ENGAGED, 2018, 16.58 minutes, Dir: David Scala, USA. SAN DIEGO ALUMNI FILMMAKER. Darren keeps trying – and failing – to propose to his boyfriend Elliot. When their relationship is put into an uncomfortable spotlight during a friend’s outrageous engagement party, Darren realizes he actually might be self-sabotaging himself due to unresolved insecurities about his sexuality.
GAY CAMP, 2018, 10.07 minutes, Dir: Mark Marchillo, USA. SAN DIEGO FILMMAKER. In a world where most of the population is gay, children who exhibit "straight" tendencies are sent to Camp Sohomo in order to convert them back to their natural homosexual lifestyle.
HE DRINKS, 2018, 6 minutes, Dir: Michael Varrati, USA: With their relationship in peril, Chris and Bram decide to seek out the aid of a respected couple’s therapist. However, as she digs into their case, the good doctor discovers that their problems may be far more complicated than she initially thought.
KATHY, 2018, 17 minutes, Dir: Jonathan Hammond, USA. SAN DIEGO FILMMAKER. The true(ish) story of a young boy and his mother who held afternoon exorcisms in the living room – and the new friend who is so "Godly", she may as well be wicked.
LONE WOLF, 2019, 7 minutes, Dir: January Jones, Australia. WORLD PREMIERE. Determined to fit in at a sleepover, 15-year-old Sam ignores cruel taunts from mean girl Blair and her growing feelings for her new friend Willow. But she can’t ignore the strange things happening to her body.
MANKIND, 2018, 13 minutes, Dir: Layke Anderson, U.K. WEST COAST PREMIERE. A restless young man wants to leave love the Earth behind. This film reflects the idea that human beings are explorers by nature, and the consequences of standing still for too long.
MOTHER’S DAY (Anneler Günü), 2019, 8.09 minutes, Dir: Merve Cagla Dincer, Germany. WORLD PREMIERE. A story of two women who are trying to come to terms with different losses that ultimately change the course of each other’s lives.
PEPITAS, 2018, 8 minutes, Dir: Alessandro Sampaoli, Italy. CALIFORNIA PREMIERE. Andrea, despite being over thirty, still lives at home with his mother & visually-impaired grandmother. His family doesn’t know, but he has a part-time job.
ROMANCE IS DEAD, 2018, 13 minutes, Dir: Todd Jackson, USA. SAN DIEGO FILMMAKER. Finding it hard to cope with the loss of his fiancé, Donovan turns to his best friend, Adam, to implement a crazy plan to get him back.
STEPS IN THE NIGHT (Pasos en la Noche), 2018, 8.26 minutes, Dir: Daniel Garcia, USA. SAN DIEGO FILMMAKER. In mid-1990’s Tijuana, a closeted gay man enters a local Cumbia competition in the hopes of dancing with a man whom he’s secretly admired.