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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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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.
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.
A dancer falls in love with his fiercest rival.
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.
A pregnant teenage girl falls in love with the new girl in school.
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.
Two new flatmates experience a mutual attraction, but can they make it work or is getting involved in this situation asking for trouble?
A documentary about the Lesbian Herstory Archives, the world’s largest collection of materials by and about lesbians.
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.
A young intersex person searches for love and a better life.
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Filming sensations Mathieu Amalric on Pierre Léon, Jeanne Balibar and the sounds and colours of Barbara
Character arc Seth A Smith on filming with a two-year-old and bringing marbling to life in The Crescent
Keeping up appearances Marcello Martinessi on cultural conservatism and filmmaking honesty in The Heiresses
A different space Kelly Macdonald on working with Marc Turtletaub on Puzzle
Out of the past Susanna Nicchiarelli on Trine Dyrholm and the costume design in Nico, 1988
The iconic man Jonathan Baker on Becoming Iconic and Inconceivable
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