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Your search by 'Youth' identified 37 films


  • 24 Hitchhikers

    24 Hitchhikers

    USA , 2013 , 5 min. The roadside pickups of a closeted government official in the late ’60s and early ’70s are artfully and erotically reimagined through period-perfect black-and-white photography in this poetic short by Paul Detwiler, equal parts meditative memory piece and bearded-beefcake bonanza.... Read more
  • Angie & Jackie Final Cut

    Angie & Jackie Final Cut

    UK , 2012 , 12 min. How hard can it be to make a short film? This light-hearted documentary follows Angie and Jackie, a lesbian couple in their 50s, who try their hand at making a film for the first time. This film features the three-minute short Childs Play, the product of the process captured by this documentary.... Read more
  • A Ballet Dialogue

    A Ballet Dialogue

    Brazil , 2012 , 8 min. A young man in his late teens and a senior man wake up in their respective apartments—and from across the avenue on which they both live, they communicate in an unusual way.... Read more
  • Between Ring & Pendant

    Between Ring & Pendant

    Hong Kong , 2012 , 15 min. Two boys spend a life-changing night exploring the streets of Hong Kong, and one another.... Read more
  • Blood in the Grass

    Blood in the Grass

    USA , 2012 , 17 min. In an alternate American future, family members of murder victims are granted the right to personally execute their loved ones’ killers.... Read more
  • The Buried

    The Buried

    USA , 2012 , 13 min. Based on a true story that took place in rural Alabama, a young gay man is brutally murdered by his friend.... Read more
  • But I'm A Cheerleader

    But I'm A Cheerleader

    USA , 1999 , 85 min. Natasha Lyonne shines in this John Waters influenced, 1999 cult classic romantic comedy that brilliantly blends hilarity with romance as a high school girl finds the courage to be herself while she is forced to attend an extremely campy ex-gay program.... Read more
  • But I'm a Genderqueer

    But I'm a Genderqueer

    USA , 2011 , 12 min. This playful short is the story of one person’s journey through the scary (but magical) world of gender identity, where queer-self-love triumphs over all other obstacles.... Read more
  • Change Over Time

    Change Over Time

    USA , 2013 , 7 min. This experimental, animated, personal documentary chronicles the filmmaker’s first year on testosterone from an impressionistic and poetic perspective.... Read more
  • dik

    dik

    Australia , 2012 , 9 min. A six-year-old boy brings home a piece of schoolwork that provokes his parents to question his sexual orientation (and their own), with disastrous, yet hilarious, results.... Read more
  • Fighting For Air

    Fighting For Air

    Australia , 2011 , 9 min. Rough-and-tumble KJ has a secret she keeps hidden from the world. When her teacher discovers this secret, KJ is faced with the opportunity to accept a helping hand, or turn and remain in her separate corner.... Read more
  • For Dorian

    For Dorian

    Canada , 2012 , 16 min. A father fears the sexual awakening of his disabled son, Oliver, as he struggles with the notion of letting him grow up.... Read more
  • G.B.F.

    G.B.F.

    USA , 2013 , 94 min. Closeted high school B.F.F.s Brent and Tanner plot to become the coveted novelty G.B.F. (Gay Best Friend) of one of the three prom queen rivals amidst a crazy web of hilarious dilemmas and mishaps.... Read more
  • Genderfreak

    Genderfreak

    USA , 2012 , 19 min. What happens when violinist Rachel, the token straight friend in her group, meets a handsome genderqueer teenager named Sammy, who happens to play guitar?... Read more
  • Happy Birthday

    Happy Birthday

    Denmark , 2013 , 24 min. In Happy Birthday, a new film from the director of the schoolboy drama You Are Not Alone (1978), life can be frustrating for Thomas, a 14-year-old boy in Denmark, a country where the age of consent is 15. His birthday might be right around the corner, but his handsome neighbor is making it seem like forever!... Read more
  • The Infamous T

    The Infamous T

    USA , 2013 , 30 min. Homeless, bullied, and failing out of high school, 18-year-old Jonathon moves in with queer host parents, transfers schools, and forms a dance crew. As he struggles to mesh with his new household, stay in school, and be his most authentic self, he discovers that home is more than four walls and that friendship can transform us.

    This film is a Frameline Completion Fund recipient.... Read more
  • Jackpot

    Jackpot

    USA , 2012 , 10 min. Jack, a fourteen-year-old living in suburban New Jersey circa 1994, hears about a stash of gay porn hidden in a local convenience store dumpster and sets off on his bike to find this Jackpot.... Read more
  • Kiss Me Softly

    Kiss Me Softly

    Belgium , 2012 , 16 min. Seventeen-year-old Jasper lives in a small town with his family, where his father is a local singer. In his family, he cannot be himself, as all the attention in the family goes to his father’s career. Jasper searches for a way to handle this and is faced with the typical questions in the life of an adolescent.... Read more
  • Kitty

    Kitty

    Australia , 2012 , 6 min. A young, effeminate queer boy wants to be accepted into his sister’s friend group, but at what cost?... Read more
  • Knighthood

