousins
Young Lucas lives with his religious aunt in a quiet country town. But this little agitated life is with the days counted when the charitable aunt announces the arrival of another nephew Mario, just out of jail.
Billie And Emma
Billie And Emma
A pregnant teenage girl falls in love with the new girl in school.
Jonathan Agassi Saved My Life
Jonathan Agassi Saved My Life
Behind the scenes with Israeli global gay-porn sensation and self-admitted mama’s boy Jonathan Agassi during his first eight years in the business.
The Blonde One
The Blonde One
Two new flatmates experience a mutual attraction, but can they make it work or is getting involved in this situation asking for trouble?
The Archivettes
The Archivettes
A documentary about the Lesbian Herstory Archives, the world’s largest collection of materials by and about lesbians.
Cubby
Cubby
Resorting to babysitting for an elite Brooklyn family, an awkward young man discovers hope and self-discipline through his friendship with a lonely six-year-old, and the adult superhero Leather-Man who is conjured from a psychedelic cupcake.
Ponyboi
Ponyboi
A young intersex person searches for love and a better life.
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