ENCOUNTERS / AMOURS
Encounters can be fraught with apprehension, with anticipation, with that butterflies-in-the-stomach feeling. Or a combination of all three! These provocative, yet heart-affirming tales offer up all the feels.
DEREK NGUYEN | USA | 2022 | 15 MIN | ENGLISH
When a grieving couple go to a “rental family” agency to hire an actor to role-play their dead son, they discover that their evening of remembrance is more than they bargained for.
TONY MOORE + WESLEY QUINN | USA | 2022 | 11 MIN | FRENCH
A chance encounter with a stranger at a record store leads Kevin on an over-thinker’s journey to discover what this new relationship is.
ANDY REID | CANADA | 2022 | 9 MIN | ENGLISH
When a young gay man suspects he has an STI, he goes in for testing and discovers the older man he recently slept with is a doctor at the clinic.
TICKLE WHERE IT HURTS
ESTEBAN A. CATALÁN | MEXICO | 2022 | 19 MIN | SPANISH S.-T.EN.
Nicolas is out clubbing with the sole purpose of drowning his sorrows in booze and the embrace of nameless men. His night, however, is interrupted when he runs into Luka, an attractive and carefree guy with whom he has history. This unexpected reunion brings back old feelings and changes the course of Nicolas’s night.
JULIEN CADIEUX | CANADA | 2021 | 7 MIN | FRENCH
A country road in a bucolic landscape. But this Acadian beach is not only for tourists.
HARRY SABULIS | AUSTRALIA | 2022 | 12 MIN | ENGLISH
A lonely lumberjack in rural Queensland goes to a gay bar for the first time to find love.
A TRILLION MILES WEST OF BRADFORD
HAMISH ROBERSON | UNITED KINGDOM | 2021 | 22 MIN | ENGLISH
After losing his partner in a car accident, Ricky travels to a parallel universe to find the alternative version of his boyfriend and start fresh, however he only has ten minutes before his body will shut down.