SAT 10 NOV
EXEMPT FROM CLASSIFICATION
RESTRICTED TO AGES 18+
Powerful, amusing, and eye-popping short films from across the globe, spanning comedy, drama, and science-fiction.
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CANADA, 2017, 4 MIN
DIR. THIRZA CUTHAND
Director Thirza Cuthand stars in this infomercial spoof that queers and indigenises traditional dating site advertisements.
USA, 2018, 8 MIN
DIR. JED BELL
This raucous comedy is about a day in the life of two trans dog walkers in San Francisco. Starring D’Lo and featuring Cheryl Dunye in a very fitting cameo role.
FOR NONNA ANNA
CANADA, 2017, 13 MIN
DIR. LUIS DE FILIPPIS
When a young trans woman cares for her elderly Italian grandmother for an evening, the two discover a tender bond in their shared vulnerability. This subtle and very moving film features a powerful, understated performance by Maya Henry.
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ASTRI AND TAMBULAH [SI ASTRI MAKA SI TAMBULAH]
PHILLIPINES, 2017, 18 MIN
DIR. XEPH SUAREZ
Astri and Tambulah are deeply in love. Everything seems perfect except that Bajao traditions require Astri to marry a woman she hardly knows.
PUETO RICO, 2017, 10 MIN
DIR. STEPHANIE CAMACHO CASILLAS
A young trans man finds himself struggling between his urban lifestyle, searching for a job, and surviving under his own skin, forcing him to confront a life-changing decision and choose what aspects of himself he’s willing to sacrifice in order to survive.
SWARM OF SELENIUM
CANADA/GERMANY, 2018, 24 MIN
DIR. MAUDE MATTON & SJ RAHATOKA
Swarm of Selenium is a queer sci fi film about collective healing, trauma, and other world-making. It was shot by a crew of more than forty women, non-binary and trans artists, and filmmakers.
AUSTRALIA, 2018, 6 MIN
DIR. KIRRILEE BAILEY
Jordan, a queer non-binary person, visits their conservative, Evangelical Christian family in rural Australia in the aftermath of the 2016 US election to discover that their own mother is a Trump supporter.