Out on Film’s full 2020 slate takes Atlanta on a ‘Journey’

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Atlanta’s LGBTQ Film Festival announced its 33rd annual roster of screenings on Thursday that maintains the event’s scope and depth, even as it adapts to this year’s pandemic-era challenges.

Even a film festival with a reputation for excellence might have stumbled in 2020, but Out On Film remained resolute that the show must go on. Festival Director Jim Farmer said that a festival theme of “The Journey” revealed itself as they selected titles, especially for two extra special events.

“2020 has been a challenging journey thus far for all of us,” he said in a prepared statement. “The theme of ‘the journey’ struck us for our special events with Margaret Cho and Kevin Williamson… Both have had a fascinating journey leading up to the peak of their cultural influence and beyond.”

“We embrace connecting those dots through our own history as well as celebrating and presenting the best of the new films and filmmakers today,” Farmer added.

Cho (top photo) will be presented with Out on Film’s Icon Award during the festival alongside a 20th anniversary screening of the comedian’s “I’m the One That I Want” and a virtual interview with her. Screenwriter Williamson (“Dawson’s Creek,” “The Vampire Diaries,” “SCREAM”) will participate in a “Conversation of Film” event about growing up gay in the South and being out in Hollywood.

Other special Out on Film 2020 events include an Opening Night screening of gay Atlanta filmmaker Cindy Abel’s “Surviving in Silence,” a documentary about the lesbians who brought down the military’s Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell policy. Closing Night brings Monica Zanetti’s crowd-pleasing prom comedy “Ellie and Abbie (& Ellie’s Dead Aunt).”

In between, get ready for more than 80 titles from 20 countries. Selections include narrative films, documentaries, shorts and a web series. Highlights include a 20-year look at Del Shores’ “Sordid Lives” with cast members, and an Atlan-tastic staged cast-reading of Topher Payne’s “Perfect Arrangement” by local filmmaker Chad Darnell benefiting Rainbow House Coalition.

Many screenings will be online due to pandemic restrictions, as well as some socially distanced in-person events. Still, we can expect Out on Film’s trademark cast and crew appearances. Tickets to individual screenings and festival passes are at outonfilm.org.

Press play on some best-of-the-best trailers below, followed by the full schedule from Thursday’s announcement.

The 2020 Out on Film official selections:

Opening Night Selection

SURVIVING THE SILENCE 

Director: Cindy Abel

Country: US, Running Time: 94 min

In 1992, Colonel Pat Thompson was a decorated army nurse, only two years away from retirement. She was asked to preside over the military review board that eventually dismissed Colonel Margarethe Cammermeyer for admitting she was a lesbian. Although Thompson had served her country with distinction for over thirty years—from conflict zones in Central America to working inside the Pentagon—that appointment was perhaps the hardest. In that moment, she had to protect her own life secret: that she too was a lesbian and living privately with her life partner Barbara Brass for many years.

Closing Night Selection

ELLIE AND ABBIE (& ELLIE’S DEAD AUNT) 

Director: Monica Zanetti

Country: Australia, Running Time: 80 min

In this buoyant feature, 17-year-old Ellie is struggling to find the courage to ask her classmate, Abbie, to the formal. Luckily her Aunt Tara, a lesbian who died in the 80’s has shown up as a “Fairy Godmother” to dish out advice, whether Ellie wants it or not. This infectious comedy thrives with the chemistry between the two leading characters and has a surprising emotional depth.

MARGARET CHO: I’M THE ONE THAT I WANT (2000)

Director: Lionel Coleman

Country: US, Running Time: 96 min

Filmed at San Francisco’s Warfield Theater, Margaret Cho performs a comedy monologue discussing her professional life’s trajectory, her sitcom, the weight loss she endured for the job, the show’s eventual cancellation, and other ups and downs leading to her growth into her own “voice”.

SORDID LIVES (2000)

Director: Del Shores

Country: US, Running Time: 111 min

As three generations of a family in a small Texas town gather for a funeral, we learn the sad, trashy truth of their “sordid lives”.

