FUTUR/E/S QUEER UTOPIAS
Let’s imagine a queer utopia! These are poignant predictions of futur/e queer spaces and future-casting queer stories that envoke both hope and caution.
KRYZZ GAUTIER | USA | 2022 | 19 MIN | ENGLISH
In a future world where memories are handled like computer files, two lovers decide to undergo a procedure and have their entire relationship wiped from their brains.
PAULO MENDEL | BRAZIL | 2022 | 6 MIN | PORTUGUESE S.-T.EN.
Inspired by an ancient incubation treatment known as Enkoimeses, this sci-fi queer film portrays Hygieia, Goddess of Health and Hygiene, and daughter of Asclepius, God of Healing, experiencing a powerful awakening. Through a hypnotic and dream-like aesthetic, these spiritual and symbolic entanglements propel an untouchable body into the infinite universe.
ALANA MANGO | USA | 2022 | 4 MIN | ENGLISH
An astronaut encounters an unexpected emergency while on a routine mission, and finds himself jettisoned into space. Isolated, afraid, and losing oxygen, an emotional revelation may provide the will he needs to survive. Black Box is a story of victory over fear, survival against all odds, and the courage of love.
BIGGER ON THE INSIDE
ANGELO MADSEN MINAX | USA | 2022 | 12 MIN | ENGLISH
From a snowy, wooded cabin a trans man stargazes, SCRUFF chats with guys, watches YouTube tutorials, takes drugs (and lies about taking drugs), all to feel his way through the human drive to be filled with something, to transcend embodiment. A film about architecture: interior and exterior, the micro and macro, bodily insides as cosmology, passageways and portals, loneliness and the immensity of longing.
EMILE VIENS | CANADA | 2021 | 13 MIN | ENGLISH
After its space pod crashes, an alien telepathically calls for help, causing a grieving man to have hallucinations of his deceased boyfriend.
THE FIRST GOODBYE
ALI MASHAYEKHI | CANADA | 2020 | 8 MIN | ENGLISH
A woman downloads an app that helps connect her to her estranged wife for a brief time.
RAMON J. GONI | USA | 2022 | 8 MIN | ENGLISH
A scientist creates a companion in the image of a man he’s falling out of love with, failing to reach perfection, and falling in love with fiction. S1NGULAR is a retro-psycho thriller about our sometimes narcissistic, sometimes solipsistic relationship to technology, ourselves, and how we can evolve with it or succumb to its overreaching power.