SHORT FILM BLOCK
Run Time: 79 mins
In The Woods
Directed by Grace Martin
USA | Narrative | 9:09
MADE IN ARKANSAS
After the death of their only parent, Michael struggles to be the sole guardian and emotional support system for his younger sister, Cassie, as she deals with her depression.
Desperately Seeking a Signal
Directed by Tess Marie Garneau
Canada | Narrative | 7:24
AWARDS: Best Short Film (Durham Region International Film Festival); Best LGBTQ Film (Lake View International Film Festival); Best Film (NOLA Edge Film & Live Art Festival); Best Score Nominee (Short Stop International Film Festival); Semi-Finalist (Fast Anchor Film Festival)
A 911 dispatcher helps a lost and surprisingly upbeat woman in a compromising situation and connects with more than just the call.
Bayard & Me
Directed by Matt Wolf
USA | Documentary | 16:00
AWARDS: Best Short Documentary Jury Award (North Carolina Gay & Lesbian Film Festival)
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A short doc about how the openly gay civil rights activist Bayard Rustin, best known for organizing the March on Washington and advising Martin Luther King, adopted his partner Walter Naegle in the 1980s for legal protections.
Directed by Alex McFry
USA | Narrative | 6:00
The journey one man takes when he discovers that sometimes all you need is a new pair of shoes.
Directed by Niels Bourgonje
Netherlands | Narrative | 11:30
In Dutch with English subtitles
A young man agrees to support his ex lover during an HIV test. Not having seen each other for a while, they are forced to sit together in the waiting room of an STI clinic. What starts out as an awkward conversation, soon becomes something more tender. Is there still a chance for reconciliation?
Directed by Marianne Amelinckx
Venezuela | Narrative | 14 mins
In Spanish with English subtitles
SOUTHEAST US PREMIERE
AWARDS: Jury's Mention for Student Visionary Award, Tribeca Film Festival; Best Short Film, 20 Pink Apple Festival
A subtle coming of age story that shows a moment in Julia's life, where she'll have to decide whether to stay in place or take the plunge.
No Time to Change My Mind
Directed by Miguel Miller
USA | Narrative| 3:00
Tom is alone in the house they shared and contemplating leaving his partner, Adam. FINALLY leaving him.
Directed by João Inácio
Brazil | Narrative | 10:41
In Portuguese with English subtitles
AWARDS: Most Original Foreign Short Film (QFest New Jersey); Best International Short Film (Kansas City LGBT Film Festival)
Shala is the story about Pedro, a young boy living in an orphanage in Amazon who has a hard time being adopted because of several prejudices, which includes the cruel indifference of adoptive parents towards children in his age group. The boy creates situations to draw the attention of adoptive parents, while at the same time creating an imaginary friendship with his only toy, a doll named "Shala."
Directed by Tim Pattinson
USA | Narrative | 1:22
SOUTHEAST US PREMIERE
A Tabby helps her owners cope with their busy working week.