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A questioning Rabbi, the consequences of falling for the wrong person, strange developments when a night is spent alone, an exploration of life's ifs and buts and how witnessing a brutual incident led one individual on the path to LGBT activism are just some of the stories behind this years shorts.


TASTY  MEAGHAN PALMER | AUSTRALIA | 2016 | 15 min Queer teen, Ben is faced with the realities of his recently discovered sexual/gender identity when he is caught up in a homophobic police drug-raid in a gay nightclub in 1994.

GODDESS  KARISHMA DUBE | INDIA | 2017 | 13 min  Set in New Delhi, a closeted lesbian risks family and social boundaries as she pursues her household maid, Devi.

THE RABBI  URIYA HERTZ | ISRAEL | 2016 | 20 min  Michael is a charismatic and much-admired Rabbi at a Jerusalem Yeshiva. When his favourite student, Gadi, shares with him his innermost secrets, Michael’s familiar, secure world comes into question.

RUSALKA  WES HURLEY (POTATO) | USA | 2017 | 9 min  An eclectic mix of Hans Christian Andersen’s The Little Mermaid retold by Tom of Finland and a homage to early gay erotic films, equals Rusalka, set to the music of Antonín Dvořák’s opera of the same name and starring burlesque icons Luminous Pariah and Chris Harder.

HALF A LIFE  TAMARA SHOGAOLOU | EGYPT, NETHERLANDS, USA | 2017 | 12 min  After a traumatic encounter, a young, gay Egyptian joins the LGBT rights movement. When his safety is jeopardized, he must choose whether to stay in the country he loves or seek asylum elsewhere as a refugee.

PUSSY  RENATA GASIOROWSKA | POLAND | 2016 | 8 min  A young woman decides to spend the evening alone at home, but not everything goes according to plan.

BEAUTIFUL FIGURE  HAJNI KIS | HUNGARY | 2016 | 16 min  A high-school cleaning lady falls in love with one of the female students in the school.

DUSK  JAKE GRAF | UK | 2017 | 15 min  Growing up in England of the 1950s, young Chris Winters struggles to fit into the gender roles dictated by wider society. Chris meets dream woman Julie and life lightens a little, but the growing feeling that their life is a life half-lived haunts Chris, who is torn by ‘what ifs’.


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