We miss being in the same place as you! The survival of LGBTQ-inclusive physical spaces are essential for our community to connect and thrive, so gather round for this diverse collection of shorts that celebrate a time when we could assemble together to celebrate our creativity, expression, and individuality. From a pan-Asian queer Brooklyn dance party to a Brazilian beachside paradise, you’ll feel right at home living vicariously through these space-specific stories ’til we can meet together again.
Dir. Laura Kirwan-Ashman, UK, 2019, 6 mins
Meet the brains behind one of London's hottest and most creative queer nights. An introduction to Pxssy Palace, a London-based QTIPOC (queer trans intersex people of color) collective and clubnight from filmmaker Laura Kirwan-Ashman.
Dir. Heather María Ács, USA, 2020, 14 mins
Follows five characters, including a seasoned drag queen and a young queer couple stumbling through nonmonogamy, at a queer dance party and drag club. The stories swirl together as the magic of queer space pulls them in and the transformative power of drag allows them to break free.
DANCING ON MY OWN
Dir. Alexandra Cuerdo, USA, 2020, 13 mins
A love letter to the queer Asian experience, inspired by New York's radical dance party Bubble_T.
KAMA'ĀINA (CHILD OF THE LAND)
Dir. Kimi Howl Lee, USA, 2019, 16 mins
A queer 16-year-old girl, Mahina, must navigate life on the streets in Oahu, until she eventually finds refuge at the Pu’uhonua o Wai’anae — Hawaiʻi’s largest organized homeless encampment.
Dir. Cris Lyra, Brazil, 2019, 26 mins
A group of young lesbians from São Paulo go on a trip to a remote beach for the new year's celebration, where they relax, make music, and build emotional refuge for themselves. They own their bodies and their memories, and they feel free.
Dir. Fehmi Öztürk, Turkey, Cyprus, 2019, 5 mins
When Kika entered to have fun in a Virtual Reality-based game, she encountered something she never expected. Nothing will be the same anymore.
This program will be followed by a Q&A
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