Dan Pal, Dir.
AWARD: Best Screenplay 2017!
In 1951 Violet and Milly make a love promise over a penny. In 2015, the promise comes due, and Violet must face a heartbreaking reality.
In a Heartbeat
Beth David & Esteban Bravo, Dirs.
A closeted boy runs the risk of being outed by his own heart after it pops out of his chest to chase down the boy of his dreams
A tell-it-like-it-is lesson from an experienced drag queen.
Looking Back at Me
Alex Escaja, Dir.
Sade Bolger is an 18-year-old musician from Vermont. Recently having come out as non-binary, this documentary highlights Sade in relation to their passion for music, their unapologetic authenticity, and their place in Vermont in a genuine endeavor to influence the future, both online and in person.
Faraz Ansari, Dir.
AWARD: Best in Show 2017!
There’s much talk about the language of love — the beauty, the poesy, the intricacy and the eloquence. But what if the real romance rested between the lines, in pages and moments that pass you by? And what if you learned one day that you could read it all? Soak in the joy, taste the eloquence, breathe in the intricacies and feel the poesy reverberating in the air. But what if you could only sense, only feel and yet do nothing else?
The Lavender Scare
Josh Howard, Dir.
AWARD: Best Documentary, 2017!
With the United States gripped in the panic of the Cold War, President Dwight D. Eisenhower deems homosexuals to be “security risks” and orders the immediate firing of any government employee discovered to be gay or lesbian. It triggers a vicious witch hunt that ruins tens of thousands of lives and thrusts an unlikely hero into the forefront of what would become the modern LGBT rights movement.