This year’s Boys shorts program focuses on vast journeys of the heart, mind, soul, and body. Not only are these boys and their journeys beautiful, but the filmmaking is as well, in this eclectic and inclusive mix of fun, sexy, groundbreaking, and meaningful films.
Dir. Sophie Kargman, USA, 2020, 9 mins
Jay and Alex, roommates and best friends, spend their time verbally jousting over whether it's instinct or social norms that drives their heterosexual proclivities. As the day unfolds, the barriers slowly fall and the conversation climaxes in a choice that has a profound impact on their evening. Featuring Armie Hammer.
Dir. Naures Sager, Sweden, 2020, 7 mins
Ayman's sex date with Jonas gets crashed by his friends Amirah and Samir, but the date takes a surprisingly positive turn.
Dir. Zeb Daemen, Belgium, UK, 2019, 15 mins
ADOLESCENCE is a coming-of-age story taking place on the last day of summer in 1950s Cornwall. For James and his best friend Simon, this is also the last day of childhood. James is leaving tomorrow, but there are things that he has never had the chance to say.
Dir. Harry Lighton, Marco Alessi, Matthew Jacobs Morgan, UK, 2019, 8 mins
Tam gets on the first tube home alone. In just a crop-top and high-waisted jeans, he feels conspicuous. So he plugs in his earphones and begins reliving his Halloween night out via his phone.
THE D*CK APPOINTMENT
Dir. Mike Roma, USA, 2020, 11 mins
When lovelorn Wally wants to get over his ex, he turns to the apps for help.
Dir. Noah Schamus, USA, 2020, 9 mins
KIND OF follows two trans masculine folks in a newly open relationship as they prepare to host brunch — while hashing out their insecurities in the minutes before their friends arrive.
WHO CAN PREDICT WHAT WILL MOVE YOU
Dir. Livia Huang, USA, 2019, 9 mins
Two boys caught in a rivalrous relationship spend one last night together in Brooklyn.
Dir. Elegance Bratton, Jovan James, USA, 2020, 14 mins
Caught in the midst of a depressive fugue, Lynn turns to debauchery to ease his troubled soul, only to discover that happiness is a complicated goal.
SEE YOU SOON
Dir. Tyler Rabinowitz, USA, 2020, 16 mins
A gay man travels across the country to spend the weekend with someone he's been talking to for months on a dating app, hoping to find the kind of romance that he grew up thinking he'd never get to experience.
Part of The 32nd Annual New York LGBTQ+ Film Festival