Friday, March 9

5:30 pm (Egyptian Theatre – Spielberg)

Shorts: Shared Heritage

A selection of films delving into the space between generations: a grieving mother, a street dancer, and a dandelion all break with tradition in these stories about those who came before us and those we leave behind.

Weeds (Dir: Kevin Hudson, USA, 2017, 3 min)

A film about empathy, and the struggle and distance someone may have to travel—against all odds—to find a better life.

Silvia In The Waves (Dir: Giovana Olmos, Canada, 2017, 13 min)

The course of mourning carries Silvia, a 40-year-old trans woman, and her family through the waves of memory and rebirth, death and survival.

Skin (Dir Adam Golub, USA, 2017, 9 min)

The true story of a young trans activist, living and dying on the streets of Rio de Janeiro.

Short/Cut (Dir: Ostin Fam, USA, 2017, 14 min)

A young woman’s obsession with Angelina Jolie comes between her and her grandmother.

Paul (Dirs: Connor Hair & Alex Meader, USA, 2017, 10 min)

In the late 1980’s, a young black man with HIV attends a family dinner with no one he’s met.

I Promised Her Life (Dir: Robert Nazar Arjoyan, USA, 2017, 15 min)

A grieving mother defies tradition and ritual at the funeral of her daughter.

Jelanii’s Dance (Dir: Maggie Plazza Carroll, USA, 2017, 4 min)

Jelanii tells stories and expresses his feelings through dance

Afterearth (Dir: Jess X. Snow, USA, 2017, 13 min)

Four women take a stand to preserve the elements for future generations.

Contestant #4 (Dirs: Jared Jovan & Kaj Palanca, Philippines, 2016, 19 min)

Two men, one young one older, share more than just dinner and help one another get outside of themselves.

Followed by a Q&A with special guests from the films.

7:30 pm (Egyptian Theatre – Rigler)

Outfest Fusion Gala + After-Party with Mykki Blanco

We’re kicking off the festival with the annual Fusion Gala, featuring an exquisite collection of QPOC shorts celebrating the intersectionality of our LGBTQ family. We’re thrilled to welcome back alumni filmmakers and showcase films discovered on the international festival scene, as well as embrace groundbreaking contributions from the next generation of queer creatives. As always, the night will open with an award presentation and close with an unforgettable party under the stars in the Egyptian courtyard. This year’s party will feature a performance by the renowned musician, performance artist, and gender outlaw Mykki Blanco.

We Love Moses (Dir: Dionne Edwards, 2016, UK, 15 min)

Ella reflects on how her obsession with her older brother’s best friend leaves her with a secret she still carries.

Khol (Open) (Dir: Faroukh Virani, 2017, USA, 12 min)

When his father passes away, Vijay is forced to return home after a 10-year estrangement and open up to his mother about his sexuality.

Life After (Dir: Ria Tobaccowala, 2017, USA, 13 min)

While packing up her daughter’s apartment, a single mother discovers startling details about her only child, which challenge her ability to process a recent loss.

Fran This Summer (Dir: Mary Evangelista, 2017, USA, 11 min)

Teenage lovebirds spend slow and tender summer days shacked up at home while one begins her transition.

Transplant (Dir: Steven Liang, 2017, USA, 8 min)

A dancer tries to bridge the gap between him and his mother when he discovers that a house is not a home.

Anoche (Last Night) (Dirs: Irvin Castro Acuña & Nicolás Fernández, 2017, Argentina | Chile | Costa Rica, 4 min)

An ode to the victims of Pulse nightclub and the urge we all feel to go out and dance with our friends.

Violets (Dir: Maren Jensen 2017, USA, 24 min)

An African-American family faces challenges when their patriarch, an LAPD officer and son of a preacher, struggles to come out to them about her gender identity.

