Best Gay Film Festivals For Cinema Fans In 2014

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Best Gay Film Festivals

We have scoured the world to find the best gay film festivals for 2014.

With theaters filled with blockbusters, these gay film festivals assist with connecting gay audiences to gay films.

You may not know it, but your city likely hosts an annual gay film festival. Here you can find films that you’ll never find at your local movie theater. Instead of watching the latest comic book movie, rukkle encourages you to attend a gay film festival. There, you’ll find our stories represented on the big screen. Here’s our list of the top gay film festivals for 2014.

 

Melbourne Queer Film Festival

Best Gay Film Festivals, Melbourne

The Melbourne Queer Film Festival celebrates its 24th edition from March 13th to March 24th. Its opening night film is Any Day Now starring Alan Cumming. As well, the festival will host the 20th anniversary screening of The Adventures of Priscilla: Queen of the Desert.

 

Inside Out LGBT Film Festival

Best Gay Film Festivals, Inside Out LGBT Film Festival

The 24th annual Inside Out LGBT Film Festival runs May 22 to June 1st in Toronto. Their line-up features over 200 films coming from more than 30 countries. Plus, their attendance usually breaks over 30,000. This year, it has partnered with HBO Canada and the Canadian Foundation for AIDS Research for a special screening of Ryan Murphy’s The Normal Heart.

 

Out in Africa South African Gay & Lesbian Film Festival

Best Gay Film Festivals, Out In Africa

The 21st annual Out in Africa South African Gay & Lesbian Film Festival takes place on May 28th to June 1st in Capetown. This 5 day festival has over 8,000 members and will feature 5 films this year. The films include Kill Your Darlings starring Daniel Radcliffe.

 

Tel Aviv International LGBT Film Festival

Best gay Film Festivals, Tel Aviv

The Tel Aviv International LGBT Film Festival only began in 2005, but it already attracts international artists and films. This year’s festival runs June 7th-16th. The line-up includes acclaimed Dutch film, Matterhorn, which has already won the Audience Awards in Rotterdam and Moscow.

 

Outfest

Best Gay Film Festivals, Outfest

Outfest in Los Angeles started in 1982 and boasts that it’s one of the oldest gay film festivals in the world. Celebrating their 32nd year, the festival will run July 10th to 20th. The festival will open with Life Partners starring Gillian Jacobs, Adam Brody, and Gabourey Sidibe.

 

GAZE International LGBT Film Festival

Best Gay Film Festivals, Gaze, Ireland

The 22nd annual GAZE International LGBT Film Festival runs July 31st-August 5th in Dublin. It is the largest gay film festival in Ireland and has received accolades from around the world. Its programming lineup for 2014 will be announced in early July.

 

Pink Screens Film Festival

Best Gay Film Festivals, Pink Screens

The Pink Screens Film Festival will have its 13th edition on November 6th through to November 15th in Brussels. The festival bills itself as being for alternative sexual identities and queers. They are still selecting their films for this year’s line up, but promise that it will feature, “Ten days of new fiction features, classics to (re)discover, provocative short films and subversive documentaries.”

 

Side by Side International LGBT Film Festival

Best Gay Film Festivals, Side By Side

The Side by Side International LGBT Film Festival takes place in Saint Petersburg. In 2013, Dustin Lance Black attended the film festival despite bomb threats from anti gay protestors. This year’s 2014 has not been announced yet, but check out their website for updates.

 

Every year, there’s hundreds of gay film festivals throughout the world. Check out this link for a listing of many of them. We’ve provided our best gay film festivals, what’s on your list?

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