Mar
29
7:30 PM19:30

Sebastopol Documentary Film Festival - Sebastopol, CA

The Sebastopol Center for the Arts' annual award-winning Sebastopol Documentary Film Festival is a 4-day celebration of non-fiction film. The festival will feature extraordinary documentaries to be shown at different venues in historic downtown Sebastopol, with filmmakers and subjects in attendance from far and abroad and as close as Sebastopol.

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Mar
31
1:00 PM13:00

National Museum of the American Indian Native Cinema Showcase - New York, NY (LADY EVA)

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Celebrate the latest in Native film at the Native Cinema Showcase in New York. Featuring three days of screenings, the showcase provides a unique forum to engage with Native filmmakers from across the Americas. 

A combination of full-length features and shorts, dramas and music videos, the films represent contemporary perspectives and themes of Indigenous people as they experience the world. All screenings are free, and seating is available on a first-come, first-served basis. All programs are subject to change. The full schedule is available on the museum’s website.

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Mar
23
3:30 PM15:30

Festival Rochefort Pacifique - Rochefort, France

C’est l’histoire de Joey Mataele et des leitis Tonga, groupe transgenres qui luttent contre la montée du fondamentalisme religieux et de l’intolérance dans leur royaume. Plein d’humour imprévu, ce voyage sensible dévoile ce que veut dire être différent dans une société gouvernée par la tradition, et ce que coûte d’être accepté sans renoncer à ce que vous êtes.

23 mars 2019 - 15:30 - Palais des congrès

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Mar
22
8:30 PM20:30

BFI Flare Film Festival - London, UK

The precarious role of queer people in traditional Tongan society is threatened by a rising tide of neo-colonial intolerance.

Friday 22 March 2019 20:30 - NFT3 - Sold out!

Saturday 23 March 2019 11:45 - Studio - Sold out!

Sunday 31 March 2019 19:40 - Studio

BFI Flare: London LGBTQ+ Film Festival offers a vibrant and precious space for debate, compassion, community and empowerment. In a world where many people fear and loathe difference, audiences and filmmakers at BFI Flare defiantly assert that love is a human right. We celebrate sexual and gender diversity – all this, while watching great films from around the globe.

This year’s BFI Flare cover art from creative agency Studio Moross goes to the heart of that celebration of diversity within the LGBTQ+ community. We wanted it to stimulate dialogue, but also be clean and stylish; to be sexy and promote body-positivity – asserting people’s right to love their bodies and be loved, whether or not they conform to gender norms. And we wanted it to celebrate queer culture now and into the future. We’re so excited to share the results.

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Mar
20
4:30 PM16:30

New Zealand Parliament Beehive Theatre - Wellington, NZ / Aotearoa

A special screening for Members of Parliament, sponsored by Parliamentarians for Global Action, and hosted by New Zealand MPs Adrian Rurawhe and Anahila Kanongata’a-Suisuiki. Joleen Mataele, Lord Fusituʻa, and other special guests will be on-hand to lead a post-screening discussion on efforts to Decriminalize and Promote and Protect the rights the lives of LGBTI people in the Pacific Islands.

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Mar
15
6:00 PM18:00

Hale Na`au Pono - Wai`anae Coast Community Mental Health Center - Hawai'i Pacific University

A film screening & panel sponsored by HPU’s School of Social Work - Friday, March 15, 6-8:30pm at Hale Na’au Pono, 85-888 Farrington Hwy, Waianae, HI with panel members Joe Wilson (Film Producer), Cathy Kapua (Kua’ana Project), and Dr. Renee Rumler (Lavendar Clinic). Light meal/refreshments will be served. Questions? Please contact Jessica Garlock at jgarlock@hpu.edu

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Mar
12
1:00 PM13:00

Kapiolani Community College International Festival - Honolulu, HI

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Kapiʻolani Community College hosts its 31st annual International Festival March 12–14. The festival features guest speakers, music, dance, art, films, literature and poetry to showcase the diversity of international cultures worldwide.  All events are free and open to the public.

On Tues., March 12, 1:00-3:00  in the Lama Library Alcove, the festival screens “LEITIS IN WAITING” - Hosted by Kelli Nakamura, Kapi‘olani CC with Guest Speakers: directors Joe Wilson & Dean Hamer

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Mar
9
1:30 PM13:30

Brisbane Queer Film Festival - Brisbane, Australia

The Brisbane Queer Film Festival is this year celebrating its 20th birthday and has unveiled its 2019 program of queer feature films, documentaries and short films.

