QUEER SHORTS ONE
The Queer Shorts One Session contains film about drag, realness, masculinity, fragility, whispering, sex, tears and dolphins.
Short Film programme showcasing top quality queer shorts from Australia and around the world.
The Queer Shorts Sessions are always a festival highlight.
*Film list is not in presentation order and in rare occasions can be subject to change
DATE: 10 Mar 2018
TIME: 5:00 pm
LOCATION: New Farm Cinemas
DURATION: 100 mins
Director Meaghan Palmer
Run Time 15min
Ben gets caught up in a homophobic drug raid in a Melbourne gay nightclub in 1994.
Language Arabic & Swedish with English subtitles
Director Victor Lindgren
Run Time 11min
The sea. High waves. Dark water. A border fence, two men in hiding. Their flight begins. Only one of them will reach Sweden.
One of the men is played by Abdi Aziis, who himself has fled from Somalia to Sweden in order to escape the oppression and persecution of gay men.
MEN DON'T WHISPER
Director Jordan Firstman
Run Time 22min
The real-life couple attempt to have sex with women in order to prove their masculinity to one another.
a LOVE BITES ABC Arts and Screen Australia initiative
Director Jermaine D’Vauz
Run Time 15min
FEZ is a high energy, short spectacle celebrating Samoan-Australian entertainer Fez Faanana and his trailblazing artistic journey from growing up in small town Ipswich, Queensland to representing Australia on the world stage in dazzling drag, with his co-founded all male burlesque company "Briefs Factory".
Director Dean W Law
Run Time 25min
When the victim of a violent hate attack joins a gay gun club, he finds himself caught between two rival gay rights activists seeking to manipulate his story for their own agendas - one the club's charismatic leader, the other his domineering partner.
Language No dialogue
Director Tuo Kan
Run Time 4min
A story about the one and only Pink Dolphin living in the ocean looking for his companions and trying to survive from the assaults and taunts of other sea creatures. This animation is made for mourning the 49 lives that were taken in 2016 Orlando gay nightclub shooting.