Alisa pokušava da se poveri drugarici Isidori, a ona sluti o čemu se radi i to izbegava. Do kraja večeri su primorane da se suoče.
Director: Milica Maletin
Duration: 10 min
Alisa tries to confide in her friend Isidora, and her friend avoids it, suspecting what it’s about. By the end of the evening they find themselves confronting each other.
Rođena 26.04.1999. godine u Prilepu, Makedonija. Osnovnu i srednju školu je završila u Novom Sadu. 2015 – 2017.god. bila je član pozorišta Teatar Mladih Mišolovka u Novom Sadu. Multimedijalnu režiju je upisala 2018. god. u Novom Sadu. Bila je učesnik omladinskog žirija na Pančevo Film Festival 2018. god. Učestvovala na radionici u organizaciji Akademije umetnosti u Novom Sadu i Akademije umetnosti u Šangaju na Palić Film Festival 2019. god. Sa ispitnim filmom Podrška je učestvovala na Sarajevo Omladinski Film Festival i novosadskom Filmski Front festivalu 2019. god.
Usha, je nepismena samohrana majka koja radi na farmi u ruralnom delu Indije. Nju privlači žena koja je nastavnica u lokalnoj osnovnoj školi, na načine na koje pre nije znala da su mogući. Ova privlačnost igra bitnu ulogu u njenoj inspiraciji da čita i piše jer se nada da će jednog dana biti dobra u tome kao što je nastavnica.
U for Usha
Director: Rohan Parashuram Kanawade
Duration: 22 min
Usha, an illiterate single mother who works as a farm laborer in rural India, finds herself drawn to a female teacher of local primary school, in ways she never knew possible. This attraction plays an important part, in firing her passion to read and write as she hopes to be as good as the teacher, one day. ‘U Ushacha’ is a subtle portrayal of sexual awakening, as well as how a naïve attraction can empower a woman to take control of her life, and make each day, something to look forward to.
Rohan Parashuram Kanawade
After completing a diploma in Interior Designing, Rohan Kanawade spent as much time as possible honing his storytelling craft despite having no formal training in filmmaking. In 2010 he left his full-time job and began working as freelance interior designer to give time to film writing and direction. Film after film the quality and technique of his storytelling improved, and in 2017 his short ‘Khidkee’ got selected in Indian Panorama section of 48th International Film Festival of India, 2017. Impressed by his work, mythology writer Devdutt Pattanaik extended his financial support to Rohan’s next short ‘U Ushacha’ which he completed in mid-January 2019.
Priča tri momka iz Bratislave. Michal, Simon i Robo žive sa svakodnevnim problemima, ljubavnim i porodičnim sukobima. Posle nekoliko neprijatnih događaja, shvatiće da zajedno počinju da postaju porodica.
Director: David Benedek
Duration: 20 min
The story of three boys living in Bratislava. Michal, Simon and Robo are living their everyday troubles, love and family affairs. Only after unpleasant events, they will realize they are starting to form family together.
David Benedek (1994) graduated from Vocational high school of printing, studying digital media. He became interested in film editing and directing. In 2015 he got accepted to study Film and Television Directing at the Academy of Performing Ards, where he is currently in master’s degree. His short movies are dedicated to difficulties of young people and LGBT community.
Animirane izjave ljudi drugačijih rodnih identiteta koji pričaju o svom životnom iskustvu i stvaraju jedan glas za mnogo ljudi.
Dejarse Crecer el Cuerpo
Director: Andrea Gudiño
Duration: 5 min
Animated testimonies of people with different gender identities which relate their life experiences and create one voice with a lot of voices.
Animator and photographer who graduated from the University of Audiovisual Media (CAAV). Her work is based on experimentig with mixed-media techniques such as stopm-motion,cutout and rotoscope animation.
Tri mlada momka iz Irana zajedno sa krijumčarem u tajnosti prelaze iransko-tursku granicu. Krijumčar prebacuje preko granice samo muškarce. U sred puta, on naprasno shvata da je jedan od putnika hermafrodit.
Director: Mohammad Torivarian
Duration: 11 min
Three young Iranian boys along with a smuggler are clandestinely smuggling across the Iran-Turkey border. The smuggler only passes men through the border. In the middle of the way, he suddenly realizes that one of the passengers is hermaphrodite.
I was born in Iran in 1992 in Sanadaj city. I grew up in Sanandaj and my native language is Kurdish. In 2008 I graduated from high school in Industrial Power. I started cinema activity from 2007.I made 8 short films and documentaries and I have been in more than 40 cinematic and short films as sound recorder and bom Sound assistant and assistant Director.
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Onaj koji se ne zaboravlja
Režija: Morgan Jon Fox
Trajanje: 8 min.
Carey, četrnaestogodišnji dečak se nervozno priprema za prvu igranku dok njegovi roditelji razmišljaju o svojoj. Dok Carieva majka daje zadatak svom mužu da slika Careya i njegov dejt, nastaje trenutak tenzije kada Carey postaje nedostižan i pokušava da izbegne očev objektiv.
The One You Never Forget
Director: Morgan Jon Fox
Duration: 8 min
Carey, a 14 year old boy nervously prepares for his first dance as his parents reminisce about their own. When Carey’s mother tasks Carey’s father with getting the perfect picture of Carey and his date, a moment of tension arrises as Carey becomes elusive and tries to thwart his father’s objective.
Morgan Jon Fox
Named one of the “25 New Faces of Independent Film” by Filmmaker Magazine, Morgan Jon Fox is a Southern writer/director/producer from Memphis, TN. His feature documentary This Is What Love In Action Looks like gained praise and national attention for capturing the true story of a Memphis teen who was forced into a religious based “straight camp” intended to change his sexuality, winning the Derek Oyston CHE Film Award at the London LGBT Film Festival. His latest project, FERAL is an 8 Episode show he created for the new streaming platform DEKKOO about a close knit group of 20-something artists living in Memphis, TN. Described as “‘Weekend’ meets ‘Girls’(Huffington Post), Feral was praised as “an authentic drama”(out.com), “atmospheric and romantic.
Pauza za ručak jednog para ne ide po planu otkako su započeli razgovor o renoviranju kupatila u svojoj brvnari. Odjednom počinju da se raspravljaju što vodi do serije nesporazuma. Inspirisano razgovorom koji je režiser imao sa svojom ženom “Poluzid” priča o poteškoćama u komunikaciji, i kako to nekad vodi do glupih i kasnije smešnih nesporazuma.
The Half Wall
Director: Ida Hansen Eldøen
Duration: 6 min
A couples lunch break does not go as planned when they start a discussion about how they can renovate their cabin bathroom. They suddenly find themselves in a heated argument which lead to a series of misunderstandings. Based on a conversation the director had with her wife, «The Half Wall» tells a true story about the difficulties of communication, and how it sometimes leads to stupid and (later) laughable misunderstandings.
Ida Hansen Eldøen
Ida H. Eldøen (b. 1981) is a Norwegian writer, director and producer. She is the CEO of the production company Tagline, which she co-founded. Ida studied at Nordland College of Art and Film and has a master degree in Film Studies from the Norwegian University of Science and Technology. Ida is fearless and straightforward, and brings everyday situations, as well as imaginative explosions up on the canvas. Her short film «The Half Wall» has screened at over 20 festivals in Europe, USA, Canada and Asia, and won the Audience Award at West Nordic International Film Festival in 2018. Her latest film «The Evil Principal» won the Children’s Choice Award at Nordisk Panorama in September 2019.
Dva stranca se slučajno upoznaju na Filipinima. Dok putuju među njima počinje da se stvara posebna veza dok razmenjuju svoje priče. Ali taj odnos se prekida jer jedan mora da se vrati u Koreju dok drugi nastavlja da putuje sam.
Director: Jeremiah Estela Magoncia
Duration: 16 min
Two perfect strangers , meet by chance in the Philippines. While travelling, they begin to form a special connection as they share their own stories but the bond is cut short as one has to fly back to Korea while one remains to travel alone.
Jeremiah Estela Magoncia
A Filipino filmmaker, Magoncia studied filmmaking at Korea National University of Arts under the Art Major Asian Scholarship from 2015 to 2019. Before that he also finished his Master’s degree in Communication at Seoul National University.
Anna se seli u London iz Rusije kako bi studirala dramaturgiju u školi gde je upoznala svoju devojku Emmu. Annina studentska viza uskoro ističe i one odlučuju da se venčaju i ostanu zajedno u Londonu. Pre toga, Anna mora da razgovara sa svojom konzervativnom mamom koja nema predstavu o seksualnoj orijentaciji svoje ćerke.
Director: Valentina Gordeeva
Duration: 13 min
Anna moved from Russia to London to study at drama school where she met her girlfriend Emma. Now as Anna’s student visa expires they’ve decided to get married and stay in London together. But first Anna has to talk with her conservative mother who is unaware of her daughter’s sexual orientation.
Valentina Gordeeva is a media artist, independent filmmaker and writer from Russia based in London. Valentina has been working in film since completing her MA in Film & TV Production at Anglia Ruskin University in 2015. Her short films, including “Dreamer”, “US”, “Lola” and short documentaries “Street Art?” and “My mom, her summerhouse and other stuff” have been screened at various international film festivals. Her first feature-length documentary film “Miss USSR 2017” premiered at Moscow ArtDocFest 2017 and has since screened at international film festivals. Valentina’s recent short film “Rehearsal” is now on festival circle and has been already screened at Vancouver Queer Film Festival, North Carolina Gay & Lesbian Film Festival, BUSHO 2019 and is scheduled to be screened at Shnit Worldwide Short Film Festival 2019. At the moment Valentina works on various film projects including her debut feature-length script and a new short film.
Andrea, iako ima preko trideset godina, još uvek živi sa svojom majkom i sa slepom bakom. Njegova porodica ne zna da on ima honorarni posao.
Director: Alessandro Sampaoli
Duration: 8 min
Andrea, despite being over thirty, still lives at home with his mother and his visually impaired grandmother. His family doesn’t know but he has a part time job.
After graduating from Liceo Scientifico A. Volta in Milan, he attended the theater “Quelli di Gorck”. He began his career as an actor, first in theater where he participated in numerous productions (Emma Dante, Atir, Dario Manfredini, Peter Stein), then on television where, among other things, he is one of the protagonists of the Caffè Caffè sitcom. At the cinema he was directed, among others, by Pupi Avati, Carlo Mazzacurati and Luca Lucini. In 2016 his first short film as a director, under the supervision of Silvio Soldini and Luca Bigazzi.
Čovek dok krade, hvata dva muškarca koji u garaži imaju seks na zadnjem sedištu auta. Lopov ih tera da mu daju sav novac koji imaju. Oni su takođe uplašeni da ne budu osramoćeni pred komšijama. Znaju da kada bi pozvali policiju on bi bio osuđen na samo tri meseca zbog krađe ali njih će osuditi na smrt zato što su gej. Oni su primorani da tolerišu verbalna i fizička poniženja i da daju lopovu sve što on poželi.
Director: Ahmad Seyfipour
Duration: 9 min
A man while stealing , encounters two men have been sexing on the back seat of a car in the parking.The thief forcing them to give him all the money they have.The boys are also scared of being disgraced in front of neighbors , and they know if they call the police,he will only be sentenced to three months in jail for theft ,but they will be sentenced to death by gallows for being gay,they are forced to tolerate all the verbal and physical humiliations by the thief and give him whatever he wants.
