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A compelling combo of trans+ stories that will make you laugh, cry, and reflect – sometimes all at once

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Streaming Nov 17–23

Featuring audience award and jury prize recipients, this compelling combo of trans+ stories will make you laugh, cry, and reflect – sometimes all at once. Featuring work from shorts programs MAKE ‘EM LAUGH, DRAMA QUEENS, and TRANS+ REALISM, catch up with these festival favorites featuring friendship and romance in one dazzling collection.


DILATING FOR MAXIMUM RESULTS
Dir. Nyala Moon, USA, 2023, 14 min
A whack, irreverent comedy about a black trans woman who tries to dilate, after four years of not dilating, to hook-up IRL with her online boyfriend.



THE DALLES
Dir. Angalis Field, USA, 2022, 12 min
Cam is used to seeing the same customers while working at his family’s cherry stand. After a handsome cyclist passes through and asks for directions to a local cruising site, Cam takes it as an invitation to follow him.



THE YEAR LONG BOULDER
Dir. Brielle LeBlanc, Canada, 2022, 9 min
Crushed by a messy unrequited love, a young queer poet, through the confidence of their best friend and the truth of their art, finally reckons with their own emotional baggage (or, ‘boulder’).



GIRL BLUNT
Dir. Clementine Narcisse, USA, 2023, 11 min
Two young women decide to use their newly found drug-dealing business to get revenge against a conniving man of their past.



T-MINUS
Dir. Emily Lerer, USA, 2022, 12 min
T-Minus tells the story of Andrew, a trans mechanic, and a drag queen named Lex as they road-trip from Ohio to Detroit to obtain an abortion.

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