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ATLANTIDA  

By INES MARÍA BARRIONUEVO 

Awards & Festivals:
In competition for Best First Feature at Berlinale 2014!
World Premiere at the Berlinale 2014, in the GENERATION section!
Special Mention for Best Feature Film at Queer Lisboa!  

Genre: Coming of Age, LGBT

Synopsis:
Argentina 1987. It is a hot summer day and a long awaited storm is slowly approaching town. Lucia and her sister Elena are alone. Elena’s friends are fighting the heat at the local swimming pool where gossip is the major sport. Elena joins Ignacio, a doctor that twice her age. Lucia, meanwhile, meets Ana, a friend of his sister and together go to the outskirts. The two sisters live an afternoon of initiation. Lucia and Elena are left to their own desires. A desire that begins and ends in that stormy afternoon, and nothing will be the same for them. 

Cast:
Melisa Romero: Lucia, Florencia Decall: Elena, Sol Zavala: Ana  


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THE DREAM CHILDREN  

By ROBERT CHUTER 

Genre: LGBT, Drama

Log Line:
Alex is willing to become a father. Steven, his partner, has to confront his insecurities and fear of change after a lifetime smothered by superficiality.  

Synopsis:
Alex is willing to become a father. Steven, his partner, has to confront his insecurities and fear of change after a lifetime smothered by superficiality. However what could be just an internal crisis became a legal problem when they are unable to adopt. Eager to become parents they decide to turn to the black market, adopting a child from a desperate woman who will threaten to destroy everything they love. 

Cast:
Graeme Squires: Steve Evans, Nicholas Gunn: Alex Thomson, Jessikah Brown: Nerine  


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UP TO THE WORLD  

By Alessandro Lunardelli 

Genre: LGBT, Feel-Good Drama

Synopsis:
Davide and Loris are brothers and live in a very small village in the north of Italy. While Davide is eighteen years old and gay, Loris is almost thirty and don’t know anything about his brother’s sexuality. Loris and Davide go to Barcelona to watch the match of “Inter”. In Spain, Davide falls in love with Andy, an Ecology Activist from Chile. Andy invites Davide to go with him to Santiago and the boy follows him. Far from the provincialism of his city, things don’t go as Davide imagined... 

Cast:
Luca Marinelli: Loris, Filippo Scicchitano: Davide, Barbora Bobulova: Giulia  


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BLUE AND NOT SO PINK  

By Miguel Ferrari 

Awards & Festivals:
Audience Award at Skip City Film Festival!
Best Male Feature at Amsterdam LGBT Film Festival!
Goya Award for Best Foreign Film!
Best Director at Andalesgai!  

Genre: LGBT, Feel-Good Drama

Synopsis:
Diego is a guy like any other one. He has a regular family and his friends don’t have anything special. But there is something that makes him different. He has a heterosexual son. One father, one son. Both of them will need to fix their differences. Everything depends on how you look at it. 

Cast:
Guillermo García: Diego , Ignacio Montes: Armando , Hilda Abrahamz: Delirio  


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DUAL  

By Nejc Gazvoda 

Awards & Festivals:
In competition for the Maguey Awards in Guadalajara IFF!
In competition in the section “Central and Eastern European” at Cleveland International Film Festival!
Will represent Slovenia at the 17th European Union Film Festival in Chicago (7th March...  

Genre: LGBT, Romance

Log Line:
Two languages. Two people in love. One secret. 

Synopsis:
An airplane technical problem makes plane from Denmark heading to Greece lands at a Slovene airport. All passengers are being taken to a hotel in Ljubljana. Among then, Iben (25), a quiet young Danish girl. She meets Tina (25), who drives a shuttle as a summer job. Iben asks Tina to take her for a midnight drive around the town... They grow closer, at a different time in their life: one is hiding a big secret and the other is simply trying to find her place in the world. 

Cast:
Nina Rakovec - Tina, Mia Jexen - Iben, Jure Henigman - Matic  


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HAWAII  

By Marco Berger 

Awards & Festivals:
BAFICI (Argentine Competition)
Spanish Premiere at LesGaiCineMad (31/10-11/11) , in competition for Audience and Jury Awards!  

Genre: LGBT, Drama

Synopsis:
Martin seeks for a temporary job at Eugenio's house. When they recognize to be childhood friends, Eugenio offers him work for the summer. A power and desire game starts and their relationship grows beyond their friendship. 

Cast:
Manuel Vignau, Mateo Chiarino, Luz Palazón  


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The Last Match  

By Antonio Hens 

Awards & Festivals:
Best Feature Film at Amsterdam LGBT Film Festival!
World Premiere in Frameline San Francisco LGBT Int'l Film Festival - In Competition
Will participate to the London LGBT FF. Selected as the gala screening for Accenture (festival’s main...  

Genre: Drama

Synopsis:
Two Cuban boys on the edge of marginality fight to lead a life together. But it's hard for both: one has to work as a shark beating father-in-law debtors. The other prostitutes himself in the streets to fulfill his family's duties...

