Through an inclusive and vibrant collection of short films from around the world, this program is exclusive for high school students and provides access and empowerment for LGBTQ+ youth to see themselves on screen while promoting media literacy and encouraging self-expression. This collection of short films range from comedy to drama, and vary in topics that cut across the youth experience, including interpersonal relationships, bullying, family, gender, identity, self-care, and cultural divides.
Total Running Time: 91 mins
Presented by The New York City Department of Education. In Partnership with the Mayor’s Office of Media & Entertainment (MOME).
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Dir. Nate Trinrud, USA, 2018, 13 mins
Jesse has something to tell her best friend Roxanne: she has a huge crush on her.
Dir. Thembi Banks, USA, 2017, 13 mins
Brandy, a tomboy, comes to terms with who and what she wants when she decides what she’ll wear to the prom.
Dir. Manuel Kinzer, Jorge A. Trujillo Gil, Germany, 2018, 15 mins, Spanish with English subtitles
Torn between dancing in the street carnival or following his mother’s wishes, Dario must decide to express himself authentically or hide his true colors.
Dir. Camille Liu Nock, United Kingdom, 2017, 15 mins
A young Chinese immigrant stands up against the prejudices they experience from both the outside world and within their home.
Dir. Aharonit Elior, USA, 2017, 6 minutes
An introverted girl searches for connection to another person — marked by the arrival of fiery halo.
Dir. Kat Cole, USA, 2018, 10 mins
Amongst the backdrop of idyllic Honolulu, Lauren works up the courage to say hello to an androgynously cool teen named Skye.
Dir. Reinout Hellenthal, Netherlands, 2017, 19 mins, Dutch with English subtitles
Troubled Alex has always turned to his sister’s boyfriend for support, but when the couple decides to move, Alex must confront himself.