About the festival
Les Mains Gauches is a four-days festival of short films and artistic researches about our stories of struggles and identities, exploring our representations and their limits, echoing our joys, our fears, our friendships.
Les Mains Gauches is a gathering to watch movies, to party and to meet.
Labels and categories might be complicated to aprehend and to identify with, but Les Mains Gauches remains a queer, feminist festival.
We are six left hands related by feminism, our queer identities and cinema. Day after day, we try to make films, to program them, to share them. Regarding a dominant homogeneous cinema, we are looking for films that accept their weaknesses, that step aside, that sometimes hesitate in order to understand us better, that are afraid of silence but help us experiencing it.
We are supported by a team of cinema lovers, allies and friends who always help and challenge us to share meaningful programs with the public.
Call for films
Films and archives
Short films that question what is an archive in our communities and explore forms about collective and intimate stories.
Films and political struggles
Films that witness ongoing struggles.
Portraits or films that focus on the construction of characters.
Films that dare experimenting ways of expression.
IF YOU ARE HESITATING TO SHARE YOUR MOVIE WITH US, PLEASE TAKE A LOOK AT THE 2020 PROGRAMS ON OUR WEBSITE. ALSO, STAY AWARE THAT THIS FESTIVAL, EVEN WHILE CHALLENGING LABELS IS STILL QUEER-FEMINIST.
Non competitive festival
- Films under/or 60 minutes
- Queer directors and/or feminist perspectives
- Subtitles in English or in French