On The Fringe Film Festival

Disrupting Systems of Oppression

Join us at the Taos Center for the Arts auditorium for the “On The Fringe Film Festival,” an extraordinary event that explores the theme of “Disrupting Systems of Oppression.” This festival features a diverse collection of short films from around the world, showcasing a variety of genres including animation, romance, comedy, drama, and documentary.

About the Festival

The “On The Fringe Film Festival” is dedicated to amplifying voices and stories that challenge the status quo and highlight the resilience and creativity of those who resist and disrupt oppressive systems. Each film has been carefully selected to inspire, provoke thought, and foster dialogue about the many forms of oppression and the ways in which they can be dismantled.

What to Expect

  • A Global Perspective: Films from talented filmmakers around the world, offering unique viewpoints and experiences.
  • Diverse Genres: Whether you enjoy the whimsy of animation, the warmth of romance, the humor of comedy, the intensity of drama, or the insight of documentaries, there’s something for everyone.
  • Engaging Discussions: Post-screening discussions with filmmakers, activists, and scholars to deepen your understanding and engagement with the themes presented.

Event Details

  • Location: Taos Center for the Arts Auditorium
  • Time: 6 – 8 p.m.
  • Tickets: $10
  • Genres: Animation, Romance, Comedy, Drama, Documentary
  • Advance Tickets: TCA Ticket Office

Why Attend?

This festival is not just about watching films; it’s about being part of a movement. By attending, you are supporting filmmakers who are daring to tell important stories and contributing to a broader conversation about justice, equity, and the power of art to create change.

Come and be inspired, challenged, and entertained at the “On The Fringe Film Festival.” Let’s disrupt systems of oppression together, one film at a time.


Latest Films

We are thrilled to offer the following shorts.

Happy BirthGay

Description: Mom throws her son a grandiose surprise BirthGay party, celebrating a year of his coming out of the closet.
Run-time: 00:16:00

Will You Come With Me?

Description: A Berlin born little story… The city which fools you with its liberated outlook, tends to give you a slap in the face when you get into intimate relationships, only to find out that things still aren’t so different then they were in the dark days of the past, when women had take responsibility for not only their actions, but also men’s, and had to bare the consequences all on their own… The film is calling the audience to remember that women’s right to their own body, right to abortion and the (intersectional) feminist struggle are unfortunately and absolutely not issues of the past, but very present and burning issues and that not only women, but everyone should stay in solidarity.
Run-time: 00:01:56

Buffer Zone

Description: Two young soldiers across enemy lines fall in love and find escape from their oppressive environments through music.
Run-time: 00:16:00

Trigger Happy

Description: A parallel world where hindsight is forethought and nightmares can be averted.
Run-time: 00:02:45

I Know Him So Well

Description: The jewel-toned animation of queer teenage love is chronicled by guitar-playing mermen and the vocals of AJ Rafael and Chance Calloway.
Run-time: 00:04:29

Own Your Fetish

Description: “Own Your Fetish” is a powerful exploration of the journey towards self-acceptance of your fetish. Candid confessions and personal stories shed light on the emotional and psychological aspects of fetishism, and the transformative power of giving oneself permission to explore their desires. A thought-provoking and emotionally impactful documentary that encourages viewers to embrace their own desires and live authentically. A must-see for anyone struggling with shame or stigma around their sexual identity. MATURE AUDIENCES ONLY
Run-time: 00:02:44

One Story at a Time: Celeste Lecesne

Description: In the docu-short One Story at a Time, Celeste Lecesne candidly shares how he not only escaped the confines of homophobia but combatted it by finding the courage to share his truth with the world. In a seemingly fateful chain of events, an off-broadway solo-show becomes an Academy Award-winning film that ultimately inspires The Trevor Project, the largest suicide prevention lifeline for LGBTQIA+ youth. Now, 25 years later, countless lives have been saved, and Celeste stays the course, inspiring the next generation to have the bravery to claim their truth and continue to change the world, one story at a time.
Run-time: 00:10:06

Keep your hair on!

Description: Locked in the tower, the princess ditches her previous life.
Run-time: 00:01:14