NARRATIVES

AS I AM 

Director: Anthony Bawn

Country: US, Running Time: 63 min

Directed by former Atlantan Anthony Bawn, AS I AM is a story of a young man running from the truth about his childhood returns in order to correct his past but ends up discovering a side of himself that he suppressed.

BREAKING FAST 

Director: Mike Mosallam

Country: US, Running Time: 92 min

Set against the twinkling lights of West Hollywood, BREAKING FAST is a romantic comedy that follows Mo, a practicing Muslim still reeling from heartbreak. When an All-American guy named Kal offers to join him in his nightly Iftars (the traditional meal eaten by Muslims during Ramadan), meal after meal, the two start to discover they have more in common than meets the eye. Featuring: Haaz Sleiman (Apple+’s Little America), Michael Cassidy (People of Earth), Amin El Gamal (Good Trouble)

CICADA 

Directors: Matt Fifer, Kieran Mulcare

Country: US, Running Time: 93 min

After a string of unsuccessful and awkward encounters with women, Ben goes “back on the dick” (as his sister enthusiastically exclaims). CICADA follows Ben as he comes out to the world and develops an intense relationship with Sam, a man struggling with deep wounds of his own. As the summer progresses and their intimacy grows, Ben ultimately gains the strength to face a childhood trauma he has long suppressed.

DRAMARAMA

Director: Jonathan Wysocki

Country: US, Running Time: 91 min

Escondido, California, 1994. It’s the end of summer and Gene is preparing for his high school drama friends’ final murder mystery slumber party. The theatrical hostess, Rose, will fly off to start college the next morning, followed by earnest Claire, magnetic Oscar, and sarcastic Ally. Yet Gene has bigger problems than being left behind by his best friends: he wants to come out of the closet – but is terrified of what they might think. Once Gene arrives to the party, his burdensome secret isn’t the night’s only obstacle. An unexpected visit by JD, a judgmental rebel, sews the seeds for discord and makes the sheltered Christian teens question their readiness for the “real world” to come. Will the tested friendships survive the night – and the enormous life changes that loom?

DRY WIND

Director: Daniel Nolasco

Country: Brazil, Running Time: 110 min

The sexy scorcher DRY WIND is Daniel Nolasco’s follow-up to last year’s MR. LEATHER. The area around Catalan in Brazil’s state of Goiás is dry, very dry. Sandro’s life here is somewhat monotonous. He works in a fertilizer factory and divides his days between the city club, work, soccer with friends and city parties. He has a purely sexual relationship with his colleague Ricardo. He always seems to be a bit of an outsider, not comfortable in his own skin, not really belonging. When Maicon, a man straight out of a Tom of Finland illustration, shows up in their small town and flirts with Ricardo, his burgeoning feelings of jealousy set a change in motion.

GIVE OR TAKE 

Director: Paul Riccio

Country: US, Running Time: 98 min

When a disillusioned New Yorker’s father dies, he goes home to Cape Cod and prepares the house for sale while sharing it with his father’s late in life live-in boyfriend. With nothing to separate them they are forced to negotiate how to remember and move on from the man they both loved

GOODBYE SEVENTIES (WORLD PREMIERE)

Director: Todd Verow

Country: US, Running Time: 92 min

Veteran director Todd Verow’s latest is a fascinating 70s period piece. In the 1970s, the golden age of gay pornography in New York City, a promising chorus boy is injured and told he will never dance again. Distraught and unimpressed with the “art” films playing seedy Times Square theaters, he gets his friends and lovers together and they start making their own hard core movies. Against all odds the films are wildly successful until drugs, AIDS and cheap video technology bring it all crashing down

GOSSAMER FOLDS 

Director: Lisa Donato

Country: US, Running Time: 96 min

In 1986, ten-year-old Tate is uprooted and unwillingly moved to the suburbs of Kansas City. As his parent’s marriage unravels, Tate finds solace in the unlikely friendships of his next-door neighbors: a retired college professor and his transgender daughter, Gossamer. Director: Out On Film favorite, Lisa Donato – in her feature film debut – has a way with her actors from Alexandra Grey as the titular characters.

