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IMAGE+NATION@FIERTÉ

IMAGE+NATION@FIERTÉ all that we are is a series of short films curated by image+nation that speak to and of queer lives and living. Celebrating Montreal image makers and showcasing international storytellers alike, this series, specially curated for Fierté Montréal Pride explores all that we love, all that we are becoming, and all that we are proud to be. 

9-14 AUGUST | 1 programme / day | available to watch & share starting 5pm each day

THANKS all for participating!

previously screened…

Fierté/Pride


TAIWAN PRIDE FOR THE WORLD

Larry Tung | Taiwan | 2020 | 3 min v.o.e.

Last year, more than 400 pride events around the world were canceled because of the pandemic. Taiwan, effectively fighting the virus at that time, decided to hold a pride parade for the world. 



FREE TO BE

Ugenia Stokes | USA | 2020 | 13 min | v.o.e.

Free to Be follows four LGBT2SQ+  individuals through their cultural and social justice work to advocate ALL BLACK LIVES MATTER while showcasing the Black queer community’s cultural impact on the mainstream.  



PRIDE IS PROTEST

Marieke Dermul & Filip Tielens | 2020 | Belgium | 25 min | v.o.e.  

The biggest Pride that ever took place was in June 2019, 50 years after the Stonewall riots. The directors travel to New York City to learn more of the creative protests of many movements within the LGBT2SQ+ community.

TOGETHER


KATINNGAK (TOGETHER)

Glenn Gear | 2020 | Inuit (Nunatsiavut) | 2 min | no dialogue

Through kaleidoscopic visuals and mesmerizing sounds, animal characters from the Big Land (Labrador) bring new life to traditional Inuit throat singing.



IN A HEARTBEAT

Beth David & Esteban Bravo | USA | 2017 | 4 min | no dialogue

A boy runs the risk of being outed by his own heart after it pops out of his chest to chase down the boy of his dreams.



IS YOUR TEEN A HOMOSEXUAL?

Tamara Scherbak | Canada | 2018 | 6 min | english

In this short allegorical comedy that satirizes Trump’s America using the style of “teen hygiene” educational films of the 1950s, Johnny comes out to his family, but stereotypes and prejudices prove to be stronger than family ties.



HEATHER HAS FOUR MOMS

Jeanette L. Buck | USA / UK | 2018 14 min | english

When Heather decides to lose her virginity on her 15th birthday, Mom’s wife must convince Mom, and Mom’s ex, and Mom’s ex’s partner, that it’s time for Heather to have “the talk.” It’s a mother-daughter story. Times four.



REACH THE SKY

Daniel Sterlin-Altman | Canada | 2018 | 6 min | no dialogue

On the open road, three queer friends in three queer cars are separated by an unexpected fork in the road. Reach the Sky is a stop-motion short with heart, fantasy, and a whole lot of yarn.



PAUPIÈRE MAUVE

Gabrielle Demers | Canada | 2017 10 min | v.o.f.s.-t.e.

Emanuelle is training on her stationary bike but she can’† get her mind off the image of Laura. The more she pedals, the more her memories turn to desire.



GOLDEN

Kai Stänicke | Allemage | 2015 | 3 min | no dialogue

A quick-hitting tale of feeling different but discovering your place as part of a shimmering community.

Becoming


LE DOCTORAT (THE PHD)

Maxime S. Girard | Canada | 2020 | 20 min | v.o.f. s.-t.e.

A romantic dinner turns into a ludicrous disaster when Bruno, an anxious psychology student, has to lie to his control-freak boyfriend about what really happened during his PhD’s entrance interview earlier that day.



POR UN BESO

David Valduque | Spain | 2016 | 6 min | v.o. spanish s.-t.e.

Their eyes meeting over a crosswalk, Tomás and Andrea smile at one another, not knowing that this fleeting encounter will mark their destiny.



PITOC E ICINAKOSIAN (ÊTRE DIFFÉRENT)  (BEING DIFFERENT)

Jos-Onimskiw Ottawa-Dubé & Gerry-Ottawa | Canada (Nation atikamekw) | 2019 | 6 min | v.o. atikamekw, f & e. s.-t.e.

A young trans girl recounts her acceptance into her community and family.



