IMAGE+NATION@FIERTÉ Montreal Pride 2022 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 Montreal Pride 2022 explores all that we love, all that we are becoming, and all that we are proud to be.
1-7 AUGUST | 1 programme / day | available to watch & share
Thank you for participating!
HOW NOT TO DATE WHILE TRANS
Nyala Moon | USA | 2021 | 12 min | english
A break-the-fourth-wall dark comedy, How Not To Date While Trans follows the dating life of a black trans woman and the problematic men she meets along the way.
Cloudy Rhodes | Australia | 2020 | 10 min | english
Violet and Blue’s youth collide in an early morning toke that leads to the ocean, where connection stirs. A tender, uplifting queer surf-romance about the nuance of gender and the refuge found in being truly seen.
PARLE-MOI (TALK TO ME)
Jules de Niverville | Canada | 2021 | 14 min | no dialogue
A 14-minute narrative film about not fitting in… in an over-the-top kind of way.
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.
MAKE ME A KING
Sofia Olins | UK | 2021 | 16 min | english
Ari performs as a Jewish Drag King, much to the confusion of their family. Idolizing real-life hero, Pepi Littman, who carved out a space for Drag Kings over 100 years ago, they use this history to open up a space for acceptance in the present.
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.
SHE WHISTLES (KWÊSKOSÎW)
Thirza Cuthand | Canada | 2021 | 12 min | english
On the way to her girlfriend’s place, a Cree Lesbian is assaulted by her cab driver. Amidst the struggle, she discovers a deadly supernatural power that may help solve the mystery of her mother’s disappearance.
FREE TO BE
Ugenia Stokes | USA | 2021 | 12 min | english
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.
NOOR & LAYLA
Fawzia Marzi | Canada | 2021 | 13 min | english
Noor and Layla are breaking up. Is it the end of the road for these two Muslim women… or is it the beginning? Noor & Layla is about reclaiming ritual through the love story of two queer, Muslim women, told at five different moments in their relationship, marked by the five calls to prayer.
Patrick Aubert | Canada | 2014 | 7 min | french s.-t.en
The painful awakening of a couple after an evening of fantasy…
Gabrielle Demers | Canada | 2017 | 9 min | french s.-t.en
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.
ODEHIMIN (BAIE DU COEUR)
Kijâtai-Alexandra Veillette-Cheezo | Anishnabe | 3 min | ojibwe, french + english
Odehimin is reconnecting with oneself and learning self-love.
Kai Stänicke | Germany | 2015 | 3 min | no dialogue
A quick-hitting tale of feeling different but discovering your place as part of a shimmering community.
HOUSE OF PRIDE / BALLROOM BOUDOIR
Frigid + Stephen LaReign Hues | Canada | 2021 | 4 min | no dialogue
Montreal art collective House of Pride takes you behind the scenes to experience their innovative work in drag, dance and performance art. Gender bending, ground-breaking, outrageous, legendary, queer, feminine power!
LÈVRES BLEUES (BLUE LIPS)
Philippe Hamelin | Canada | 2020 | 7 min | french s.t.-en
Using synthetic images, the gorgeous animation, Lèvres bleues (Blue Lips) reconstructs the memory of a loving moment.
ARE YOU STILL WATCHING?
Alex Cardy, Tali Polichtuk + Kitty Chrystal | Australia | 2021 | 6 min | english
Jamie keeps themselves entertained bingeing on queer film and TV during lockdown but mere escapism turns sensual when they start having sexual delusions involving their favourite queer characters. Are You Still Watching? explores the emancipatory power of the queer imagination, combining erotic fan fiction tropes, magical realism and a firm camp sensibility.