We’re in the fight of our lives, and these shorts give us the pep talk we’ll need to keep going. Resistance is fertile material for the talented filmmakers in this lineup. Whether it’s personal, political, or visceral—the queer experience is intertwined with the need to push back against authority. The year 2017 has provided us with many opportunities to exist out loud and make our voices heard. Find inspiration on screen with this program!
Total Running Time: 77 mins
Q&A with filmmakers and select cast to follow
Dir: Leandro Goddinho, Germany, 2017, 5 mins
A performance piece that links the Nazi persecution of gays to 2017’s contemporary LGBTQ+ community and struggles.
Dir: Irvin Castro & Nico Fernández, Argentina/Chile/Costa Rica, 2017, 4 mins
An ode to the victims of Pulse nightclub and the urge we all feel to go out and dance with our friends.
Dir: Diane Russo, USA, 2016, 6 mins
There is an oft-glossed over tension between comaraderie and competition among women. This pulsing visual exploration will have you ready for the big fights ahead for LGBTQ+ rights.
Dir: Monika Wilczynska, UK, 2016, 17 mins
Elijah works through issues of identity within the context of the church. Lisbeth, a nonconformist sidekick helps tackle issues of compromise and integrity in the face of oppression.
Dir: Gavin Ramoutar, Guyana, 2015, 19 mins
A young boy strives to please his father and prove his masculinity while secretly pining for a popular boy in his town.
Co-creators: Roseie Haber & Lauen Cioffi, USA, 2015, 8 mins
There is a vibrant and multifaceted queer culture emerging in the American South. This is Jxn’s story.
Dir: Chandler Levack, Canada, 2017, 16 mins
Ex-lovers meet again amidst the chaos of new loves and lifestyles.
Dir: Angela Tucker, US, 2017, 9 mins
Three friends dissect the different segments of their identities on an intimate road trip.
Dir: Meredith Koch, USA, 2017, 5 mins
Margo finds shining examples for self-love and self-acceptance through her parents and their genders.