WINGS

Carla Fraser | UK | 2019 | 18 min | english

A love story spanning over six decades, Wings follows two Land Army girls during World War II. Starring BAFTA award-winning actresses Miriam Margolyes, and fifties film legend, Virginia Mckenna.

Animation

Top 3 (Topp 3) 

Sofie Edvardsson | Sweden | 2019 | 45 min | v.o. swedish s.-t.e.

With an irresistibly twee, of-the-moment aesthetic, Sofie Edvardsson, the Creative Director of the animation studio Soja, makes her film debut with Simon Österhof’s endearing, list-happy rom-com. This is the love story of David (Jonas Jonsson) and Anton (Eric Ernerstedt), two young men falling into bliss in the MSN Messenger era. There’s only one complication. Anton has a major case of wanderlust, moving to Japan to study and experience another culture before dragging David along on his globetrotting, while David is a homebody, worried that his cozy-fire-at-home personality will not jive forever with Anton’s hike-through-a-jungle exuberance. Edvardsson’s style and Österhof’s substance pair perfectly, the dazzle of snowfall or the explosive, candy-coloured vibrancy of floral wallpaper or an Indian excursion acting as the unpredictable backdrop to David and Anton’s improbable, but oh-so-perfect chemistry. Top 3 reasons Top 3 is a can’t miss film: it’s whimsical, it’s witty, and wow is it ever swoon-worthy. 

Love


LE PIMENT

Patrick Aubert | Canada | 2014 | 7 min | v.o.f.s.-t.a.

The painful awakening of a couple after an evening of fantasy…



THE THINGS YOU THINK I’M THINKING

Sherren Lee | Canada | 2018 | 14 min | v.o.a.

A burn survivor and amputee goes on a date with a non-disabled man for the first time since his accident.



WHEN IN ROME (PAESE CHE VAI)

Luca Padrini | Italy | 2020 | 11 min | v.o. italian s.-t.a. 

Set in a small town in the Italian countryside, this tongue-in-cheek comedy sees Alfredo bringing his African American partner to meet the family with unexpected comic results.



6:23 AM

Geoffrey Breton | UK | 2020 | 4 min | v.o.a.

Having met in a club earlier, two women watch the sun come up together until one of them realises something that could ruin everything.



ODEHIMIN (BAIE DU COEUR)
 

Kijâtai-Alexandra Veillette-Cheezo | Anishnabe | 3 min | v.o. ojibwe, f & a.  

Odehimin is reconnecting with oneself and learning self-love. 



TO YOU MY LOVE

Olivia Gastaldo | USA | 2021 | 5 min | v.o.a.

To You My Love investigates the visual poetry of a love letter.

Montréal

CRY OF THE LOUP-GAROU Glenn Gear | Canada | 2014 | 4 min no dialogue Created in a striking silhouette animation style, Cry of the Loup-garou is a modern-day gothic romance between a remorseful werewolf and an enchanted gargoyle. Agitated emotion and bestial desire emerge from the backlit city gloom.
QUEER NATION (2020) Frigid | Canada | 2020 | 8 min | no dialogue Vintage Queer Montreal: A glimpse into the 90s. Working though the 90s, House of Pride brought Montreal LGBTQ+ people together in the celebration of diversity. 
EVERYTHING MUST GO, MON AMOUR Jocelyn Roy | Canada | 2017 | 9 min | v.o.f.s.-t.a. The existential angst of a young intellectual, when he and his boyfriend witness the destruction of the neighbourhood movie theater where their love story was born.
ROSIE Gail Maurice | Canada | 2018 15 min | v.o.f.& a.s.-t.a. After her mother’s death, a young Indigenous girl is forced to live with her aunt and her two gender-bending best friends. When disaster strikes, the quirky colourful foursome must come together to survive and thrive. A bilingual story about family, misfits and fringe dwellers.
SILVIA DANS LES VAGUES (SILVIA IN THE WAVES) Giovana Olmos | Canada | 2018 | 13 min | v.o.f.s.-t.a. Grief and fantasy entwine in this stunning short to reveal the complex relationship between history and erasure; identity and memory.
CANICULE (HEAT WAVE) Fanny Perreault | Canada | 2019 | 15 min | v.o.f.s.-t.a. Set during the heatwave of July, 1997, Lea, saddled with a broken leg and general preteen malaise, finds a whole new world emerge as she rifles through her older sister’s room.