Ahmad Seyfipour was born in 1987 in Iran. Beginning of the artistic activity since 2008 with theater photography and continuing the photography of films and television series. An activity that can be referred to as an educational course. Throughout the film photography, the discovery of the editing world and commencement of the production of documentaries about the behind the scenes of various films. An activity that occurs in the form of a single-person filmmaking. In the meantime, writing short and feature film script, making a documentary film, editing short films and documentaries, shooting short films and documentaries and sound recording of documentary films were from other activities that provided my income.
Noć. Oko 22h. Mlada žena se priseća bivše devojke. Seća se slika i zvukova kao iz snova. Dok piše o kraju te afere ona je intenzivno oživljava, proživljava sve ispočetka, sve od dana kada su se upoznali. Neočekivano, dolazi do odgovora koji nikada nije tražila.
Director: Lud Mônaco
Duration: 7 min
Night. Around 10pm. A young woman dives into her memories of an ex-lover, recalling dream-like images and sounds. While writing about the end of the affair she intensively revivifies it, reliving it all over again, all the way back until the day they met. Unexpectedly, she then reaches an answer she had not been looking for.
Born in São Paulo in 1987, Lud Mônaco is a Brazilian screenwriter & director, whose work explores the female universe. She studied film at the Barcelona Film School (ECIB) and her graduation project ‘Para, pero sigue’ was awarded best short film at the Lisbon & Estoril Film Festival. Names such as Peter Handke were amongst the awarding panel. The film was also bought by the well-known platform ShortsTV. Many of her short films have been featured in major festivals, such as the International Short Film Festival Oberhausen, Mix Brasil and Sitges Film Festival. Her work has also been showcased in the prestigious Museum of Image and Sound of São Paulo. ‘Enjoy the Drama’, one of her short films, has been released in a collection by the Peccadillo Pictures. Lud Mônaco has been selected for the Berlinale Talents 2017 and and is currently developing her debut feature film, a tragicomedy set in Portugal. Based in both Barcelona and London, Lud has recently moved in to commercials, with her first project shooting for Uber. She is represented by Albiñana Films in Spain and Stable TV in the UK.
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Samoća me ubija
Režija: Tim Courtney
Velika Britanija, 2018
Trajanje: 17 min
Pobednik: BAFTA nagrade u Škotskoj, Najbolji kratki film
Snimljen u noćnom svetu škotskih klubova i spavaćih soba, ova ekspresivna drama spaja dva veoma drugačija queer momka koji žele ono što ovaj drugi ima: ženstveni i osećajni Elliott, koji traži pravu vezu ali ne može da pobegne od veza na jednu noć, i muževni Jake, zarobljen u braku, traži izlaz.
My Loneliness Is Killing Me
Director: Tim Courtney
Duration: 17 min
Winner: BAFTA Scotland Award, Best Short Film
Moodily shot in the nighttime world of Scottish clubs and bedrooms, this expressive drama brings together two very different queer folks who want what the other seems to have: femme and sensitive Elliott, stuck in hookup culture but seeking a real connection, and brutish Jake, stuck in a marriage and seeking escape.
Tim is a Glasgow based filmmaker, with an Art School background. He co-founded the BAFTA winning production company Factotum Films and has exhibited short films, music videos and art installations across the globe including London’s The Barbican, Glasgow Short Film Festival and Aesthetica Film Festival. His work has also featured in Playboy, Drowned in Sound and ESPN. In 2014 he earned a BAFTA New Talent Award Nomination for his short film Sunsets & Silhouettes.
In 2017 Jannik shot his first movie “Mir selbst so fremd”. The film was screened at more than 20 film festivals around the world and won the 1st place in the “Young Professionals” category at the visionale2018 Hessen. “Mona” is Jannik’s fourth film. It means a lot to Jannik to deal with issues of the LGBT community in his films.
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Meg – Margina koja je postala centar
Režija: Larissa Nepomuceno, Eduardo Sanches
Trajanje: 15 min.
Megg Rayara je, da bi dospela tu gde jeste, je prevazišla prepreke koje ne bi trebalo da postoje. Uraditi doktorat je veoma bitna pobeda, ne samo za nju nego i za trans zajednicu. Po prvi put u Brazilu, crni transvestit dobija doktorat.
Megg – The Margin Who Migrate To The Center
Directors: Larissa Nepomuceno, Eduardo Sanches
Duration: 15 min
Megg Rayara overcame obstacles that should not exist to get where she is. Get a Doctorate Degree is a very important victory not only for her, but also for the transvestite community. For the first time in Brazil, a black transvestite wins a Doctorate Degree.
Larissa Nepomuceno, Eduardo Sanches
Larissa Nepomuceno has graduated in Visual Arts, at Federal University of Paraná – UFPR, decided to explore the cinema, started cinema at Centro Europeu in 2017. Has big interest in Art Diretor and Documentary.
Trans uloge igraju mladi trans glumci. “Slušaj” iskreno i otvoreno opisuje neke od mnoštvo poteškoća koje svakog dana doživljavaju trans deca i tinejdžeri, to daje dosta potreban glas ovom delu društva.
Director: Jake Graf
Duration: 4 min
Featuring young trans actors in trans roles, ‘Listen’ 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.
Jake Graf is a director, writer and actor based in London known for Dawn (2016), Chance (2015), The Danish Girl (2015), Colette (2018) and Dusk (2017). Jake is an active and visible member of the transgender community, speaking internationally on trans issues, particularly in relation to film and media. He is an ambassador for the British LGBT Awards, and was also involved in Stonewall’s successful campaign to include the transgender community in their political lobbying and campaigning. Jake also aims to make change through the medium of film, and his first film, XWHY, which he wrote, directed, produced and starred in, was nominated for The Iris Prize. He used his own transition to depict the physical changes of the fictional transman in the film, which was a first, and garnered much critical praise. Brace, his second screenplay, deals with issues of homophobia, gang violence, gender identity and self-acceptance. Both Brace and XWHY have been used as educational tools in universities, media events, and hospitals UK wide. His third film, Chance was one of 5 films selected to take part in the British Film Council’s pioneering project #FiveFilms4Freedom, in association with the BFI, to promote tolerance and understanding worldwide. His fourth short ‘Dawn’ touched on themes of disability and transphobia, won multiple Best Short Film awards and was released on Peccadillo Pictures’ latest Boys On Film DVD, the only film in the collection with a female lead. Jake’s latest film ‘Dusk’, starring Duncan James and Elliott Sailors, won 30 Best Short Film awards. He has just written and starred in 8 part LGBT web series ‘Spectrum’, stars in drama series ‘Different For Girls’, and is currently writing his second feature film screenplay.
Kada njihov sin zahteva ljubavnu pesmu za drugog dečaka, dva roditelja se bore sa svojim strahovima i voljenom meksičkom tradicijom.
Director: Adelina Anthony
Duration: 12 min
When their son requests a love song for another boy, two parents struggle with their fears and their beloved Mexican musical tradition.
Originally from Texas, Adelina Anthony is a critically acclaimed and award-winning Two Spirit Xicana Lesbian actor-writer-director-producer. In 2012, along with Marisa Becerra, she co-founded AdeRisa Productions. Adelina’s first short film as a writer-director, Forgiving Heart, world-premiered at OUTFEST Fusion in 2013. Her first feature film, Bruising for Besos (2016) world-premiered with Frameline. She has twice won a Latino Public Broadcasting Public Media Film Grant for Amigas with Benefits (2017) and Ode to Pablo (2018). As a screenwriter, she also penned the award-winning works: You’re Dead to Me (2013), Get the Life (2016) and the upcoming The Daily War (2020). More: www.adelinaanthony.com
Max nije siguran u svoju seksualnu orijentaciju sve dok u školi ne upoznaje Leona. Kada Max bude pevao pesmu na školskom koncertu nešto prelepo će se desiti.
In a Moment
Director: Sharlin Lucia
Duration: 17 min
Max isn’t sure about his sexual orientation until he meets Leon at his new school. When Max is singing a song at a school concert something beautiful happens.
Sharlin Lucia is a Director & Producer from Hagen, Germany. She is of German and Italian/Sicilian descent and part of the LGBTQ+ community. Education: 2016 – 2020: Ruhrakademie Schwerte – “Film/Directing” Awards & Selections with “In a Moment”: 2019 “WINNER” – Best LGBT Movie – July – Under the Stars International Film Festival – Puglia, Italy, 2019 “WINNER” – Best Student Short – April – Changing Face International Film Festival – New South Wales, Australia, 2019 “WINNER” – Best Trailer of the Month – January – TMFF – The Monthly Film Festival – Glasgow, United Kingdom, 2019 “FINALIST” – SPITZiale Filmfestival Espelkamp – Espelkamp, Germany, 2019 “FINALIST” – Benton Park Film Festival – Missouri, USA, 2019 “FINALIST” – ShanghaiPRIDE Film Festival – Shanghai, China, 2019 “SEMI-FINALIST” – Lovers Film Festival Torino LGBTQI Visions – Turin, Italy, 2019 “SEMI-FINALIST” – Social World Film Festival – Naples, Italy, 2019 “OFFICIAL SELECTION” – up-and-coming International Film Festival – Hannover, Germany, 2019 “OFFICIAL SELECTION” – Hammer Kurzfilmnächte – Hamm, Germany, 2019 “OFFICIAL SELECTION” – International Queer Film Festival Merlinka – Belgrade, Serbia, 2019 “OFFICIAL SELECTION” – ImageOut Rochester LGBT Film Festival – Rochester, New York, USA, 2019 “OFFICIAL SELECTION” – QCinema Fort Worth – Fort Worth, Texas, USA, 2019 “OFFICIAL SELECTION” – Queen City Film Festival (QCFF) – Maryland, USA, 2019 “OFFICIAL SELECTION” – Lulea Film Festival – Norrbotten, Sweden, 2019 “OFFICIAL SELECTION” – Reel Q: Pittsburgh LGBTQ+ Film Festival – Pennsylvania, USA, 2019 “OFFICIAL SELECTION” – Linz International Short Film Festival – Linz, Austria, 2019 “OFFICIAL SELECTION” – Filmfestival Münster – Münster, Germany, 2019 “OFFICIAL SELECTION” – PRIDE PICTURES Queer Film Festival Karlsruhe – Karlsruhe, Germany, 2019 “OFFICIAL SELECTION” – North Carolina Gay & Lesbian Film Festival – North Carolina, USA, 2019 “OFFICIAL SELECTION” – OUT HERE NOW: Kansas City LGBT Film Festival – Missouri, USA, 2019 “OFFICIAL SELECTION” – Out Film CT – Connecticut, USA, 2019 “OFFICIAL SELECTION” – OutWest Film Fest – Nevada, USA, 2019 “OFFICIAL SELECTION” – Dumbo Film Festival – New York, USA, 2019 “OFFICIAL SELECTION” – Rome Independent Prisma Awards – Rome, Italy. Filmography: 2018 “In einem Moment” / “In a Moment”, 17 min. / shortfilm (director/writer/producer), 2017 “Das bin ich” / “This is me”, 3 min. / shortfilm (director/writer/producer)
Ruby Welles (koju glumi stend up komičarka Suzi Ruffell) ide ulicama Londona. Ide na prvi dejt, oseća tajnu borbu i izazov jer je sama tridesetogodišnja lezbejka. Udaraja ju je zvukovi i buka Vest Enda. Ovo je prvi film Marka Pinkosha. Jessicca Murrain i Jelnny Bede su u glavnim ulogama.
