2016 Schedule

Friday, June 10

6:00 PM – 9:00 PM

MTCF Kick Off and PRIDE Reception

Come Celebrate PRIDE and kick off the My True Colors Festival with this industry influencer party. Experience a Marriage Equality-themed fashion event. Meet and Greet MTCF’s 2016 Partners and Ambassadors.

Brooklyn Borough Hall

Tuesday, June 14

6:00 PM – 7:00 PM

Workshop: TBA


Friday, June 17

6:00 PM – 9:00 PM

Screening & Filmmaker Conversation Series

Film and TV Producer Nathan Hale Williams Talks “Dirty Laundry,” and the 10th anniversary of this breakout film about a closeted gay black man who returns home to his Southern Baptist family after 10 years and learns he has a son. Screening, talkback to follow.

Wythe Hotel

9:00 PM – 11:00 PM

Cocktail Reception

Join cast, crew and MTCF at this celebratory party for Dirty Laundry.

Wythe Hotel

Saturday, June 18

4:00 PM – 5:30 PM


Documentary Sisters of the Wicked Wiga vibrant story about the LGBTQ community behind the Brooklyn Drag Festival Bushwig

Short Amar: Death Is An Identity

Wythe Hotel

6:15 PM – 7:45 PM

Special Presentation:

Classic Indian Kathak Dance Performance by Yuvraaj Parasha


Screening: Shorts

Expectationa young bisexual Ghanaian man travels to Amsterdam with his brother’s best friend

Hawaii—a man experience sexuality in a futuristic world

 Swirla gay boy’s first crush told through dance

Sixth Grade Slow Dancea young gay boy hopes to dance with his best friend

Undefined & Let It Go—through the eyes a young cinematographer & director, MYLO

Wythe Hotel

8:30 PM –10:45 PM

Screening & Talkback:

Narrative The David Dance—gay man questions fatherhood. Q&A with writer/producer/actor Don Scime

Wythe Hotel

Sunday, June 19

4:00 PM – 5:30 PM


Documentary Purple Skies—Personal stories of pain, trauma, hope and happiness of large LGBT community in India victimized by law


Screening: Narrative

A Tale with Christ & Jesus—from Cuba comes a story of love, loss, and childhood abuse

Brooklyn Commons

6:15 PM – 8:15 PM

Screening & Talkback:

Narrative Dunno Y2a Bollywood style gay Pakistani and Indian love story. Q&A with actor/ producer Yuvraaj Parasha

Brooklyn Commons

9:00 PM – 11:00PM


Documentaries: A Queer Countryexplores Israel’s buzzing LGBT community challenged by law and Orthodox Judaism

Sochi Pridean inside look at the Olympic Games and anti-gay laws exposed by the  2014 Winter Olympics in Russia

Brooklyn Commons

Monday, June 20 L-Word 3.0

5:30 PM – 6:15 PM

Conversation with TBA

Charles Rangel Center


6:45 PM – 8:15 PM

Screening: Narrative

Suicide Kaledark comedy about two queer couples where one stumbles upon an anonymous suicide note at a lunch party


Screening: Short

The Right Banka lesbian in love seeks the blessing of her conservative Chinese mother 

Charles Rangel Center


9:00 PM – 10:45 PM


Documentary Blindsideddocuments a lesbian couple’s love, domestic abuse, breakup, friendship and adjustment to physical disabilities


Screening: Shorts

Tits On A Bullset inside Maori rugby, a young woman is drawn to the new lesbian team captain

The Escape Hatcha feel good story about lesbian love and courage

Masculinsdeconstructing gender binary, portrait of three people with distinct masculine identities

Charles Rangel Center

Tuesday, June 21

Conversation with TBA

Wednesday, June 22 T-Day

6:00 PM – 7:30 PM

Screening: Documentary

Tchindasthe trans community in Cape Verdean Islands, showing a side of Africa that is all too rarely seen



Whittier BoulevardLatino trans runaway teen’s quest for family leads to love with a Rockabilly princess

I’m Gabrielletrans girl contemplates life and her parent’s separation

Scarlinestrans man returns to rural hometown for first time since his transformation

Charlie Rangel Center

8:00 PM – 10:30 PM

Screening: Webseries

Eden’s Gardendramedy explores issues facing black trans men. Talkback with creator Seven King to follow


Screening: Documentary

Jack In The Land of Transpinaystrials and triumphs of a group of Filipina trans women

Charlie Rangel Center

Thursday, June 23

6:30 PM – 7:30 PM


“The Art of Storytelling” with Film and Television Producer Nathan Hale Williams

Charles Angel Center

8:00 PM – 9:00 PM

Book Signing:

Ladies Who LunchNathan Hale Williams’ novelization of ESSENCE column on love, spirit, and relationships

9:30 PM – 11:00 PM

Cocktail Reception

Charles Angel Center


Friday, June 24

6:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Theater Performances:

Un Story—Melissa Pfeiffer-Lampl’s drama about a queer writer who must adjusts to her partner’s FTM transition and her own trauma-induced mental breakdown

Brooklyn Commons

8:30 PM – 10:30 PM

Theater Performance:

B-Boy Blues The Playa theatrical adaptation of James Earl Hardy’s bestselling gay hip hop novel about a middle class Ivy League journalist falling in love with working class bike messenger. Talkback discussing 20 years since his book debuted

Irondale Theater

Saturday, June 25

3:00 PM – 4:00 PM

Workshop: Showbiz 101

Learn what it takes to go from starving artist to a working artist—joining a union, getting paid acting gigs, balancing life and career. Actor, dancer, and playwright Jason Duvall Hunter offers up nuggets of insights and inspiration that will help you make the most of being in Show Business.

Charles Rangel Center

4:30 PM – 5:30 PM

Workshop: Moneymaking Social Media

Whether you are an artist, playwright or a filmmaker, actress and social media strategist Sirita Wright will show you how to promote your work and drives sales with Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, Snap Chat, Periscope, Youtube Twitter, Meerkat, or any other social media platform.

Charles Rangel Center

6:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Workshop: Our Love

Telling black gay lover stories without stigma or stereotyping for the mainstream. Author and pastor Kevin E. Taylor leads a discussion on the depth and complexities involved in telling LGBTQ love stories when faced with bias and anti-gay sentiments. Book signing to follow.

Charles Rangel Center

7:30 PM – 9:30 PM

Theater Performance:

Un-Story—Melissa Pfeiffer-Lampl’s drama about a queer writer who must adjusts to her partner’s FTM transition and her own trauma-induced mental breakdown

Producers Club NYC


Sunday, June 26

2:00 PM – 3:30 PM

Screening: Narrative

EKAJ: A heartwarming story about life, love and living with HIV as a Latino LGBT teen runaway tries to navigate the streets of New York City.

Brooklyn Commons

4:30 PM – 7:00 PM

Encore Screening + Q&A: Narrative Suicide Kale

Brittani Nichols, a comedian and actress, wrote, produced, and starred in this dark comedy about two queer couples two queer couples where one stumbles upon an anonymous suicide note at a lunch party. Q&A to follow.

Brooklyn Commons

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