The Best LGBT Film Festivals of 2014 – Summer is upon us and the LGBT world is buzzing about the superb range of pink film festivals taking place right around the world. From Germany to Calgary, Athens to Auckland, wherever you are on the globe there’ll be something worth watching near you. Whether you’re into documentaries about leading feminist theorists or biopics of 1960s actors, fact or fiction, contemporary or classic – these festivals have it all!
Location: Athens (hence the clever name).
Dates: 15th to 30th May.
Our picks: Hot Guys With Guns, Gore Vidal: United States of Amnesia, Test, In The Name Of, Eastern Boys, Pit Stop, GBF and Stranger by the Lake’.
Dates: 22nd May to 1st June.
Location: Toronto, Canada.
Our picks: Drunktown’s Finest, The Foxy Merkins, The Normal Heart, The Way He Looks, Love Is Strange, 52 Tuesdays, The Dog, Yves St Laurent, The Case Against 8.
Fairy Tales Film Fest
Location: Calgary, Canada.
Dates: 23rd to 31st May.
Our picks: TBA.
Location: Portland, Oregon
Dates: May 25-28
Our picks: Regarding Susan Sontag, The Circle, To Be Takei, The Case Against 8, My Prairie Home, The Dog.
Location: Berlin, Germany.
Dates: 29th May to 1st June.
Our picks: Turning, She Monkeys, You and the Night.
Out Takes Lesbian and Gay Film Festival
Location: All over New Zealand (Wellington, Auckland and Christchurch).
Dates: 22nd May to 16th June.
Our picks: Test, Geography Club, The Case Against 8, In The Name Of, Tru Love, The Way He Looks, My Prairie Home.
Location: Hartford, Connecticut.
Dates: 30th May – 7th June.
Programming Highlights: Queen of Amsterdam, The Way He Looks, Boy Meets Girl, Tru Love.