Presented by Signified
Love can bring us to the highest highs and the lowest lows. In this collection of the best dramatic shorts on the LGBT festival circuit, you’ll meet people navigating passionate relationships – both romantic and platonic – including two young lesbian actresses, a trans man and his wife, and a pair of lifelong basketball-playing friends. The program closes with the beautiful Teddy Award-winning Chilean short SAN CRISTOBAL, about two men navigating an intense romance in a seaside town.
Select filmmakers expected to appear
ActressesDir: Jeremy Hersh, USA, 2015, 12 minutes
A 23-year-old aspiring actress meets her match in an off-Broadway star.
Brother on LowDir/Scr: Isaac Brody, USA, 2015, 17 min
Two African American men’s friendship is put to the test when one suspects that the other is confused about his sexuality.
Like HopeDir/Scr: Yinchao (Oates) Wu, USA, 2015, 13 min, In English and Cantonese with English subtitles
When Harry, a foreign exchange student confesses his love to his good friend and is rebuffed, he becomes stuck, frozen in the moment when he felt pangs of hope.
RelapseDir. Rosie Haber, 2014, USA 13 min, with Casey Legler
When given the ultimatum to take estrogen to combat a life-threatening eating disorder, Cole (Casey Legler) must choose between his love for his wife and his personal truth as a trans man.
Ma/ddyDir. Devon Kirkpatrick, USA, 2014, 12 min, with Clea Duvall
In this dark comedy, life after death takes on a whole new meaning for a genderqueer widow following the loss of their wife.
San CristobalDir. Omar Zuniga Hidalgo, Chile, 2015, 29 min
In this Teddy Award-winning short film, two lovers navigate a brief, intense relationship in a small tight knit seaside town.