AD LIB, 2018, 6.60 minutes, Dir: Leire Acham, Spain. Through dance and music, two people discover their love and face a world that wants to restrict it.
CARLITO LEAVES FOREVER (Carlito Se Va Para Siempre), 2018, 7.40 minutes, Dir: Quentin Lazzarotto, Peru. CALIFORNIA PREMIERE. A short poetic film following Carlito, a young man living in an indigenous village in the heart of the Amazonian jungle, who decides to leave and change his life forever.
HEADSPACE, 2017, 4 minutes, Dir: Jake Graf, U.K. A rare and intimate glimpse into the trials and tribulations faced by transgendered folks on a daily basis.
MISDIRECTION, 2018, 13.58 minutes, Dir: Carly Usdin, USA. CALIFORNIA PREMIERE. Camila is an average college freshman with an obsessive-compulsive disorder and a big, gay crush on her roommate. After both situations come to a head in a near car crash, Camila is stuck trying to find a distraction. A chance encounter with a street magician teaches her to channel her misguided energy into a new hobby, and to open her heart to new possibilities.
MILLER & SON, 2018, 21.28 minutes, Dir: Asher Jelinsky, USA. CALIFORNIA PREMIERE. A transwoman mechanic lives between running her family’s auto shop during the day and expressing her femininity at night, until an unforeseen event threatens the balance of her compartmentalized life.
P-175, 2018, 9.25 minutes, Dir: Astor Stark, France/USA. U.S. PREMIERE. In the heart of WW2, a homosexual Jew accidentally runs into a Nazi SS officer while hiding in the forest.
RUOK, 2018, 12.45 minutes, Dir: Jay Russell, USA. CALIFORNIA PREMIERE. Best friends Alex and Bryan have a bitter fight, entirely via text message, when one of them sleeps with the other one’s crush. But, just as things seem to settle down, an unexpected development may lead to yet another rift.
THE HANDYMAN, 2018, 8.30 minutes, Dir: JC Calciano, USA. WEST COAST PREMIERE. A single, gay man schemes creative ways to have a hunky repairman repeatedly return to his home to fix things. But suddenly the fantasies become more than either of them expected.
THRIVE, 2019, 16.49 minutes, Dir: Jamie Di Spirito, U.K. A hook-up between two young men, who have a connection, becomes apparent they’re looking for different things.
VIBES, 2018, 6.30 minutes, Dir: Bane Fakih, USA. US PREMIERE. Mayssa is looking for a sexual release to cure her recent depression but luck – and her mother – are not on her side.