As summer winds down, movie awards season is just ramping into high gear — bringing with it some of the year’s most exciting LGBTQ-themed releases, including an especially strong roster of lesbian films.
A trio of powerhouse festivals — Colorado’s Telluride Film Festival, Venice International Film Festival and Toronto International Film Festival — might tussle amongst each other to present the most prestigious movie premieres, but collectively they’ve earned a reputation for being the festivals to watch for some of the year’s strongest Oscar contenders. A solid half of last year’s Best Picture Academy Award contenders debuted at one of these three festivals, including the year’s biggest awards-season titans, “Moonlight” and “La La Land.”
With this year’s Telluride festival just wrapped, Venice festival still in progress and Toronto festival (TIFF) set to open on Thursday, 2018 awards buzz is already jelling around several titles. Here are our picks for the most exciting LGBTQ films to come out of Telluride, Venice and TIFF this year.
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