Week One – International Shorts Program A (1:14:00) – October 26 – November 7, 2022
10 short LGBTQ films from the US, UK, Netherlands, Germany, and Iran.
During the national commemoration of Remembrance Day in 1970, two men try to make a statement against gay discrimination.
A young nonbinary person comes to terms with a difficult new reality while giving a haircut to their father.
An animated short film about asexuality--an orientation generally defined by a lack of sexual attraction, regardless of gender. The narrative explores the common asexual experience of feeling different than most of the population, and the isolation, confusion, and self-loathing that difference can create.
In interview format, it explores the life of LGBTQ+ human rights activist, and transgender woman, Livia Wolfe
Ameillia has been in love with Bobbi, her ex-girlfriend, for a while, but she isn’t ready to make that public. Bobbi brings her new boy toy Jules on a date to the restaurant where Ameillia just happens to work at. Forced to interact with her ex, Ameillia tries to win Bobbi back.
Walt Whitman’s 1860 poem "Once I Passed Through a Populous City,” is an aphoristic account of a romantic relationship with an unknown woman. In 1925, the original handwritten copy of the poem was discovered, in which Whitman writes, however, not about a woman but about an affair with a man in an anonymous city, which may have been his first physical experience of love.
Panah, a Middle-aged transgender mom, is trying to leave Iran, in order to have sex reassignment procedures. She receives a phone call that her visa and medical docs have been rejected. Now, her only hope and motivation is to once more see the only true love of her life, and be accepted by him for her authentic true self.
A queer documentary filmmaker explores gender identity and queer bodies through the lives and works of other queer artists.
Two trans people fall in love with each other and because of the taboo of this love, they hide it in their workplace, and make a date in a hotel.
Set in the covid era, Maria, a nail technician, who happens to be trans, meets an older lady named Ingrid, and begins to question the whereabouts of her transphobic grandmother.