A driven boxer, a conflicted Reverend and embracing the glorious beast within through dance, these are explorations and evolutions all striving towards a similar goal: becoming one’s full, TRUE self.
THE BIRTH OF A BEAUTIFUL BUTCH
ANDI OBARSKI | USA | 2021 | 3 MIN | NO DIALOGUE
The Birth of a Beautiful Butch is a story about Alex, a queer high school senior, caught between who she is and who she is proudly going to be.
THE LIFE IN MY FISTS (A VIDA EM MEUS PUNHOS)
MARÍLIA HUGHES GUERREIRO | BRAZIL | 2022 | 30 MIN | PORTUGUESE S.-T.EN.
Olympic medalist Adriana Araújo cannot find sponsorship but wants to keep on fighting to fulfill her dream of winning the world title.
URVASHI PATHANIA | USA | 2022 | 9 MIN | NO DIALOGUE
A non-binary South Asian teenager uses bharatanatyam dance to explore their gender identity.
MAISSA LIHEDHEB | GERMANY | 2022 | 18 MIN | GERMAN S.-T.EN.
In the wake of the Black Lives Matter movement and the ongoing conversation of what it’s like to exist as a racialized body in the West, what’s often left out are moments that happen during intimacy. Dogfriend tells the story of two people searching to be seen, and realizing what it means to see each other.
FABIA MARTIN | UNITED KINGDOM | 2021 | 16 MIN | ENGLISH
Once, Neil’s life was a spontaneous festival of frivolity, friends and funk music. Now, it’s one of sermons, weekly bingo and ready-meals. Neil (aka The Rev), has chosen a life of the cloth above a life of liberalism and is convinced that his sexuality and extroverted personality is incompatible with his religious beliefs. This is the story of that struggle.
CHAZ HARRIS | NEW ZEALAND | 2022 | 10 MIN | ENGLISH
A closeted young gay man is tormented by a masked assailant threatening to out him.