From a fast-paced chase to a lazy summer day, this year’s Boys Shorts explore what it means to bring your full self to both the mundane and the extraordinary moments in life. In cities across the globe, these films capture the contemporary lives of a panoply of gay men from many different backgrounds in 2018.
Total Running Time: 89 mins
Dir. Nathan Carli, France, 2018, 15 mins, French with English subtitles
Assumptions are turned on their heads as we round every corner and follow Malik flee the gritty French ghetto.
Dir. Seung Yeob Lee, South Korea, 2017, 20 mins, Korean with English subtitles
Jungho must adapt to his mother’s surprise visit to his new apartment in Seoul. His mother must adapt to being an uninvited guest that makes her son uncomfortable in his own home.
Dir. Dominic Burgess, United Kingdom, 11 mins
Sam is about to meet his celebrity idol… the only problem is, Sam works in a hospital morgue… and his idol is dead.
Dir. Sherren Lee, Canada, 2017, 15 mins
A burn-victim and amputee brings a first date back to his apartment, where he faces his demons in an attempt to experience intimacy for the first time since his accident.
Dir. Timothy Hickernell, USA, 2017, 19 mins
Sparks ignite when a lonely New Yorker meets a mysterious foreigner in this meditation on life and love in the digital age.
Dir. Carlos Ruano, Spain, 2018, 9 mins, Spanish with English subtitles
In this friendly comedy, two brothers on the outskirts of Madrid spend a lazy summer day up to no good before one comes out to the other.
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