Director: Mark Pinkosh
Duration: 28 min
Ruby Welles (stand-up comedienne Suzi Ruffell in her acting debut) navigates the streets of London’s Soho, a first date, a secret struggle and the challenge of being a single thirty something lesbian buffeted by the sounds and bustle of the West End in Mark Pinkosh’s first film. With Jessica Murrain and Jenny Bede.
Mark Pinkosh (writer & director) is the founder of the Starving Artists Productions, UK, a theatre production company. Heading the company since 1984, Pinkosh has produced over sixty shows, directed twenty-two and performed in several of them. Born in Germany, raised in Hawaii from the age of 8, Pinkosh started working and living in the UK in 1988. Since 1993 Mark has worked with writer Godfrey Hamilton, his partner (on stage and off). Their work together has taken them around the world performing at a variety of International Festivals in Toronto, New Zealand, Vancouver and Miami. Some of his UK work includes performances at Manchester Royal Exchange, Tron, Traverse, Paisley Arts Centre, Eden Court, Lyric Hammersmith, Finborough, Drill Hall, Komedia (Brighton), Theatre Royal Plymouth (Drum), Hull Truck, Sheffield Crucible, The Tobacco Factory (Bristol) and The Brewery Arts Centre (Kendal). Mark was named a Presidential Scholar in The Arts by President Reagan, performing at Kennedy Center for the awards ceremony. Other awards include three Hawaii State Theatre Awards, the Manchester Evening News Award (for his work at the Royal Exchange) and the inaugural Stage award For Acting Excellence at Edinburgh, which he shared with Lynn Ferguson. Television: Lethal Weapon, Growing Up Fisher, Twisted, I’m With Her, House of Lies, Alias, In-Laws, Centre of The Universe, Hot Properties, The Brian Keith Show, Charlie’s Angels, The Jeffer sons, Rockford Files, Eight Is Enough, Hawaii 5-0, Waikiki, Magnum P.I., Jake and The Fatman. Film: Man on the Moon, 50 First Dates, Mod Squad, Dirty Deeds, Underclassman, Caliban Remix (short) Take Me With You (short) and The Ghosts of Los Angeles (short) As a film producer Mark has co- produced three shorts all with Drums and Thunder Films. This is his debut as a film director.
Tokom predsedničkih izbora u Brazilu, 2018. godine mlada žena očekuje svoju majku na večeri. Ali homofobična objava na društvenim mrežama je tera da preispita svoj odnos sa majkom.
Director: Mariana Stolze
Duration: 6 min
During 2018’s presidential election in Brazil, a young woman expects her mother for dinner. But a homophobic social media post makes her rethink this mother-daughter relationship.
Mariana Stolze is a Brazilian director and actress. Studied Performing Arts and Film at The University of Rio de Janeiro and The University of Chicago. She is member and co-founder of P A R A L E L A S – a team made a 100% of women filmmakers.
Dve dvojke. Jedna čeka u hotelskoj sobi, napaljena. Druga sedi u kući i izgleda utučeno. Postoji veza između njih dve.
Director: Myat Noe
Duration: 6 min
Two girls. One is waiting in a hotel room, sexually aroused. The other is sitting in a house, looking dejected. There is a connection between them.
M. Noe likes to make films that challenges social conventions and censorship of Myanmar (Burma). His previous credit includes A Thousand Years of Love selected at various LGBT film fests in UK, US, China, India, Slovenia, Mexico, and Serbia.
Osećanja se brzo menjaju. Ljubav postaje gubitak, da bi ponovo postala ljubav. Ionut i Calin su nedavno raskinuli. Kada se slučajno ponov sretnu, njihova se osećanja ponovo rađaju, zajedno sa napetošću koja ih je i razdvojila. Dva muškarca koja dolaze iz različitih svetova, odnos koji ih izvodi van njihovih granica.
Ionuț si Călin
Director: Sorin Poamă
Duration: 18 min
Feelings change quickly. Love becomes loss only to become love again. Ionuț and Călin have recently broken up. When they accidentally meet again, their feelings resurface, along with the tensions that drove them apart. Two men coming from different worlds, a relationship that takes them beyond their own limits.
In 2007 Sorin graduated from the National University of Theatre and Cinematography in Bucharest, where he studied Acting. In 2010 he co-wrote with Vera Ion an autobiographical theatre play: “Ich Clown” the story of a young Romanian actor immigrating to Germany to work as a street artist. In 2010, alongside writer Vera Ion, he founded and started teaching in the “Write Yourself” workshop in Bucharest where participants write scripts documenting their personal stories. Here, Sorin started to direct short films, following stories developed in the workshop. In 2015, “A girl I went to school with” won the Villa Kult Residency Award at the Next IFF in Bucharest. In August 2016 Sorin is selected for the Sarajevo Talent Campus. In 2018 “Ionuț and Călin” is selected in the National Competition at the Transilvania IFF in Cluj and Next IFF in Bucharest where it receives the Award for Best Romanian Short Film. In 2019 Ionut and Calin was selected to be screened at the Cannes Court Metrage and received an Official Selection from the PÖFF Shorts Black Nights Film Festival in Tallinn and the Pride Pictures Film Festival in Karlsruhe. It was also selected in competition at the Este Film Festival 2019 in Sibiu and the Gay Film Nights Film Festival in Cluj.
Priča o mladom katoliku koji se bori sa svojom homoseksualnošću. On je zaljubljen u drugog muškarca ali takođe ne želi da napusti svoju veru. On jednog kišnog dana na selu mora da izabere između ljubavi i vere.
Director: Jędrzej Gorski
Duration: 5 min
A story of a young Catholic man who is struggling with his homosexuality. He is in love with another man but also does not want to abandon his religion. He has to choose between love and religion on one rainy day in the countryside.
Jędrzej Gorski was born in 1998 in Warsaw, Poland. He is a student of Warsaw Film School. During his education, his short films were awarded on national and international film festivals. He is a second director of short film ,,Control” 5mln views on YouTube. Jędrzej worked with many Polish bands and created for them music videos.
Lokalni dostavljač Chunho nakon što mu je dostavio knedle, zaljubljuje se u Erica, advokata iz Amerike koji živi u Hong Kongu. Njihova ljubav za hranom i muzikom iz 70-ih ih zbližava, ali razlika u staležu će im konačno stati na put.
Director: Hugo Kenzo
Hong Kong, 2019
Duration: 15 min
Local delivery boy Chunho falls in love after delivering dumplings to Eric, an American lawyer living in Hong Kong. Their love for food and cheesy 70s music bring them together, but the class difference between the two of them eventually gets in the way.
Born in Brazil from Japanese parents, Hugo Kenzo is a writer, director and producer currently living in Hong Kong. Before making his way to this side of the globe, he lived in New York for 6 years, where he attended the prestigious Columbia University and pursued his Masters Degree in film. During that time, he strengthened his skills as a writer/director. His short film debut No Clothes premiered at Toronto’s Inside Out and screened in several other festivals around the world, including Germany, Ireland, Canada, India, the US and Brazil. After graduating with honors in 2014, Hugo landed a job at HBO, under the guidance of Emmy-award winner Amy Schatz. He went on to work closely with Oscar-nominee director Darren Aronofsky (Black Swan, Requiem for a Dream), during the post-production of his biblical blockbuster Noah. But it was in 2016 that his life took an amazing turn. He started working for Oscar-winning director, humanitarian and personal idol Jonathan Demme (Silence of the Lambs, Rachel Getting Married) and remained by his side until his passing on April 2017. As a director’s assistant, he learned about the art of filmmaking from a true genius. He’s currently writing for 2 interactive apps – Cliffhanger and Episode, while his original pilot Positive is being optioned by one of the largest production companies in Latin America. A cat lover and an amateur carpenter, his main goal is to make a difference by making films.
Dario, sedamnaestogodišnji dečko iz Barankilje (Kolumbija) ima strast prema plesu. On to pokušava da sakrije od svoje majke koja se plaši da on neće izrasti u “pravog muškarca”. Ona ga primorava da provodi dane radeći u prodavnici svoj ujaka. Da li će uspeti da igra na karnevalu?
Directors: Manuel Kinzer, Jorge A. Trujillo Gil
Duration: 15 min
Darío, a 17-year-old boy from Barranquilla, Colombia has a passion for dance. He tries to keep it a secret from his mother, who is afraid that he won´t grow up to be a „real man“. Instead, she forces him to spend the day working in his uncle´s shop. Will he be able to dance in the Carnival parade?
Manuel Kinzer, Jorge A. Trujillo Gil
Manuel Kinzer (1977) studied Visual Communication at the art college in Kassel and cinematography at the German Film- and Television Academy in Berlin. In 2007 he founded the production company FILMGESTALTEN in Berlin and since then has produced various short films. Darío is his first work as a director.
Jorge A. Trujillo (1987) was born in Colombia and raised in Spain. He studied Audiovisual Communication (UPSA-University of Salamanca), cinema (Ramon Llull-Blanquerna University in Barcelona) and postgraduate in politics (UB-University of Barcelona). He participated in different social and journalistic projects in Spain and Colombia.
Menis Nolakis, vojni oficir, je zarobljen u tamnoj kutiji. Shvatiće da je on zapravo u kovčegu, na dan svoje sahrane. On će neizbežno doći licem u lice sa svim bitnim ljudima u svom životu za poslednji susret… ali komplikacije su tik iza ugla… Hada.
Director: Antonis Glaros
Duration: 10 min
Menis Nolakis, an army officer, is trapped in a dark box. Soon he will realize that it is his coffin, on his funeral day. He will inevitably come face to face with all the important people of his life for the final encounter… and the twists and turns are just around the corner … of Hades.
Born in Toronto – Canada. Lives and works in Athens. Currently following the MA postgraduate program “Video Production , Audio means and Animation Graphics” of the University of West Attica; “Chandelier” is his final MA thesis.
Pogođen oproštajnim pismom svog dečka, Samuel u prirodi pokušava da promeni svoje ideje. Šuma će mu doneti čudnu i senzualnu utehu.
Director: Jean-Baptiste HUONG
Duration: 12 min
Torn by the farewell letter of his boyfriend, Samuel tries to change his ideas in nature. The forest will bring him a strange and sensual consolation…
Born in Saigon (Vietnam), Jean-Baptiste Huong is a director, editor and image designer based in Paris. His work has always been heavily influenced by Cinematography – a subject he studied for several years at the Pantheon-Sorbonne University. Because of his background, Jean-Baptiste Huong is very precise when it comes to staging his photographs: he likes to set a scene, usually in natural decors, with his models being true characters and their poses showing movements. His frames all tell a Story. And even if he likes to feature partially or fully naked men, he does so with a Sense of Poetry and Sensibility. Jean-Baptiste Huong’s work has been followed massively for years on social media. His pictures have been used for books covers and exhibited throughout Europe. « Secret Places » was his first portfolio art book published by Bruno Gmuender and released in 2016.
Slatka crna komedija o mužu i ženi čije različite ideje o rodnim ulogama dovode do neočekivane konfrontacije.
A Double Life
Short animated film
Directors: Studio Job, Joris & Marieke
Duration: 3 min
A deliciously dark comedy about a husband and wife whose different ideas of gender conformity lead to an unexpected confrontation.