KAPANA

Director: Philippe Talavera

Country: Namibia, Running Time: 60 min

In Namibia, a country where sodomy is still a crime and gay relationships are stigmatized against, two lives intersect: George, a middle class insurance broker living in central town, Windhoek, and Simeon, a kapana seller who lives in Katutura, Windhoek’s township. Two secrets. One unlikely meeting in a bar.

LUZ 

Director: Jon Garcia

Country: US, Running Time: 118 min

In the new film from beloved filmmaker Jon Garcia (THE FALLS Trilogy), Ruben and Carlos become cellmates in prison. As Ruben learns the ropes, Carlos becomes a mentor and then a lover. When Carlos is released, Ruben must deal with his heartbreak until he is released himself and has a chance at a reconciliation. LUZ examines if love can exist in the real world for these two men.

MILKWATER 

Director: Morgan Ingari

Country: US, Running Time: 101 min

Seeking direction and purpose, Milo rashly decides to become a surrogate and egg donor for an older gay man she meets in a bar. However, as Milo becomes increasingly attached to him, she starts leveraging the pregnancy as a means of staying embedded in his life.

MONSOON 

Director: Hong Khaou

Country: UK, Running Time: 85 min

Henry Golding (CRAZY RICH ASIANS) stars in the beautiful drama as Kit, who returns to Ho Chi Minh City for the first time since he was six years old when his family fled the country in the aftermath of the Vietnam-American war. Struggling to make sense of himself in a city he’s no longer familiar with, he embarks on a personal journey across the country that opens up the possibility for friendship, love and happiness.

MUSIC FOR BLEEDING HEARTS 

Director: Rafael Gomes

Country: Brazil, Running Time: 102 min

In present-day São Paulo, a trio of young hearts are about to break. Ricaro has a boyfriend and a wandering eye for a new coworker. Isabella is taking a break from both her boyfriend and best friend Ricardo. Hopeless romantic Felipe has suddenly found himself caught between the two of them. These three have big dreams, yearning passion, and opinionated acquaintances, but at the mercy of Cupid. This charming film is from the producer of THE WAY HE LOOKS and explores gay, bisexual, and lesbian relationships with depth and charm.

NO HARD FEELINGS

Director: Faraz Shariat

Country: Germany, Running Time: 92 min)

Parvis, the son of exiled Iranians, was caught shoplifting. He is sentenced to community service at a refugee shelter where he meets the siblings Banafshe and Amon, who have fled Iran. As a romantic attraction between Parvis and Amon grows, the fragile relationship between the three is put to the test.

SALT AND PEPPER 

Director: Miriam Herrero del Valle

Country: Spain, Running Time: 87 min

Cross roads, forms of love. Grandma Carmen’s 80th birthday celebration will bring together several generations of women from the same family in a coastal hotel. A weekend, a family. Different paths, forms of feminism, ways of relating.

SHIVA BABY 

Director: Emma Seligman

Country: US, Running Time: 77 min

A young bisexual Jewish woman whose family is sitting shiva following a death, is unexpectedly forced to juggle her personal interactions when both her ex-girlfriend and her sugar daddy show up.

STONE/FRUIT 

Director: Brandon Krajewski

Country: US, Running Time: 95 min

A gay couple heads to Central Coast California to celebrate their newly-inked divorce with wine, sun, a threesome, and more wine.

THE STRONG ONES (LOS FUERTES)

Director: Omar Zuniga Hidalgo

Country: Chile, Running Time: 90 min

Lucas travels to visit his sister to a remote town in southern Chile. In front of the ocean and the fog, he meets Antonio, a boatswain in a local fishing boat. When an intense romance grows between them, their strength, their independence and their adulthood become immovable in front of the tide.