In an island where baseball was the king, soccer seems to be the only way to escape… 

Cast:
Yosvani: Milton García, Reinier: Reinier Díaz, Silvano: Luís Alberto García  


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MATTERHORN  

By Diederik Ebbinge 

Awards & Festivals:
Grand Prix at Skip City Film Festival!
Grand Prix (Main Prize) at Cabourg Film Festival!
Winner of the "Audience Award" in Rotterdam!
World Premiere in Rotterdam!
Winner of Russian Guild of Film Critics: Main Award
Winner of Russian Film Club...  

Genre: Comedy

Synopsis:
Fred is 54 year old and lives alone. He rides around in the local bus, virtuously attending church and eating his green beans, meat and potatoes at 6 o'clock on the dot every day. One day, Theo wander into the life of Fred and turns his well organized lift upside down. With the special talent of the stranger Theo, Fred starts to set out into the big, wide world. Will he fulfill his dream. 

Cast:
Ton Kas, René van ‘t Hof, Porgy Franssen  


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NORDLAND  

By Ingo J. Biermann 

Genre: LGBT, Romance

Synopsis:
Eleni is abruptly left alone by her girlfriend Kaia during a trip to Norway. In order to find her lost love, she embarks on an emotional journey far beyond the beautiful Arctic Circle. When Eleni meets another woman, she finally becomes attentive to her own perceptions and desires. 

Cast:
Odine Johne: Eleni, Maren Hoff: Kaia, Nora G. Svalheim: Toril  


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A FOLD IN MY BLANKET  

By Zaza Rusadze 

Awards & Festivals:
Berlin IFF (Panorama Opening Film)
Best Feature at Queer Lisboa!
The first feature film of the Georgian film maker Zaza Rusadze will have its Georgian Premiere in Batumi International Art-House Film Festival (BIAFF)!  

Genre: Drama

Synopsis:
Dmitrij returns after studying abroad to his provincial hometown. He divides his time between his dull job at the local court of justice and his hobby: rock climbing. Dmitrij’s daily routine is interrupted when he starts to flee into his fantasy world and meets his new friend Andrej…  

Cast:
Dmitrij: Tornike Bziava, Andrej: Tornike Gogrichiani, Alexander: Avtandil Makharadze  


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VOYAGE  

By Scud 

Awards & Festivals:
World Premiere in Chicago International Film Festival  

Genre: Drama

Synopsis:
A young psychiatrist ventures into a lone voyage to fight his depression. On the sea he records stories of people departed from this world prematurely, while what awaits him on the shore is the ultimate irony of life. 

Cast:
Leni Speidel, Ryo van Kooten, Susan Shaw  


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UNCONDITIONAL  

By Bryn Higgins 

Awards & Festivals:
IN COMPETITON for "Special Screening" at Slamdance Film Festival
Frameline
Edinburgh
Munich a.o
IN COMPETITION at Munich Film Festival.  

Genre: LGBT, Thriller, Drama

Synopsis:
Teenage twins Kristen and Owen are misfits in the real world, bored of caring for their mum and fantasising about murdering her. Then along comes Liam: tough, charming, full velocity, genuinely cool. Kristen fancies him with the intensity of someone in a fairytale. But Liam takes Owen out drinking – and the depth of Liam’s mis-wired obsessions soon emerge. Liam offers unconditional love to Owen…on one condition: not to be dressed like a man! 

Cast:
Harry McEntire: Owen, Madeleine Clark: Kristen, Christian Cooke: Liam  


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ROMEOS  

By Sabine Bernardi 

Awards & Festivals:
Berlinale (In Competition)
Guadalajara
Rainbow Honolulu (BEST FEATURE FILM AWARD)
Seattle
Galway
Montreal
Oslo Gay & Lesbian Skeive Filmer (QUEER YOUTH AWARD)
Queer Lisboa (In Competition)
Mix Copenhagen
Taipei Golden Horse
Chéries-Chéris...  

Genre: Love-Story

Synopsis:
20-years-old Lukas is right in the midst of male puberty - medically triggered – for he was in fact born a girl. Full of the zest for life, he enters big-city life but even upon arrival encounters a major screw up: recruited for his community service he is the only male quartered in the female nurses’ residential hall. What would be a dream for any other boy is acute, everyday stress for Lukas: being transgender means always finding yourself trapped in the wrong social compartment.

Fortunately his best friend Ine sticks by him and sweeps him into the scene of homosexuals in Cologne, where she is very well integrated. Here Lukas experiences his first real flirt – with the cheeky,... 

Cast:
Lukas: Rick Okon, Fabio: Maximilian Befort, Ine: Liv Lisa Fries  


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LOVE ACTUALLY... SUCKS!  

By Scud 

Genre: Drama

Synopsis:
Love is life, life as it is. Not every love story is a fairy tale. After a dramatic wedding feast, unusual love stories unfold towards unexpected endings. Inspired by real life cases, LOVE ACUTALLY… SUCKS! is about love that gone bad: a brother and sister in love but caught by the mother, a married painter falls for his young life drawing model of same sex, an intimacy between a dance school teacher and his rich but senior student, a lesbian couple one of which has role-play paranoid, a dreadful love triangle ending with the girl being beheaded…LOVE ACUTALLY… SUCKS! celebrates love that no one care but actual life is love, love as it is. 

