This year the L Fest cinema has a truly international theme with films from across the globe! We will provide a wide range of entertainment from full length feature films: “Who’s Afraid of Vagina Wolf?” (from Peccadillo Pictures -starring Guinevere Turner) and Australia’s “Submerge” by director Kat Holmes who’ll be flying in for Q & A’s. TelloFilms will be bringing hit web series -the hilarious “Roomies” and totally relevant & topical comedy “Hashtag”- with the stars Caitlin Bergh, Laura Zak, and Marnie Alton and Tello founder & CEO, filmmaker Christin Mell all coming across from the USA to head up daily Q & A, panel discussions & autographs. Award-winning short films-the adorable “Cat Sitting”(by Wollie Boehm) and thought provoking anti-bullying short “Love Is All You Need” (k Rocco shields writer director & producer Dana Gardner) - PLUS- the PSA/Music video “She4Me” directed by Nicole Conn starring Nicole Pacent, Gabrielle Christian, Barbara Niven (“A Perfect Ending”) with cameos by Traci Dinwidie (“Elena Undone”) and Cathy DeBuono. Late Night films for the ladies looking for a quieter evening: “Hannah Free” - starring Sharon Gless and “And Then Came Lola” starring Jill Bennett, last year’s L Fest guest. With this great line-up and schedule in our L Fest cinema, we’ll reverse the schedule over the weekend to be sure you get to see the projects important to you while enjoying all L Fest has to offer! Sponsored by with daily moderator & host, Denise from
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A Hollywood stylized love story aimed to highlight the issue of Marriage Equality and appeal to mainstream audiences around the world. 

Director Nicole Conn, was officially crowned the #1 LGBT Feature film Writer/Director of all time. Nicole Conn, best known for her groundbreaking multiple award winning lesbian films, Claire Of The Moon (1992); little man (2005); Elena Undone (2010); and A Perfect Ending (2012); has once again delivered in this poignant yet epic music video that celebrates Marriage Equality. The Marriage Equality USA sanctioned PSA is set to Jen Foster’s lesbian anthem SHE and was remixed and produced by LA Music Producer Eve Nelson.


A modern story that asks the question, "how do you find love in a world of instant gratification"? Submerge explores the conflict that can arise from chasing one's desires in a modern, consumerist world of endless choice...

Jordan (Lily Hall), a 20 year old athletic university student has added another extracurricular activity to her over-scheduled life—seducing her tutor, Angie (Christina Hallett), while doing research work for Angie’s professor partner Cameron (Andrew Curry. Best friend Lucas (Kevin Dee) teases Jordan that she’s an over-achiever, but not even over-achieving Jordan can keep all these balls in the air indefinitely.   

Set to a propulsive pop beat, the sparse dialogue and alternately meditative and frenetic editing capture the university experience, where everything seems possible but the plethora of choices becomes its own kind of burden.   Campus life on the beachfront is full of sun-kissed flesh, and Jordan’s university experimentation includes both drugs and sex in all its many-splendored varieties. But as the rounds of study, swimming, clubbing, and sex speed faster and faster, Jordan has to make a decision about what she wants out of life—before the decision is made for her.

We are delighted to welcome Kat Holmes, writer/director all the way from Australia for a Q & A about Submerge after the screening.

Who’s Afraid of Vagina Wolf

Anna lives in her friend’s garage; her career as a filmmaker isn’t paying the bills and worst of all it’s been ten years since she’s had a girlfriend. That’s why something has to change...

The day after her 40th birthday, Anna comes to the conclusion that it’s time for the madness to stop. She lives in her friend’s garage; her career as a filmmaker isn’t paying the bills and worst of all it’s been ten years since she’s had a girlfriend. A hardscrabble life that seemed charming and adventurous in her twenties seems desperate and dire in middle age. Most move on from such a lifestyle before they hit 40. But not Anna. That’s why something has to change. 

Anna devises a plan to make all her dreams finally come true: make a film and win over her leading actress and art school wunderkind; Katia. Borrowing a storyline from her most beloved film ‘Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?’ she recruits her friend Penelope (Guinevere Turner) and Chloe (True Blood’s Carrie Preston) to start production of her feature film debut ‘Who’s Afraid of Vagina Wolf?’

As with all great feats, there are several obstacles standing in her way, first, there’s no money. Second, she will have to give up her role opposite Katia if she wants the much-desired Penelope to even consider taking the roll. Third, her Cuban mother has never been thrilled about her making lesbian films, let alone, her being lesbian. She’d much prefer Anna pack up her shed and move home to Miami.