THIRST 

Directors: Steinþór Hróar Steinþórsson, Gaukur Úlfarsson

Country: Iceland, Running Time: 90 min

Drug addict Hulda is arrested accused of murdering her brother. After she is let go because of insufficient evidence, she meets Hjörtur, a thousand-year-old gay vampire. Together they have to fight a cult while being investigated by a rogue detective.

TWILIGHT’S KISS (SUK SUK)

Director: Ray Yeung

Country: Hong Kong, Running Time: 92 min

Winner of several Hong Kong Film Awards, this extraordinary film follows two closeted married men in their twilight years. One day Pak, 70, a taxi driver who refuses to retire, meets Hoi, 65, a retired single father, in a park. Despite years of societal and personal pressure, they are proud of the families they have created through hard work and determination. Yet in that brief initial encounter, something is unleashed in them which had been suppressed for so many years. As both men recount and recall their personal histories, they also contemplate a possible future together.

TWO OF US 

Director: Filippo Meneghetti

Countries: France/Luxembourg/Belgium, Running Time: 99 min

Penshioners Nina and Madeleine have hidden their deep and passionate love for many decades, but their bond is put to the test when they are suddenly unable to move freely between each other’s apartments.

DOCUMENTARIES

AHEAD OF THE CURVE 

Directors: Jen Rainin, Rivkah Beth Meadow

Country: US, Running Time: 95 min

From its start in 1990, Curve magazine was a visionary and unapologetic celebration of lesbian life from cover to cover. Facing the magazine’s possible demise in 2019, director Jen Rainin and Curve founder Franco Stevens explore questions of lesbian visibility, legacy, and current day issues through interviews with contemporary LGBTQIA+ tastemakers, “celesbians” including Melissa Etheridge, Jewelle Gomez, Denise Frohman, Kate Kendell, and Lea DeLaria, along with rich archival footage recounting the formation of a lesbian cultural institution.

ARMY OF LOVERS IN THE HOLY LAND 

Director: Asaf Galay

Country: Israel, Running Time: 65 min

Thirty years after launching into international stardom, queer disco-pop band Army of Lovers embarks on a new chapter when frontman Jean-Pierre Barda uproots his existence to move from Sweden to Israel. So begins this fascinating documentary that examines home, identity, family and the pull of Aliyah (immigration to Israel), even after age 50. A blend of ABBA, the B-52s and performance art, Army of Lovers is still rocking pride celebrations and underground club parties with its mix of high camp, daring music videos and a motto of “More is more, less is a bore.”

THE CAPOTE TAPES 

Director: Ebs Burnough

Countries: US/UK, Running Time: 91 min

“Answered Prayers” was meant to be Truman Capote’s greatest masterpiece, an epic portrait of New York’s glittering jet-set society. Instead, it sparked his downfall. Through never-before-heard audio archives and interviews with Capote’s friends and enemies, THE CAPOTE TAPES reveals the rise and fall of America’s most iconic gay writer.

CONSENT FACTORY: LESBO-QUEER PERSPECTIVES 

Director: Mathilde Capone

Country: Canada, Running Time: 75 min

What if lesbo-queer communities had something to share about the singularities of their sexualities? Through the complex topic of consent, sixteen protagonists from these communities speak up. Could there be blurred lines, a continuum between consent and aggression? How can we defeat rape culture and innovate in matters of consent? How has the notion of aggression been used historically to exclude trans women? In a deep introspection of their intimacies, these protagonists ask questions, get angry, laugh, create other possibilities. They suggest to look more closely at consent, from the experience of their marginalized communities, their subcultures and their explorations.

CURED 

Directors: Patrick Sammon, Bennett Singer

Country: US, Running Time: 81 min

This powerful new documentary by Bennett Singer (BROTHER OUTSIDER: THE LIFE OF BAYARD RUSTIN) illuminates a pivotal yet largely unknown chapter in the struggle for LGBTQIA+ equality: the campaign that led the American Psychiatric Association (APA) to remove homosexuality from its list of mental illnesses in 1973. CURED takes audiences behind the scenes of this riveting narrative to chronicle the strategy and tactics that led to a crucial victory in the movement for LGBTQIA+ rights.

