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Together

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Zajedno

Kratki film

Režija: David Benedek

Slovačka, 2018.

Trajanje: 20 min.

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.

Together

Short film

Director: David Benedek

Slovakia, 2018

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

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.

 

 

The One You Never Forget

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Onaj koji se ne zaboravlja

Kratki film

Režija: Morgan Jon Fox

SAD, 2019.

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

Short film

Director: Morgan Jon Fox

USA, 2019

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.

 

Sombrero

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Sombrero

Kratki film

Režija: Jeremiah Estela Magoncia

Filipini, 2017.

Trajanje: 16 min.

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.

Sombrero

Short film

Director: Jeremiah Estela Magoncia

Philippines, 2017

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.

 

 

 

Parking

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Parking

Kratki film

Režija: Ahmad Seyfipour

Iran, 2018.

Trajanje: 9 min.

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.

Parking

Short film

Director: Ahmad Seyfipour

Iran, 2018

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

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.

 

My Loneliness Is Killing Me

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Samoća me ubija

Kratki film

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

Short film

Director: Tim Courtney

UK, 2018

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 Courtney

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.

 

 

The Serenade

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Serenada

Kratki film

Režija: Adelina Anthony

SAD, 2019.

Trajanje: 12 min.

Kada njihov sin zahteva ljubavnu pesmu za drugog dečaka, dva roditelja se bore sa svojim strahovima i voljenom meksičkom tradicijom.

La Serenata

Short film

Director: Adelina Anthony

USA, 2019

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.

Adelina Anthony

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

 

In a Moment

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U trenutku

Kratki film

Režija: Sharlin Lucia

Nemačka, 2018.

Trajanje: 17 min.

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

Short film

Director: Sharlin Lucia

Germany, 2018

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

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)

Hello Mexico

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Zdravo Meksiko

Kratki film

Režija: RIchard E. Haywood

SAD, 2019.

Trajanje: 3 min.

Dva mlada ljubavnika moraju da se rastanu jer jedan on njih biva deportovan.

Hello Mexico

Short film

Director: RIchard E. Haywood

USA, 2019

Duration: 3 min

Two young lovers must say good bye as one is getting deported.

Richard E. Haywood

I grew up loving going to the movies. I liked the escape and learning about other places. My favorite genre is drama. I feel the power of films can change people and open minds.

 

 

Ionuț and Călin

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Ionuț and Călin

Kratki film

Režija: Sorin Poamă

Rumunija, 2018.

Trajanje: 18 min.

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

Short film

Director: Sorin Poamă

Romania, 2018

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.

Sorin Poamă

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.

Eden

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Eden

Kratki film

Režija: Jędrzej Gorski

Poljska, 2018.

Trajanje: 5 min.

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.

Eden

Short film

Director: Jędrzej Gorski

Poland, 2018

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

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.

 

 

Delivery Boy

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Dostavljač

Kratki film

Režija: Hugo Kenzo

Hong Kong, 2019.

Trajanje: 15 min.

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.

Delivery Boy

Short film

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.

Hugo Kenzo

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.

Darío

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Darío

Kratki film

Režija: Manuel Kinzer, Jorge A. Trujillo Gil

Nemačka, 2018.

Trajanje: 15 min.

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?

Darío

Short film

Directors: Manuel Kinzer, Jorge A. Trujillo Gil

Germany, 2018

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.

Chandelier

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Luster

Kratki film

Režija: Antonis Glaros

Grčka, 2018.

Trajanje: 10 min.

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.

Chandelier

Short film

Director: Antonis Glaros

Greece, 2018

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.

Antonis Glaros

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.

 

 

 

Because you’re mine

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Zato što si moj

Kratki film

Režija: Jean-Baptiste HUONG

Francuska, 2018.

Trajanje: 12 min.

Pogođen oproštajnim pismom svog dečka, Samuel u prirodi pokušava da promeni svoje ideje. Šuma će mu doneti čudnu i senzualnu utehu.

À l’orée

Short film

Director: Jean-Baptiste HUONG

France, 2018

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…

Jean-Baptiste Huong

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.

 

Crocodile

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Krokodil

Kratki film

Režija: Jorge Yudice

Španija, 2019.

Trajanje: 5 min.

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.

Cocodrilo

Short film

Director: Jorge Yudice

Spain, 2019

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.

Jorge Yudice

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.

 

Silence is Deadly

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Tišina je smrtonosna

Kratki film

Režija: Brice Veneziano

Francuska, 2018.

Trajanje: 1 min.

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

Short film

Director: Brice Veneziano

France, 2018

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

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.

Distress

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Nevolja

Kratki film

Režija: Javier Rodriguez Espinosa

Španija, 2019.

Trajanje: 17 min.

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.

El Desconcierto

Short film

Director: Javier Rodriguez Espinosa

Spain, 2019

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).

