Vimeo and NewFest are delighted to present this wide-ranging blend of documentary and narrative films revolve around gender and identity, showing an inclusive array of protagonists facing personal obstacles & experiencing universal life lessons. These endearing films showcase the humanity within our community, as well as how our biological and chosen families celebrate our authentic selves.
Total Running Time: 81 mins
Q&A with filmmakers and select cast to follow
Dir: Joseph Sulsenti, USA, 2017, 7 mins
A man stranded in the middle of the ocean is saved in more ways than one by a mystical sea creature.
Dir. Ryan Maxey, USA, 2019, 16 mins
This endearing short observes a young girl and her mother over the course of two years as they move together through transitions of home, identity and name.
Dir: Yuchao Feng, USA, 2016, 4 mins, Chinese with English subtitles
A teen finds comfort, freedom, and affirmation in dressing in “women’s clothing,” until they see their father on the street.
Dir. Wes Hurley and Nathan M. Miller, USA, 2017, 14 mins, Spanish with English subtitles
An autobiographical documentary short about a gay boy growing up in the Soviet Union, his mail-order-bride mom and their adventurous escape to America.
Dir. Mary Evangelista, USA, 2018, 11 mins
Teenage lovebirds Francis and Angie spend the summer shacked up at home while Fran begins their transition.
Dir: Chandler Levack, Canada, 2017, 16mins
Ex-lovers meet again amidst the chaos of new loves and lifestyles.
Dir. Stevie Rappa and Nathaniel Vidal, USA, 2017, 9 mins
Drag King Maxxx Pleasure finds a home in the Brooklyn drag community, an eclectic group of artists playing freely with gender and identity.
Dir: Sebastian Sdaigui, USA, 2017, 7 mins
A candid portrait of three hedonistic queer performers living in New York.
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