The Downtown Dayton LGBT Film Festival (presented by the Downtown Priority Board) provides a space for voices to be heard that aren’t often represented in mainstream media. The subjects range from the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender community. Generally, the festival highlights films that are made with smaller budgets. These movies go relatively unnoticed beyond the LGBT community, but they’re strong pieces of work that merit being seen.
The Edge of Heaven, a selection from last year’s festival, went on to be named one of the “Top 10” films of the year by many critics. Were The World Mine, last year’s opening night film, garnered a large following and won multiple awards around the world. In 2007’s festival, the short film Freeheld went on to win an Academy Award. This film was not screened anywhere else in the Dayton Region.
This year’s films include:
Friday September 25
Saturday September 26
Sunday September 27
- Training Rules & One Summer in New Paltz 1:00 pm
- An Englishman in New York 5:30 pm
This has become an annual tradition for both the Downtown Priority Board AND The Neon, and it brings people in from other cities like Cincinnati and Columbus. As a priority board member I’m proud of our continued support for this film festival.
Check out this event on the DaytonMostMetro.com Event Calendar!