8:30 pm (Egyptian Theatre – Spielberg)


Boys For Sale (Baibai Bôizu) (Encore) + After-Party with Mykki Blanco

(Dir: Itako, 2017, Japan, 76 min,)
Featuring candid interviews and interspersed with animation detailing the awkward, sweet, and sometimes hilarious situations that sex workers experience, these boys for sale boldly tell their stories of life in the Tokyo underground.

*Ticket includes the Fusion Gala After Party


Saturday, March 10

12:00 pm (Egyptian Theatre – Spielberg)

ABUAbu (Father)

(Dir: Arshad Khan, 2017, Canada, 81 min, English/Urdu/Punjabi/Hindi with English subtitles)
An intimate visual memoir about the complex dynamic the filmmaker has with his father, who was at once extremely modern and also rigidly traditional and unaccepting of his son’s true self.

Preceded by Freedom (Dir: Baxter Stapleton, 2018, USA, 3 min.)
A gay black man has a religious experience, featuring vocals by Jussie Smollett (Empire).


1:30 pm (Egyptian Theatre – Rigler)

I Dream in Another Language (Encore)

(Dir: Ernesto Contreras, 2017, Mexico/Netherlands, 103 min, Spanish/English with English subtitles)
This epic sensory experience explores the impact of cultural identity on matters of the heart. After all, when a language dies, a unique vision of the world is lost forever.


2:15 pm (Egyptian Theatre – Spielberg)

Evening Shadows (Surmaee Shaam) EVENINGSHADOWS

(Dir: Sridhar Rangayan, 2018, India, 102 min, Hindi with English subtitles)
In a small town in Southern India caught within a web of traditions, an accomplished young gay man, Kartik, comes out to his mother and her entire world comes crashing down. Feeling trapped with no-one to talk to about her son’s identity, she must somehow find the strength to defy her dogmatic husband and the conservative society around her. This is a universal story about the bond between mother and son, and the emotional strength it takes to overcome the challenges of time, distance, and truth in order to have a truly honest relationship with your parents.


2:30 pm (TCL Chinese Theaters 6)


Small Talk (Ri Chang Dui Hua)

(Dir: Huang Hui-Chen, 2016, Taiwan, 88 min, Min Nan with English subtitles)
A portrait of the changing lives and conditions for three generations of women in Taiwan. Married off at a young age—as was customary in Taiwan in the 1970s—Anu divorced her violent husband and raised her two daughters alone. Since then her only romantic relationships have been with women. It’s considered taboo in Taiwanese culture to question a mother’s love, but that’s exactly the topic of daughter Hui-chen Huang’s intimate portrait. Mother and daughter set off on a journey together into the past, during which Hui-chen confronts Anu with questions that have tormented her for many years. Presented in partnership with the LA Asian Pacific Film Festival.

Preceded by Sweet and Sour (Dir: Ann Sun, USA, 2017, 6 min)
Wei believes that his traditional Chinese mom would have a hard time accepting his boyfriend. However, it turns out that she is more complex than Wei supposed.


4:00 pm (Egyptian Theatre – Rigler)


Tamara (Encore)

(Dir: Elia K. Schneider, 2016, Peru/Uruguay/Venezuela, 110 min, Spanish with English subtitles)
This extraordinary biopic follows the true story of Venezuela’s first transgender politician Tamara Adrián.

Followed by a Q&A with special guests from the film.


4:30 pm (Egyptian Theatre – Spielberg)

Alaska Is a Drag (Encore)

(Dir: Shaz Bennett, 2017, USA, 90 min)
Leo, an aspiring drag superstar, is stuck working in a fish cannery in Alaska, trapped in the monotony of fist fights and fish guts. Out of necessity, he learns to fight back, which catches the attention of the local boxing coach. When a new guy moves to town and wants to be his sparring partner, Leo has to face the real reason why he and his twin sister are stuck in Alaska.