Studio Job, Joris & Marieke
Job, Joris & Marieke, that’s the name of the animation studio. It’s just their three names: Job Roggeveen, Joris Oprins and Marieke Blaauw. It’s probably the most uncreative studio name ever. They admit it, they’ve put no effort at all in coming up with a better name. Pretty lame for such a creative studio. Doesn’t really speak for them, does it? They’ve made the wise decision to put all their creative energy in our work. And have you seen their work? Imagine how amazing their studio name could have been… They have a weird history considering they’re an animation studio. The three of them didn’t study animation but they graduated as product designers at the Design Academy Eindhoven. During their studies they discovered they had a passion for telling stories and composing music. But designing products + telling stories = very difficult. So animation turned out to be the best medium for us. It’s the perfect combination of storytelling, designing and composing. In 2013 their slasher film MUTE was released. Their second short A Single Life was nominated for an Academy Award® in the category best animated short in 2015. Since then the studio focused on making short films. (Otto) was released in 2015 and it had its premiere at the TIFF festival in Canada and it was nominated for a Rocky Award. In 2016 their 21 minute film Heads Together, made in co-production with Viking Film and VPRO, was released and it has been nominated for a Rocky Award and the Prix De Jeunesse. They’ve just finished their latest short A Double Life, which will have its festival release this fall. Altogether, their films and music videos won over 75 awards and were screened at more than 300 film festivals worldwide.
Kao i svakog popodneva, Alicia priprema šolju čaja i gleda svoj omiljeni youtube kanal: VictorGaming. Kanal sa video igrama. Victor, jutjuber, uživo odgovara na pitanja fanova. Alicia ima veoma bitnu stvar koju želi da mu kaže.
Director: Jorge Yudice
Duration: 5 min
Like every afternoon, Alicia prepares a cup of tea and watch her favorite youtube channel: VictorGaming. A role action video games channel. Victor, the youtuber, is streaming now answering questions from his fans. Alicia has a very important thing to say to him.
Graduated at ESCAC. He combines his job as advertising editor with the direction of short films. Highlights his short films “Simetría”, “Llums” and especially “Bus Story” that has been selected in over one hundred festivals, winning national and international awards. Currently he is on his first featured film.
U Rusijj, protesti za prava LGBT+ osoba bivaju nasilno ugušeni. U Čečeniji, federalnoj oblasti Rusije, homoseksualci su maltretirani i ubijani. Kada te borba može koštati života, samo svet drugih te može spasiti.
Silence is Deadly
Director: Brice Veneziano
Duration: 1 min
In Russia, protests for the rights of LGBT+ people are often violently repressed. In Chechnya, Federal Subject of Russia, homosexuals continue to be hunted down, tortured or killed. When fighting can cost you life, only the word of the others can save you.
Brice Veneziano is a young French director who lives in Paris. He studied scriptwriting at university and he worked as an editor during 2 years, but he wants to make movies since many years and he make his first short movie when he was fifteen years old. Since, he was the director, scriptwriter and editor of 7 shorts movies and now he hopes to make his first feature film coming soon.
Sabina, pedesetogodišnja vozačica kamiona, radi za francusku kompaniju koja je skoro preuzeta od strane konglomerata. Dok ona pokušava da se nosi sa novim pravilima, šefica pita Sabinu da krene na put za noćnu isporuku dugu 400 km, sa novom zaposlenom, dvadesetogodišnjom početnicom pod imenom Manon. Da li će pristati na ovo?
J’ai Cru Que Tu Partais Sans Moi
Director: Despina Athanassiadis
Duration: 17 min
Sabine, a 50 years old female truck driver, works for a French company which has recently been acquired by a conglomerate. Handling with new rules, the boss asks Sabine to go on the road for a night delivery 400 kilometers away with a new employee, 20 years old rookie called Manon. Will she agree?
Despina started to write scripts while at school before switching to acting. This is her first short film.
Andres, zvani Mumija ima 15 godina i nestao je. Policija vrši istragu u školi koju pohađa. Učenici umanjuju šale čijih su bili objekti, a profesori tvrde da ne znaju ništa o tome.
Director: Javier Rodriguez Espinosa
Duration: 17 min
Andrés, the Mummy, is 15 years old and has disappeared. The police investigate in the institute where he studied. The students silence the jokes of which they were constantly object, the teachers say they do not know anything.
Javier Rodriguez Espinosa
Javier Rodríguez Espinosa es graduado por la Escac en la especialidad de Dirección. Completó su formación becado en la EICTV de San Antonio de los Baños. Sus cortos cuentan con 20 premios y más de 100 selecciones en festivales como Sitges, Festival de Málaga, Medina del Campo, Versión Española, L’Alternativa, Mecal, etc. Con experiencia como realizador de publicidad, videoclips y televisión, también trabaja en la realización de festivales (Starlite) y giras de grupos de música (Amaral, Izal, Vetusta Morla). Además ha trabajado como script en largometrajes (El Intercambio) y series de televisión (Snatch, La que se avecina, El Pueblo).
Eli je studentkinja fotografije i daltonista je. Ona može da vidi samo crnu i belu boju. Na žurci, ona će sresti staru ljubav koja će joj promeniti život. Eli će morati da odluci da li će živeti novim životom ili prihvatiti sebe onakvom kakva je.
Director: Charlie Garcia Villalba
Duration: 16 min
Eli, is a photography student suffering from achromatopsia, so she can only see in black and white. At a party, she will meet an old love that will change her life. Eli will have to decide whether to live this new life or accept herself as she is.
Charlie Garcia Villalba
Charlie García Villalba, Sevillian director based in Barcelona, has a degree in Audiovisual Communication from the University of Seville. He has recently completed his studies with a Master’s Degree in Film Direction, and another in Cinematography at ESCAC. Uncoloured Girl is his fifth short film as director, this one is his most ambitious project to date.
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Pravi identitet svilenih buba
Režija: Javier Del Alamo
Trajanje: 3 min.
“Pravi identitet svilenih buva” se bavi otkrićem Sarinog rodnog identiteta kroz znatiželju i pristup mestima koja nisu predviđena za njen pol i u kontekstu koji ne dozvoljava pravilan razvoj rodnog identiteta. Film dovodi u pitanje prirodno isključenje i diskriminatorno ponašanja od strane društva.
La Verdadera Identidad De Los Gusanos De Seda
Director: Javier Del Alamo
Duration: 3 min
“The true identity of silkworms” deals with the discovery of Sara’s gender identity through curiosity and the approach to places not intended for her sex and in a context that does not allow the correct development of a gender identity own. The film questions the naturalized exclusion and discriminatory behaviors that reproduce society.
Javier Del Álamo
He studied Audiovisual Production in Palma de Mallorca. He has made several short films such as “Oil or Lemon” or “Rent a Dream”. He is currently studying Production at the International School of Film and TV in San Antonio de los Baños, Cuba, where he made his short film “The true identity of silkworms.”
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Bolje je bilo sa Frankom
Režija: Adan Pichardo
Trajanje: 5 min.
Carmelo misli da je bolje bilo sa Francom. On se (protiv svoje želje) seli u kuću svoje ćerke i zeta. Carmelo će se stalno osvrtati na svoju frustrirajuću situaciju, stvarajući ludu i neodrživu situaciju.
Con Paquito Era Mejor
Director: Adan Pichardo
Duration: 5 min
Carmelo thinks that with Franco it was better. He moves (against his will) to the house of his daughter and son-in-law. Carmelo will continually reflect his frustrated situation, provoking a crazy and unsustainable situation.
I was born in Huelva, Spain in 1992. At 15 years old i made my first short film and went to my first film festival. As of today I have directed more than 20 motion pictures, 1 music video, various mock advertisements, and a web series. I am the president of a film association called Premade and I have worked in public and private television companies throughout Spain. At the University of Rey Juan Carlos Madrid I majored in audiovisual communication. I also obtained my masters degree from the Transforming Arts Institute of Madrid focusing on film directing. “Ago: Big Bang” (2016), “Los Odiosos 4” (2016), “Ojos que no ven” (2017), “Kairós” (2017), “Con Paquito era mejor” (2018).
Šta znači biti stranac u sopstvenom domu i svojoj zemlji? Zatvorenik društva predstavlja putovanje u svet i svest mlade transrodne žene, koja je zatvorena od spoljnog sveta već deset godina, zarobljena između lične želje za slobodom i tradicionalnih očekivanja njenih roditelja koji ugrožavaju njeno jedinstvo. Ovo je prvi gruzijski dokumentarac nominovan za Evropske filmske nagrade.
Prisoner of society
Director: Rati Tsiteladze
Duration: 15 min
What it means to be a stranger in your own home and country? Prisoner of Society is an intimate journey into the world and mind of a young transgender woman, locked away from the outside world for the past decade, trapped between her personal desire for freedom and traditional expectations of her parents that threaten their unity. (It is the first Georgian documentary nominated for European Film Academy Awards)
Rati Tsiteladze was born in post-Soviet Georgia. He studied filmmaking at the Hybrid Conservatory, Los Angeles. He is an alumnus of Locarno Academy, TIFF Filmmaker Lab and Berlinale Talents. His shorts won over 50 awards and screened at more than 300 festivals, including Melbourne, Hong Kong and Locarno. His recent work PRISONER OF SOCIETY (2018) won numerous Oscar® qualifying awards and it is the first Georgian short documentary nominated for European Film Academy. He was selected at Cannes Cinéfondation Residence and won the first HFPA Film Independent Award by Hollywood Foreign Press Association Golden Globes®.
Nicole (22) potiče iz konzervativne i religiozne porodice. Zato njena veza sa Catalinom (23), koja je vaspitana u otvorenoj i liberalnoj okolini, mora ostati u trajnosti. Nicolini religiozni običaji predstavljaju temelj njihove veze. One odlučuju da provedu vikend pokraj plaže. Naizgled sve lepo teče dok telefonski poziv od Nicoline mame stvara konflikt između njih dve, što dovodi u pitanje budućnost njihove veze.
Director: David Parra Zeltzer
Duration: 11 min.
Nicole (22) comes of a conservative and religious family, so she must keep secret her romance with Catalina (23), who has been brought up in a more open and liberal environment. Nicole’s paradigm and religious conventions are the cornerstone of the relationship. They decide to spend a weekend alone on the beach, despite everything seems to be going well, a phone call from Nicole’s mom revives conflict between the couple, jeopardizing the future of their relationship.
David Parra Zeltzer
David Parra Seltzer is an Audiovisual Director in Cinema and TV and 3D Modeler. Studies at the University of Chile, the Film and TV career and the Character Creation Program at Animschool (USA). Participation in festivals as director and screenwriter in different countries of South America, North America and Europe.
Ispirisano istinitom pričom, “Krvarim” je intimna ispovest osobe koja živi sa HIV-om. Vrtlog emocija. Prvi osećaji. Animacija pokušava da demistifikuje probleme koji, do današnjeg dana, istraju u percepciji društva o ovom virusu.
Short animated film
Directors: Tiago Minamisawa, Bruno H Castro, Guto BR
Duration: 7 min
Inspired by a true story, “I Bleed” is the intimate confession of a person living with HIV. Whirlwind of emotions. The first sensations. An animation film tries to demystify issues that, to this day, persist in society’s imagination about the virus.
Produced and scripted the short film “Guida”, by Rosana Urbes, winner of the Jean-Luc Xiberras prize at “Annecy International Animated Film Festival” and of 5 prizes at “Anima Mundi International Animation Festival”. Also produced the short film “A Common Place”, winner of the grand jury prize at “Uruguay International Animation Festival”.
Bruno H Castro
Scripted and produced the short animated film “Guida”, by Rosana Urbes, winner of over 80 prizes in festivals around the world. Also scripted the documentary “O único com o nome EU” (The Only One Whose Name Is I) and the fiction feature-length film “Depois que você foi” (After You Went Away).
