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ALL THAT WE ARE

11 Demands = 11 Shorts is a program of short films curated by image+nation reflecting Fierté Montréal’s defining commitments to the queer community and demands of society at large. Showcasing films that explore these governing tenets, this collection of local and international queer stories and storytellers masterfully illustrate all that we are, all that we love and all we are proud to be.

​​3 – 13 AUGUST | 11 films | available to watch online & share
7 AUGUST | 1 programme / at Cinéma Moderne – 7pm filmmakers in attendance

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11 DEMANDS
=
11 SHORTS

CHAAC AND YUM

ROBERTO FATAL + XAV S-F | USA | 2021 | 10 MIN | NO DIALOGUE

Inspired by the sacred and ancient relationship between Chaac, the Mayan deity of Rain, and Yum, the Mayan deity of corn, this erotic drama tells a story about two queer, Mayan-descended Two Spirits who meet at a queer San Francisco bar that, upon touching and dancing with one another, realize their connection is ancient. 


BEAST

URVASHI PATHANIA | USA | 2022 | 9 MIN | NO DIALOGUE

A non-binary South Asian teenager uses bharatanatyam dance to explore their gender identity.


WAVE

WRIK MEAD | CANADA | 2021 | 4 MIN | ENGLISH

Tender memories of a first gay embrace, of shock, exhilaration and disavowal animated against the waves of a deep blue lake. 


AMOUR IRISÉ (RAINBOW LOVE)

JULIE ANTOINE, JULIE VAILLANCOURT & LEILA B. | CANADA | 2023 | 3 MIN | NO DIALOGUE

An animated tale of girl meets girl set against a Montreal cityscape. From black and white into vibrant colour, the city comes alive as their recognition and connection grows. 


BEAUTIFUL THEY

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.


NUIT BLONDE

GABRIELLE DEMERS | CANADA | 2022 | 16 MIN | FRENCH S.-T.EN.

At night, Victor walks without supervision to live his life.


THE MAN OF MY DREAMS

TRISTAN SCOTT-BEHRENDS | USA | 2021 | 6 MIN | ENGLISH

Two magnetic lovers traipse around the city streets in a dreamy romance.


IL ÉTAIT UNE FOIS DANS LE VILLAGE GAI (ONCE UPON A TIME IN THE GAY VILLAGE)

RENÉ LEBOEUF  | CANADA | 2022 | 4 MIN | FRENCH + ENGLISH

Once upon a time in the Gay Village is a montage of photos and music telling the story of the founding of Le Parc de l’Espoir, the AIDS memorial park in the heart of Montreal’s Gay Village.


GROWN IN DARKNESS

DEVIN SHEARS | CANADA | 2021 | 17 MIN | ENGLISH

Henry lives alone on his farm growing rhubarb in a dark cellar when his friend Emmanuel arrives to collect the harvest. Together the two spend a few days tentatively exploring the boundaries of their relationship in this short film about loneliness and longing in the later years of life.


IT’S A DATE

NADYA PARFAN | UKRAINE | 2022 | 6 MIN | NO DIALOGUE

Kyiv in 2022. A car races at breakneck speed through the city at dawn. Filmed from a subjective camera angle in a single unedited shot, this film captures the emotions in a state of emergency caused by the war.


DILATING FOR MAXIMUM RESULTS

NYALA MOON | USA | 2023 | 14 MIN | ENGLISH

A whack, irrelevant comedy about a black trans woman who tries to dilate, after four years of not dilating, to hook-up IRL with her online boyfriend.