SUNDAY SHORTS

MAY 19 } 1:00pm – 3:00pm | BRUKA THEATRE


Altruistic

3 minutes, 47 seconds, Great Britain

Written and Directed by Emma Edwards

10 years ago in the UK, Steven and Ivan could never have dreamed of having a child of their own. But in an act of true altruism, Steven’s sister Lorna came to the rescue. This will be the U.S. premiere of the documentary short film.


Antoine

19 minutes, 58 seconds, Italy

Written and Directed by Federico Papagna

Antonio is a pump attendant. He's broke and can't even pay for his room. He joins a group of drag queens to make up his wages. This is going to change his life. .


Boxing Day

6 minutes 49 seconds, United States

Written and Directed by Richard E. Haywood

A father comes to terms with his daughter being gay.



Cross

14 minutes, 22 seconds, United Kingdom

Written and Directed by Diego Barraza

Frances thinks Brian is having an affair. In her pursuit to save their marriage she will soon find out more than she ever wanted.

A short film based on the stage play CROSS by Deborah Kearne.


In A Moment

17 minutes, Germany

Written and Directed by Sharlin Lucia

Max isn't sure about his sexual orientation until he meets Leon at his new school. When Max is singing a song at a school concert something beautiful happens.


Lioness

15 minutes, 22 seconds, Germany

11-year-old Leo has to deal with her depressive father, while secretly falling in love with her best friend Isabell. Slowly she realises that she deserves to be free despite her father's illness.

Written and Directed by Alexander Conrads


My Loneliness Is Killing Me

16 minutes, 30 seconds, United Kingdom

Written by Michael Richardson and Directed by Tim Courtney

Colourful femme Elliott appears to be the life of the party. But behind the make-up, he struggles in his search for sexual intimacy. When he manages to lure animalistic Jack to his apartment for a late night hook up, he unexpectedly unearths a dark emotional connection. Touching on the hot topics of hookup culture and toxic masculinity, My Loneliness is Killing Me explores loneliness and division among gay and queer men. Winner: BAFTA Scotland Award, Best Short Film.


Seeing Glory

14 minutes, 18 seconds, United States

Written and Directed by Rick Hamilton

Gloria prepares a feast of the senses for the rapidly ailing Eva in an attempt to share a perfect evening and be seen for the woman she truly is. Writer-director Rick Hamilton's newest film is a bittersweet story of fine wine, dementia and the immortal words of Virginia Woolf.


StandBy - l'attesa

14 minutes, 37 seconds, Italy

Written and Directed by Giorgio Volpe

Every six months - when anxiety allows him some respite - Filippo goes to the hospital and has his now familiar HIV test. During one of those mornings spent in the waiting room, his eyes furtively meet those of another boy, Simone. While they are waiting for their turn, they keep glancing at each other. It looks like there is a great chemistry between them, and that chemistry slowly turns into a relationship.


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VIBES

Mayssa is looking for a sexual release to cure her recent depression but luck – and her mother- are not on her side.