ABFF Pride

A showcase of films that represent queer culture and reflect the LGBTQIA experience.

Everyday Black Matter

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Back from remixing the DON’T TOUCH MY HAIR RVA archives, this film spins a fresh story about Black joy as practice motivating audiences to lean into dreams of Black cultural production rooted in pleasure, self-love, and nuanced identities that defy containment.

Director: Dr. Chaz Barracks

Homegoing

USA | 13:46 min | FESTIVAL PREMIERE

A mortician’s son balances the expectations of working at his father’s funeral home and a night out with friends. When grief intrudes on his closest relationships, he must face the full circle of life, forcing him to see the world as it truly is.

Director: Carlton Daniel Jr. | Writer: Carlton Daniel Jr. | Producers: Evan Starling-Davis, Chester Gordon, Elegance Bratton | Cast: Malik Shakur, Khalil Kain

Into the Light: A Trip Through Baltimore Ballroom

USA | 25 min | FESTIVAL PREMIERE

The not so Cinderella story of LGBTQ Baltimore Ballroom dancers as they prepare to compete at the ground breaking and inaugural, Peabody Ball, while facing real life obstacles and dangers.

Directors: Jason Gray, Kathryn Martin | Writers: Charles Cohen, Kathryn Martin, Jason Gray | Producers: Kathryn Martin, Jason Gray | Cast: Keith Holt, Marquis Clanton

Love Therapy
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USA | 14 min

A young, Black, gay millennial is at the intersection of a major crossroads in life and only by reaching his breaking point does he find the many facets of therapy love can provide.

Director: Lauren E. Banks | Writer: Clinton Roane | Producers: Lauren E. Banks, Clinton Roane | Cast: Clinton Roane, Delius Doherty, Becca Co, Brandon Sutton

Nobody Was Here…The Life of TMNK

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Details coming soon.

parTy boi, black diamonds in ice castles

USA | 58:14 min

‘parTy boi, black diamonds in ice castles’ is a raw and compassionate journey through the epidemic of crystal meth addiction in LGBTQ communities of color.

Director: Micheal Rice | Writers: Micheal Rice & Edward Radford | Producers: Micheal Rice, Gerry Oxford & Edward Radford | Cast: Micheal Rice

Peace

USA | 11 min | FESTIVAL PREMIERE

PEACE is a love story short film that dives into the complexities of a down-low queer relationship and really questions what it means to be at peace.

Director: Adomako Aman | Writer: Adomako Aman | Producer: Adomako Aman | Cast: Adomako Aman, James Tyler White, Marlon Fisher, Amanda Penalo, Sofija Maria Kulikauskas

Pink & Blue

USA | 13 min | FESTIVAL PREMIERE

After a surprise first-time pregnancy, a Trans couple of color wrestles with how the new baby will affect their relationship and how to raise their child in a binary world.

Director: Carmen LoBue | Writer: Kaydx | Producer: Kaydx | Executive Producers: Carmen LoBue & Silas Howard | Cast: Kaydx, Jojo Brown

The Black Cop

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Details coming soon.