KELET  

Director: Susani Mahadura

Country: Finland, Running Time: 54 min

Kelet, a young Somali trans woman, has left her family in Manchester and returned to her childhood home Finland, where with the support of her friends in the Ballroom community, she is following her dream of becoming a model. KELET is a documentary about pursuing your dreams and the importance of family and community.

KEYBOARD FANTASIES: THE BEVERLY GLENN-COPELAND STORY 

Director: Posy Dixon

Country: UK, Running Time: 63 min

As a sci-fi obsessed woman living in near isolation, Beverly Glenn-Copeland wrote and self-released Keyboard Fantasies in Huntsville, Ontario back in 1986. Recorded in an Atari-powered home-studio, the cassette featured seven tracks of a curious folk-electronica hybrid, a sound realized far before its time. Three decades on, the musician – now Glenn Copeland – began to receive emails from people across the world, thanking him for the music they’d recently discovered. Courtesy of a rare-record collector in Japan, a reissue of Keyboard Fantasies and subsequent plays by Four Tet, Caribou and more, the music had finally found its audience two generations down the line.

OUT LOUD

Director: Gail Willumsen

Country: US, Running Time: 53 min

OUT LOUD chronicles the ups and downs of the first season of the Trans Chorus of Los Angeles — the largest group of transgender and gender nonconforming people anywhere in the world who come together regularly to sing. As the choristers gear up for their 2016 public concert debut, they share their inspiring life stories and reveal what it means to be trans in America. This extraordinary chorus makes more than music. It’s making history.

OUTRUN THE SKY

Director: Alvin Agarrat

Country: US, Running Time: 73 min

OUTRUN THE SKY (OTS) is a product of Project GRIOT. OTS tells the stories of 5 Black gay men living with HIV in the most impacted cities for HIV across the South (Miami, New Orleans, Baton Rouge, Atlanta and Jackson Mississippi). OTS not only profiles the 5 men-their diagnosis, treatment and support-, but it also tells the story of the cities they navigate to receive care and support. OTS is a continuation of works like “Tongues Untied” by Marlon Riggs, as it seeks to humanize the people living the HIV epidemic.

PROPER PRONOUNS 

Director: Megan Daniels

Country: US, Running Time: 95 min

PROPER PRONOUNS tells the story of Dawn, as she seeks validation in the pulpit and reconciliation in her marriage, problems she did not face when she was Duane. The film chronicles the emotional journey that four transgender ministers and their spouses are taking as they try to redefine their identities and prove to the Southern community that they belong in the pulpit.

STEELERS: THE WORLD’S FIRST GAY RUGBY CLUB  

Director: Eammon Ashton-Atkinson

Country: UK, Running Time: 80 min

STEELERS: THE WORLD’S FIRST GAY RUGBY CLUB is a feature-length documentary about London’s first gay rugby club which started in London in 1995. Following the club’s journey at the world’s biggest international gay rugby tournament, the Bingham Cup, the film explores the how a community joined together by their sexuality is transforming lives.

THE UNLIKELY STORY OF THE LESBIANS OF FIRST FRIDAY 

Director: Kathryn L Beranich

Country: US, Running Time: 82 min

In the 1980’s, a group calling itself First Friday sprung fully formed from the imaginations of a group of lesbians living in the small city of Roanoke, Virginia. Some of the women were locals and some moved to the Roanoke Valley for employment. It was the Reagan era and homosexuals were vilified, especially in the Bible Belt. Spurred on by the pure serendipity of finding each other, the group created safe space, threw fantastic events and grew a community of lasting friendships, all in the shadow of the Moral Majority.This little slice of lesbian history is told through the voices and anecdotes of First Friday members and the women who joined in the fun.

THE WHISTLE 

Director: StormMiguel Florez

Country: US, Running Time: 57 min

A documentary about secret code shared among lesbian youth in 1970s/80s Albuquerque. They didn’t all know each other, but they know how to find each other

WEB SERIES

After Forever, Season 2

Director: Tina Cesa Ward

Country: US, Running Time: 100 min

The second season of this Emmy-award winning series, starring Atlanta’s Mitchell Anderson and Kevin Spirtas, continues the story of a single man re-inventing life in his early 50s.

