The Third Israeli LGBT Film Festival in Tel Aviv Cinemateque

TLV Pride Month Continues: International Queer Film Festival

Isragirl Presents : Freeheld Trailer, Film by Cynthia Wade ©

This will be the 3rd Israeli – LGBT International Film Festival, and the organizers are proud and happy to promote the five days unique festival that promises and deliver: LGBT Movies from all over the world will give the Israeli audience a chance to expand their (sexual) mind and to the local GLBT community a celebration of a growing culture and solidarity. If you are in Israel and interested in the local GLBT scene, Tel Aviv Cinemateque will be a good place to start your networking from June 24 to June 28. You’ll easily make new friends and at the same time have a chance to view feature films, documentaries and short films from Canada, US, Italy, Germany, Taiwan, Brazil, South Korea, Israel and other countries, all LGBT-Related.

In the last few years more and more movies are being made by and about Gay, lesbians, bisexuals and transgenders. Unfortunately, they rarely make it to regular cinemas and their distribution is quite limited. During the LGBT film festival we will have an extraordinary opportunity to catch over 70 films by directors like Zero Chou, Wieland Speck, Cheryl Dunye, Todd Verow, David Assmann and Ayat Najafi, Michelle Johnson, Maria Beatty, Bruce LaBruce, Laurie Colbert and Dominique Cardona, Patrick Maurin, Jamie Babbit, Yaniv Dabach, Angelina Maccarone, Jonah Markowitz and many others. Several directors will attend the festival as guests of honors and will hold special events including conversations with the audience.

The festivals prime goals are to expose queer movie makers who didn’t get a platform to do so in Israel before, to highlight the life outside of the mainstream, to examine the fine line between art and pornography and to salute those who touch and deal with piercing social issues (e.g. the 2008 Oscar winning movie “Freeheld”).

The festival is not just about the films, it’s a cultural event and a celebration of the local LGBT community, there for you can expect special events (some of them open only to those who purchase sponsor passes, silver passes and gold passes), a live performance by the “Holy Wigs go to Hollywood” and parties led by local scene DJs. Check out the full events list, read about each of the participating films and get an updated program, all in English at the tlvfest website.

Where: Tel Aviv Cinemateque; When: June 24 – June 28

Tickets: (972) 03-6060800, Info: tlvfest.com

Festival’s opening project will be: Fucking Different Tel Aviv


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