Not only is the Cannes Film Festival about to take place in less than two weeks but also a big part of the cinema community in Cannes is the Queer Palm Film Festival.

It’s that time of year again! Actors, Directors and Producers will be among the throngs of film fans coming from all parts of the globe to attend the selection of feature and short movies and after parties for the 2019 Queer Palm festival.

And as announced on April 26, the list is as follows:



Douleur et gloire – Pedro Almodovar (Sélection officielle – compétition)
Roubaix, une lumière – Arnaud Desplechin (Sélection officielle – compétition)
Matthias et Maxime – Xavier Dolan (Sélection officielle – compétition)
Bacurau – Kleber Mendonça Filhio / Juliano Dornelles (Sélection officielle – compétition)
Frankie – Ira Sachs (Sélection officielle – compétition)
Portrait de la jeune fille en feu – Céline Sciamma (Sélection officielle – compétition)
Rocketman – Dexter Fletcher (Sélection officielle – hors-compétition)
Beanpole – Kantemir Balagov (Un Certain Regard)
Port Authority – Danielle Lessovitz (Un Certain Regard)
Liberté – Albert Serra (Un Certain Regard)
Adam – Maryam Touzani (Un Certain Regard)
And Then We Danced – Levan Akin (Quinzaine des Réalisateurs)
Zombi Child – Bertrand Bonello (Quinzaine des Réalisateurs)
Tlamess – Ala Eddine Slim (Quinzaine des Réalisateurs)
Tu mérites un amour – Hafsia Herzi (Semaine de la Critique)
Indianara – Aude Chevalier-Beaumel et Marcello Barbosa (Acid)


La distance entre le ciel et nous – Vasilis Kekatos (Sélection officielle)
Jeremiah – Kenya Gillespie (Cinéfondation)
Slozhnopodchinennoe – Olesya Yakovleva (Cinéfondation)
Grand Bouquet – Nao Yoshigai (Quinzaine des Réalisateurs)
Journey through a body – Camille Degeye (Semaine de la Critique)
The Manila Lover – Johanna Pyykkö (Semaine de la Critique)
She runs – Qiu Yan (Semaine de la Critique)

Inspired by the Teddy Awards at the LGBT film festival in Berlin, Queer Palm was founded by Franck Finance-Madureira in May of 2010 to give more visibility to the LGBT film community.

The movies in competition are chosen solely for their LGBT+ and gender themes.

This is where producers and directors of LGBT films can showcase their work to potential distributors and is part of a gay, lesbian, bisexual, transsexual and queer independently-sponsored award presented by specially selected jurors.

Queer Palm 2019 in Cannes

If you haven’t attended before, this is one of the best times to be in Cannes, with a truly international crowd in attendance. Queer Palm is perfect to network and make new friends in a most wonderful environment.

For more details on the upcoming Queer Palm Film Festival, check out the official website.


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Photos courtesy Queer Palm

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