Wednesday, April 5, 2023

Pride Film Fest announces programming for April and May 2023

Pride Film Fest has announced its slate of LGBT-themed feature, mid-length and short films through early June. In making the announcement, Pride Film Fest Director David G. Zak said, “This spring, Pride Film Fest takes the next step towards creating a year-round queer film festival in Chicago as we present its first in-person events to accompany our weekly streaming of new, international LGBTQ films.” Pride Film Fest’s programming for April and May will include streaming presentations of new and recent LGBT shorts programs, mid-length films and features, as well as an in-person screening of the Austrian feature EISMAYER at Facets on May 17. A screening of the Argentine film HORSEPLAY at Facets has also been announced for June 15. The festival website is at .
The year-round festival of LGBT films from around the world presented in streaming and occasionally in-person formats in Chicago, is currently streaming the feature BLESSED BOYS, a gay romance from Italy, which will be available through April 9. It will be followed by a program of eight shorts that have won awards in festivals around the world. BEST OF THE FESTS will stream from April 5 – 16. Feature films from Italy and Spain will round out the month of April. In the Italian family comedy AN ALMOST ORDINARY SUMMER (April 12-23), the patriarchs of two very different families make a surprise announcement – they’re getting engaged! The Spanish film MY EMPTINESS AND I (April 19 -30) concerns a young woman who may be experiencing gender dysphoria.
The festival will turn back to shorter films, with two programs in the BEST OF PRIDE FILM FESTIVAL. The first program is a collection of four short films from the United States and one from Israel – streaming from April 26 – May 7.  A program of three mid-length films will follow, streaming from May 3-14. Completing May’s streaming offerings will be the features ELEPHANT, from Poland, streaming May 17-28; and EASY TIGER, from Belgium, streaming May 24 – June 4.
Access to the films is $12.00 per film for either the streamed or in-person screenings. Monthly memberships are also available for $10.00 per month which entitles the purchaser to view short and mid-length programs for no additional charge and to view the feature length films for $7.00 per film. Tickets for the individual programs are now on sale at Membership passes are available at