Guto BR (Co-direction)
In 2013 made his first short animated film, “Fuga Animada” (Animated Escape), still as a student and, since then, has been working as a storyboarder and art director for various TV series and feature-lenght films, including “Viajantes do Bosque Encantado” (Voyagers of the Enchanted Forest), the new film by Alê Abreu, the Oscar-nominated director of “O Menino e o Mundo” (Boy and the World).
Posebni stanari se useljavaju u zgradu Marije Terese.
Director: Alexandra Gascon
Duration: 6 min
Some very special tenants are moving to Maria Teresa’s building.
Graduada en Óptica y Optometría por la Universidad de Valencia, cursó sus estudios de Diplomatura en Dirección Cinematográfica en la escuela de cine de la misma ciudad, graduándose posteriormente en el Máster de Dirección del Centro Universitario de Artes TAI de Madrid. Además de participar en la realización de más de una veintena de cortometrajes, ha escrito y dirigido “Invertido” (2015), que se ha paseado por festivales tanto a nivel nacional como internacional, “Planeta 7” (2016), “Inquilinos” (2018) y la obra de microteatro “El reencuentro”. Su guión “La Última Noche” fue seleccionado para el Accesit entre guionistas y productores dentro de la 19ª Semana del Cortometraje de la Comunidad de Madrid. Ha formado parte, entre otros, del equipo de dirección del largometraje “All I see is you” de Mark Forster protagonizado por Blake Lively, Jason Clarke y Danny Huston; en el mismo equipo, también ha sido partícipe de la 2ª temporada de la serie “Yo quisiera” del canal de televisión Divinity. Además ha estado en el comité de selección y organización del Festival Iberoamericano de Cortometrajes FIBABC. Estuvo en producción en la película “En las estrellas”, dirigida por Zoe Berriatúa y producida por Alex de la Iglesia, Kiko Martínez y Carolina Bang y actualmente trabaja como coordinadora de producción y asistente de productor y productor ejecutivo en Nadie Es Perfecto, productora que tiene a sus espaldas películas como “Perfectos Desconocidos”, que ha conseguido colarse en la lista de películas españolas más taquilleras de la historia del cine, “El Bar” o “Pieles”, que ha terminado de rodar “La influencia”, película dirigida por Denis Rovira y protagonizada por Emma Suarez, Manuela Vellés, Maggie Civantos y Alain Hernández y distribuida por Sony Pictures y que se encuentra en post-producción de “La Pequeña Suiza”.
Godina je 1997, Badnje veče. Camila (11) krade košulju svog brata, vozi svoj bicikl i pažnju joj skreće dečko koji kupuje vatromet. Ona ulazi u vodu, igra se sa rođacima i nosi haljinu tokom večere. Kada je videla svoju porodicu kroz kameru, Camila počinje da registruje sebe.
Toda Mi Alegría
Director: Micaela Gonzalo
Duration: 13 min
1997, Christmas Eve. Camila (11) steals a shirt from her brother, rides a bike and gets distracted by a guy who buys fireworks. She gets into the water, plays with her cousins and wears a dress for dinner. After observing her family through a VHS camera, Camila begins to register herself.
Born in 1987 in Argentina. She studied Directing and Screenwriting at the CIEVYC film school and then Cinematography and Camera at the Sindicato de la Industria Cinematográfica Argentina (SICA). In 2009 she began teacher training in language and literature and attended workshops run by Argentinian writer Hebe Uhart. Her short films, short stories and screenplays have been invited to festivals and have won various competitions and stipends. She published her debut novel ‘Neptuno’ in 2017.
Grad je ukočen: ovog jutra neko je nacrtao grafiti na zidu istorijskog spomenika. Ljudi na koje ovo utiče su gradonačelnik i dr Robin koji će morati da objasne situaciju.
Director: Aurelien Laplace
Duration: 9 min
Stupor in the city: this morning, someone sprayed a graffiti on the wall of a historical monument! The main people concerned, the Mayor and Dr. Robin, will have to explain…
Since 2001, he wrote and directed six short films and two clips for Hku and Seldom Colin. With each new film, he explores the theme of the unsettling of daily life or how characters entangled in a routine see suddenly their life switch and their upended bearings among other. This led him to develop comedies to offbeat tone. Aurélien is also currently working on a new comedy feature film.
Dok je sa svojim verenikom u potrazi za vereničkim prstenom, Yasmin nailazi na svog mitološkog bivšeg dečka.
Director: Leon Livshitz
Duration: 9 min
Looking for an engagement ring alongside her fiancé, Yasmin encounters her mythological ex-boyfriend.
Writer, Director whose films won numerous international awards. Shot and directed films in Israel, Italy, Russia and Serbia. Regularly collaborates with international talent. Born in Soviet Union, traveled the world and currently resides in Israel. Graduated the Technion as a Software Engineer thus acquiring a “serious” day job, which helped finance MFA in film direction from Tel Aviv University.
Sofia je već donela najbitniju odluku u svom životu. Ona sedi na plaži i razmišlja o Sonji pre nego što preduzme sledeći korak.
Director: Aniez Atlas
Duration: 10 min
Sofia has already made the most important decision of her life. She is sitting on the beach thinking about Sonia before taking the next step.
Aniez is an actor, director, artist and entertainer. He has worked in various film projects (that include both short films and independent features ranging from various genres such as comedy and drama), TV series and web-series in Spain, England, The Netherlands, Italy and Poland. His directorial debut is the short film ‘Blue Rhapsody’ which won many awards. He is also currently directing his first feature film, the musical horror ‘Velvet Calling’.
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Guillermo na krovu
Režija: Miguel Laguente
Trajanje: 16 min.
Dok Guillermo pokušava da spasi svoj ljubavni život praveći film na tu temu, on će otkiriti još jednu realnost kroz Sakira, migranta iz Sirije zbog kojeg će pomisliti da su svi njegovi problem površni.
Guillermo up on the roof
Director: Miguel Laguente
Duration: 16 min
While Guillermo tries to fix his romantic life making a film with it, he will discover another reality through Samir, a Syrian refugee who will make him think that all his issues are superficial.
With Guillermo on the roof, a shortfilm set in the world of cinema with a self-parodic portrait of creators, I have had the opportunity to, through a fresh short film with a Romcom hint, deal with important and current issues such as superficial drift of relationships in the urban world of social networks, and mostly, the situation of refugees arriving in Europe, and more specifically that of LGBT people, doubly discriminated because of their sexual orientation and their status as foreigners.
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Večno je sve dok traje
Režija: Akira Kamiki
Trajanje: 19 min.
Nakon što su se zaljubile jedna u drugu na žurci, Danny i Seiji samo žele da budu zajedno. Međutim, njihove razlike mogu da se dokažu kao jače od njihovih osećanja. Prvi film o aseksualnosti.
Infinite while it lasts
Director: Akira Kamiki
Duration: 19 min
After falling in love at a party, Danny and Seiji just want to be together. However, their differences might prove stronger than their feelings. The first fiction film about asexuality.
Akira Kamiki is a Brazilian director born and raised in Sao Paulo. In 2013 graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Photography, with a focus on filmmaking. Graduated in Film Directing in 2017 and is currently studying a Screenwriting MA at Goldsmith, University of London. An activist of the Brazilian LGBT+ community, Akira has so far written and directed five shorts, including three Queer films. The debut film, “Afterglow”, was accepted into more than 40 film festivals, including the 36th Vancouver International, and has won five awards. “Top 10 Places to Visit in Sao Paulo” screened at the ‘42 Frameline Film Festival’, the oldest and largest LGBTQ film exhibition event in the world, and was also part of the ‘28th Inside Out Toronto’.
U lavirintu ljubavi, događa se igra kontradikcije: dve žene se bore u duelu protiv svojih osećanja; jedno osećanje je razum a drugo srce… lavirinit se širi sve dok ne kulminira u ritual neuredne krvi i preuzbuđene utrobe.
The breath of Celia
Director: Miguel Angel Barrroso
Duration: 15 min
In the labyrinth of love a game of contradictions takes place: two women fight a duel with their feelings; one is reason and the other is the heart… but the labyrinth proliferates until it culminates in the ritual of disorderly blood and overexcited viscera.
Miguel Angel Barrroso
He is dedicated to film criticism and is a film writer, poet and filmmaker. He has participated in the organization of several film festivals as Head of Programming. He has published among other books: La bella Patricia (Narrativa) (2000); Pier Paolo Pasolini: the brutality of coherence (2000); Erotic Cinema in 100 Days (2001); Spanish Cinema in 100 Films (2002); Michelangelo Antonioni: Technically Dolce (2006), Marcello Mastroianni From A to Z (2007); The 100 Best Italian Movies in the History of Cinema (2008); The Hundred Best Movies of the 20th Century; The 100 Best French Movies in the History of Cinema (2009); The Hundred Best British Movies of the History of Cinema (2011); He has published several books of poetry among which stand out: Insensitive movements of chameleon; Poetry in heat; Poems of aggression; Three notebooks of love; I went to Hunt the devil. He has directed: INFARTO CON ROTURA DE CORAZÓN (2011); HISTORIAS DE LIMA (2012); EVALUNA (2013); PIERPAOLO (2016); MALA: APUNTES DE UNA CIUDAD (2017); THE BREATH OF CELIA (2019); URBAN (2019).
Alicia i Vero su čuvari u galeriji i sreću se samo tokom promene smena. Umetničko delo će staviti njihova osećanja na test.
Director: Federico Untermann
Duration: 10 min
Alicia and Vero are room watchmen in an art gallery and only see each other during shift change. A work of art will test their feelings.
I was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina, in 1976. Between 1995 and 1997 I studied Film Direction at FUC (Universidad del Cine) and in 1998 I moved to Madrid. I have directed the series “Right to Dream”, currently broadcast by TVE 1 and the short films “Todo lo demás” (5 awards and more than 60 selections (Medina del Campo, Elche, Cortogenia, Soria, DC Shorts, Athens, Ohio (Qualifier for the Oscars)). I have participated as 1ºAD in films like ” The Lighthouse of the Orcas ” of Gerardo Olivares, ” Beautiful Youth ” of Jaime Rosales or ” We need to talk about Kevin ” of Lynn Ramsay, to mention some, and in the series Alta Mar “(Netflix), ” Velvet Collection “(Movistar) + and ” The Refugees “(BBC), among others.
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Sunset Park, skladište
Režija: Dazhi Huang
Trajanje: 9 min.
Miguel, student, na aplikaciji Grindr nailazi na bivšeg dečka Borisa, ruskog vozača kamiona, u industrijskoj oblasti u Sunnset Parku u Bruklinu. Posle oklevanja, oni ponovo stupaju u kontakt.
Sunset Park, warehouse
Director: Dazhi Huang
Duration: 9 min
Miguel, a community college student, encounters his ex-lover Boris, a Russian warehouse truck driver, at an industrial area in Sunset Park, Brooklyn through Grindr. After hesitations, they reconnect.
Dazhi Huang, currently studying at California Institute of the Arts for the Film Directing Master Degree Program. This short film directed by him depicts a short-term romance between two immigrants in NYC who are isolated from the prosperity of Capitalism. It’s a short film depicting our escapes from choices within the social media era of Capitalism when the prosperity in the virtual world does not reflect in the reality, It’s also a film about how Social Media and Urban environment help to erase the border and boundary between people from different cultural, class and educational backgrounds.
Prvorođeni sin koristi šminku i oblači se kao žena što izaziva raspravu sa ocem tokom porodične večere.
