Anna's life is drastically changed
when she meets Sadie, the leader of an underground feminist group. Through
the girls'adventure in activism, backed with punk rock sounds, Anna
goes into a search for new goals in her life. From the director of But
I'm a Cheerleader, Jamie Babbit opens this year's festival with her radical
piece of work.
was asked to be "a little guardian angel" for unpopular Shane by his
elementary school teacher. They become best friends and stay together
throughout their school years, but when a girl called Carrie enters
their world, their friendship turns into something different. Jonathan
he wants Shane more than anything.
phone call from an obsessive and drug addicted ex...-"Where We Began"
A young guy with a scarred face turns up for a blind date... –"Scarred"
His dream boy at work is always with a girl... –"Lucky Blue"
Five heart-throbbing short films will be shown.
[July 13th - 12:15, Spiral Hall / July 16th - 15:00,
Tokyo Women's Plaza Hall]
magic potion lets you feel what it’s like to have "it" between your legs!
What’s the last resort when she’s having trouble making her girlfriend
Also featured are "Family Reunion", shown in the Sundance Film Festival, and
[July 13th - 14:00, Spiral Hall / July 16th - 11:20, Spiral Hall]
Another Gay Movie
Andy and his friends from high school make a pact to lose their virginity before they start college. With time running out, four gay guys, as well as their truthful body parts, are doing everything to get laid. American-Pie-turns-gay Another Gay Movie is a slap-stick comedy that will win everyone’s heart.
Jade visits a tattoo parlor, which is run by Takeko. When she sees the tattoo drawing of Spider Lilies on the wall, she wanted it to be tattooed on her. But the drawing has special meanings for Takeko, so she refuses to do so. What they don’t realize is that Jade used to have special feelings for Takeko... This is the winner of the 2007 Teddy Award at the Berlin International Film Festival.
[July 13th - 18:15, Spiral Hall / July 14th - 21:00, Spiral Hall]
story begins when Noam, a young Israeli soldier who serves in the
reserve forces, is sent to the tensed border area of the country.
What he goes
through there slowly affects his relationship with friends. From
the director of "Yossi & Jagger", Eytan Fox depicts religion, race, conflict,
violence and love in the realistic portrayal of young generations
[July 13th - 20:30, Spiral Hall / July 15th - 12:00, Spiral Hall]
Sukitomo -Special Edition-
is a member of the boxing club in university. His childhood friend
Yoshiki, and non-blood-related sister Misao both have an infatuation
Without knowing all this, Tomokazu cares about Yoshiki as if he’s
brother. Misao doesn’t like two boys’ close relationship. When Tomokazu
the affection from the two, their whole relationship begins to change...
A special edition of "Sukitomo" will be screened at the TILGFF!
Official site: http://sukitomo.com/ [Japanese site] [July 13th - 14:30, Tokyo Women's Plaza Hall / July 16th - 11:00, Tokyo Women's Plaza Hall]
Jane was an impressive gymnast during her sports career until a devastating injury took it all away. Awaiting her is a loveless marriage and a tedious job. A chance meeting leads Jane on a new path to performing a Cirque Du Soleil style aerial act. As practices with her partner Serena continue, Jane finds herself slowly attracted to Serena’s mysterious beauty.
New Yorker Luke enjoys all the fun he gets from visiting numbers
of beats, yearning for hot guys. He one day meets hot celebrity Steve,
to have some secrets... After the success of "Slutty Summer", this sequel
follows another story of gay life in New York.
Hung has decided to pretend to be gay in order to enter a gay beauty pageant for the prize money of $10 million. Hung’s gay friend Sing offers to help Hung with the disguise, but Sing is secretly in love with Hung. Meanwhile, Detective Jay goes undercover and enters the pageant for the investigation on a letter, which threatens to destroy the contest. And the final six contestants receive parcels from an anonymous sender...
Hikaru is a university student with a secret that she can’t tell her friends. She was born with gender identity disorder, and one day, goes to her sister Ibuki to talk about sex reassignment surgery. Inspired by Rin, who strives for her dream despite her own disorder, Hikaru tries everything she can do to convince others.
One day, to a Catholic boarding school, comes Annabelle. Her rebellious actions bring her under the supervision of a female teacher, Simone. Despite the obvious prohibitions, an attraction that leads to a forbidden love grows. Where will this attraction take them?
there are few lesbian individual film makers in Japan, director iri has
talents for script writing, shooting and editing. She was also behind
the new film festival called AQFF (Asian
Queer Film & Video Festival in Japan) last spring. Now her new
film "Until the Moon Waxes" is completed and will be shown in the TILGFF.
Her past pieces will also be screened.
2001, a party was raided by the police and 52 gays were arrested
and imprisoned in Cairo, Egypt. Why should they be punished? The
captures the lives of LGBT in developing countries. "No Border" will
also be screened, which is a compilation of messages from around
the world for LBGT in Japan.
does "family" mean to us? This is a documentary about the successful
R Family Vacation for LGBT people and their family, established by
Rosie O’Donnel in 2004. Though every family takes different shape,
have moments of laughter and smiles.
the creator of The Simpsons, Mike Reiss, "Queer Duck: The Movie" finally
makes its Japan premiere. Unprecedented in the history of animation
is a feature about a group of sissy animal characters and the huge
that they create around them. An outrageously funny film filled with
parodies, racist jokes, which pokes fun at celebrities and criticizes
X, a successful male escort for ten years, defines love and sex as nothing but part of his profession. Then one day, he meets new client, who’s an old and mysterious gentleman. He lets X speak about his inner feelings. The encounter slowly changes X’s feelings and way of thinking. The film portrays an emotional journey of X with a sensitive touch.
is a lesbian who loves opera. While going out with Philip who shares
her love for opera, she also dates a straight girl, Grace. But what Allegra
doesn't know is the history between Philip and Grace. On top of all this,
she begins to wonder what her true sexuality is. This is a fun and humorous
love story set in New York.
Ichiko, an 18-year-old student, falls in love with intellectual Ellie. She decides to introduce Ellie to her father, who has brought up Ichiko all by himself. He accepts the fact that his daughter has a girlfriend, and later he confesses he's gay and Ichiko's mother was lesbian...
In a poor, rural village in China, a blood drawer continues her black market business to help others. In Montreal, a sick porn actor continues his career. HIV virus quietly spreads within a South African village, despite their old traditions and thoughts of the villagers. An all-star cast including Lucy Liu (Kill Bill) and Academy Award winner Olympia Dukakis portray people behind the worldwide AIDS crisis.
story about high school students in summer... captured in anime and
Documentary on an up-and-coming manga-illustrator/artist Emi Iijima.
Love, society, coming out... dealing with themes that are close to gays. "Someday,
it will be Holland."
A heart warming love story with the Relativity theory!? –"A Tulip of Violet"
Enjoy the entertaining Japanese short films selected from public applications.