In the past every few months we’ve listed a few upcoming LGBT Pride events coming up in a specific month but this time we thought we’d do something a little different and add a little culture to the party with a compilation of LGBT film festivals taking place around the world in May. These LGBT film festivals sometimes focus more on gay and lesbian films, but some more so on the trans* community, while others are more broad across the spectrum of sexuality. So check these ones that we’ve picked out for you below:
Outview: International Gay & Lesbian Film Festival in Athens
From the 15th-25th May in the beautiful ancient city of Athens, the Greek capital, the Outview Festival will take place. While it mostly features local films portraying the Greek world of LGBT people, there are some from other European countries included too.
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Out Takes Lesbian and Gay Film Festival in Auckland
Out Takes is one of New Zealand’s most established film festivals and one of very few queer cultural events that has a national profile among New Zealand’s diverse queer communities. The festival showcases films from New Zealand and around the world and plays to a vast range of LGBT communities. It travel through three of New Zealand’s major cities Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch, stopping at the former from 22nd May to 2nd June.
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XPOSED International Queer Film Festival in Berlin
Now in its 9th year, Berlin’s premier LGBT film festival XPOSED is dedicating its focus to films from the Nordic countries. Each year it takes LGBT films from certain parts of the country to show at the festival and this year numerous diverse works from Iceland, Finland, Norway, Sweden and Denmark have been selected and will be unleashed from 29th May until 1st June upon the Berlin audience.
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LiberCine – Festival Internacional de Cine sobre Diversidad Sexual y Genero de Argentina in Buenos Aires
From the 15th-21st May one of South America’s most popular gay travel destinations will be hosting its LGBT film festival. LiberCine showcases various films from and about the queer community that not only come from Argentina but other neighbouring South American countries, Spain and other parts of the world too.
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Inside Out LGBT Film Festival in Toronto
This year the LGBT world’s eyes will be on Toronto as it hosts World Pride 2014 in late June, but before that its annual Inside Out LGBT film festival will take place from 22nd May to 1st June. For more than 20 years, Inside Out has brought Toronto’s LGBT community together in celebration of the best queer film from Canada and around the world.
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Translations: The Transgender Film Festival in Seattle
Translations is a groundbreaking film festival that provides the Pacific Northwest with a venue for films by, for, and about transgender people and the issues facing the transgender community. Launched in 2006, Translations is one of only a few transgender film festivals in the world, and places emphasis on visibility and positive representations.
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