Youth Shorts
Program

Session 03

SAT 10 NOV
3.00PM

Youth Shorts

EXEMPT FROM CLASSIFICATION
NO AGE RESTRICTIONS
RECOMMENDED FOR AGES 10+

A fabulous collection of local and international dramas and documentaries celebrating young TGD people.

Youth Shorts will screen with open captions to assist people who are Deaf or hard of hearing.

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BATHROOM RULES

CANADA, 2017, 5 MIN
DIR. CHARLIE HIDALGO

In this short drama, non-binary 10-year-old Charlie’s trip to the school bathroom portrays how the lack of gender-neutral bathrooms impacts students’ academic performance, safety and mental and physical health.

MRS MCCUTCHEON

AUSTRALIA, 2017, 17 MIN
DIR. JOHN SHEEDY

Ten-year-old Mrs McCutcheon prefers to wear dresses at school instead of the expected pants, despite being teased for it. Friendship, romantic interest from a classmate, and pressure from the principal to dress differently, all culminate at the school dance, with a joyful ending that will have everyone on their feet.

FILM VICTORIA AWARD FOR BEST DIRECTOR
AUSTRALIAN SHORT FILM
BEST SHORT FILM
MQFF AUDIENCE CHOICE AWARD

FIRST DAY

AUSTRALIA, 2017, 18 MIN
DIR. JULIE KALCEFF

It’s Hannah’s first day of high school. It’s also the first day she’ll wear a girl’s school uniform and go by her chosen name of Hannah, rather than the boy’s name she was given at birth.

FLASH FLOOD

CANADA, 2017, 6 MIN
DIR. ALLI MACKAY

A wonderfully animated short documentary by non-binary filmmaker Alli Mackay, using the technique of rotoscope, and featuring a flood that washes over the planet to reveal three unique perspectives on gender and identity.

A TRANS HISTORY: TIME MARCHES FORWARD AND SO DO WE

USA, 2017, 4 MIN
DIR. KIM BOEKBINDER & JIM BATT

Released by the American Civil Liberties Union and narrated by Laverne Cox, this short documentary tells the story of trans history and resistance, featuring illustrations by artist Molly Crabapple.

THE REAL THING

USA, 2017, 8 MIN
DIR. BRANDON KELLEY

A moving, multi-award winning drama about a soldier returning home to meet his recently-transitioned young daughter for the first time.

BEST NARRATIVE SHORT AUDIENCE AWARD
OUTFEST
BEST NARRATIVE SHORT FILM
VIRGINIA FILM FESTIVAL