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Be set free with NewFest & Vimeo’s second annual showcase of LGBTQIA+ Pride picks, shining a spotlight on exceptional queer stories and emerging filmmakers–coming to you as a one-time, must-see livestream event! Featuring virtual premieres alongside Vimeo Staff Picks + NewFest alumni, this shorts program will transport you from your home to the schoolyards of NYC, the indigenous lands of Peru, a pansexual SCOTT PILGRIM-esque party, and an unforgettable Stevie Nicks concert on Jones Beach. Join us for this fun, flirty, and inclusive blend of dazzling animation, innovative storytelling, budding queer romance, and expressive acts of freedom–and break on through to the other side. Total Runtime: 76 mins
Featuring filmmaker guests and an interactive Q&A
Dir. Jessie Levandov, USA, 2019, 8 mins
Ali, a Dominican teenager from the Bronx, buys a present for his crush.
Dir. Christian Schultz, USA, 2019, 9 mins
Shot on location in New Orleans on 16mm, an ennui-stricken young woman has a chance encounter with someone she met on a botched first date.
Dir. Sara Kiener, USA, 2020, 7 mins
After years of long distance, a pair of big and beautiful boyfriends celebrates their reunion at a Stevie Nicks concert, where they share a brush with magic in this Sundance + SXSW official selection.
Dir. River Gallo & Sadé Clacken Joseph, USA, 2019, 18 mins
On Valentine’s Day, Ponyboi, an Intersex sex worker, looks for love and a way out of his seedy life in New Jersey in this NewFest 2019 Jury Award winner.
Dir. Quentin Lazzarotto, Peru/France, 2018, 8 mins
This poetic film shot in the style of Werner Herzog follows Carlito, a young man living in an indigenous village at the heart of the Amazonian jungle, who decides to leave and change his life forever.
Dir. Fatimah Asghar, USA, 2020, 15 mins
After a long period of sexual drought, Khudejha is awkward as hell and desperately wants to hook up with someone again. Newly single and with the help of her wing-woman Natasha, their new adventure at a kink party awaits.
Dir. Brit Fryer & Noah Schamus, USA, 2019, 12 mins
A hybrid documentary about two trans men who used to date in middle school reconnecting over a long weekend as they develop a film about their past.
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