SHORTS: AWARD ENCORES
NewFest 2020 Award-Winning Shorts
Featuring audience award winners and jury prize recipients, this stunning collection of LGBTQ+ stories – featuring work from Black Family Matters, Beautiful Boys and Beautiful Journeys, Heirlooms and Histories, and Beyond the Binary shorts programs – provided a chance to catch up with festival favorites from the newest wave of queer filmmakers.
Part of NewFest Award Encores
Free for NewFest Members MERCURY AFROGRADE
Dir. Blanche Akonchong, USA, 2019, 11 mins
On a crazy day during Mercury retrograde, a family's deepest secrets come to the surface, forcing them to realize they are not the model African family.
-SHIP: A VISUAL POEM
Dir. Terrance Daye, USA, 2019, 12 mins
A Black boy learns contradicting lessons of manhood and masculinity on the day of his cousin's funeral. CW: Moderate graphic imagery and references to suicide.
THEY THROUGH THEM
Dir. Joan Galo, Spain, 2020, 11 mins
Joan explores feelings and thoughts about being non-binary through the people of their community in Barcelona.
Dir. Cai Thomas, USA, 2020, 19 mins
Queenie Lawrence, a 73-year-young Black Lesbian and resident of the Marcy Projects, navigates applying for the Stonewall Houses, NYC's first LGBT Elder affordable housing.
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.
Dir. Nava Mau, USA, 2019, 13 mins
Sofia, a young trans woman, meets Isaac at a party. When he invites her to go home with him, Sofia must talk herself through her options.