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Dive into the gender-expansive world of trans filmmakers and their resonant stories

Description

We’re back with another year of trans shorts by trans filmmakers with SHORTS: BEYOND THE BINARY! From futuristic media therapy to impossible decisions about what to wear, this stunning selection of short films offers up a wide variety of stories, conceptions, and experiences with gender that are just as entertaining as they are explorative.



ENVIAR Y RECIBIR
Dir. Collins Salovaara, USA, 9 mins
New York City Premiere
Rafa's boss at a fast fashion warehouse asks him to dispose of a ripped, pink spaghetti strap dress, but he struggles to do so.
Followed by a Q&A with Director Collins Salovaara



ARE YOU STILL WATCHING?
Dir. Alex Cardy, Tali Polichtuk, & Kitty Chrystal, Australia, 6 mins
New York State Premiere
Jamie's therapy session takes an odd turn as the media they've watched during lockdown intrudes.
Closed Captioning will be available for the virtual screening of this film



THE MORE THINGS CHANGE
Dir. Debra F. Simone, USA, 16 mins
New York City Premiere
Dana thought transition would change everything, but she's still grinding at work and struggling to make any time for family, friends, or fun.
Followed by a Q&A with Director Debra F. Simone
Closed Captioning will be available for the virtual screening of this film




PRINCESS
Dir. B Gosse & Jason Vu, USA, 8 mins
East Coast Premiere
Non-binary Vietnamese-American dancer Jason Vu revisits memories of desire from childhood.
Followed by a Q&A with Co-Director/Cast Jason Vu



VESTIRSE
Dir. John E. Kilberg, USA, 9 mins
New York State Premiere
Jacky is trying to get dressed to meet their mother one late afternoon.
Followed by a Q&A with Director/Cast John E. Kilberg
Closed Captioning will be available for the virtual screening of this film




PITOC E ICINAKOSIAN
Dir. Jos-Onimskiw Ottawa-Dubé & Gerry Ottawa, Canada, 6 mins
Gerry and their big brother Jos show us that there is more to being different than bullying, discrimination, and harassment.



SHIMMER SUMMER
Dir. Tong Mao, China, 25 mins
World Premiere
Ou Yuan hopes that his new friend Xu Duo can join him to watch the once-in-a-decade total solar eclipse.
Closed Captioning will be available for the virtual screening of this film

Duration

71 minutes

Genre

Shorts

Venue

Streaming: October 15 - 26
In-Person: October 17 at 12PM (Nitehawk Prospect Park - Th 2)