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Must-See: Queer Favorites at the LES Film Festival

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Lower East Side Film Festival

The Lower East Side Film Festival seeks to give up-and-coming filmmakers a voice. 

From senior synchronized swimming to powerful pop music videos, you won't want to miss these short films at the LES Film Festival. Check them out below.



A Chicago teen reveals their true gender identity at an event celebrating a spoken word and receives an unexpected guest. Written and directed by Michael Paulucci.

Love is a Lonely Dancer

London musical duo Antony and Cleopatra bring their sound to life in a black-and-white Surrealist dance film complete with strange, geometric architecture and effects. Written and directed by Alan Masferrer.

Collect My Love

Alex Newell is featured on this music video for the pop-disco song "Collect My Love" by The Knocks. Directed by Austin Peters.

The Honeys and the Bears

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Seniors-only synchronized swim team The Honeys and the Bears talk about how the water makes them feel free. Written and directed by Veena Rao.

The Rainbow Kid

This feature length film tells the story story of Eugene, a teenager with Down Syndrome and an obsession with all things rainbow, who escapes his difficult home life and embarks on a journey across rural Ontario, where he runs into colorful characters and finds fantasy and reality beginning to blur. Directed by Kire Paputts.


Sam Morris in a selfie painting.

Two identical twins conflict when one attempts to distinguish herself from the other to capture the attention of a stranger passing through town. Written and directed by Erin Vassilopoulos.

Bad at Dancing

Awkward third wheel Joanna wedges herself into her roommate's relationship in a crazy world of singing, dancing, and sex. Written by, directed by, and starring Joanna Arnow.

And here's the trailer for the Lower East Side Film Festival, running June 9-16.

The 2016 Lower East Side Film Festival Official Trailer from BFD Productions, LLC. on Vimeo.

Tickets can be purchased online here.

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