Reeling will celebrate its 38th anniversary this fall with a new virtual edition of the second-oldest LGBTQ+ film festival in the world. Showing 30 features, 54 shorts across eight shorts programs from 21 countries, Reeling will offer home viewers access to new films not currently available on commercial streaming platforms. Over the course of 11 days – from September 24 to October 4 – new titles will be premiered each day of the festival on Reeling’s online platform. Each film program will be viewable for a total of four days. Feature films may be viewed by audiences in Illinois, while short films will be available to audiences in the U.S. Virtual Q&As with filmmakers will be an integral part of the event, and this year’s festival will host more Q&As with film directors, producers, writers and actors than ever before.
Here’s a run-down of the films and highlights for each week.