STA, 11 December 2020 - The 36th Festival of LGBT Film brings 18 feature film and documentaries and 17 shorts, which will be available free of charge on the Cinesquare platform and via Vimeo from Saturday until 20 December.
Feature-length films will be available only in Slovenia, for 24-48 hours, and will be capped at 150 screenings, said Brane Mozetič of the ŠKUC Society, which organises the festival.
Three films for which the organisers have failed to obtain the green light for online screening are to be screened at the Slovenian Cinematheque when it reopens.
The short films will meanwhile be available online throughout the festival.
The festival brings several lesbian-themed films, including Germany's Between Summer and Fall, and Bonnie & Bonnie, as well as South Korea's Moonlight Winter.
Several films focus on LGBT activists, among them The Silent Generation, a documentary about repression in Franco's Spain, the onset of democracy and the LGBT+ movement.
A Slovenian short, Kondom na Glavo (Condom on the Head) meanwhile brings a story about HIV prevention.
Mozetič said at a recent news conference that the festival had been featuring an increasing number of films about transsexual and intersexual topics.
This year both opening-night films - Italy's A Man Must Be Strong and Australia's Unsound focus on them.
The gay film selection meanwhile brings Canada's Saint-Narcisse, which won an award at this year's Venice Film Festival.
The international jury's award and the award for best Slovenian film will not be given out this year, the later due to an insufficient number of entries.
However, film viewers will be able to rate the films on Cinesquare and the winner is to be screened once again at the Cinematheque.
The accompanying programme will feature an online workshop for film critics and a talk with some of the film directors.
The Cinesquare page is here