Tickets are $10.
(Various Countries, 99 min)
Here’s a collection of 9 narrative and documentary shorts about being transgender or genderqueer around the globe.
Colombia / 15 min / Director Santiago León Cuéllar
Alma has just entered a new high school and her classmate, Víctor, invites her to a party. Dealing with the transition of her body and her hidden desires, Alma must face her inner fears and, thus, take the first step towards loving herself as she is.
United States / 15 min / Director David Beck
Fired for being trans, a devoted grade school teacher decides the only solution is suicide, but an unexpected visit complicates her backup plan.
United Kingdom / 10 min / Director Campbell X
This is an experimental documentary film exploring the desire for transmasculine, transmen, butch, stud, masculine of center (MOC) people assigned female at birth. Stunning black and white images drift across the screen while transmen, femme women and butch and MOC people speak about the complexity of their desire.
Australia / 18 min / Director Julie Kalceff
It’s Hannah’s first day of high school. It's also the first day she’ll wear a girl’s school uniform and go by her chosen name rather than the boy’s name she was given at birth.
United Kingdom / 5 min / Director Jake Graf
Featuring young trans actors in trans roles, this short honestly and frankly depicts some of the myriad struggles experienced daily by trans children and teenagers, giving a much needed voice to this often maligned section of the community.
United States / 14 min / Director Hammad Rizvi
Rani is a Pakistani transgender woman who sets out to take care of an abandoned child.
United States / 11 min / Director Spencer Slovic
After falling out with his best friend, a student is forced to reckon with his past. As his memories come to life, he finds himself thrust into a past at odds with his present.
Australia / 6 min / Director Sam Matthews
Filmmaker Sam Matthews sets out to meet other gender-diverse Australian artists, challenging each to create a new art piece based on the theme “Unboxed”. In Episode 2, we meet artist and performer Beau James, who uses clowning, physical performance and comedy to highlight life within the LBGTQI community, always with a big serving of humor.
WHAT DO YOU SEE
Australia / 5 min / Director Michael Bonner
Sereena refuses to justify who she is and turns it back onto us and asks what do you see when you look at her, and can you look past the superficial and see the real her?
THEMES: Documentary | Drama | Genderqueer | Transgender | Youth (13+)