Coming Out & Coming of Age

Coming Out & Coming of Age

On the heels of National Coming Out Day comes this moving collection of short films that celebrates characters coming out and/or coming of age no matter how young or old they may be. Living authentically looks beautiful on each of the characters found in these stories, from teens testing the boundaries of their identity to thirty-something women finally ready to share their true selves with the world.

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Coming Out & Coming of Age
  • Saturday Church

    A 14 year-old-boy, struggling with gender identity and religion, begins to use fantasy to escape his life in the inner city and find his passion in the process.

  • Alone with People

    Growing up gay in the South, a high school girl seeks the help of a therapist to come out to her family and friends in this hilarious and touching coming-of-gay story.

  • Bittersweet

    Jason, a shy teen, reluctantly writes a heartfelt candy gram message to his high school crush, Armando. Jason's anxieties get the best of him and he goes to throw the note away, only to have his confession accidentally sent directly to Armando. Jason must rush to retrieve his embarrassing message...

  • Caged

    High school track athlete David is torn when he discovers his best friend is gay.

  • Dare and Truth

    An afterschool game of Truth or Dare quickly spirals out of control.

  • Empowered

    In a dystopian world, two teenagers discover the true beauty of their forbidden superpowers as society tries to crush who they truly are.

  • Filip

    Seven-year-old Filip admires his sixteen-year-old brother Sebastian most of all. They get up to mischief, watch movies together and play football. One evening, Filip sees something unexpected happen between Sebastian and Sebastian’s best friend. He doesn’t know how to handle it.

  • Lily Chan and the Doom Girls

    Set in 1960s LA, "Lily Chan and the Doom Girls" follows a repressed Chinese American girl who joins a group of misfits who adopt her and challenge her to find her own voice.

  • ¡Mais Duro!

    Set in late-90s Colombia, the curious and introverted Amalia unknowingly begins the universal experience toward self-awareness. Bored with her girlfriends and dying to know exactly what boys talk about, when girls aren’t around, she’s determined to have Carlos help her.

  • Ode to Pablo

    A young, queer deaf man holds his ground against the neighborhood boys on the basketball court.

  • Pria

    In a time of great expectation and pressure stemming from the traditions of his upbringing, Aris-a gay Muslim teenager living in rural Indonesia-finds himself increasingly drawn to his well-traveled English teacher despite his upcoming marital preparations to a woman he harbors no romantic feelin...

  • Secrets & Toys

    A surprise visit, a bumbling bestie, and many years of tight-lipped deception causes everyone's "ish" to hit the fan.

  • Virgin Territory

    A sex-positive, queer, and questioning coming-of-age story about a teenage girl who decides to have sex for the first time in commencement of her journey of sexual exploration.