Shorts about intimacy, in all its shapes and forms.
Dir: Jamie Weston – 18:00, UK
A heartwarming LGBTQ+ love story that spans over six decades, between two Land Army girls during World War II. A partly silent film, accompanied by a beautiful score, starring BAFTA award-winning actresses Miriam Margolyes, and fifties film legend, Virginia Mckenna.
And We Collide
Dir: Dongni Lanca Li – 19:00, China
An unexpected tropical encounter sparks a fragile romance between a wanna-be astronaut and a village farm boy.
Dir: Felicia Pride – 14:53, US
After an unexpected one night stand, two women at very different stages of their lives, share an even more intimate morning after.
Dir: Luke Willis – 11:00, US
Austin, a college jock home for the summer, unexpectedly develops feelings for Star, his parents’ non-binary pool cleaner, and struggles to hide his growing feelings from his clique of straight friends.
The Elephant Joke
Dir: Rim Kang – 14:04, Republic of Korea
Yeo-bin and Hae-Kwang, a broken-up couple, head to a place to meet with a new family for their cat. But where they arrived is a remote reservoir. There, they couldn’t find the adopter, but instead, a locked fridge.
By the River
Dir: Agata Korycka – 35:00, Poland
This love story, set against the backdrop of extreme right-wing protests, reminds us that queer love and politics are never too far apart. When Kinga falls for another woman, she sets off on a journey not only to soul-searching and self-reflection, but also to social-political awareness.
Abby and Emily Go To Palm Springs
Dir: Hellin Kay – 14:00, US
Two women in love try not to kill each other on their first vacation together.
Dir: Ville Tanttu – 35:00, Finland
Refugee Mohamed finds a special connection with Kristian, a Finnish family man.
April´s Last Memories
Dir: Nancy Cruz Orozco – 20:00, Mexico
Best friends Camilla and Abril are attracted to each other; but when their paths are about to separate them, they don’t know how to say goodbye.
Drawings of my BF
Dir: James Cooper – 6:32, UK
The artist Wilfrid Wood and his muse Theo Adamson have, over the course of their relationship, produced hundreds of drawings together. This documentary explores the realities and romanticism of that dynamic, and how artist and muse became BFs.
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Dir: Ida Hansen Eldøen – 5:00, Norway
Tired of waiting, Veronika tries to give her girlfriend direction over the phone, but Susan gets more and more confused with every word. The Corner is a 5-minute-long, one-shot-film, and it’s a story about communication and the sense (or non-sense) of direction.
Dir: Emmanuelle Mattana – 6:44, Australia
Zoom class finally gets interesting for 13 year old Kiki when she discovers that her computer screen doubles as a portal into her crush’s bedroom. A reflection on young queer love, the fantasies we create, and finding connections in isolation.
Dir: Marcel Barelli – 5:00, Switzerland
In nature, a couple is a male and a female. Well, not always! A couple is also a female and a female. Or a male and a male. You may not be aware of it, but homosexuality isn’t just a human story.
Have We Met Before?
Dir: Oliver Mason – 12:03, UK
From hanky codes to the (r)evolution of the internet, this short docudrama utilises slices of LGBT social history to explore our basic human need for sex and intimacy.
Dir: Lauren Vevers – 10:20, UK
Love Spell is about female friendship and queer desire. In 1999 in a high school in Newcastle-upon-Tyne, a teenage girl casts a spell to make her best friend fall in love with her.
Dir: Nyko Piscopo – 3:00, Italy
Staying together at home enjoying love is a blessing for a couple. But for those used to meeting people, being active and free, It’s definitely way too much togetherness.
The Space Between Us
Dir: Dara Darcy – 2:22, Ireland
In a time where circumstances have forced us into isolation, The Space Between Us navigates loneliness, melancholy, and the uncanniness of human connections maintained by modern technology.
Dir: Cory Souto– 8:57, US
Two boys find themselves falling further for each other but are trying to find themselves at the same time. When one of them moves out of town, the other is left more lost than ever.
Lost in Time
Dir: Megan Ellis – 12:35, Australia
When Julia’s travelling party becomes stranded on the side of a dusty bush land road, things start to go missing. As Julia realises the thief is a girl, she becomes determined to put a stop to it.
Pride of Lions
Dir: Symeona Maria Kanellou – 3:54, Denmark
An homage to a joyful, gay friend who passed away a bit abruptly. To give him a few more minutes and a proper goodbye hug.
Cruising: Other Ways of Love
Dir: Abdullah Qureshi – 8:44, Finland
Fictional & experimental narrative, thinking about cruising from mythological & queer perspectives. With interviews conducted by in Marseille, France with queer Muslim friends.
Dir: Violeta Fellay – 4:07, Denmark
The Starboard City RIOT5 roller derby team face off against their heated rivals in a decisive match, but something goes terribly wrong…
Damn Right + Apologize
Dir: Amber – 7:42, US
This LGBTQ+ music video tells the story about two guys that meet during a speed dating event. While we see the connection is there, and very sexy, the trust is broken on multiple levels.
Dir: Ethan Roberts – 6:16, US – CW: DRUG USE, SEXUAL CONTENT
Two stoned boyfriends navigate unexpected vulnerability (as well as the giggles) while attempting to get off. A micro-budget chamber piece that utilizes the immediacy of iPhone cinematography to explore modern intimacy and what it takes to get there.
New Flesh for the Old Ceremony
Dir: Elizabeth Rakhilkina – 12:46, US
CW: SEXUAL CONTENT
A lesbian reverie set amidst the backwoods of New England, New Flesh for the Old Ceremony explores the physicality of grief through a macabre fable about a woman whose wife is devoured by and then possesses their beloved pack of dogs.
Dir: Toni Karat – 16:23, Germany – CW: EXPLICIT SEXUAL CONTENT
Berlin. A FagDyke looks out for a hook-up. Soon they spot a cool leather dyke & follow her. An exploration of boundaries between pure lust, intimacy & trust in an anonymous sexual encounter with BDSM dynamics, celebrating lesbian/non-binary diversity & visibility – & – above all: where are queer people over 50 in porn?