Director: Simon Maria Kubiena
Duration: 3 min
The first-born using make-up and dressing up as a woman triggers a dispute situation with the father at a family dinner.
Simon Maria Kubiena
Simon Maria Kubiena, born in 1998 in Vienna, found his passion for filmmaking through acting, which he successfully demonstrated since the age of 8 with roles at the Burgtheater Vienna and national film productions. Since then, Simon has been working on short films and music videos, which have been widely acclaimed at national and European film festivals. In the summer of 2018, he attended a film workshop at the Prague Film School. Simon lives and works in Vienna.
Cheyenne je jedina devojka u muškoj fudbalskoj bandi poznatoj kao “The Kick-About Crew”. Opijanje I nasilje igraju glavnu ulogu u životu ove bande, čiji je član Cheyennin dečko, Josh. Jednog dana na fudbalskom terenu se pojavljuje misteriozni dečko.
Don`t Call Me Bro
Director: Gina Wenzel
Duration: 19 min
Cheyenne is the only girl in a boys’ football gang known as “The Kick-About Crew”. Boozing and violence play a central role in the life of the gang, of which Cheyenne’s boyfriend, Josh, is also a member. One day a new boy with something mysterious about him appears at the pitch.
Gina Wenzel was born in Düsseldorf, Germany. After receiving her degree in social education, she took several internships working for different theatre companies in Germany and England. She later began working for the media institute in Wuppertal (“Medienprojekt Wuppertal”) as a freelance documentary filmmaker, specialising in social issues. She started to study “film and sound” at the University of Applied Science and Art in Dortmund. 2016 she passed her second bachelor degree and is currently undertaking postgraduate studies in screenwriting and directing at the Academy of Media Arts in Cologne (“KHM”). Her short films have been invited to over 150 film festivals worldwide and have won numerous awards.
Eleanor i Isabelle se ponovo sreću, šezdeset godina posle raskida veze. Da li će ljutnja i gorčina osuditi na propast njihovu buduću vezu ili će ljubav na kraju ipak pobediti?
Time & Again
Director: Rachel Dax
Duration: 27 min
Eleanor and Isabelle meet again, sixty years after their relationship break up. Will anger and bitterness doom any future relationship or will love win out in the end?
Rachel Dax is a Writer, Director and Producer based in Wales, UK. Her production company DaxiTales Ltd is dedicated to creating high quality drama for the big and small screen. Time & Again is her 10th short film. As well as writing, directing and producing LGBTQ+ films, Rachel writes lesbian/gender-queer fiction and lectures in Film.
Dix Pix je kratki animirani dokumentarac koji sagledava gej muško/trans/ne binarno telo i zašto ljudi često šalju svoje gole slike preko aplikacija za upoznavanje. Dokumentarac ima eksperimentalni pristup u svom vizualnom stilu i bavi se temama muževnosti, queer ljudi, samoće i tela. Svi intervjui su urađeni preko gej aplikacije za upoznavanje Grindr i prikazuje seriju precrtaniih i animiranih slika penisa. Dobio sam dosta takvih slika preko aplikacija i upitao sam te ljude zašto ih šalju. Odgovori su bili interesantni, raznovrsni i prikazani su u ovom animiranom dokumentarcu Dix Pix.
Short animated film
Director: Steven Fraser
Duration: 4 min
Dix Pix is a short animated documentary that looks at the gay male/trans/non-binary body and why it is common for people to send naked pictures via dating apps. The documentary takes an experimental approach in its visual style and tackles themes of masculinity, queerness, solitude and the body. All interviews were conducted over the gay dating/hookup app Grindr and feature a series of redrawn and animated dick pics. I received the dick pics on the app and asked the sender why they sent the photos. The responses were interesting and diverse and are presented in the animated documentary Dix Pix.
I am an animator, writer and theatre-maker who creates short films and performances that are designed for adults who express neurodiverse behaviours, but can be enjoyed by anyone. I make inventive use of animation, puppetry and kinetic art to present unique and distinctive art. I identify as queer and take a queer perspective within my work.
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Peti sprat levo
Režija: Renata Lučić
Trajanje: 15 min.
Kada Majini roditelji dođu u Zagreb da bi je posetili, Nika i Maja skrivaju svoja lica maskama i počinju da igraju igru koja je Niki već dosadila.
Fifth Floor on The Left
Director: Renata Lučić
Duration: 15 min
When Maja’s parents come to Zagreb to visit their daughter, Nika and Maja cover their faces with masks and start playing the game Nika has grown very tired of.
Renata Lučić was born in Brčko in 1991. Her first amateur films were made while she participated in film workshops and film clubs, while in 2016 she enrolled in the Department of Film and TV directing – Documentary Film, at the Zagreb Academy of Dramatic Art. She is the author of several short films, documentaries and music videos. Together with director Filip Filković works as a production duo More-Magnets.
Taylor se opsesivno priprema za savršen treći dejt sa predivnim dečkom pod imenom Chris, ali njegov trud poprima suprotan efekat i njihova veza dobija skroz drugi nivo intimnosti.
Next Level Shit
Director: Gary Jaffe
Duration: 11 min
Taylor (Ben Baur) prepares obsessively for the perfect third date with dreamboat Chris (Daniel K. Isaac), but his efforts backfire, sending the relationship spiraling to a whole new level of intimacy.
Hailing originally from Austin TX, Gary is a Brooklyn-based writer/director of film and theatre. He has written and directed two short films: Next Level Shit and Sunset, which premiered at the prestigious Palm Springs International ShortFest and has now played in over 35 festivals around the world. Sunset has received several awards, including the Audience Award for Best LGBTQ Film at Rhode Island International Film Festival and Best Short Film at the East Village Queer Film Festival. Look out for Next Level Shit to make its premiere in 2019. His theatre work has appeared on stages around NYC, including his plays Diaspora TX, Song to the Moon, and numerous short plays. BA: Yale University.
“Pravi trenutak” je kratka drama, o dvadesetogodišnjem momku koji studira medicine. On dolazi kući za uskršnji raspust kako bi rekao svojoj majci da je gej. Tokom uskršnjeg raspusta oseća pritisak od strane svoje majke zbog devojke koja dolazi u posetu, a sa druge strane njegov dečko ga pritiska da prizna njihovu vezu. Kire ne može da podnese toliki pritisak I čeka pravi trenutak da kaže istinu oboma I da se oslobodi tog pritiska.
The right moment
Director: Aleksandar Arsovski
Duration: 8 min
“The right moment“ is short drama film, about young 20 years old boy who is studying medicine, and for the Easter holiday he is coming home to his mother. During the Easter holiday he has pressure from one side from his mother about some girl who is coming on visit, and from the another side, he has pressure from his secret boyfriend about their relationship. Kire can’t filed those two pressure and he is waiting for the right moment to tell the truth to both of them and to get released.
Aleksandar Arsovski is young filmmaker who finished film directing in the Film Academy in Shtip, Macedonia. He has been worked in several films in Macedonian feature and short films, like: “God exists, her name is Petruniya”, “Snake”, “Ashes”, “Donka”, “My biggest wish”, “The Infected Area of Mara and Zharko” etc. During education, he was on “Erasmus + exchange” in Croatia where he was on practice in the biggest private TV station, Nova TV where he was working on a daytime TV series “Čista Ljubav” and a reality show. He is a big lover of films and TV series, his films have been selected in several festival threw whole Europe and his last documentary has had premiere in festival in India. He is already know in Macedonia in all film festivals because every year he is taking part of them with his films.
Almir je skriveni gej muškarac koji ne može da prihvati svoju seksualnost. On je zaljubljen u emotivno nestabilnog, oženjenog dečka Mirsada. Umesto da ode na žurku, Almir odlučuje da provede Novu godinu sa Milicom, prijateljicom na samrti i da joj kaže da je gej.
Director: Andrey Volkashin
Bosnia and Herzegovina, 2018
Duration: 17 min
Almir is a gay man in the closet, who struggles with self-acceptance. He is hopelessly in love with his emotionally unstable, married boyfriend Mirsad. Instead of going to a party, Almir decides to spend New Year’s Eve with his dying friend Militsa and come out to her.
Born in Macedonia, Andrey Volkashin graduated film directing at NATFA in Sofia, Bulgaria, and is currently based in Stockholm, Sweden. His first film Nothing in the Air (10′) premiered at Sofia IFF 2008 and his graduation film Kinder Surprise (27′) was awarded the Audience Award at Sofia IFF 2011. His musical comedy Shhh… Sing to Me (36′) was the first short film to be theatrically distributed in Bulgaria and has created a strong cult following. The short film Koliva (24′), a Macedonian-Bulgarian co-production opened at the 46th Huesca IFF. His short script project ‘Ficus’ was selected by the program ‘Sarajevo, City of Film’ and was produced as a part of Sarajevo Film Festival 2018. Ficus was nominated for IRIS PRIZE, the largest award for LGBT+ short film in the world and have opened at the 25th ISFF in Drama. Andrey has just completed his last short film Snake (20′) and is currently developing two feature film projects, both supported with script development grants by the Macedonian Film Agency. He is also a published novelist in his native Macedonia.
Starija žena pred kraj svog života se priseća godina provedenih u školi za devojke.
Director: Audrey Biche
Duration: 10 min
An elderly woman at the end of her life reminisces her years spent at a boarding school for girls.
Born in France and raised in the Caribbean, Audrey received her bachelors in Cinematography from EICAR in 2018. Her thesis film, ‘Adeline’, won the Albert R. Broccoli award at the French Cinémathèque. She plans to join the 8% of women directors and work towards equal representation and pay in film.
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Cenjena gospođo upravnice
Režija: Michèle Massé
Trajanje: 3 min.
Maria, aktivista za LGBT prava, piše pismo upravnici rezidencije koja je nju i njenu suprugu Rosu, lišila prava na pristup stanu. Ona objašnjava razlog zašto neće moći da prihvati predlog upravnice.
Esteemed Madam Director
Director: Michèle Massé
Duration: 3 min
Maria, LGBT rights activist, writes a letter to the director of the senior residency who has denied, to her and her wife Rosa, access to an apartment there. She tells the reasons why they won’t be able to accept the director proposal.
After studying cinema in Paris III, Michèle Massé graduated from INSAS in Brussels in 1989. She worked as assistant director and location scout in feature films. She directed a short fiction film followed by several documentaries. In her documentary work, she has specialised in portraits of women. Today she has fiction and documentary projects.
Blesavo štene ima mamurluk I pokušava da se oporavi uspomoć droge I pornića. Kada dejstvo prestane Štene stavlja masku I skejtom odlazi u srce grada. Slučajni susret mu pomaže da vidi da nije jedino štene u gradu. Kratki film, koji je režirao Austrlijanac Damian Brinley, Blesavo štene na razigran način istražuje kako je nekada potrebna sekunda susreta sa nekim ko je kao mi, da bi nas to podsetilo da nismo sami.
Director: Damian Brinley
Duration: 4 min
The Silly Puppy has a hangover and tries to distract himself with drugs and porn. When that wears off Puppy puts on his mask and skates into the heart of the city. A chance encounter enables him to see he is not the only puppy in town. A short film by Australian director Damian Brinley, Silly Puppy playfully explores how sometimes all it takes is a split-second of connection with one of our own kind to remind us we are not alone.
Damian Brinley is an artist based in Sydney Australia. Having produced Music Videos and TV Commercials in the 90s he finally decided to direct his own short film ‘Silly Puppy’ in 2018. Damian has a love of portraiture and Architecture and the outsider. His photography has been published and exhibited worldwide.