Preceded by Congo Cabaret (Dir: Deondray Gossfield & Quincy LeNear Gossfield, 2018, USA, 16 min)
A cabaret singer in a gay-owned Harlem speakeasy seeks to reignite her man’s fading interest but seduces the whole room, including his best friend.

Followed by a Q&A with special guests from both films.

4:30 pm (TCL Chinese Theaters 6)

 Maybe Tomorrow (Encore)

(Dir: Samantha Lee, Philippines, 2016, 84 min)
Alex is unapologetically out to everyone—the execs who want to remove the queer content from her TV pitch, her nosy mom, her catty hipster friends. Everyone except her BFF Jess, an up-and-coming TV starlet with whom she also happens to be madly in love. But when Alex’s secret is accidentally revealed, both girls must confront their feelings and navigate the complications of their new relationship. Anchored by charming leads, Samantha Lee has crafted a visually stylistic, fun and flirtatious debut feature.

Preceded by Momo (Dir: Yun Joo Chang, 2017, South Korea, 16 min)
Sohee meets up with her ex-girlfriend to take custody of Momo, the cat they once shared.


6:45 pm (TCL Chinese Theaters 6)


Tale of the Lost Boys

(Dir: Joselito Altarejos, 2016, Taiwan/Philippines, 91 min, English/Chinese/Atayal/Tagalog with English subtitles)
Two men—Alex, a Filipino mechanic, and Jerry, a Taiwanese aborigine student—meet randomly in a Taipei bar and a casual conversation develops into a surprising personal connection. Both realize that they yearn for a deeper relationship with their mothers, since Alex’s abandoned him for a new family, while Jerry is afraid that his will reject him for being gay. An impromptu road trip leads to experiences that will forever redefine their identities.

Preceded by Jerky (Dir: Tim J. Lim, 2017, USA, 15 min)
A grieving widower must come to terms with the biggest obstacle in his healing process: his late husband’s dog.


7:00 pm (Egyptian Theatre – Rigler)

The Chi (Free!)

Join SHOWTIME® for a special screening of an upcoming episode of THE CHI! Created by Emmy® winner Lena Waithe and executive produced by Academy Award®, Emmy and Golden Globe® winner Common, THE CHI is the critically acclaimed new series about life on the South Side of Chicago — where the people and families of this vibrant community face consequences and hope as their lives intersect. Come see why THE CHI is being heralded as “must-watch TV”. Join cast members Yolonda Ross and Ntare Guma Mbaho Mwine for a Q&A following the screening.


7:15 pm (Egyptian Theatre – Spielberg)

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(Dir: Ayse Toprak, 2017, Turkey/Germany/Malta/France, 85 min, Arabic with English subtitles)
Two gay Syrian refugees attempt to rebuild their lives: Husein is a barber in Istanbul, living a double life between his conservative family and his gay identity. Mahmoud is the founder of Syria’s LGBTI movement and a refugee in Berlin. What brings them together is a dream: to participate in an international beauty contest as an escape from their trapped lives and an answer to their invisibility. Will their dream come true or will the refugee crisis and the harsh consequences of being gay in the Muslim world shatter it to pieces?

Preceded by Missed Connections (Dir: Michelle Sam, USA, 2017, 15 min)
A woman decides to take a risk on a missed connection in order to find true love.


9:00 pm (TCL Chinese Theatres 6)

mrgaysyriaAl Berto

(Dir: Vicente Alves do Ó, 2017, Portugal, 109 min, Portuguese with English subtitles)
Al Berto was the pseudonym used by the Portuguese poet Alberto Raposo Pidwell Tavares.  This is the story of Portugal’s post-revolution, of its population’s changing mindset, and the rise of its greatest modern poet, Al Berto, thanks to a love affair with a young villager who showed him that though love does not conquer all, it lasts forever and is well worth writing about. Based on a true love story.