 

It was better with Franco

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Bolje je bilo sa Francom

Kratki film

Režija: Adan Pichardo

Španija, 2018.

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

Short film

Director: Adan Pichardo

Spain, 2018

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.

Adan Pichardo

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).

 

I bleed

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Krvarim

Kratki animirani film

Režija: Tiago Minamisawa, Bruno H Castro, Guto BR

Brazil, 2019.

Trajanje: 7 min.

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.

Sangro

Short animated film

Directors: Tiago Minamisawa, Bruno H Castro, Guto BR

Brazil, 2019

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.

Tiago Minamisawa

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).

Tenants

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Stanari

Kratki film

Režija: Alexandra Gascon

Španija, 2018.

Trajanje: 6 min.

Posebni stanari se useljavaju u zgradu Marije Terese.

Inquilinos

Short film

Director: Alexandra Gascon

Spain, 2018

Duration: 6 min

Some very special tenants are moving to Maria Teresa’s building.

Alexandra Gascon

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”.

The Graffiti

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Grafiti

Kratki film

Režija: Aurelien Laplace

Francuska, 2019.

Trajanje: 9 min.

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.

The Graffiti

Short film

Director: Aurelien Laplace

France, 2019

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…

Aurelien Laplace

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.

 

 

For Life

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Za ceo život

Kratki film

Režija: Leon Livshitz

Izrael, 2018.

Trajanje: 9 min.

Dok je sa svojim verenikom u potrazi za vereničkim prstenom, Yasmin nailazi na svog mitološkog bivšeg dečka.

For Life

Short film

Director: Leon Livshitz

Israel, 2018

Duration: 9 min

Looking for an engagement ring alongside her fiancé, Yasmin encounters her mythological ex-boyfriend.

Leon Livshitz

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.

 

Guillermo up on the roof

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Guillermo na krovu

Kratki film

Režija: Miguel Laguente

Španija, 2018.

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

Short film

Director: Miguel Laguente

Spain, 2018

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.

Miguel Laguente

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.

 

 

Infinite while it lasts

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Večno je sve dok traje

Kratki film

Režija: Akira Kamiki

Brazil, 2019.

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

Short film

Director: Akira Kamiki

Brazil, 2019

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

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’.

Sunset Park, warehouse

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Sunset Park, skladište

Kratki film

Režija: Dazhi Huang

SAD, 2019.

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

Short film

Director: Dazhi Huang

USA, 2019

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

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.

 

Dix Pix

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Dix Pix

Kratki animirani film

Režija: Steven Fraser

Velika Britanija, 2019.

Trajanje: 4 min.

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.

Dix Pix

Short animated film

Director: Steven Fraser

UK, 2019

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.

Steven Fraser

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.

 

 

The right moment

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Pravi trenutak

Kratki film

Režija: Aleksandar Arsovski

Makedonija, 2017.

Trajanje: 8 min.

“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

Short film

Director: Aleksandar Arsovski

Macedonia, 2017

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

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.

Ficus

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Fikus

Kratki film

Režija: Andrey Volkashin

Bosna i Hercegovina, 2018.

Trajanje: 17 min.

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.

Ficus

Short film

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.

Andrey Volkashin

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.

Silly Puppy

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Blesavo štene

Kratki film

Režija: Damian Brinley

Australija, 2019.

Trajanje: 4 min.

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.

Silly Puppy

Short film

Director: Damian Brinley

Australia, 2019

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

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.

 

 

Dante vs. Mohammed Ali

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Dante protiv Mohameda Alija

Kratki film

Režija: Marc Wagenaar

Holandija, 2018.

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

Short film

Director: Marc Wagenaar

Netherlands, 2018

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 Wagenaar

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.

Fear

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Strah

Kratki film

Režija: Raissa Sokurowa

Nemačka, 2018.

Trajanje: 14 min.

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.

Fear

Short film

Director: Raissa Sokurowa

Germany, 2018

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

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.

 

 

 

Boldly Go

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Idi hrabro

Kratki film

Režija: Christopher Cosgrove

Australija, 2019.

Trajanje: 6 min.

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.

Boldly Go

Short film

Director: Christopher Cosgrove

Australia, 2019

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.

Christopher Cosgrove

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.

 

Writhing

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Uvijanje

Kratki film

Režija: Robert John Torres

SAD, 2019.

Trajanje: 12 min.

Delom eterski realizam, delom film o plesu, ovaj savremeni kratki film prati mladog čoveka koji se suočava sa mogućnošću HIV+ dijagnoze.

Writhing

Short film

Director: Robert John Torres

USA, 2019

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.

 

The proposal

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Prosidba

Kratki animirani film

Režija: Gerlando Infuso

Belgija, 2018.

Trajanje: 12 min.

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.

The proposal

Short animated film

Director: Gerlando Infuso

Belgium, 2018

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.

