Filmzie launches a dedicated LGBT carousel on its platform – ATV Today

Filmzie, the free movie streaming and social platform, has curated a catalog of feature and short films around LGBT stories and directors.

On the program, the multi-award winning film by Gwenn Joyaux The island of tomorrow, a beautifully filmed and atmospheric love story set in the Arctic Circle at the dawn of the Cold War. The film follows a young Soviet telegrapher’s desperate attempt to rescue her American lover who risks being stranded on the Russian side of the Bering Strait after learning that the border is to be closed.

The collection is designed to represent LGBTQ+ stories from around the world, featuring artists like award-winning Indian director Rohan Kanawade. U for Usha. The film follows Usha, a single mother and farm worker in rural India who finds herself attracted to a teacher at a local primary school, leading to a sexual awakening that also inspired a passion for learning.

Other award-winning international titles include Dutch drama High tide by Claire Zhou, Norwegian comedy The cornerPersian language drama Bondingmexican comedy Orizaba Peakand the drama More than he knows by Emmy® nominated director Fiona Dawson.

The full list of films available on Filmzie can be found here.

Matej Boda, CEO of Filmzie:

“LGBTQ+ stories have often been hidden or ignored. We want to help bring these fantastic films to the forefront to help them reach a wider audience. By sharing stories of people from different backgrounds, sexual orientations and viewpoints, we can help foster better understanding and increase alliances around the world. Not only that, but the movies have wonderful and important stories that deserve to be seen. We will continue to add to this catalog and look for more exciting films to show.

FILM ZIE is a free movie and TV streaming and social platform with over 1,000 titles in its catalog. It is designed for cinephiles eager to discover new films and offers films and series carefully selected from a large collection of iconic and new works.

Filmzie is available as a mobile app and smart TV worldwide. It can also be found on Roku, FireTV dongles in any territory where this hardware is available. Additionally, audiences in the UK and Australia have access to Filmzie as a linear channel on the Samsung TV Plus service. With this service, users can find, search and browse Filmzie’s catalog via the built-in TV menu.