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Dante protiv Mohameda Alija
Režija: Marc Wagenaar
Trajanje: 25 min.
Kada Wolf odbije da se u nedeljnom meču boksa bori protiv najboljeg druga Alexandera, celo selo se okreće protiv njega. On pokušava da ubedi Alexandera da zajedno odu iz sela, ali njegova previše romantična poruka nailazi na zid.
Dante vs. Mohammed Ali
Director: Marc Wagenaar
Duration: 25 min
When Wolf refuses to fight his best friend Alexander during a weekly boxing match, the whole village turns against him. He tries to convince Alexander to join him leaving the village, but his overly romantic message runs into a wall.
Marc received in his hometown Nijmegen his Bachelor in Communications, where he wrote his papers for record label PIAS and the film distributor Cinéart. To develop his passion for film he moved to Berlin on invitation of the award winning documentary maker Viola Stephan. In Berlin he completed internships for Tonmeister Adrian Baumeister at ‘The Post Republic’ and ‘Berlinale Panorama’, and had many different roles on film sets before he founded his own film production company ‘Holy Birds’. Under this name he wrote, directed and produced his first short film HOLY BIRD starring Rolf Kanies (“Der Untergang”). After 4 long, cold days and nights in the woods, the shooting of the film was complete. While HOLY BIRD was still in post production, he’d already completed his 16mm second short film THE EGGMAN starring Lars Rudolph (“Werckmeister Harmonies”, “Lola Rennt”) and Anna Böttcher (“About: Kate”). His films were recognized by film festivals and by the Filmacademy of Amsterdam where he was selected to study directing. With a very own style, highly regarded directors such as Charlie Chaplin, Andrej Tarkovsky, Ingmar Bergman, Akira Kurosawa, David Lynch, Bela Tarr, Ingmar Bergman & Alejandro Jodorowsky can clearly be seen as influences on his work. Currently he has just completed his graduation film ‘Dante vs. Mohammed Ali’ at the Netherlands Filmacademy.
Mikail je morao da pobegne iz rodnog grada Čečenije zato što je homoseksualac. On u Nemačkoj neočekivano sreće svog druga iz detinjstva, Dauda. Mikail se suočava ne samo sa obnovlljenim prijateljstvom, već I sa ponovnim strahom od progona.
Director: Raissa Sokurowa
Duration: 14 min
Mikail had to flee Chechnya for being homosexual. Unexpectedly meeting his old childhood-friend Daud in Germany, Mikal is not only faced with a renewed friendship, but a recurring fear of persecution.
Raissa Sokurowa 1992, Russian Federation. Studies Theatre and Television Directing (Bachelor) in Russia. International screenings of her short films. Since 2016, she lives in Germany.
Mikro dokumentarac koji istražuje rad svestranog queer umetnika pod imenom JIMBO Insell
Director: Kelly Conlin
Duration: 3 min
A micro documentary exploring the work of multifaceted queer artist JIMBO Insell.
Kelly Conlin is a Canadian filmmaker—based in Victoria, British Columbia—who is passionate about bringing untold stories to life through her work as a cinematographer, director and editor. Her films have screened internationally at over thirty film festivals and garnered multiple nominations and awards, including Best Documentary, Best Short and Best Experimental Film. Known online by her loyal fans as the camera gear reviewer Nice Lady Productions, Kelly’s in-depth gear reviews demonstrate her passion for sharing filmmaking techniques with the broader community.
Gej mladić krije sramnu tajnu o svom telu. Kada dečko u koga je već dugo zaljubljen počne da ga zavodi na žurci, on biva primoran da se suoči sa stidom i otkrije istinu ili da izgubi dečka iz snova.
Director: Christopher Cosgrove
Duration: 6 min
A young gay man is hiding an embarrassing secret about his body. When a long-term crush begins seducing him at a party, he is forced to confront his shame and expose the truth, or risk losing the boy of his dreams.
A geeky Brisbane boy addicted to Tiny Teddies, Christopher Cosgrove has spent the last decade working as a freelance editor, cutting television commercials and corporate videos for clients such as Super Amart, Rio Tinto and Dreamworld. Frustrated by offline media and insufficient disk space, Christopher is eager to transition from the edit lab to the director’s chair. Last year he emigrated to Sydney in order to develop his directing chops at the Australian Film Television and Radio School. While completing a Graduate Certificate he wrote and directed Boldly Go, an autobiographical short film about the challenges of dating with a colostomy bag. If you’d like to know more about Christopher, offer him a mojito and a game of Scrabble.
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Leptiri u Berlinu
Kratki animirani film
Režija: Monica Manganelli
Trajanje: 30 min.
Alex se seli u Berlin 1933. godine, tokom perioda Vajmarske republike. Tražeći mesto u svetu za sebe i svoj seksualni identitet, on posle operacije postaje prvi transseksualac u istoriji. To se nažalost dešava tokom uspona nacizma, poremećaj društva koji je pretvorio prestonicu seksualne slobode u jednu od najpotlačenijih zemalja sveta.
Butterflies in Berlin
Short animated film
Director: Monica Manganelli
Duration: 30 min
Alex moves to Berlin in 1933, during the Weimar Republic period. Looking for his place in the world and his sexual identity, he becomes the first out-of-surgery transsexual in History. That happens unfortunately during the National-Socialism rise, a social disruption that turned the capital of sexual freedom in the most repressed country of all times.
Monica Manganelli, born in Parma (1977) is a film&creative director, scenographer-visual artist. She spent her early career to work as Set/Stage Designer and Concept/Visual Artist for many productions since 2001 to 2011 in the Lyric Opera House in Italy and Europe.Then she moved to work into Movie Production and begin to collaborate on different projects (commercial spot, movies, animation short) for creating virtual set design and look. One of her past important work for a production movie has been Cloud Atlas by Wachowski Brothers at the Babelsberg Studios in Berlin. The Ballad of the Homeless her first animated film won Prestigious awards among: Best Animation at Los Angeles Shorts Film fest for qualifying academy award 2016, WINNER BEST FILM WORLD CULTURES and BEST FILM EUROPE at Anim!Arte – Festival Internacional de Animação 2015, WINNER BEST MUSIC and AUDIENCE AWARD , ATHENS ANIMFEST 2016, WINNER SPECIAL SILVER RIBBON for Animation category (Nastro d’ argento speciale all’ animazione 2016), WINNER BEST ANIMATED ECO-FILM – Golden KuKer Animation Film Fest (2016), CANDIDATED for ITALIAN OSCAR- DAVID DI DONATELLO 2016 – category: Best short film, WINNER AUDIENCE AWARD – Festival “Registi a Confronto”, Italy (2016), WINNER AUDIENCE AWARD, Festival Palagiano in corto (2016), WINNER BEST ANIMATION -Voghera Film festival (2016), SPECIAL MENTION AMARCORT FILM FESTIVAL – Rimini Italy (2016). “A SYMPONHY for ROSSINI: Il Turco in Italia” is her second animated film an experimental short in which animation meets the great tradition of italian music opera. Monica is working on her first long feature animated film TURANDOT- PRINCESS OF CHINA. In 2019 she finished BUTTERFLIES IN BERLIN about Homocaust, now in distribution around the world in festivals. www.monicamanganelli.net
Delom eterski realizam, delom film o plesu, ovaj savremeni kratki film prati mladog čoveka koji se suočava sa mogućnošću HIV+ dijagnoze.
Director: Robert John Torres
Duration: 12 min
Part work of ethereal realism, part dance film, this contemporary-set short follows a young man facing the probability of an HIV+ diagnosis.
Robert John Torres
Robert John Torres is a festival programmer and filmmaker living in Los Angeles, CA. He has previously worked at the Toronto International Film Festival, Hot Springs Documentary Film Festival, Tribeca Film Festival, and Nashville Film Festival. As a programmer he is particularly interested in short filmmaking, formal innovation, and world cinema. His narrative short film debut, an ethereal dance drama titled WRITHING, made its world premiere at Outfest Los Angeles LGBTQ Film Festival.
ABEO je iskren kratki animirani film koji opisuje avanture Nadie i Lupe, dve migrantkinje koje rizikuju svoj život kako bi prešle pustinju u Arizoni u potrazi za boljim životom.
Short animated film
Director: Brenda Lopez
Duration: 7 min
ABEO is a hard hitting mixed media animated short that depicts the journey of Nadia and Lupe, two immigrants who risked their lives to cross the Arizona desert in search for a better life.
Brenda Lopez is a Mexican-Canadian multidisciplinary artist based in Montreal. She just finished her graduation film at the Mel Hoppenheim School of Cinema in the Film Animation Program. Her interests lie in film, the visual arts and sound design. Often drawing inspiration from past experiences, she is interested in the exploration of human emotions and the creation of socially engaged content.
Na otvorenom putu, tri queer prijatelja u tri automobila bivaju razdvojeni neočekivanom viljuškom na putu. U ovoj iznenadnoj avanturi, tri prijatelja nailaze na muškobanjastu sirenu Fridu Kahlo, sjajnog saputnika i smisao za queer ponos. Dosegni nebo je kratki stop-motion film sa srcem, fantazijom i dosta anegdota.
Reach the Sky
Short animated film
Director: Daniel Sterlin-Altman
Duration: 6 min
On the open road, three queer friends in three cars are separated by an unexpected fork in the road. From the surprise journey the friends encounter a butch mermaid, Frida Kahlo, a fabulous companion, and a sense of queer pride. Reach the Sky is a stop-motion short with heart, fantasy, and a whole lot of yarn.
Daniel Sterlin-Altman is a stop-motion animation filmmaker born in Toronto, Canada. A graduate of the Mel Hoppenheim School of Cinema, Daniel creates short, absurd, and comedic animated films exploring family, queer identity, and tragedy through humour. Daniel currently lives in Toronto. Filmography: HeadStrong, 2013; Summer Vacation, 2013; Brushed to Perfection, 2013; The Chaise Longue 2014; Trapped in the Womb, 2014; Oh, Mr. President 2015; Get Consent, 2016; “Hi, It’s Your Mother”, 2018.
Icaro odlučuje da za dan zaljubljenih zaprosi svoju prelepu Vanillu u njihovom omiljenom restoranu- Zlatna školjka. Dimitri, glavni kuvar, radi sve što je u njegovoj moći da spreči mladog zavodnika stavljajući u pitanje Icarovu ozbiljnu odanost.
Short animated film
Director: Gerlando Infuso
Duration: 12 min
Icaro chooses Valentine’s Day to propose to his beautiful Vanilla in their favorite restaurant: The Golden Mussel. But Dimitri, the chef, does everything to get in the way of the young seducer, putting Icaro’s sincere commitment at stake.
Born in 1986, Gerlando INFUSO followed his visual art studies at La Cambre (Brussels) in the animation section. During his formation, he produced exclusively animated short films. His first short film « Margot », realized during his third year, won the junior prize of the jury at the Annecy International Animated Film Festival in 2008. In 2009, he realized his second student short film « Milovan Circus » which won about fifteen international awards (including the public prize at Anima). In June 2009, the French singer RoBERT asked him to realize the clip of his song « Ange et Démon ». In 2010, Gerlando’s final student film « L’Oeil du Paon » was very well welcomed by festivals. A year later, Gerlando realized the video clip « Franky’s Princess » for the singer Emilie SIMON. In 2014, he released his first short movie produced by Eklektik Productions , « Les Pécheresses ».In June 2018, he finished his last short film “The Proposal” produced by Kwassa Films.
