Wednesday, September 12th, 8pm

Heather Has Four Moms

14 min

Jeanette L. Buck, Dir.

When Heather decides to lose her virginity for her 15th birthday, Mom’s wife must convince Mom, and Mom’s ex, and Mom’s ex’s partner that it’s time for Heather to have “the talk”. Which mom is ready to help Heather make a big decision? It’s a mother-daughter story. Times four.

3 Siblings

22 min

S. Rossiter, Dir.

AWARD: Best Documentary Short 2018!

Three siblings with different gender identities and sexual orientations bring us into their world during São Paulo’s LGBT Pride Month. We learn about their relationships with each other, and how they work to overcome rampant homophobia and transphobia that exists in Brazil.

At Night

7 min

Nais Garziani, Dir.

At night, the princes of the city come on stage.
A portrayal of two lovers of the night who, contrary to what we think, are almost the same.

GenderBende

68 min

Sophie Dros, Dir.

A story of seven young people that neither feel male nor female, but something in between. The film plays with the curiosity, interest and incomprehension of anything outside of the gender norm. Is everyone’s gender not actually ‘fluid’? Would it liberate us if we could break the narrow-mindedness about gender?

Thursday, September 13th, 8pm

Foxy Trot

15 min

Lisa Donato, Dir.

AWARD: Best Comedy 2018!

A married couple unexpectedly face their relationship issues when they take ballroom dance lessons in a very heteronormative class.

Cover Story

12 min

Suhail Abbasi, Dir.

Randeep, a successful advertising executive, is in turmoil as his boss Neeraj,
dismisses a same-sex ad film idea proposed by his junior colleague Rashi. He senses a deep sense of homophobia and sets into deep introspection about his own sexuality. What if his boss or colleagues find out that ‘he is gay’. In the cold corporate corridors reeking of misogyny, hostility, stigma and discrimination, will Randeep find his voice…?!

Untitled Tenderness Project

15 min

Rebecca Shoptaw, Dir.

During the rehearsal process for a tragic gay play, two boys in a college theater class do some thinking about the nature of representation.

The Whisper of the Jaguar

80 min

Simon(e) Paetau, Dir.

AWARD: Best Narrative Feature 2018!

Sebastian*e, a queer artist, penetrates herself with a cob in a transgenic cornfield, unaware that death is near. Her sister Ana, a punk girl from the city, follows her steps carrying her ashes through the Amazon on a quest that will become a spiritual and sexually liberating experience.

Friday, September 14th, 8pm

Waffles

5 min

Foster Wilson, Dir.

The morning after a no-strings one-night stand, Gina learns via e-news articles and her early-morning Facebook feed that the woman lying beside her might literally be the enemy. Can Wendy persuade her to ditch her moral code and stay for breakfast, or will Gina’s principles prevail?

When the World Changed

35 min

Anderson Clark, Dir.

In 1980s Boston, three lesbians – a nurse, a civil rights lawyer and a therapist – fought against the stigma and discrimination experienced by people caught in the AIDS epidemic and gave care and dignity to those who were dying.

Sunset

15 min

Katie Ennis, Gary Jaffe, Dir.

AWARD: Best In Show 2018!

In the days following Pearl Harbor, a young man must decide whether to serve overseas or stay in New York with his streetwise male lover.

A Year in Transition

70 min

Lorne Clarkson, Dir.

AWARD: Best Documentary Feature 2018!

A Year in Transition follows a 20-year-old Arab-American transgender man in his first year of transition as he comes out, begins taking hormones, goes through gender reassignment surgery, and finds his own place in the trans community. The film is based out of Ypsilanti, MI including other transmasculine people in the Metro Detroit area. The goal of the documentary is to show a positive story of transition aimed at a young trans audience.

Saturday, September 15th, 3pm

Love Letter Rescue Squad

7 min

Megan Rossman, Dir.

“Our history was disappearing as quickly as we were making it.” With that realization, Deborah Edel and Joan Nestle co-founded the Lesbian Herstory Archives, the world’s largest collection of materials by and about lesbians. More than 40 years later, Deb must consider the future of the collection.

Spark

6 min

Aharonit Elior, Dir.

A girl finds someone to spark her flame.

Scary Lucy Project

20 min

Marteene Diaz, Dir.

After seeing a hideous statue dedicated to her comedic idol, Lucille Ball, a risk averse comedienne battling a recent breast cancer diagnosis makes it her mission to destroy Scary Lucy.

REAL

19 min

Cass Dennis, Dir.

‘Real’ tells the story of a teenage girl struggling to find her place, who takes comfort in the strength and perseverance of a fictional television character.

Top 10 Places to Visit in San Pao

14 min

Akira Kamiki, Dir.

The very best places to visit, takes photos and fall in love in São Paulo!

XYXY

15 min

Weiyang Li, Dir.

The first biological kid from two men finds a pair of dragonfly wings growing out from his back. His fathers want to hide the fact, while the kid wants to expose the wings to the public.

Both Feet

14 min

Alexa Gerber, Dir.

AWARD: Best Local Film 2018!

A repressed woman looking to rebuild her life enrolls in classes behind her husband’s back, forming a connection with a free-spirited young student.

Something About Alex

19 min

Reinout Hellenthal, Dir.

AWARD: Best Performance 2018: Maas Bronkhuyzen!

Alex, a troubled and isolated teenager, finds a true and supportive friend in Hendrik, his sister’s boyfriend. When Hendrik and Annelies announce their plans to leave the family home, Alex must face what is troubling him.

Saturday, September 15th, 8pm

Weather Talk

18 min

Keene McRae, Dir.

AWARD: Best Screenplay 2018!

Weather Talk is a short film depicting the strained relationship between a closeted son and his father as they drive together across the United States following the fathers heart attack. It is a coming out story and centers on the new bond formed between these two estranged people.

Natalie

15 min

Mikey Murray, Dir.

AWARD: Best Narrative Short 2018!

An estranged woman travels home to her father’s funeral in order to get closure with her prejudiced family.

Getting Started

22 min

Andrea Meyerson, Dir.

After meeting online, Tori and Joy finally have their first date. Chemistry ensues immediately, but will their mutual attraction be enough to overcome some of the challenges presented?

Filmmaker Andrea Meyerson will be here in person!

The Carmilla Movie

94 min

Spencer Maybee, Dir.

It’s been five years since Laura and Carmilla vanquished the apocalypse and Carmilla became a bonafide mortal human. They have settled in to a cozy apartment in downtown Toronto; Laura continues to hone her journalism skills while Carmilla adjusts to a non-vampire lifestyle. Their domestic bliss is suddenly ruptured when Carmilla begins to show signs of “re-vamping” – from a fondness for bloody treats to accidental biting – while Laura has started having bizarre, ghostly dreams. Enlisting their old friends from Silas University, the couple must now uncover the unknown supernatural threat that’s tied to Carmilla’s past.