Cast:
Osman Hung: Spider, Linda So: Moon, Haze Leung: Policeman  


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AMPHETAMINE  

By Scud 

Awards & Festivals:
Berlin International Film Festival - Panorama (competition)  

Genre: Love-Story, Drama

Synopsis:
Amphetamine, in Chinese, has another meaning: Isn’t that his fate?

Kafka (Byron Pang) is a fitness trainer, martial artist and delivery boy, working multiple jobs to sustain the ailing life of his mother. His father was framed by cops and took his life when Kafka was still a kid.

At the night he broke up with his girlfriend May (Linda So), he met a charming young executive Daniel (Thomas Price) who returns from Australia to handle the situation of the Financial Tsunami in the fall of 2008.

Daniel has since vigorously pursuit Kafka, who out of loneliness and the long for love, has responded. The men believe their love can bridge everything, including their difference in sexuality... 

Cast:
Byron Pang: Kafka, Thomas Price: Daniel, Linda So: May  


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BLACK FIELD  

By Vardis Marinakis 

Awards & Festivals:
Sevilla (Silver Girandillo Award and Best Actress)
Hellenic Film Academy Award (Best Cinematography and Sets)
Mumbai (Special Jury Award for Technical Excellence))
Cinema Tous Ecrans (Youth Jury Award)
InsideOut Toronto (Best...  

Genre: Epic, Drama

Synopsis:
BLACK FIELD is set in 1654, when Greece was under Ottoman Empire occupation. A Janissary (a Greek warrior recruited by force at a small age from his Christian family to serve at the Turkish army) arrives heavily wounded at a remote Christian female monastery. He is nursed by Anthi, a young Greek nun who has taken an oath of silence. They fall in love against all odds. But Anthi is tormented by a dark secret soon to be revealed: she is, in fact, a boy who grew up as a girl hidden in the monastery, in order to avoid being captured and becoming a Janissary.
The two lovers escape to the nearby forest, in search of freedom from society’s constraints and lose themselves in a dreamlike reality... 

Cast:
Anthi: Sofia Georgovassili, Jannisary: Christos Passalis, Abbess: Despoina Bebedeli  


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BLIND COMPANY  

By Alkinos Tsilimidos 

Awards & Festivals:
Melbourne IFF
World Film Festival Montreal  

Genre: LGBT, Drama

Synopsis:
BLIND COMPANY tells the story of Geoff Brewster, a middle-aged man who has retreated to the family’s isolated, coastal shack to die in peace. He is also going blind. Geoff spends his days walking on the beach and leaving tape-recorded confessions to his estranged wife, Sally. But Geoff’s solitude is interrupted when his Porsche driving nephew, Josh, turns up and decides to stay. Tension fills the shack as Josh’s strange behaviour sets Geoff on edge and when Sally arrives for her weekly cleaning, the shack is ready to explode. Sally encourages Geoff to audition for an amateur production of Hamlet and Geoff takes to Hamlet like Olivier. But Geoff goes totally blind. The arrival of two... 

Cast:
Geoff: Colin Friels, Josh: Nick Barkla, Gloria: Gloria Ajenstat  


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PERMANENT RESIDENCE  

By Scud 

Awards & Festivals:
Hong Kong IFF
Taipei IFF
FebioFest Prague  

Genre: Love-Story, Drama

Synopsis:
Shot in Israel, Japan, Australia, Thailand and mainland China, PERMANENT RESICENCE is the life story of a man who indulges in thoughts of after life and passionately falls in love with a straight guy.
Ivan (Sean Li) has been searching an answer to a lifetime question: Where will we be after the present life?

On the way, he went through a difficult passion with Windson (Osman Hung), a straight guy, made a longtime friendship with Josh (Jackie Chow), a Palestinian, experienced the death of his beloved elderly, witness the wedding of his brother (Lau Yu Hong) and the birth of a nephew.

Eventually he designed a permanent residence at his own soil to host all his love ones for the next... 

Cast:
Ivan: Sean Li, Windson: Osman Hung, Josh Aviv: Jackie Chow  


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BEAUTIFUL CRAZY  

By Chi Yuarn Lee 

Awards & Festivals:
Mannheim-Heidelberg (Special Mention Award)
Tokyo (Wind of Asia Award)
Taipei (In Competition)
Rotterdam
Hong Kong GLBT
Torino GLBT a.o  

Genre: Romance, Drama

Synopsis:
Before they could figure out what was happening, Xiao-Bu finds herself in a cat fight with Angel over a cigarette, Amy sleeps with Xiao-Bu’s boxer boyfriend, and Angel kisses Xiao-Bu. What could be worse? All three girls fall in love, feel hurt, forget and have experiences that are as random as 17 year-old Xiao-Bu’s coin toss which decides her future relationship with Angel. 

Cast:
Angel - Angel Yao, Xiao - Bu Amiya Lee, Amy - Chien-Hui Liao  


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