This is an incredibly exciting time for emerging queer talent in film and television. Celebrate the four recipients of NewFest’s New Voices Filmmaker Grant, a program launched this year in partnership with Netflix, with a screening of their recent short films and hear what’s to come in their future projects and careers.
We’ll then chat with some of the most exciting new queer voice actors working in Netflix animation, Brandon Kyle Goodman (BIG MOUTH, HUMAN RESOURCES), Sam Zelaya (WENDELL & WILD), and Zach Barack (DEAD END: PARANORMAL PARK).
HOW NOT TO DATE WHILE TRANS
Dir. Nyala Moon, USA, 13 min
The dating life of a Black trans woman and the problematic men she meets along the way.
Dir. Livia Huang, USA, 13 min
During a late night conversation, a young woman asks her mother how to be a person.
Dir. Blanche Akonchong, USA, 11 min
During mercury retrograde, a family’s deepest secrets are revealed.
TWO HEADED CALF
Dir. Rodney Llaverías, Dominican Republic, 14 min
The birth of a two-headed calf spurs questions about identity in the mind of young Marino.