This year’s theme of the long-running festival is “Reflection” to highlight the power of films to create awareness, change and acceptance not just within the mainstream society, but within the queer community itself.

“The 20th edition is a reflection of where we have come from and the visibility we have stood for in these 20 years, of holding space for our communities to gather and be visible,” organisers said.

“The festival returns in 2019 to present, indulge and empower LGBTIQA and gender diverse film, filmmakers and screen content.”

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Feb
22
7:00 PM19:00

Mother Tongue Film Festival - Smithsonian Museum - Washington, DC

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The Mother Tongue Film Festival is a collaboration between Smithsonian’s National Museum of Natural History, the Smithsonian’s National Museum of the American Indian, and Smithsonian Folklife.  This multi-day event celebrates the United Nations International Mother Languages Day (February 21) by showcasing recently produced feature and short-length films about the cultural richness of Indigenous and endangered languages.

The festival celebrates cultural and linguistic diversity by showcasing films and filmmakers from around the world over four days of screenings in Washington, D.C. All events are free.

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Feb
13
3:30 PM15:30

University of Hawai'i West O'ahu - Kapolei, HI

The film screening will be followed by a Q&A/talk story session with the film’s creators, Joe Wilson and Kumu Hina, and then succeeded by a discussion led by a UHWO research panel of faculty experts in gender and sexuality studies, queer theory, education and cultural studies. The discussion will focus on interrogating the social injustices that plague LGBTQ+ lives, and challenging heteronormativity.

This a free event, details here:

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/letis-in-waiting-tickets-55099661571

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Nov
24
5:00 PM17:00

Kaalo 101 Micro Galleries - Kathmandu, Nepal

Micro Galleries is beyond proud to announce it is screening #LeitisInWaiting as part of its Micro Galleries Kathmandu program, with permission from the indomitable Joey Joleen Mataele and in partnership with the incredible organisations who ceaselessly work to assist LGBTIQ+ communities: BlueDiamondSocietyAsia Pacific Transgender Network Planet Ally .

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Nov
21
7:30 PM19:30

Nuku'alofa Film Festival - Tonga

We are humbled & honored to announce that the Nuku'alofa Film Festival NFF, in partnership with Digicel, will host a public screening of LEITIS IN WAITING on Wed., Nov. 21, 7:30pm in Digicel Square.

Tonga Leiti's Association members, movie producers Ilaisaane Sisi'uno Helu & Hinaleimoana Wong, and other special guests will be on-hand for a post-screening talanoa...

Let's fill the air with peace, love, & understanding!

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Nov
15
4:00 PM16:00

Quezon City International Pink Film Festival - The Philippines

A screening featuring personal appearances by director Dean Hamer and film star Joey Joleen Mataele. Quezon City International Pink Film Festival is a project of the Quezon City Pride Council in partnership with the Quezon City Government and The Philippine Initiative on LGBT Pride Advocacy Inc. It is a year long project that promotes awareness and education through film. It is the only LGBT Film Festival in the Philippines that envisions at making the country a hub for the biggest LGBT festival in Southeast Asia.

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Nov
14
3:00 PM15:00

Red Nation International Film Festival - Los Angeles, CA

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Red Nation International Film Festival™ (RNIFF) The Authentic Voice of American Indian & Indigenous Cinema™ is dedicated to breaking the barrier of racism by successfully replacing American Indian stereotype with recognition, new vision, arts, culture and economic prosperity by placing American Indian Filmmakers at the forefront of the entertainment industry and to introduce American Indian Filmmakers to larger, global mainstream audiences while championing Native Women in Film & Television and giving voice and inspiring native youth with our dedicated program Native Youth Matter™ – If I Can See It I Can Be It.™


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Nov
2
7:00 PM19:00

Creative Time Summit (Lady Eva) - Miami, FL

The Summit will hold its inaugural Film Series in Miami-Beach, featuring showings by filmmakers from the Miami-Florida area, the Caribbean, Latin America, and beyond, highlighting the richness and diversity of independent filmmaking. The selected films broadly engage with the major themes of this year’s Summit, encouraging thoughtful conversations around borders and migration, ecological struggles, gender politics, and economic inequality.

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