Our signature showcase of gay men’s stories is back and this year’s lineup is hot, hilarious and heartwarming. From a gay uncle with dating tips for his newly out nephew, a closeted 20-something using his best friend as a beard, anonymous fellatio, an unlikely adoption, a poolside reunion, a wedding invitation, and the question we’ve all contemplated: can two men go from hooking up to dating? These adventurous shorts are sure to capture your imagination.
Total Running Time: 90 mins
Presented in Partnership with APA
Q&A with filmmakers and select cast to follow
Dir: Sam Greisman, USA, 2015, 12 mins
Newly out Oliver is struggling to fit in when his Uncle Jeffrey tries to teach him about the “gay lifestyle.”
Dir: Christopher Crompton, USA, 2016, 18 mins
Gabe forces his best friend Chrissy to masquerade as his fake girlfriend to hide his sexuality from his peers.
Dir: Michael Hyman, USA, 2016, 17 mins
A gay man seeks the numbing comfort of anonymous sex, until a chance encounter changes his outlook on life.
Dir: Matt Wolf, USA, 2017, 16 mins
Walter Naegle recounts his groundbreaking love story with civil rights leader Bayard Rustin.
Dir: Antoine Dupont-Guerra, USA, 2017, 11 mins
Max is spending a lonely summer on campus when his best friend Taylor comes back from Europe and their relationship takes a new turn.
Dir: Bryan Powers, USA, 2017, 15 mins
A bittersweet tale of an estranged son’s journey to reconnect with his Alzheimer’s-stricken father, and an unexpected meeting with a teenage boy along the way.
Dir: TJ Marchbank, USA, 2017, 17 mins
After a break up, Jonah struggles to open up to a new relationship with awkwardly, hilarious results.