HIGHLIGHTS: March 2023 LA LGBTQ+ Film Festival

Showcase of the best FILMS in the world today.

Audience Award Winners:
Best Long Form Short Film: BLUE SQUARE HEART
Best Short Form Short Film: THE DEVIL INSIDE ME
Best Sound & Music: PHONETIME
Best Cinematography: TOPLESS
Best Direction: LILY OF THE VALLEY
Best Student Film: COMMUNICATION
Best Performances: KANNAGI

Watch the Audience Feedback Video for each film:

PHONETIME, 9min., UK, Drama
Directed by Jordan Chandler
A transcendent tale of love following two seperated lovers as they navigate the difficulties of their past and the possibilities of their future.


WATCH HERE – The audience feedback video of the film!

LILY OF THE VALLEY, 16min., UK, Drama
Directed by Gary Grant
A fading movie star, fresh from a rejection for a starring role, is drugged and photographed by her devious and self-serving girlfriend, an aspiring photographer she nurtured. The images, displayed at a high-profile London galley, shatter the actors’ dignity. She digs deep to turn the tables.

WATCH HERE – The audience feedback video of the film!

Directed by WIlliam Venus Means
A drag queen is forced to reconsider his shockingly violent art when his estranged, conservative mother makes a surprise appearance at his show in an attempt to reconnect.


WATCH HERE – The audience feedback video of the film!

COMMUNICATION, 6min., China, Experimental
Directed by Yuan Mingqing
My good friend committed suicide because of her LGBTQ identity and I was feeling depressed and sad because of my LGBTQ identity. So I decided to give her in heaven a call.

WATCH HERE – The audience feedback video of the film!

THE DEVIL INSIDE ME, 5min., UK, Experimental
Directed by Gabriel Arrahnio
A grieving mother believing her son to be possessed by the devil, forces him through a spiritual-religious cleansing. ‘The Devil Inside’ is a poetic exploration of ‘Love’ and the grotesque mutations it can take. A surreal, horror-infused look at a Mother whose intense protective love of her child and innate belief in a deity incite her to take measures that will dismember her son’s trust in her and the world around him. Without acceptance there can be no trust, without trust there can be no love.

WATCH HERE – The audience feedback video of the film!

TOPLESS, 19min., UK, Drama/Romance
Directed by Patrick Jensen Hansted
After a few years, being in his late 20s without experience building relationships, Anthony finds himself in a vicious cycle of heartbreak as he continues searching for true love.


WATCH HERE – The audience feedback video of the film!

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