2016 Out Here Now Short Film Competition
Thursday, June 30 | 5:45pm
Tivoli Cinemas in Westport
No Admission Charge - Donations welcomed at the Door
Join us for this popular closing night event, where you will have the opportunity to watch the finalists selected for the 2016 OUT HERE NOW Short Film Competition each with a running time of less than 10 minutes.
When you arrive, you'll receive your very own judge's ballot on which you will write your private ranking for each film. At the end of the showcase, the ballots are tallied, and the filmmaker whose film has the highest overall ranking will win the $100 cash prize.
This year's finalists are:
Jean seeks quiet during the post-funeral gathering for her son, James. However, her solace is interrupted by his longtime boyfriend, a virtual stranger to her.
As he prepares for the biggest opportunity of his career, a closeted movie actor must choose between superstardom and the love of his life.
Gabriel, a shy boy, decides to resort to the services of Eva, a transgender prostitute. He isn't able to make love with her, but then, their meeting takes an unexpected turn, and becomes an unusual first time.
A transgender woman reunites with her estranged brother after the death of their abusive mother in order to divide the estate.
A puppet reveals a startling secret to his human parents during dinner.
A SINNER LIKE YOU
An intimate look into the themes of racism and homophobia in the South, as told by RCA recording artist, Parson James.
When Barrie goes to scatter his husband's ashes at their favourite mountain peak, he is confronted with the sight of a man about to jump to his death from the cliff edge.
The story of a boy's first crush told through dance, exploring the journey your mind takes the first time you touch someone you love.
BIG STAR | Directed by Sara Cross | USA | 2016 | 6 min
EVA | Directed by Florent Médina | France | 2016 | 10 min
JACKIE | Directed by James Fanizza | USA | 2016 | 9 min
THE PUPPET | Directed by Mark Bessenger | USA | 2016 | 9 min
A SINNER LIKE YOU | Directed by Sam Ludwig | USA | 2016 | 7 min
SOULS | Directed by Daniel Gage | U.K. | 2016 | 8 min
SWIRL | Directed by Lance McDaniel| USA | 2016 | 6 min
ABOUT JAMES | Directed by Christopher Nold | USA | 2016 | 7 min