9:15 pm (Egyptian Theatre – Rigler)


White Rabbit

(Dir: Daryl Wein, 2017, USA, 71 min)
LA-based comedian Vivian Bang stars as Sophie, a Korean-American performance artist who falls for charismatic photographer Victoria (Nana Ghana) in this fresh-from-Sundance favorite.

Preceded by LaZercism (Dir: Shaka King, 2017, USA, 5 min)
Do you suffer from racial glaucoma? Ask your doctor if LaZercism is right for you!

Followed by a Q&A with the filmmakers

9:30 pm (Egyptian Theatre – Spielberg)


(Dir: Andre Perez, 2017, USA, 60 min)
Trans activist Andre Perez presents this documentary series and social impact campaign exploring the wealth of different relationship, family, and social issues faced by trans people of color across the United States. Each episode explores one person’s story in depth, tackling intersectional issues such as HIV criminalization, living as trans in the South, family acceptance, and trans exclusion from the military. Three episodes will be shown: “Learning To Recognize Myself Again,” “A Family Matter,” and “Called To Serve.”

Preceded by Happy Birthday, Marsha! (Dir: Reina Gossett & Sasha Wortzel, USA, 2018, 14 min)
A piece imagining iconic transgender artist and activist, Marsha ‘Pay it No Mind’ Johnson in the hours before the 1969 Stonewall Riots in New York City, weaving in rare found documentary footage from a speech that will ignite your soul. *Closed captioning & audio description

Followed by a Q&A with the filmmakers.

Sunday, March 11


Shorts: The Future is Queer

This collection of youth-driven shorts featuring LGBTQ characters of color reveals the power and magic of self-definition. These films journey from a child’s wisdom of deconstructing the constraints of masculinity, to the questions, joys, and pain that emerges among siblings at the intersections of identity, to aching to leave the boundaries childhood. At times heartbreaking but always delightful, these films highlight decisive moments of what it means to be young, gifted, and boldly queer today.

Shala; Dir: João Inácio, 2017, Brazil, 11 min

A young boy living in an orphanage creates an imaginary friendship with his only toy, a doll named ‘Shala.’

Suitable; Dir: Thembi Banks, 2017, USA, 14 min

Brandy, a high school tomboy, comes to terms with her sexuality when she decides what she’ll wear to the prom.

My Gay Sister; Dir: Lia Hietala, Sweden & Norway, 15 min

A relationship between two sisters is put to the test when a new role model appears for the younger sister Cleo.

This Is How I Want To Remember H.E.R (Dir: Kali Baker-Johnson, 2016, 26 min)

Corbin, a quiet African-American boy begins to struggle with his racial identity after his family moves his cousin Patience, a teen-aged lesbian who’s been living on the streets, into their home in a mostly white suburb.

Intersection (Dir: Angela Tucker, 2017, USA, 10 min)

Three friends dissect the different segments of their identities on an intimate road trip.

Juan Gabriel Is Dead; Dir: Tavo Ruiz, 2018, Germany & Mexico, 15 min

On the day famous Mexican singer Juan Gabriel dies, best friends Beto and Daniel will redefine their friendship as Daniel imagines how his day would be if he were a girl.

2:15 pm (Egyptian Theatre – Spielberg)

Shorts: No English Required

This showcase of stories explores different stages and facets of what it means to be a gay man today in Brazil, Guatemala, and Spain. From sneaking off with a first crush, quitting a porn career to pursue a lifelong dream, getting high on poppers, fighting for the courage to not live life in the closet, to crashing your ex’s wedding, these films take an unadulterated look at the gay male experience.

Sandra Chamando (Sandra Calling) (Dir: João Cândido Zacharias, Brazil, Portuguese 13 min, with English subtitles)

A reflection on loss, grief, sex, and breathing. Winner of the Prêmio Félix (Felix Award) the Special Jury Prize at the Rio de Janeiro International Film Festival

Primero-Verdadero–Último (First True Last) (Dir: Luis Fernando Midence, 2017, Guatemala, 33 min, Spanish with English subtitles)

Three intertwined stories of the gay community in Guatemala: “First” is about the first crush of two teenage boys during a birthday party in which they do not want to be; “True” is a romantic comedy where a man seeks to rescue his ex-boyfriend from marrying his unfaithful fiance; “Last” tells of the tragedy of a couple who have lived in the closet for too long.

