Fiction Shorts Plus Local Filmmakers Panel
Saturday 30.11.19 – 3:30 pm
Powerful, eclectic and moving short films, from home and abroad. Join us for the local filmmakers panel after the screening.
DOORS OPEN HALF
AN HOUR BEFORE
Footscray Community Arts Centre
45 Moreland Street, Footscray
Restricted to ages 15+ unless accompanied by an adult
Anima X Animus
USA, 2018, 3 mins
Dir: Frances Chen & Dorian Tocker
Explored through expressions of experimental dance, a newborn being attempts to adapt to their gender-normative surroundings.
Canada, 2017, 3 mins
Dir: Danny Tayara
Jesse’s got a date, but it’s leak week...they can’t seem to catch a break.
Silvia in the Waves
Canada, 2017, 13 mins
Dir: Giovana Olmos
Noa struggles to honor the identity of his recently deceased parent, while his mother tries to uphold the appearance of a conventional family.
USA, 2017, 16 mins
Dir: Michelle Sam
Two strangers meet and form a bond at a festival, but forget to exchange contact info. While they search for one another in the real world, their posts go viral as they navigate their careers, lives, and societal expectations of them as Black, femme, and transgender.
Canada, 2017, 23 mins
Dir: Marc-Antoine Lemire
Alexe is a young trans woman, and Carl a gay man. Best friends since forever, an evening spent together destabilizes Alexe after both decide to get intimate for the first time.
The Lady That Dances
UK, 2018, 5 mins
Dir: Joppe Rog
Follows the journey of transition through ballet and spoken word with a tender exploration of strength and vulnerability. Featuring RAD ballet student Sophie Rebecca and spoken word artist Ash Palmisciano, their stories entwine in an emotional performance, illustrating the ordeals along the path to self-acceptance.
Kids On Fire
Australia, 2018, 8 mins
Dir: Tommy Hart
Under the direction of her Evangelical Christian youth group leader, a 9-year-old tomboy is forced to confront her gender and sexuality.
Something About Alex
Netherlands, 2017, 18 mins
Dir: Reinout Hellenthal
Alex, a 14-year-old teenager struggling with his gender, develops a close friendship with his older sister’s boyfriend. When the couple announces that they will be moving away, he is forced to confront the depth of his feelings.