This year's festival in the City of Angels promises a line-up of over 200 films, and has opening and closing galas, which, for the first time ever, are both directed by trans people.

The festival runs from 13 to 23 July.

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Chasing Chasing Amy
Chasing Chasing Amy
A documentary about the complex legacy of Kevin Smith's Chasing Amy for LGBTQ+ people and its life-saving impact on director Sav Rodgers.
Opponent
Opponent
Iman, an Iranian, lives with his family in Sweden in an ever-changing succession of refugee hostels. To increase his chances of obtaining residence permits for them all, he resumes his career as a wrestler – and is confronted with the reason he had to flee.
Bottoms
Bottoms
Two unpopular girls in their senior year start a fight club to try to impress and hook up with cheerleaders.
Passages
Passages
A married man cheats on his husband with a woman... then tells him about it.
The Mattachine Family
The Mattachine Family
Thomas and Oscar have spent a year as foster parents to a wonderful child, a calling that's shown them new dimensions of what 'family' can mean. However, when the young boy is reunited with his birth mother, the couple's differing views on what the experience meant come into focus.
Anhell69
Anhell69
A funeral car cruises the streets of Medellin, while a young director tells the story of his past in this violent and conservative city.
Acsexybility
Acsexybility
A documentary which aims to break open the conversation around sexual life in the disabled community.
Perpetrator
Perpetrator
On her 18th birthday, tough-girl Jonny eats a cake baked by her aunt according to a magical family recipe and undergoes a radical metamorphosis.
Kokomo City
Kokomo City
Four Black transgender sex workers explore the dichotomy between the Black community and themselves, while confronting issues long avoided.
T Blockers
T Blockers
Ancient parasites rise from a small town, taking the most fearful and susceptible hosts. A young filmmaker finds herself as the only one who can sense the possessed resistance before the horror escapes and spreads.
A-Z of Outfest Los Angeles 2023 reviews >>>

Outfest Los Angeles Features

The tip of the iceberg
Milad Alami on character creation, films that linger, and Opponent
Girl reimagined
Jennifer Reeder on the power of femininity and the agency of blood in Perpetrator
True friendship
Sarah Kambe Holland on platonic love and Egghead & Twinkie
The forbidden forest
Juan Sebastián Torales on the declining forest, LGBT experiences and Almamula
'This is not the story of trans experience. It is a story of trans experience'
Director Luis De Filippis and star Carmen Madonia talk about family and being yourself in Something You Said Last Night
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