SHORTS 

Around the World

A COHABITATION                                        Dir. Tung Wei Ye, 18 min., Malaysia

ENCOUNTER (Encountre)                             Dir. Ivan Löwenberg, 18 min., Mexico

HANN                                                            Dir. Runar Thor Sigurbjornsson, 13 min, Iceland

INFINITE WHILE IT LASTS                           Dir. Akira Kamiki,  18 min., Brazil

MISS MAN                                                      Dir. Tathagata Ghosh, 25 min, India

Documentary Shorts

CUPPING THE FLAME OF WOMEN’S CULTURE Dir. Helene Rosenbluth, 30 min, U.S.

KENYAN, CHRISTIAN, QUEER                               Dir. Aiwan Obinyan, 20 min, U.K.

PARTICULAR FRIENDSHIPS                                  Dir. Mark Padilla and Nelson Varas-Díaz,  20 min, U.S.

TAKE ME TO THE PROM                                         Dir. Andrew Moir, 21 min, Canada

For the Men

ACUITZERAMO                                             Dir. Miguel Angel Caballero, 16 min, US

BILL + ROBERT                                            Dir. Kamaria Hodge, 9 min, US

BUCK                                                             Dir Elegance Bratton and Jovan James, 14 min, US

HOME                                                             Dir. Tyler Aaron, 8 min, US

THRIVE                                                           Dir. Jamie Di Spirito, 17 min, UK

YOURS MINE OURS                                     Dir. Ben Baur, 21 min, US

For the Women

A SINGLE EVENING                                     Dir, Ashlei Hardenburg-Cartagena, 13 min, US

COMING OUT                                                Dir. Kenneth Castillo, 3 min., US

DISCOVERING BROOKLYNN                      Dir. Aliya Brooks, 20 min, US

DUET                                                              Dir. Mika Orr, 21 min, US

ELLE                                                               Dir. Nicole Vanden Broeck, 21 min, US

SQUARE ONE                                               Dir. Emily Jo Sargent, 12 min, UK

Transfabulous

CANDIS FOR PRESIDENT                           Dir. Michelle Peerali, US, 12 min

GRACE                                                           Dir. Smarak Samarjeet, India, 21

META                                                             Dir. Sydne Horton. 9 min, US

MY DAD MARIE                                             Dir. Maj Jukic, UK, 13

THE NAME OF THE SON                             Dir. Martina Matzkin, Argentina, 13 min

Youth Shorts

MERMAID                                                      Dir. Fia Perera, 11 min., US

MY BROTHER IS A MERMAID                     Dir. Alfie Dale, 20 min., UK

RUNAR                                                           Dir. Thor Sigurbjornsson, 13 min., Iceland

SEQUINS                                                       Dir. Michael Beddoes, 18 min., UK

UNICORN                                                       Dir. Jason Tropiano, 13 min., US

WERE YOU GAY IN HIGH SCHOOL           Dir. Niki Ang, 13 min, US

Sweet, Sexy, Silly

CC DANCES THE GO-GO                            Dir. Erin C. Buckley 11 min US

G’NIGHT                                                         Dir. Emily Reas, 4 min, US

TREACLE                                                       Dir. Rosie Westhoff, 18 min, UK

MAGIC MAN                                                  Dir. Alice Millar, Nile Tracer, 15 min, US

NATURAL DISASTERS                                Dir. Connie Shi, 14 min, US

Doing it Their Way

PERFECTLY FRANK                                                 Dir. Dan Hunt, 11, US

ORVILLE + BOB                                                        Dir. Alan Griswold, 40 min, US

DENNIS: THE MAN WHO LEGALIZED CANNIBIS Dir. Brandon Moore, 20 min, U.S.

