NORTH LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) - The film festival designed to showcase films geared towards the LGBT community has announce the lineup for its 2016 program.

The festival is in its second year and will hold the event August 18-21 at the Argenta Community Theater. They say they hope to provide a "unique, poignant and powerful lineup" for the film festival.

Fifteen feature films and eighteen short films will screen during the four day event. There will be twelve films in total from the Southeastern United States area.

"We aimed to program the best of the best while also representing the diversity within the LGBTQ community, diversity that draws from experiences of age, gender, class, and nationality," says local filmmaker and Features Programmer, Mark Thiedeman.

Among the film screened is Thiedeman's own pseudo-musical "White Nights" which takes the classic story by Fyodor Dostoyevsky and tells it through the lens of the modern LGBT community.

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Other films include "Southwest of Salem: The San Antonio Four" which had its world premiere at the Tribeca Film Festival and has won multiple awards during its festival circuit. The films tells the tale of four Latina women who were wrongfully imprisoned in Texas.

"All of these films will speak as loudly to a heterosexual audience as they will to LGBT audiences," Thiedeman says.

To view a comprehensive list of all the films schedule and to purchase tickets, please click here.

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