Total running time: 86 min.
Films that defy cinematic narrative standards and normative desire. Embracing radical politics and documenting the freaky beauty of queer culture, these shorts are a welcome sensual and freshly abstract experience.
FLUID Y Katerina Athanasopoulou and Yani B; 2015; UK; 4 min.
Transcendence, movement, change, and a chromosome are happily defied.
INFLAMED: A LITANY FOR BURNING CONDOMS Niknaz Tavakolian; 2015; USA; 7 min.
This experimental video explores the sociopolitical, technocratic, and historical textures of latex as they relate to AIDS.
PINK PASTE Kelsy Gossett; 2017; USA; 4 min.
A woman stands in a bathroom alone; the water running. She and her partner begin to brush each other’s teeth. Pink, sparkly toothpaste foams from both mouths.
BORDERHOLE Amber Bemak & Nadia Granados; 2016; Mexico; 14 min.; in English and Spanish, with English and Spanish subtitles
In a mythical border area between Colombia and the US, the relationship between North and South America is investigated.
3 CAFÉS R. W. Gray; 2016; Canada; 3 min.
A film about a moment after the end becomes one about a moment just before the end.
BIRDS WITH HUMAN HEADS Max Wilde; 2016; USA; 10 min.
Basking in the wildlife of a handmade universe, a girl receives her first tattoo from her best friend.
DOPPELGÄNGER MEMORANDUM Clark Nikolai; 2017; Canada; 6 min.
A film-score composer is distracted by a haunted video monitor.
PERFORMING MY REAL TRUTH Anna Swanson; 2016; USA; 13 min.
This film will make three statements. Two of them might be true, and one of them might not be.
FEAR ME NOT Malika Whitaker; 2016; France; 5 min.
This experimental short explores fear of commitment and the trajectory of a relationship.
FLYHOLE Malic Amalya; 2017; USA; 6 min.
This dual-projection slide show of collaged imagery tells the story of a housefly who transitions into a man in order to cruise gay bars.
TROUBLEMAKER ON THE FREQUENCY Clark Nikolai; 2016; Canada; 5 min.
A combination of shortwave radio, video from a Fisher-Price PXL-2000, VHS, and audio from a travel-phrases CD.
PUSSY (Cipka) Renata Gąsiorowska; 2016; Poland; 9 min.
A young girl alone at home decides to have a sweet solo pleasure session, but not everything goes according to plan.