Beautifully presented stories from near and far that dive into nuances of LGBT experiences through memorable and moving performances.
The 2016 finalists for Best Dramatic Short Film are presented in this special matinee showcase. If you'd like to participate in the judging, you can pick-up an official ballot at the box office along with your ticket. Your rankings will be blended with the festival's jury rankings to help determine this year's winner.
The nominees are:
As dawn creeps across London, two lost outcasts meet in the darkness, more afraid of themselves than each other. As the sun begins to rise, and the veil of night is lifted, the pair are forced to look at themselves and face the harsh reality that life is sometimes what you make it, and that in the cold light of day, it takes more than the eyes to see inside a soul.
After a lifetime together, time has stopped for an elderly couple as they prepare to say goodbye. .
On London's Southbank, a twenty-something girl, wanders the riverside taking unusual Polaroid photos of seemingly irrelevant sights. Why is she taking pictures with empty frames? Why today? And why, in particular, The Queen's Walk along the Southbank? 'Queen's Mile' is a heartwarming story of a young woman's courage in coping with depression, in her own unique way
SIXTH GRADE SLOW DANCE
At the last party before they separate to different junior high schools, Amit, a young gay boy, hopes to finally get to dance a slow dance with his best friend, Noam.
After falling deeply in love, two women struggle with domesticity and their opposite personalities.
Two estranged brothers, one gay and one conservative Christian, are forced to reunite when their mother (Susan Blakely) takes to her bed and is unable to speak. The film also stars Mary Wilson, a founding member of legendary Motown music group THE SUPREMES.
An increasingly desolate teenage schoolboy creates a coded language using paint colour sample cards to express his secret desires and feelings for the object of his affection.
PARTING | Directed by Dimitris Toulias | U.K. | 2016 | 10 min
SKETCHES | Directed by Savannah Rogers | USA | 2016 | 7 min
DAWN | Directed by Jake Graf | U.K. | 2016 | 14 min
QUEEN'S MILE | Directed by Martin Delaney | U.K. | 2016 | 10 min
SIXTH GRADE SLOW DANCE | Directed by Yotam Cytter | Israel | 2016 | 17 min
TRUE COLOURS | Directed by Ben Croker | Australia | 2016 | 11 min
SPEAK | Directed by Marc Saltarell | USA | 2016 | 21 min