Gerlando Infuso

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.

Blue Boy

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Plavi dečak

Kratki film

Režija: Manuel Abramovich

Nemačka, 2019.

Trajanje: 19 min.

Srebrni medved – Berlinale 2019.

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.

Blue Boy

Short film

Director: Manuel Abramovich

Germany, 2019

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

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.

XY

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XY

Kratki film

Režija: Sofía Jaeger

Čile, 2019.

Trajanje: 13 min.

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.

XY

Short film

Director: Sofía Jaeger

Chile, 2019

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

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.

 

 

Stalls

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Kabine

Kratki film

Režija: João Dall’Stella

SAD, 2019.

Trajanje: 3 min.

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.

Stalls

Short film

Director: João Dall’Stella

USA, 2019.

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

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

Sequins

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Šljokice

Kratki film

Režija: Michael Beddoes

Velika Britanija, 2019.

Trajanje: 18 min.

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.

Sequins

Short film

Director: Michael Beddoes

UK, 2019

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

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.

 

 

The Orphan

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Siroče

Kratki film

Režija: Carolina Markowicz

Brazil, 2018.

Trajanje: 15 min.

Jonatan je bio usvojen ali biva vraćen zato što je “drugačiji”. Inspirisano stvarnim događajem.

O Orfao

Short film

Director: Carolina Markowicz

Brazil, 2018

Duration: 15 min

Jonathas has been adopted but then returned due to his ‘different’ way. Inspired by true events.

Carolina Markowicz

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.

Mr. Mare

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Gospodin Mare

Kratki animirani film

Režija: Luca Tóth

Mađarska, 2019.

Trajanje: 19 min.

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.

Mr. Mare

Short Animated film

Director: Luca Tóth

Hungary, 2019

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

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.

 

Anacondas

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Anakonde

Kratki film

Režija: Andrés Villa

Meksiko, 2019.

Trajanje: 5 min.

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.

Anacondas

Short film

Director: Andrés Villa

Mexico, 2019

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.

Andrés Villa

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.

Tom has a plant

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Tom ima biljku

Kratki animirani film

Režija: Thinh Nguyen

Danska, 2019.

Trajanje: 6 min.

Tom ima biljku i želi da je podari osobi koju voli.

Tom has a plant

Short animated film

Director: Thinh Nguyen

Denmark, 2019

Duration: 6 min

Tom has a plant, he just wants to give away to the one he loves.

Thinh Nguyen

Thinh Nguyen is a Filmmaker/Designer from Saigon, Vietnam. He is a simple guy, who loves to draw simple shapes and believes in good storytelling.  Thinh graduated from The Animation Workshop in Denmark with a BA in Character Animation, he is deeply interested in making short films with very limited animation.

 

 

Toomas Beneath the Valley of the Wild Wolves

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Toomas u dolini divljih vukova

Kratki animirani film

Režija: Chintis LUNDGREN

Estonija, Francuska, 2019.

Trajanje: 18 min.

Kada je izgubio veoma dobro plaćen posao inženjera, Toomas, mlad I lep vuk, biva primoran da radi kao žigolo kako bi izdržavao svoju porodicu. On to krije od svoje trudne žene Viivi. Viivi takođe ima tajnu: ona prisustvuje seminaru za osnaživanje žena, koji uključuje muške robove. Kada Toomas dobije ulogu u erotskom filmu, postaje sve teže da njegov nov posao ostane tajna.

Toomas Beneath the Valley of the Wild Wolves

Short animated film

Director: Chintis LUNDGREN

Estonia, France, 2019

Duration: 18 min

After losing a well paid engineering job, Toomas, a young hot wolf, gets cornered into working as a gigolo to support his family. He is keeping it as a secret from his pregnant wife Viivi. Viivi also has a secret: she is attending a female empowerment seminar involving male slaves. When Toomas gets a role in a sexploitation movie, it becomes harder to keep his new profession a secret.

Chintis LUNDGREN

Chintis Lundgren is an Estonian-born animator currently living in Croatia. Self-taught, Lundgren’s body of work includes an assortment of quirky music videos, PSAs and short films featuring a light, absurdist tone along with distinct anthropomorphic characters. In 2011, Lundgren created her own animation studio called Chintis Lundgreni Animatsioonistuudio and later co-founded Adriatic Animation, an animation studio based in Croatia. Her films (including the award-winning shorts, Manivald (2017) and Life with Herman H. Rott (2015)) have screened at numerous international festivals including Sundance, Annecy, Animafest Zagreb, Hiroshima and Ottawa.

 

I wait for the night

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Ja čekam noć

Kratki animirani film

Režija: Arthur Chaumay

Francuska, 2018.

Trajanje: 6 min.

Rasprava između dva dečaka na obalama napuštenog jezera koja će ih naterati da se suoče sa svojim unutrašnjim demonima.

