The Bush films is the only consistent monthly queer film series in New York that focuses exclusively on films for and about queer women, trans, and non-binary people. We provide a platform for filmmakers and connect them with audiences that want to see themselves reflected and represented in cinema.

Because we believe that quality representation is important, the Bush Films is free and is dedicated to finding the best films by queer women, trans and non-binary people, and making them accessible to a community that is interested in the content but might have difficulty finding it on their own.

We know how much of a need there was for an inclusive space focused on queer women, trans and non-binary people interested in film and with a desire to see themselves represented in it. We decided to create the kind of community space and representation that we had been searching for. The Bush Films has grown far beyond initial expectations and become a welcoming space for our community to gather and discuss film and representation.

We are a monthly film series, we are not a film festival.
Every film that is not in English language needs to have English subtitles.

We screen short films about:
- Feminism
- Lesbians
- Bisexual +
- Queer women
- Trans women
- Trans men
- Non-binary people.

Short films no longer than 30 minutes.
This is a free/donation based event.

Overall Rating
  • Justine Williams

    Amazing series. Awesome people. Great supportive community. Really appreciate the space Bush Films is making for queer cinema.

    January 2020
  • Charli Brissey

    Incredible series! And wonderful to work with. I wasn't able to attend the screening but I heard only fabulous things from those who did attend. Can't recommend enough!

    January 2020
  • Mads Engel

    Amazing resource and event for queer filmmakers! I had my short doc screened before a weekly watch party for the L Word and Kaina & the rest of the organizers brought in a huge crowd. I was sadly out of the country but my cast attended and had a blast. Looking forward to going to more of these events in the future!

    January 2020
  • Atikah Zainidi

    Really lovely film series run by Kaina who is an excellent and passionate programmer who's doing such important work for the community. It was such a privilege screening my film at the series and I can't wait to submit again.

    January 2020
  • Melanie Notinger

    It was a pleasure to screen with The Bush Films. What a privilege to screen our queer short for the audience the film was intended to reach. Felt like home. Kaina is a gem who runs in-depth Q&A and takes great care of the filmmakers. The programming is fantastic. Highly recommend submitting.

    January 2020