Shorts

  • Many Loves, One Heart

    18 mins Jamaica
    Language: English
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    Synopsis

    Many Loves, One Heart tells the story of the nascent LGBTQ movement in Jamaica by highlighting courageous members of the community and their allies, who have committed their lives to the Jamaican struggle for LGBTQ rights. Jamaica has frequently been cited for egregious homophobic violence by international press and human rights organizations.

    Challenging this often one-sided depiction, Many Loves, One Heart presents brave Jamaicans who are seeking to transform their island into a space of inclusivity where they can love freely. The documentary includes Spice, a gay, homeless youth with dreams; Mo, one of the first openly trans individuals in the Jamaica police force, who hopes one day to marry his partner; Dane, the Executive Director of J-FLAG, the leading LGBTQ human rights organization in Jamaica; and Father Sean Major-Campbell, who broke with much of the religious establishment to preach love, inclusion and allyship with conviction and courage.

    Scenes of Jamaica’s second ever PRIDE week depict the safe spaces carved out by the movement’s proponents, interspersed with provocative commentary by scholars and activists linking the movement for LGBTQ rights to the fight for emancipation from slavery. 

    Many Loves, One Heart shares this homegrown Jamaican movement, celebrates their emerging victories and is an important resource for building global awareness of transnational human rights.  

    Director: Sarah Feinbloom
  • The Handyman

    8 mins 18+ USA
    Language: English
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    Synopsis

    A single, gay man schemes creative ways to have a hunky repairman continue to have to come back to his house to fix things, but suddenly the fantasies become more than either of them expected.

    Director: J.C. Calciano
    Cast: Nicholas Downs, Derek Ocampo
  • Bacchus

    5 mins 18+ Denmark
    Language: English Subtitles: English
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    Synopsis

    Alex, a young woman, is increasingly getting tired of adult life. Her daily routine is restricted by norms and expectations of the modern world, and social media have replaced human interaction. One day, she sees Bacchus, a charismatic sensual figure, who lures her into a colorful world, which is a complete opposite of her reality. In this mysterious place, you are free to follow your instincts and explore your deepest desires.

    BACCHUS was made by a team of 3rd year Character Animation & CG Art students at The Animation Workshop/VIA University College in Viborg, Denmark.

    Director: Rikke A. K. Planeta
  • I Live for Menopause

    5 mins unrated Canada
    Language: English Subtitles: English
    Genre: Comedy Shorts
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    Synopsis

    In I Live for Menopause, Dayna McLeod uses her queer, aging, body to confront ageism with humour to imagine a menopausal future that is full of promise. Based on Lady Gaga’s 2013 Applause, Montreal musician Jackie Gallant scores a slamming dance track full of throbbing beats, synth, and underwater majesty.

    Originally staged as a performance, this work has evolved into a video featuring over-50 heroines, a singing bottle of lube, an adventurous pink unicorn, and an animated vagina who has an underwater bathtub solo.

    Director: Dayna McLeod
  • Devourable

    12 mins 18+ Australia
    Language: English
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    Synopsis

    Real life polyamorous couple JanEva and Calliope are passionate sexual adventurers, always keen to explore new experiences together. In this erotic documentary, they celebrate spring with a romantic romp in a nearby park and a raunchy bit of roleplay involving heels and Dr. Frank n Furter.

    This film documents a authentic, queer sexual relationship shared by two fierce women who connect deeply, who fuck fiercely and who aren’t afraid to ask for want they want.

    Director: Ms. Naughty
  • Grace and Betty

    12 mins unrated USA
    Language: English
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    Synopsis

    When 23 year old Grace decides to come out of the closet to her grandmother Betty, she discovers something she wasn't expecting.

    Director: Zoe Lubeck
    Cast: Kathleen Alton, Isa Arciniegas, Hanna Dworkin
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