OUR SERVICE, OUR STORIES: THE EVOLUTION OF THE LGBT MILITARY EXPERIENCE

Dir. Bill Anderson, Neil Beecher, Bill Duckworth, Belita Edwards, Ed Imparato, Michael La Borde, Warren Tymony, 21 min, US

Everything Under the Rainbow Shorts

CWCH DEILEN                                              Dir. Efa Blosse-mason, UK, 6

EAT THE RAINBOW                                     Dir. Brian Benson, 19 min, US

THE FABRIC OF YOU                                   Dir. Josephine Lohoar Self, 10 min, UK

ONE LAST DEAL..                                        Dir. Nyala moon, 15, US

ON THE RIDE                                                Dir. Jen McGowan, 13 min, US

PATRON SAINT                                            Dir. Magda Dumitrescu, Jard Lerebours, 2 min, US

SOLARITY                                                     Dir. Marianne Verrone, 8 min, US

Southern Shorts

BUILD A BOO                                                Dir. Jean-Pierre Chapoteau, 20 min., US

COWBOY JOE                                               Dir. Darryl Dillard, 14 min. US

THE LAST GIFT                                             Dir. Alex Preston, 6 min, US

MAX                                                                Dir. Kristina Arjona, 10 min., US

TOUCH & AGREE                                         Dir. Juel D. Lane, 12 min., US

WILD HR                                                        Dir. Vandy Beth Glenn, 10 min., US

Explorations

2 DOLLARS                                                   Dir. Robin Cloud., 15 min, US

HONOR                                                          Dir. Lauren Noll, 16 min, US

PRIDE                                                             Dir. Caroline Bento, Laura Richard, 19 min, France

SOMETHING ABOUT ALEX                         Dir. Reinout Hellenthal, 18 min, Netherlands

STARBOY                                                      Dir. Joëlle Bentolila, 17, UK

Horror Shorts

DAMA BRANCA                                            Dir. Panta Mosleh, 5 min, Canada

FAMILY HISTORY                                         Dir. Mark. J. Parker, 16 min, US

LIMERENCE                                                  Dir. Dan Pedersen 34 min, US

SHE LIVES ALONE                                       Dir. Lucy Rose, 13 min, US

Global Affairs 

CONTAINED                                                  Dir. Yohann Thiou, 6 min, Canada

IN THEIR FLIGHT                                          Dir. Orion Rose Kelly, Pedro Cota, 23 min, US/Brazil

MAKE A WISH                                               Dir. Chen Ke Yun, 24 min, Taiwan

THE QUEEN OF PARIS                                Dir. Anne Flore Trichilo, Holy Fatma, 45 min, France

SAVING CHINTU                                           Dir. Tushar Tyagim 15 min, India

Comedy Shorts

REPUGNANT                                                 Dir. Kyan Krumdieck, 12 min, New Zealand
PETE CAN’T PLAY BASEBALL                  Dir. Nick Borenstein, 8 min, US

STALLS J                                                       Dir. João Dall’Stella  3 min, US

ARE YOU COMING OUT?                            Dir. Enrique Suarez, 5 min, US

PORN YESTERDAY                                      Dir. Dave Quantic, 5 min, US

UNHAPPY BIRTHDAY                                  Dir. Abby Urban, 13 min, US

MUY GAY TOO MEXICANO                         Dir. Lorena Lourenco, 12 min, US

CATFISH KILLER                                          Dir. Gil Hizon, Seth Harrington, 12 min, US

WHEN IN ROME                                            Dir. Luca Padrini, 11 min, Italy

Drama Shorts

FABIU                                                             Dir. Stefan Langthaler, 30 min, Austria

LAST SUMMER WITH UNCLE IRA              Dir. Gary Jaffe, 13 min, U.S

SUNDAY                                                        Dir. Arun Fulara, 10 min, India

TWO LITTLE BOYS                                       Dir. Farbod Khoshtinat, 13 min, US

WINGS                                                            Dir. Jamie Weston, 18 min, UK

Find tickets to individual screenings and festival passes, as well as more info on each film, at outonfilm.org.

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