Love is all you need

Imagine how absurd bullying would be, if being Gay was the norm?  To be bullied because a girl likes a boy…No need to imagine, just watch the multiple award winning viral short film Love is all you need to see it in full action.

Writer Director Kim Rocco Shields produced LOVE IS ALL YOU NEED which challenges society by exploring bullying and prejudice in a new light.  Inversed, mainstream norms are thrown into chaos as we follow multiple story lines of everyday people who are bullied for the opposes sex partners they love.

The short film introduces a young teen Ashley who has a crush on a boy at school. Ashley’s feelings go against everything her world has ever taught her.  Unfortunately, Ashley’s undeniable attraction to the opposite sex causes her to be the constant target of verbal, cyber and shocking physical abuse by the other students at her school. 

The SHORT film has gone viral and has been translated into 15 different languages by fans all around the world which has helped generate more than 30 Million views, 250K Facebook shares and become the winner of 13 Short Film awards!

GLSEN (Gay Lesbian Straight Education Network of USA) has joined the cause and supports Genius Pictures and SHE4ME Producer Melke Pty Ltd who intend on producing a feature length version based on the award winning short "Love Is All You Need?”.  

Indie Gogo on NOW

An Indie Gogo crowd funding campaign is currently in progress and the film-makers need to raise funds in 50 days or run the risk of losing the precious California Tax Credits  that have been awarded in the sum of $1mil.  We are also partnered with From The Heart Productions (501c3) which means ALL donations are 100% tax deductible.

Cat Sitting

Alex finally agreed to do the cat sitting for her ex wife, while she is away with her most recent girlfriend. This traumatic first visit back to what used to be their home culminates in an unexpected confrontation with her nemesis, a feisty cop called Finn, and things get a little out of hand...

Alex, after a painful breakup with Teresa finally agrees to do the cat sitting for the sake of the cats. This is her first visit back to what used to be their home. All goes seemingly well until Alex discovers that her nemesis, the person responsible for their break up, Finn, is not only due to do half the week’s cat sitting but she (Alex) had got her days mixed up and Finn is due to arrive any second. Little does Alex know about exactly HOW out of hand this encounter is about to get.

Directed by: Wollie Boehm
Produced by: Wollie Boehm


Best friends Sam and Alex, both recently single, have found the perfect apartment. But there’s a catch: they have to convince their neighbours that they’re a couple to keep it.

Starring: Julie Goldman (tello's Gay Street Therapy, Big Gay Sketch Show, The People's Couch) and Brandy Howard (tello's Cowgirl Up, tello's Gay Street Therapy, The People's Couch.)

Written by: Jessica King and Julie Keck
Directed by: Christin Mell

Q & A following the film with Christin Mell Director from Tello films. 


Friend Me. Follow Me. Like Me. Fall for Me.

#Hashtag follows the love lives of two technology-obsessed best friends in Chicago. From Instagram seduction to inappropriate selfies, Twitter oversharing to OKCupid dating, Liv and Skylar are about to learn the real-life consequences of over-indulgence in the virtual world.

We are delighted to welcome Actress’s Laura Zak, Caitlin Bergh & Marnie Alton & Director Christin Mell from the USA for a Q & A about #hashtag after the screening.


Shirts vs Skins

Diva Blue Productions and 3.21 Productions Presents a Terésa Dowell-Vest film "Shirts vs. Skins" starring Tajir S. Hawkins as Dale Michaels, an ordinary man with an ordinary life...and that's what makes him extraordinary. "Shirts vs. Skins" follows the life of a FTM transman as he navigates friendships, career, and love.

Hannah Free

Directed by WendyJo Carlton, starring Sharon Gless- from Peccadillo Pictures

 "A film about a lifelong love affair between an independent spirit and the woman she calls home."


And Then Came Lola

Directed by Ellen Seidler, starring Ashleigh Sumner, Jill Bennett and Cathy DeBuono- from Peccadillo Picture.

A talented, but distracted photographer, Lola, on the verge of success in both love and work, could lose it all if she doesn't make it to a crucial meeting on time. But, as usual, Lola is late. With her job and girlfriend on the line, she has three chances to make it right. In a desperate race through the streets and back rooms of San Francisco, time grows short-will Lola make it.