The Slovenia Times

LGBT Film Festival

Dec 9 2023 - Dec 17 2023

The 39th edition of the LGBT Film Festival, Europe's oldest, will see 24 feature-length films and 19 shorts from 27 countries.

The films shed light several, often neglected topics, such as the life of LGBT+ persons with disabilities, as well as those of trans children and of violence and intolerance experienced by LGBT+ communities.

The festival will open with a screening of A Worldly Woman of Indomitable Spirit, an animated short about Slovenian 20th century globetrotter Alma Karlin directed by Andrej Kamnik and Huiqiun Wang.

Some of the other highlights include Kokomo City, the "wildly entertaining" documentary by filmmaker and musician D. Smith featuring four Black transgender sex workers in Atlanta and New York City, and Mutt, a Sundance festival winner that follows a young trans guy through his challenging day in New York City.

The live-action film All the Colours of the World are Between Black and White and the documentary Out of Uganda show how it is to be an LGBT+ person in Nigeria and Uganda.

The festival will also feature a programme of Korean short films, and Ex You brings fascinating stories about three trans persons from Serbia, Bosnia and Montenegro, while the Slovenian documentary The Flag focuses on how LGBTIQ+ people feel about the rainbow flag.

The screenings will be held at the Slovenian Cinematheque and Kinodvor Cinema. For the programme, click here.