I wait for the night

Short animated film

Director: Arthur Chaumay

France, 2018.

Duration: 6 min.

A discussion between two boys on the shores of an abandoned lake will force one of them to face his inner demons.

Arthur Chaumay

Arthur Chaumay is a young director and designer graduated from GOBELINS in Paris. He got nominated in 2017 at the Annie Awards for his production design work on the short film June (Broad Reach Pictures / Chromosphere / Lyft).

 

 

 

Rubber Dolphin

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Gumeni delfin

Kratki film

Režija: Ori Aharon

Izrael, 2018.

Trajanje: 29 min.

Gej ljubavna priča prikazana u jednosobnom stanu u Tel Avivu. Oni se upoznaju, imaju seks I zaljubljuju. Da li će njihova ljubav trajati do jutra?

Rubber Dolphin

Short film

Director: Ori Aharon

Israel, 2018

Duration: 29 min

A gay love story set in a one bedroom apartment in Tel Aviv. They meet, they have sex, they fall in love. Will it last until the morning comes?

Ori Aharon

Ori Aharon is a screenwriter and a film director who was born and raised in Haifa and lives in Tel Aviv. Rubber Dolphin is his graduation film at the Steve Tisch School of Film and Television at Tel Aviv University.

 

 

 

Chromophobia

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Hromofobija

Kratki animirani film

Režija: Bassem Ben Brahim

Tunis, 2019.

Trajanje: 7 min.

Priča o homoseksualcu od njegovog rođenja, drugačijeg detinjstva, drugačije ljubavi, njegovog životnog puta, prepreka u društvu, porodici I zakonu, I o tome kako će na kraju pokušati da odbrani svoj život I slobodu.

Chromophobia

Short animated film

Director: Bassem Ben Brahim

Tunisia, 2019

Duration: 7 min

A story of a homosexual guy since his existence, his different childhood, his different love, his path, the obstacles envisaged in society, the family and the law, and how he will manifest himself in the end to defend his life his freedom

Bassem Ben Brahim

Ben Brahim Bassem, 24 years old student in research master’s degree in “techniques and sciences of audio visual and cinema” ESAC” (graduate school of audiovisual and cinema). Graduated in master professional in video editing in the same school “2019” – have degree in image design specialty audiovisual publicity in the Higher Institute of Fine Arts of Nabeul of the Fine Arts School Nabeul “ ISBAN “ in 2017. I started my humble carriene in the field of cinema since 2012 to parit the youth house in my little village “Skalba”, after I tried to create amateur short films and participate in film festivals even I managed with my friends has in a competition in France “24H Realisation” in 2015. In the meantime I joined the Tunisian federation of cinema-clubs as volunteers since 2014 to take care of most of time of audio-visual capsules and all that is image and video editing in the FIFAK (I was film and edit 4 films of children fiction and animation stop motion between 2017-2019) – Cinema of the peace? – JCC “ Also I’m interested in writing film scripts and developing new ideas , creation animation short films (Stop motion)

Neon hearts

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Neonska srca

Kratki film

Režija: Ana Jakimska

Makedonija, 2019.

Trajanje: 16 min.

Petar je muškarac srednjih godina koji provodi puno vremena u kamionu. Daleko od kuće i porodice on živi tajni život u kome je slobodan da bude ono što jeste. Međutim, jedne noći, kada njegov sin nestane, on je spreman da rizikuje da ispravi stvari.

Neon Hearts

Short film

Director: Ana Jakimska

Macedonia, 2019

Duration: 16 min

Petar is a middle aged man who spends a lot of time on the road with his truck. Away from home and his family, he lives a secret life in which he is free to be himself. However, one night, when his son goes missing, he is ready to risk everything to “make things right”.

Ana Jakimska

Ana Jakimska (1988) is a film director and writer based in Skopje, Macedonia. Her professional debut is the short film titled The Children Will Come, which received wide critical acclaim and was screened and awarded at film festivals worldwide, winning the Best Live Action Short Film Nomination at Shanghai International Film Festival in 2017. Jakimska holds a BA in Film Directing from the Faculty of Dramatic Arts in Skopje, and a BA in Comparative Literature from the Faculty of Philology in Skopje. She has directed three short live-action films: Neon Hearts (2019), The Children Will Come (2017) and It’s Cold Outside (2014). Jakimska is an alumni of MIDPOINT Script Development Program and First Films First Young Directors’ Academy.

Merlinka

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Nedelja, 9. decembar 2018. 19:00-20:30 VELIKA SALA Doma omladine Beograda

Igrani film

Režija: Martin Rodriguez Redondo

Uloge: Zvezde: Valter Rodriguez, Catalina Saavedra, German de Silva

Argentina, Čile, 2018.

Trajanje: 79 min.

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