Maricas (Dir: Abril Zamora, 2017, Spain, 31 min, Spanish with English subtitles)

Marcos is a talented writer stuck writing low budget gay porn for a living. One weekend he suddenly decides to quit his crappy job and start writing his life story in order to become “the voice of his generation.” But an explosive cocktail of a painful toothache and poppers will send Marcos into a downward spiral.

Followed by a Q&A with the Filmmakers.

3:00 pm (TCL Chinese Theaters 6)

Shorts: Seeking Refuge & Liberation

In a time where people around the world are persecuted for living in their truth, this short program uplifts the stories of LGBTQ worldwide seeking liberation and safety. An illuminating exploration and celebration of international rights and asylum.

The World Is Round So That Nobody Can Hide In The Corners – Part 1: Refuge (Dir: Leandro Goddinho, 2017, Germany & Brazil, 10 min)

He was forced to leave Nigeria to save himself, and his love.

The Finding Home Series: LGBT Immigrants & Asylum Seekers – Episode 3: Elaheh (Dir: Abraham Troen, 2017, USA, 20 min)

Follows an Iranian lesbian bodybuilder refugee, coping with her tumultuous past, after attaining U.S. citizenship with her partner.

Skai Blue (Dir: Guido Verelst, 2017, Belgium, 18 min)

Who would’ve thought this would come from a dating app?

The Finding Home Series: LGBT Immigrants & Asylum Seekers – Episode 2, Stacy (Dir: Abraham Troen, 2017, USA, 23 min)

Follows an El Salvadorian transgender asylum seeker, working as a housekeeper in downtown L.A., while contending in the Ms. Latina beauty pageant in Hollywood.

Half A Life (Dir: Tamara Shogaolu, 2017, U S A, Netherlands, Indonesia, Egypt, 12 mins)

This Egyptian man must make a choice between activism and asylum.

The World Is Round So That Nobody Can Hide In The Corners – Part 2: The Kiss (Dir: Leandro Goddinho, 2017, Germany, 5 min)

A performance exploring the romance and terror of a simple kiss.

Followed by a Q&A with the Filmmakers.

4:15 pm (Egyptian Theatre – Spielberg)


Presented by Visual AIDS, and curated by Erin Christovale and Vivian Crockett, this program of seven new and innovative short films prioritizes Black narratives within the ongoing AIDS epidemic and premiered at The Whitney Museum of American Art for Day With(out) Art 2017 on December 1 for World AIDS Day.  In spite of the impact of HIV/AIDS within Black communities, these stories and experiences are constantly excluded from larger artistic and historical narratives. In 2016 African Americans represented 44% of all new HIV diagnoses in the United States. Given this context, it is increasingly urgent to feature a myriad of stories that consider and represent the lives of those housed within this statistic. ALTERNATE ENDINGS, RADICAL BEGINNINGS seeks to highlight the voices of those that are marginalized within broader Black communities nationwide, including queer and trans people. Together, the videos provide a platform centering voices deeply impacted by the ongoing epidemic.

About Face: The Evolution of a Black Producer (Dir: Thomas Allen Harris, 2017, USA, 8 min)
Stones & Water Weight (Dir: Mykki Blanco, 2017, 7 min)
The Labyrinth 1.0 (Dir: Tiona Nekkia McClodden, 2017, 6 min)
Goodnight, Kia (Dir: Kia LaBeija, 2017, 6 min)
100 Boyfriends Mixtape (The Demo) (Dir: Brontez Purnell, 2017, 8 min)
DiAna’s Hair Ego REMIX (Dirs: Cheryl Dunye & Ellen Spiro, 2017, 9 min)
Atlantic is a Sea of Bones (Dir: Reina Gossett, 2017, 8 min)
Followed by a talkback featuring Day With(out) Art 2017 artist Kia LaBeija and Day With(out) Art 2017 co-curator Vivian Crockett.

