Hold On Tight

Hold On Tight

Holding hands or kissing in public isn't for everyone. When it comes to same sex relationships, showing your love outside of the home is sometimes a complicated personal choice. This short documentary moves between the public and private spaces in which lesbian and gay couples live, and explores small gestures of human connectedness. These gentle interactions not only carry a huge personal significance, but also the potent power to create social change. Yet, for most people, being affectionate beyond the hall door isn't intended as a political statement - it's an expression of love.


ABSOLUT GAZE Filmmakers Award

Highly Commended IRIS Prize 2011

Runner Up, Human Rights Film Awards 2012, Ireland

Best Documentary in the Digital Media, Radharc Awards, Ireland

Official Selections

Gaze International Lesbian and Gay Film Festival (opening night film), Ireland

Kerry Film Festival, Ireland

Corona Cork Film Festival, Ireland

IRIS Prize Festival, Wales

PRIDE LGBTQ Film Festival, Bloomington, USA

Sebastopol Documentary Film Festival, USA

London Short Film Festival, UK

The Melbourne Queer Film Festival, Australia

Dingle International Film Festival, Ireland

Big Sky Documentary Film Festival, USA

Byron Bay International Film Festival, Australia

Ashland Independent Film Festival, USA

Boston Irish Film Festival, USA

Cleveland International Film Festival, USA

Pink Apple Festival, Switzerland

Palm Springs International ShortFest, USA

Corona Fastnet Short Film Festival, Ireland

Philadelphia QFest, USA

Out Twin Cities Film Festival, USA

Queer Fruits Film Festival, Australia

Durban Gay and Lesbian Film Festival, South Africa

Q Cinema, Fort Worth's Gay & Lesbian International Film Festival, USA

Frameline36 International Film Festival, USA

Los Angeles International Film Festival, USA

Columbia Gorge International Film Festival, USA

Queer Lisboa, Lisbon Gay and Lesbian Film Festival, Portugal

Barcelona International Gay & Lesbian Film Festival, Spain

North Louisiana Gay & Lesbian Film Festival, USA

Healdsburg International Short Film Festival, USA

Seattle Lesbian & Gay Film Festival, USA

Vox Feminae Festival, Croatia

Durango Film Independent Festival, USA

London Lesbian Film Festival, Canada

AV Format Berlin, Germany

Michigan Womyn's Festival, USA

Mix Mexico Festival, Mexico

Films That Matter Festival, Ireland

Cineffable Paris International Lesbian & Feminist Film Festival, France

Outview Film Festival, Greece


Production Company:

  • Crossing The Line Productions
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  • email: info@ctlfilms.com
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