Šta ćeš raditi večeras? Da li me želiš? Mogli bismo lepo da se zabavimo… Sedam rumunskih muških gej prostitutki u Berlinu, poziraju za svoj portret, slušaju i reaguju na snimke svojih iskustava. Time što se proces eksploatacije pretvara u spektakt, kamera postaje klijent i ističe neizbežnu performativnost takvih odnosa moći.
Director: Manuel Abramovich
Duration: 19 min
Silver Berlin Bear 2019
What are you up to tonight? Do you want me? We could have fun together… Seven Romanian male-to-male sex workers in Berlin have their portraits taken as they listen and react to recordings of their own experiences. By turning the process of exploitation into a spectacle, the camera becomes a client highlighting the inevitable performativity of such power relations.
Manuel Abramovich (b. Buenos Aires, 1987) is a filmmaker, film director and director of photography. His work explores the performativity of the everyday. In his films, ordinary people become characters. Combining observation and staging, he calls into question the norms of what is considered ‘documentary cinema’. He graduated as a Director of Photography at ENERC and is a Berlinale Talents and IDFA Summer School alumni. His films have been shown at central festivals (Berlinale, Venice, Tribeca, IDFA, San Sebastián, Film Society of Lincoln Center, Cinéma du Réel, BAFICI) and have received numerous awards. He has been selected for several fellowships and residencies: Beca Conti (Buenos Aires, 2013) EMARE (European Media Art Residence Exchange 2016 – Halle, Germany), Ikusmira Berriak (San Sebastián 2018). In 2019 he has been awarded with a fellowship by the DAAD-Artists-in-Berlin Program. His latest work ‘Blue Boy’ won the Silver Bear at the Berlinale Shorts Competition 2019.
Dve žene koje su jednom bile u ljubavi, osvrću se na svoju vezu i razlog njenog kraha. Ima veze i sa golupčićima.
Director: Anthony Newen
Duration: 5 min
Two women, once in love, recount their relationship and what lead to its failure. And something to do with lovebirds.
Anthony Newen has worked on film sets as a PA, sound mixer, and camera operator, settling now into writing and directing. He has made a number of short films and shot for such companies as Kit Kat, Corona, and Pricewaterhouse Coopers. He continues to make shorts and is working on a feature length script.
Manuel je dvadesetogodišnji dečko koji je već mesec dana u vezi sa Isidorom. Jednog popodneva on odlazi do njene kuće da prizna tajnu koju više ne može da krije. Manuel će morati da se suoči sa svojim strahovima i otkrije svoju istinu.
Director: Sofía Jaeger
Duration: 13 min
Manuel is a 20 year old boy, who has been dating Isidora for a month. One afternoon, he goes to her house to confess a secret that he can´t hide anymore. Manuel will have to face his fears and reveal his truth.
Sofía Jaeger Conejeros was born on October 4, 1996 in Viña del Mar, Chile. She began studying Audiovisual Communication at Duoc UC, Santiago, in 2015. The short film “XY”, is her debut film, which was her final project of her student career. Sofia has also worked in different productions, such as “Ema”, Pablo Larraín’s latest movie as a production assistant and on 3 series as an assistant director and script supervisor for HBO, Netflix and Amazon.
Jonatan u sred opere ide do toaleta. Ima poseban plan. Skida svoju burmu i otvara tajnu rupu unutar kabina. Čeka da neko uđe kako bi kleknuo na kolena. Njegov puls se ubrzava čim novi muškarac uđe u toilet. Napokon, uspeva da nađe čoveka koji je spreman da mu da ono što želi.
Director: João Dall’Stella
Duration: 3 min.
Jonathan goes to the restroom in the middle of an opera performance. He has a very specific mission. He takes off his marriage ring and opens the secret golden glory hole hidden inside one of the stalls. Now, he waits for someone to come in so he can be on his knees. His heart accelerates as each new guy comes into the restroom. Finally, after taping his feet in what looks like a tap-dancing sequence he is able to find another man willing to give him what he wants.
João Dall’Stella just graduated as a directing fellow from the renowned American Film Institute Conservatory in Los Angeles. He was born in Sao Paulo, Brazil. He is a queer writer and director who wants to share his personal stories with the world but with a twist, he also loves writing genre films. His mission is to bring LGBTQ+ characters to the forefront of mainstream movies and his dream is to direct the first gay superhero film. His favorites places to shoot films are bathrooms, bathhouses, and nightclubs. Right now he currently looking for funding for his queer horror/slasher feature film. His recent short film “Q-Therapy” was part of the official selection of OUTFEST 2019 and his latest film short film “STALLS” is currently doing the festival circuit. He has also worked on multiple film roles on sets to acquire experience to direct his films while living in Sao Paulo, Stockholm, and London. Outside of film he is also a musician and writes and composes his own music. More info at www.joaodallstella.com
Vreme je festivala Mardi Gras u Nju Orleansu. Slavi se život, sloboda i svaki minut života. Kada devojka odluči da bude spontana i odvede drugu devojku kući, shvata da ne želi seks na jednu noć. Danima posle toga ona očekuje njenu poruku i shvata da je samo to iskustvo dovoljno vredno.
Director: Milena Martinovic
Duration: 4 min
It’s Mardi Gras day in New Orleans. It’s a celebration of life, freedom and living in the moment. When a girl decides to be spontaneous and bring another girl home, she realizes she doesn’t just want casual sex. She waits for her text in the days after, realizing that having having had the experience is valuable enough in the end.
Milena is a Serbian filmmaker residing in New Orleans. She is currently in the Master’s program in film production at University of New Orleans. She is inspired by the intimate lives of women, and passionate about the unique city of New Orleans. She is especially excited to have a film playing in her hometown of Belgrade. You can follow her stories and future film projects on ig @nolilmilbutillstill.
Paul Bigsby (17) se budi rano ujutru kako bi uvežbao svoj dreg nastup. Šansa da upozna dreg kraljicu iz Blackpoola Mimi Le Purr, ga tera u konflikt sa roditeljima, siledžijama u školi i školskom predstavom.
Director: Michael Beddoes
Duration: 18 min
Paul Bigsby (17) wakes up early every morning to practice his (somewhat haphazard) drag act. A chance encounter with jaded Blackpool queen Mimi Le Purr, set’s him a collision course with his parents, bullies and the school talent show.
Michael Beddoes is a filmmaker with a number of years experience making short films. His projects have played at a number of Oscar and BAFTA accredited film festivals around the world. As well as festivals, his previous projects have also been Short of the Week selections for both HungerTV & Collabor8te online channels.
Jonatan je bio usvojen ali biva vraćen zato što je “drugačiji”. Inspirisano stvarnim događajem.
Director: Carolina Markowicz
Duration: 15 min
Jonathas has been adopted but then returned due to his ‘different’ way. Inspired by true events.
Screenwriter and director based in São Paulo – Brazil. Her first short film 69 – Praça da Luz (69-Luz Square) won several awards around the world, including best short film at Rio De Janeiro IFF and was screened at MoMa-NY. Tatuapé Mahal Tower, which she wrote and co-directed, premiered at TIFF-2014. There, Carolina was considered one of the five filmmakers to watch. TMT is one of the most awarded short films of this year in Brazil and has been selected to more than 200 festivals around the world, winning 15
times best film. In September 2015, she was one of the 10 emerging international filmmakers invited to be part of TIFF Talent Lab, whose mentors were Wim Wenders, Jim Stark, Christine Vauchon and Malgorzata Szumowska. She was selected to Talents Buenos Aires 2016. And Talents Berlinale 2018. Postergados (Postponed) is her third short film, with actor César Bordón (Relatos Salvajes) and Mirella Pascual (Whisky). It has won Best Screenplay at Festival de Gramado and was at official competition at Festival de Biarritz. Namoro À Distância (Long Distance Relationship), her fourth short, had its World Premiere at TIFF 2017 and American Premiere at SXSW 2018.
Ljubav se pojavljuje niotkuda kao tumor na plućima. Gledajući snimak pluća, mlad i privlačan muškarac biva prestravljen kada shvata da je čudna kvrga nalik na tumor na plućima u stvari deo glave debelog čoveka. On se ugnezdio u njegovo telo i čeka da se rodi. “Gospodin Mare” je nadrealistična animirana predstava, sa radnjom u klaustrofobičnom prostoru, gde možemo videti primer neuzvraćene ljubavi dok pratimo vezu dva bića koja zavise jedno od drugog.
Short Animated film
Director: Luca Tóth
Duration: 19 min
Love appears out of thin air like a tumor in the chest. Looking at an x-ray image a young handsome man is horrified to learn that the weird, tumor-like lump on his chest is the top of a tiny plump man`s head. Nested in his body, he is waiting to be born… ’Mr. Mare’ is a surreal animated chamber play, set in a ‘haunted’ claustrophobic space, in which we witness the dynamics of unrequited love as we follow the relationship of an oddly codependent pair.
Luca Tóth is a Hungarian animation director, born in 1989, Budapest. She studied at Moholy-Nagy University of Art and Design in Budapest. After receiving her BA diploma she went on studying at Royal College of Art for her Masters degree. Her graduation film ‘The Age of Curious’ won the Jury Distinction Prize at Annecy International Animated Film Festival. After studying and working in the UK, Luca moved back to Budapest where she made her first independent short film `Superbia` which premiered at Critics’ Week In Cannes 2016 and got selected into more that 80 international festivals. Her latest film ‘Mr. Mare’ debuted at Berlinale 2019.
Juli i Reka su odlučile da je njihova veza spremna za sledeći korak. Čekaju da Juliina majka dođe na večeru kako bi joj saopštili lepe vesti. To neće biti lako obzirom da je Mari oduvek kritikovala svoju ćerku.
Director: Dorka Vermes
Duration: 15 min.
Juli and Réka have decided to take their relationship to the next level. They are waiting for Juli’s mother for dinner so they can tell her the news. It is not going to be easy as Mari has always been critical towards her daughter…
Born in 1990 Budapest, Dorka Vermes studied literature, film history and later on filmmaking at ELTE University. During her school years she wrote several scripts for a variety of productions, among them for the Oscar-winning Kristof Deák. Currently she is attending the University of Theatre and Film Arts Master Programme for film directors in Budapest.
Pada mrak u parku dok su dvojica mladića sklupčani kao zmije u žbunju, vole se u tajnosti. Grad odjednom upada I njihova gola tela počinju da beže pre nego što padaju na zemlju ponižena.
Director: Andrés Villa
Duration: 5 min
It darkens in a park and the young guys curled up like snakes in the undergrowth, loving each other in secret. The city bursts in and those naked bodies, run terrified before falling down fulminated.
Bachelor of Communication Sciences and Teacher of Communication of Science and Culture, both at ITESO, he has dedicated himself to teaching and audiovisual production. He has directed more than 70 productions of genres such as documentary, fiction, video clip, commercial and tv series. He has received awards and mentions at national and international festivals, and his work has been presented in countries such as Canada, Italy, France and Spain. Has received FECA scholarships from the state of Colima and Young Creators of FONCA. As a teacher he has taught at the University of Colima and at ITESO, where he is currently working full time, coordinating the Bachelor of Communication and Audiovisual Arts. He is the founder of the Zanate Film Festival, a member of the Citizens Broadcasting Council and Defensor for the Broadcasting Audiences of the University of Guadalajara and a founding member of the Mexican Association of University Producers and Televisions, AMPTU.