5:30 pm (TCL Chinese Theaters 6)

Shorts: On the Queer Horizon

From a mysterious missing cactus to a psych ward demon, and from terrible lovers to loving terribly, this set of uniquely visionary work ventures into the strange, unknown – and sometimes just plain weird – to tell deeply intimate stories that inspire our imagination. Featuring a diverse slate of stories across time, space, and genres, these films are united by their peculiar prowess to evoke profound reflection. If we look close enough, we might just catch a glimpse of what’s gleaming beyond the horizon.

Redmond Hand, Private Dick (Dir: Todd Selby, USA, 2016, 13 min)

LA’s most notorious private dick (The Wire’s Felicia “Snoop” Pierson) takes on a case to find a legendary missing cactus in this neon-colored trip of a detective noir.

The Quiet Room (Dir: Sam Wineman, USA, 2018, 27 min)

After a failed suicide attempt, Michael wakes up in a hospital haunted by a killer demon (Alaska Thunderfuck) in this truly terrifying flick spotlighting both demons and inner demons.

Underbone (Dir: Dana Washington, USA, 2017, 5 min)

In ethereal vignettes linked by devotion and ancestral evocation, a woman traverses stories beneath her rib cage.

Iconoclast (Dir: Alex Haney, USA, 2017, 6 min)

A mixed-race Jewish teen navigates the ocular convergence of identity landscapes.

Boundaries (Dir: Rhys Jones, USA, 2017, 9 min)

A desperate lover attempts to emotionally manipulate his ex for sympathy.

Fran This Summer (Dir: Mary Evangelista, USA, 2017, 9 min)

Teenage lovebirds spend slow and tender summer days shacked up at home while one begins her transition.

Day Dream (Dir: Stephen Isaac-Wilson, UK, 2017, 4 min)

In this, the mesmerizing poetic documentary, artist, and founder of Body Party Kareem Reid explores issues of queer loneliness, male vulnerability, and platonic intimacy.

New Deep South: House of Jxn (Co-Creators: Rosie Haber & Lauren Cioffi, USA, 2017, 10 min)

A glimpse into the true life bonds, connections, and rivalries within Rainbow families emerging in the American South.

Happy Birthday, Marsha! (Dir: Reina Gossett & Sasha Wortzel, USA, 2018, 14 min)

A piece imagining iconic transgender artist and activist, Marsha ‘Pay it No Mind’ Johnson in the hours before the 1969 Stonewall Riots in New York City, weaving in rare found documentary footage from a speech that will ignite your soul. *Closed captioning & audio description

Followed by a Q&A with the Filmmakers.

6:15 pm (Egyptian Theatre – Spielberg)


(Dir: Leilah Weinraub, 2018, USA, 82 min)
An exclusive opportunity to see the US premiere of this local documentary that is making its World Premiere at the Berlin Film Festival. The film chronicles explicit performances at an underground series of parties founded by and for African American women in Los Angeles.  Featuring transwoman Mahogany, and butch Ronnie Ron, two fixtures on this scene that celebrated female desire and sexuality and encouraged patrons to let their freak flag fly.

Followed by a Q&A with the Filmmakers.

8:00 pm (TCL Chinese Theaters 6)

Shorts: Down Low Love

The conflicted characters in this provocative collection are keeping their authentic desires under wraps; their secrets tightly sealed by the smothering pressures of society, family, career and at times even themselves. Despite the difficulty and nuisance of sustaining this facade, opening their LGBTQ selves up to the world seems out of the question. In their eyes, the threat of rejection is hiding at every corner.

