HERE'S TO NEW BEGINNINGS!
Total Runtime: 49 mins
Fresh starts and new beginnings are the central themes of this light hearted shorts block.
SHORTS IN THIS BLOCK INCLUDE:
The Visit, Directed by Leandro Corinth
SOUTHEASTERN US PREMIERE
Brazil, 8 mins
The visit is a short film that addresses the issue of gender identity and the formation of new families in a child's eyes.
Dawn, Directed by Jake Graf
UK, 13 mins
As dawn creeps across London, two lost outcasts meet in the darkness, more afraid of themselves than each other. As the sun begins to rise, and the veil of night is lifted, the pair are forced to look at themselves and face the harsh reality that life is sometimes what you make it, and that in the cold light of day, it takes more than the eyes to see inside a soul.
Libertad, Directed by Brenda Avila-Hanna
USA, 9 mins
LIBERTAD features the incredible Alejandra Santiago, an indigenous transwoman from Oaxaca whose life journey transcends multiple borders.
Expose, Directed by Ronja Jansz
USA, 5 mins
Leo and Caitlin have been married for 26 years and their marriage has lost its spark. Their life seems to have settled down to an everyday ordinary routine - but has it really? When Caitlin discovers a pair of unfamiliar knickers in the laundry basket, she sets out to unveil the truth and discovers a completely different side of Leo.
Oh, I Get It, Directed by Danny Tayara
USA, 9 mins
Seattle-based queer comedians are changing comedy using their own brand of humor, proving that social change is best served funny.
Swirl, Directed by Lance McDaniel
USA, 6 mins
SWIRL is the story of a boy's first crush told through dance, exploring the journey your mind takes the first time you touch someone you love.