    Knighthood

    Taiwan , 2013 , 10 min. Dreaming to become a fearless knight, Wang Li loves to spend her day in the woods with her fantastic friend, The Knight. But today she has to put on armor she doesn’t want to wear.... Read more
  • The Little House That Could

    The Little House That Could

    Canada , 2012 , 90 min. Patricia Field’s work as costume designer on Sex and the City earned her acclaim, but this tribute focuses on the community of queers, drag queens, and club kids she mentored at her iconoclastic New York boutique in the 1980s and ’90s.... Read more
  • Make Your Own Montage

    Make Your Own Montage

    USA , 2012 , 4 min. Make Your Own Montage was created as part of Reel Queer Youth video production and media literacy training for LGBTQ youth and their allies ages 13-20. In Make Your Own Montage, a superhero fights the good fight for all queers.... Read more
  • Mama Rainbow

    Mama Rainbow

    China , 2012 , 80 min. This touching documentary about being gay in contemporary China introduces us to six different mothers of LGBT children and their own version of a “coming out” tale, as they begin to recognize, acknowledge, and accept the sexualities of their sons and daughters.... Read more
  • Now We Can Dance: The Story of the Hayward Gay Prom

    Now We Can Dance: The Story of the Hayward Gay Prom

    USA , 2012 , 33 min. Produced by a team of teen filmmakers, Hayward Public Library staff, and professional advisors, this film highlights the controversy surrounding the creation of Lambda Gay Prom in Hayward, California, in 1995 and the effects of the prom’s continuing existence on queer youth and the community.... Read more
  • Out of the Convent

    Out of the Convent

    USA , 2012 , 15 min. Students visiting San Francisco for the University of Wisconsin, Eau-Claire’s 2012 LGBTQA Travel Seminar follow members of the fabulous Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence in this short documentary highlighting the good works of this iconic group.... Read more
  • Package, The

    Package, The

    Brazil , 2012 , 18 min. Two Brazilian schoolboys form an instant attachment and soon realize that theirs is no ordinary friendship. If they want to be together, there’s one irreversible thing they must address.... Read more
  • Queen of the Desert

    Queen of the Desert

    Australia , 2012 , 28 min. With her pink hair extensions, painted-on eyebrows, glitter stockings, and Superman hotpants, Starlady is a unique hairstylist, working in some of Australia’s most remote places. This film follows her to Areyonga, an indigenous community in Central Australia, as she single-handedly brings some glamour to the youth of the outback.... Read more
  • A Self-Made Man

    A Self-Made Man

    USA , 2013 , 57 min. Uncomfortable with her body since youth, Chantal, who lives with her six-year-old son in Munich, yearns to be accepted as both a man and a father. At a parents’ night at school, Kevin bravely makes his first public appearance.... Read more
  • Shared Origins

    Shared Origins

    USA , 2012 , 18 min. Two transracially adopted girls, born in Ethiopia and raised in North Carolina by lesbian parents, travel to their birth country for the first time. The film is an intimate portrait of a modern queer family navigating the geographical, cultural, and emotional space of home and the connection to one’s heritage.... Read more
  • Social Butterfly

    Social Butterfly

    France , 2012 , 14 min. A 30-year-old American woman enters into a teenage party in the South of France. Some of the guests wonder who she is and what she is doing there.... Read more
  • Space is a Lonely Place

    Space is a Lonely Place

    USA , 2012 , 3 min. Space Is a Lonely Place was created as part of Reel Queer Youth video production and media literacy training for LGBTQ youth and their allies, ages 13-20. In this adorable animated short, a fun-loving astronaut seeks intergalactic friends.... Read more
  • Stay Positive

    Stay Positive

    USA , 2013 , 8 min. Tensions between seventeen-year-old Roman and his religious grandmother peak when he refuses to participate in a church blood-drive. Then, at an HIV testing clinic, an overwhelming anxiety consumes Roman as he waits, holding a sheet of paper detailing his sexual past.... Read more
  • Summer Suit

    Summer Suit

    Australia , 2013 , 15 min. This wistful story of individuality and resilience, set in the Australian town of Euroa, follows ten-year-old tomboy Robbie, who suffers from occasional epileptic seizures that make her feel like a freak. When she discovers a discarded boys’ suit in her brother’s closet, she may have found a new identity.... Read more
  • Valentine Road

    Valentine Road

    USA , 2012 , 88 min. This extraordinary centerpiece documentary of Frameline37 about the 2008 murder of 15-year-old Larry King will both break your heart and fire you up into action. It brilliantly focuses on how bigotry and prejudice are community-wide problems, rather than only the acts of individuals.... Read more
  • A World for Raul

    A World for Raul

    Mexico , 2012 , 15 min. When Raul is asked to entertain the local landowner’s son, an intense game of power and pride starts between the two boys.... Read more
  • Yeah Kowalski!

    Yeah Kowalski!

    USA , 2012 , 10 min. A thirteen-year-old late bloomer goes to great lengths to impress his classmate crush, Shane.... Read more
  • Young and Wild

    Young and Wild

    Chile , 2011 , 96 min. Sent by her religious mother to work at an evangelical TV station, a sexually adventurous teenager set her sights on two co-workers, a pious boy and a standoffish girl, the status of both relationships becoming erotic fodder for her blog.... Read more