Marz (Dir: Bobby Yan, USA,12 min)

When Chris Mars, an up-and-coming NYC rapper, shares a night of passion with his lifelong friend and producer Mel, their relationship is thrown for a loop.

Pop Rox (Dir: Nate Trinrud, USA, 12 min)

Jesse has something to tell her best friend Roxanne: She has a huge crush on her.

Ablution (Dir: Omar Al Dakheel, USA, 15 min)

Waleed is his father’s caretaker.  For his pious father’s sake, Waleed is more than willing to selflessly accommodate. But for the sake of their relationship, he’s resorted to sneaking around, keeping his personal life private. Until these two worlds collide

Astri And Tambulah (Dir: Xeph Suarez, Philippines, 19 min)

Teenagers Astri, a trans girl, and Tambulah, a cis boy, are in love and they want to get married.

You Deserve Everything (Dir: Goran Stolevski, Australia, 19 min)

Dr. Edward and his Arabic interpreter Sami engage in a passionate and secret romance.

Salamagan (Dir: Elisa Oh, USA, 12 min)

Ana and her mom are helping Ana’s hoarder aunt to get rid of some of her clutter. Ana has also enlisted the help of her secret girlfriend Gaby.

Followed by a Q&A with the Filmmakers.

Monday, March 12

7:00 pm (La Plaza de la Raza)


Holy Camp!

(Dirs: Javier Amrossi & Javier Calvo, 2017, Spain, 108 min, Spanish with English subtitles)
This gloriously camp feel-good musical comedy is based on Spain’s smash hit play LA LLAMADA. Javier Calvo and Javier Ambrossi present a faithful big-screen adaptation of their cult stage musical, brimming with youthful rebellion and the compulsion to forge one’s own path. This uplifting romp about finding love in all shapes features classic hits by Whitney Houston alongside catchy new songs. Maria and Susana are two rebellious teens who spend their summer in a camp run by nuns. They live there with Mother Superior Bernarda, an older nun looking to modernize, and Sister Milagros, a young nun who’s filled with doubt. With music as their common denominator, teen rebellion and ecclesiastic order collide, creating a hymn to freedom and first love. Fans of Sister Act and Hedwig will be laughing, singing and dancing in the aisles!


9:30 pm (La Plaza de la Raza)

Latinxplosive Shorts

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Ballerina (Dir: Pedro Jorge, 2016, Brazil, 23 min)

By day, Diamante is a gay boxer known for his strong footwork. By night, he performs as a drag queen in a nightclub. In both worlds, Diamante is determined to be the champion.

Mariposa (Dir: Candy Guinea, 2017, USA, 17 min)

A couple confronts the physical and emotional challenges of trying to get pregnant while being queer.

Undocumented Tales: Simon’s Birthday (Dir: Armando Ibañez, 2017, USA 15 min)

A groundbreaking and thought-provoking comedy about the migrant community in LA.

Familia? (Dir: Kase Pena, 2017, USA, 15 min)

An undocumented Latina Transgender woman’s understanding of family is redefined as she navigates harsh treatment from the people related to her by blood while being appreciated by the community she’s just met, who respect her for being the strong trans woman she is.

Bad Conchas (Dir: Nance Messineo & Cole Santiago, 2017, USA, 15 min)

A queer dyke living in Echo Park hustles to make ends meet while hooking up with as many girls as possible.

Followed by a Q&A with the Filmmakers.

Tuesday, March 13

7:00pm (California African American Museum)


Fusion Closing Party + One Minute Movie Contest

We close out 2018 Outfest Fusion with our annual screening of the One-Minute Movie Contest submissions. Come cast your vote for the audience favorite and see which film the judges pick. In between listen to sounds spinning from the DJ, grab a drink from the hosted bar, enjoy the atmosphere at the stunning California African American Museum, and meet new friends. Best part – it’s all free.